Vacancies at the Maudsley Charity
Trustee, Member of the Board (2 posts)
Would you like to make a difference in mental health? Join the Maudsley Charity as a trustee and be part of an organisation working with incredible partners to improve the lives of people experiencing mental illness now and for generations to come.
It’s an exciting time to join and help shape the direction of a charity which has a rich history and big ambitions for the future.
We are already making a difference to lives of people experiencing mental illness through the projects we work with. We are investing in research and improving mental health care, but we want to do much more.
Working closely with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College London and community organisations we have committed more than £25 million in our current strategic plan period to making a positive and sustainable impact on mental health in South London and across the UK.
We are looking for two new trustees who shares our values and commitment and meet the criteria in the role description. We are open to applications from those with experience on charity boards and from people for whom this would be their first trustee role.
We are particularly keen to find trustees who can provide insight and commitment in one the following areas:
– Experience and knowledge of community based mental health projects so our community-based grant giving can make the biggest impact
– Fundraising – We have had success with our first major fundraising campaign, however we want to grow income over the next few years to enhance what we are able to fund through our endowment
– Use of digital technologies for engagement and communication. The way we and our partners work is changing rapidly. We would value having more knowledge about how we can maximise the opportunities digital technologies provide.
– Data, impact measurement and evidence – it matters to us that we know the support and funding we are providing is achieving positive change, even where results can’t be easily measured.
We want a range of lived experiences and perspectives in the charity at every level and to increase the diversity of our leadership. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of mental illness or of caring for someone with a mental illness, from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and from different socio-economic, age and educational backgrounds. We want our staff and trustees to better represent the populations we serve.
In return, you will join a collaborative and supportive board (additional support will be given to first-time trustees) who are committed to helping the charity achieve its strategic goals.
For more information please download the information pack below. For an informal discussion about the role please contact our retained advisor at Prospectus James Wilkinson via firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Midday, Monday 23rd November 2020