• Board Trustee (with Mental Health Clinical Governance expertise) Galway
  • Helplink Mental Health in Galway, , Ireland
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  • 1 week ago

jobs description

The Role:

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to build your Board experience and make an important contribution to Society? Are you a professional individual looking for a chance to provide your valuable knowledge and expertise to make a real difference to the people we serve?

Helplink Mental Health is looking to expand its Board of Directors. The Board roles are voluntary. Members are required to become Directors of the Company and the commitment is to attend Board meetings throughout the year.

We are a transparent organisation and welcome active participation by our Board Members. We are seeking individuals with a keen interest in the field of mental health.

We are seeking people with proven knowledge/experience in the area of

Counselling/Psychotherapy/Clinical or Counselling Psychology to add to the experience of our existing Board of Trustees and lead the clinical oversight responsibilities of the Board.

Ideally the candidate would be located in Galway, Mayo, or... Roscommon area but we are happy to consider other suitably qualified candidates who are resident in Ireland.


As a Board Member, you will regularly attend Board meetings – sharing your knowledge and skill.

As a Board Member, you will be making a serious commitment to participate actively in committees including initiating and accepting strategic assignments, and will build effective relationships with other Board Members to ensure the successful operation of the Board.

Essential Skills/Experience for this role:

 Qualified & Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Counselling Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist

 At least 5 years Clinical practice experience

 Clinical Supervision qualification and experience is desirable but not essential

 A deep understanding and/or experience working/volunteering in the mental health service delivery in the non-profit/voluntary/community sector

The successful candidate will:

 Support and oversee continuous quality improvement of Service Delivery

 Ensure Clinical Policies and Procedures meet legal, regulatory, ethical and best practice standards

 Provide support and advice to the board and management on emergent clinical

governance issues

 Act as deputy DLP in absence of staff member who acts as DLP

In addition to the duties noted above, responsibilities of the board member will also include:

 Setting the appropriate direction and ensuring adequate resources are in place to achieve strategic objectives, operational plans and budget requirements

 Preparing for, attending, and conscientiously participating in board meetings

 Understanding and actively promoting the organization’s mission, policies, programmes and needs

 Disclosing potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings

 Maintaining confidentiality about all matters discussed at board meetings

 Ensuring Helplink Mental Health adheres to and complies with policies and procedures, and as a board member, following Helplink Mental Health’s board by-laws, policies, and board resolutions
Galway Ireland


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