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Chief Executive Officer

Location  Tonbridge

Salary £65,000 depending on experience

Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) is an independent registered charity based in Tonbridge, Kent. Our vision is that every child should have the opportunity to learn mindfulness skills to help them manage difficulty and flourish. We aim to promote the teaching of mindfulness to young people by offering free support, advice and information to schools, teachers, pupils, and parents in the UK as well as the highest level of training in MiSP curricula, including the highly-respected .b and Paws b. To take mindfulness to as many young people as possible we offer supported places on all MiSP courses to schools who have above average numbers of pupils receiving Free School Meals. We work right across the United Kingdom.

We are now entering an exciting new phase of development and growth. To help us on our journey we require a highly experienced and exceptional individual to undertake the role of Chief Executive. The person will be required to lead the organisation with energy, drive, commitment, and a collaborative ‘can do’ attitude. A key requirement will be to develop and agree a strategic business plan which continues to ensure the charity’s growth and sustainability.

The successful person will be personable, highly motivated, and enthusiastic, a strong communicator with a results focused approach. They must be able to co-ordinate across a large geographic area, motivate a team and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and Co-founder. To get the job done, they need to be prepared to work pragmatically ‘in’ the business as well as strategically ‘on’ the business.

The role requires a broad understanding of the education and charitable sector, finance and governance, mindfulness and mental health, fund development, PR/ marketing/sales. Additionally, the person should have a keen interest in the well-being of young people, be an ambassador for the organisation, able to network and provide a professional presence to external and internal contacts. A distinct advantage would be demonstrable success at running and developing a successful small to medium business or charity.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a comprehensive covering letter stating why you are the best candidate for this job to enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org. The closing date is 06 Nov 2017.

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