PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Suicide is the biggest killer of people aged 35 and under in the UK. We believe that suicide is preventable.
PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a group of bereaved parents, who had each lost children to suicide. Since then, PAPYRUS has grown into a UK-wide charity with offices in North West England, South West England, West Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, North Wales, South Wales, and Scotland.
Today, we are a leading suicide prevention charity in the UK. Our suicide prevention helpline, HOPELINE247, is staffed by trained suicide prevention advisers, who work with young people – and anybody concerned for a young person – to help keep them safe from suicide. HOPELINE247 is a free and confidential call, text, and email service, which is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
We work with communities across the UK, engaging them in our mission to prevent suicide in children and young people. We engage them through our resources and training, learning with them and galvanising them to help save young lives.
We also press for change to current legislation around suicide prevention on a regional and national level.
The Board of Trustees works with the Chief Executive to ensure that PAPYRUS has a clear strategy in place to deliver its charitable purpose. As detailed in our governing document; a majority of the trustees will be those who have been touched by suicide.
We are looking to broaden our current Board membership and are recruiting up to three new Trustees. We are looking for a diverse range of people with passion, commitment, energy and a range of experience and expertise.
As a trustee you will
Ensure that PAPYRUS pursues its purpose of preventing young suicide, as defined in its governing documents, by developing, agreeing, and monitoring a long-term strategy.
Ensure that PAPYRUS complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
Ensure that PAPYRUS applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable purposes for the public's benefit.
Ensure that PAPYRUS has clear goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets.
Safeguard the good name, values, and integrity of PAPYRUS.
Ensure the effective and efficient administration of PAPYRUS, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place.
Ensure the financial stability of PAPYRUS, including proper use and/ or investment of funds.
PAPYRUS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its recruitment policies are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
For more details and to apply for these opportunities please visit our careers sit.
The closing date for applications is 4th March 2024.