Who we are
Since 1949, the Mental Health Foundation has been the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health.
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
We will drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to live mentally healthier lives, with a particular focus on those
At the Mental Health Foundation, we are preparing to strengthen our Fundraising and Communications Committee with several new Committee Member appointments. These are voluntary positions which will bring you a rewarding experience and an opportunity to help the Foundation deliver its mission. The roles are part-time, with attendance required at various meetings throughout the year.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing organisation with an urgent and vital mission of prevention in mental health. For 70 years, we have been pushing forward the frontiers in our understanding of mental health. Interest has never been greater, and we have huge opportunities to make strides towards our vision of good mental health for all.
Deadline: 5pm Sunday 18 February 2024
Location Description Description Description: Remote
Voluntary part-time position, attending up to 4 meetings per year, requiring approx. 2-3 hours per month.
This exciting role will contribute to the Foundation’s Fundraising and Communication Committee, helping the Foundation fulfil its objectives in line with charity law, company law and other relevant legislation. The successful person will uphold the Foundation’s values and be an ambassador for the Foundation, representing it to help further our charitable objectives.
What does the role involve?
· To attend committee meetings, participating effectively and constructively in discussions and decisions.
· To promote the Foundation, its mission, aims and values to potential allies, donors and supporters
What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?
We particularly want to attract Committee Members who have a background in digital marketing or fundraising, but we welcome a variety of skills and experience. We value the involvement of people who bring knowledge of lived experience of mental health issues, and are looking to strengthen and maintain diversity on the Board.
Safeguarding is Everyone’s business – Mental Health Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its beneficiaries, those who surround them, its staff, volunteers, and anyone else who comes into contact with its services and expects all trustees, staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate vetting procedures (Disclosure check and two recent references) along with 3-year renewals of Disclosure checks.
How to apply
If you think your skills match and you’d like to be part of a dynamic organisation, please send us your CV and a covering letter in which you include:
· Your interest in mental health and the Mental Health Foundation
· Any experience you have in governance in a charity, private or public body
· Your goals and what you would hope to achieve as a trustee with the Foundation
· How you would ensure you can meet the commitments of being a trustee
Please send your application by 5pm on Sunday 18 February via our application form on our website.
Initial interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 26 February.
We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. Diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority for us as an employer and mental health charity, and we are proud to be signatories of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and the Disability Confident Committed Scheme. Applications from under-represented sections of the community are actively encouraged.
If you have a disability, require any additional support or have any questions regarding the role, please contact us at [email protected]. We make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and disabled candidates who meet all the essential person specification criteria will be offered an interview. Therefore, please do ensure you tick the relevant box on the application form and clearly indicate in your application/covering letter if you consider yourself to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 / Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
We are currently operating mostly digital recruitment (including interviews via video conferencing).
We look forward to hearing from you!
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