Home / Roles / Chair | Association of Mental Health Providers

Chair Association of Mental Health Providers

We are the national membership charity for mental health organisations. We are the leading voice of the voluntary sector. We are the Association of Mental Health Providers.

  • Location: London / Virtual
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Wednesday 29th May

Who we are.

Association of Mental Health Providers is the national voice of mental health charities providing services in England and Wales, representing the full spectrum and diversity of third-sector service provision. We have over 300 members delivering over 3000 services locally, regionally, and nationally, with a significant reach of over 8 million people affected by poor mental health and illness.

We are led by a small and supportive team, working closely together to deliver a range of projects and programmes successfully. We exist to support our members of voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) providers of mental health and wellbeing services to continue delivering services effectively, to grow and become sustainable, and to amplify their voices at the national level to inform policy and practice.

As a national alliance of providers, we are focused on supporting the delivery of services which make a positive and demonstrable difference to people with poor mental health and illness and promotes the crucial role of the sector as a planning and delivery partner to improving mental health in England and Wales.

About the role.

As our new Chair, you will be to lead the Board, working with the Chief Executive to raise the profile of The Association, represent us externally and supporting the continued development as a recognised and vital partner to our members. You will play an important role in consolidating a strong strategic position and effectively promoting the voice of our membership at a national policy level, utilising evidence from the sector.

You will be appointed on a three-year term, with a commitment of two days per calendar month on average. The Chair is appointed by members of the Board, recruited by a sub- committee formed by Member CEO Trustees.

Who we are looking for.

We are seeking to appoint a Chair who is independent of any current or potential member agency and who has knowledge of the health and/or social care fields. You will have understanding and experience of charity and/or public sector governance, with experience as a Chair, providing support and challenge to a Chief Executive.

Evidence of critical thinking and prioritising at a strategic level and an understanding and visible commitment to EDI will be key. You will come with well-developed communication skills, with internal and external audiences, and a commitment to support the Association’s membership to improve the mental health, care and support of individuals and communities.

If you are collaborative, committed and community-centred, we’d love to hear from you!


To access the job information pack for this role, please follow the instructions on the ‘How to Apply’ tab.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this opportunity, you can email our advising consultant at Peridot Partners to arrange a call:

James-Hunt-Head-of-Not-for-Profit-Practice-Peridot-Partners

If you would like to know more about this role please contact James Hunt

View profile

Welcome from the CEO

Welcome, and thank you so much for your interest in becoming the next Chair of the Association of Mental Health Providers’ Board of Trustees.

Mental health is firmly on the political and public agenda. We know about it, we hear about it, and we talk about it. But do we fully understand it, its effects, and all the things that have an impact 0n a person to worsen their mental health?

As the only national representative organisation for mental health charities delivering services to people with poor mental health and illness in England and Wales, we know that our sector has an essential role in the wider mental health, and health and social care system.

The sector is embedded in the community, often the first point of contact for people, and able to develop long-term relationships with people who use their services. And whilst we aim to promote good mental health and wellbeing, we need to always be thinking about the things that need to be in place for this to become a reality.

As you’ll see from the detailed information contained in the recruitment pack, our projects and programmes are wide-ranging and reflect the diversity and variety of issues and challenges that impact our membership and the sector. We are well-placed to amplify the voices of service providers supporting people but also, those with lived experience of poor mental health and illness.

As Chair of the Board, which comprises of CEOs of some of the leading mental health service providers across the country and key sector leaders, this role will lead the organisation at a crucial time through the election and next Government, ensuring that the sector is recognised and valued as a key partner, and continues to grow and thrive.

The Association has an enthusiastic and committed team, keen to work collaboratively, and ensure that the people with poor mental health and illness, receiving support from our members, are embedded in all our work and drive forward the positive change and impact we would like to see.

We welcome candidates who exemplify our values and are keen to contribute their expertise, knowledge, and leadership to the continued success of the organisation and mental health provider sector.

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, especially those underrepresented on governance boards, to join us in shaping the future of the mental health sector.

Thank you for considering this valuable sector leader role, and we look forward to receiving your application.

