Sector Opportunities

Call Out: Directors for The Lived Experience Network

Join The LENs and help to position lived experience at the heart of the culture, health and wellbeing sector, ensuring that practice and policy is driven by co-production and connected to the people and communities it serves and represents.

Do you believe in the power of creativity and culture to transform health and wellbeing? Are you passionate about and committed to amplifying the voice of lived experience and challenging inequality? Do you have the time and expertise to guide a fledgling organisation with co-production at its heart in the role of Chair or Treasurer?

If so, apply to become a Director of The Lived Experience Network (The LENs). 

Help The LENs to position lived experience at the heart of the culture, health and wellbeing sector, ensuring that practice and policy is driven by co-production and connected to the people and communities it serves and represents.

The LENs is a collective of people from across England who believe in the benefits of creative and cultural engagement for individual and collective wellbeing. United by this belief and our own lived experiences, our ultimate vision is that everyone will understand that access to creativity and culture is important for everyone’s health and wellbeing. LENs has an existing partnership with the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance – a free-to-join, 5000-strong membership organisation that seeks to support everyone who is invested in the relationship between creativity, cultural engagement, health and wellbeing.

It is a formative and exciting time to join The LENs. They are in the process of becoming an independent CIC and seeking to recruit a Chair and Treasurer to support them with the next steps of their evolution, building an organisation that will mobilise  creativity, tenacity and knowledge to bring about meaningful change.

It is important to The LENs that their directors have direct or indirect lived experience. They are particularly interested in hearing from people who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined in the Equalities Act 2010.[1]

This role is unpaid and will require attendance at quarterly board meetings.

For more information visit https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/general-news/call-out-directors-lived-experience-network

Important Dates

Applications close 5pm, Friday 1 October, 2021.

All applicants will be contacted by Monday 18 October with an update.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal conversation with members of The LENs at a time suitable to all in mid to late October.

[1] Protected characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

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