OPPORTUNITIES WITH BAT
We need trustees to help us grow and develop in challenging times
To be a Trustee of an organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. The most effective Boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. The role of a Trustee is to ensure that Battle Against Tranquillisers fulfils its duties to its service users and delivers on our vision, mission and values.
1st Floor, East Wing, The Kingswood Estate, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8DB
6 to 8 meetings per year and associated admin, plus AGM
What’s it like to be a Trustee?
Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. There are 6 main parts of a trustee’s role
- Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
- Comply with your charity’s governing document and the law
- Act in your charity’s best interests
- Ensure your charity is accountable
- Manage your charity’s resources responsibly
- Act with reasonable care and skill
Carol Stock – BAT trustee 2006 – 2019
The role of a trustee is to discuss and decide the way forward when changes are required, which can be interesting and which also means that they can make a difference, which is a privilege. BAT helps such a lot of people and Trustees are there to support the workers in any way we can, which we try to do.
Having a variety of people from different backgrounds with varied knowledge and opinions is invaluable, because this helps to provide a wider range of knowledge included in this discussion process which can only help BAT to have processes and working practices which are flexible and efficient.
The role doesn’t take a huge amount of your time, quite often just a meeting taking an hour or two, usually around the early evening part of the day when the work day is over. It is hugely rewarding to be able to see for yourself that just giving a little bit of your spare time is helping to run this charity and therefore helping to make a huge difference to the many people that BAT is helping on an ongoing basis.
If anyone has any spare time they would be willing to devote to being a BAT Trustee please do contact us and ask for more information.
We are looking for a Volunteer Peer to work in partnership with BAT and local services to provide peer-based support for individuals withdrawing by either tapering or tolerance effects by providing peer-based support for individuals who attend the weekly support group at Gloucester House at Southmead Hospital.
We are looking for a Helpline Volunteer to Help facilitate the telephone during core hours Monday – Friday from 10-4pm. The aim of the service is to offer a space to anyone who may need to talk about Benzos or other prescription drugs.
Volunteer Social Media and Admin Support
We are looking for a volunteer social media assistant to provide valuable social media and some general administrative office support to the organisation. The role requires comfort and skill with technology (you will be using office software programs and graphic presentation software).
In return we can offer you:
- A comprehensive induction and ongoing support.
- Support and supervision in the role.
- Newsletters; keeping you up to date on charity news and other volunteer opportunities.
- You will have the opportunity to meet with other volunteers.
- You will be able to claim reasonable travel expenses.