Trustees (various roles) - Baton of Hope UK

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Voluntary, expenses covered
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Be part of the ground-breaking suicide prevention charity Baton Of Hope. We invite applicants with experience and/or skills in the following areas. Finance/Treasurer Fundraising Safeguarding Governance Clinical Campaigning.

Who we are

The Baton Of Hope UK is a new charity which seeks to raise awareness of the scale of the challenge that suicide represents and brings together individuals, organisations and communities to bring hope to all those struggling with their mental health. The number of suicides in the UK has remained unacceptably high with around 6,000 each year reported. The BoH aims to open up conversations, reduce the stigma around mental health and suicide, and bring amount meaningful change to save lives.

The role

Baton Of Hope has quickly become a national movement following a highly-successful tour of the UK. Successful applicants will help this young charity to build on its foundations to develop, grow and thrive. You will have the drive and passion to make a real change in bringing down the UK’s stagnated suicide statistics. We are committed to diversity and inclusivity and invite applicants from all communities of the UK. You will help us to create awareness of the scale and challenge that suicide represents but also to bring about real and practical change.

The charity wishes to recruit trustees who share its vision and passion and who can bring the skills needed to help achieve its purpose. Working alongside the founding trustees and managing a executive team, the charity welcomes all applications and is particularly looking for experienced trustees in the following areas

  • Finance/Treasurer – with qualifications or expertise in accounting or business
  • Fundraising – with a track record in individual giving, grant applications or sponsorship
  • Safeguarding – with experience or qualifications in safeguarding relevant to suicide
  • Clinical – a psychiatrist, psychologist or academic with clinical expertise in the area of suicide
  • Governance – with for purpose sector experience of running a charity
  • Campaigning – with experience of running charity campaigns to bring about change
  • While many of those associated with the charity have lived experience of suicide risk, this is not a requirement as the charity wishes to achieve diversity of views and experience on its board to reflect society and respond to the national conversation about how we approach suicide, how we talk about it and how support those affected by it.

In this start-up year, the Board is currently meeting 6 to 8 times and operates alongside an executive team made up of volunteers. In attempting to drive change, the charity is looking for committed individuals from across the UK who will inspire hope through action and be part of the national conversation around suicide prevention.

Recruitment Programme:

Applications are open from 20 November to midnight on 8 December.

Please submit your CV and an accompanying letter to First round interviews will be held the week of 11th December

Second round interview will be held the week of 20th December

Interview will be held via zoom or in person, please advise any access requirements

Appointments to the board will be notified by Friday 29th December. The roles are unremunerated but reasonable expenses will be met.


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