Chief Executive Officer

Hybrid working with presence in London (approx. 8-12 days a month)
£100,000 - £110,000
We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
The Role

At this critical point in our journey, we are looking for an enterprising leader, who shares our values and can build on our success. Collaborative and inclusive in your approach, you will have the skills to engage and inspire a passionate, cause-led charity with sensitivity and kindness. You will be able to point to a proud track record of the work you have done yourself and with others to become anti-racist, with justice, equity, diversity and inclusion at the heart of your approach. We also need you to embrace an externally facing role, building relationships with funders and senior stakeholders, making the most of your voice in the media and holding politicians to account. And this is set in a context of significant growth and a move towards becoming a data-driven, digital-first organisation. We need a commercially and financially astute strategic leader who knows what it means to deliver high-quality digital services and has the ability to spot opportunities for innovation. 

We are committed to ensuring that we better represent the young people who need us most at all levels within the organisation and actively encourage applications from Black and minoritised applicants. You might already be working for a charity or social enterprise, or might be coming from a different sector but feel driven to lead an organisation like YoungMinds. As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world, we sadly know that our work is needed more than ever. If you think you might have what we’re looking for, we really hope you feel inspired to put in an application. 

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role. You can also find application process questions and a guide to uploading a video statement below.
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).
  • We would like you to answer the six questions accessed via the Starfish website either in writing or by video. You can find information below on how to upload your video covering file to the application here.
  • If uploading a video, the length should be between 5-7 minutes and you can respond to the questions in any order.

Closing date
Friday 15th July 2022

Preliminary interviews with Starfish
w/c 25th July 2022

Interviews in person at YoungMinds’ office
1.30pm onwards 17th and all day 18th August 2022

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