We are looking for new trustees who are passionate about mental health research and the difference it can make to people’s lives. At McPin, we believe that everyone affected by mental health problems has valuable and unique expertise that can be used to improve the relevance and impact of mental health research. We call this expertise from experience.

We are about to start developing a new strategy for the organisation, in light of Covid and with a focus on anti-racism. We are looking for people to join us to help shape the work we do and the difference we can make over the next few years. As a trustee you would be responsible, alongside other members of the board, for the effective running of the charity. This leadership is vital and at the McPin Foundation we ensure the trustee group is a visible and active part of the organisation.

We actively recruit people affected by mental health issues into all roles in the charity, including as trustees. We are particularly interested in hearing from young people and people of colour, as they are currently under-represented on our Board, and we would actively encourage them to apply.

The trustee group formally meets three times a year at the charity head office in London (currently by Zoom and this is likely to be an ongoing option). Trustees may also provide support in other ways such as chairing events or providing training to staff, attend events and activities with staff. The position is voluntary and not remunerated, although expenses are paid.

We are looking for people with skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:

· Young people’s mental health

· Mental health policy

· Diversity, equity and inclusion

· Innovative research dissemination and communication

· Patient and public involvement in research

To apply for this role, please send us an up-to-date CV and a statement/covering letter explaining why you want to join the McPin Foundation as a trustee.  Potential and passion are more important to us than a full CV. Our belief in expertise by experience means we would like to hear about your unique life experiences and why you feel they make you suitable to join us.

Trustee application pack

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The McPin Foundation has signed up to Disability Confident Scheme. As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we have committed to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job, anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required and support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.

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