Carers - Board Member
When We Need You
From 04/09/2006 onwards
Part of the Boards success is through having members with a range of skills, however, it is vital that we involve people who are not only committed to Carers Link and our support of Carers, but who also represent the diversity of caring in East Dunbartonshire. You may be interested in volunteering as a Board Member because of your personal caring experiences. You might be volunteering to gain experience or to learn something new or you might have key skills or knowledge that would be useful in our staffing, finance/fundraising or marketing sub groups. The main responsibility is to ensure Carers Link runs efficiently, that our funds are spent properly, to monitor the progress of the organisation's work and to make sure that as we grow, we continue to meet the needs of local Carers.
About Carers Link, East Dunbartonshire
The vision of Carers Link will be achieved through provision of information, support and care to all carers within East Dunbartonshire. We will endeavour to meet the needs of carers including former carers, carers in crisis and those facing emergencies, new or sudden carers, hidden carers and care organisations. We also aim to work in partnership with other organisations to ensure effective use of resources, knowledge and skills.
Skills & Experience
Good communication skills, comfortable with reading short reports, team work and commitment to the organisation.
Meetings take place in Milngavie Enterprise Centre and are held every 2 months. Dates and Times are set at the start of each year for all meetings.
Legislation from Companies House and Charity Law
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Initial contact - brief telephone chat, then meeting with CEO and Chairperson Board Information Pack and awareness training re org, carer issues and legal responsibilities Continues support throughout duration of placement from all Carers link staff.
40p per mile or public transport costs on receipt. Paid on submission of claim form.
Frequency & Commitment
3 - hours bi monthly with a minimum commitment of 12 months
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
5 Dalrymple Court
Contact: East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action
Tel: 0141 578 6680