Top job! Chief Executive

  • Part time
  • £39,808 – £41,640 pro-rata
  • CHAI Head Office with option for hybrid working.
  • Closing 31st May 2022

  • Advertised from 4th May 2022
  • 21.27 hours per week – 3 days


CHAI provides free, confidential, high quality impartial advice, information and representation on welfare rights, employability, debt and housing matters to disadvantaged people who live in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Our aim is to alleviate poverty, prevent homelessness and encourage employability.

Our vision is to ensure that no one in our communities endures hardship. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to become the best version of themselves.

Main Purpose of the post:

We are currently going through a period of growth and change and are seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive who will lead on the strategy, development and implementation of the work we do at CHAI.

Are you enthusiastic and committed to making a meaningful difference for vulnerable people facing hardship in our communities? Do you have the drive, enthusiasm, leadership and management skills to help us sustain and grow our remarkable legacy of community development, advice work and anti-poverty initiatives? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Application notes

Formal application is by CV and covering letter. You can also arrange an informal chat prior to applying with our Interim CEO / Finance Manager Teresa Sutherland on 07807 414 676 or

Closing Date: 31st May 5pm

Interview date: to be confirmed