The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Do you have lived experience as a family carer of someone with a learning disability, or professional experience of supporting family carers?
Do you want to make a difference in a rewarding role?
We have an exciting opportunity to join the organisation taking over from the current CEO who is retiring.
Hours: Full-time (open to flexible working or reduced hours)
Salary: Up to £65k
Benefits: Hybrid working, 25 days plus public holidays, Pension matched 5%
Closing Date: Monday 19th February (9am)
First interviews: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March
Second interviews: Monday 18th March
The charity which exists to improve the quality of life of people (children, young people and adults) with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges and the families who support them.
The organisation have achieved great things with the current CEO at the helm and are now looking for a new leader to take it forward.
This is an exciting new next chapter and the opportunity to drive real transformation for people who display challenging behaviour and their families by holding government and policy makers to account and by continuing to provide the trusted, practical support and advice which many families say is a lifeline. The charity is in a good position with a skilled and committed staff team and an engaged board of trustees. Together, they are passionate about continuing to make a difference to the lives of people with severe learning disabilities and their families as we move into the next phase of development.
You will be an experienced leader, ideally with lived experience as a family carer with personal experience of living with and caring for someone with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges and/ or someone with significant career experience that enables you to understand and empathise with the experiences that such families face.
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To fulfil the role, you must have the right to work in the U.K.
About the Organisation
The foundation was set up in 1997 by Vivien Cooper OBE, the parent of a child with severe learning disabilities who displayed a range of challenging behaviours. At the time, there was no support for families like Viv s and no adequate provision to support her son other than almost three hundred miles away!
Crucially, families remain at the heart of the work. It is their experiences that shape everything; from the direct support provided through the family advice service, to the training that is delivered for commissioners and providers, through to the rich evidence base they bring from working with families to challenge the system and to speak truth to power .
As an equal opportunity employer, the organisation would particularly welcome applications from people with an ethnic minority background or those with a disability, as they are currently underrepresented in the workforce.
You may also have experience in areas such as CEO, Chief Exec, Chief Executive, Chief Executive Officer, COO, Head of Social Care, Director of Social Care, Care, Social Care, Care Home Manager, Service Manager, Care and Support, Community Care.
Please note NFP People are advertising this role on behalf of our client.