We are seeking Volunteer Independent Advocates. The role is to provide Advocacy to vulnerable people across Dumfries & Galloway. To both empower and enable clients to be heard and to take as much control of their situation as is possible. Being an Advocate involves listening and making sure the client's thoughts and wishes are understood and that the clients voice is heard. It is about the client being in control of their own situation. As well as face-to-face client meetings there will be a requirement for updates about the progression of the client’s case. These can be either hand written, or electronic, full training will be given. You will also be required to attend meetings with the client and source information to allow the person to make informed choices. You will make a difference to other people's lives; develop new skills and meet new people and you will work alongside a small friendly team. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
The Trustees of the organisation hold regular meetings, and generally control and supervise the activities of the Company; in particular, a Trustee's main role is leadership and they are responsible for monitoring the financial position of the Company and setting future aims and goals. We are particularly, but not exclusively, looking for people with experience in Finance, Law, Administration, Third Sector and Human Resources. Our meetings are held approximately once every six weeks during business hours. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
We are seeking new individual Members for the Organisation. Members have the right to attend the (AGM) Annual General Meeting, and any (EGM) Extraordinary General Meeting and have important powers under the Articles of Association and the Companies Acts; in particular, the Members elect people to serve as Directors of the Board and take decisions in relation to changes to the Articles themselves. With Membership you are able to be nominated for a place on the Board of Directors, with the exception of Volunteer Advocates. Individuals who represent other organisations (Associate Members) with a direct interest in the affairs of the Company, shall not be eligible to vote at General Meetings of the Company.
If you would like further information about any of the above or wish to apply please contact Pamela Deans, Chief Executive on 01387 247237 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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