Kathy Roberts MBE
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Mental Health Providers

About Association of Mental Health Providers

Association of Mental Health Providers is the national voice of mental health charities providing services in England and Wales, representing the full spectrum and diversity of third sector service provision. We have over 300 members delivering over 3000 services locally, regionally, and nationally, with a significant reach of over 8 million people affected by poor mental health and illness.

The organisation is led by a small and supportive team, working closely together to deliver a range of projects and programmes successfully. We work collaboratively with our members and the wider sector to influence policy and practice and we foster positive relationships and partnerships to achieve our aims. Our team is diverse, open, and inclusive; we recognise the importance of our own mental health and wellbeing and encourage a flexible working environment to enable us to flourish and succeed in our work. Reducing inequalities is embedded in our work and we take an anti-racist approach in everything we do; we ensure our values reflect our actions and we strive to learn from each other.

Purpose

We exist to support our members of voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) providers of mental health and wellbeing services to continue delivering services effectively, to grow and become sustainable, and to amplify their voices at the national level to inform policy and practice. As a national alliance of providers, The Association is focused on supporting the delivery of services which make a positive and demonstrable difference to people with poor mental health and illness and promotes the crucial role of the sector as a planning and delivery partner to improving mental health in England and Wales.

Aims

The Association is an organisation which promotes innovation where necessary, whilst recognising the importance of existing successful practices, and works to shape and influence the growth of the voluntary and community provider sector, improve outcomes for people with mental health needs, and evidence best practice to improve service delivery across health and social care. Through its work, The Association ensures it continues to be recognised as a vital partner in the continuous improvement and development of mental health care and support.

The Association will further consolidate a strong strategic position and effectively promote the voice of its membership at a national policy level, utilising evidence from the sector. We will do this by supporting development, personalisation, and collaborative service models, and through the engagement of strategic sector partnerships.

Values

Collaborative

We work in partnership with providers of mental health and wellbeing services, people with lived experience and their carers, and our partners in the sector, local systems, and national government to develop and deliver our projects and programmes.

Committed

We aim to support our members and people with mental needs, make a difference through our work and actions, and have an impact on policy and practice to improve services and the lives of those who use them.

Community-centred

We care about the community we work with and for – the people using services and the people delivering services are central to everything we do. We listen and learn and ensure our work is person-centred and personalised.

    To access a full job description and application details,
    please fill out the form below.

    YesNo
    YesNo

    Thank you for your interest in this role. Please download the Job information pack.

    To formally apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (ideally maximum 2 sides of A4 each) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position.

    Please send your application to: response@peridotpartners.co.uk

    (inserting “Application – Association of Mental Health Providers, Chair” into the subject field):

    If you would like to have an informal conversation about this opportunity, you can email our advising consultant at Peridot Partners to arrange a call:

    You will receive an acknowledgement on receipt of your application within 2-3 days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please make contact with our admin team.

    As a sector-leading executive search consultancy, we know the importance of creating recruitment processes which are fair, inclusive and free from bias. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a process that values differences.

    If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the ‘essential’ criteria described in the person specification, please let us know.

    If you experience any technical or accessibility difficulties, need help making an application, or have any additional support that needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection process, please let us know.

    Recruitment selection processes are based on evidence of competence stated in the person specification and in relation to our values.

    Timetable

    Application closing date: By 9 a.m. Wednesday 29th May 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: By COB, Thursday 6th June 2024
    Interviews (London): Tuesday 11th June 2024


    Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    Peridot and Association of Mental Health Providers are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We will send you an equality monitoring survey at the point of receiving your application, in the interview phase and at the time of placement. This ensures that our processes remain inclusive and equitable throughout, and provides us with important data to help us showcase our impact. The information will be treated confidentially and anonymously and will help us to support our commitment to fair recruitment practices. All information provided will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with anyone, in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. The information provided does not form part of the decision-making process and will not affect your application.


    Data Processing, Protection and Privacy Policy

    By completing the form to view, or if you have access to this page from an email invitation, Peridot Partners will have processed your personal information. For more information about Peridot Partners’ data processing activities and your rights, please read our Privacy Policy.

    You might also be interested in: