Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2019

  • Advertised from 20th September 2019
  • Competitive Salary


Sacro is a national voluntary organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring.

With the impending retirement of their current Chief Executive, Sacro are now looking to recruit an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity.

Working with the Board to prepare and implement Sacro’s new strategic plan, the key priorities of the role include:

  • Ensuring the continued financial sustainability of the organisation; identifying opportunities to diversify income streams that are aligned to Sacro’s core mission
  • Embedding both a proactive and reactive approach to service delivery, anticipating the future and changing demand within criminal justice and the needs of service users
  • Building networks and develop and maintain strategic partnerships that will ensure Sacro delivers on its mission to make communities safer by reducing conflict and offending
  • Ensuring Sacro continues to play a lead role in developing and shaping policy, including involvement in the Scottish Government’s national criminal justice debate
  • Developing Sacro’s internal capacity, capability and infrastructure ensuring it is fit for purpose for both current and future needs

With significantsenior management experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of key targets, service improvements and change initiatives, you will also be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build and maintain a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships. With agood understanding of positive governance (ideally with direct experience working with a voluntary board), the successful candidate will also understand the rolethat emerging digital technology offers in transforming frontline services and delivering operational efficiencies.

Commitment to Sacro’s values, principles and strategic priorities; and prior knowledge (or the ability to quickly gain an understanding) of the regulatory and wider policy landscapein relation to community justice, health and social care arrangements in Scotland are also essential.

Application notes

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please visit: or contact either Douglas Adam or Francesca Christophersen at Livingston James, our retained recruitment partner on 0131 220 2209

All applications should be sent to

Closing date: Monday 21st October