Chair to the Board of Trustees

Job description

The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MHCPC) is an established training centre and clinical service. At a time when mental health provisions have been in increased demand, we have experienced exponential growth of our services and wish to develop these further.

We are seeking to appoint a Chair of the Board of Trustees to provide leadership to the Board and to ensure that the organisation delivers its charitable purpose in close cooperation with the Board of Management.

The Chair will be in the unique position to be able to recruit most members of the Board and this would attract a dynamic Chair who has a solid experience of charity governance and leadership.

A Chair is sought who has a strong empathy with the organisation’s objectives and has some understanding of, or interest in, talking therapies and mental health. We are looking to appoint a Chair who can provide strategic insight and expertise to the Board deliberations and support the organisation in its growth and development.

The MHCPC have an active Board of Management responsible for the day to day running of the organisation. The Chair's role is to work in partnership with the Board of Management, helping them achieve their vision for the organisation.

The MHCPC sets high training and clinical standards and we are ambitious to develop and raise our profile and influence to increase the wider public’s awareness of the benefits of high quality psychodynamic counselling.

Our training programme is accredited by both the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Time Commitment:

Three Board meetings per year. The Chair is also expected to have regular meetings with the Board of Management and also represent the Charity at various events and meetings with key stakeholders. Currently these are taking place remotely.

For any enquiries on the position, please email Alex Moss.

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