Chair - Together for Mental Wellbeing
Recruiter: Together for Mental Wellbeing
Location: London (Greater)
Salary: Unremunerated; Three days per month
Posted: 13 Apr 2017
Closes: 30 May 2017
Job Function: Chair
Three days per month
Since Together was formed in 1879, we have believed that people with mental health issues have the right and the abilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives as part of their communities. We offer a wide variety of support services to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues, from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation.
The people who use our services are at the heart of everything we do – they influence and shape the support they receive from us and the way our services are run. We currently work with around 5,000 adults every month via 80 projects throughout England, but we aspire to reach many, many more across the nation.
Our charity has already made significant progress but there are still plenty of challenges ahead. Our aspiration is to continue to develop the infrastructure of the organisation – reaching out to more service users, growing our clinical health and accommodation services, increasing our income via new corporate partnerships, continuing to improve our support and mobilisation of volunteers, and to communicate effectively with all of our stakeholders.
Our current Chair is reaching the end of his term of office, and we now seek a new Chair to continue to lead and direct our successful and growing organisation. In partnership with the Trustees and our Chief Executive, you will play an important part in the leadership challenge ahead – helping us grow with vision and enterprise to achieve our ambitions to help more people with mental health issues to lead the independent, fulfilling lives that they deserve.
As an experienced senior leader, you will bring a thorough understanding of what good leadership and effective governance looks like in order for us to succeed. You will be driven and motivated by the real and lasting positive impact that we have on people’s lives and will instinctively understand the challenges and opportunities that we face. With outstanding communication skills and strong financial acumen, you will possess a natural ability to work closely with our Chief Executive and lead our Board, as well as demonstrate the highest standards of conduct and integrity. If you have the skills, experience and qualities we are looking for then we very much look forward to hearing from you.
To find out more about the Chair appointment, please visit our website at www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe33826
For an informal confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants, Helen Anderson (0207 426 3977) or Juliet Taylor (020 7426 3373).
The closing date is 12:00 on Tuesday 30th May 2017.