Pilton Community Health Project Request

Organisation Description

PCHP is a grassroots community development project based in North Edinburgh, serving local people since 1984. We operate with a small team of nine workers and 31 volunteers. We build trusted relationships with people living with multiple health and wellbeing challenges in their lives and support them to make positive changes in their lives. In 23-24, our work positively impacted the lives of 5,055 people in 2,022 households. We cooked and shared 2,080 meals and our community link workers co-produced social prescriptions through 1:1 support with 577 people, strengthening community connections and links to training, advice, local support and services.

What are they looking for?

We are seeking to appoint new board members with specific skills, to enhance and diversify our existing board membership. Successful candidates will have excellent knowledge and experience in fundraising, finance, marketing and / or HR.

Our board members are responsible for the strategy, direction and sustainability of the organisation, allowing staff to carry out their activities. The board is non-executive in its role, in that it is not involved in direct service delivery, rather it is there to review, guide, advise and oversee, ensuring that our staff team is performing well and in line with agreed policies and procedures.

PCHP’s board meets from 6-8pm on the last Monday of every month, providing essential support and guidance for the management of the charity. Our meetings alternate between fully remote (everyone on Zoom) and hybrid meetings (some people on Zoom and some people in the PCHP building). Board members are not paid for their duties but are able to claim the cost of travel to and from meetings and other PCHP events.

The rewards are that your time, effort and commitment really do make all the difference to our organisation and the services we provide to the community.