Social Care Institute for Excellence
Not For Profit
GBP £25,000 pa


The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is the leading improvement agency for the care and support sector in the UK, and an independent charity.  Unambiguously vision and values led, we identify and share knowledge about what works, and help the sector to put that knowledge into practice. We are a key partner for the Department of Health, work with the Department of Education and deliver training, consultancy, research and evaluation projects throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  Our client base for our commercial work continues to feature local authority and health organisations but has expanded to include organisations as diverse as JP Morgan social responsibility arm, the Church of England, and large independent sector providers 

We are at a critical point in our evolution.  Our Board and Executive Team have together mapped out an ambitious development programme which aims to support SCIE’s evolution into a more entrepreneurial business, with a higher proportion of commercial income.  Based on our solid and respected foundations, we are seeking new income streams building a sustainable business for the future.  This represents a significant cultural and organisational challenge for SCIE, but one which we are passionate about and are well on the way to achieving.

Our current Chair, Lord Bichard, is stepping down after four years and we are consequently looking for a new chair to take on this critical leadership role during a time of increasing focus on the social care sector.  This is a high profile public role where your visible leadership, enthusiasm and drive will help us make a significant impact on the lives of many.

You will have skills and experience of chairing an organisation or complex project or initiative, and a strategic leader with a track record of success. Politically and commercially astute, you will be committed to working in partnership with people who use, commission and deliver care.  If you are passionate about leading an organisation committed to better experiences and outcomes for people who require care and support to live fulfilling lives, and want to help us build our profile and business, then we are keen to hear from you.  

This is a significant role that will involve a commitment of around one to two days per week maximum

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date Monday 5th June 2017
Longlist list meeting w/c 12th June 2017
Preliminary interviews (with GatenbySanderson) w/c 19th June 2017
Shortlist meeting w/c 3rd July 2017
Final interviews w/c 10th July 2017

How to Apply

To apply please can you:

  • Provide an up-to-date CV which shows your full career history with any breaks explained, please include details of all roles that are currently held – we recommend that this is no longer than three pages;
  • Write a supporting statement detailing how you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification – we recommend that this should be a maximum of around three pages;
  • Indicate if you cannot attend the interview dates.

Once complete, please send your application, preferably in MS Word format and follow the process on the following website

If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Simon Wing on 0207 426 3976 or Mark Turner on 0207 426 3983.

Applications must be received by noon on Monday 5th June 2017.

Contact details

Simon Wing
020 7426 3976
Mark Turner
0207 426 3983
Michelle Sander
020 7426 3377

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