1. Borderline Support UK CIC

Trustee (Safeguarding)

Remote

Borderline Support UK CIC are looking for a trustee to join our friendly and active board, taking the lead on safeguarding along with the board, chair and chief executive.

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Who we are

Borderline Support UK CIC is a national user-led community interest company which promotes the use of lived experience and peer support to be there for anyone affected in any way by BPD, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest. We believe that people experiencing mental distress because of their BPD can direct their own journey towards wellbeing and recovery, to live a full life with improved mental health.


The role

Borderline Support UK CIC supports people from all over the UK who are living with borderline personality disorder, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Safeguarding is central to everything we do, we recognise that the welfare of our service users and volunteers is paramount and that we have a duty of care to everyone in our services. We will do everything we can to provide a safe environment for service users and volunteers.

About the role

Although we recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of all, the Safeguarding Trustee will take the lad on safeguarding, supporting the board and chief executive.

The safeguarding trustee will:

  • review and implement safeguarding policies and procedures
  • ensure there is an annual review
  • be aware of safeguarding legislation and other relevant obligations including the safeguarding expectations of the Charity Commission
  • produce and deliver safeguarding reports to the board
  • produce and assist with safeguarding training
  • support the trustees to develop their understanding of safeguarding

About you

Experience and skills we are looking for:

  • experience of working in safeguarding for adults
  • awareness of relevant guidance and legislation
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive and confidential information
  • commitment to the values and aims of the organisation

About the board

Our board of trustees is a friendly, dedicated and active group. Our six trustees help run committees and groups, and are passionate about the goals of the organisation. The board meets once a month at present (this will move to less frequently in time), and meets remotely over Teams.

Why join us?

This is an exciting time to join us, as we implement our strategy for 2024 onwards. Over the next five years we want to develop our services, invest in new ways of supporting people, and grow our service to meet the increased need for support. We are also implementing awareness campaigns and training workshops.

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