Volunteer Trustees

Equal Futures promotes social inclusion for people with a Learning Disability or Autistic Spectrum Condition in Scotland and we are excited to be recruiting to our Board of Trustees.

We were established in 2002 by a group of parents who had a loved one with a disability to help families plan for the future and ensure their relative could live their best life. Since then, Equal Futures has been on a journey to end the social isolation of individuals and families through our Circles of Support model and more informally through Volunteer befriending and social opportunities.

We currently support people across 10 Local Authorities and have big ambitions to reach more people who would benefit from our unique support model. We take pride in being a member organisation to ensure people with learning disabilities are at the heart of everything we do. We operate as a registered Scottish charity within the Thera Group of companies.

Our Vision

Everyone has friendships which are based on kindness, compassion and respect.

Our Mission

To work alongside people with learning disabilities or autism to reduce loneliness and social isolation

Our Values

• We are committed to positive relationships.
• Making a sustainable difference.
• Social inclusion for everyone

Equal Futures has a well-established Board of Trustees with a range of skills and backgrounds. We are seeking to appoint three new Trustees and welcome applications from all social groups including people with lived experience of autism or learning disability.

Skills and Knowledge

We are particularly keen to attract people with any of the following skills or knowledge:

• Lived experience of learning disability
• Scotland’s Health & Social Care sector
• Fundraising
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention

Attributes

• Passionate about equality
• Established networks in the field of social care; social inclusion; statutory or voluntary sectors; fundraising
• Comfortable communicating with a range of audiences
• Willingness and drive to work with others to make a lasting difference
• Able to commit appropriate time to bi-monthly Board meetings, including preparation and following up on agreed actions, of approximately 9 days per year
• Awareness and interest in the needs & rights of families and individuals with learning disabilities or ASD

To arrange an informal chat with one of our Board Members please call Jayne Laidlaw on: 07725 134292
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Jayne.Laidlaw@equalfutures.org.uk