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Become a trustee

Become a trustee and join Mind in Harrow’s Board of Directors to guide and influence the work of the organisation.

Join the Board of Trustees and help guide the strategic direction of Mind in Harrow.

We are particularly interested in hearing from potential Board members who:

  • have personal experience of mental health problems and who use or have used mental health care services,
  • have experience in business or finance,
  • have experience in the housing sector, or
  • have experience in fundraising in the charity or voluntary sector.

Job summary

To support the delivery of Mind in Harrow services in accordance with its aims and purpose as set out in its governing documents through contributing to strategic leadership and policy.

The role

  • As a member of Mind in Harrows Board you will be a Trustee of the charity and a Director of the company.
  • You will need to attend 8 Board meetings each year, and you may also be involved in Mind in Harrow activities and sub-committees according to interest and need.

Key duties

  • To attend a minimum of 75% of Board meetings.
  • To ensure that Mind in Harrow complies with charity law, company law, and other relevant legislation and regulations.
  • To ensure that activities and expenditure are in pursuit of Mind in Harrow’s charitable objectives.
  • To ensure that Mind in Harrow promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work.
  • To monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To represent the Board of Trustees as necessary both internally and externally.
  • To accept the responsibilities of a charitable trustee and director of a charitable company.

Criteria

  • Empathy for and commitment to Mind’s aims, objectives and values.
  • Willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Integrity and loyalty to the organisation.
  • Commitment to Equality of Opportunity.
  • Independent judgement; ability to communicate clearly and sensitively.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.

Responsible to:

Charity Commission and Companies House.

Contact

If you are interested please complete the volunteering enquiry form to register your interest, or contact Mark Gillham, CEO, on 020 8426 0929 or m.gillham@mindinharrow.org.uk for an informal discussion.

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Currently, during the coronavirus outbreak, our services and activities are running remotely. We will only begin again to offer face-to-face activities when we can undertake these safely.