Recovery College seeks new board members

The C&I Recovery College is an educational establishment providing training courses around health & wellbeing themes and self-management skills.

The Recovery College Board took over from the College advisory steering group which was formed prior to the opening of the college in September 2014 and has been meeting twice per term since the AGM in February 2017. It is formed of seven members and an independent chair, who are elected for varying terms at AGM.

This year, three board members have come to the end of their elected term, so they are looking to elect three new members to these positions. Positions are available for:

• 1 member with professional experience of having worked with people in a recovery-focused way
• 2 members with personal lived experience of mental health services

Experience of both kinds is valuable, but not essential.

They are keen to attract board members with a broad range of skills and competencies who can help shape their future and build a Recovery College board fit for the future and its changing demands.

You will be a clear thinker, confident communicator, able to work collaboratively and build strong relationships between the board, College management team and work stream leads of the college.

Educational and/or recovery experience is not a requirement, though members will identify with the College’s mission statement:

‘We believe recovery is possible and very much a journey of one’s own self-discovery and strengths. We are all students of life, each moving forward and gaining knowledge in a meaningful way. Recovery is a personal sense of achievement, which opens the door to new life opportunities and hope!’’

The Board member’s role is to make an effective contribution to ensuring that the College achieves its purpose.

Full details about the role and how you can apply can be found here.

Deadline to apply is 6 February 2018