Trustee Vacancy – Social Care

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 3rd December 2021


  • Advertised from 3rd November 2021

Role

Do you believe disabled people should live a full and independent life?

The Independent Living Association Forth Valley is looking for Trustees to join our dedicated Board to drive forward our free, independent information service for disabled people, parents and carers across Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

We are a user-led organisation which provides services to promote and support independent living and facilitates people to self-direct their own care packages.

We liaise directly with local councils to engage with people who are looking to exercise informed choice and control over their social care support. We are totally independent and experts in Self Directed Support options and legal requirements.

The Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the organisation, whilst day to day running is delegated to our Self Directed Support Forth Valley service.

We are seeking someone who can:

- Be a champion for disabled people’s rights and life choices

- Contribute actively to the Board and regularly attend meetings

- Be involved in setting the future direction of our service.

Our Board meets 8-10 times a year including an AGM which is currently via Zoom although we expect to adopt a hybrid meeting system when conditions allow. This role would be of particular interest to those presently receiving a social care package, a current or past social care practitioner, a disabled person or anyone with an interest in the field. We are looking to expand the diversity of our Board and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

No previous Board experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

Application notes

If you would like to find out more about our work and what is expected of a Trustee of the Independent Living Association, please contact Stephen Oliver on stephen@sdsforthvalley.org to arrange an informal discussion.

If you would like to apply directly, please send a covering email with details of your experience and why you are interested in the role to Stephen Oliver.

sdsforthvalley.org

Scottish Charity Number SC 028378

Company Registration Number SC 293303