North-east charity, Camphill School Aberdeen, is inviting people across the business community to join its board as a volunteer Trustee as it continues its ambitious expansion plans.
The charity, which is based across three estates in the west of Aberdeen, provides day and residential care to over 100 children and young people with learning disabilities and complex additional support needs.
This opportunity comes at an exciting time for Camphill School Aberdeen as the charity prepares to complete construction on a new residential home and open its sustainable social enterprise, Murtle Market, later this year. These developments are part of its Building Futures, Transforming Lives campaign which aims to raise £10 million over the next 10 years. The initiative was launched by Camphill School Aberdeen in response to a Scotland-wide crisis in care that has seen a major shortage in the availability of specialist care and will enable the charity to open its doors to even more children and young people.
Volunteering at Camphill School Aberdeen is a wonderful way to contribute your time and skills to a local charity. Being a trustee will allow you to challenge yourself by applying your skills in a different environment, learn from other trustees and gain new insights from seeing how others respond to situations and make decisions.
Stephen Johnston, chair of the board of trustees for Camphill School Aberdeen and Murtle Market, said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join Camphill School Aberdeen’s board of trustees. This year is going to be a pivotal one for the charity as we prepare to open Murtle Market in the summer and complete construction on our new residential home.
“As a trustee, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of local young people and their families who are in need of our sector-leading support. You will get to see first-hand the impact our work has on those we help which is the most rewarding part of this role.”
Camphill School Aberdeen has been a part of the community for more than 80 years and was founded on the ethos of caring for each other and the environment through sustainable practices. Their sector-leading approach aims to transform the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities and complex additional support needs, empowering them to grow in confidence, develop critical skills and reach their fullest potential. This approach to learning saw Camphill School Aberdeen receive ‘Very Good’ ratings across their three service areas in recent unannounced inspections by the Care Inspectorate.
Trustees are appointed to the board on a voluntary basis as non-executive directors of Camphill School Aberdeen. The main purpose of the board is to ensure sound governance and shape the strategic development of the charity. As a board member, you would be expected to attend regular board meetings which are held every two months plus an annual review meeting.
Applicants should have a strong commitment to the work of Camphill School Aberdeen, along with skills and experience that complement the existing strengths of the board. Although not essential, Camphill School Aberdeen are looking for applicants with experience in the following areas education and social care, corporate governance, as well as PR and marketing.
To find out more about this role or to apply, visit: www.camphillschools.org.uk/join-us/vacancies/