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Volunteering Opportunity: VO75445

  • Trustee
    with Seescape.

    Created/last updated: 24/09/2020

    About this opportunity:seescape is seeking new trustees to help the charity as we grow and develop Based in in Kirkcaldy, Fife, seescape is a well-established charity working to improve the independence and quality of life of those who have sight impairment, their families and carers
     •  seescape believes that it is important to raise awareness of the needs of sight impaired people by changing attitudes and breaking down the barriers that prevent people living with sight impairment being full and active members of society
     •  seescape provides a diverse range of activities and support to its beneficiaries
     •  This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the charity as it seeks to grow and develop
     •  The role may appeal to people with a background and skills in one or more of the following areas: eye health, business planning and development, fundraising, HR, IT, charity governance or marketing
     •  seescape would like to appoint trustees to complement the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control
     •  Ideally the candidate would be someone with an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector
     •  Most importantly they will have some strategic expertise and understanding of good governance
     •  The charity is keen to bring additional skills to its board, however, seescape is keen to attract applicants from a diverse audience so other skills will also be welcomed
     •  There are 8 Board meetings each year and these are currently being held virtually by Zoom
     •  Carl Hodson, CEO, by email carl
     • [email protected]
     • org
     • uk or call 01592 644979
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:The induction process would be agreed with each volunteer and would include provision of documentation relating to the organisation. The volunteer would be invited to spend time meeting staff, being trained on guiding techniques and accompanying outreach visits. A named contact would be available to answer any questions and consideration would be given to a mentor trustee
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:We are looking for individuals who are interested in supporting a local Fife charity and who have skills and experience in HR, accounting eye health and service delivery

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; Interview

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsKirkcaldy

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.