Trustee | Headway East London

Job Title: Trustee | Headway East London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Unremunerated
Reference: Headway - Trustee
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 18, 2020 12:16

Job Description

About the role

At Headway East London, we find strength and passion from our community. We understand what our members need and we co-produce services to meet those needs.

And what we do is excellent. From art-based therapy to vital outreach, we support people with brain injuries and their families to really thrive.

We think that being able to have support with simple things like claiming benefits, budgeting or even paperwork make a real difference to the quality of life for our members.

Our service centre is a vibrant community hub offering activities, therapies and both peer and professional support. From super clubs to graffiti projects, our services are both innovative and needs based. Our occupational projects include an art studio, writing projects, music therapy and a professional kitchen where members cook each day for others, volunteers, staff and visitors.

In particular we host Submit to Love; a studio and home to a collective of self-taught artists – all of whom have survived brain injuries. Our studio has developed a set of unique practices and interests, refined over more than a decade.

Our specialist neurological therapy service is renowned for our unique inter-disciplinary approach.

The effects of brain injury are long term and so is our support.

Who we're looking for

We’re looking for a new Trustee who will be a real driver in developing our new strategy and supporting our people to be both happy and to fulfil their potential.

Because people are our biggest asset, we’re looking for a Trustee with exceptional culture and HR skills.

We’re on a mission to develop our staff, culture and performance so that we can do more for the people and families in our communities. Do you have a background in:

  • Change management?
  • HR transformation?
  • Culture change?

You’ll provide mentoring support to our HR Manager and help develop better insight and HR expertise for fellow board members.

This is a really exciting time to join our Board – we have big plans, a ‘can do’ attitude and a values-based approach.

You’ll get governance training, a fantastic induction and a mighty peer support network. Our Board meets five times a year in the evening and we have three sub-committees: Governance committee, Finance and Audit committee and a Remuneration committee. We expect our Trustees to join one subcommittee. Overall we expect the time commitment to be up to a day a month including ad hoc emails, telephone calls and attending events.

Think you can offer diversity of thinking, a positive and ambitious outlook and a love of community powered services? We’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please visit the job page:

For further information about the roles, or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact the executive search team at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 |

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