CEO

Think Ahead
London (hybrid working with a London base)
Circa £95,000
Everything we do at Think Ahead is guided by our vision of a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. Our organisation is well-respected for bringing committed and talented people into the mental health workforce. Our flagship programme has put mental health social work on the map as a career of choice, facilitating around 700 people to enter the profession. Just as important has been our work to partner with NHS mental health trusts and local authorities across the country, lending much-needed emphasis to the social factors in people’s lives that impact on their mental health.
The Role

This is a pivotal moment in time for Think Ahead as we expand our reach and impact further across the mental health workforce, achieving change and accelerating development through an ambitious programme of recruitment, training and development. We’re looking for a proven leader with presence and a track record of bringing about high-quality public impact. With knowledge of mental health and the mental health workforce you will also bring experience of turning fresh ideas and concepts into workable organisational strategy, plans and impact on the ground. 

We have a talented and highly motivated team in place and are looking for a contemporary, compassionate and collaborative leader who inspires trust and confidence quickly. You will also offer the communication, influencing and interpersonal skills needed to secure the attention of our stakeholders and will be able to bring sharp commercial acumen. We work hard to raise the profile of diversity in the mental health workforce at all levels and every year brings a diverse cohort of new entrants. We’re committed to improving the representation of diverse groups at senior levels across the mental health and social care sectors and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to our appointments.

Information
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How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides)
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides) that sets out why you are interested in joining Think Ahead as our next CEO and what you can bring to the role

Closing date: Monday 5th September 2022

First stage discussions with Starfish for selected candidates are expected to take place on or around 13th and 14th September 2022. 

Informal conversations with the Chair, Professor Dame Carol Black, will take place for shortlisted candidates on the morning of 22nd September 2022

Formal interviews and informal engagement with the senior team will take place on 23rd September 2022. 

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