Treasurer – Board of Trustees
Leeds Mind is a highly regarded local mental health charity. We have faith and optimism in our clients and so the services we deliver are built around their needs. We support the people of Leeds to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ from periods of poor mental health, and to live life independently with their mental health.
Our values of Being Open, Supportive, Brave, Connected, and Resourceful are pivotal to the work we do.
Belonging at Leeds Mind
Leeds Mind is committed to creating an inclusive environment and being an equal opportunities employer - We believe that inclusive practices should be part of everything we do. We are committed to ensuring that our colleagues, volunteers, and service users feel a sense of belonging at Leeds Mind that gives them the confidence to share their unique perspectives and experience.
Would you like to join our team of Trustees working to enable better mental health for all?
We want to ensure our strategy navigates challenges and more importantly enables the organisation to flourish increasing our reach and difference we are making to people’s mental health experience across Leeds and West Yorkshire. If this speaks to your values and passion and you feel your experience can guide and enable our fantastic team and vision, we’d love to hear from you.
Leeds Mind, is a local independent charity with an annual income for around £3.5million. We are affiliated to the Mind Federation.
Our staff team of over 100 people and 80 volunteers work across all our services in Leeds and West Yorkshire.
We are seeking to add to the expertise of our experienced, professional Board of Trustees with someone who can maintain oversight of our financial affairs, and ensure we maintain our financial viability.
Applicants should have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Relevant financial management/accounting qualifications and/or experience.
- Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes or willingness to learn.
- Commercial and business strategic experience would be beneficial
- The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
- Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board.
- A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.
We recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive Board of Trustees, and would therefore particularly welcome applications from the following, currently under-represented groups:
- People from culturally diverse backgrounds
- People aged under 35
Hours – Approximately 8 hours per quarter
Salary – Voluntary (expenses paid)
Meetings are hybrid with some face-to-face meetings on occasion/as required
Leeds Mind is committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people.
Leeds Mind always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health difficulties.
Closing Date: 18th February 2024
Interview Date: 5th March 2024 at Clarence House
For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please Tel: 0113 305 5800 and speak to Jen Murgatroyd our Deputy Chair.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake a right to work in the UK check as well as a standard DBS check. Leeds Mind is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Reg charity number: 1007625