Seeking Board members — 3 positions available
At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We work in some of the lowest SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020) areas in Edinburgh and the young people we work with often experience socio-economic deprivation. Many are disengaged from education, experiencing mental health problems and relationship breakdowns. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.
This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.
We are a grassroots charity committed to delivering incredible impact for young people. We are seeking new board members to help us drive forward our ambitious growth strategy and diversification, joining our recently appointed CEO to develop and implement the future work of U-evolve.
We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds who will add diverse perspectives and skills to U-evolve. We are particularly keen to see applications from those with strategic level experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Commercial or social enterprise
• Charity experience
Previous Board experience is not required, but proven experience in a leadership role is.
Do you want to make a real difference to someone’s life? Do you have skills and experience that can be used to support me with my intensive health and well-being programme? This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, develop your practice in a Person-Centred way and build on your current skill and knowledge base.
I use a wheelchair and the programme will include supporting me to develop positive sleep and nutrition routines. You will need to be a good communicator, compassionate and patient. Experience in care work is not essential; I am seeking people willing to work creatively with me. You need to be open to learning as well as taking instructions and using your own initiative.
In recognition of the particular skills needed and the relatively short-term nature of this contract the hourly rate is £19 plus seven days paid holiday.
Two PAs are required – 20hrs/wk each, the rota to include two weekends a month plus cover as required.
This role might appeal to newly qualified Allied Health Professional, Social Worker or Therapist looking for an opportunity to build on training and skills and experience of working in partnership with a person requiring support.
Interested? Intrigued? Are you ready for a new and unique role in the area of social care?