With You is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. We use our clinical and sector expertise to deliver support and raise awareness around these issues. Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health and we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in our services, community or online. We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.
As one of three new trustees you will be joining a deeply committed Board with a strong sense of purpose. This is however, also a time of change when we are also recruiting a new Chair of Trustees, as Lord Alex Carlile reaches the end of his second term in office. At this time of transition, this is an opportune moment for us to strengthen our non-executive team and we have clearly identified key skills and experiences that would be particularly valuable to our Board. Your skills and expertise will add significant support to our governance and to our Executive team within an ever changing and challenging health and care policy landscape.
In this round of recruitment we are particularly looking for people who bring one or more of the following: clinical or medical experience, preferably in mental health or addiction services; leadership experience in the health and care sector and accountancy skills. Above all else you will share our values and our commitment to ensuring that everyone who needs support for issues with drugs, alcohol and their mental health, is able to access it. Although not essential, lived experience of some of the issues surrounding this agenda would be an advantage.
We are actively committed to increasing the diversity of our teams and welcome applications from all sectors and backgrounds. If, having considered this brief, you believe you have the skills and qualities we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
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