What We Do
The Southmead Project is a registered charity (1076617) that provides free counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction across Bristol and its surrounding areas. We support people who have experienced any type of abuse, including sexual, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence and neglect. Our clients are aged 18+ and of all genders.
We aim to give people a meaningful chance of recovery from past abuse through:
Our trustees share the overall responsibility for governing the charity, implementing its strategy, and managing its finances.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for enthusiastic and hands-on trustees to join our team. We will provide a full induction and training, so it isn’t necessary to have previous experience as a trustee. The successful candidate will be passionate about supporting our client group and helping people to recover from abuse through counselling and other therapeutic services. They will need to demonstrate a desire to work in a trauma-informed way and have an appreciation of how this approach may underpin the charity’s decision-making.
We also want to diversify our board and better represent the communities that we serve, so we particularly welcome applications from people of colour and minoritised communities, women, younger people, and those with lived experience of abuse and/or addiction.
What the Role Involves
As a trustee, you will support the Southmead Project’s Board and Leadership Team by providing strategic guidance, advice and financial accountability of the charity.
A trustee’s duties include:
Why Volunteer For Us?
This is an opportunity to play an important part in the running of a charity that supports people who have experienced abuse. You will be working with a team of friendly, enthusiastic and hard-working people, who are all motivated to put the needs of survivors first and to prioritise the wellbeing of its staff.
We can provide:
If you would like further information about the charity, please visit our website at: www.southmeadproject.org.uk
Please complete the attached application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, and return by e-mail to: email@example.com.