Trustee at Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention. We support people to develop the skills and confidence needed to save lives. Formed in 2006, we work locally and nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to support others at risk of suicide. Our training, awareness raising, and digital tools help save lives by enabling the kind of conversations that make a real difference.

Grassroots core beliefs about suicide and suicide prevention:

Suicide is a community health problem
Thoughts of suicide are understandable, complex and personal
Suicide can be prevented
Help-seeking is encouraged by open, direct and honest talk about suicide
Suicide intervention skills are known and can be learned
Large numbers of people can be taught suicide intervention skills

What does the opportunity involve doing?

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance, financial health and strategic direction of Grassroots. They are also responsible for the integrity of its activities and for developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with Grassroots’ governing document, and with legal and regulatory guidelines.

Grassroots is seeking new Trustees to strengthen the existing board, through developing its skill base and increasing the diversity of its membership. We want to ensure our leadership encompasses a wide and balanced range of experience, skills and knowledge, which will enable our charity to continue to grow and flourish.

What induction, training and support is offered?


What skills or qualities are needed?

In addition to a clear commitment to the aims of Grassroots, we are looking for high levels of integrity and well-developed strategic skills. We welcome applications from potential Trustees from all backgrounds, however, in particular, we are looking for candidates with an accounting background or significant financial expertise; digital expertise; marketing, PR and communications; fundraising and campaigning; commercial awareness; business risk management experience; academic or research and legal experience.

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Deadline for applications

26 Jul 2020


Bereaved people Other groups People with mental health problems


Being a committee member/trustee

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Michael Jarvis

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