NSUN, the National Survivor User Network, is a network of people and groups with lived experience of mental ill-health, distress, or trauma. As a membership organisation with over 5000 members, NSUN connects individuals and groups and then supports, encourages, amplifies, and advocates so that the issues, ideas, dreams, and ambitions of those who live with long-term distress and/or mental ill-health can become actions.
Over the past 18 months, NSUN has scaled and our work has changed. We have grown from an organisation with two members of staff to one with seven. The 20/21 income was over double the 19/20 income. We have undertaken a deep review of our policies and processes, and we are now looking at our membership offer and the best legal structure for us as an organisation. This change has been in response to COVID-19, but also wider changes in the mental health landscape over the past 10 years.
We are looking to recruit up to three Trustees including a Treasurer, to help us strengthen our governance and shape our strategic direction. This is an incredibly exciting time to join us as a Trustee: NSUN is in a period of growth and change, and this a real opportunity to be part of this journey and help strengthen the organisation from within.
NSUN is a user-led organisation: lived experience is at the heart of our work. We particularly welcome applications from people from under-represented and/or marginalised communities, including people from racialised communities, disabled people and people under 30.
Whether you already have experience as a trustee or if this is your first venture into governance, if you have the commitment, values and skills, we would love to hear from you. Being a Trustee is really rewarding, and gives you valuable and transferable leadership, strategic and governance experience in the non-profit sector.