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We are currently seeking to recruit new members to our Board of Trustees with skills which will complement those of existing trustees and who are committed to the aims and objectives of our organisation.

The role of a Board member is to set the policy framework and organisational structure which will enable Rochdale and District Mind to deliver high-quality, innovative and user friendly services for people with mental health issues.

Current Vacancies

Chair – Board Of Trustees

Approx. 5 hours per month

Voluntary Position

Closing date for applications Sunday 5th Dec 2021 at midnight.

Rochdale and District Mind are looking for the next Chair of our Board of Trustees. The chair is responsible for presiding over Board Meetings, directly supporting the CEO and having the passion and drive to help make a change within the community that we serve. Whether you’re an experienced trustee or taking your first steps into governance, if you have the commitment, values and skills, then we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for a dedicated, empathetic and ambitious leader to help make our mission a reality and lead the organisation closer towards our ultimate ambition: a society where everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

We encourage applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems and from all ethnic, socio-economic, religious and professional and personal backgrounds.

Please send completed application forms to: [email protected]

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To help people gain a good understanding of the role and its responsibilities we’ve created a few videos for you to watch.

An Overview of the Role of Chair of the Board

Beccy, CEO of Rochdale and District Mind, and Barry, our current Chair of the Board, talk about the exciting new vacancy of Chair of the Board at Rochdale and District Mind.


Q&A with our current Chair, Barry Windle

Barry, Rochdale and District Mind’s current Chair of the Board talks with Paul, a Rochdale and District Mind Trustee, about the role of the Chair and what the main responsibilities are within the role.

Q&A with our current Chair, Barry Windle

Beccy, CEO of Rochdale and District Mind answers a few questions from Paul, a Rochdale and District Mind Trustee, about the role of the Chair and what someone may expect when applying for this exciting role!

If you have any questions or would like to know any further details about this exciting opportunity, please get in touch: [email protected]


Member of the Board – Trustee vacancy

In addition to recruiting a new Chair of the Board, we are welcoming applicants for the role of Trustee. We welcome people for election from all the diverse communities in the area that have an interest in mental health. We are particularly interested in recruiting individuals with knowledge and experience in Human Resources, Finance, Strategic Planning, Campaigning, Quality Assurance, Change Management, Business Management, Equality and Diversity, Third Sector, ICT, Systems Management, Law and fundraising.

The Board is made up of elected members, including people who use mental health services, voted in at the Annual General meeting by people who use services provided by the organisation.

The Board meets monthly and more frequently if necessary to provide an accountability framework for the often complex and demanding work undertaken by this organisation.

Download our Board of Trustees Application pack below.

Board Of Trustees Application Pack

Trustee application form

For more information, please telephone 01706 752333 or email [email protected].

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