Hereford, Hereford and Worcester, West Midlands


Job Description

Herefordshire Mind is the largest specialist voluntary sector mental health organisation in Herefordshire, with a turnover of £1 million and 50 staff working across three locations. We have 40 years’ experience of working to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing and we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

The role of the Trustees

The Board of Trustees works with management to determine the strategic direction of the charity, and promoting its vision, mission and values. The Board is responsible for ensuring that the services that Herefordshire Mind provides are of the highest quality.

As a team, we presently combine expertise in mental health, finance, HR, and commissioning and experience of working in the private, public and third sectors. Our role is primarily governance-based, but given the scope of Herefordshire Mind’s activities, there is plenty of opportunity to get actively involved in specific areas. We each get more closely involved in the leadership of the organisation when our particular expertise would be useful.

We are a small, well established team and are seeking three new recruits to join us.

  • Two of these positions are to succeed current Trustees; we’re looking for people with professional backgrounds in either Finance or HR to fill these roles.
  • We’re also looking for someone with experience in grant applications and/or fund-raising to expand our skill-set.
  • We particularly welcome applications from candidates with lived experience of mental health problems.

Meetings and time commitment

The Board of Trustees meets once a month for 2 hours. We aim to alternate meetings between face-to-face meetings in Hereford and conference calls. In between, we communicate by email to progress issues.

The successful candidates will need to have the following:

  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector, public sector and social or health care
  • Experience of business and of running an organisation
  • The ability to think through things and form objective judgments and opinions
  • Non-judgemental, respectful and non-discriminatory attitude
  • Willingness to give time and effort

If you are interested in joining our Board, please submit your CV along with a short covering letter describing the knowledge, skills and personal qualities that make you an ideal Trustee.

These roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check