Lapidus Scotland seeks new committee members

Lapidus Scotland is looking to appoint new committee members to support the next stage of our development.

Our committee members are vital supporters of and advocates for Lapidus Scotland, helping create possibilities across all of our work. We now wish to invite between two and four new members to join our committee. There is no need to have previous experience of being a trustee.

We hope to appoint someone who is enthusiastic about writing and wellbeing, ideally with skills and experience in

  • fund-raising
  • healthcare
  • marketing
  • community engagement.

If however you have skills in other areas, and have energy and enthusiasm for writing and wellbeing, we would still like to hear from you.

The committee meets up to eight times a year, and currently consists of five members. Since spring 2020 all meetings have taken place online. In future we plan to hold meetings mainly online, with some face-to-face.

Participation is unpaid but any expenses incurred (including, for example, child-care or travel) are fully covered.

Lapidus Scotland recognises its responsibility to support equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants of any gender, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation and from socio-economically deprived or working class backgrounds.

If you would like to get involved, please advise of your interest by sending a short statement outlining relevant experience, knowledge and suitability, in an email with the subject heading ‘BOARD’ to: lapidus.scotland.1@gmail.com

You can also use this address to ask for more information.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 09.00 on Thursday 21 April.

Lapidus Scotland is an independently constituted voluntary association and is managed by a committee who have skills and experience in facilitating words for wellbeing. We are affiliated to Lapidus International, a membership organisation, and adhere to the same ethical code.

Since 1996 Lapidus Scotland has looked to explore and expand knowledge and understanding of the value of words. We have worked with people, groups and organisations across Scotland, offering reading and writing activities to promote health and wellbeing (often referred to as ‘bibliotherapy’).

Our programmes offer a creative approach to supporting self-management of long-term conditions and can e.g. help with mild to moderate depression, isolation, dementia, recovery from stroke and other illnesses that impact on individual identity. Our facilitators work with statutory and voluntary organisations across a range of settings. We also offer networking and training events for wellbeing practitioners.

Lapidus Scotland’s activities are currently supported by a grant from Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership’s Well Being for Longer in Glasgow fund.

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