With a number of key Trustees reaching the end of their terms of office over the next 12 months, Lancashire Mind seek 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.

Location: Chorley, other venues around Lancashire and virtual meetings via MS Teams or Zoom
Salary: this is a voluntary role; out of pocket expenses may be claimed and investment in trustee development is provided
Commitment: an average of two days per month, including attendance at quarterly board meetings and subcommittee meetings and preparation for these meetings

Lancashire Mind continues to grow in reach and scope despite challenging circumstances for the sector. 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 prevention of poor mental health and we have been instrumental in shifting the county-wide understanding of mental health.

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 an average of 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:

  • Professional experience of communications and marketing
  • A qualification in accountancy and a thorough understanding of financial governance
  • Significant experience of charity governance
  • Knowledge and experience of public health – ideally with experience of mental health prevention
  • Knowledge and experience of primary/secondary mental health care

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 who 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 or if you would like to book a short phone call with our CEO please email [email protected]

To apply: send a current CV and covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) to [email protected] and complete the Lancashire Mind equal opportunities monitoring form by 9am on Monday 15th June 2020.

Supporting documents: LMTrusteePack2020.pdf

Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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