Transform mental health – join our Board
We’re looking for Trustees from all backgrounds, sectors and life experiences to join our Board of Trustees.
Our Trustees play a vital part in changing the mental health landscape of Wales and beyond, helping improve the lives and wellbeing of those who often go unheard. Your ideas, knowledge and experiences could be key to helping us rebuild systems, change perceptions, and deliver on our vision.
If you share our passion for activism and social change we would love to hear from you. You do not need previous Board experience to be considered; courage, compassion and your ability to be part of a dynamic team are more important.
Mental health is a human issue; it affects us all, whatever our backgrounds and identities. We’re trying to make sure our Board reflects that, so all applicants are welcome. We’re actively seeking applications from women, as well as people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, who are currently underrepresented.
About the role
The Board is a small, agile team of people who work closely with the Executive team. Our Board members have the passion and ability to generate strategic conversations, as well as providing robust scrutiny and stewardship of the charity. Actively role-modelling our values is a key part of being a Trustee.
The Board meets every six weeks in South Wales, normally between 2pm and 5pm. Regular attendance is expected either in person or via video conferencing. All reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.
Platfform (previously Gofal) launched in July 2019 with an ambitious vision of sustainable wellbeing for all, and an equally ambitious strategy. We want to see a paradigm shift in ‘mental health services’, moving away from diagnosis and labels towards a more trauma-informed approach which understands and responds to people experiencing emotional distress.
We know that the ‘system’ often fails to help those having the toughest time, and – at its worst – actively does harm. We are working with partners across sectors to redesign and transform systems so that they support our vision of sustainable wellbeing for all. We run a broad range of community-based mental health projects that support over 6,000 people a year.
Our mission is to be a platform for connection, transformation and social change.
Please email an up to date C.V with a short statement, no more than two sides of A4, detailing why you are interested in the role and what you believe you would bring to the board. Closing date for applications: 12 March 2020
If you would like an informal conversation about the role with Ewan Hilton (CEO), please contact Heidi O’Driscoll to arrange a time for a call.
Find out more about Ewan, our Board of Trustees and the Platfform team here.
(Contact links not working for you? You can also e-mail applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via our Contact Us page)