Charity Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th September 2022

  • Advertised from 14th July 2022


Mental Health Network (Greater Glasgow) is a network of people and their carers with a lived experience of mental health problems. We were established as an independent charity in 2001 and at present have over 800 members. We were set up by a group of people with a lived experience of mental ill health who wanted a greater say in how they were treated while using mental health services and how they could better shape these services for others in the future.

We enable participation of people with a lived experience of mental ill health to improve their treatment and support by enabling them to become involved in the strategic planning and evaluation of mental health services in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS area. We also engage directly with people currently receiving treatment and support for their mental ill health and their carers in order to allow them to comment on such services.

The Role

Our Trustees are responsible for:

  • Setting strategic direction.
  • Providing leadership to staff and volunteers.
  • Ensuring effective governance, including financial and risk management, and compliance with relevant legislation and good practice.

Mental Health Network Greater Glasgow is seeking to strengthen its skill set on the Board. To this end we are seeking new Trustees. We are particularly looking for individuals with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Member engagement

This is a voluntary, unpaid position. The Board currently meets eight times per year, with additional subgroups meeting in between. The majority of board meetings take place face-to-face in the evenings in the Network’s office. Trustees are actively engaged in meetings, contributing ideas and sharing knowledge. We’ll provide full training and support so no previous Board experience is necessary.

Application notes

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact our Manager Ann Jones by email or telephone: 01415508417

If you would like to apply please complete the attached Charity Trustee Application form