We are a small and dedicated team of film-makers and media professionals based in Dalston, East London. We are looking for someone with a wide knowledge and experience of the mental health sector who can support us in the next stage of our development, with a particular focus on our social impact programme. This is a voluntary, unremunerated role. .
What will you be doing?
There are currently six directors of IJP.
The new non-executive board director will provide support and guidance to our rapidly growing social impact programme, with a particular focus on the mental health sector. The successful candidate will ensure that IJP’s existing programmes of work are being delivered in a safe and appropriate way, providing an insight into current thinking and trends and ensuring that our work remains sustainable and relevant. The successful candidate will also ensure that IJP is networked into the wider mental health sector in the UK and in this way help us to identify emerging opportunities where IJP’s skills and experience may make a difference. The successful candidate will liaise when necessary with IJP’s salaried staff members working on our social impact programmes and will have a willingness to be available to them, for example in relation to a funding application or bid process.
As a small board, we would also welcome the new board member’s contribution more broadly to the board’s role in providing firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets, and helping to evaluate performance against those targets.
How much time will be required from you?
We would require you to attend up to four board meetings per year, each lasting for up to two hours and held at the end of a working day. We would require you to attend these meetings in-person at our offices in Dalston, East London (during the current pandemic, however, all meetings are being held remotely). You may be required to attend, either in person or remotely, occasional other meetings during the course of a year but we would always seek to host these at a time most convenient to you.
What are we looking for?
Our ideal candidate will be someone with extensive knowledge and working experience of the mental health sector. An interest in the criminal justice sector, and the impact of poor mental health on those people within it, would also be welcome. The successful candidate should have the willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, an ability to think creatively and to work as an effective team member. We would welcome someone with sound, independent judgment, and a willingness to speak their mind freely.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and BAME candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently not represented on our board.
What difference will you make?
IJP is now entering an exciting new stage of growth and development, both within its core film-making business and within its social impact programme. There is an organisation-wide commitment to continue to professionalise the approach that we take to all of our work in order to increase film commissions and our social impact.
The specific input of this new non-executive board member will have a significant impact on the lives of some of the more vulnerable members of society, in particular those people in custody and those experiencing severe mental health problems. While the successful candidate will not be delivering the work of IJP directly, their advice and guidance will help to determine the impact of our activities on the programme beneficiaries.
Do you have more questions before applying?
You are very welcome to speak directly to the Chair of IJP, James Greenshields, who will be very happy to discuss any aspect of this role with you in more detail. James has overall responsibility for IJP’s social impact programme. His mobile number is 07980-272634 and his email is email@example.com