CEO - Teamwork Trust

  • Job Reference: 00000527-1
  • Date posted: 10 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Teamwork Trust
  • Location: North Northamptonshire – based mainly onsite at our Kettering centre
  • Salary: £60,000 to £65,000
  • Bonus/benefits: £60-65k (pro rata if 0.8 FTE) plus benefits
  • Sector: Education/Training, Employment Support, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Physical/Sensory Disability
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Could you lead this wonderful charity that is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the same chances, choices and opportunities?


We are Teamwork Trust – a North Northamptonshire charity and social enterprise with three centres in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. We work with and support autistic adults and people with learning disabilities and mental health needs, providing a safe, friendly, supportive environment where we actively encourage a ‘can do’ culture.

We care and are passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the same chances, choices and opportunities, and we embrace and celebrate individual needs and abilities.


Appointment of a CEO

Teamwork Trust has a proud history over 40 years of serving the communities of North Northamptonshire. The leadership of Teamwork was historically shared between an Operations Director and Strategic Director. However, the recent rapid growth of the charity, diversification of funding streams, changing political and policy context, and operational challenges presented by Covid have led the Board to seek a Chief Executive to provide focus, direction and leadership for the next stage of the organisation’s development. Teamwork has undertaken some significant planned restructuring work in recent months to position it to address the opportunities and challenges it needs to address. This has been implemented collaboratively by a small group of senior managers who comprise Teamwork’s SMT.  It is now seeking to direct the talents and energy of its restructured staff team to deliver its new strategy, while maintaining a keen focus on its values. The appointment of a CEO is the final stage in this planned process.

We are seeking an individual with drive and enthusiasm who can lead us into our new strategic vision.  Candidates should have extensive knowledge of both mental health and social care sectors and a genuine belief in the importance of co-creating and co-production. Strong leadership, team management, collaboration and communication skills are key as well as experience in delivering meaningful transformation.

We are looking for someone who can act as a passionate and inspiring leader for Teamwork Trust, with an understanding of the issues concerning adults with disabilities and the ability to inspire staff, trustees and stakeholders alike.

This role presents an opportunity to work with us at a hugely exciting time, as our first CEO.  Having recently recruited a new Chair, we are at a significant stage in our development. If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our services, then we would be delighted to hear from you.


How to apply

Eastside Primetimers is supporting us in recruiting for this role. Please download the candidate information pack for further information before you apply. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.  Please click the 'Apply for this job now' button to send your application. If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Paul Venning to arrange a convenient time.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

The closing date is Monday 31st Jan with shortlisting interviews being held by Eastside Primetimers the week after. Interviews with Teamwork Trust will be held in the week commencing 14th Feb.

Teamwork Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within the recruitment process.  Our recruitment organisation Eastside Primetimers works to ensure that their recruitment approach is fully inclusive and reaches a diverse range of potential candidates. We warmly welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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