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Board Member Opportunities

First Step Community Project is a charity which, plays a crucial role in the development and support of young families in East Lothian. The Project provides Early learning and Childcare for under 5s, as well as educational, vocational and social development opportunities for parents and carers.  First Step also provides outreach and respite services for families experiencing a period of difficulty in their lives.

Board Members

We are looking to expand membership of our Strategic Board, to develop the strategic direction, support the Project's aims and objectives and ensure good governance. If you can devote some time and are motivated to assisting us we would welcome your application.

We would be particularly interested in hearing from enthusiastic and caring individuals with skills, experience and knowledge in any of the following areas:

• Business Development

• Fundraising and identification of funding streams

• Human resource management

• Academic / research within the Early Years and Family support

• Legal expertise

• Social media, marketing, digital marketing and PR

It would be beneficial if potential Board Members have an understanding of or involvement in the charity sector, however this is not essential.

Board membership is voluntary and unpaid and meet 6 times a year. Learning and development opportunities exist for all Board members, including full induction training.

Please send an initial expression of interest to the address below by Friday 29th September

2017 with details of relevant skills and experience. We intend to have informal chats with suitable applicants, involving the Chair and Project Manager, in the week commencing 9th October. Successful applicants would be expected to commence their role on the First Step Board following the AGM on 8th November.

For more information please contact Tina Pollock, Project Manager. 

First Step Community Project

37 Galt Avenue, Musselburgh EH21 8HU

Phone: 0131 665 0848

Email: projectmanager@firststepmusselburgh.co.uk

Website:  www.firststepmusselburgh.co.uk

Scottish Charity No. SC028891


Subgroup Members
We are looking to recruit parents and community members for the following Sub Groups.
  • Fundraising and Publicity
  • Family Opportunities
  • Early Years
Each of these groups meet on a monthly basis to share their experience of different areas of the project, undertake tasks to help promote and raise funds for the project and shape future plans.  There is the opportunity for a member of each group to take a position on our Strategic Board.  The Strategic Board have an overall responsibility for First Step and meet, along with staff and advisors, to learn about and shape the work of First Step. 

These groups are really important to First Step and present a great opportunity to really get involved and help make a difference to the project.

To find out more about these opportunities get in touch on 0131 665 0848 or info@firststepmusselburgh.co.uk

Volunteer Cook
We are currently looking to recruit a Volunteer Cook. to provide our playrooms with healthy home cooked lunch on a Wednesday and a Friday.  If you have experience of cooking meals and are able to commit spare a few hours per week we would love to hear from you! The role will require PVG membership and full induction and on-going support will be offered.
For more information about the role see our role description below alternatively contact our Early Years Manager on 0131 665 0848 or earlyyears@firststepmusselburgh.co.uk
FirstStep Musselburgh,
5 Dec 2016, 09:10