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NFP People
Manchester / Hybrid
£57000 - £62000 Per Annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details


This is an exciting opportunity for a values-led and dynamic leader to join the team as CEO and guide the organisation towards fulfilling its mission and making a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of our community.

Salary: £57,000 to £62,000 per annum - dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Manchester (opportunities for hybrid working after an initial embedding period)

Closing date: 03-05-2024

About us

The organisation is mental health charity that supports people in the community who are facing mental health challenges. As part of the Mind Federation and the Mind in Greater Manchester partnership, the goal is to ensure that individuals do not face mental health issues alone and can live free from stigma and discrimination.

Role Responsibilities:

Join the team as the new CEO, where you will spearhead the efficient, effective, and safe management of the organisation, aligning with the strategic aims and objectives. Your leadership will shape both the strategic vision and operational plans, ensuring robust governance while championing diversity and inclusivity. With a sincere dedication to mental health advocacy, you will elevate the impact on service users through meaningful co-production of services.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for an empathetic leader to cultivate a culture of continuous learning, inclusion, and support, while fostering a spirit of celebration for achievements across teams. Collaborating closely with the experienced Senior Leadership team, you will oversee resource management, finances, and operations, upholding the highest standards throughout. Supported by the dedicated Board of Trustees, you will steer the strategic direction and ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation.


You will need to have:


  • Experience working as a CEO or senior leader with substantial strategic, budgetary and leadership responsibilities, for a similar-sized or larger organisation
  • Genuine passion for our mission and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Proven track record of successful business development/fundraising
  • Demonstrable experience in governance and compliance
  • Experience of building a culture that promotes continuous learning, inclusion, collaboration, and accountability
  • Demonstrable experience as a values-led, resilient and people-centred leader
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Understanding of challenges affecting the voluntary sector


You will be asked to supply your CV and a cover letter.

Please respond to the following areas in your cover letter:


  • Your familiarity with mental health challenges and how this resonates with you
  • Your experience/knowledge in relation to the Person Specification.


Please note that we will focus on your demonstrable experience and potential in the areas listed under the Person Specification and do not expect candidates to have experience in all responsibilities outlined in the Job Description.

We would discourage you from deselecting yourself if you are in doubt about meeting all the criteria. Instead, if you have specific questions about the role, please get in touch.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday the 3rd of May 2024 and the candidate assessment schedule is as follows:


  • EP interviews carried out through the recruitment process with final interviews taking place by the 7th of May 2024 - online
  • Informal interviews with the interim CEO carried out throughout the process with final interviews taking place by the 9th of May 2024
  • Formal competency-based interviews, CEO and SLT on the 17th of May 2024 – online
  • Assessment day involving staff, service users and other stakeholders on the 24th of May – in-person at Rochdale and District Mind offices


Due to the assessment structure, we would like to encourage candidates to apply early for the role where possible.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustments so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

Eastside People are supporting the organisation in the recruitment for this role. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter and ensure that you have read the candidate information pack before you apply.

You may also have experience in other areas such as CEO, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Exec.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR

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