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.
We are seeking Volunteer Mental Health Advocates to work in partnership with clients under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003. To empower and enable them to be heard so that they take as much control of their situation as is possible. To attend Mental Health Tribunals and support Mental Health Advocate to carry out Midpark Hospital visits. Also support clients out-with the hospital setting with mental health issues, learning disability and acquired brain injury. 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. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Events Fundraiser - We are seeking volunteer fundraisers to support us with fundraising events across the region, contribute new ideas for fundraising and to raise awareness of our work, aims and goals. Previous experience of organising fundraising events would be beneficial, but not essential. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Funding Role - We are also seeking people to research and find funding opportunities that fit our organisation’s goals and aims and to fill out necessary applications for those funding opportunities who preferably have previous experience of fundraising. For this role, previous experience of finding funding opportunities relevant to the organisations needs would be beneficial. The ability to read and assimilate information, then to complete forms Online or hard copy. Ability to work within a charitable environment. Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative bids and a high standard of computer literacy along with meticulous attention to detail. 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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