Battle Against Tranquillisers
Contract Type: 
Part Time
One Tuesday afternoon/evening meeting (16:30- 18:00) per month, plus associated admin and AGM
Details of Role: 

BAT is looking for Trustees for our management committee. The time commitment to the role is for one monthly meeting (on the third Tuesday afternoon/evening of every month, from 16:30 - 18:00) plus associated tasks and admin, and attendance at our yearly AGM.

To be a Trustee of an organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role, and our Trustees help to ensure that Battle Against Tranquillisers fulfils its duties to its service users and delivers on our vision, mission and values.The most effective Boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. We would be very interested to hear from anyone with an interest in, or experience with, issues surrounding prescribed drugs of addiction (including benzodiazepine and z-drug sleeping pills, gabapentinoids and opiates), or an H.R or finance background - but enquiries are welcome from anyone who is simply interesting in becoming a trustee.

We are looking for people who have a strong empathy with our mission. Experience, skills, and expertise in issues relating to prescribed drugs of addiction (including benzodiazepine and z-drug sleeping pills, gabapentinoids and opiates)  would be an advantage, but more important is a desire to learn more about this subject.

Among other things, the statutory duties of a trustee are:

  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.

The Board of Trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

All trustees, should also be aware of, and understand, their individual and collective responsibilities, and should not be overly reliant on one or more individual trustees in any particular aspect of the governance of the charity.

BAT is based in Patchway which is where the monthly meetings take place.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 - 13:15
How to Apply: 

If you're interested, please email support@bataid for more information and an application pack, or to arrange an informal chat with one of our existing trustees.

Contact Person: 
Kate King
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 9663629
Postal Address: 
Battle Against Tranquillisers, Coniston Community Centre Patchway Bristol BS34 5LP