Chief Executive Officer

Dorset Mind
Bournemouth, Dorset

Established in 1946, Dorset Mind is a pioneering local mental health charity and provider of specialist mental health services in the county of Dorset. Demand for mental health services was already on the rise pre-pandemic and addressing the nation’s mental health has recently become an even higher priority following the prolonged period of lockdown. We educate, challenge mental health stigma and inequality and promote recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience. We also deliver educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provide volunteer opportunities across all areas of the organisation. As a longstanding community organisation we are well respected in the county and work closely with other VCSE organisations, NHS and Local Authority stakeholders. As such we lead the Dorset Community Mental Health Alliance.

The Role

We are driven by our determination to support others and are now seeking an inspirational leader to become our next Chief Executive and lead us through a period of significant change. This is an exciting time to join us: with a cohesive board in place and a knowledgeable, committed and established staff team, we are looking for someone who can help us realise new opportunities and shape a confident and sustainable future for our organisation. 

You will represent us to partners and stakeholders, including local councils, health and mental health providers within the wider Integrated Care System, and the voluntary sector. You will ensure the continuation of high-quality, relevant services on behalf of our participants, commissioners, funders and partners.

Dorset is a county of social, political and economic contrasts, with both urban and rural populations. We are seeking someone with a genuine interest in the impact we can have on people’s lives. A collaborative and intuitive leader with a deep personal commitment to social justice, you will bring outstanding communication skills and a warm leadership style. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.