Forces in Mind Trust – Chief Executive Officer


Based in London with hybrid working

£115,000 per annum

Forces in Mind Trust makes a difference to the lives of Service leavers and their families. The Trust’s strategy is to provide an evidence base that will influence and underpin effective policy making and practice. By funding high quality, credible research where there is an identified gap in relevant understanding, and by then exploiting the findings, FiMT aims to effect positive change. Over the last decade, Forces in Mind Trust has funded 195 projects across our seven programme areas: Housing, Employment, Health, Finance, Relationships, Criminal Justice System, and our Enabler Programme. Our recent Impact Report shows how these projects have helped to achieve our mission to enable successful and sustainable transition to civilian life. Below are just a few examples of the fantastic work we have funded and the impact we have had.


In an increasingly complex and competitive space, FiMT has the well-earned international reputation for delivery of this mission by bringing evidence and independence into informing policy making and service delivery. Our next CEO will join at a pivotal moment in FiMT’s life and will have the opportunity to shape and lead a world class organisation. Working closely with the Board to implement our strategic priorities, they will ensure we continue to leverage all that has made FiMT so successful to date. They will have the vision to enable FiMT to adapt and evolve to best utilise our convening power, influence and funds to drive future impact and remain trusted thought leaders in the military transition space into the next decade. 

To achieve this our next CEO will be an experienced, trusted and capable leader, who has a naturally curious style and will bring effective alliance-building and leadership skills to the job. Credible with stakeholders and inspirational with the team, they will be a servant leader, able to build a strong platform for the executive and happy to give others the spotlight. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a respected and influential charity that is making a difference to the lives of those who have served their country. If you believe you have the vision, skills, experience, and passion to lead FiMT then I very much look forward to hearing from you. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.


How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • an up-to-date CV (no more than three sides)
  • a covering letter (max 2 sides of A4) that explains your motivation for the role and what you can bring to it, against the criteria set out in Part One of the Person Specification.
  • please also tell us about any dates given below when you would not be available to participate in the selection process.

Closing date
Friday 2 June 2023

First stage discussions for selected candidates
w/c 12 and 19 June 2023

Agreement of the shortlist
Candidates notified by end-June 

Final interviews
Friday 7 July 2023

Find out more and apply here.

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