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We are looking for passionate people to join our Board of Trustees

Are you experienced in:

  • Finance
  • HR and employee relations
  • Marketing and PR
  • Fundraising

We are particularly keen to recruit people with the skills above, though people with other relevant skills are always welcome!

What is a Trustee?

Trustees are the people who give their time and expertise for free. They use their skills an experience to lead charities and decide how they are run. Trustees have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives.

What is a Board of Trustees?

The Board of Trustees (sometimes also called Members or Directors) usually comprises about ten or eleven in number, although there is no upper limit. Members should be broadly representative of the community whilst bringing a particular area of knowledge or experience or expertise to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Board.  For example, from: the police, probation, prison services; medical, legal and teaching professions; magistracy, banking and business; drugs/social work field; human resources, various consultancies, the media, former drug users, etc.

SMART Trustees must be:

  • Committed to the aims and objectives of the organisation
  • Prepared to attend four Board Meetings and one AGM each year. These are normally held in Bedford.
  • Interested to meet staff and develop knowledge of the organisation’s function, roles and personnel. This may involve travel to Bedford
  • Willing to represent the organisation to other bodies
  • Ready to take an interest in a specific area of the organisation’s work or have a specific role within the Board

SMART work with people who are homeless, young people and people who have drug and alcohol problems and come into the category of “vulnerable adults”. This requires those having any responsibility for/association with them to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and barring) check.

Do you think you are able to help?

We’d love to speak to you. Contact us by completing the form below and we’ll be in touch.

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