London, Greater London
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, Approx. 4-8 hours per month, with the board and subcommittees meeting quarterly
Job description

Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind is an independent charity which has been delivering mental health services and support to London residents for over 30 years.

We’re looking for a dedicated, empathetic, ambitious leader to help make our mission a reality and lead the organisation closer to our ultimate ambition: a society where everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.


What is the role of the Clinical Trustee?

The Clinical position is a Trustee with a specific role on the Board. The Trustee is appointed to this role and supports the Board in carrying out their responsibilities of overseeing HFEH Mind’s Services to the highest quality and safety standards by:

  • Understanding and presenting clinical reports to the Board in a format that helps the Board Trustees understand the charity’s clinical position and key areas requiring Board focus.
  • Advising the Board around its clinical contracted and regulated responsibilities
  • Participating actively in the Clinical & Risk subcommittee and overseeing the preparation and scrutiny of safeguarding and clinical reports and findings
  • Building a close working relationship with HFEH Mind Operational team and services through regular discussions, workshops and visits where relevant
  •  Meeting with operational managers as required, supporting the development of reports, providing feedback and recognition
  • Immersing into HFEH Mind services to meet frontline staff, see our services in action and the impact we have on the communities we support.


Person specification

  • Clinical expertise particularly around suicide prevention, self-harm and risk
  • Experience in risk management in the third sector vs statutory services
  • Experience in safeguarding
  • A commitment to the organisation and its values:
    • Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us
    • Together: We're stronger in partnerships
    • Responsive: We listen, we act
    • Independent: We speak out fearlessly
    • Unstoppable: We never give up
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision and good, independent judgement
  • The ability to think creatively with a willingness to speak their mind
  • Quality assurance experience
  • Regulatory experience would be ideal


What's in it for the volunteer?

You will be joining a very upbeat and optimistic, group of Trustees, Staff and Volunteers committed to 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.

You will also be able to build your governance, leadership and strategy skills.


Time commitment

Approx. 4-8 hours per month, with the board and subcommittees meeting quarterly


Before you apply

Applications are through the Reach platform. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, must agree to have a DBS check (having a conviction does not automatically mean you cannot be considered to be a Trustee), and must not be disqualified from acting as a Trustee. Please apply directly through this site. The trustee role is a voluntary one, however all reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred on charity business will be reimbursed in line with our volunteer expenses policy.

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Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closing date: 01 March 2022
Job ref: J77282
Tags: Trustees, Governance