We would like to strengthen our board of trustees. We intend making up to four appointments, which will increase our number to twelve. We are seeking trustees able not only to contribute to board but to undertake commitments outside of full board meetings, such as sub-committee attendance. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of quantity of experience at board level, to support the board’s drive for quality, inclusive decision making, problem solving and creativity. We want to make our board more inclusive and representative of the Calderdale population; we reflect our population’s diversity in gender, sexual orientation, disability and age, but not ethnicity or religion, noting that 8% of Calderdale is of Pakistani and Muslim heritage. Our existing board has a good range of expertise including local knowledge, experience of mental health and wellbeing issues, finance, governance, commissioning, contracting, diversity and inclusion, human resources management and development, and mental health service delivery. We are keen to add depth to this expertise, and add breadth.
We believe that by becoming a trustee of Healthy Minds, you have the opportunity to help us continue to support the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Calderdale, and your experience, insights and expertise will help us to improve that support even more. We will work with you to provide induction, training and support, as you take up this exciting role. You will have the opportunity to build your experience and skills through your time as a trustee. We appreciate your time in looking through this application pack, and welcome, should you wish to do so, your application. We particularly welcome applications from those who will help the board reflect the diversity of Calderdale’s population and add to the board’s expertise.
Completed Trustee Application Form (section 4) and Declaration of Eligibility (section 5) should be sent, by 7th February 2022 to Paul Hunt, Chair of Trustees:
Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
Post (alternative): FAO Paul Hunt, Chair of Trustees, Heathy Minds, 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Interviews are scheduled for 22nd and 23rd February 2022 (online or face-to-face, to be confirmed and subject to Government guidelines).
- Paul Hunt
Chair of Trustees, Healthy Minds