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Off the Record exists to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of young people by providing them with a safe space to be themselves. In our new strategy we have committed to increasing the proportion of young people accessing our services from communities where health and wellbeing issues are more prevalent: people from low income backgrounds, people of colour and boys and young men.


To do this we are looking to appoint 1-2 trustees with lived experience, or have relevant professional knowledge and understanding of these specific areas to continue to inform and guide our decision making.


The Trustees of Off the Record are committed to becoming a board that better represents the young people we serve. We welcome all applications, even if you don’t feel you fulfil all aspects of the role.


The purpose of the role


To ensure the Board of Trustees has appropriate information and oversight of our performance and development in these key areas of work across the organisation:

• Bringing their experience and expertise to the Board and OTR to help inform strategic developments and services

• Supporting the Director and SMT to monitor, track and learn from our delivery in these areas.

• Supporting the OTR consider wider learning and benchmarking happening within these areas across the UK and third sector.

• Supporting and challenging OTR to establish and maintain increased proportion of service delivery to these under-represented groups.


What we are looking for

We are looking for trustees with lived experience, or who has relevant professional knowledge and understanding of the three identified areas in our strategy, which are; reaching people of low income status, increasing our reach and access to people from racially minoritized communities and boys and young men.


You do not necessarily need to have any experience of being a trustee, and OTR will give you a full induction and individual support to help you develop into this role.


We are committed to diversifying the Board and welcome applications from people whose identities are currently under represented on the Board: people from within the Trans community, people from the LGBTQ+ community, Disabled people and people from racially minoritized communities.



To apply, please send us a letter or a short film of less than 5 minutes explaining why you would like to be a trustee and what you will bring to the role to Phil Walters, Director via email: . If you would like to speak to Phil before making an application to find out more about the role we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact Phil if you have any access requirements or if we can make reasonable adjustments so that the interview process is more accessible.


Please also complete the equal opportunities form provided.


Deadline for applications: 25th June 2023

Timing for interviews: w/c 10th July 2023


If you would like to have a phone conversation before applying, please email Phil Walters, Director to arrange a conversation.


Please note, this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure that we’ll carry out before appointment along with two references.

Outreach & Access (Trustee)




1-2 hrs per month

Contract Type:

4-5 Board meetings per year


Bath based - BA1 1JW

Close Date:

Sunday, 25 June 2023

Email Contact:

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