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London (Hybrid)
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Job description

Salary: £60,000 to 70,000 per annum

Hours: Permanent, Full-time

Location: London

Do you have solid leadership experience of operational development and management in a mental health or emotional wellbeing setting? Are you passionate about supporting people in acute suicidal crisis? Do you have the courage to take responsibility for the risks in order to save and transform lives?

Do you have a background in mental health, psychotherapy or social work, and experience of working with the suicidal? TPP are recruiting two Directors, on behalf of our client, a charity dedicated to supporting those at immediate risk of suicide, a unique proven model offering a warm and nurturing safe space in a friendly non-medical environment with befriending volunteers.

The Role:

As the Director, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of the charity’s model for those in suicidal crisis ensuring its success and sustainability. In this demanding yet deeply rewarding position, you will be working closely and collaboratively with your fellow Co-Director, sharing 24/7 responsibilities, and report jointly to the Trustees.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead the delivery of the charity’s services and model, being accountable to the Chair of Trustees
  • Rebuild and sustain client's culture, ethos and values. - integral to the model
  • Manage and supervise and be a hands-on member of a dedicated operational team, together responsible for service delivery 27/7
  • Lead/oversee the training, selection, supervision and development of volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Secretary to manage service support functions, including IT/systems, house facilities, and media/external relations


  • Professional qualification and experience working with those in crisis and/or mental health issues including applying psychoanalytic understanding
  • First-hand experience working with and befriending individuals experiencing suicidal ideation
  • Strong leadership skills, a team player with a collaborative approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilient and resourceful
  • Solid management skills
  • Compassionate, empathetic, a good listener
  • Flexible with working hours, including nights, weekends, and on-call availability
  • Basic understanding of corporate governance and fundraising principles
  • Established contacts in suicide prevention, NHS, third sector, and funding organisations
  • Experience delivering presentations at conferences, engaging with media, and donor relations
  • Experience in training and supervising volunteers

If this sounds like the role for you, then we would love to hear back. We are reviewing CVs as and when we are receiving them so, if you are keen to apply, then please do so today!

TPP are always keen to speak with candidates looking to work in the sector so if this role isn’t quite right for you, please do check out our website and pop your CV over to us!

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

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Posted on: 17 April 2024
Closed date: 14 May 2024 at 14:05
Job ref: J81068DW
Tags: Social Care/Development