Trustee Vacancy

Job Location: Remote

Time Commitment:  A maximum of 6-8 days. This consists of  quarterly board meetings (usually the second Monday of the month, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm held remotely via zoom), one strategy day per year when the strategy is revisited and revised and half a day for the Annual General Meeting which is held in London.

Remuneration: Reasonable Expenses

The board of trustees has responsibility for governance of the charity and ensuring that it delivers on its charitable objectives.

Our Time’s mission is to help children and young people who have a parent with a mental illness. We train local teams across the UK to set up and deliver monthly family workshops, using a manual designed specifically to address the needs of this at-risk group. We also help schools to support affected children (eight in the average classroom) by providing staff training and resources.

We are looking for a trustee with a background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Mental Health
  • Social Care/Family and children’s services
  • Social Policy

The trustee will:

  • Provide support to the Board on vision and strategy, to ensure that Our Time continues to advocate and support the 3 million children in the UK who have a parent with a mental illness.
  • Use your experience and judgement to contribute to the board discussions and decisions
  • Support the other board members in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity
  • Use your time and network to gain greater recognition and funds to ensure the sustainability of the work
  • Support the board in identifying, reviewing and responding to opportunities and risks
  • Be an effective ambassador for the charity and the families we support

To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter (no more than 1 page of A4) to:
Dympna Cunnane dympna.cunnane@ourtime.org.uk by 16th January 2022.