Date / time: November 2023 – November 2026
Role type: Voluntary
Places available: Five
Writing can be a powerful tool for healing and personal growth. Lapidus exists to support people who work with words, written or spoken, to promote good wellbeing and mental health. Our members include writers, health workers, counsellors, therapists, teachers and more.
We are seeking five people to join our board as company directors and help drive the organisation’s plans forward.
What we can offer:
- A friendly, supportive board and staff team
- An inclusive and welcoming environment
- Opportunities to manage your own projects
- A chance to gain leadership, governance, and strategic planning experience
We welcome applications from people at any age or stage of their career. If you are working in, or working towards, a career in health, in the arts, in academia, or in helping professions such as counselling or social work, becoming a Lapidus director could offer you a great opportunity to develop your skills and work with practitioners. If you are retiring, we can offer you a chance to use your existing skills and experience, keep learning, and connect with other professionals in a rewarding part time role.
There are five board places available, and we are seeking a commitment of between six months and three years.
Enthusiasm and drive are more important than experience, however we would especially welcome people with knowledge, skills, or experience in the following areas:
- Marketing and/or membership recruitment
- Digital publications
- Supporting professional development
- Developing or managing a CPD programme
- Events programming
- Coordinating and managing relationships with local volunteer groups
An interest in reading, writing, wellbeing, creativity, or mental health would be an advantage.
We ask board members for a minimum commitment of two hours independent work per week, plus attendance at our online monthly board meetings and annual AGM.
Board members must have their own computer and place to work with reliable internet access.