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Reach Volunteering
London (Greater)
Voluntary role
Closing date
13 Nov 2020

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Contract Type
Consultancy / Strategy
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Become a trustee for a small, enthusiastic charity that is making a difference to the quality of life for diverse groups of people with lived experience of drug and alcohol problems across London. 

Build on Belief (BoB),is a service user led charity that is changing the face of the drug and alcohol treatment system in London. Our services are run by people who have had their own experiences of drug and alcohol addiction and understand not only what it’s like first-hand, but also the struggle people often have to reach and maintain recovery. 

Role summary

In terms of key responsibilities, they include:

  • Attend and contribute to Board (six evening meetings a year at Earls Court or online during the pandemic) and related meetings and share in decision making about all significant issues that impact on BoB;
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of BoBs strategy;
  • Oversee BoBs work, ensuring that risks are managed, assets are protected and resources are well used;
  • Act as custodian of BoBs values and long-term future, ensuring that the organisation is complying with its constitution, and is managed prudently and lawfully;
  • Provide support (as well as challenge) to BoBs Chief Executive particularly drawing on your own areas of expertise;
  • Using contacts and networks to help BoB grow and develop and to be an active ambassador for the organisation;
  • Other duties required and expected of a Trustee/Company Director, including task groups and occasional visits to services.

Person description

Qualities Required

Trustees are expected to:

  • Share BoBs values and aspirations along with having empathy with those seeking to rebuild their lives;
  • Have the expertise, skills, life experience and personal qualities that we require to form an effective and diverse Board;
  • Have an ability to work in small groups and teams, for example on task groups;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to adhere to the BoB Code of Conduct;
  • Be able to fully discharge the legal requirements of being a trustee and company director.

While having some lived experience of substance misuse, personally or through family, friends or colleagues, would be useful it is not an essential requirement. 

Professional Expertise Required

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • New digital platforms;
  • Charity fundraising;
  • Working in the substance use field;
  • Experience of charity governance or an interest in gaining that experience.

How to apply

If you are interested please contact us initially via the Reach platform.


Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
  • explore roles and profiles
  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

Other organisations and partners

We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

Read more about our partnerships.

Find Us
020 3943 9901
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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