Apply to Become Our CEO

Please review the NLA CEO Recruitment Pack for further details on the role, including salary, responsibilities and more. 

Role Description

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our organisation in this exciting time. The successful candidate will work closely with trustees and volunteers to transform the organisation.

The purpose of your role is to organise and lead the charity, taking responsibility for operations, administration and financial management. You will also need to work closely with the Trustees to develop, refine, and deliver our organisational strategy, identifying and implementing best practices from across the sector.

You will take the lead on managing the transition from a primarily trustee and volunteerled organisation, to an organisation led by you as CEO, with a small number of dedicated staff. A key focus of the role will therefore be to support our fundraising volunteers to increase our income, enabling the recruitment of further staff in the mediumterm. Working closely with the Trustees, you will shape these roles based on the needs of the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity to have a transformative impact in a leading mental health charity. A proactive attitude and enthusiastic approach to your work will be vital in what we hope will be a rewarding and challenging role.

How to Apply

Please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 by email to [email protected]. Your CV and cover letter should clearly show how you meet the person specification for this role.

We also ask all applicants to complete our anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form.

We will aim to shortlist applicants within 10 days of the closing date. We will inform all applicants whether they are shortlisted or not. Unfortunately we do not expect to be able to offer feedback to applicants that are not shortlisted.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be conducted over Google Meet, usually in the evenings due to the availability of our Trustees. Applicants will be asked to prepare a presentation for the interview stage and will be provided with the interview questions at least 30 minutes before the scheduled interview time.

There may be a second interview stage depending on the outcome of the initial interviews.

All employment offers are subject to eligibility checks and satisfactory references.

For any queries about the recruitment process, please contact ​[email protected]

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Matthew Axbey, Acting Chair of Trustees on [email protected].

Recruitment Timetable

The deadline to submit applications is 5pm, Friday 16 December 2022 by email to [email protected]. We regret that we cannot consider any applications received after this time.

We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 4th January 2023 in the evening by video call.

Applicants will be notified of any changes to this timetable with appropriate notice.