Independent Age

Chief Executive

London (Greater)
25 Mar 2019
17 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Independent Age

Appointment of Chief Executive

Salary - competitive

Location – London

Closing date: Wednesday, 17th April


At Independent Age we want to make the UK a better place to grow old. As a national charity founded over 150 years ago, we exist to help older people live well, with dignity, choice and control. What we do is simple and effective. We understand the issues faced, we campaign for change, and we provide support that older people and their families can rely on. We produce clear and simple information guides and support a network of volunteers to help combat loneliness and isolation across the UK.

One in three people in the UK today will reach their 100th birthday, so it is imperative to rethink ageing. Last year we helped nearly 1.2 million people – that’s more than five times the number we helped five years ago. We have increased our impact through the expansion of information, advice and friendship services, as well as campaigning and public engagement activities.  The next phase of our strategy will be equally ambitious and challenging.  

We now are seeking an exceptional Chief Executive who is ambitious for the future, and a strategic leader who shares our vision. We are looking for someone who has integrity, resilience, advocacy skills and excellent interpersonal skills to work with the Board,  senior management team, our staff, volunteers and – critically – the people we support. The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with a passion for improving the lives of our older generation and someone with a strong track record of delivering first class results.

Independent Age recognises the enormous benefits of a diverse senior management team so we actively encourage applications from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.

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