Self Help UK


Self Help UK is looking for a Managing Director

20th Oct 2021 | Posted in :

Do you have the vision and understanding of self help and peer support? Would you like to lead a charity at an exciting and transitional time?


Managing Director Role:

Base: Nottingham but delivery nation wide

Salary: £45 - £55k

Self Help UK is looking for a Managing Director who has the vision and understanding of the ethos of self help and peer support to lead our transition from a mainly Nottingham based charity into an organisation working across the UK.

The objective of Self Help UK is to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals through participation in self help groups and peer support activity. Primarily we work with independent self help groups which are led by their members and are for their members benefit. Our main area of expertise is in supporting and developing these groups which are part of the wide family of peer support interventions. These groups support people with issues such as long term health conditions, disability, social stigma, mental health etc.

The purpose of projects undertaken is to promote and develop self help groups and peer support activity. Providing direct support to people in crisis or who are learning to manage long term health conditions such as cancer, mental health, diabetes and MSK. We have a skilled group of volunteers who deliver emotional and practical support within our Macmillan funded cancer support projects. We develop and support the volunteer 'Key members' of self help groups who lead and administer independent self help groups.

We are at an exciting time with new services and contracts being mobilised including a National Self Help Resource Centre and extending the Macmillan Cancer support project for people who are deaf to support deaf communities across the UK.

Working with the Board of Trustees, the Managing Director will be accountable for the leadership, strategic development and management of Self Help UK. They will represent the organisation and promotes its vision, mission, values and work to key stakeholders, partners and the wider general public. The Managing Director will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for growth, business development and diversification to ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation.

The full job description and other supporting information can be found in the application pack below:

Application pack

Applying for a job with us

Equal opportunities statement

Application is by CV and covering letter submitted to recruitment@selfhelp.org.uk

The closing date is 19th November 2021.

We value diversity and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We seek to employ people based on their ability to carry out the requirements of the role and no applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, or caring responsibilities.