Join our Board of Trustees

Trustee Opportunity Information

It is expected you will be able to commit about a day a month to assist in influencing the development of a young, dynamic and growing organisation.

We recommend you take a look at the documents linked below. They will help you write your application, and assist with understanding the way that the charity operates.

Trustee Application Pack 

IMHN Constitution (last amended January 2017)

IMHN Constitution – Bye Laws (last amended January 2017)

How to apply

To apply to be a Trustee, please send in your CV and covering letter to trustees[@]imhn.org (make sure to remove the square brackets from the email address – this is an anti-spam measure).

For an informal conversation about the role or organisation, please email Tom Renhard at trustees[@]imhn.org (make sure to remove the square brackets from the email address – this is an anti-spam measure).

We would especially welcome applications from those with qualifications or extensive experience in any of the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Fundraising and bid writing
  • Law and advocacy
  • Marketing / Public relations

We would especially welcome applications from individuals who identify as:

  • LGBTQIA+
  • BAME

Further information about our organisation

IMHN exists to represent those with lived experience of mental health, uniting voices for positive change in how mental health services are delivered.

We’re governed by a board of up to twelve Trustees, who work alongside our branches and volunteers to develop a thriving and active organisation improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience to have their voice heard.

The charity is young and working to develop its first strategic plan that will embed our core objectives into everything that we do. The charity has also launched in Greater Manchester. We will be playing a leading role in developing a network for people with lived experience of mental health that will influence the development of mental health support across the area.

It’s an exciting time for us having undertaken many successful projects including:

  • Hosting Peerfest 2017 in Bristol with local partners after competing in a national tendering exercise.
  • Taking part in several ward visits and service redesign exercises including Bristol’s mental health crisis houses.
  • Delivering a workshop focusing on a new ‘crisis café’ that will be coming to Weston-Super-Mare later in 2019.
  • Leading on the local Time to Change Bristol Hub, working with local partners to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
  • Shaping the specification of the new Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.
  • We are also currently supporting the development of Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG’s mental health strategy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a key role in a developing and growing charity committed to changing lives and we look forward to receiving your application.