Southampton, Southampton
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Contract, Part-time, The Chair and Trustees should be able to commit themselves for up to ten days per annum
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Job description


Solent Mind and Mayfield Nurseries

4 x Trustees and Chair

Voluntary Roles

We are working in partnership with Solent Mind & Mayfield Nurseries (subsidiary of Solent Mind) whose mission it is to make sure anyone in the local community experiencing a mental health issue has somewhere to turn to for advice, information, and support.  They have a strong reputation for the work they do locally to support people with mental ill-health, and to prevent people becoming unwell. Solent Mind & Mayfield Nurseries work as active members of the Mind Federation, which supports people across the whole of England and Wales, to make sure their pioneering campaigns, information and research makes a difference in Hampshire.

Solent Mind is now seeking to appoint 4 Trustees together with a Chair for Mayfield Nurseries to play a key role in the leadership and governance of the charity by setting the future strategy, assuring the quality of services that they provide and considering the most effective use of their resources for the benefit of the people they serve. They believe good leadership and governance are best achieved through diversity within the Board.  They already have a diverse range of people on their Board but wish to increase this even further by recruiting candidates from a range of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to reflect more closely the communities they work with. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with personal lived experience of mental health issues, and from BAME and LGBT communities.

The successful Chair for Mayfield Nurseries will need to demonstrate knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Business, entrepreneurial, and commercial skills
  • Customer service focussed – ideally horticulture or other retail experience
  • Fundraising and marketing
  • External Communications including work with media and PR
  • Digital Transformation

Trustees for Solent Mind will need to demonstrate knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Business development, entrepreneurial and commercial skills
  • Governance; specifically GDPR & Health & Safety, ideally in the charity sector
  • Campaigning
  • Digital services
  • Information governance
  • Audit & Risk Management

The Chair and Trustees should be able to commit themselves to the work of the Board for up to ten days per annum (for further details see role descriptions).  Board members will serve on a voluntary basis, though reasonable expenses will be paid.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

These unremunerated roles are open to all who meet the essential criteria. To apply for these exceptional opportunities, please send your CV, Supporting Statement and Equal Opportunities and Diversity Monitoring Form to Jenny Warner, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment, quoting the correct reference below.

Chair of Mayfield Nurseries: JO2818

Trustee for Solent Mind: JO2820

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2021

Interviews with Charisma: no later than 29 April 2021

Interview date, with the Charity: May 2021, tbc

Additional documents
Equal Opportunities & Diversity Monitoring Form (.docx)
Candidate Pack - Trustees and Chair (.pdf)
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Refreshed on: 28 March 2021
Closing date: 27 April 2021
Tags: Senior Management, Vocational/Services
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