RECRUITING: Chair of the Board of Trustees


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) is looking to appoint a Chair of the Board of Trustees. 

We are looking for an experienced, inclusive and thoughtful Chair who understands the IMHN’s vision and values, is able to support our future plans and strategy as well as helping us to build financial resilience.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Chair who is excited about our work but also happy to challenge us in order to help us grow. They will contribute to our thinking, strategy and charity planning and be naturally aligned to our values.

We would particularly like to hear from individuals who can demonstrate experience in any or all of the following:

  • Strategic resilience: to support us in building a sustainable charity for the future
  • Income generation: particularly to support our fundraising efforts beyond NHS contracts
  • Advocacy: to help us demonstrate our values and tell our story more clearly

Ideally the Chair of BoT should have lived experience in the mental health sector, as well as being committed to inclusion and having good communication skills. They will understand the tensions and challenges of balancing ambition with operational reality and fixed resources and how to build consensus in an interdisciplinary setting.

Please note that this is a voluntary position, requiring attendance at typically 4 to 6 board meetings a year of 2 hour duration, plus some occasional ad-hoc meetings.

Our new Chair doesn’t have to have worked with an organisation like the IMHN before.

We welcome questions from anyone who is interested.In the first instance please email us via to arrange a chat. 

October 13, 2023 at 1:07 pm