Clinical Lead Volunteer Roles in Bristol
The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) has a new opportunity for clinical and lay Trustees to join the team! Currently the Board is made up of 10 Trustees and you will be replacing those who have completed their time in position.
NEBDN is a leading provider of qualifications for dental nurses in the UK. As a registered charity, its been examining and awarding dental nursing qualifications for over 80 years!
What will you be doing?
• Preparing for and attending approximately six meetings of the Board each year
• Attending NEBDN’s AGM/conference each year
• Being a member of, and participating in, one of its subcommittees – this will include a mixture of face-to-face meetings, teleconferences/video conferencing, and work outside the meetings
• Attending the annual strategic planning day. (usually held in October each year)
• Ad hoc assistance as required
What will you get out of it?
• The opportunity to develop leadership skills
• Improve financial skills, develop/ improve management skills
• The opportunity to gain a range of business skills
• The opportunity to enhance your continuing professional development
• The opportunity to influence and develop dental nurse education and future qualifications
• The opportunity to get involved in strategic development
Time and commitment
Overall the time commitment is approximately 10 days a year plus preparation time.
As a clinical Trustee you will already have experience working in the dental industry and will be/have worked as a dental nurse, dentist or dental clinical professional. This role can be worked alongside other NEBDN Associate positions such as an Examiner. As a lay Trustee you will be expected to have knowledge of the industry in which you work and be willing to learn and contribute to the changing factors of dental nursing education.
Take the next step in your career with our Clinical Psychology Internship designed to prepare aspiring professionals for application to Professional Doctorates in Clinical Psychology or a career in psychotherapy and counselling.
We are a registered charity (Charity Number: 1191308) working alongside WHO and several leading global mental health charities. Our work is primarily aimed at helping individuals in the developing world, while our services in high income countries help fund our philanthropic endeavours.
Join a team that boasts of previous interns from world-renowned institutions such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, ICL, LSE.
- Gain experience similar to working as an Assistant Psychologist, Support Worker, or Psychological Well-Being Practitioner.
- Collect a diverse portfolio of up to 100 clients, each contributing to your accumulation of clinically supervised hours.
- Receive tailored one-to-one and group training in a plethora of psychotherapeutic approaches including Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and systematic desensitisation.
- Contribute to primary research and get the opportunity to be a named author on published research papers.
- Work with top graduates and future leaders in the field of psychology within a professional environment prioritising wellbeing and community.
- Embrace the unique chance to work with a global charity committed to breaking down barriers to mental health worldwide.
- Gain access to employment opportunities with Overcome.
- Stand out from the crowd when applying to Assistant Psychology, Psychological Well-Being Practitioner, Research Assistant and more psychology-related jobs.
- Meet your clinical supervision hours and research experience requirements for when you apply for your DClinPsy.
- Network with a range of psychology professions potentially shaping your future in the field.
- Be an integral part of building a start-up charity.
- Attain a professional reference to support your future applications to work or study.
What We're Looking For
- Aspiring individuals with a strong interest in psychotherapy, counselling, and/or clinical psychology.
- Fluency in English.
- Ability to commit full-time for the full 3-months duration of the internship.
- Financial independence during the duration of the internship.
- 2:1 Psychology degree or an MSc conversion degree, or status as a qualified mental health professional.
- Level 3 certificate or higher in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- Additional mental health-related certifications/diplomas.
- Psychological research experience.
*We take applications on a rolling basis, next cohort start is mid-February.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity, with over 500 foster carers currently providing loving homes for over 600 children and young people across England, Scotland and Wales. We have annual income of £25million and 200 staff
Since we were founded in 1993, we have strived to offer excellent care for all our children entrusted to us and to instil positive change in the wider care system. We have also sought to innovate so we can improve the experiences of children and young people in the care system to transform outcomes for the better.
Underpinning all of this vital work are our excellent staff and, of course, our amazing and inspirational foster carers. They are caring for children and young people who are vulnerable, but also full of hopes, dreams, potential and joy. Good foster families provide safe and stable homes and help children fulfil their potential and enable them to lead happy and successful lives.
