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Chief Executive Officer

Working Pattern: 35 hours per week
Salary £82,787 – £90,750 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, experienced and forward-thinking Chief Executive to develop and shape the future direction of the Brandon Centre in a constantly evolving funding climate. Working closely with the Centre’s management committee, the CEO will be ultimately responsible for leading, managing and directing the work of the centre to ensure the delivery of a high quality service to young people.  This will include assessing and managing the strategic, reputational and operational risks to the service; producing reviews and revising the Centre’s business plan to ensure that it will achieve the Centre’s vision and strategy.   The CEO will also work with partnership organisations to maintain and develop collaborative working and funding opportunities.

The successful candidate will have significant experience as a senior manager or CEO in a similar organisation, experience of managing organisational change and a proven track record of financial management and fundraising.  The candidate will also have a genuine commitment to, and sympathy with, the Brandon Centre's objectives, maintaining its ethos of young person centred care.

Brandon Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People is a charitable organisation that has existed for nearly 50 years.  The principal objective of the Brandon Centre is to maintain and develop an accessible and flexible professional service in response to the psychological, sexual health and social needs of young people aged 12 to 25

The Centre offers a range of sexual health and psychotherapy services for 12 to 25 year olds supported by contracts with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.  It has an outstanding reputation particularly in Camden and Islington and also in other parts of London among young people and commissioners for the quality of its services. This reputation also extends to major charitable trusts that over the years have provided generous support for innovative therapy projects. Current services include:         

  • Contraception and sexual health
  • Individual psychotherapy/psychological therapies using a range of evidence-based therapies
  • Outreach therapy services in the community
  • Family based interventions (the Centreran the first UK trial of Multisystemic therapy)
  • Parent management training

These services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team which currently consists of 40 part time and full time individuals which includes administration/reception staff, service coordinators and managers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, multisystemic therapists, specialist sexual health nurses and doctors, sexual health support workers and outreach workers. Most employees are based at the Centre’s Camden based building, but many work with young people through outreach services and youth hubs across Camden and Islington. The Centre has a reputation for training and research, and is a popular, sought after placement for psychology and child & adolescent psychotherapy trainees

Further details are set out in the job description and person specification.  For an informal discussion about the post please contact Geoffrey Baruch (Director) on 020 7267 4792

To apply, please complete the Brandon Centre application form which includes a supporting statement setting out how your experience relates to the job description and person specification as evidence of your suitability for the role, along with completing the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.

Completed application forms & equality and diversity forms should be sent to:  You may send a copy of your CV with your application form should you wish to, however it is not necessary to do so and the application form must still be completed in full.

Closing date: Monday Friday 21st April at 5pm*

Provisional interview dates:

  • Meeting with current Director and service user panel: 2nd – 5th May 2017
  • Staff panel interview: 9th May 2017
  • Management committee panel interview: 10th May 2017

*Candidates suitable for shortlisting will be contacted but if you have not heard from us then you have not been successful on this occasion.

The Brandon Centre is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB).

The Brandon Centre is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Nurse Prescriber

If you are a nurse prescriber and interested in working at the Brandon Centre, please contact Helen Montgomery on 020 7267 4792