Grassroots - preventing suicide together


Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible to: Chair/Board of Trustees

Responsible for:  Staff Team

Status: 22.5 hours per week, working pattern to be agreed          

Location: Central Brighton

Benefits: 28 days plus Bank Holidays pro rata

Pension: 3% Employer contribution

Salary: £45,652 pro rata

Applications close: Sunday, 26th July 2020

The first round of interviews will be held virtually at a time to be arranged with candidates during the weeks of 27th July – August 3rd


Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention, and we have ambitious plans. As such we are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive with passion, drive, and experience in developing organisations and a commitment to reducing suicide.

We work locally and nationally with communities, organisations, and individuals, helping them to become ready, willing, and able to effectively support someone at risk of suicide, experiencing a mental health problem, or someone who self-harms. 

Our training, signposting, and innovation helps save lives by enabling the kind of conversations that can really make a difference. We constantly work to fight stigma and encourage help-seeking through our thriving social media community and online presence.

We are funded through a mixture of training income, contracts, grants, and by the fundraising and donations of our wonderful supporters in the community. To date we have trained over 17,000 people in suicide prevention and our Stay Alive app has been downloaded over 150,000 times.

If you are interested in this position, you can download the relevant documents below, where further details about the application process can be found:

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