Trustee on the Board of the Charity

Employ-Ability is a charity based in Harlow delivering services across South and West Essex, and West Suffolk. We support people with a range of mental health issues, including those with severe and enduring illness, to find and keep employment. We are acknowledged experts in the delivery of Individual Placement and Support, the model used to secure employment, and Job Retention services to retain employment.


Employ-Ability needs to recruit new trustees to the Board, which guides the charity and its staff as they deliver on a range of contracts (see Role Description). This will appeal to you if:

·         You want to support your local community and make a difference

·         You want to further the opportunities of people experiencing mental ill health

·         You want to gain the experience of being part of a not-for-profit Board

·         You want to have an interest outside your day job, or you want to use your skills in another context, or in retirement

·         You want a new challenge


We are not looking for any specific qualifications, and a wide range of skills will be applicable, more importantly: each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.

The sort of qualities and attitudes we are looking for include:

·         A commitment to the organisation

·         A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

·         Strategic vision

·         Good, independent judgement

·         An ability to think creatively

·         A willingness to speak their mind

·         An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

·         An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. 


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Company is limited by guarantee
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

We have up to 8 meetings a year including our AGM, meetings are in the evening and last about 2 hrs, AGM is ½ day. There may be other occasional meetings and contacts if involved in specific tasks. Some meetings are remote and some in Latton Bush offices.


This opportunity has no specific location.

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