Leeds Cares


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    01 September 2019

  • Client

    Leeds Cares

Ref: GSe55400

Leeds Cares is the umbrella charity which supports Leeds Teaching Hospitals to provide exceptional healthcare for everyone in Leeds, across Yorkshire and beyond. The support of our valued donors helps develop new healthcare services, provide cutting edge equipment and specialist staff, support ground-breaking research and innovation and enable health education and training.

We are now seeking a new Chief Executive to lead our charity to be the best we can be and enable patients and families who use our services to have the very best healthcare when they need it. Throughout history, philanthropy has inspired innovation in healthcare. As we live longer and benefit from new treatments and technologies our health services are under increasing pressure. We must think differently and work together to drive change ensuring the very best healthcare is available when our families need it. 

This is a unique opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in a vibrant and exciting city, with one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country delivering pioneering work.

You will be a fundraiser first and foremost with a strong track record in leading teams to deliver stretching targets. There is a job to be done here and the hard work of growing our income, our networks and relationships, as well as building and developing a high performing team who will take us forward, is critical. You will be someone who invests in meaningful and sustainable relationships and you will bring the ability to influence and collaborate across complex organisations.

However, what is as important is your attention to how we run our charity. As our name says, we care about all of those we serve and that extends to our donors as well as patients, families and staff and volunteers working tirelessly across the NHS in Leeds. Every penny that they choose to give to us must work as hard as it can. Quite simply we need you to care about this as much as we do.

For further details please click apply below.

Closing dateMonday 2nd September 2019 at 9am
Long listingw/c 2nd September
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 9th September 2019
Short listingw/c 30th September
Candidate Profilingw/c 30th September 2019
Final Panel Intervieww/c 7th October 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

• A comprehensive CV.

• A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in Part One of the person specification (maximum 3 sides of A4) and tells us why you are particularly interested in this role.

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

• Please also tell us about any dates provided in this pack on which you would not be available to participate in the selection process.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form that appears on the GatenbySanderson website as you submit your application. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

The How to Apply section of the website provides clear instructions; if, however, you have any queries in relation to the application process, or you experience difficulties uploading your application, please do not hesitate to telephone the GatenbySanderson team on 020 7426 3960.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion please contact our recruitment advisers:

Juliet Brown


T: +44 (0)113 205 6089

Rebecca O’Connor

E: rebecca.o’ 

T: +44 (0)20 7426 3373

Michelle Sander


T: +44 07341 773 817

GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.