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Top job! Deputy Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Home based with regular travel to Inverness, throughout Highland, Moray & occasionally Central Belt
  • Closing 25th February 2021

  • Advertised from 12th February 2021
  • 35 hours per week


Positive Childhoods, Empowered Parents, Dynamic Communities.

CALA is a leading third sector charity based in the Highlands and high-quality early learning and childcare services lie at the heart of our work. Through innovation and partnership with local authorities, social enterprises and other third sector organisations, CALA promotes an inclusive culture of `getting it right for every child`, helping to make Scotland the best place to grow up.

We are seeking an ambitious and inspiring Depute Chief Executive who will support and lead CALA’s future as we move into a new phase of our history and adapt to the coming challenges and opportunities.

Accountable to the Board, the Depute Chief Executive will work closely with the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team to ensure CALA delivers quality sustainable services at a local and national level in an inclusive and joined up way.

They will be significantly involved in the leadership of the organisation, the finance and human resource management, collaboration and supporting quality practice, and in robust governance.

As Depute Chief Executive of CALA, you will provide strategic Financial & HR leadership in CALA and so must hold a management accountancy qualification and be able to evidence producing budgetary reports, modelling, scenario planning, and providing financial advice that enable management teams and/or boards to take decisions.

The Deputy Chief Executive post is currently home based and will involve regular travel into our Inverness office, throughout Highland, Moray and occasionally to the Central Belt.

Application notes

Closing date: 25th February 2021

Application Form and Job Remit can be found on our CALA webpage:

For further information or to arrange an informal chat with our Chief Executive, Please e-mail: or call HR on 01463 220893

CALA is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Scottish Charity No. SC 009292