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Chief Executive Officer Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children’s ambitions are not for the faint-hearted as we aim to change lives, change society and change charity. Join the change as our next CEO.

  • Location: Hybrid / Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Salary: c.£150,000
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 1st July (Reserve the right to close early for exceptional candidate)

About us

Established in 2000, Caudwell Children is a national charity working to transform the lives of disabled children and their families, enabling them to challenge the barriers they face throughout childhood by providing practical and emotional support.

The Charity is going through an exciting period of growth in our state-of-the-art facility for multi-disciplinary therapy programmes for childhood disability and research of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism, within the grounds of Keele University.

It provides a state-of-the-art base for the Charity’s therapies and an environment where ground-breaking research can be undertaken, potentially changing the way some disabilities are treated, and affecting millions of people around the world.

This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-moving Charity at a time when it will attract national and international attention.

The services of Caudwell Children enrich the lives of our children and families through the delivery of high-quality person-centred care and support services that promote independence and achieve valuable outcomes.

We seek to create a safe, homely and supportive environment that enhances the lives of children with autism and associated conditions.

About you

With the ability to drive Caudwell Children to new heights, the CEO will lead from the front and drive us to our next phase of development and beyond through inspirational, ultra-pragmatic and commercially-minded leadership.

Caudwell Children’s ambitions are not for the faint-hearted as we aim to change lives, change society and change charity.

We aspire to be transformative within the sector and aim to support as many children and families as possible. We recognise that this is only achievable by strong growth driven by clear, positive and compassionate leadership.

A commercial, pragmatic approach is essential in our customer-focused culture, ensuring our stakeholders experience the best customer service and desire to continue to support the Charity long into the future.

This role is pivotal to the success of the Charity, acting as an ambassador to the organisation, being the public face of campaigns and building relationships with stakeholders in politics, the media and business.

The role is also key in motivating and engaging volunteers, employees, beneficiaries and prospective donors.

As head of the organisation, the CEO is responsible for promoting the Charity’s mission, vision and values by working positively as part of a team delivering vital high-quality services and creating a working culture where all are valued and encouraged.

Join the change.

Changing lives. Changing society. Changing charity.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Clare Chesworth | clarec@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 158737

Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Clare Chesworth

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About us

We are not all born equal.

We don’t all have the same chance to succeed.

Disabled and autistic children face greater challenges than most.

Caudwell Children aims to change the world so that disabled and autistic children have the choice, opportunity, dignity and understanding they deserve.

This is us:

Unique. Individual. Supportive. This is us.

Caring. Empathetic. Honest. This is us.

Determined. Committed. Professional. This is us.

Caudwell Children is a group of people who work in the best interests of disabled and autistic children everywhere.

Constantly evolving we provide a wide range of practical and emotional support services for children and young people aged 0 – 24 and campaign to create a more inclusive world for everyone.

Learn more about us

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Disclosure and barring service checks

The Charity is committed to safeguarding children and young people and therefore adopts a safer recruitment approach through a robust recruitment and selection process. All posts within the Charity are subject to DBS checks, in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). This role is not exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is therefore eligible for a basic DBS check.

Caudwell Children is a Disability Confident employer committed to offering an interview to all applicants who meet the minimum criteria and declare they have a disability.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and will not discriminate for any reason against any person because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background and other underrepresented groups.

Applicants with a disability are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the role, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Clare Chesworth | clarec@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 158737

Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

    Clare Chesworth | clarec@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 158737

    Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 1st July 2024 (reserve the right to close early for exceptional candidate.)
    Candidates informed of outcome: Friday 5th July 2024
    First stage interviews: Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July 2024
    Second stage interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2024


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