Who we are
Men Who Talk runs peer-to-peer support groups for men aged 18+ across the UK. These are hosted via zoom and cover general topics, themes around mental health, sexuality, work based pressures and identity. In addition to this, through our social media platforms we actively engage with men across the UK, especially through our recently established facebook group.
We also have ambitious plans to grow our offering, including running workshops, engagement programmes and many other exciting things.
Applications are encouraged from across the UK. Board meetings currently take place about every six weeks remotely, lasting on average between 60-90 minutes. It is anticipated that meeting frequency will reduce as the organisation grows. Some reading and preparation time will be required before meetings. Additional virtual attendance at catch-up calls and ad hoc meetings of sub committees are also likely to be required in the longer term. The minimum time commitment for this role is approximately twelve days per annum, and the minimum term is three years, with opportunity for extension.
Currently most meetings are held virtually but in normal circumstances some meetings may be held in central London, at times and dates as the trustees agree. In person meetings are normally a half day. The successful candidates will take up their new roles as soon as possible.
We are seeking to appoint up to three new trustees to sit on our board. An interest in mental health, specifically men’s, is highly desirable. We are also looking for candidates with additional experience in one or more of the following:
· Impact, monitoring and evaluation
· Marketing [including digital marketing]
· Fundraising and bid writing
· Digital development
· Strategy development / organisational growth
The person specification
· An interest in men’s mental health and wellbeing
· Commitment to the organisation, its vision and purpose
· A willingness to devote the necessary time and energy
· A strategic thinking with an ability to be involved in the detail when needed
· Good, independent judgement
· An ability to think creatively
· A willingness to speak their mind in a constructive way
· An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
· An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
· Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
· Some experience of committee work
· Tact and diplomacy
· Good communication and interpersonal skills
· Experience in one of the following: monitoring and evaluation, legal, marketing, fundraising, governance and successful bid writing
· Proficient in Microsoft and Google platforms and technologically competent.
· Experience of working with small charities in initial post-registration phases.
· Experience working in the mental health sector
· Experience of working directly with men and boys
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