Trustee vacancies (Voluntary)

Trustee vacancies (Voluntary)

Closing date: Friday 16 October 2020

Our mission is to promote and protect the health, confidence and well-being of people with mental health issues.  This is achieved through the provision of co-produced support, education and self-help activities in a safe and friendly environment.

We are recruiting for new Trustees to join our Board and are particularly interested in people that have skills and experience in any of the following areas:  funding (especially trusts & corporates), legal, social media and mental health.  A good understanding and awareness of the challenges of mental health provision and the local area would be beneficial.

The collective responsibilities of the Board include ensuring that the charity:

  • pursues its stated objectives, as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  • complies with its governing document, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objectives in order to provide greater public benefit
  • implements Safeguarding effectively to maintain the values of the charity
  • has effective and efficient administration systems, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • works towards financial stability
  • protects, manages and ensures the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • follows proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the charity’s staff)

Person specification

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • A commitment to the work of the charity and willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • An ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Proactive approach
  • Tact, diplomacy and good and independent judgement
  • Strategic vision
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

To apply, or further information, please send a CV and cover letter to sandhya@bowhaven.org.uk.  Your cover letter should explain why you would like to be a Trustee with us and how our skills and experience could help our charity.   

Please check our website for further information – www.bowhaven.org.uk