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Volunteer Governance Trustee for mental health charity

Been There


Posted over 30 days ago...

Been There is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join a small, supportive and dynamic team as a Trustee. 


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Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1AA

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Main Responsibilities  

Strategic Leadership: Contribute to the development and implementation of our strategic objectives, providing insight, oversight, and direction to ensure the organisation's goals are achieved efficiently.  

Governance and Compliance: Ensure that Been There adheres to all legal and statutory requirements. Monitor compliance with governance best practices and ethical standards.  

Financial Oversight: Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation, ensuring its viability and that all financial resources are managed responsibly and in line with organisational objectives.  

Risk Management: Identify, monitor, and mitigate risks to the organisation, ensuring robust risk management strategies are in place.  

Advocacy and Ambassadorship: Act as an ambassador for Been There, advocating for our mission and values, and enhancing our visibility and reputation.  

Fundraising Support: Play an active role in guiding and supporting the charity's fundraising efforts, ensuring financial goals are met and resources are secured for future sustainability.

What are we looking for?

Person Specification   Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy with any body image issues and related mental health concerns. Experience, skills and expertise in charity law, an interest in the well-being of people combined with an in-depth understanding of our work and ambitions are particularly sought.   Knowledge, skills and understanding:  

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of governance experience within a board, ideally in the non-profit sector or a related field. Skills: Strong strategic thinking, leadership, and decision-making abilities. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge: A good understanding of the legal and financial responsibilities of a trustee and experience in risk management, strategic planning, and organisational oversight.

Commitment: Ability to commit time for board meetings, committee involvement, and preparation work. Expected to attend quarterly board meetings and contribute to special projects as needed.  

Please see the attached job spec for further information on what responsibilities charity trustees hold.

What difference will you make?

Been There is a charity in the form of an app that connects people aged 18 and over with a vetted and trained mentor to help with any body image issues they may be experiencing. This gives them the opportunity to speak to someone who has ‘Been There’ themselves. Our Mentors are here to support, empower and, most importantly, listen. The Trustees are a core part of the team and very hands on. We have a tight knit team, and your governance support will ensure we are always acting in the best interests of our beneficiaries.


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