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Job Description

Adfam Voluntary positions - Trustees

We are looking for skilled and passionate trustees to help us strengthen and bring diverse perspectives to our board.

Adfam is the leading national charity which  supports people who are affected by their loved one’s alcohol, drug use or gambling. We work directly with families, friends and carers as well as professionals and policy makers. Since the Covid pandemic, we have moved our services and support on line. Adfam has a track record of supporting people who too often find they have no one to turn to, producing ground breaking research and influencing policy decisions by national and regional policy makers. We have a small, but experienced and highly skilled staff team

We are especially interested in people with

- Financial and governance skills

- HR experience

- Knowledge of Children and Families social services

- Academic and research links

- Lived experience

- Experience of working/trusteeship in a medium size charity

- Experience of working with digital platforms and channels

Adfam is the only national charity tackling the effects of alcohol, drug use or gambling on family members and friends. We improve life for thousands of people and we are aiming to increase our reach and influence in coming years. This impact of addiction on loved one’s can be devastating and 1 in 3 people in the UK say that they have been affected. We welcome people with experiences from BAME communities as we develop the cultural competence of the board and wider organisation.

Adfam is

- A charity with sound governance

- Financially stable

- A small charity which  makes a big impact

- A leading  national charity

- Credible research partners

- Proud of a track record of influencing national policy

- High quality service delivery partners

- Inclusive as an employer and provider

Time commitment

The role of the trustee is highly rewarding. Trustees are expected to attend board meetings held 4 times a year. There will be opportunities to contribute to, and support the charity’s projects.  Meetings can be attended remotely. There is also an induction programme for new trustees.

Term of Office

Trustees are appointed for an initial term of 3 years, with the possibility of extension of  up to 9 years in total

To apply

  • Apply by 15 April 2021
  • We are interviewing as suitable applications come in, and interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
  • Submit a CV and brief supporting statement, explaining the reasons for your interest and how you believe your skills and experience could benefit Adfam

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