The Harbour office in Bristol

Work with us: Chief Executive Officer

We are looking for a dedicated, strategic and compassionate person to join our growing charity as a Chief Executive. This is an exciting opportunity to join our charity as it enters the next phase, developing our specialist, highly-valued service to meet growing needs and working as part of a team dedicated to supporting people facing death, dying and bereavement.

The Harbour is a small charity based in Bristol. Since 1992 we have offered counselling and psychotherapy services to thousands of people with a serious life-threatening illness, their carers and loved ones, and people who have been bereaved. For many people, this has been a lifeline. During Covid-19, we have moved our services to online and over the phone; our support is needed now more than ever, and we are constantly adapting to make sure it can continue.

We are looking for a new Chief Executive who is committed to our vision that people facing death, dying and bereavement in Bristol have a safe space to talk and be listened to.

You will bring a thoughtful, decisive and enterprising approach to our work. You may have experience of working in the voluntary sector, or you might be looking to move from a private sector role. Either way, you will be an experienced and empathetic leader who is comfortable juggling many different day-to-day priorities whilst also staying focussed on the organisation’s strategic direction. You will be passionate about making a difference to the lives of people facing death, dying and bereavement in Bristol.

To apply

If you want to join our dedicated team then we would love to hear from you. To request an application pack for the role, please email

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 29th March 2021, with first interviews taking place on Tuesday 20th April. Selected candidates will then be asked to present their vision for The Harbour and respond to questions from staff and trustees in a further, separate 30-minute session on Friday 23rd April.

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