Employer Falkirk's Mental Health Association (FDMAH)
Job Type Voluntary
Region Falkirk
Salary Min Voluntary
Salary Max Voluntary
Closing Date 16/08/2024
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Type: Voluntary Position

Location: Falkirk

Closing Date: Friday 16th August

Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health, known locally as Falkirk’s Mental Health Association or FDAMH for those facing mental health challenges in the community, promotes positive wellbeing through a range of services, training, and education. They assist individuals on their unique journey of recovery, focusing on self-discovery and personal growth.

As advocates for change, FDAMH works tirelessly to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, prevent deterioration in wellbeing, and provide essential support, education, and training. The team at FDAMH is diverse, bringing together a wide range of skills, experiences, and backgrounds, all united by a shared commitment to making a positive impact in the community. Their services, including one-to-one support, groupwork, and training, are available to individuals aged 13 and above across Falkirk and its district areas. Through a holistic approach, FDAMH ensures tailored support is provided at the right time, empowering individuals on their journey to recovery and wellbeing.

FDAMH is currently seeking a new Chair to join their Board at an exciting time of growth and development, coinciding with the development of their new Strategic Plan for the next three years. This role presents a significant opportunity to contribute to shape the future of the organisation.

The Role of Chair:

The Chair will hold the Board and Senior Leadership Team accountable for FDAMH’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees. They will ensure each trustee fulfils their governance responsibilities effectively, supporting and occasionally challenging the Chief Executive Officer to ensure effective compliance and operations of the organisation. The Chair will be a strong and visible ambassador of the charity, working closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team.

The ideal candidate will have senior strategic leadership experience within an organisation, preferably in the third sector, with a proven track record of success. Experience in charity governance and with Boards of Trustees is essential. You will demonstrate a strong passion for and commitment to FDAMH’s mission and objectives, possessing the personal gravitas to lead a significant charity within the local community. Strong leadership, motivational, and collaborative skills are crucial, alongside excellent interpersonal and relationship-building abilities. A broad understanding of the third sector and its current challenges is also required.

We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds who possess the necessary skills and attributes for the role of Chair. Board meetings are bi-monthly, typically held on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8:30pm.

How to Apply:


Please email us at to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.


Closing Date: Midday, Friday 16th August


This search is being conducted exclusively for FDAMH by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.


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