Why you should apply to us
This is an exciting opportunity to become a trustee for our brave, imaginative and ambitious children’s mental health charity.
We want to bring love to children and families’ services. We don’t think it’s enough to care a bit, you have to care a lot if you want to transform outcomes.
We want to change the national landscape of how children experience the mental health system, putting kindness at the forefront of every interaction. Building awareness, starting a movement, hearing the children’s voices and those of their loved ones: We want to transform the experience of those impacted by mental health.
We are on a mission to ensure that no child has to lose out on a world of potential because of mental health, which means they can’t access school or find it hard to make friends. We don’t have magic wands, but we do believe that every child and family has the right to get services designed and delivered for their individual needs, and with love and imagination. Everyone has a right to have their story remembered and treated with curiosity and sensitivity.
Who are we looking for?
In addition to the legal responsibilities which are for all charity trustees in the UK, we are also seeking the following responsibilities/ expectations from our trustees:
We are particularly keen to seek trustees with expertise in the following areas:
If you are unsure whether your experience fits into the above categories but are passionate about the role please do feel free to apply or contact us to discuss your suitability. Although the two are not mutually exclusive we would always prefer a passionate and committed trustee over pure experience! We particularly welcome applications from people who are less generally represented in charity leadership roles and trustee roles such as those from black and ethinic minority backgrounds, traveller communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and those who have lived experience of mental health and/ or disabilities as well as women and young people who are under 25.
We can't wait to hear from you! If you would like to fill out an application form then please find this attached and you can email this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, we also understand that you might want to have an informal chat with a member of the team before submitting an application, in which case, please email email@example.com and request an informal discussion.
Please note that Olivia only works part-time and so might not be able to get back to you straight away. Please note there is also additional information on the role in the attached Trustee Recruitment Information found with this advert.
Thanks so much, we can't wait to hear from you!