Fife Migrants Forum (FMF) is a registered Scottish charity serving as an information discovery point, primarily, but not exclusively, to members from migrant and ethnic minority communities in Fife. FMF provides the following services:
· a multilingual advice and information service;
· advocacy and casework support;
· employability support;
· IT support;
· Personal development opportunities.
FMF also works in collaboration with mainstream service providers and other third sector organisations to provide tailored support to their client groups.
Fife Migrants Forum is looking to fill 3 Board Members vacancy roles to setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring its long-term success. They must ensure, working alongside the Leadership Team, that the organisation achieves its aims and objectives efficiently, effectively and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Board members will be expected to attend and contribute to Board Meetings which happen every 2 months on a Monday evening, plus participation in additional sub committees as required, and attend 2 to 3 half days on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm for Development and Strategy Days.
An annual review to identify training and development needs will be carried out by the Board as a group event.
We offer extensive training including an Induction Training and ongoing support. Travel expenses will be paid at .40 pence per mile.
The right candidate will have a mix of skills:
- Social Media knowledge and management / Finance, Accounting, Bookkeeping / Human Resources, legal
- Leadership skills
- Knowledge and understanding of migration (desired but not essential)
- Strategic thinking and decision making
- Good communication skills in verbal and writing
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
What is expected from you:
- Have a commitment to the purpose, mission and values of Fife Migrants Forum
- Have a strong interest in working on the advancement of Fife Migrants Forum
- Have cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation of different cultural needs
- Act morally and ethically in accordance with the values of Fife Migrants Forum
- Avoid Conflicts of interest
- Understand the need to base decisions on what is good for Fife Migrants Forum
- Accept accountability for group decisions so that the Board of Directors speaks with one voice
- Can dedicate 2 or 3 hours a week to your board work for a term of four (4) years
- Prepare for all meetings and conference calls in advance and actively participate in all of them
- Efficiently use technology to respond to online communications (emails, web meetings, conference calls)
- Maintain confidentiality
- Have institutional support for their service during the four year term.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.
Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/consequences and make an informed choice based on this.
You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.
As the posts will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening and weekends and may also include sleepovers and on-calls you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.