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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • Circa £55,000
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow/ home working
  • Closing 16th January 2022

  • Advertised from 20th December 2021
  • Circa £55,000(negotiable)


LGBT Health and Wellbeing promotes the health, wellbeing, and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)i adults in Scotland. It provides support, services, and information to improve mental and emotional wellbeing, reduce social isolation and promote community inclusion.

LGBT Health’s strategic objectives, as outlined in the Strategic Plan, are to:

• Build capacity to achieve better health and wellbeing within the LGBT community

• Develop the ability of services to respond to the needs of LGBT individuals

• Build collaborative partnerships

• Build a positive, proactive organisation.

As well as providing support programmes for LGBT people, the organisation directly contributes its expertise on LGBT issues to a wide range of individuals and organisations.

It is increasingly recognised as a ‘go to’ organisation about LGBT issues, especially around older LGBT people, trans wellbeing, mental health and more recently LGBT asylum seekers and refugees. The charity works tirelessly to raise awareness of the lived experiences, needs, barriers and inequalities LGBT adults experience, by providing a strong, informed, and credible voice for the interests of LGBT people.

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to lead the organisation by becoming its next Chief Executive. You need not necessarily be an existing Lead Officer but will need to have senior leadership experience in a service delivery / community support organisation. We are interested in hearing from candidates out with the third sector, but you must have an understanding of it and the unique funding environment in which it operates as income generation is a key requirement of this role. In addition, you will need a deep knowledge, if not lived experience, of the LGBT community and the multiple and complex issues our communities face. If you have fierce determination to improve their lives, tenacity, resilience, and the strategic acumen to take this organisation to the next level, we want to hear from you.

Application notes

Please email us at or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing date: Sunday 16th January 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 26th January 2022

This search is being conducted for LGBT Health and Wellbeing by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

LGBT Health works with the entire diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, including nonbinary, queer, intersex, and asexual people (LGBTQIA+), as well as those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and those who do not use labels for either.