Trustee with academic and research expertise


Forces in Mind Trust

If you want to make a difference to the civilian lives of former serving members of the Armed Forces Community, this is a great opportunity to bring your skills, knowledge and expertise to help us deliver our mission.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Forces in Mind Trust was founded in November 2011 by a £35 million endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund. The Trust works within the military charities sector, and much more widely, to support the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces Community.

The Board is seeking to maintain an appropriate level of skills and experience to support the Trust’s development.  Specifically, the Trust is looking for expertise in research and mental health to replace a world-leading expert in these fields.  It is anticipated that the appointed Director would become a member of the Programmes Committee as well as the Board.

The person

We are recruiting a Trustee with experience in all or a combination of the following areas:

  • Academia
  • Research
  • Mental health


 All Trustees are expected to have empathy with the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces Community, but direct military experience is not required.

The Trust operates across the United Kingdom, and applications from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are particularly welcome.  The Trust is committed to equality and diversity and we encourage applications from females, and from all sections of the LGBT community and black and minority ethnic communities.  Most of the Directors’ work takes place in the Trust’s offices, which are fully accessible, and so we also welcome interest from those who may have additional needs.

This is an exciting and transformational time for the Trust, and we hope you will consider bringing your talents to join us on our journey.

The full job spec is available here:

Closing date for applications

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