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The Friends of Valkenberg Trust is an NPO working in conjunction with hospital staff at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to promote the recovery of people with serious mental illnesses.

Friends of Valkenberg seeks to appoint a Director to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of this position is to find a people-oriented leader with solid NPO management skills. Someone who will be inspired by a vision of recovery from mental illness and is able to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders to make the vision a reality in these challenging times. Applications close 30 July 2020. (Previous date extended due to lockdown.) The Director will provide creative and collaborative leadership to a small, skilled and cohesive team that coordinates a range of recovery focused services delivered by 60 volunteers.

Employment Type: Part time (15 hours/ week)

Start date: 1 September 2020

Reports to: Board of Trustees

Responsibilities:
Together with the team the Director will take responsibility for fundraising, program management, PR, HR and liaison with Valkenberg staff and other stakeholders.
With the support of the Board, the Director is responsible for the financial management and long term sustainability of the organisation. Applicants should show an understanding of monitoring and evaluation and NPO governance.
Their Director will demonstrate a high level of integrity and show excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a qualification / experience in the field of mental health / allied field.
Are you, or is someone you know, ready for this exciting new challenge and opportunity?

Please submit your CV and a covering letter addressing the contribution you could make to our organisation and community to Sandra Matthew, Director, [email protected]

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

For more about The Friends of Valkenberg Trust, refer to www.friendsofvalkenberg.co.za

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