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Service User Trustee

Job title: Service User Trustee

Reporting to: Chair, Board of Trustees

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months

Hours: Part time

Salary: Real Living Wage (London)

Location: Home working/ London

Closing date: Monday 22 April, midday

We welcome applications from people with transferrable skills and qualities, and people with diverse employment histories and personal backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification

Download our recruitment pack

About the role

As a service user trustee, you will have lived experience of a mental health issue or a learning disability. You will have used mental health or learning disability services – either ours, or similar services run by other organisations. You need to have an understanding of advocacy and a passion for helping The Advocacy Project be the best it can be – but you don’t need to have previous experience of charity governance.

We currently have two service user trustees, who play a key role on the board and make an essential contribution to discussions and decision-making. We will give you a full induction, with a ‘good trustee guide’ in easy read format if you would find that helpful. You will be mentored by the existing service user trustees as you build your experience of being a trustee. For each board discussion, we will give you information in a format that’s accessible for you, and support you to prepare ahead of each meeting. In all our meetings, we make sure everyone uses straight-forward language to explain their points – because that helps all of us make better decisions.


About The Advocacy Project

We help people who are marginalised or vulnerable because of their circumstances make their own choices about their lives. We support them to speak up and help improve important services we all need. We want to make sure people across all age and care groups – including learning disability and mental health – can:

  • voice their concerns
  • understand their rights
  • make effective choices about what happens in their lives

We do this through advocacy services which support people individually, and user involvement projects that help organisations improve the services they offer.


How to apply

Upload your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you think you’re the person we’re looking for and how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the person specification. (NB we will only be accepting applications from candidates who upload both a supporting statement and CV).

It’s a legal requirement that you are eligible to work in the UK for all our posts.

If you have any questions, please email Judith Davey:


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