Over 99,000 children and young people live in care in the UK; one in three will have three or more placements in a year. Over a third of children come into the care system aged 4 or under and around 12,500 young people aged 16+ leave care every year.
Become is the voice for children and young people in care. We provide help, support and advice to young people in care and young care leavers so they can unleash their potential and take control of their lives. We help the care system work better by ensuring young people’s voices and perspectives shape policy and service provision. Our vision is for children who spend time in care to have equal chances to lead a happy and fulfilling life to those who are raised in their birth families.
Chief Executive Officer
Become, The Charity for Children in Care and Young Care Leavers
We are looking for a CEO to lead Become through its exciting new strategy, maximising our engagement, reach and impact. Our new CEO will put children and young people in care at the heart of all we do, overseeing the development of innovative approaches to truly engage young people. Building on our solid reputation, the CEO will act as ambassador for Become, building impactful relationships with stakeholders (particularly civil servants, parliamentarians and government leaders) to revolutionise policy and social change for those in care. They will also ensure our funding remains sustainable, with a diversified income portfolio, and inspire and support our staff team to develop their best potential.
We are looking for a strong leader with demonstrable evidence of delivering instrumental policy or social change. With sound strategic experience and a passion for making a difference, you will be well practiced in influencing a variety of stakeholders to achieve lasting impact. With a demonstrable track record of growing and developing an organisation and a solid understanding of fundraising, you will possess strong leadership skills and be adapt at guiding, coaching and supporting others at all levels to maximize their potential. Crucially you will be passionate about equality for children and young people in care.
We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of care.
To download the candidate information pack and for further details on how to apply please visit the link below:
If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Anna Gardet or Camille Revuelta on 020 7691 1920 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019
Initial interviews with Prospectus: 13th- 22nd May 2019
Site visits at Become's offices: W/C 3rd June 2019
Panel interviews: 10th June 2019
Become is committed to achieve greater diversity in its executive team/board, and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.