Board Trustee

  • Job Reference: 00001135-1
  • Date posted: 10 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Platfform for Change
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: The role is not remunerated but all reasonable expenses are paid.
  • Sector: Mental Health
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Platfform is the mental health and social change charity.

We are looking to appoint new members to our Board of Trustees.

At Platfform we believe in sustainable wellbeing for all. Specifically, we want:

To  change the dominant narrative around mental health

  • By advocating for an understanding of the role that trauma, life experiences and socio-economic circumstances have on our
    mental health and ability to heal.
  • By making the evidence for this accessible to help shift public perceptions

To make our ‘helping systems’ work better for people

  • By changing how we provide services to people in distress.
  • Focus first on the mental health, housing, homelessness, and young people’s systems we interact with.

At Platfform we seek to lift the input and influence of our Trustees beyond the basics and into generative discussions and strategy formulation. We are firm believers in the brilliance of many minds, qualities, and experiences over the few. So, Platfform Trustees are invited to be actively involved in helping to shape our strategic direction in collaboration with the executive team and wider Platform teams. You can find out more about our Trustees, executive team, and some of the wider team here this-is-us/

The Board meets every six weeks on-line. We hold an annual face to face Board / executive strategic event annually which is face to face and held over two days. The roles are not remunerated but all reasonable expenses are paid.

Trustees hold office for up to two terms, the first term is 5 years and the second term is 4 years.

Who we are looking for:

First and foremost we need to you to be inspired by, and on board with our mission. We are committed to living our values at Board level and being actively representative of those who are too often underrepresented in organisations. We are committed to continuing to increase the diversity of our Board of Trustees. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Group are currently building on our anti-racism work and developing programmes of work focusing on LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity education and allyship. You can read our anti-racism statement and commitments here:

We are looking for people who have experience with governance and / or strategic leadership experience in the charity, public and commercial sectors, and who are confident in contributing to the governance of a fast-growing ambitious charity. We are specifically keen to hear from entrepreneurial leaders, who have experience of creating and enabling progressive growth environments as we look to strengthen and develop our Business Resilience committee.

Our Trustees need to be able to provide oversight, support, and challenge to ensure best use of resources and the safe operating of the charity, while also contributing to generative discussion and formulation of our ongoing strategy. You can read more in our information pack Become a trustee - Platfform

If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role before submitting a formal application, please contact Heidi O’Driscoll, Executive Team PA, who will put you in touch with either Ewan, our CEO, or Anne-Louise, our Chair

To apply, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page on our website.

Please mention ACEVO Jobs when applying for the role.