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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £90,000 – £110,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 16th December 2022

  • Advertised from 24th November 2022


Together we can shape a better future for vulnerable children and adults.

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join VSA, a leading social care charity with over 150 years of experience, at the forefront of providing vital care and support to vulnerable children and adults living across Aberdeen and beyond.

The Organisation

With a £20M+ turnover, employing some 650 staff across 25 services, in the last year we supported over 11,000 people through some of the most challenging times they have ever experienced, and we help them take control of their lives for a brighter and better future.

Every day we change lives by supporting a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being through a wide range of health and social care services, such as residential services and community outreach programmes.

We support vulnerable children and adults who are living with:

  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Living with life-long conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s
  • Learning disabilities
  • Complex additional learning and additional support needs
  • People who are in recovery from addiction
  • Living in extreme poverty (including fuel poverty)

For more information about the work we do to change and improve the lives of children and adults you can visit our website at

The Job

Working with the Board of trustees, the CEO is responsible for leading the organisation in the effective development and implementation of strategy closely aligned to our core values and objectives, which will support the delivery of creative solutions that meet the changing needs of our community.

Through effective engagement in the political and socio-economic agenda relating to the future of Health and Social Care, the CEO will ensure that VSA’s interests are represented and that we are at the forefront of influencing the future direction of our sector. Continually horizon scanning and ensuring the organisation’s resilience in a changing environment and ensuring our long-term financial stability and sustainability.

The Person

You will be able to demonstrate experience gained at a senior level of strategic leadership within a multi-functional organisation across multiple fields. Through your career you will have developed the ability to build effective partnerships and to demonstrate influencing capabilities through effective networking and engagement of key stakeholders. Evidence of leading the design and delivery of high qualify, financially effective services for the benefit of service users will be key, as will the ability to effectively lead and implement change.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to pursue goals and objectives with enthusiasm, as well as the ability to instil the same attitude and passion in others. Emotional awareness and the capacity for self-reflection will be essential.

Application notes

Applications should consist of a covering letter explaining motivation, suitability and qualifications for the position, along with an up to date CV.

Applications should be submitted to