Chief Executive Officer

Shaw Trust


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  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


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  • Expiry date

    17 December 2018

  • Client

    Shaw Trust

Ref: GSe44398

Shaw Trust is proud to have supported disabled and disadvantaged people for over 30 years. With an annual turnover of £250m and 3,500 dedicated staff we’re a top 25 national charity working in partnership with major government departments to help children of all ages, adults and older people to gain new skills, move into work and to live independent and included lives.  

This is a critical juncture in Shaw Trust’s history as we focus on increasing considerably the scope of our activities and our new Group Chief Executive will play a critical role in leading us to achieve our aims.

Our priority is, and always will be, to focus on the needs of our diverse community of service users.  These are vulnerable people whether as a result of impairment, unemployment or special educational needs.  Our highly professional staff and volunteers are dedicated to finding ways for our users to lead fulfilling lives

However, we operate in an extremely competitive sector and are looking for a high calibre leader with sharp commercial acumen and a diplomatic approach to help us achieve our ambitions. Outstanding influencing, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders to drive our ongoing growth are critical.

Comfortable as both an internal and external advocate for the Group, you will share our commitment to a charitable heart and a commercial head while possessing the skills to steer us along the complex journey of growth, integration and transformation, persuading commissioners to design more effective services and help to influence society’s views.  

Closing DateMonday 17th December 2018
Preliminary InterviewsThroughout December 2018 and early January 2019
Final Panel Intervieww/c 14th January 2019
How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

• A comprehensive CV (no more than 3 pages).

• A detailed supporting statement that fully addresses the essential criteria as set out in Part One and Part Two of the Person Specification.

• Details of two referees whom we would be able to contact at shortlist stage.

As part of the online application process, you will be asked to complete an equal opportunities monitoring page. The information on this page will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes only. This information will not be treated as part of your application.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, then Katy Giddens (0207 426 3973), Rebecca O’Connor (020 7426 3373) or Michelle Sander (020 7426 3377) will be pleased to take your call. GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.