Parent organisation of Community Links, Foundation, Bridging the Gap and Foundation Living

Trustee

Do you have some time to spare and a passion for making a difference?

We are looking for two people to join our Group Board of Trustees to ensure we make our vision a reality.

  • someone with a background in psychiatry to join Community Links as a Trustee
  • someone who is an expert in equality, diversity, and inclusion, or who is connected into local community organisations to join Inspire North as a Trustee.

Board meetings are held concurrently for the group.

We expect all of our Trustees are committed to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda as well as being able to support our organisations to become more anti-racist. We also want to increase the diversity of our Board in terms of ethnicity and sexual orientation and are looking for people who have drive, commitment, and innovation.

We welcome applications from people of all ages and those with lived experience of the issues our clients face.

If you are excited by our work, share our values and are willing to play an active part in the work of our Board, securing the continued success of our award-winning services then we would love to hear from you.

You will demonstrate an understanding of what it takes to deliver effective services, the ability to think strategically and be able to make good decisions.

You do not necessarily need previous board experience. You will receive a full induction and will be supported by other Board Members and the Chief Executive in your role.

You will need to be able to make a commitment of approximately three half days per quarter, have the ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. Please see attached role profile and application pack.

As a trustee, you will be instrumental in planning the strategic future of Inspire North and associated companies.

The board usually meets 4 times a year with 3 sub committees which also meet quarterly.  Each Trustee sits on one of the sub-committees.  Currently our meetings are held virtually. There would be the expectation of a 1 day a month commitment to this role.

Potential trustees must be eligible in line with Charity Commission regulations which are available from www.charitycommission.gov.uk.

For an initial discussion please email Ruth Kettle, Chief Executive on ruth.kettle@inspirenorth.co.uk

Once you have completed the Trustee Application Pack please send to hrteam@inspirenorth.co.uk

Closing date 9th January 2022
Provisional interview date 20th January 2022

Our Head Office is based in Leeds, and we work across the North of England.