Become a Trustee

We have a highly skilled team of Trustees including a Solicitor, a GP, a Fundraiser, a Marketeer, a Financial Strategist, a Research Psychologist, a Children's Mental Health Specialist and a Non-Executive Director for the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust all using their skills to help lead our charity. 

Trustees are responsible for the running of the Charity and are there to assist in making major decisions in the best interest of the Charity and their members. Decisions are made as a group. Trustees are nominated and voted onto the Board at the Annual General Meeting.

Would you be interested in becoming a Trustee for SWEDA?

SWEDA is looking to strengthen our Trustee Board and are looking to attract further key members to enhance our work. There are several key roles all listed below:



Children’s/Education Specialist

Other skills would be of interest, such as fundraising. In addition to possessing demonstrable experience of the above, the ideal trustee would also bring the following attributes:

The most effective boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. SWEDA welcomes individuals from a range of backgrounds, including those who have had experience of eating disorders themselves or someone close to them.

Click here to apply via REACH Volunteering, who are managing the recruitment.

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“I saw a SWEDA support worker on campus at university. I had been struggling with binge eating disorder and compulsive exercise for about ten years. The SWEDA support worker was able to help me look at my relationship with food and my body in a different way. I have learned to be kinder to myself and they taught me techniques which helped me to slow down my thinking. Now I can go out and have fun without worrying all the time.”

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