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Voluntary Action Shetland

Training and Learning Opportunities

We offer a range of training and learning opportunities to meet the group and individual needs of your organisation and its members.


For more information or to book a place on any of the following courses, please contact:
Ayesha Huda, 01595 743905 training.vas@shetland.org 


Keeping Adults and Children Safe

When: Thursday 23rd November: 6:00 - 8.30 pm
Where: Market House, Lerwick
Min/Max delegates: 4/12
Trainer: Mairi Jamieson 

This course is free of charge

Course Outline:

This course will provide an introduction to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. It will cover the basics of safeguarding, legal responsibilities and good practice.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this training you should be able to:

Explain what is meant by adult and child protection
· Have an understanding of what is meant by abuse
· Describe the possible alerting signs of abuse and harm
· Be aware of local adult and child protection procedures
· Know what to do if you are concerned about an adult or child

For more information or to book a place contact

Ayesha Huda training.vas@shetland.org 01595 743905


Trustees’ Week: 13-17 November 2017

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity.   There are 180,000 Trustees in Scotland and they play a vital role - volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. 

This year to celebrate Trustees Week, Voluntary Action Shetland is offering a course which aims to increase the knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of Trustees/ Management Committees.

Date: Monday 13th November 2017
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Location: Market House, 14 Market Street, Lerwick ZE1 0JP
Cost: Free of charge
Trainer: Ayesha Huda

To book a place on the course or for more information please email: vas.training@shetland.org or call on 01595 743905.


 

Roles and Responsibilities of a Management Committee

Wendy Hand

This course is free of charge

This course will be run again in the future

Course Outline

This course aims to increase the knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a management committee.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for voluntary/community groups. 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

Understand the key roles of committee members including Chair, Treasurer and Secretary
Have an overview of the main legal obligations
Have a knowledge of duties as a ‘charity trustee’ 


Treasurer Training

Wendy Hand

This course is free of charge

This course will be run again in the future

Course Outline

Course for voluntary groups to improve their recording of income and expenditure, holding of account information and doing financial planning.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for voluntary/community groups. 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will:

Understand the role & responsibilities of the treasurer
Be confident to keep a basic book-keeping system
Be confident to produce a basic income and expenditure sheet


Organisational Structures

Wendy Hand

This course is free of charge

This course will be run again in the future

Course Outline

This course will help groups decide the correct legal framework and the liability of the people involved in managing the organisation.

Some common structures for third sector and voluntary organisations:

· Unincorporated Organisation
· SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated
· Organisation)
· Company Limited by Guarantee
· Trust

Who should attend?

This course is designed for third sector and voluntary organisations 


Examples of further training available:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Health and Safety
  • Finding and Retaining Volunteers
  • Volunteers and the Law
  • Responsibilities of a Management Committee
  • The New Charities Law
  • Website Development
  • Presentations and Report Writing
  • Time Management
  • Employing Staff
  • Funding Applications
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Disability and Equalities
  • Keeping Children Safe (Basic Child Protection Course)

If the above courses do not meet you needs we may be able to develop something that can, so give us a call on 01595 743905 or complete our Online Training Needs Analysis

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