Chief Executive

United Kingdom
22 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

A child's earliest years are irreplaceable. Without a stable, loving and nurturing environment, a child will not develop the vital foundations they need. Yet today's families are facing considerable challenges, such as mental health difficulties, financial pressures, loneliness, language or cultural barriers, or a lack of any support networks.

The Home-Start network is there for parents when they need us most, because childhood can't wait. Home-Start UK supports nation-wide local Home-Starts to provide a community network of trained volunteers and expert support to help families with young children through their most challenging times and ensure the best possible start for their children.

Chief Executive

Home-Start UK

Competitive, commensurate with this national leadership role

Flexible, with travel to Leicester office, London and around the UK

We are looking for a Chief Executive to lead Home-Start UK through its exciting new strategy, maximising both our and local Home Starts' engagement, reach and impact. Building on our solid reputation, our new Chief Executive will act as an ambassador for Home-Start UK and our network, building impactful relationships with government, donors and the media to increase understanding of the challenges faced by families and raise the profile of both positive parenting and our crucial, unique work to support it. Our Chief Executive will ensure our nation-wide local Home-Starts are supported to deliver the best possible impact. They will also oversee the increase and diversification of our income, ensure strong financial management and inspire and support our staff team to develop their best potential.

We are looking for a values-driven, commercial leader with a track record of building influential relationships with senior stakeholders that increase our profile and secure beneficial outcomes. With a sound understanding of complex structures and the needs of multiple stakeholders, you will have exceptional communication and influencing skills and be able to demonstrate visionary leadership that inspires both hearts and minds. You will bring a solid understanding of fundraising and financial management and most importantly will be driven to improve the lives of families living in challenging circumstances.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply” Button.

Deadline for applications: 3 September 2019

Interviews with Prospectus: 9 - 18 September 2019

Site visits to Home-Start UK: 26/27 September 2019

Interviews with Home-Start UK: 2nd October 2019


Home-Start UK is committed to achieving greater diversity in its executive team/board, and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

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