Top job! Interim CEO

  • Part time
  • Circa £40,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2020

  • Advertised from 15th September 2020
  • 3 days per week


Advocard is looking for an exceptional individual to become our interim Chief Executive and lead and manage the organisation.

We need you to join us for 3 months initially, but this might be extended. We are looking for someone to work 3 days per week. Ideally you will have a background in the development and delivery of front-line mental health services, but experience of leading in a regulated environment is more important.

The charity is embarking on programme of change to strengthen its reach and impact, and you will be joining us at an important and exciting time in our development. Our funding position is secure, and we have changed how we deliver services in response to Covid -19 and we are ambitious to embed what we have learned.

Aside from the job description, we will be looking for the successful candidate to provide hands on leadership to a newly formed and exceptional management team, as well as have a strong strategic focus. Specifically, you will be tasked with forging new partnerships, diversifying income, and placing the organisation in a more sustainable and viable financial position, ahead of new commissioning opportunities.

Application notes

If you are interested in joining us please send a current CV, with a covering letter of no more than 2 pages, setting out how you meet the person specification and stating when you might be available to join us to by Friday 25th September at 5pm.

Interviews will be held on 2nd October 2020 and we ask that if you are applying to make yourself available.

You are invited to discuss the opportunity in more detail with our consultant partner, Beverley Francis, Kirkmillan Consulting on 07990 606641 in advance of making an application.