Recovery Devon seek Board Directors

Posted in News on 16th November, 2015

Recovery Devon is a Community Interest Company funded by, but independent from, Devon Partnership NHS Trust. They promote and enable Recovery as a path to wellbeing for individuals and as a principal value for organisations. They work through a community of people of good will, who have experienced mental health issues in their lives as carers, practitioners, friends, family or through lived experience. Recovery Devon believes that people can and do recover from mental health difficulties with the right support and opportunities. With help, people can build meaningful and satisfying lives, whether or not there are ongoing mental health issues. As it continues to establish its independence and expand its undertakings, Recovery Devon is seeking three new Directors to join its Board. The Directors of Recovery Devon share responsibility for ensuring that Recovery Devon is run in accordance with its stated aims and objectives, and that it fulfils all its obligations as a Community Interest Company - to support action, offer guidance and share responsibility for the life and growth of Recovery Devon as an independent community of people of good will.  They help to set its strategic direction and contribute to its ongoing expansion. They bring their own skills, interests and experience to its activities, and work with fellow Directors and members to deepen their understanding of Recovery, reach out to more people in need, celebrate and build on our achievements and lead the organisation in new directions. The Board meets once a month and Directors also usually attend Recovery Devon’s two-monthly open meetings. They may also lead or join a sub-group of the Board to undertake their own project work or special area of responsibility. The work is voluntary, but expenses are paid. Recovery Devon would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in offering their time and expertise as a Director. They would welcome a person with lived experience of mental health difficulties, a supporter or family member, or anyone working in the field of mental health. Their Directors have a knowledge of Recovery principles and a desire to see these principles at the heart of all mental health care in Devon.  They need to be IT-literate and able to travel to different venues across the county. They would particularly welcome people who can bring legal or personnel management experience, accountancy or financial skills.
This is a responsible role which many have found a positive contribution to their own growth and development. If you would be able to offer to fill one of these posts, please send a short statement (<750 words) to:
James Wooldridge
Recovery Devon, Torridgeside Link Centre, Higher Gunstone, Bideford EX39 2DG. If you wish to discuss the post informally please call James on 07824 161192