Chief Executive

Chief Executive Officer
35 hours per week
£70,000 – £80,000 per annum

Established in 1978, Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with Care Experienced children, young people and adults. Supporting Care Experienced people to have their voice heard, We have a bold and ambitious vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.

We are Scotland’s only membership organisation for Care Experienced people and the country’s largest advocacy organisation for Care Experienced people. We have a long and proud history of helping Care Experience young people have their say in legal processes and offer a wide range of groups and events for Care Experienced people to connect with each other. Who Cares? Scotland has had substantial success through its influencing and campaigning work, elevating voice at an individual, local and national level to create change. We are looking to identify a new Chief Executive who will build on these considerable achievements to make our vision a reality.

Reporting to the Board of Who Cares? Scotland, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity including developing, promoting and facilitating strategies, objectives and policies. The new Chief Executive will also ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to be an effective advocacy and campaigning organisation, developing its participation and connection work and empowering more Care Experienced people to have a voice.

An approachable, innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader, you will have a close connection with the Care Experienced community, whether through personal or family experience of the care system, caring for others or working to improve outcomes for Care Experienced people on an individual, local and national basis. Demonstrating a proven track record of strategic leadership coupled with experience of managing, motivating, and developing staff, the successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating alliances and encouraging increased collaboration.

You would be joining Who Cares? Scotland at a critical time following the report of the recent Independent Care Review and this role will provide you with the unique opportunity to influence a new vision for the delivery of care in Scotland which ensures that those who have experience of care influence that delivery at every step.

If you have the skills, energy and passion and the belief that a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people is not only desirable but deliverable, we would love to hear from you.

Application notes

For more information on the role please contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment advisors by Monday 10 August 2020 or visit

All third party introductions will be forwarded to Livingston James

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.