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Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £60 – 65K plus benefits
Location: Flexible with head office in Kent
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 15th February
Join Unlock as our next Chief Executive Officer and lead the next stage of our development to deepen and extend our life-changing work.
Unlock is an independent, award-winning national advocacy charity that helps people overcome long-term disadvantages caused by their criminal record. We do this through providing information, advice and support and by challenging discriminatory practices, advocating for change and working at a policy level to address systemic and structural issues. The impact of our work is truly life changing.
We are a small charity achieving big things and punch well above our weight. We are recognised as ‘the place to go’ for other organisations to obtain accurate and reliable information and recognised as a trusted expert. However, there is more to do and with up to 11 million people in the UK living with convictions we want to continue to extend our reach and impact, provide further support to our beneficiaries and continue to challenge policies and practice that unfairly restrict opportunities for people with criminal records.
As we anticipate the start of our next ambitious strategy, which includes the development of our digital capacity, we’re looking for a hands-on leader; someone who can work alongside our dedicated staff and volunteers, and stand-up for our beneficiaries as we enter the next stage of our development.
You will be genuinely committed to our aims, mission and values and bring leadership experience most likely, although not exclusively, gained within an organisation focused on criminal and/or social justice, equality and human rights and/or supporting disadvantaged people.
We’re looking for someone with the experience and know-how to continue to amplify our research, policy and campaigning work, has intellectual and political acuity, and the ability to foster and maximise partnerships. However, there’s no room for ego. To thrive as our next CEO, you’ll be team-oriented, humble and enabling. You’ll be ready to roll up your sleeves and guide and support our small, expert team as we focus on improving and enhancing our work, ensuring our support and advice works hand-in-hand with our policy influencing.
This is a tremendous opportunity to build on our momentum and lead a well-respected and impactful organisation. You will be working with a dedicated team and an effective board of trustees to enable you to continue to build on our strong reputation and enhance our impact.
Unlock is an equal opportunities organisation and committed to increasing diversity.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates. We warmly welcome applications from all suitably skilled people regardless of background and we are open to appoint people who have themselves met with and overcome the disadvantages of having a criminal record. A past criminal record is not a requirement for this role but nor is it a bar.
For more information, and for details of how to apply, please visit: www.peridotpartners.co.uk/jobs/ceo-unlock/
For an informal discussion about the role please contact our advising consultants:
- Philippa Fabry | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07772 902071
- Michael Earnshaw | email@example.com | 07494 595178
There are also other ways that you can get involved, such as helping us with the practical support we provide.
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