Recovery Focus
The role requires 3-4 days per month.
This appointment attracts annual remuneration of £12,500.

We are Recovery Focus, a group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that one size cannot and does not fit all, and we pride ourselves on working with the people who use our services to create a plan that works for them. We support people to get their life back and find ways to cope with challenges. All of our partners at Recovery Focus share a rich history of providing support to people when they need it most. While we are extremely proud to be able to offer crucial support to individuals and their loved ones, we also recognise that we are often just one part of a person’s recovery journey. We work closely with other organisations so that we can provide the very best services and achieve better outcomes for the people we support.

The Role

This is a critical time for our organisation as we continue to improve the quality and offer of our services to support a wider group of people across our nine established models. Each model is designed to support recovery against the backdrop of unprecedented times of economic turmoil; we also remain interested in potential partnering discussions as part of ongoing changes to the social and economic context.  

We are now seeking a Chair Elect to succeed Helen Edwards as she steps down from the Board in 2023. The appointed candidate will act as Vice Chair through to 30th September 2023, taking over as Chair from 1st October 2023.

We are looking for someone with a renowned ability to instigate and foster high value alliances and relationships across a very broad range of sectors and audiences. Respected for the quality of your advice, emotionally intelligent and able to take diverse perspectives with you, you will be a credible and well-regarded figurehead who builds trust quickly. It is essential that you are comfortable in both a strategic leadership and ambassadorial role, and that you can demonstrate a strong personal commitment to our mission and values. 

We are more interested in how you would carry out the role rather than your career achievements and actively welcome applications from influential leaders across all backgrounds. If you believe you have the skills, experience and qualities needed to lead us through the next exciting era we very much look forward to hearing from you. 



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