Become our new Chief Executive Officer

You will be setting and embodying a strong collaborative culture for the organisation, inspiring the senior leadership team and the wider workforce with a clear vision for the Charity and demonstrating the passion, professionalism and commitment to make it a reality.

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Charity as its next CEO.

An exciting opportunity has opened up for someone to lead this great organisation at a really important time in its history and I am delighted that you are interested in finding out more about the role.

Across the working and retired civil service community our mission is to help people overcome life’s challenges and thrive. The Charity offers lifelong practical, financial and emotional support, advice and guidance for people wherever we can. Last year people came to us for help over 70,000 times and we spent £6.7m (c.£2m in financial grants alone) supporting people in need of our help. Everything we do as an organisation underpins the Charity’s vision of a supportive community in which everyone has the chance to live their life to the full.

After 9 years in the role, our CEO is retiring and the Charity is looking for its next leader.

To continue the great work of the last few years, the Charity is looking for an inspiring new CEO to guide the organisation through a significant period of change and development.

Commercially astute, with a strong public service / not-for-profit ethos – you will be a senior leader with a wealth of experience operating at Board level, managing and navigating the complex strategic, financial, and governance issues that come with the responsibility for leading the business, in any CEO role.

You will demonstrate the intellectual depth, gravitas and conviction to engage top level civil servants with the credibility and powers of persuasion needed to win their support and significantly increase income.

You will be comfortable working collaboratively with an experienced leadership team to provide direction for the Charity’s work across a range of different disciplines, winning the full confidence of trustees and everyone in the wider Charity.

The Charity is looking for someone who is as comfortable leading, managing and communicating with people, as they are with developing strategic propositions and writing business plans. So the successful candidate will be a positive and outward-looking leader who naturally inspires confidence, motivates others and who enjoys working as part of a team.

The Charity’s support has a dramatic impact on peoples’ lives when they most need it and without our help, so many more people in our community would be at risk of losing hope. Please do take the time to find out more about us.

If our work inspires you and if you believe you have the passion, skills and experience to lead the Charity through the next important phase of its journey, I very much look forward to receiving your application for this CEO role.

Thank You

Peter Schofield CB 
Chair of Trustees