Who we are
At ESCAPE we recognise that the family, carers and others supporting the individual require services in their own right. We also know that they can often be instrumental in encouraging a substance user to access treatment. From our base, at the Susan Kennedy Centre in Ashington, we work across Northumberland with those affected by a loved ones drugs and alcohol, offering a range of services, courses and activities.
The role of Trustee is voluntary, although responsible travel expenses may be claimed.
The appointment will be initially for 3 years which may be extended by a further 3 years.
While we are flexible in terms of the skills and attributes people might bring to the role, at present we are looking particularly for people with skills in the following areas: health and well-being, care and support, safeguarding, IT and data protection, commissioning and tendering, fundraising, volunteering. Candidates may have hands-on, academic, management or lived experience and will have a genuine desire to become involved. Previous experience of being a Trustee is not essential as training will be provided.
Our current Trustees come from a varied range of backgrounds and bring a wide range of skills. We actively seek to promote diversity in all its forms in our organisation.
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