Charity registered in Scotland SC000487
You will work alongside people with lived experience of mental health recovery and local organisations to develop a peer led Mental Wealth Academy for Dundee. The Academy will develop and share learning about experiences of mental health, wellbeing, and self-management by delivering:
· Peer led training
· Peer led and professionally supported research
· Pathways into accreditation and employment
· Practical coping skills and self-management techniques
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action are looking for new trustees to support our organisation to grow and develop.
DVVA is an independent charity that aims to ensure the third sector (like charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups) is robust, resilient and delivers high quality services for the people of Dundee.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Vision:
A socially just, healthy and sustainable Dundee that is culturally diverse where people’s voices are heard and power and decision making is equally shared.
We will do this by:
The Board is currently made up of 7 members and meets every 2 months and is looking to recruit two new members.
We would particularly welcome those with skills or a background in a legal or corporate setting to fill one of our vacancies.
We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including women, people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.
Trustee role description
Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation. It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law. The Chief Executive Officer is delegated responsibility for the operational running of the organisation.
Trustees are there to lead, control and supervise the governance and strategic direction of the organisation . It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibilities, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law.
If things go wrong, it’s the trustees that will be called to account. They need to be aware of this and act in the best interests of the organisation and its beneficiaries, following all requirements of law and regulation. This is sometimes referred to as the need for ‘due diligence’.
To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees should perform the following functions:
In addition to the statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This involves:
We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who has the ability to lead a small administrative team, working across all areas of the organisation. Applicants should have line management experience, excellent communication skills, good attention to detail and be confident in planning workloads often with conflicting priorities.
We are looking for people with lived experience of drug or alcohol recovery to be part of a small team engaging people in recovery from problematic drug and alcohol use in community and civic life. Part of your working week will be spent on placement in a drug or alcohol support agency. This is a developmental role with support and training provided.
We are looking for a coordinator to facilitate and support engagement and involvement of people with lived experience of substance use challenges in the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of substance use services and supports in Dundee.
We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who has the skills and ability to lead the mental health and substance use team. Applicants should have demonstrable management experience, excellent communication skills with a commitment to lead, drive forward and play a central role in the development, leadership and delivery of the mental health and substance use service in DVVA.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action is a leading, trusted and flourishing organisation, working to make a difference to lives of people and communities in the city. Our Mental Health and Substance Use Engagement and Involvement Team has the following established vacancy for a highly motivated and talented individual who is passionate about involving people in shaping the issues that impact their lives. The team works to ensure that people with lived experience of mental health and substance use challenges and third sector organisations working with them are actively involved in making Dundee a City of Recovery.
You will promote the active involvement of people who have lived experience of mental health challenges in the planning, development and evaluation of services and supports that interest them. You will establish and sustain relationships with people through a blended programme of online engagement and physical outreach work, and actively involve network members in the delivery of virtual and physical drop-in sessions.