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Chief Executive Officer

The Benjamin Foudation 25 Years Logo RGBHours: Full time, permanent

Location: Based in Norwich – Covering Norfolk & Suffolk

Salary: £65,000 to £75,000 per annum (depending on experience) + Benefits

After 25 years of successful evolution meeting the changing needs of children, young people and families (service users), The Benjamin Foundation now delivers over 30 services, including providing over 40,000 safe nights a year for young people, 10,000 1:1 emotional support sessions across regional schools, plus nursery and community services delivered by 250 dedicated staff across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) responsible for the leadership, growth, management and control of the Foundation. The CEO has primary responsibility for ensuring safeguarding, financial stability, health and safety, governance and legal compliance. We pride ourselves on our quality services – you will need to ensure effective delivery of all services along with efficient Head Office support functions to support our continuing development and long-term strategy.

The CEO will be an experienced Senior Manager/Director with a genuine interest in inspiring our teams across Norfolk and Suffolk to achieve great things. An existing knowledge of the charity sector and local government would be an advantage.

You will be comfortable working collegiately with a focused Executive and Senior Management team and be a visible leader for The Benjamin Foundation.

This role reports to the Chair of Trustees and is accountable to the Board of Trustees. Four operational Directors and two Specialist Senior Managers report directly to this position.

TBF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children & Vulnerable Adults. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful applicant.  In addition, you will undertake a safer recruitment interview as part of the selection process.  The Benjamin Foundation fully embeds the Nurtured Heart Approach ® in all that it does and staff will adopt this approach as a part of their practice.  Information and training about this Approach will be provided.

Application packs can be downloaded here:


Closing Date: Thursday 18 November (noon)

Interview Date: Friday 29 November and Monday 2 December (Norwich)