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At Bromley Y, we are seeking a strategic, innovative and collaborative new Chair who is passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. As Chair, you will lead this established, innovative and highly-regarded charity as it works to deliver on the rising demand for services in Bromley and beyond.


Bromley Y is a long-established Charity based in Bromley which listens to feedback from Children, Young People (CYP), their families and/or carers as well as partner agencies. We are a Mental Health (MH) and Emotional Wellbeing Service based on the principles of IThrive and IAPT. We are very proud of all the services we offer, from 1:1 evidenced based interventions to group work, digital offers, webinars, mentoring and social prescribing.


We are an evolving and growing organisation, with a turnover of £2.8m and 68 staff and counting, with two major Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing contracts, the more recent of which we won a 9-year tender for in 2021. Our most recent Chair, Stuart Robertson, has been with the organisation for several years and has helped guide us through a new tender, the pandemic, expansion and development of the overall service and contributed to the excellent reputation that Bromley Y has in the local area and beyond.


As well as the opportunity to build on this strong foundation, the Chair role offers the opportunity to develop new skills and experiences, as well as providing scope, challenge, and reward, and the opportunity to make a significant impact on the organisation's future as it evolves and grows. You'll be part of an innovative, diverse, and inclusive culture that prioritises Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in its business strategy, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.


Key details:

Role: Chair of Trustees at Bromley Y

Salary: Unremunerated, but reasonable expenses paid

Time Commitment (in person and remotely)

  • Trustees are asked to attend 5 meetings a year and an annual AGM; these meeting run an average time of 2 hours

  • Regular meetings with the CEO

  • Be accessible and visible to support the Board of Trustees, CEO and Senior Leadership Team

Trustee term: voluntary basis. Term is currently being reviewed and will be discussed at the interview stage

As well as a passion for the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation or as non-executive

  • Experience of chairing or facilitation in both in-person and remote settings

  • Significant experience of Chairing meetings and events

  • Organisational development and growth, including change management

  • Experience of navigating complexity and able to forge strong relationships across organisations and with key stakeholders

  • Charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees, or a willingness and appetite to get up to speed with this very quickly

  • Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trustees

  • Understanding of the needs of diverse communities

  • Good understanding of Finance

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sector

  • Clinical knowledge (not essential, but highly desirable) 

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this Chair role with full details, including how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant, Jenny Hills at Harris Hill, For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny at the above address with suitable times to talk.


Closing date for applications: 9am Monday, 1st July 2024.


As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.