Veterans Outreach Support – Trustees


We are working in partnership with Veterans Outreach Support (VOS), an award-winning charity that offers welfare, wellbeing, mental health support and services to veterans of the UK Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy, and their partners, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight. Over the last 4 years, VOS has seen an increasing demand for the vital mental health services and support they provide and has significantly expanded its range of peer-supported wellbeing activities and social groups.

VOS is now seeking experienced and committed individuals to join its Board of Trustees to oversee the strategic development and direction of VOS, making a major contribution to the future success of the organisation. Following a skills audit, the charity has identified key areas that would benefit from specific expertise and experience and candidates with these skill sets are encouraged to apply:

  • Finance
  • Commercial (e.g. charity trading arm, CIC or social enterprise)
  • Physical, Mental Health and Adult Social Care professionals
  • People Management to include organisational development, learning and development and HR (ideally with a CIPD qualification)
  • Digital transformation and business intelligence

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Commitment to VOS and its objectives in support of veterans
  • Strong leadership skills, with a strong collaborative and team ethic
  • Ability to think strategically and contribute to Board level discussions
  • Tact, diplomacy and good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidentiality

Board meetings are held 4 times a year, with other commitments as required.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Principal Consultant, Charisma Charity Recruitment, or 01962 813300. Your application should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage expressions of interest from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Click here to download the full candidate pack.

Closing date: Friday 20 October

Interviews with VOS: Interviews days are currently held for 1 November and 6 December and will include an observer session at a Drop-In day.

Charisma vetting interviews must be completed by lunchtime on Tuesday 24th October prior to shortlisting on Wednesday 25 October.

Apply here.

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