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. We are also developing peer support, digital support and volunteering.
Requirements of Trustees
The Board is seeking to recruit a Treasurer, with relevant experience in business/finance, who shares our passion to improve the lives of families in the Highlands.
The Treasurer would be expected to prepare our accounts on a monthly basis. This would be a commitment of up to 2 hours each month, often less.
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.
Trustees will normally serve 12 months (from AGM to AGM). Trustees can stand for re-election at the AGM.
Trustees are responsible to the Board. Each Trustee must meet the Charitable Trustee Legal Duty (OSCR).
Trustees will be offered induction and access to other training or learning relevant to the role.
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.
Applications to join the Board as a Trustee should be submitted by email to Sarah Fowler, Service Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Successful applicants will be initially co-opted to the Board and then confirmed at the AGM.