Chief Executive

Skills for Care

Flexible location with the opportunity to combine office and home working.

  • Location

    Flexible location with the opportunity to combine office and home working.

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    c£120,000 per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    27 February 2019

  • Client

    Skills for Care

Ref: GSe51173

Skills for Care supports adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect. We do this by helping employers get the best from their most valuable resource - their people.

We are seeking a senior strategic leader who is passionate about workforce matters and the sector. As a candidate you will bring strong personal credibility through a background in adult social care. Your strategic abilities, leadership skills and drive for excellence will be critical in managing our high quality and dedicated team and enabling us to lead the way to excellent care for all.

This high profile role requires exceptional stakeholder skills and the ability to operate effectively across both public and private sectors. You will work closely with the Department of Health and Social Care: leading on funding negotiations, influencing policy and ensuring that the profile of adult social care is enhanced to achieve the best possible outcomes for citizens accessing care and support.

Your passion for this role will enable you to inspire confidence and ensure the business is efficient, effective and offers real value for money. We have a strong Board keen to work with you to deliver impact across the sector.

For more information on this role, please click here to read the candidate brief. 

Closing date9.00am on Thursday 28th February 2019
Longlist MeetingFriday 7th March 2019
Preliminary InterviewsMonday 11th and Tuesday 12th March 2019
Shortlist MeetingTuesday 19th March 2019
Final Panel InterviewTuesday 26th March 2019
How to apply

The Chief Executive will be selected on the basis a written application and subsequent interviews and assessments. To apply for the role, please provide the following:
• an up to date CV (maximum 3 pages);

• a supporting statement that addresses all of the bulleted criteria set out in the Person Specification and tells us why you are interested in this role;

• the names and contact details of two referees who we may contact after the shortlisting stage (please note that we will not take up these references without advising you first).

Please ensure that you complete the equalities monitoring questionnaire that automatically appears on the GatenbySanderson website as you complete your application with us online. This form will not be disclosed to anyone involved in assessing your application.

Please also complete the Automatic Disqualification Declaration.

Applications should be submitted via the GatenbySanderson website

Please contact the GatenbySanderson team on if you experience any difficulties when uploading your application.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th February 2019

If you would like an informal, confidential discussion about the appointment, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Juliet Brown or Mark Bate on 07867 455223 or Michelle Sander on 07341 773817.

We are committed to supporting the principle that everyone should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression. This should be based on their ability, competence and suitability for the role. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Skills for Care are a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to a positive approach towards employing people with a disability. We will seek to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible during all stages of recruitment process to accommodate the needs of a disabled job applicant. Skills for Care and will interview all people with a disability that meet the minimum essential criteria for the position laid out in Part One of the Person Specification.

If you have a disability, please indicate in your application whether you need any specific assistance or adjustments to enable you to be interviewed.