Trustees - Lancashire Mind

Closing date:
16/10/2019
Interview Date :
25/10/2019
Salary:
voluntary role; out of pocket expenses may be claimed and investment in trustee development provided
Location:
Chorley and other venues around Lancashire

About the role

Lancashire Mind is in a strong position, having restructured its management team and having increased unrestricted income significantly. Our vision is Mental Wellbeing for All, which is supported by a coherent mission statement: revolutionise attitudes, challenge perceptions, alter provision.

Our work enables people in Lancashire to value and take care of their mental health. Our dedicated team challenge misconceptions about mental health, develop resilience in people from an early age and work with communities to build a happier Lancashire.

Externally, Lancashire Mind is well positioned and well respected in the health, public and third sectors. We are viewed as thought leaders in the areas of mental wellbeing and mental health prevention and we have been instrumental in shifting the county-wide understanding of mental health.

With a number of key trustees reaching the end of their terms of office over the next 12 months, we now seek up to several new board members who share our organisational values and have a passionate belief that prevention and resilience are the key to achieving mental wellbeing. This includes one trustee who will be able to step up into the chair role when our current chair leaves office.

If you’ d like to play your part in achieving mental wellbeing for all, have skills and talents beneficial to Lancashire Mind and can commit on average two days per month, we’re really interested in hearing from you.

We want Trustees who possess the following core skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of a charity trustee
  • A strong commitment to achieving Mental Wellbeing for All
  • Commitment to promoting equality of opportunity, recognising the differing challenges faced by diverse groups
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively and to challenge established views in an emotionally intelligent manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of (or a willingness to understand) the strategic, policy and political environments that affect and influence Lancashire Mind’s work

We’re particularly interested in hearing from people with one or more of the following skills: 

  • Communications and marketing
  • Finance
  • Public health - ideally mental health

However, we welcome applications from high performing and well-connected individuals who feel that they offer other pertinent skills and/or connections that are not listed above.

Lancashire Mind particularly welcomes applicants who can bring a diversity of thinking to our work and organisation, based on their personal characteristics and experience, be it of disability, ethnicity, faith or sexuality. We particularly welcome applications from individuals that have a lived experience of mental health conditions.

Appointed Trustees will serve a three-year term in office, with an opportunity at the end of that first term to stand for re-election for a second three-year term.

For more information about the role and how to apply (or if you would like to book a short phone call with our CEO) please email [email protected].

The deadline for applications is at 12:00noon on Wednesday 16th October. 

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