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Chief Executive

£100,000 - £110,000 per annum

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YoungMinds are looking for a new, dynamic and inspirational leader - if this is you, we'd love to hear from you!

Key information

Chief Executive
Permanent, 35 hours per week
£100,000 - £110,000 per annum
Application closing date
15 Jul 2022
Interview date
Working environment

Hybrid working with presence in London (Approximately 8-12 days a month)

About this role

At YoungMinds, we believe passionately that no young person should reach a crisis point with their mental health. We are seeking an inspirational, collaborative and inclusive leader to help us deliver our mission: for all young people to get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

You’d be joining an ambitious, quickly-growing, modern charity at a time when record numbers of young people are being referred for mental health support. Whether through our support for parents and professionals, our digital advice and information for young people, or our youth-led campaigning, there has never been a more critical time for us to be having a big impact.




We are looking for someone with a commitment to embed anti-racism, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our organisation. You’ll have what it takes to build on our successes and work alongside young people to lead our charity, sustainably, through a period of growth. You’ll be a naturally strong and influential communicator and relationship builder, as comfortable leading a workshop with young people as you are meeting a Minister or funder, or engaging with our Board.

We are moving towards becoming a data-driven, digital-era organisation, so you will be a leader with keen digital insight who knows how to deliver high-quality digital services and can spot opportunities for innovation. You will work hard to make sure young people’s voices are driving the decisions we make and the work we do and you will have the skills to engage and inspire a passionate, cause-led workforce with sensitivity and kindness.




About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • bring insight into the needs, trends, expectations and behaviours of younger generations and understanding of how to involve young people in decision-making in a meaningful way
  • practical knowledge of working in a data-driven, digital-first organisation
  • knowledge of charity governance, policy frameworks and the statutory context in which we operate including child protection, charity commission rules and data privacy
  • leadership skills that show ability to inspire, coach, motivate and develop individuals and teams
  • demonstrates commitment to Anti-racism, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (AJEDI) principles, with the ability to lead AJEDI work in the organisation, with awareness of your own privilege and bias
  • demonstrable commitment to YoungMinds’ mission and values
  • experience supporting and driving an organisation through sustainable and impactful growth, embracing a commercial mindset where appropriate

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.


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One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”. 

If you are excited about helping us to achieve our mission, passionate about working at an organisation that puts the lived experience of young people at the heart of everything we do and want to be part of our drive to become a truly anti-racist organisation, we want to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for this post, please do so via the Starfish website.

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YoungMinds staff

About YoungMinds

You’ll be part of a passionate, hardworking team that cares about the work they do, and you’ll be part of making a real difference to the lives of children and young people. In addition to becoming part of the YoungMinds team, you’ll get:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement (plus Bank Holidays)
  • three days additional leave over Christmas and New Year
  • auto-enrolment onto pension scheme where YoungMinds will match your contribution up to five per cent
  • statutory benefits such as parental leave and sick pay
  • a wide range of other health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits
  • a dedication to continued professional development, training and shared best practice
Find out more about working at YoungMinds

Our vision

  • A world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

    We want to see a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.

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