NSUN is hiring: Head of Operations and Finance

This vacancy is now closed.

Contract: fixed term for 2 years, to be extended subject to funding
Salary: £30,400 – £33,600, 4 days a week (£38,000- £42,000 FTE)
Hours: 4 days per week (although enquiries about flexible working are welcome)
Location: remote working in the U.K. (NSUN does not have a physical office. Some occasional travel for team meetings will be required, with expenses covered by NSUN)
Deadline: 5pm, Monday 28th February
Interviews: Monday 9th March

As a UK mental health charity, we are a network of people and grassroots groups with lived experience of mental ill-health, distress and trauma. We come together to create, challenge and campaign. NSUN is a user-led organisation, and all staff and trustees have lived experience of mental ill-health, distress or trauma.

Over the past 18 months, NSUN has scaled and changed. This is an exciting time to join an organisation which is growing, and a real opportunity to shape its future direction in this brand-new role.

We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience to offer strategic support at a leadership level, strengthen our internal processes and governance, and lead on human resources, systems and financial governance.

We recognise this is a multifaceted role and are keen to attract candidates from a wide range of professional backgrounds. Accordingly, we have listed the essential elements of the role in the recruitment pack, and a range of beneficial elements, recognising that no one candidate will bring everything. Once the candidate has been appointed, our plan is to allocate additional resource to fill any potential gaps to support the Head of Operations and Finance.

Job description and person specification


The application form and equality and diversity monitoring form must be completed and returned to info@nsun.org.uk by 5pm, Monday 28th February.

Please note that we do not accept CVs/cover letters. Please make sure that all the information about your skills and experience is included in the application form. We recommend you use the full two pages allowed in the “supporting information” section in the application form to explain how you meet each of the points in the person specification.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail please contact Akiko Hart, CEO, by emailing Akiko.Hart@nsun.org.uk.