When We Need You
From 14/02/2012 to 04/06/2013
Health Opportunities Team is a young people’s health promotion project specialising in sexual health and emotional well-being. Our principle areas of service delivery are the Portobello/Craigmillar and Liberton/Gilmerton areas of Edinburgh. We also support the development of health promotion work with young people throughout the Lothians. You can help: Shape an organisation through contributing towards the team’s vision, goals and objectives, translate your existing skills into the context of a dynamic youth charity, support work with vulnerable young people in Edinburgh by being a reliable and informed consultant to the management of the organisation, share your sound business sense to ensure the long-term success of the organisation, support the acquisition of funds for our work, develop the working practices and management of a small charity, steer the planning of a growing organisation, offer something back to the community.
About Health Opportunities Team
Health Opportunities Team is a young people's health promotion project specialising in sexual health and emotional well-being. Our mission is to provide evidence- based learning and development opportunities, in a variety of settings, to improve young people's emotional, social and sexual well-being. We work in partnership with a wide range of individuals and organisations to develop innovative and flexible services and to promote and share best practice. Our Aims: to deliver a variety of learning and development opportunities that are freely availabe for young people to access in the following environments: schools, informal community settings, streets and drop-ins; to enable young people's voice to be heard through advocacy and youth participation; to build the capacity of professionals through training, development and consultancy.For young people ( 12 - 25 ) in Liberton/Gilmerton and Portobello/Craigmillar areas of Edinburgh.
Skills & Experience
The ability to understand and analyse information provided, the ability to contribute to discussions and to raise appropriate questions throughout the decision making process, the ability to manage time and prepare for meetings, the ability to be part of a team, the ability to take responsibility and to lead and well developed interpersonal skills.
The Board of Directors meets quarterly, on a Tuesday evening between 5.30 and 7.30 at our Craigmillar Office at 1A Queen’s Walk. Some attendance at Sub-group meetings (approximately 4 hours a month). Take 2, 14, 30 and 21 Buses to Niddrie Mains Road.
Training and Induction Details
Meeting the Team, going over the role, provided with information on all policies/procedures, finance information and any other relevant information about specific projects. Team-Board development Away days.
Travel expenses paid.
Frequency & Commitment
Meetings last for 2 hours, every 3 months. Some additional time is required to suit the requirements of the agency.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
1a Queens Walk
Contact: Niki Powers
Tel: 0131 468 4600