Thriving Families
Thriving Families

Charity registered in Scotland SC024835

Our charity has been supporting families in the Highlands for almost 28 years as Chip+. On 4 February 2021 we re-launched as Thriving Families. Our goal is to become the ‘go to’ organisation known for improving the lives of families in the Highlands by giving them confidence, empowering them to know their rights, know what questions to ask and have their voices heard.

Current vacancies

Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Highlands
  • Closing 10th December 2021

Our charity has been supporting families in the Highlands for almost 3 decades as Chip+. On 4 February 2021 we re-launched as Thriving Families. Our goal is to become the ‘go to’ organisation known for improving the lives of families in the Highlands by giving them confidence, empowering them to know their rights, know what questions to ask and have their voices heard.

We are currently commissioned to provide an independent information, advice, and support service for families with children (up to age 25) with additional support needs, and the professionals working with them. An additional support need is anything which means a child needs more, or different, support to another child the same age to make the most of their lives.

Requirements of Trustees

The Board is seeking to recruit trustees and a Treasurer who share our passion to improve the lives of families in the Highlands. We seek to include people who:

  • Are parent carers.
  • Have relevant experience in business/finance.
  • Have relevant experience in the public sector.
  • Have relevant experience in the third sector.
  • Have expertise in marketing/public relations.

Trustees are expected to attend bi-monthly Board meetings. Meetings usually last for 2 hours. Meetings are currently held online but may in future be held at the Pines.

Trustees will also be expected to attend some staff team meetings online and occasional events relevant to the charity.

Term

Trustees will normally serve 12 months (from AGM to AGM). Trustees can stand for re-election at the AGM.

Responsibility

Trustees are responsible to the Board. Each Trustee must meet the Charitable Trustee Legal Duty (OSCR).

Training

Trustees will be offered induction and access to other training or learning relevant to the role.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to creating an environment where everyone can contribute and reach their full potential regardless of individual characteristics or circumstances. We welcome Board member applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, religion, or belief.

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Closed vacancies
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2x Family Support Workers

  • Part time
  • £22,622 – £24,715 pro-rata
  • Highland based, predominately home working
  • Closing 27th August 2021

Our charity has been supporting families in the Highlands for almost 3 decades as Chip+. On 4 February 2021 we re-launched as Thriving Families. Our goal is to become the ‘go to’ organisation known for improving the lives of families in the Highlands by giving them confidence, empowering them to know their rights, know what questions to ask and have their voices heard.

We are currently commissioned to provide an independent information, advice, and support service for families with children (up to age 25) with additional support needs, and the professionals working with them. An additional support need is anything which means a child needs more, or different, support to another child the same age to make the most of their lives.

Family Support Workers deliver our independent information, advice and support service to families and professionals. They offer a balanced and impartial position, giving direction and support, and seeking realistic solutions to help families move forwards.

They are working towards the following outcomes for families:

  • Reduced isolation – building relationships with others
  • Improved resilience – enabling coping mechanisms at a time when the usual strategies and services may not be available
  • Improved access to information, support and advice
  • Improved recognition of own strengths
  • Improved mental health and well-being
  • Increased confidence to make positive changes

As a small charity team work is integral to our success and effective functioning. It is sometimes necessary for team members to share responsibility for a range of tasks such as communications/fundraising/service strategy/monitoring for which a larger organisation would have dedicated posts.

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