We are Scotland’s leading community eating disorder charity, providing peer support through Support Groups and one-to-one Befriending for those with eating disorders and for parents, carers and families. Our services are volunteer-led, most of whom have lived experience of recovering from eating disorders.
We are seeing a rising need for the services we provide due to Covid and with so much of a stretch on public services just now, the charity provides a vital source of help. We have been fortunate that we have been able to move our support groups online and continue to provide the help that is so much needed.
Growing and developing our services is now a key focus so that we can support more people across Scotland in their recovery journey. Our plan to expand our services is led by our Development Manager with the support of our major funders, The Robertson Trust, National Lottery and Comic Relief and many other generous charitable trusts.
To help us deliver our vision and meet the needs of our communities in Scotland we are looking to bring new trustees onto the Board with specific skills sets in income generation and digital.
As a Board we work together as a close team, so we’re looking for trustees who enjoy working collaboratively towards a common goal and are happy to roll their sleeves up to get things done, alongside making a strategic contribution. We’re also planning to recruit some skills-based volunteers to help us deliver on key projects, and so having an interest in supporting their contribution to the Charity, and co-creating together, is important too.
We currently meet as a Board once a month, typically on a Wednesday between 3-5pm. Given the stage we’re at with our growth plans, you’ll likely need to commit around 2-3 additional hours during the working week.
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As part of your overall trustee duties of leading and governing the charity’s activities you will bring your digital mindset and expertise to the work of the Board, to enable us to engage with digital in an informed way.
You’ll help us identify how we can leverage digital solutions and innovate to increase the accessibility and inclusiveness of our service in a post-Covid world. You’ll create digital goals and metrics that support our wider strategic objectives, highlighting the opportunities and the risks of digital.
You’ll bring a digital perspective to our product and service design principles and bring insights from elsewhere in the Charity sector, connecting with organisations such as SCVO, Catalyst and Charity Digital.
You will also help us to work smarter behind the scenes to ‘digify’ our core processes and find better ways to make our operations run more efficiently.
If you also have experience of digital marketing, that would be helpful but not essential.