Chief Executive

Kites Trust works to ensure that people who experience mental health crisis and/or addiction have equal opportunities to live, work and participate in the community. They value, respect, and utilise people’s experiences of mental health to help others experiencing their own distress or addiction.
Kites Trust is entering an exciting new chapter which will see it moving from a volunteer to a paid model of care. They are looking for a visionary new leader to provide direction, grow their offerings and actively work to uphold their lived experience kaupapa.
Building on their commitment to codesign and partnership, the Chief Executive will develop open and trusted relationships with others in the sector, building partnership and a spirit of collaboration to promote consumer leadership and develop high quality programmes of work.
This is a great role for a courageous senior leader with experience in the mental health and addictions sector. A big-picture thinker with proven experience in upholding a clear vision and purpose, you will understand what it takes to build and lead a sustainable and high-performing organisation.  Experienced at working constructively at board level, you will have excellent financial leadership and a commitment to continuous improvement. Strongly culturally responsive, you will thrive on the challenge of finding new ways to work with others and build an environment where peer support can thrive.
If you’re looking for a role that you can truly make your own, have the energy and compassion to both inspire a team and build robust, fit-for-purpose business practices, believe strongly in Kites Trust’s lived experience kaupapa, and can bring your own personal understanding of mental health and addiction, this role is your opportunity.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday June 4, 2024
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Emma Dewson on 027 218 4129

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