for better mental health

Application Deadline
29 January 2021


Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham - Trustee

About the role

Havering Mind is currently looking to recruit a number of people to join its Board of Trustees and provide positive leadership and direction. As a Trustee, you will be part of a team responsible for the strategic and financial management of the charity, ensuring that our core purpose is carried out and help promote our positive vision:-

 “We will not give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

Established over 50 years ago, we are a local mental health charity based in Havering. We provide services to people living in Havering and Barking & Dagenham who are experiencing mental health problems. We also campaign for better services, deliver training and raise awareness of mental health. We are affiliated to national Mind, but we are an independent charity and raise our own funds.

What we are looking for:-  We welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. We want to broaden the diversity of our Board to create a group that truly represents the communities that we serve across both Boroughs. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals who have skills and expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Equality and Diversity
  • IT, digital, branding and social media
  • Safeguarding
  • Clinical / public sector commissioning
  • Project management

The competencies we are seeking include-

  • Interest in or lived experience of mental health problems
  • Leadership skills, strategic thinking and strong networking abilities 
  • The ability to analyse complex information, to think creatively and to generate solutions
  • An ability to work effectively and constructively as a member of a team
  • Time management skills to handle multiple priorities.

Previous board/ and or trustee experience is desirable but is not essential.

This is a voluntary unpaid role – reasonable out of pocket expenses might be covered. You must be willing to participate in board meetings every two months and join one of our four, active sub-committees.  Due to Covid all Board meetings are being held via Zoom in the evenings.  

How to apply

Please download a recruitment pack from our website at :

For an informal conversation about the trustee role, please contact Sarah Balser, Chief Executive Officer on [email protected]

Send your completed application form to [email protected] before the closing date of Friday 29 January 2021 at 23:59

The Trustee interviews will take place at or about Mid-late February 2021

All successful candidates will be informed of their interview date.

If you have not heard from us three weeks after the closing date we thank you most kindly for your interest in Havering Mind

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