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Chief Executive Officer

Harris Hill
Teddington (City/Town), London (Greater)
£50,000 p.a.
Closing date
9 Mar 2021

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Job title:   Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Contract:   Permanent, full time

Salary:     £50,000 p.a.

Location:   Teddington (currently remote working)


A fantastic charity based in Teddington which aspires to provide support within independent living settings for adults with learning disabilities or a mental health condition is seeking a new CEO. They currently support 13 adults with learning disabilities who live in three shared houses in the London Borough of Richmond. They also provide support to adults living in their own homes within the community.

The charity is committed to ensuring that their clients become and remain valued members of their community. The organisation promotes self-esteem and empowers their young adults by advocating team spirit and camaraderie. They pride themselves on finding creative pathways to enable their clients to live the lives of their choice. The charity’s focus on a holistic, person centred working approach is essential to the support we provide.

The charity is seeking a new CEO who will be responsible for ensuring that the charity continues to achieve its primary objective of providing the people in its care with the opportunity to lead independent and fulfilling lives

Key responsibilities:

•Act as an ambassador for the charity and an advocate for the client group through building strong relationships with key stakeholders including but not limited to, clients, parents, trustees, local authority partners and the CQC. •Responsible, along with the board of trustees, for the development of the charity’s strategy, determining overall direction and developing plans which ensure that the charity’s objectives are operationalised. •Lead, manage and motivate employees to ensure they deliver high quality and supportive care and development for the charity’s clients. •Measure and monitor performance against CQC standards to ensure client provision meets acceptable quality standards.

As well as a passion for the work of Absolute Support, the successful candidate will have experience of:

•Proven experience as CEO or senior manager in the social care sector. •Experience of financial management and control, including budget setting and reviews. •Proven experience in developing strategic plans in the care and charitable sector. •Understanding of the Social Model of Disability and the Medical Model of Disability and their appropriate application. •Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities/mental health conditions is preferred


If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role with details on how to apply, or for an informal conversation, please contact Nick Shanks at with your number and suitable times to speak.

Please note: responding to this advertisement will not in itself be considered an application. We will need a CV and a supporting statement addressing the full person specification in the information pack.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 10th March ‘21


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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