• Part Time
  • London

Website Unlocking Potential

About the Role

UP have ambitious plans to grow our services and we are recruiting for a Clinical Trustee with clinical expertise in the provision of therapy to children and young people.

We have ambitious plans to grow our services and we are recruiting for a Clinical Trustee with clinical expertise in the provision of therapy to children and young people. You will join a Board of Trustees with a diverse set of skills, and work alongside them to provide comprehensive governance to this growing and developing charity.

We are seeking to appoint a Trustee with extensive clinical expertise in the provision of therapy to children and young people, with the primary responsibility of strengthening the development of its clinical services and maintaining a clinical governance perspective to ensure its clinical offering is well managed and administered, and resources are used appropriately.

As Clinical Trustee, you will ensure Unlocking Potential maintains and develops its therapeutic services to children, young people and their families, in line with its values.

You will be part of the main Board of Trustees responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the charity and will hold a specific responsibility as Trustee for its Clinical Services.

In addition to your relevant clinical expertise, you will need to demonstrate a range of competencies necessary to contribute effectively at board level including strategic thinking, team working and excellent ambassadorial communications skills.

A full recruitment pack for this role can be found here: https://up.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us-2/

This role is voluntary and requires the equivalent of 8 days per year to attend board meetings and clinical sub-committees. All Trustees are required to attend a minimum of 80% of board meetings annually. Expenses will be reimbursed in line with UP’s policy.

About Unlocking Potential

We work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potential.

Our services combine best practice from the fields of education, clinical excellence, career development and community organising to ensure that every child and young person can excel

 

The Corner School:

A special independent primary school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs. We work closely with local authorities to ensure that we can provide exceptional provision to children who require intensive, high quality specialist support to make excellent progress. It is our belief and mission that every child can learn and enjoy a fulfilling school life, regardless of their social, emotional and mental health needs

 

The Schools Programme:

A therapy service in 11 primary schools across 5 London Boroughs. This service aims to ensure that children who have social, emotional or mental health needs, have access to trainee and qualified professionals to provide timely support.  Clients are aged between 4 – 11 years old, and are referred to our service by their school. We offer brief and long-term work, and also provide support for parents and carers

 

Roundwood School and Community Centre:

An Alternative Provision for secondary school age children with an onsite community centre, based in Harlesden, Brent, opening in Jan 2021.  UP will be providing the Integrated Youth Offer that comprises therapy, mentoring family support work and employability support for our older young people.

To apply for this job please visit up.org.uk.