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Volunteer Board of Directors 14/02/2024 AILN Ardrossan


Position: Board of Director Vacancies – (Volunteer)

Based:  Ardrossan, hybrid

Commitment: Board meetings will be bimonthly with the intention to move to every quarter with some reading of reports/policies in-between. Commitment to attend one face to face meeting and the AGM.

Salary: Unpaid, however any out of pocket Board related expenses will be reimbursed.


Who are we:

AILN initially grew from a group of disabled people who wanted to see a change in the way that community care services were offered to people. When direct payments were first introduced in 2003 they were keen to promote this as an option for independent living. AILN have been providing high quality Self-Directed Support (SDS) advice and information to the people of Ayrshire for over a decade.

Since 2005 the three Ayrshire councils have jointly funded the SDS support & information service.

Our organisation has now grown to a team of 17 full/part time staff and now on top of our SDS service includes, a Self-funded Payroll department who provide a full payroll service for Personal Assistant (PA) employers.

We also have a Development department who are funded by the Scottish Government, The National Lottery Community Fund and the South Ayrshire Health & Social care partnership. Our Development team provides training, Peer support, local drop in’s, social media content and creation of new literature and case studies.  It also includes a Micro enterprise project, which is the creation of microenterprises to help address the challenges within health & social care in South Ayrshire and we have a Dementia Befriending service that provides 1-2-1 befriending and wellbeing cafes across Ayrshire.

AILN is a peer-led, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with charitable status.

What we offer: –

An opportunity to join an experienced and dedicated Trustee Board.

The scope to work strategically alongside a professional and skilled Senior Management Team that lead an agile and hardworking workforce.

You will be making a significant contribution to a fast-growing charity and will have an opportunity to make a real and direct impact for people in our communities.

Volunteering provides opportunities to give something back to an organisation or community, whether or not it has made a difference to your life

Your role as a trustee will enable you to play an active role in society and contribute to positive social care changes.

Who we are looking for: –

We would like to hear from anyone who has a passion for promoting independent living for everyone and has a keen willingness to support the vision, mission and values of our organisation.

We are looking for Directors who are enthusiastic, have good communication skills and expertise in one or more of the following:


  • Lived experience, either yourself or family member using a Self-Directed support budget
  • HR
  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, OSCR        requirements, relevant legislation and statutory requirements.
  • Business Development
  • IT/Social Media

AILN are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.


For further information contact:


Or contact Sharon – T: 07771 746604 E:   if you would like further information and/or an application pack.

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