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Bath Mind is a local mental health charity operating in Bath and North East Somerset, which aims to support people with their mental health and wellbeing. We passionately believe in the inherent value of every individual and strive to create an environment where everyone in our community feels respected, supported, and included through a variety of housing, services, and wellbeing groups. Although we are part of the National “Mind” federation, we operate entirely independently from them and other Local Mind charities.

To ensure the delivery of our 2023 to 2026 strategy, we have an exciting opportunity to appoint up to four new volunteer Trustees, including a Vice Chair and a Treasurer (who will be responsible for leading our Finance Sub-Committee and liaising with our Finance Manager). Both roles will be expected to work closely with our Chair of Trustees, Pip Galland.

Our Trustees are Bath Mind’s senior leaders. In addition to the fiduciary duties our Trustees owe to the Charity, they are responsible for setting and ensuring the delivery of Bath Mind’s ambitious mental health strategy.

We are looking to diversify the skillset of our Board to ensure that we can be as impactful as possible. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals who are currently working within the mental health, social care and health sectors, including those with clinical and/or commissioning experience.

We are also looking for individuals with expertise in equality, diversity, inclusion, and equity (“EDIE”).

EDIE is at the core of our values, and we acknowledge that our EDIE journey is a collective responsibility that requires continued investment.

Notwithstanding the above, we welcome applications from individuals from all personal and professional backgrounds, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, socio-economic background, neurodiversity, lived experience or any other characteristics.

If you would like to apply for a trusteeship with us, please send your CV and a short covering statement not exceeding 750 words to our chair Pip Galland ( by 21st June 2024 explaining your interest and experience. Please specify in your application if you are applying for the role of Vice Chair or Treasurer. Applications will be shortlisted on or before 1st July 2024.

Whether you’re new to governance or an experienced Trustee, if you feel you would add value to Bath Mind’s strategic purpose and direction, we want to hear from you.


Further information:

This is a voluntary position, and it is not remunerated, although out of pocket expenses will be paid where appropriate in line with our policy.

Charity information

Bath Mind’s vision, mission, values, and strategy can be found here.

Person specification

Trustees must:

- Be committed to Bath Mind’s vision, mission values and strategy.

- Work well autonomously and in a team.

- Devote all necessary time and attention to the role both inside and outside of Board meetings.

- Understand the legal duties they owe to the Charity.

- Exercise sound judgement and be able to think creatively and engage in constructive debate and discussion.

Board Meetings

We hold approximately 6 board meetings a year over Teams and/or in person at our office in central Bath. Our AGM should be attended in person. Meetings tend to last up to 2 hours, however Trustees are expected to liaise with each other and the Executive Team outside of board meetings and to visit Bath Mind’s key services in person, where possible.

We would estimate the commitment time to be in the region of 4 to 8 hours per month.

Trustee induction and training will be provided where appropriate, and you will be supported by our Chair of Trustees, CEO, Kate Morton, and the Senior Leadership Team, where required.




Approximately 4 - 8 hours per month

Contract Type:



In-person / Hybrid

Close Date:

Friday, 21 June 2024

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