The Substance Use Network Edinburgh (SUNE) will be holding its AGM on MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2014 from 12.30pm to 3pm at EVOC, 14 Ashley Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5PX.
At the AGM SUNE will be looking for a new chair to lead the Network for the coming year. There are challenging times ahead, with the focus on Collaborative Commissioning and ensuring the Sector is ready to engage with Alliance Contracting. SUNE needs someone with strong leadership skills, a good understanding of the sector, who is able to represent the Sector at strategic level and, who can devote around 2 days a month to the work.
This will include attendance at meetings of:
- Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership executive committee (Every 8 weeks)
- Substance Use Network Edinburgh (Monthly)
- Shadow Governance Group (Monthly)
There will be a need to meet/liaise with the EVOC staff member (currently Kate Kasprowicz) who does the support function to the group. In all we estimate around 15-16 hours a month. Unwaged.
The EADP and SUNE are entering into an exciting time of change and development which will potentially change the way that people will receive help around substance use issues, including harm reduction, treatment and on-going recovery support. SUNE have been very proactive in the movement from competitive tendering to a collaborative approach which in turn will lead to alliances being formed to take future work forward.
Challenging, but also exciting. Collaborative Commissioning is a new approach and other services will be watching how we manage this process.
Please send nominations for the new chair to Kate Kasprowicz by Friday 21st February. If you would like to talk to the current chair and find out more about what’s involved, please phone John Arthur on 07894244071.
The Chair of SUNE does not have to be a paid member of staff from a member organisation; it could be a Board member. Do you have a Board member with the skills SUNE needs, available during the day and who would relish being a Third Sector Lead? If so, a bit of encouragement may be all that’s needed.
Looking forward to getting your nominations, plus a paragraph about the skills and experience of your nominee. Nominees will have to be seconded and if there is more than one there will be an election at the AGM.