- Posted 22 March 2023
Domestic violence and relationship abuse affects 2.3 million people in the UK each year. Sadly, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience an abusive relationship in their lifetime. While many charities exist to support survivors of domestic violence, relationship abuse and sexual assault, few offer a comprehensive prevention programme to stop the abuse before it begins.That’s why they’re here.
Let Me Know (LMK) is a London-based education charity, led by survivors, parents and activists, which was created to be part of the solution. They are committed to creating a world where domestic violence, relationship abuse and sexual assault no longer exist, and where young people can build happy lives through healthy relationships. They take a proven and innovative preventative approach, based on the ‘10 Signs’ framework which has been used for over a decade by the One Love Foundation in the US. In their free 10 Signs workshops, young people are taught to spot and stop unhealthy relationship behaviours in themselves and others, to schools and community organisations. And their professional development programme trains teachers, community leaders and youth workers to have inclusive, accessible, non-judgemental conversations with young people about relationships, thus helping to prevent future abuse.
This is an exceptional opportunity to succeed their two co-founders and become LMK’s first Chief Executive. You’ll oversee their scaling-up journey, ensuring its in great shape for a strong future. While they’re delighted with their pace to date – since they were set up in 2020, they have worked with just under 5,000 young people across 17 London boroughs – their ambitious goal is to deliver workshops in every London borough by 2024. Working collaboratively with the Board and their dedicated team of staff and trainers, they want you to lead the planning and delivery of a sustainable growth plan that helps them to achieve this vision. A good knowledge of working with young people in the youth, education, criminal justice and/or VAWG sectors would be an advantage, but this isn’t essential.
While your professional repertoire must be comprehensive – strategy, finance, fundraising, systems and processes, compliance and safeguarding – your personal leadership profile will be just as important. As a young and dynamic charity that’s really making waves, they’ve worked hard to create and nurture a kind, brave, collaborative and open culture that’s rooted in equity, diversity, and inclusion. These values must resonate strongly with you, and will underpin everything you do. But if you’ve been looking for our inspiring mix of start-up energy and a passionate charitable mission, this could be the perfect role.
Find out more at www.lmk-ceo.co.uk.
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