BRAVEHOUND are seeking to recruit two (2) dynamic individuals to strengthen and diversify our Board of Trustees. The charity is registered in Scotland, and while Scotland is our main geographical focus, we do have a UK wide reach.

BRAVEHOUND is a unique charity, which pairs veterans with suitably trained dogs. BRAVEHOUND’s mission is to provide training and support to our clients and dogs through an established infrastructure for the duration of the animal’s life.

The welfare of our dogs and veterans is at the heart of all that we do.

BRAVEHOUND is a small organisation offering a bespoke service, our activities will never be scalable to large numbers. The individual attention we are able to give and the difference our organisation makes is both tangible and personal.  We support former members of the armed forces who are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. Our emphasis is to help with those with a clinical diagnosis of a mental health condition, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety. We also support veterans with a physical injury.

The Trustee positions are providing a real opportunity to shape and influence the charity as we consolidate our successes and determine the future scope of the charity. BRAVEHOUND has made real progress over the past 7 years, we captured the imagination of the public and the veteran community. The new trustees will be instrumental to ensure that we continue to develop and improve our services, and to provide strategic advice to assure our long term sustainability.

We are seeking passionate individuals with strong can-do attitudes whose expert knowledge, skills and experience will grow along with the future development of BRAVEHOUND.

Candidates will ideally have experience in some of the following areas: general management, organisational change, PR and media relations, legal, fundraising, event organisation, the armed forces, HR.

Personal knowledge or lived experience in either Mental Health and/or the Armed Forces would be an advantage but is not essential as training is available.

Day to day management of the charity is undertaken by the Director and Founder Fiona MacDonald, with support from dog training, administration and book-keeping roles.

Trustees are unpaid but out of pocket expenses will be covered. We envisage your commitment to be a minimum of 3 to 4 meetings, per year.  Additional input on strategy and development may be requested on an ad hoc basis via email or conference call. BRAVEHOUND also organises several enjoyable and high-profile fund-raising and outreach activities annually, which Trustees are most welcome to be involved in.

We believe that the successful candidates for these positions will share our passion for the welfare of former members of the armed forces and of our BRAVEHOUND dogs. With the Bravehound office located close to Glasgow, we would encourage applications from Scotland, but we would also like to hear from any UK based individuals who love dogs and want to support veterans.

Please send your statement of interest with a CV to Deadline for applications is 30 November 2020 and interviews will be conducted by video conference for short listed applicants in December 2020.

For more information visit our web-site, where you will find testimony from veterans and a record of our extensive media coverage.

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