Become a Trustee
We are currently recruiting for Trustees to join our Trustee Board to oversee governance, financial stability and development of the organisation.
Could you be part of Conwy Mind’s ambitious future and help us to support more people with mental health problems?
We are an independent local charity, working across Conwy County and affiliated to national Mind. Our vision is that we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. We have excellent reputation in our area and deliver varied and impactful services that are truly transformational for those who access them and the wider community. We have a turnover of around £500,000 and are in the process of significantly expanding our delivery across different areas and communities.
We’re looking for up to three trustees to join our board. Trustees are our most senior leaders. They set our strategic direction, make sure we’re using our resources effectively and ensure we’re having the greatest possible impact on our community. Trustees are expected to undertake duties in a manner that reflects Conwy Mind’s values and ethos; and which is open, non-oppressive, respectful, led by lived experience and committed to equality of opportunity.
We’re looking for dedicated, empathetic and ambitious candidates to help make our mission a reality and lead us closer towards our ultimate ambition: a society where everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
As a trustee you will:
- think strategically and creatively
- lead the organisation towards fully achieving its commitment and ambition
- scrutinise the impact we’re having
- communicate clearly and sensitively in large group discussions
- use independent judgement to make decisions on behalf of the organisation
- be committed to our mission, vision and values.
We are particularly interested if you have skills and experience in any of the following areas:
- Young People
- Lived experience
Diversity is critical for a board to be effective; enabling varied discussions, active debate and decision making, so that together we can have the greatest impact. We encourage applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems and from all ethnic, socio-economic, religious and professional and personal backgrounds. Whether you’re an experienced trustee or taking your first steps into governance, if you have the commitment, values and skills, we want to hear from you.
As a trustee, you will receive:
- Induction and training into the role
- Your expenses reimbursed
- Opportunities to develop new skills
- An annual appraisal to help support your development
The trustee role is voluntary with expenses paid, a commitment of approximately 4-8 hours per month. Six board meetings per year take place – currently virtually via videoconference.
How to apply
To express an interest in becoming a trustee, please complete our expression of interest form stating why you are interested in the role and what skills and attributes you aim to bring. Please send completed forms to the CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We would be grateful if you can also complete and send this diversity form – this is kept anonymously and is not used as part of the selection process, but it helps us understand whether we are reaching all parts of our community equally.
For a copy of the role description and person specification, please contact the Business Support Manager (email@example.com).
Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check, as well as company director and charity trustee disqualification checks