Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £65,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th October 2022

  • Advertised from 8th September 2022


Due to the impending retirement of its present CEO, VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian - is seeking a replacement to lead its busy Edinburgh and Midlothian teams providing support to carers.

VOCAL is a carer-led organisation employing 60 staff, supported by a team of approximately 50 volunteers. VOCAL is based at the Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, the Midlothian Carer Centre and co-located at several health and social care settings across Edinburgh and Midlothian.

VOCAL supports over 10,000 carers annually through a wide range of services, utilising different platforms and media. It works with partners across all sectors to offer services to carers, who are often caring for someone with a life limiting condition.

The Charity’s current income is circa £3,500,000 through a range of contracts with the Edinburgh and Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnerships, funding streams from the Scottish Government, trust funds and foundations as well as a wide range of fund-raising initiatives. VOCAL’s major contracts are up to five years in length.

Purpose of the Post

The CEO provides leadership to ensure a focus on VOCAL’s vision and strategy, to encourage, motivate, support and inspire staff and volunteers. The successful applicant will ensure that VOCAL maintains its high public profile and excellent reputation. The CEO works with the Board to ensure high standards of governance throughout the organisation, sustaining a mutually professional and supportive relationship with the Convenor.

Applicants will evidence excellent people management, leadership and communication skills, with experience in staff management, change management, casework and person-centred support work. They will have an understanding of diverse caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and the barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey.

Application notes

Closing date: 8th October 2022 at 5pm

First interviews: Wednesday, 2nd November 2022

Second interviews: Wednesday, 9th November 2022

To apply, please email your CV to the in the first instance.

For more information about VOCAL, please visit our website.