Are you interested giving your time to a valuable cause?
Derbyshire Mind is looking for new Board members to join us and help influence the future shape and direction of our organisation.
We are particularly keen to recruit individuals who have relevant work experience in areas such as marketing, fundraising, human resources, business development, law and safeguarding, although this is by no means essential.
You should have a keen interest in mental health, enthusiasm and commitment along with skills and experience gained through family life, volunteering or professional roles. You must be eligible to become a company director.
This role is voluntary with paid expenses and involves attending up to five Board meetings per year as well as involvement in chosen work streams and other events.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01332 345966 to request an application pack. We are also willing to meet with interested respondents on an informal basis to provide more information. If you know somebody else who might be interested, please forward this opportunity to them.
Derbyshire Mind is a well-respected local organisation, established in 1967.
We specialise in delivering quality services which support the recovery and well-being of people experiencing mental ill health. www.derbyshiremind.org.uk
Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in
England and Wales No. 2942312.
Registered Charity No. 1041116
Documents relevant to the post
Trustee Application form
Board of Trustees Job description
Testimonials and the trustee role
“I joined the trustee board about a year ago as the Treasurer. I wanted to use the opportunity to learn more in my profession and also give something back to the community. From a young age I was interested in learning difficulties and mental health, and used to support young adults in supported housing to integrate them into society, which is why my interest in Derbyshire Mind was a great fit for me.
Whilst the charity is run by a set of outstanding people, who always amaze me with their dedication and drive, I offer Derbyshire Mind an extra set of eyes to go over and analyse the accounts and to give them peace of mind. I also try to use my business network to see of if we can use anyone for free items to support the charity and/or advertising.
Being a trustee, can take as little or as much time as you have to put in, so you don’t feel any pressure and any support and guidance you can offer the charity and other trustees is appreciated. As an example, I will be running the Derby 10k with a Mind t-shirt to get a bit of publicity”.
Sarah Strachan, Treasurer, Derbyshire Mind
“It gives me great pleasure to provide this testimonial, reflecting on twelve years as a Trustee of Derbyshire Mind.
Firstly, I would like to say that my time as a Trustee and latterly as Chairman was one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences of my long career working in the mental health sector.
Derbyshire Mind offers a unique opportunity for its Trustees to influence the on-going development of the organisation and its services. This is a friendly team environment working alongside a truly remarkable group of senior staff who are experienced and committed to delivering the best.
My colleagues on the Board came from all walks of life, each offering a different dimension, sharing their professional and personal abilities. Every contribution being encouraged and respected. I have always found this organisation to be energetic and proactive, forever seeking new challenges and opportunities, the hallmark of what drives the interest and enthusiasm in each and everyone associated with this unique agency.
In conclusion, I sincerely hope you may be tempted to find out more about Derbyshire Mind and if genuinely interested enjoy a rewarding association with one of the finest group of dedicated workers it has been my fortune to know. My working life was transformed for the better and I have no regrets only fond memories”.
Alvar Thomas, Chairman of Derbyshire Mind until 2015