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Suffolk User Forum is looking for new Voluntary Trustees

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Do you have accountancy or fundraising skills? Do you have an interest in mental health or lived experience? Then please check out the message from Suffolk User Forum (SUF) below.

“One of the positive features of Covid has been the willingness & flexibility of voluntary organisations in Suffolk to play their part so wonderfully. Many of these are small county organisations with a few paid staff and voluntary trustees supporting them. SUF is one such charity.

SUF exists to give a voice to people whose emotional wellbeing or mental health is affected in different ways. We try to ensure that the right sort of support and services are available to people.  

As well as Jayne Stevens the Chief Executive and our staff team, we currently have seven trustees. We want three more. The trustee’s job is to ensure that the organisation is soundly managed, takes good care of its funding from Suffolk County Council and the NHS, and always focusses first on its core responsibilities to people in the county.

SUF would welcome interest from people who have an understanding of mental health, perhaps through personal experience as a service user or carer. We know that a diverse board membership leads to better decision making and that’s why we are keen to appoint new trustees from diverse backgrounds, younger people, and women. At the moment we are hoping for a couple of the people to have accountancy or fundraising backgrounds. The role will take up about half a day or a little more a month.

Anyone who is interested is encouraged please to look at our vacancy page https://www.suffolkuserforum.co.uk/vacancies/ and to make email either Guenever Pachent, SUF chair Guenever@suffolkuserforum.co.uk or Robert Nesbitt, trustee and company secretary Robert.nesbitt@suffolkuserforum.co.uk 

We look forward to hearing from you.”

The closing date for applications is 14th February 2022.

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