We are looking to appoint up to four additional Trustees to join our Board, bringing a range of diverse skills and personal lived experiences and providing critical challenge and oversight to our work. While we are open to a range of professional backgrounds, we are keen to appoint Trustees with knowledge of:
- Children’s health (including mental health and wellbeing)
It may be that you are an experienced Trustee who is looking to be part of an organisation going through an exciting period of change, or an individual who is passionate about our work and looking for your first Trustee role. We are keen that our Board is representative of the diversity of people that we support. We are particularly interested in hearing from care experienced adults.
We are all excited about the opportunity this appointment presents to lead our charity into the next phase of its journey, with our foster carers and children at the heart. We hope that you want to be part of it.
To download a full copy of the candidate brief and learn more about the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button, where you will be redirected to the website of our recruitment partner, Tall Roots.
Joining Respond as a Trustee - January 2024
Founded in 1991, Respond is a national charity that seeks to transform the lives of people with learning disabilities and autistic people who have experienced trauma. We are committed to bringing about positive change for our clients and their families, enabling them to lead richer and more resilient lives.
Respond's services for children, young people and adults are:
Family support services
Advocacy, including ISVA and domestic abuse services.
Training, consultancy and reflective practice
Respond supports charities that campaign for equality and inclusion with the aim to prevent abuse and equip individuals and their families to come to terms with their experiences and live more positive lives.
Our specialist training, supervision, reflective practice and consultancy equips agencies and health / social care providers to deliver trauma-informed services. This includes responding to and providing consultancy and training for significant events such as institutional abuse.
Our income base is diverse with trust funds and grants continuing to be a vital part of maintaining core services Respond offers, alongside donations from trusts and foundations. We also continue to have larger ongoing or spot contracts for our work for NHS commissioners and local authorities.
It is a good opportunity to join Respond's Board at this time, following our restructure and as we move towards the last year of our current strategy for 2022-25. Following a challenging period due to changing funding landscape and closure of some services, we will be focused on consolidation and improving impact measurement to secure long-term financial sustainability.
The role of the Board of Trustees
The Trustees (or 'Board members') are trustees of the charity and directors of the limited company. They are responsible for the governance, setting the strategic direction and monitoring the implementation of the strategy. The Board ensures that the charity acts in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
The Board has responsibility for:
ensuring the charity acts in accordance with its charitable purpose and is providing public benefit and meets its legal obligations;
making decisions in the best interests of the charity;
developing the multi-year strategy;
monitoring the management of the finances and resources of the organisation (operations, budget, property, workforce and tenders);
monitoring performance, quality and impact;
appointing and appraising the CEO.
Who we’re looking for
Following a recent skills audit within the current Board, the Board is seeking trustees with the following skills or experiences;
Finance - This person will have a financial qualification and will enable the Board to ensure the sound financial health of the charity. The person will collaborate with the Finance Director to ensure that the organisation has systems that meet sector best practice and ensures financial accountability. This trustee will be the Treasurer and chair the Finance Committee.
Human Resources (HR) - This person will have experience in working in HR roles, preferably in the voluntary sector. This person will help review and strengthen Respond’s HR policies, set up and lead the people committee and guide the Leadership team in dealing with complex HR issues including change management.
Fundraising, Marketing and Comms – This person will work closely with our Head of Development and Commissioning on our income strategy and communications strategy.
Psychotherapy /working in a trauma informed setting – As an organisation providing psychotherapy and arts therapies for autistic people and people with learning disabilities, we are looking for a trustee with experience of working as a therapist with a systems-psychodynamic approach.
