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


12 meetings per year and associated admin, plus AGM


Please email telling us why you’d like to join us, or fill in an expression of interest form and send it to us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

However, at the moment there are effectively only two Trustees and we urgently need more.  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.


*This vacancy is now closed*

The BAT Board of Trustees are seeking the first Chief Executive for the organisation to support the transformational change required to ensure this small local charity, with national reach has a sustainable future.
Initially undertaking a review of our operations, the new CEO will work to produce a future vision with recommendations to support the success of our Charity in the 21st Century.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be a persuasive leader with excellent interpersonal skills 
  • be operationally effective and a respected manager, setting the highest standards and empowering the staff team to deliver work of the highest quality
  • ensure that we have a governance structure that meets our legal requirements as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee
  • develop and implement a fundraising strategy that enables us to play to our strengths as a recognised national lead in supporting professionals and service users in drug prescription and support and enables us to navigate a sustainable future

The closing date is 12 noon Tuesday 7th May 2019, and we plan to shortlist that afternoon and successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards. We will be interviewing selected candidates on Monday 13th May 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role contact Rob Farrow on 07925734667 or email: 

For an application pack, email