Open Door is an established and respected charity based in Haringey, North London, which specialises in the mental health and emotional well-being of adolescents and young adults aged 12-24, providing easy access to a range of free therapies delivered by an experienced team of therapists.
They aim to help young people feel more in control of their lives, make positive choices, fulfill their potential and prevent social exclusion. They also recognise the need to support parents and carers to better understand their adolescent and young adult children, improve relationships and prevent family breakdown.
Open Door aims to ensure the delivery of effective evidence-based interventions through monitoring, evaluation and research and to contribute to service improvement more widely, including the support of specialist professional trainings in adolescent mental health.
Chief Executive Officer
£70k - £80k 4 days pro rata
This is an exciting time to be joining Open Door. They have strong foundations - with a highly committed team and Board, an excellent reputation, and strong partnerships. Their new CEO will continue to deliver and build on current services, see future opportunities and respond to changes and challenges within the sector.
The successful candidate will be capable of leading a charitable organisation and have an appropriate blend of leadership, strategic, commercial and organisational skills. This includes taking responsibility for developing and implementing the strategy; leading the team; driving business operations forward, and developing and diversifying income streams. They will need to have experience of seeking and managing complex funding from statutory bodies (or similarly complex funding) as well as understanding broader sources of income.
The role requires someone who will look inwards as well as outwards - ensuring the business is well run, that the strong culture is maintained and that it stays a great place to work, whilst also horizon scanning and identifying opportunities, including potential for partnership working.
While a background in clinical services is not essential, it is however a requirement that the successful candidate is committed to young people's mental health and to championing clinical integrity, working closely with the Clinical Director.
Open Door are committed to building an organisation that reflects its communities and in which people have different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. This means reflecting critically on issues of diversity and inclusion within all that they do, identifying and taking appropriate actions to reduce inequality. Open Door are aware that there is a lack of diversity in their sector, especially in leadership and management roles.
Therefore, they welcome applications from anyone regardless of disability, ethnicity, heritage, gender, sexuality, religion, socio-economic background or other differences
Closing Date: Sunday 17th July - midnight.
To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.