Job Title: Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Truro
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J68837
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 11, 2020 12:10

Job Description

CLEAR: Emotional Trauma and Therapy Specialists are seeking new trustees who will contribute to the board with their experience in HR, financial management and corporate fundraising.

About us

We are a Cornwall based charity dedicated to the highest levels of care and support for people of all ages impacted by abuse and trauma. Our mission is to prevent, reduce and help children, young people and adults to heal from emotional trauma, in particular trauma that is linked to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

We are proud to be a member of the Survivors Trust and are the only all-age service in Cornwall. Our children's service is both registered and accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Our counselling services work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Role summary

Being a trustee is a rewarding experience as you will use your skills to help continue developing our strategy. You role will have a great impact in how we continue offering our services. We are an open and transparent organisation, bound by an ethical framework. We always strive for ensuring our processes are evaluated with a view to improve how the organisation operates for the benefit of our clients.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled people, who are committed to personal development and are all very proud of what they do. In addition, this is an opportunity to showcase your experience for the benefit of an organisation that provides valuable counselling support to people experiencing emotional trauma.

Person description

CLEAR would like to hear from people who have the following skills and experience and can demonstrate the following competencies and values:

  • Background/experience in the following areas: HR, financial management and corporate fundraising.
  • 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.


We are fully committed to increasing the diversity of our board. A more diverse board will understand better the needs of all sections of the community, offer a broader range of perspectives about issues and be more creative in generating ideas and solutions. To this end we want to recruit people with different skills, life experiences and from different backgrounds. We would especially welcome applications from male candidates, BAME communities and young trustees who are all under-represented on our board.

Given the nature of our work, all trustees will require a DBS check.

Time commitment

Board meetings take place every other month in the evenings and last a couple of hours and an AGM in September. See Candidate Pack for more details.

How to apply

Applications should be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. In order to submit an application, please provide an up to date CV and a cover letter, explaining why you are interested in joining CLEAR’s board of trustees, how your skills and experience would add value to the organisation and any other relevant details.