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Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Mind In Somerset
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We are looking for 2 Trustees to join our Board.

Detailed description


Roles available:  

Finance/Treasurer Trustee 

Children and Young Persons Trustee


Project: Mind in Somerset  


Supervisor: Geoff Pateman 


Location: Somerset 


Hours: Your availability to support our organisation is to be discussed with the Chair of Trustees 



Would you like to be part of our future?   


After 3 years of sustained growth Mind in Somerset are seeking to recruit further trustees. 


We are a local mental health charity serving the people of Somerset. We are part of the national Mind federation, and, like other local Minds, we run as an independent charity with our own strategy, funds and leadership.   


As a Trustee, you will be joining a charity in a strong position with a turnover of over £3 million and with an ambition to build on our successes and growth over the last few years. We will be looking to build on existing activities and also by bringing in innovative new projects. 


Trustees are our most senior leaders. They set our strategic direction, make sure we’re using our resources effectively and ensure we’re having the greatest possible impact on our community. Trustees are expected to undertake duties in a manner that reflects Mind in Somerset’s values and ethos. 



Scope: Mind in Somerset have the expectation that all who Volunteer for us always live our organisations Values, we ask that you be; 



  • Collaborative – work better together 
  • Respectful – treat people how we like to be treated 
  • Accountable – are responsible for our own actions 
  • Inclusive – respect everyone’s uniqueness 
  • Compassionate – empathise, care and support 





Person Specification 




Skills/experience and qualifications in one of the 2 areas below: 

-Finance/ Treasury experience for the Finance Trustee role

-Youth Group/Team experience for the Children and Young People Trustee.



-To have experience within Charity sector  


Equal Opportunities:  


Mind in Somerset is fully committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination, direct or indirect. All employees and volunteers are expected to promote and work fully in line with the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy. Mind in Somerset is a Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from disabled people. If disabled applicants meet the minimum criteria for the job, they can request and will be offered a guaranteed interview. Should applicants require reasonable adjustment support for the interview/Volunteer meeting, please contact Mind in Somerset via the Message function.


Criminal Record: 


Due to the safeguarding nature of our work, the successful candidate/volunteer may need to complete a disclosure and barring check (DBS) prior to starting with us. A criminal record will not automatically mean withdrawal of an offer, however, to safeguard our staff, volunteers and clients, further discussion or investigation may be required so that an informed decision can be made as to your suitability to work with vulnerable people to ensure that we are not putting service users at risk. For Volunteers there are occasions when a DBS will not be required, however a risk assessment will be conducted, and the form completed and placed within the Volunteer’s electronic file.  


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About Mind In Somerset

Mind In Somerset was formed from the merger of Mind in Taunton and West Somerset and South Somerset Mind. We are a mental health charity.