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Applications must be made through Gatenby Sanderson via this link: Any applications made via Smart Recruit Online will not be accepted. 

WithYou is at the forefront of drug, alcohol and mental health support across the UK. Supported by our team of colleagues and volunteers, we deliver a range of innovative services designed to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society, supporting them on their recovery journey. We support over 100,000 people every year, many of whom have a personal history blighted by trauma or poverty, many of whom are taking substances to anaesthetise the pain they feel. WithYou support them with well-planned services that have the flexibility and creative approach to transform their lives for the better.

To support this, and in alignment with the Dame Carol Black drug review, we have been undergoing a transformation. Starting with our new brand and name, we have been reforming the way we work. We have increased our income and our reach with new services. We are building a new Treatment Pathway to revolutionise how we support our service users through their recovery journey.

We are looking for an experienced Chief Executive who is a visionary empathetic leader and can empower and develop our organisation on this ongoing journey to support as many people with drug, alcohol and mental health challenges as possible. As well as excellent people and leadership skills, the Chief Executive will need to understand service delivery in a complex and dispersed organisation.

As an outstanding communicator and ambassadorial figure, our new Chief Executive will connect with a wide range of stakeholders to foster collaborative working relationships. We are committed to With You being a diverse and inclusive place to work and we want our Chief Executive to champion our focus in this area. Importantly, our new Chief Executive will need to be able to lead a high functioning Executive Team, alongside our strong and committed Trustee Board. Together we both support and challenge each other sharing a passion to work for the good of our service users and our colleagues.

It’s an exciting time to lead WithYou with the development of a new strategy from 2024 which you will lead the development of with your Executive Team and our Board of Trustees. We want to take the best from the world and apply it in our services in a sustainable way, so that we give our service users what they need and what they deserve. Our services and support give people a real chance to get better and stay well, by not just ceasing their substance use but by resolving the underlying issues that made that their solution of choice.

If you are an experienced leader working in a related field that is highly motivated by making a difference, then do get in touch. 

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment advisers at GatenbySanderson: 

Michelle Sander, Research Lead – [email protected]  / 07341 773 817 or Liz Dean-Stevens, Senior Consultant –  liz.dean [email protected]  / 07341 773 715. 

The closing date for all applications is 12 noon on 12th June 2023.

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About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

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