Become a Trustee
We’re Mind Aberystwyth, the mental health and wellbeing charity serving the people of Ceredigion!
We’re looking for a Chair and Trustees to join our board. Trustees are our most senior leaders. They set our strategic direction, make sure we’re using our resources effectively and ensure we’re having the greatest possible impact on our community. Trustees are expected to undertake duties in a manner that reflects Mind Aberystwyth’s values and ethos.
We’re looking for dedicated, empathetic and ambitious candidates to help make our mission a reality and lead us closer towards our ultimate ambition: a society where everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
As a trustee you will:
- Think strategically and creatively.
- Lead the organisation towards fully achieving its commitment and ambition.
- Scrutinise the impact we’re having.
- Communicate clearly and sensitively in large group discussions.
- Use independent judgement to make decisions on behalf of the organisation. Be committed to our mission, vision and values.
Diversity is critical for a board to be effective, enabling varied discussions and active debate and decision making so that together we can have the greatest impact. We encourage applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems and from all ethnic, socio-economic, religious and professional and personal backgrounds. Whether you’re an experienced trustee or taking your first steps into governance, if you have the commitment, values, and skills, we want to hear from you!
As a trustee, you will receive:
- Induction and training into the role.
- Opportunities to develop new skills.
- An annual appraisal to help support your development.
The trustee role is voluntary with expenses paid, a commitment of approximately 4-8 hours per month. Six board meetings per year take place -both in person or virtually via video conference.
To express an interest in becoming a trustee, please send your CV and a short expression of interest (max 500 words) stating why you are interested in the role and what skills and attributes you aim to bring, to the CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about the role of the Chair, and that of a Trustee as well as the local Mind please get in touch with Chris Howells, at email@example.com.