Chief Executive

Keychange Charity

London (Waterloo) central office, with travel across the country

  • Location

    London (Waterloo) central office, with travel across the country

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Housing, Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £85,000 plus benefits

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    07 March 2022

  • Client

    Keychange Charity

Ref: GSe82640

We are a specialist provider of quality housing and support services, with eleven residential care communities for older people and two residential communities for homeless young people across England. Established in 1920 our mission has always been to provide the best quality care and support for whoever we work with. Keychange is a Christian Charity, and it is very important that whatever we believe and value, should be demonstrated in all we do.  Therefore, our Christian beliefs have informed our Values and Ethos – the distinctive things and attitudes that we believe are important. Creating Caring Communities, we firmly believe that providing care and support in environments where people live alongside one another can achieve the best outcomes of well-being and interdependence. We focus on developing and encouraging the community by seeking to address the risks in society of increased loneliness.

This is an outstanding leadership opportunity to demonstrate your innovation and engagement skills. With people at the heart of everything we do, our new Chief Executive will ensure we deliver the best possible outcomes through an empowering and inspirational leadership style. Financially strong and committed to remaining independent, we are looking for a Chief Executive to enable the strategic development of all our core service areas, delivering positive change and shaping our direction over the coming years.

An influential and tenacious leader, you will be a practicing Christian with a strong alignment to our ethos and values. You’ll bring strategic leadership experience from complex, customer focused organisations and a passion for developing people. You’ll have the opportunity at Keychange to work with a highly committed Board of Trustees and team, helping us build even stronger partner relationships to provide care and support for some of society’s most vulnerable groups.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Zoe Wortley on 07393 013 066, Rachel Salvia on 0207 426 3374 or Simon Wing on 0207 426 3976. The closing date is 9am on Monday 7th March.

*Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 7th March at 9am

Long listing
Thursday 17th March

Preliminary interviews
w/c 21st March

Short listing
w/c 28th March

w/c 4th April

Final panel
w/c 25th April

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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