Charity registered in Scotland SC003198
Birchwood Highland is a voluntary organisation and charity supporting individuals in the Highlands of Scotland with the aim of improving the quality of lives of individuals with mental ill health and complex needs through promoting recovery, inclusion and independence.
Birchwood Highland is a Highland based charity that was established in 1983 and supports people with significant and enduring mental ill health. We deliver our community-based services throughout Highland from offices in Inverness, Wick, Invergordon and Fort William. In addition, our services also include our award-winning Recovery centre that provides residential care and support to over 22 residents. The work we do helps people to lead independent and inclusive lifestyles giving them a fuller life experience.
We are seeking new trustees to develop our Board as we enter a phase of growth and diversification.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed and experienced team. We have a big ambition to introduce new and innovative ways to deliver our services and to expand into other areas of care and support. Being a trustee is a chance for you to give something back to your community, by using your skills and experience, you will be contributing to the strategic management of the charity, so we can continue providing activities which promote good mental health, whilst also aiming to expand and diversify our services.
As a Trustee you will be involved in an eye’s on hand’s-off role within the company, setting the strategic direction and supporting the Chief Executive. You will use your specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. You will provide leadership and challenge in a collegiate and positive way ensuring that our beneficiaries are at the core of everything we do.
We are particularly interested in applicants from Caithness, Easter Ross and Lochaber areas which are under-represented on our Board.
All our meetings are conducted online so travel is unessential
What benefits are there in becoming a charitable trustee?
This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, friendly, caring and experienced team. As a trustee you will have the opportunity to:
The Board meets bi-monthly – usually on the 2nd Tuesday from 5.30-6.30pm. Occasional availability may also be needed to provide guidance & advice.