Do you want to give back to your community and join the fight for better mental health in Hampshire? Then this role at Andover Mind could be for you.
Being a charity trustee is a great way of giving back to your local community, it is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Anyone can be a trustee, whether you have a wealth of commercial skills or if you're just starting out in your career, retired or unemployed, we welcome applications from all walks of life, particularly those with lived experience of mental health, so long as you can demonstrate a commitment to Andover Mind and its mission, vision and values.
The board of trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, working with the chief executive and senior management team to develop the values, aims and objectives. As a trustee, the commitment and energy you provide will make a direct difference to the charity and your local community.
You will ensure that we deliver on our vision, mission and values. You will be expected to attend quarterly board meetings held on a Wednesday evening as well as our AGM in December. There may also be the opportunity to represent the charity at external events and meetings. You will be joining a team of trustees who work closely together, and whose individual skills and expertise ensure that as a whole, they are effective in the governance of the charity.
You do not have to have held a trustee role before - knowledge you have gained from other sectors/roles or lived experience is just as useful and you will enjoy a solid induction and learn skills as a member of our board. You will be an excellent team player and have a willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to the role.
We are looking for new trustees with specific skills and experience to add to the expertise of our board. We have identified that our current board has particular gaps so we are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have skills and/or experience in:
- Comms and Marketing
- Lived experience of mental health
We would be happy to hear from you if you have any other skills you would like to share.
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Trustees can claim out of pocket expenses incurred in travelling to meetings.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Board meetings are held on a Wednesday evening on a quarterly basis starting at 5.30pm for 2 hours. Trustees may be asked to join one of the board sub- committees which meet on a quarterly basis. Trustees are expected to attend the annual general meeting (AGM) of Andover Mind, which takes place during the day in December. Trustees are also invited to regional meetings and the annual conference of National Mind Trustees are asked to attend one or two away days per year.