Forces in Mind Trust – Chair



Over the last decade, Forces in Mind Trust has awarded £24.3m through 176 projects across our seven programme areas: Housing, Employment, Health, Finance, Relationships, Criminal Justice System, and our Enabler Programme. Our recent Impact Report shows how these projects have helped to achieve our mission to enable successful and sustainable transition to civilian life. Below are just a few examples of the work we have funded and the impact they have had.

The Role

We are now at a pivotal moment in time for FiMT. There are many ground-breaking projects we want to fund both now and in the future; yet having the impact we aspire to achieve means navigating an increasingly complex, competitive space. Our ability to retain and further build on our reputation, credibility and specialisms will be dependent upon the Board setting clear and unambiguous strategic priorities for the Chief Executive and the Executive team to deliver against.

We are now seeking a new Chair to lead our Board through the next exciting era for FiMT, and to guide, support and represent the Trust as needed to a wide range of stakeholders, including with our primary funder the National Lottery Community Fund. This is a substantial, skilled and visible strategic leadership role requiring a successful personal record of leadership and influence elsewhere.

Our next Chair will be someone with a renowned ability to foster excellent relationships across a broad range of sectors; you will be emotionally intelligent and respected for the quality of your advice. You will demonstrate a strong personal commitment to the mission and values of FiMT.

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role here.

How to apply

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

  • a CV (no more than three sides) or equivalent biographical information
  • a short covering letter that explains your motivation and availability for the role you would like to be considered for and confirms that you would not be subject to any conflict of interest.

Closing date

Friday 24 June 2022

First stage discussions for selected candidates

Mid July

Agreement of the shortlist

By third week in July

Due diligence and, if required, informal interviews with Starfish Search in London

Following agreement of final shortlist

Final interviews

Likely to be end July

Click here to apply

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