The Harbour
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Details of Role: 


Since 1991, The Harbour have offered more than 40,000 counselling sessions to people facing a life-threatening illness, their carers and loved ones, and to people who have been bereaved. Our work is more vital than ever as we address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are re-shaping our service to meet those demands. If you believe everyone should have a safe space to talk and be listened to when they face death, dying and bereavement and want to make a positive difference in the way people in Bristol experience bereavement and loss, then this is a role for you .

What are we looking for in a trustee?

  • A commitment to the aims of The Harbour

  • A willingness to attend Board meeting and ad hoc committee meetings

  • An openness to speak your mind and critically analyse information presented

  • Provide candid and constructive criticism, advice, comments and praise

  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to make collective decisions for the good of the charity

We are particularly keen that the board should better reflect the diversity of people in Bristol and would welcome prospective trustees from under-represented communities. 

What trustee roles are available?

If you are interested in supporting The Harbour’s work, or have experience of the types of services we offer, then we would like to hear from you. We are also looking specifically for a treasurer (with accountancy qualification and experience), a secretary (with administrative experience) and people with strategic management experience.

We currently have 6 trustees including our Chair, Philippa Bayley. Our trustees bring a range of skills and experience including law, communications, mental health and programme management.

What’s in it for me?

Trustees are not paid but play a vital role in our organisation, helping to guide the strategic direction of The Harbour, supporting good governance, as well as bringing valuable skills to specific projects. As a trustee, you would have the chance to learn about strategic planning and governance for small charities, and develop specialist knowledge about the provision of counselling services. This is also an ideal opportunity to develop your experience in a non-executive board level role.

Please see attached Trustee Role description for further details, including our specific requirements for the Treasurer role.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 12 August, 2022 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

We encourage you to contact Philippa Bayley (Chair) on 07786 223661 or or Natasha Davies (Chief Executive) on 07428 121421 or to have a chat about any trustee role.

To apply please send your CV and a brief covering letter to the contacts listed above. We look forward to seeing your application.


For more information about The Harbour visit: 

Contact Person: 
Philippa Bayley (Chair) Natasha Davies (Chief Executive)
Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
The Harbour, 30 Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA