Join our Board

members of our Board at one of our meetings

Our voluntary Board member opportunities are exciting and influential roles within Second Step. Our Board vacancies provide strategic guidance in accordance with our vision, aims and values. The role of a Board member can be demanding but is always incredibly rewarding. These are great opportunities for people keen to offer their skills and experience to make a real contribution to a vibrant and growing not for profit organisation. 

Have a look at the recruitment pack here and our current Board members can be found here.  Also look at our About Us and News pages which will give you a feel for our amazing organisation and a sense of what a great time this is to be joining us.

Board Member Carrie Pooler blogs about her experiences of working with mental health charity Second Step.

Our roots are in Bristol, where we have worked for over 30 years, now our reach is across the West of England, with ambitions further afield. We support more than 1,000 people at any one time. We form strong, collaborative relationships with the people who use our services, supporting them through difficult times and helping them discover new ways to become more independent and resilient.

If you have the knowledge, skills and experience at a senior level in finance, the leadership of service delivery, primary care, health and social care, equality or housing then please do get in touch. We don’t mind if you haven’t got a background in the mental health sector just as long as you share our vision and can show you’re ready willing and able to make a positive and lasting contribution to Second Step.

If you would appreciate an informal discussion or require any further information, please contact Sue Manning, Forest HR, who is supporting us with this recruitment, on 07939 269612 or

Second Step is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We also welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using mental health services.