Buckinghamshire Mind seeks New Trustee – Safeguarding

Buckinghamshire Mind seeks New Trustee – Safeguarding

Trustee/Governor
J86898
At a glance

Skills

  • Safeguarding

Where

High Wycombe, HP11 2QR
Mainly at home

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

Deadline

31 Mar 2024

Can you help us achieve our vision of ensuring that everyone in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire who is experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect?

What will you be doing?

We connect. We support. We influence. We deliver services in our local communities, in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire. We promote wellbeing and recovery; we prevent mental ill health; we offer talking therapies and we provide support in times of crisis.

We are an independent charity that is proud to be affiliated with national Mind and to adhere to its quality standards of governance and service delivery. Buckinghamshire Mind is part of a network of over 100 Local Minds, which provide trusted mental health services to our communities.

Together we are Mind. Open, caring, experienced, unstoppable, together.

We stand up for mental health. Our services change lives. For support. For respect. For you.

What are we looking for?

We are ambitious for our future and looking to recruit a safeguarding Trustee to support our growth:

  • Safeguarding: experience, expertise and knowledge to the scrutiny of safeguarding arrangements and promotion of best practice within the charity. The role is key to  taking oversight of our activities and performance related to safeguarding; be involved in the development of our services; and be a key enabler for our organisation to fulfil its potential and deliver on our strategic ambitions.

You will need to have an understanding of mental health problems – perhaps through lived experience – and be passionate about the charity’s mission: To deliver high quality community based services in Buckinghamshire and in East Berkshire, to reach out and ensure everyone with a mental health problem gets access to the help they need.

The role of a Buckinghamshire Mind Trustee can be a very fulfilling experience. While unremunerated, all reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Board meetings are held every three months (on Microsoft Teams/in person) and take place during normal working hours. Typically, they last three hours. There are also sub-committees that Trustees are asked to join, which also meet quarterly. There is an expectation that Trustees will play an active and visible role in the organisation and will join additional events, conferences and training sessions throughout the course of the year. This is an excellent opportunity to give something back to the local community.

At Bucks Mind we take inclusion and diversity seriously.  It is important to us that our Trustee Board is  representative of the diversity in our local communities. We particularly welcome applications from younger people, people of racialised communities and people with lived experience of mental health problems.

What difference will you make?

The successful candidates will play an important role in the continued growth and success of the charity. Experience and the ability to apply your knowledge in a practical manner will be more important than professional qualifications.

To find out more about Buckinghamshire Mind and the vital services we provide, please visit our website.

Before you apply

If you would like to apply, please email your CV and a  supporting statement that sets out why you are interested in this appointment and the experiences and qualities you believe you can bring in order to be successful in post. We would also like to hear about your experiences relating to mental health issues.   This should be no longer than 2 pages of A4.   Selected candidates will be called for an interview (on Microsoft Teams) with the Chair and Chief Executive. References will be taken up and any appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Causes
  • Mental health
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We are Buckinghamshire Mind, the mental health charity. Our vision is that everyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect.

    We connect. We support. We influence....