Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer leads both from the front and adaptively to ensure and develop our services are the best they can be for people who need support with their mental health.  

At this time, we are in particular looking for someone who shares the ambition of the organisation to contribute to the well-being of all our local communities and who has the drive, talent an ability to develop the charity. Ideally you will have experience of developing services with communities and people at their heart, networking well with a diverse range of stakeholders, identifying partners and opportunities for collaboration. You will feel energised by what’s possible for the well-being of people in Ceredigion and you are comfortable with change management.  

We also want a people person, someone who knows the value of compassionately valuing staff and who can demonstrate this in their behaviours, values and attitudes. We want someone who can uphold Mind’s values both within and outside the organisation.  

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About the role

Salary: £37, 000 – £40,000K per annum

Hours: This is a full time position but a job share would be considered

Closing Date: There is not a closing date for this post. We will run the adverts to recruit into these posts until we have recruited the right people!

Role Responsibilities:

  • Strategic development and service design, delivery and evaluation; 
  • The development and implementation of policies and procedures; 
  • Robust financial and risk management;  
  • Staff recruitment, induction, supervision and management, development and empowerment; 
  • Service user involvement policies and procedures; 
  • The statutory responsibilities attached to the post of Company Secretary; 
  • The overall responsibility for Health and Safety and Safeguarding; 
  • To be an ambassador for Mind Aberystwyth. 

The Chief Executive Officer stands as professional advisor to the Board of Trustees and will need to be flexible in his/her approach to the role. This Job Description covers the principal responsibilities and duties of the role, however as small and growing charity, it may be necessary for these roles and responsibilities to flex according to the demands of the job.  


Required Experience, knowledge, qualifications and training:

  • Extensive people management experience
  • Proven track record of providing support services 
  • Evidence of a commitment to continuing professional development and the acquiring of relevant skills and knowledge 
  • Experience of leading and developing excellent high quality services for people who need support 
  • Experience of working strategically to source and secure sustainable funding solutions 
  • Experience of bringing aspirational visions and innovative practice to operational reality 
  • Experience of setting and working with budgets and maximising the use of all available resources 
  • Experience of developing and implementing effective performance and quality reviews management systems so as to continually improve and innovate. 
  • Evidence of extensive experience of effective partnership working to collaborate and develop services  
  • Ability to lead and develop positive learning cultures which support, motivate and develop others Skilled communicator who can relate and engage with people at all levels within the organisation, with members of the public and external agencies 
  • Proven commitment to equality of opportunity and supporting diversity 

Desirable Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications and Training:

  • The ability to speak and work in Welsh.  
  • Evidence of working with and reporting to Trustee Boards, or Management Committees  

Personal Attributes:

  • An individual who has an understanding of mental health and what it means to be trauma informed.  
  • Someone who holds and values the personal qualities of empathy, understanding and compassion.  
  • A resilient individual who displays integrity and relates well in their contact with a wide variety of people and professionals.  
  • Ability to confidently manage own and others workloads, thriving under pressure, using initiative and displaying leadership qualities to juggle conflicting priorities and deliver to deadlines 
  • Additional requirements: 
  • Car owner/driver or the ability to travel around Ceredigion  
  • Prepared to work flexibly