Equal Futures promotes social inclusion for people with a Learning Disability or Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Scotland. We were established in 2002 by a group of parents who have a family member with disabilities, with the aim of helping families plan for the future to ensure that their relative can live their best life.
Since then, Equal Futures has been on a journey to support individuals and their families through our Circles of Support model and more informally through volunteer befriending and social opportunities. We currently support 24 individuals and families across 10 Local Authorities and have big ambitions to reach more people who would benefit from our unique support model.
We take pride in being a member organisation to ensure that people with learning disabilities or ASD are at the heart of everything we do and have a say in how we function. We operate as a registered Scottish charity within the Thera Group of companies.
Everyone has friendships which are based on kindness, compassion and respect.
To work alongside people with learning disabilities or autism to reduce loneliness and social isolation
• We are committed to positive relationships.
• Making a sustainable difference.
• Social inclusion for everyone
Equal Futures has a well-established Board of Trustees with a range of skills and backgrounds. We are seeking to appoint three Trustees, one of whom we hope will become our new Chairperson.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
We also welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following:
• Financial acumen
• Business growth and scale up
• Public profile development
• Governance and Risk Management
• Legal Compliance
• Voluntary Sector Leadership
We also welcome applications from people with lived experience of learning disability or ASD, either personally or as a carer, who have an understanding of Scotland’s voluntary sector.
• Passionate about equality
• Established networks in the field of social care; social inclusion; statutory or voluntary sectors; or fundraising
• Comfortable communicating with a range of audiences
• Willingness and drive to work with others to make a lasting difference
• Able to commit appropriate time to bi-monthly Board meetings, including preparation and following up on agreed actions, of approximately 9 days per year for Trustees and 12 days per year for our Chairperson
• Developed awareness and interest in the needs & rights of families and individuals with learning disabilities or ASD
To arrange an informal chat with one of our Board Members please call Jayne Laidlaw on: 07725 134292
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Jayne.Laidlaw@equalfutures.org.uk
Closing date: 1st March 2021
Interviews Dates - 22nd and 24th March