Welcome to the Monday 19th August 2019 edition of our weekly ebulletin - full of news, views, events, jobs and involvement opportunities.
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NSUN is recruiting! NSUN Chief Executive Officer
The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) is a membership network led by people with lived experience of mental distress. We bring together over 600 local groups and 3,900 individual members to communicate, support each other, share experiences, give voice to their views and experiences in spaces of power and change things.
We are at an exciting stage of change and development, having finished a period of deep reflection and review. After 10 years in post Sarah Yiannoullou is standing down as Managing Director. During her tenure, NSUN has grown and is now recognised as an independent, authentic collective for the voices of lived experience. Founded on the principles of solidarity, equality, integrity and diversity, we aim to reflect the ‘convention challenging ambitions’ of our members.
We are looking for someone with exceptional leadership qualities, ambition, inspiration and visionary drive to take the organisation forward. This needs to be someone who can translate our strategic vision into both high-quality practical and fundable programmes and effective advocacy work. They will need to demonstrate an ability to inspire and motivate a team of staff and associates and a 4500-strong membership.
For the right candidate, this post will be both challenging and enormously rewarding, with the potential to develop and shape an already well-respected organisation into an even stronger force.
A supported handover period will be negotiated to suit the incoming CEO.
Please return the completed application form accompanied with your up-to-date CV by Friday 20th September – 6pm
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSUN is recruiting new trustees
Are you someone who has had experience of mental distress and/or a personal or professional interest in mental health and are interested in becoming an NSUN trustee?
We are looking for new trustees to join the NSUN Board. This is a high-profile appointment to which you will bring your expertise and experience and an absolute commitment to promoting the rights of people with experience of distress, disadvantage and discrimination.
Please click on this link for full details of the role and how to apply.
The closing date for applications is Monday 16th September 2019 – 9am
Interviews will take place on Thursday 19th September and/or Friday 20th September 2019.
Both opportunities are posted on the NSUN website.
Save the date!
NSUN AGM 2019 is in York, Thursday 24th October 2019
This year our AGM will be in the glorious city of York - a historic northern city conjuring images of the stunning York Minster and the old cobbled Shambles.
As well as being a beautiful backdrop for this year's AGM, York has great travel connections to the rest of the country - always one of our prerequisites!
So, save the date - Thursday 24th October. We will send out more information and a link to eventbritewhere you can register to attend the FREE event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Featured blogs and articles
Music groups on acute mental health inpatient wards
An article on the Mental Elf talks about the real need to alleviate boredom on inpatient mental health wards.
What about the patient?: David Gilbert
In the new HSJ serices, Jeremy Taylor, former CEO of patient group National Voices, talks to people doing leading work with patients, families and carers. This week: David Gilbert, patient director, Sussex MSK Partnership (Central)
Published 12 August (HSJ)