Who we are
Families Out Loud is a Wiltshire charity working with families challenged by someone else’s drug and alcohol dependency, supporting them to bravely build a better life. We offer clients:
• 1-1 services to suit individual needs
• Specialist counselling/therapeutic support for family groups
• Face-to-face and online group support sessions
• External expertise in 1-1 sessions (where appropriate)
• Bereavement support
• Peer support
Who we are
Families Out Loud (FOL) is a Wiltshire charity working with families challenged by someone else’s drug and alcohol dependency, supporting them to bravely build a better life. We want to reach every family impacted by drug and alcohol use so they can speak out, free from stigma, and receive the support, care and help they need. Our services include one-to-one, group and bereavement support.
Since launching in 2018, FOL has seen a huge growth in demand for services, unsurprising as 1 in 10 people in Britain is affected by someone else’s drinking, drug-taking or gambling. FOL recently employed a local marketing company to help us create a robust 5-year strategic plan and we are now actively recruiting a new trustee to assist with delivering the 5-year plan, generating income, ensuring compliance and setting the charity’s annual budget.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a new trustee who shares our passion to support families affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Addiction devastates lives and families. If someone you care about is abusing substances, your life is affected at every level. People often tell us that the chaos makes them feel distressed, threatened, out of control and hopeless. Additionally, although addiction is widespread, it continues to be surrounded by stigma which can have a profound effect on families. FOL is committed to reducing the shame and stigma by encouraging clients to speak out and to speak freely, which can be very liberating for people who have spent years hiding their family secrets.
Working within Families Out Loud Values of Listen, Care, Be Practical and Show Determination, you will be a good communicator who enjoys working both as part of a team and at an individual level. Working closely with other trustees, you will be keen to reach consensus but always decisive when required.
You will also have excellent research, time-management and organisational skills with previous experience in the field of fundraising and/or funding research / writing funding bids. Your skills will include a high level of written English and a good eye for detail.
Applicants will have an interest in how families are affected by addiction, and strategies that family members can use to protect themselves. However, applicants do not need to have had personal experience of such matters.