Mental Welfare Commission Seeking New Board Member

New board member with experience as an unpaid carer sought for the Mental Welfare Commission

Paul Dumbleton, Mental Welfare Commission Board member, will leave his role in March after eight years. Paul has been the Commission’s Board member with experience as a family carer since the Board was established in 2011.

The search is underway for his replacement. As a non-executive member of the Board, the successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in ensuring the efficient, effective and accountable governance of the organisation and play their part in providing strategic leadership and direction.

Applications are open until Friday 11 January 2019, with interviews expected to be held on Wednesday 20 February in Edinburgh.

For more information on the role, find the job advert here:

If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chief Executive, Colin McKay, on 0131 313 8784.

Paul gave the Commission his thoughts on the role in an interview published on the organisation’s website.

You can read the full interview here:

“What would you say to a potential applicant?

I’d certainly encourage them. There are a lot of opportunities to learn new things and there are lots of opportunities to really influence the Commission.

For people who don’t have Board experience, don’t be put off – you will be supported in learning about financial and other management issues, either within the Commission, through CIPFA workshops and courses, or through Scottish Government training.”