Non Executive Director

Recovery Focus
London
Remunerated at £5,000 per annum
Recovery Focus is a group of expert charitable organisations working in a new form of collaboration to deliver the best possible outcomes for the people who use our services. The Group’s vision for the future is a society that values everyone including those with mental health or addiction issues. We are working to inspire individual recovery and believe that with the right support, recovery – however that’s defined by an individual – is achievable for everyone. The Group works across many parts of England providing care and support to nearly 20,000 people with mental health and substance misuse challenges. We employ over 1,000 staff and have a current annual turnover of around £40m, working together with partners to further enhance our offer to the people we support. Coproduction is at the centre of what Recovery Focus and its partner organisations, Richmond Fellowship and Aquarius, stands for. We define coproduction as the knowledge, expertise and life experience of employees and people who access services being given equal value to improve the support we provide.
The Role

We are looking for an outstanding and influential board member who can bring significant experience of providing high quality digital and tech based services; managing the delivery of excellent customer or client services and / or driving cultural change. Later on this year we will also be looking for people with deep experience in housing and / or social policy, so if you are interested in those roles we would still like to hear from you. This appointment is specifically made to Richmond Fellowship, with Recovery Focus as the brand name for the Richmond Fellowship group of companies. We are particularly interested in people who have also faced the challenge of leadership and culture change within a large and diverse group structure.

All our non executive directors demonstrate sound judgement, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and independence of thought. They also demonstrate strong governance skills and ensure that throughout the group we put those who use our services at the heart of everything we do. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who bring a diverse range of perspectives to the Board.

This is an exciting time to join our Board, shaping our future in the face of the sector’s considerable challenges. I look forward to discussing with you further how we could work together to achieve this.

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How to apply

to make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • your CV or equivalent biographical information;
  • a covering letter that sets out your motivation for taking on this appointment, and why you think your skills and experience make you suitable;

Recovery Focus will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Closing date is Monday 26th April 2021.

Informal discussions with Starfish Search for selected applicants will take place in w/c 19th or w/c 26th April 2021.

Agreement of the final shortlist: candidates will hear from us by end w/c 3rd May 2021.

Informal meetings/telephone calls will follow confirmation of the final shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to speak with the Group Chair, Helen Edwards, before interview.

Formal interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in w/c 10th or 17th May 2021.

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