Chair of Trustees

Closing date:
04/05/2018
Hours:
3-4 Days a month
Location:
Quarterly board meetings take place in Stratford, London but we welcome applications from individuals based across England and Wales

About the role

 

Mind is a leading part of a diverse community that’s driving mental health forward so that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.  

We now:

-          support over 300,000 employees through our workplace wellbeing programme,

-          work with over 500,000 people through our network of over 130 local Minds

-          have improved the attitudes of over 4.1 million people, forging strong partnerships nationally and locally.

We’re looking for a passionate, empathetic and ambitious new Chair to help make our mission a reality. 

This is a unique role, with the opportunity and privilege to support change across England and Wales, helping to tackle the challenges facing those experiencing mental health problems.  As an experienced senior leader, you will bring a thorough understanding of what good leadership and effective governance looks like to ensure that our collective voice is heard and inspires change. As someone with a passion for mental health and an empathy for Mind’s values, you’ll want to make a difference.

After nine years as Chair of Mind, a period of great change and success, Ryan Campbell’s term is coming to an end. As Chair, he has overseen the organisation develop a central role in transforming mental health, helping us to change attitudes, influence government and support millions of people.

As our new Chair you will build on these achievements and deliver our strategy. This role is vital in ensuring that we continue to put people with lived experience of mental health problems at the heart of our work. You will embody our values, leading an organisation that is effective and transparent.

An exceptional and effective influencer with excellent relationship building skills, you will build relationships and foster partnerships with our local Mind network, across the mental health sector, other charities, government and business. With outstanding communication skills and strong financial acumen, you will possess the ability to work closely with our Chief Executive and lead our Board, as well as demonstrate the highest standards of conduct and integrity.

If you possess the skills, experience and qualities we are looking for then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

To find out more about the Chair appointment, please visit the website of Gatenby Sanderson at: www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe40826

For an informal confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants, Katy Giddens (020 2426 3973) or Juliet Brown (0113 205 6083). The closing date is Friday 4th May.

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