Trustee for mental health charity

Changes Bristol
Contract Type: 
Contract Details: 
Trustee volunteer role
Details of Role: 

Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides support for people who suffer mental health difficulties in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

An opportunity has arisen for voluntary roles on our Board of Trustees to help move the charity through our new phase of development. We currently have three positions to fill on the board.

We welcome people to apply that have the skills to perform the role, it is not necessary to have been a trustee before and we welcome applications from applicants from a diverse background; people who have lived experience of mental ill health and anyone who can be reflective, supportive and who can collaborate effectively.

About the Charity

Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides support for people who suffer poor mental health in Bristol and the surrounding area. We are a growing charity that helps more people with each year that passes with great plans for the future. Over the last few years we have made great strides forward to improve the support we provide, and creating more inclusive services.

We are a peer-led charity, with lived experience of improving mental wellbeing at the core of what we do. We pride ourselves in taking on staff, volunteers and Trustees who have lived experience of poor mental health.

We run 10 in-person weekly peer support groups across Bristol, 10 online weekly peer support groups; one-to-one telephone befriending and a Walk and Talk service. The charity has gradually grown over a 19 year period since 2003 when a group of people with lived experience came together to form our first support group.

Skills required

We have a number of skills we are looking for on our board including but not exclusive to the following:

Knowledge of Diversity and Equality issues
Human Resources
Entrepeneurial skills
Strategic Development
Knowledge of the NHS and mental health
Public Relations
Lived experience

If you are interested in being more involved and have life experience; or specific skills that you feel that would be beneficial to the charity, please feel free to apply for the role of Trustee. We are a very warm and welcoming charity of people from all backgrounds.



Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 - 14:00
How to Apply: 

To Apply

We encourage anyone interested in the role to apply by completing the attached application form and returning their application via email to marking it “Trustee Application”. CVs on their own will not be accepted, but can be sent with the application.

If you would like to discuss completing the application form, require the application form in a specific accessible format, or would prefer to provide a video application if you would find this a preferable way to communicate, please let us know at the above email address or by calling us at 0117 941 1123.

Closing Date for Applications: Ongoing – applications will be assessed when received by the organisation, so please do apply early if you are interested in the role.

When we receive your application, a trustee will be in touch to have an informal friendly discussion about the role before moving the recruitment process forward.

Contact Person: 
Jason Washbourne
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Postal Address: 
Changes Bristol 43 Ducie Road Lawrence Hill Bristol BS5 0AX