The Board wants to ensure that the charity's 'beneficiaries' are represented in its governance. We encourage applications from people who have lived experience of autism, learning disabilities and/or trauma-informed work (either directly or through family members). How the Board carries out meetings will also be reviewed to accommodate adjustments requested by new trustees with learning disabilities or who are autistic. (Please refer to a separate document if you or someone you know with lived experience may be interested)
The following knowledge, experience and skills are essential for the role:
a commitment to the mission of Respond;
senior experience, ideally including one or more of the following areas – finance, human resources, fundraising/marketing, legal, compliance, hard-to-reach communities, caring/social care, psychotherapy, commissioning.
ability to identify creative solutions to problems within limited resources;
good analytical skills;
ability to think strategically;
independence and flexibility in thinking;
ability to communicate efficiently and connect with a wide range of people, internally and externally;
a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement (see below);
an understanding of the legal duties of trusteeship set out in the Charity Commission's 'The Essential Trustee'; and
an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to make decisions for the good of Respond.
Trustees will be expected to demonstrate the following personal attributes:
good interpersonal skills including listening;
commitment to excellence and high expectations of self and others;
values people and the contribution of all stakeholders;
team-oriented with a supportive approach.
Respond is dedicated to developing opportunities for Trustees to be appointed reflecting greater and varied diversity among our Board of Trustees, so we welcome applications by suitably qualified candidates irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital or parental status, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented on the board.
What we offer
New trustees will:
Receive induction and training;
Develop new skills and competencies;
Meet new people and develop professional networks;
Contribute to ensuring that the charity offers high quality effective services to autistic people and people with learning disabilities who have experienced trauma, who are in need;
An annual appraisal
Time requirement - What is involved?
Trustees attend eight Board meetings per year approximately every six-eight weeks currently on a Tuesday evening 5:30pm to 8pm. Meetings are in London, and remote access is available for trustees who live/work outside London.
Each Trustee is expected to be an active member of the Respond community, committing 5 to 10 hours per month to the charity which may also involve being on a sub-committee such as; Finance Committee, Clinical Governance and Safeguarding Committee each of which meets four times per year, typically during normal office hours online or in London.
Trustees are expected to attend an induction session at Respond prior to their first Board meeting. Trustees are expected to attend all Board meetings. Other meetings are away-days over a weekend.
Trustees are invited to the annual general meeting, which takes place typically in November.
Trustees may claim expenses incurred in effectively carrying out their duties, in accordance with Respond’s Trustee Expenses Policy.
Papers are distributed one week in advance of meetings. In addition, Trustees are expected to review documents and communicate with other board members and senior staff between meetings. Every effort will be made to ensure that trustees with learning disabilities or who are neurodiverse have access to documents in formats that they can understand or have the support available for them to fully participate as trustees.
Occasionally, circumstances may require urgent meetings (either face-to-face or virtual) to examine strategic issues or items requiring Board approval
Duration of the role
Board terms are for a five-year term following which the person can be elected to serve another three years.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking a new trustee to join our Board. This opportunity has arisen at an exciting time in our journey at St Helena. We have recently agreed a new 10-year vision and strategic direction. However, to achieve our vision we need to find a way through a perfect storm of spiraling costs and increased demand, at the same time as income from traditional fundraising methods is diminishing and inflationary pressures are increasing. To help with income we have set up a subsidiary trading arm to manage our growing range of commercial activities. Already the lead organisation for palliative and end of life care in our area, we want to extend our reach and services to also become a key provider of complex frailty and dementia care. We are exploring moving to a new site and taking the opportunity that presents to develop business cases for new ventures that could be co-located with existing services. We operate two very successful B2B lottery partnerships delivering lotteries for other hospices and charities across the country. We have recently launched a new home care service in partnership with a national franchisor. We have a growing retail arm, with an increasing online presence. We also have a well-established and successful fundraising operation. We want to build on this success and diversify even further. You will be joining a welcoming, motivated, and supportive Board of Trustees, and you will find us a friendly and caring organisation to work with. We are keen to hear from you if you would like to be a Trustee. Previous experience in a management or leadership role and of working at Board level would be an advantage. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is motivated by our social purpose, and who will help us develop and implement new ways of delivering care and support that improve
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.