'Be the sun in someone’s dark sky.'

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We are recruiting people to join our

Board of Trustees

BoB helps build the “social capital’ of people who are on a journey of recovery from addiction in London, whether through alcohol, illicit or prescribed drugs.

We give our service users and volunteers access to social activities such as: music workshops, sports clubs, arts, alternative therapies, food and drink, gardening and allotments. These along with a strong sense of community are just some of the things on offer to anyone who visits us.

Many of our service users, volunteers and staff across our seven London projects have associated mental and physical health problems along with homelessness and unemployment. Over one in three of our service users are from BAME communities as are over one in five volunteers. Covid 19 has exposed their ongoing social isolation and loneliness.

Whether you are an experienced trustee or taking your first step at board level we want to hear from you.

Our new trustees will have skills in one or more of the following areas:

• Fundraising
• Digital platform development
• Work with vulnerable people

Like many charities in London we want to better reflect the diversity and cultures of this vibrant city. So, we very much hope that people from black and minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities, women and those from LGBTQ+ communities will consider applying.

We don’t think it is essential for you to have ‘lived experience’ of addiction or dependency, but perhaps if you do, whether yourself or through family, friends or colleagues or perhaps by working in complementary services then this would be of added value.

Our Board meets every two months on the first Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm, usually in Earls Court (online currently) with other commitments such as half day strategy meetings and visits to local services in London.

Deadline for applications: Monday 23 November 2020

Interviews: mid-December (or, if necessary, January 2021) either early evening or daytime to suit you.

For further information: please contact [email protected]

For an informal chat: please contact our Chair, Roger Howard 07885805963