BPC Trustee Vacancy

One clinical (Registrant) trustee is sought who has a strong empathy with our strategic objectives and is looking to make a contribution to the strengthening of the BPC as an organisation, and the long-term development of the psychoanalytic profession.

The Board of Trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with its governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

To apply, please send us a copy of your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 2 pages) outlining how you meet all parts of the person specification. The deadline to apply is 11 October, with interviews of shortlisted candidates taking place on 19 November.

Time Commitment: Approximately five hours a month, including ten Board meetings per annum, attendance at two Council meetings per annum (including AGM) and other ad hoc meetings.

Term of office: four years.

Role Description:

  • To ensure the organisation complies with its articles of association, pursues its objectives and applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
  • Ensuring that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these
  • To contribute actively to developing the strategic direction of the organisation
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation and ensure financial stability
  • Ensuring that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.

Person Specification:

  • This an elected post, however it is expected that the successful candidate will possess the following skills, attributes and experiences:A Registrant (or recently retired Registrant) of the BPC
  • A lively interest in organisations and contributing to BPC’s leadership and development
  • Some experience of working on committees, boards or senior management teams in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation
  • Experience of building and sustaining relationships with organisations and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives
  • A proven track record of sound judgement and effective decision making, impartiality, fairness, the ability to respect confidences
  • An ability to make recommendations that, whilst respecting views of others, challenges thinking
  • Commitment to the organisation and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • An understanding of the respective roles of the Chair, Trustees and Chief Executive

To apply, please send us a copy of your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than two pages) outlining how you meet all parts of the person specification.

BPC Trustee role description and person spec

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