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Could You Be A Home-Start Orkney Trustee?

Home-Start Orkney makes life better for children in Orkney by helping their families give them the best possible start in life.

The organisation is currently expanding and wants to bring new skills and experiences to the board.

Home-Start Orkney would particularly love to hear from applicants who have a personal connection to the islands and who could help us:

  • Develop our next strategic plan
  • Lead a great and growing team
  • Improve our financial sustainability
  • Ensure we are fit for the digital future

You might be a small business owner, a health visitor, a solicitor, or an education professional. Or you might be a jack of all trades who knows a bit about everything.

You might be a small business owner with a head for figures, an accountant, or a bookkeeper.

Home-Start Orkney is really keen that their board is as amazingly diverse as our island populations. There is space for everyone’s voice.

What would you take away from your time with Home-Start Orkney?

You will definitely get a great induction and the opportunity to learn from highly motivated, experienced Third Sector colleagues. You will also be part of a network of Home-Starts across the UK with access to a wealth of resources and support. And you might be surprised by how much you get from giving time.

You need to be able to commit to 6 or 7 remote meetings per year and, if possible, to be there in person once in a while. The role takes up about 2-4 hrs per month to attend meetings, scrutinise papers, take part in subcommittees and carry out specific responsibilities related to the role.

There is a series of films where Trustees explain more about the role and what they feel about it.

These films can be found on the Home-Start website https://www.home-start.org.uk/inspired-to-give-back-becoming-a-home-start-trustee.

If you would like to find out more about our trustee opportunities at Home-Start Orkney, please get in touch with Erika on 870770 or postmaster@homestartorkney.org.uk

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