Chief Executive Officer

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Job Category
Business Development | Business Development
Tower Hamlets Garrick Court
£170,000 per annum
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

Shaw Trust is a progressive and ambitious charity and are proud to have supported disabled and disadvantaged people for over 30 years, effecting positive change on behalf of those who need it most through the provision of training and employment.  

This is a critical juncture in Shaw Trust’s history as we pursue diversification, acquisition and growth and as our new Group Chief Executive you will play a critical role in leading us to achieve our aims.  With an annual turnover of £250m and 3,500 dedicated staff, we’re now a top 25 national charity and work in partnership with major government departments to help children of all ages, adults and older people to gain new skills, move into work and to live independent and included lives.  Although our focus is currently on serving the UK, we are also interested in achieving future international growth, so this is a fantastic time to join us.

We operate in an extremely competitive sector and are looking for a high calibre leader with sharp commercial acumen and a diplomatic approach to help us achieve our ambition of helping one million people transform their lives each year.  You will possess outstanding influencing, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders to drive our ongoing growth.

With a passion for helping vulnerable people, you must share our commitment to a charitable heart and a commercial head, be comfortable in being both an internal and external advocate for the Group and possess the ability to persuade commissioners to design more effective services and a willingness to influence society’s views.  


For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Juliet Taylor or Rebecca O’Connor on 020 7426 3373.

Closing date for applications is Friday 14th September 2018

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