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Chair of the Board of Trustees

Location: Hackney, London

Closing date: 10/02/2020

Chairperson, Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest


Would you like the opportunity to chair the Board of one of the largest Mind charities in London?



In any given year, mental health problems will affect one in four people in the UK. Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Mind CHWF) is driven by the needs of people experiencing mental distress and we won’t give up until everyone gets both support and respect. We are thought leaders within the sector, developing and piloting innovative, cutting-edge projects & services, which are replicated by other Mind charities throughout the country.


Serving the community since 1981, Mind CHWF is a multi-disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services. In co-production with our clients, we develop individualised and effective support plans, promoting both recovery from ill health for people with recurrent and enduring mental health difficulties and early intervention and mental/physical wellbeing for individuals at risk of developing mental health issues or who struggle with common mental health conditions.


Appointment of a Chair 

Our current chair is stepping down after 7 years in role supporting us to develop excellent and innovative services. We are looking for a Chair to join us at this exciting time – a dynamic leader who can guide and inspire our organisation as we continue to provide an invaluable service to people experiencing mental distress.  We have a new executive team and are consolidating our successes by focusing on new services that reduce health inequalities and pioneer place based approaches. The Chair will work alongside our CEO and the rest of the Board to support the ongoing success and growth of Mind CHWF.


The new Chair will be a senior leader of the highest calibre. They will provide inclusive leadership to the Board while ensuring that each Board Member fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the organisation.


This role presents an exciting opportunity to work with a well-known and successful charity.  We are looking for a Chair who shares our ambition for MIND CHWF to reach our full potential.


If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our services, then we would be delighted to hear from you.


Eastside Primetimers is supporting us in recruiting for this role. Please download the candidate information pack for further information before you apply or contact us and we will send it to you. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.  If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email to arrange a convenient time for you and us.


The closing date for applications is Monday 10th February 2020, with shortlisting telephone interviews taking place that week.  Interviews with Mind CHWF will take place week commencing 24th February 2020.


Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please email us the attached equal opportunities form to the HR Team.

We at Mind CHWF want to assure you that your privacy and the security of your data is our top priority. It always has been, and it will continue to be, as we refine our policies and internal processes. Please take a moment to read through our applicant’s privacy notice.