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Volunteer Board member of a start-up mental health CIC

Counter Harm CIC


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are seeking passionate and committed individuals to join our Board, serving as the equivalent of a charity trustee. You will play a pivotal role in guiding our strategic direction, ensuring compliance, and contributing to our overall success.


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Remote, EC2A 4NE

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Counter Harm CIC is seeking experienced and innovative Board Members to join a start-up non-profit organisation committed to preventing the harms associated with mental illness, with a particular focus on suicide and self-harm prevention. As a Board Member, you may be listed as a Director for the non-profit on Companies House (regulator) and be responsible for the overall strategy of our organisation. The Board Member may take on a lead portfolio area (for instance safeguarding, finance, commissioning etc). Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

Work closely with other Board Members and the leadership team to establish and implement strategic goals and objectives aligned with Counter Harm CIC's mission and vision.

Governance Oversight

Provide governance oversight by ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, including potentially becoming a listed Director on Companies House.

Financial Stewardship

Review and approve budgets, financial reports, and financial policies, ensuring responsible stewardship of organisational resources.

Risk Management

Identify and assess potential risks to the organisation, developing and implementing strategies to mitigate these risks effectively.

Advocacy and Networking

Act as an ambassador for Counter Harm CIC within the community, building partnerships, and advocating for mental health awareness and support.

Board Meetings and Participation

Attend and actively contribute to Board meetings, committee meetings, and other relevant gatherings, providing valuable insights and perspectives. This is likely to be a commitment of approximately 5 hours per month.

Collaborative Engagement

Collaborate with staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to foster a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and innovation within the organisation.

What are we looking for?

To be a successful candidate we would anticipate that:

You have proven experience or demonstrable interest in leadership and governance, ideally within the mental health or non-profit sector. You have a genuine passion for the provision of mental health support and advocacy. You have excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills. You have proficiency in data analysis and using metrics to drive strategic decision-making, with a focus on long-term sustainability and impact. You have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build partnerships with diverse stakeholders. You display knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements applicable to non-profit organisations (particularly Community Interest Companies), including familiarity with Companies House requirements. You have expertise in a particular area relevant to Counter Harm CIC that you would be willing to champion. For instance, safeguarding, health and safety, finance/accounting, legal, clinical. You have a commitment to Counter Harm's mission and vision, and an understanding that we are a small start-up organisation in its early stages.

What difference will you make?

Your input will shape our organisation at a strategic level and have significant scope to improve mental health provision within the United Kingdom by overseeing the success of our services, programs and initiatives. These services, programs and initiatives will have a positive impact for those experiencing mental ill-health and has the potential to be life-saving.


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