The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


We are seeking to recruit a new non-executive director to join our Board of Directors. This vacancy will arise later this year because the current post-holder has been offered a new substantive role and will no longer be able to commit to their non-executive duties. For this post we would particularly like to encourage applications from people from a higher education background. We are also keen to encourage applicants from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and women.

We are keen to recruit candidates who will have experience at senior / board level and will be able to demonstrate the qualities necessary to help take the Trust forward and to promote the interests of our service users.

For details of how to apply, please see the recruitment pack.

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