Charity registered in Scotland SC051325
Central Wellbeing SCIO is looking to expand their team. They are looking for a self motivated person to support the work of the charity, especially by providing communications and administrative support, as well as assisting with groups and events. Great writing skills and a lived experience of poor metal health (in yourself or a loved one) are required
Join our Board – Central Wellbeing SCIO
Main Purpose of post:
To play a full part in the governance of the charity, bringing particular expertise in finance, fundraising or marketing and communications.
Who are we? Central Wellbeing SCIO facebook.com/CentralWellbeingFalkirk Central Wellbeing SCIO is a new mental health charity, we were established with the support from Outside the Box Development Support Ltd (OTBDS) in October 2021. OTBDS works across Scotland, they have worked in the Falkirk area since 2015 and they have earned a reputation for developing great ideas into successful projects. In 2021 it was decided that the current projects in Falkirk would sit better within in its own charity.
Central Wellbeing SCIO has been officially running the Falkirk projects as of 1st April 2022. The Falkirk staff have transferred from OTBDS and have been building on the existing good work and reputation. Everyone involved with Central Wellbeing, be it staff or the Board, have lived experience of poor mental health or for caring for someone who does.
Central Wellbeing runs peer support groups for people whose mental health and wellbeing is not as good as it could be. We also run community events and workshops.
Central Wellbeing SCIO’s strategy over the next three years focusses on two key areas of activity: providing opportunities for people to support each other through peer support groups and raising awareness of how everyone can look after their mental health. Everyone has mental health same as physical health, but not everyone understands how to look after it.
We are led by our values, and it’s imperative that all our Trustees share them:
We see everyone as a whole person, with valid experiences, talents and their own way of living
We recognise that lived experience is valuable learning and we use it in everything we do
We support people to help each other
We offer people choice as everyone is different
We work with others and promote looking after mental wellbeing as a need for everyone
The roles:We currently have 6 Trustees, but we’re keen to add to the team, especially people who would be interested in serving as Chair or Treasurer. This is a very exciting time to join Central Wellbeing SCIO as we are approaching our second year. We have grown our staff team, increased the number of groups we offer, and we have opened premises in the centre of town. We have been inundated with people dropping in to see us and we can see the need for our projects to further develop to meet this growing need.
As we’re still in the early stages of our story, we seek people who would like to help us shape Central Wellbeing to become one of the household names in Falkirk. We need individuals who have:
• finance and fundraising experience to help us ensure we can continue making a difference to people in Falkirk
• marketing and communications experience to help us raise our profile and reach more people
As we are championing lived experience, we seek Trustees with personal understanding of poor mental health. The Central Wellbeing SCIO board meets 4 times a year, typically for a two-hour meeting held in the evening in Falkirk. Board papers are distributed in advance. In addition, trustees are invited to community events to engage with our partners and user groups. We would be open to the trustees working closely with the small staff team so there would be an opportunity to work collaboratively on specific marketing and or other projects.
About you: The charity welcomes applicants that reflect the diversity of the community we serve. We value the diversity of opinion, thought and experience that a new board member can bring. The appointment may appeal to an experienced person wishing to volunteer their expertise for the benefit of the community, and from individuals who share our values
The role will be supporting the work of Central Wellbeing SCIO. We are a mental health charity providing peer support groups, workshops and community events.
Our work aims to support and encourage people to help each other. We are working towards a vision where everyone in the Falkirk area:
There is more about the work we do on our page: facebook.com/CentralWellbeingFalkirk
Your tasks will be:
About the person we need
You are a friendly, approachable and non judgmental person, able to work with people individually as well as part of a group.
You will have relevant experience of supporting project delivery, including organising events, planning out activities and managing deadlines.
You will be comfortable with working with members of the public and organisations, including collecting feedback.
You will be available to do this work in between your other commitments and able to fit with the project timescales.
You have experience of working as part of a small team and of planning and completing work with colleagues within agreed timescales.
You have access to a car.
You will report to Ania Sandland, CEO responsible for overall project delivery and reporting.
We do not expect this work to need PVG membership, as it does not involve spending time alone with children or with other vulnerable people. You will be aware and responsible on related issues, and work in ways that keep everyone safe, and will work to established good practice as set out in the Central Wellbeing policies and handbook.
You are working on a self-employed basis and take responsibly for National Insurance, tax and pension arrangements.