West Sussex Mind seeks new trustees

March 2024

We are looking to recruit two new volunteer trustees to our Board, focusing on the biggest mental health challenges in West Sussex and helping us to set our strategy and vision for the future. Application deadline 28 March

As a charity, we’ve experienced rapid growth over the last few years, particularly since the pandemic. We've more than doubled in size – from 65 staff in March 2020 to 144 staff in March 2024 – and we’ve made significant changes to meet the growing demand for mental health support in West Sussex.

After a successful trustee recruitment round in January 2022, in which we recruited four new trustees and increased the diverse make-up of our Board, we are now looking for an additional two trustees to help steer our organisation.

We are looking for people who are passionate about mental health and have an interest in how organisations are run to join us and help us achieve our mission – to promote good mental health through the provision of high-quality services and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and understanding.

As a trustee, you will work collaboratively with the other members of the Board to support West Sussex Mind to achieve its strategic goals. These volunteer vacancies are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. However, we are particularly interested in those who have experience or a background in the following areas:

  • Children & young people’s specialist
  • Mental health clinician, for example, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, occupational therapist etc
  • Provision of mental health services.

You don’t need to have previous experience of being a trustee, but you do need to be self-motivated and willing to learn and make a commitment for a minimum of three years to the role. We are looking for people fully committed to achieving positive outcomes for people with mental health problems.

We welcome applications from anyone, regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background. Demonstrating our commitment to diversifying our Board, we particularly encourage applications from disabled candidates, black, Asian, and minority ethnic candidates, women and those from the LGBTQ+ community, as these groups are under-represented on our Board.

Please do come and join us! You’ll join a diverse group of friendly trustees who are passionate about improving making things better for people with mental health issues. Find out more about our trustees.

How to apply

Job ad and full role description

Deadline 9am, Thursday 28 March.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are applying and what you will bring to West Sussex Mind and the role. Please keep this to a maximum of one side of A4. Email to recruitment@westsussexmind.org