Support in Mind Scotland strives to improve the quality of life for anyone whose mental health problems or mental illness has a serious impact on their life and the lives of others, including family members, friends and supporters.

Mental illness is one of the major public health challenges in Scotland with around one in three people estimated to be affected by mental illness in any one year. Sadly, stigma and discrimination still exist around mental health leaving so many people afraid to seek the help they need.

Support in Mind Scotland is a membership organisation with over 800 members across Scotland, and they aim to uphold the rights of anyone living with poor mental health to have their voices heard nationally and locally to inform and influence policy and service development. As an organisation, they strive to be person-centred and not service led. Involving and engaging everyone that they support in decision-making about services and what the organisation does is a central tenet. Support in Mind Scotland wants to ensure that everything they do has tangible benefits for people affected by mental illness or mental health problems.

It is now looking for Trustees to join its board to oversee and govern the charity and help ensure the organisation maintains focus on its primary objective of supporting those affected by serious mental ill health.

It is particularly interested in hearing from people with experience in the following areas:

• Business Administration/Management

• Finance

• Fundraising

• Communications

You do not need to have experience in the third sector and the charity will consider applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds including young Trustees or those for whom this would be their first time serving as a board member.

if you believe you have the skills and experience, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will need to attend 4 board meetings per year. This is an unpaid role, but expenses will be reimbursed.

How To Apply

Please email [email protected] or call 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 8th October

Interview Date: T.B.C

This search is being conducted exclusively for Support in Mind Scotland by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.