Chief Executive

Mental Health Matters


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    06 May 2019

  • Client

    Mental Health Matters

Ref: GSe51461

Mental Health Matters is a forward-thinking charity which provides services to service users with a wide range of needs. With roots entrenched in the north east of England, we have expanded our services to other areas across the country, services which are recognised for their consistently high quality of delivery. Our current Chief Executive, Helen Mackay, has been with us since 1987 and has seen MHM develop into what it is today under her leadership. This is an exciting yet challenging time for us, as we enter the next phase of our development in what is an uncertain and volatile policy context.

We seek someone who can take our heritage, combine it with the passion and energy for continuing to deliver excellence and quality, and be excited for the future; taking an innovative and creative approach to how we shape our strategy to meet the needs of our existing and future service users. You will lead a senior management team which is high calibre, motivated and forward-thinking. You will join an organisation which has a strong culture and a passion for achieving its mission and vision, which is centred on providing the very best care with compassion.

You will ideally have a background in health and social care, and either be an existing Chief Executive looking to join an organisation which has much room for potential, or someone ready to make their first step into the post. Experienced in delivering complex services across a wide geographical base, and comfortable with the ambassadorial elements of the post, you will have the drive and determination to take us on to the next stage of our development. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

Closing date10am on Tuesday 7th May 2019
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 13th May 2019 and 20th May 2019
Final Panel InterviewWednesday 5th June 2019
How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV.
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in Part One of the person specification (maximum 3 sides of A4) and tells us why you are particularly interested in this role.
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at shortlist stage.
  • Please also tell us about any dates provided in this pack on which you would not be available to participate in the selection process.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form that appears on the GatenbySanderson website as you submit your application. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

Contact details
Mark Bate: 0113 205 6288

Joanna Riley: 07807 624 332

Ludovica Orlando: 020 7426 3993