Homelands seeks a new chairman

Homelands Trust Fife Lundin Links cottages for those with life shortening or life long illness.
Homelands Trust Fife Lundin Links cottages for those with life shortening or life long illness.
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A Lundin Links charitable trust, which provides self-catering holiday apartments for those with long-term illness, has made an appeal for a new chairman.

Having recently completed the building of four cottages and a drop-in centre in the village, Homelands Trust-Fife is looking for someone to lead the charity’s board through the next phase of growth and development.

Ideally, the new chairman will have a background in business or marketing

Jan McDonald

The trust is hoping to attract someone to the voluntary post who can be flexible and can devote time and effort to developing and growing the aims of Homelands, which was set up to carry out the wishes of Isobel Paxton.

She wanted to see her family home, Homelands, turned into a haven for those with debilitating illnesses, and their families.

This wish was finally realised in 2014, nearly 20 years after her death, as Homelands was officially opened by the Trust’s patron, Sir Menzies Campbell.

Jan McDonald, one of the Homelands trustees, said: “Ideally, the new chairman will have a background in business or marketing, combined with strong personal skills and preferably some knowledge of charity governance.

“Homelands Trust-Fife wants someone who shares the values on which its work is based – a strong commitment to working to improve the quality of life of people affected by disability.

“As this is a voluntary post the ideal candidate is likely to be in a senior role that allows work flexibility or be semi-retired or retired.”

An understanding of the disability sector would also be advantageous.

For more information about the Trust see www.homelands-fife.co.uk.

To receive a recruitment pack, contact Claire or Kim on info@homelands-fife.co.uk or telephone 01333 329039.

Applications must be made by May 24.