Charity Trustee

The Southmead Project
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Details of Role: 

The Southmead Project is a charity that provides specialist counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction across Bristol and its surrounding areas. We are looking for enthusiastic, hands-on trustees to join our fantastic team.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have worked with people affected by trauma and addiction, experience in counselling and mental health, or with a background in health or education.

What the Role Involves

As part of the Trustee Board, you will be supporting the Southmead Project in providing strategic guidance and advice to the senior staff. The trustees are all instrumental in helping the charity to achieve its objectives and in ensuring its sustainability. 

The trustees' duties include:

  • Offering advice and guidance to the senior staff
  • Ensuring the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  • Ensuring the charity is complying with its governing document and the law
  • Acting in the charity’s best interests
  • Managing the charity’s resources responsibly
  • Making use of your skills and experience and taking appropriate advice when necessary
  • Giving time, thought and energy to your role, for example by preparing for, attending and actively participating in all trustees’ meetings
  • Ensuring the charity is accountable.

What the Southmead Project is Looking For

Trustees should ideally have an understanding of how counselling works and how a small, community-based organisation operates. Trustees will preferably be based in or near Bristol, and ideally if they have links with the Southmead area itself.

Trustees are required to attend Board meetings for 2 hours once a month, the charity’s AGM each year, and respond to emails in between meetings.

Why Volunteer For Us?

This is an opportunity to play an important part in the running of a unique charity that provides support to people that have experienced abuse, trauma and addiction. You will be working with a team of friendly, enthusiastic and hard-working people, who are all motivated to provide crucial support for survivors and to empower them to sustain the progress that they have made.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 30 October, 2020 - 17:00
How to Apply: 

Please complete the attached application form and return by e-mail to: (Please note that we are unable to accept posted forms due to the temporary closure of our office).

Contact Person: 
Imogen McCabe
Contact Email: