Carers Link East Dunbartonshire
Carers Link East Dunbartonshire

Charity registered in Scotland SC034447

Carers Link is a dedicated ‘one-stop shop’ for carers in East Dunbartonshire. We currently support and encourage nearly 1200 carers each year by providing support, information, advocacy, courses, groups and a listening ear. We want carers to have the best possible quality of life, both while they are caring for someone and if their caring role ends.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

Carers Link is a busy local organisation that supports families in East Dunbartonshire. There is an experienced team of 14 staff & over 50 volunteers who support those that look after family or friends.

During the winter of 19/20, we had extensively consulted about our Vision and Strategic Priorities. We had just started worked on turning this into a new 5-year Strategic Plan when the pandemic struck! We are therefore seeking additional Board Members to help in the overseeing of our strategic development and direction and, afterwards, in the achievement of our aims.

What are we looking for?

We are keen to hear from people in particular with backgrounds in:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Digital Strategy
  • Finance Management
  • Business Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Legal (Community Care Law in particular)

A knowledge of the voluntary, health or social work sectors would be an advantage. We are also keen to hear from anyone who has personal caring experience, either now or in the past.

Of course, given the pandemic, you should be comfortable using e-mail and Zoom - or at least willing to get comfortable. Technical support will be provided if needed.

What will you be doing?

Board Meetings are currently held every 2 months although we may be moving to quarterly. There are also occasional subgroup or development meetings in-between. However additional discussion/updates are done throughout the year by e-mail.

Pre-pandemic, meetings were held at our office in Milngavie, however now of course we are using Zoom! Should life ever go back to normal, our offices are just 5 minutes’ walk from the railway station with direct rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.