Who we are
Welcome to Leeds Mind. The aim of our work is to help people build on their strengths, overcome obstacles, and become more in control of their lives.
We have faith and optimism in our clients and so the services we deliver are built around their needs. We support the people of Leeds to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ from periods of poor mental health, and to live life independently with their mental health condition.
Leeds Mind is the city’s leading mental health charity. We have faith and optimism in our clients and so the services we deliver are built around their needs. We support the people of Leeds to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ from periods of poor mental health, and to live life independently with their mental health condition.
Our values of Being Open, Supportive, Brave, Connected, and Resourceful are pivotal to the work we do.
Belonging at Leeds Mind
Leeds Mind is committed to creating an inclusive environment and being an equal opportunities employer – We believe that inclusive practices should be part of everything we do. We are committed to ensuring that our colleagues, volunteers, and service users feel a sense of belonging at Leeds Mind that gives them the confidence to share their unique perspectives and experience.
To find out more about how we are developing this you can click here.
Leeds Mind depend on our Board of Trustees who volunteer their time to ensure that we are effectively governed and led in order to meet our mission of better mental health for all. We are looking for a new Chair who will oversee our Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team on a voluntary basis.
We are also interested to hear from you if you would be interested in being a co-Chair and working with us to develop the co-Chair role as part of our Board progression.
The Chair will hold the Board and Senior Leadership Team to account for Leeds Mind’s mission, vision and strategic plan, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the organisation. The Chair will also support the Chief Executive and ensure the Board works closely with the Senior Leadership Team.
Essential Skills and Experience:
·Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level – voluntary, public or private sector
·Experience of charity governance and/or working with or as part of a Board of Trustees
·Commitment to excellence with a focus on outcomes and continuous improvement
·Commitment to improving mental health support
·Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities
·Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
·Good understanding of charity governance
·Living our core values every day
Leeds Mind is an equal opportunities organisation. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and identities, particularly culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+ and/or disabled people, who are under-represented within Leeds Mind.
This is a 3-year voluntary position with the possibility of two reappointments
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