Vacancy for new Head of Operations

Due to our expansion over the last two years, we wish to recruit a second head of operations position, alongside our Deputy Chief Executive

Salary range £40,000 - £42,000 per annum

Over the last two years West Sussex Mind has expanded significantly and we now wish to recruit to a second Head of Operations position (alongside our existing Deputy CEO role) to increase the leadership and senior management within our organisation and also to help us drive forward areas of strategic development and growth.

There is an expectation that over time the scope of operational responsibilities for this role could change or grow but the current scope includes our Staying Well Crisis Prevention Service and Youth and Family services as well as setting up and developing our new Help-point advice, information & service. The role will also provide strategic leadership for the organisation around significantly increasing the involvement of volunteers and also around our work to raise awareness, tackle stigma, increase resilience and prevent the need for higher level mental health support.

The role is expected to be based at either our Southwick or Littlehampton offices but the post holder will need to be flexible about travelling to our other hubs in West Sussex.

The successful candidate may be an established senior manager looking for a change of location or an experienced service manager looking to progress but successful applicants will need to evidence:
  • Their significant experience managing mental health or equivalent services
  • Experience of business and service development alongside skills and abilities in leading strategic change.
  • Their understanding of and commitment to our vision and work

For an informal discussion about the role email Katie Glover at

Please email completed applications to:

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 30th September 2020
Interview dates: Monday 5th October, Thursday 8th October

Please find the application form here

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