Greater London
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Would you like to make a difference in mental health?  Join the Maudsley Charity as a trustee and be part of an organisation working with incredible partners to improve the lives of people experiencing mental illness now and for generations to come.  

It’s an exciting time to join and help shape the direction of a charity which has a rich history and big ambitions for the future.  We are already making a difference to lives of people experiencing mental illness through the projects we work with. We are investing in research and improving mental health care, but we want to do much more.   

Based in South London, we work closely with South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College London and a wide range of community organisations across Lewisham, Lambeth, Croydon and Southwark. 

We are looking for two new trustees who shares our values and commitment and meet the criteria in the role description.  are open to applications from those with experience on charity boards and from people for whom this would be their first trustee role. 

We are looking for two Trustees who can provide insight and commitment in one or more of the following areas:

  • a deep-rooted knowledge of community organisations and/or community-based healthcare initiatives


  • knowledge of what it takes to nurture and build trust, particularly in communities which are often marginalised and excluded


  • well-networked with other individuals and organisations who generate change in south London


  • experience of leadership in a paid or voluntary role


  • Data, impact measurement and evidence – it matters to us that we know the support and funding we are providing is achieving positive change, even where results can’t be measured easily.


We want a range of lived experiences and perspectives in the charity at every level and to increase the diversity of our leadership. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of mental illness or of caring for someone with a mental illness, from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and from different socio-economic, age and educational backgrounds. We want our staff and trustees to better represent the populations we serve.

In return, you will join a collaborative and supportive board (additional support will be given to first-time trustees) who are committed to helping the charity achieve its strategic goals.

For more information please see the attached appointment brief. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jess Stockford 


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Refreshed on: 17 February 2021
Closed date: 08 March 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development