Lived Experience Advisor

Would you like to use your personal experiences of BPD to become a Lived Experience Advisor, and join our Lived Experience Advisory Group? Group members will contribute to the development of expert advice, through discussions at meetings and participation in working groups on key topics between meetings.

People with lived experience of BPD/EUPD are an invaluable source of advice to Borderline Support UK CIC. These advisors will bring their personal perspective of living with, or supporting someone with, borderline personality disorder. Their perspectives and experiences are real and honest, and essential to the work we do, and the work we will do in the future.

What do we mean by lived experience?

You will have experience of life with BPD either as a person living with the condition (this could be as someone who has been diagnosed with BPD or someone who is living with the symptoms of the condition and is undiagnosed at present), or as someone who has been affected because of BPD affecting someone you care about.

Who can apply for this role?

You can apply for this role if you have lived experience of BPD and:

  • are over 18 years of age
  • are permanently based in the UK and have the right to live and work in the UK

We recognise the strength in diversity and we particularly encourage applications from men and those from BAME communities.

If you have any concerns about your eligibility for this role, please do get in touch and we will be happy to discuss it further. 

Time Committment

The time committment for this role is approximately 6-8 hours per month, which includes attending a monthly meeting held virtually, and engaging via working groups and research projects, writing artiles, reviewing documents and any other work being carried out at that time.

Working remotely

This role is fully remote, using online communications (MS Teams) to hold meetings, and using WhatsApp to keep in touch. Lived Experience Advisors need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection.

How to apply

Visit the application page and submit the form, or if you prefer you can email a CV and covering letter to info@borderlinesupport.org.uk.

What happens next?

We assess each application individually, and will get in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. We will arrange an informal chat with you over Teams, and if your application is successful you will then be invited to the next meeting.