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Volunteer Trustees wanted to support expanding mental health charity in Bristol

Bristol Mind


Posted over 30 days ago...


We are an independent local charity, working across Bristol and the surrounding areas and affiliated to national Mind. Our vision is to support everyone in and around Bristol in achieving the best mental health possible. 


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Bristol, BS2 0EZ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

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.   We would be particularly interested to hear from those with marketing/fundraising experience or a legal background and/or experience of working in the health sector with commissioners. 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, which can be found in our recruitment pack We are committed to equality of opportunity , to being fair and inclusive, and being a place where all belong.  We therefore particularly encourage applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems and from all ethnic, socio-economic, neuro-diverse 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. At Bristol Mind Equity, Diversity & Inclusion is at the core of who we are. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all the work we do.

What are we looking for?

All trustees need to demonstrate the following competencies to become a member of the board:  ·      A commitment to Bristol Mind’s vision, mission and values.   ·      Knowledge, experience and/or interest in mental health issues. ·      A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort. ·      Strategic vision. ·      Good, independent judgement. ·      An ability to analyse information and think creatively. ·      A willingness to speak their mind. ·      An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship - see recruitment guide for details  ·      an ability to work effectively as a member of a team   ·      seek constructive debate and dialogue over confrontation  ·      a commitment to Nolan’s Seven Principles of Public Life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.   A degree of flexibility to attend scheduled and occasional ad hoc meetings in Bristol and online. 

What difference will you make?

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.


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