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Opportunities at head office

Chief Executive

Salary circa £95,000

London (hybrid working with a London base)

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.

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.

To find out more and apply please visit: https://starfishsearch.com/jobs/think-ahead-ceo/.

Closing date: Monday 5th September 2022


We’re proud to have a talented and passionate Head Office team. Whether your skills lie in project management, communications or finance, the work you do with us will have a direct impact on helping people with mental health problems flourish.

Based in a modern office space in central London, we offer flexible and hybrid working. Working flexibly around the core hours of 10am – 4pm, we encourage people to come into the office for approximately two days a week, with the option to work from home for the rest.

We offer a wide range of benefits including: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays – with two additional days leave for volunteering; a generous paternity leave allowance; a matched pension scheme with up to 7% employer contributions; and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We know the value of diversity and are actively seeking to be as inclusive as possible and bring more people from different backgrounds into our organisation.  Please find out more about our work in this area here.

Visit our careers site for current vacancies

You can view our current vacancies and find out more about our values, culture, and benefits, by visiting our careers site.