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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 Wednesday 26th September 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 8th October. Successful applicants would be expected to commence their role on the First Step Board following the AGM on 7th 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


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