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Volunteer Experienced Counsellor Trustee

Basildon Mind


Posted over 30 days ago...

Basildon Mind delivers mental health services locally. We are looking for someone experienced in counselling and its management, safeguarding and clinical supervision to be the voice of our counselling service on our Board of Trustees.


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Basildon, SS14 1HA

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

General Responsibilities

Ensure that our charity pursues the purposes defined in our Memorandum and Articles of Association, as well as charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations Ensure that our charity defines realistic goals and evaluates performance against targets Safeguard the good name and values of our charity Ensure the effective and efficient administration of our charity, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place Ensure the financial stability of our charity Attend 7 Board meetings per year

  Key Responsibilities 

Be the voice of our counselling service on our Board, as well as a regular Trustee Visit our offices and meet the management, staff and volunteers Develop a good understanding of our counselling service, its staff, volunteers and service users Gain detailed knowledge of our clinical supervision and safeguarding processes Be knowledgeable about how we collect, store and use data about our service and its users

What are we looking for?

To be successful you will have had considerable experience of working in a counselling setting, as a counsellor and ideally a counselling manager.  This should include experience of clinical supervision and safeguarding. Strong communication skills are required to engage with a wide range of people verbally and in writing. Experience of being a Trustee of a charity would be an advantage.

What difference will you make?

What difference will you make? Our small charity plays a key role in helping local people with their mental health. We have limited resources and self-fund several of our services. The better we govern our charity, the more locals we can help. As well as governing our charity, most of our Trustees also spend time ‘on the ground’ understanding our services and helping to improve them. If you would like to make a difference; meet new people from diverse backgrounds; develop your own skills; and make a contribution back to society using your valuable time and skills, this role is for you. Time Commitment: 8-15 hours per month


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