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VACANCY: Committee Member - Glasgow and West Eating Disorder Networking Group

PLANNING GROUP COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED for Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2020


Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group is a networking, ideas, discussion and interest group for anyone in Scotland with a professional interest in eating disorders. 

Please note this is NOT a support group for those experiencing eating disorders. It will also be separate from the other services we provide (e.g. CBT, psychotherapy, counselling, coaching, groups, mental health consultations, supervision, training etc.)

A group of us started a similar network group in 2012 and it continued until 2016. This was for anyone interested in eating disorders either in a professional capacity from different parts of Scotland, who would like to network, meet for discussions, gatherings, focus groups, social activities, events and lots more.

We are now re-launching and re-naming the networking group in 2019 and now looking for some new Planning Group Committee Members to join us before we begin recruiting members to the group. Please note this is an unpaid/voluntary role.

The Planning Group will be responsible for coming up with ideas for events, groups, networking, finding venues, helping with advertising, helping organise events/meetings, recruiting new Members and more. 

Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group provides those with a professional interest in eating disorders with a space and setting in which to discuss ideas; share information; network; meet others with an interest in eating disorders; gain new skills and knowledge and meet with others who have an interest in eating disorders in a variety of settings (e.g. workshops, meetings, peer supervision, social events, book clubs and more. 

It can be lonely working or volunteering in the field of eating disorders at times, can’t it? It’s good to talk to others who work or volunteer in the field of have an interest in developing their work in the field. Sharing knowledge, skills, ideas, experiences and potentially working together is invaluable. Let’s join up and get to know each other and each other’s work, skills, knowledge and experiences a bit more. 

All Planning Group Committee Members are asked to commit volunteering approximately 2-3 hours per month, for at least one year. This may be less or slightly more some months depending on what we are doing. Many things can be done from home when attendance at meetings/gatherings is not required. You will join a team consisting of other Planning Group Committee Members from various backgrounds, with different experiences and all contributing unique and invaluable skills to Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Networking Group.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved with and provided great experience in the field of eating disorders. Being a Planning Group Committee Member can be extremely interesting and rewarding, giving you the chance to exercise existing skills and develop new ones. You will also gain new knowledge, meet new people, gain new friends, make new contacts, get the chance to network, create ideas, be innovative, as well as gain new opportunities and be an integral part in the development and success of the networking group. 

The Planning Group Committee will meet several times a year in our office in Glasgow city centre. We will also keep in touch in-between these 'official' meetings. 

INTERESTED?
Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Networking Group is now inviting applications from interested and suitably experienced candidates. If you are interested in joining us please email us and we will arrange to meet you for an informal chat over coffee in our offices in West Regent Street, Glasgow city centre: support@eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk


We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Best wishes,
Talking EDs (Glasgow & West Eating Disorders Support Service)

More information here: http://eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk/gethelpandsupport/eatingdisordersnetworkinggroup.html

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