Location: Edinburgh
Deadline: 5pm, 16 January 2019

Hearts & Minds - a Scottish charity in place to help vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness, anxiety and isolation through the art of therapeutic clowning - is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience to help steer the organisation.

Hearts & Minds run two specialist arts-in-health programmes, Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting. The organisations main aim is - 'to improve lives, one smile at a time'.

The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector, as well as an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.

Responsibilities include -

  • guiding the organisation towards its 5-year goals
  • working alongside the Board to support Heart & Minds staff to raise the profile of the organisation
  • ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work

All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.

For further information see the Hearts & Minds website, or contact Michelle Armstrong on [email protected] or 0131 229 4037.