ScotsCare seeks new trustee

Join the Board of a charity with a 400-year-old history of supporting disadvantaged Scots in and around London. If you have a background in social care and welfare, we would love to hear from you.

Location:         London

 Salary:             Unremunerated (with reasonable expenses)

 About ScotsCare

ScotsCare has provided support to Scots and their families in and around London for over 400 years and continues to deliver our mission of life-changing support for children, families, young people, and the elderly. We are a modern organisation, aiming to break the cycle of poverty and deprivation experienced by thousands of Scots through tailored support that evolves according to the needs of our clients. This includes financial grants, advocacy support, counselling, family support, job coaching, sheltered housing, volunteering and social events.

We assist Scots and their families in need of financial, practical and emotional assistance, with most of our beneficiaries having support needs over and above simply financial assistance. Many are socially excluded, facing a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, discrimination, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing in areas of high crime, bad health and family breakdown.

The challenges our clients experience are linked and mutually reinforcing, often creating a vicious cycle in people’s lives. We work to break this cycle through adopting a holistic and needs-led assessment, connecting clients with either our services or, through referral, to the required specialist help.

Our current 2023-2026 strategy is well underway, and we are focused on ensuring that high-quality support continues to be at the heart of everything we do We also want to raise our profile and reach new beneficiaries, continue to manage our finances and properties accordingly, embark on new partnerships, expand our volunteer programme, ensure effective governance and continue be the best we can be.

To read more about our work, please see https://scotscare.com/

 Who we are looking for

We are looking to increase the professional experience of our trustee group in the area of social care and welfare, in particular as it relates to children and their families and are seeking a new trustee with experience of coordinating and developing services in either local authorities, charity, mental health and/or housing sectors. Previous experience of being a trustee is not essential.

We are keen to hear from a diverse range of applicants who have the required knowledge and skills and who feel passionate about our mission. The term of office is three years, and the Committee of Management (or Board) meets quarterly, usually on the fourth Wednesdays of January; April; July and October in the evenings. In addition, you will be expected to attend quarterly Sub-committee meetings.

For more details and information on how to apply please see the role description here.

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