Executive Recruitment
The Avenues Trust Group
Closing date:
28th May
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Tuesday 28th May 2019
Preliminary Interviews
W/c 3rd June 2019
Final Panel Interview
Early w/c 15th July


Avenues Group is a £50m turnover organisation with 2,000 staff supporting people across London, East and South East England, and the West Midlands. We are a large social care provider headquartered in Kent, providing services to support people with complex needs to lead the life they want, being part of the local community where they live. We provide long term supported living to people with a range of learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries, allowing them to live long and fulfilled lives with our support.

Following the retirement of our Chief Executive, we are now looking for an exceptional Chief Executive to continue our excellent progress, to continue to deliver our Strategy 2018-2021, and to develop a new strategic plan which accounts for changes in our external environment. You will provide inspirational, values-driven leadership and management of the Group to allow us to continue delivering safe, innovative, enriching and high-quality care services, as well as develop new service models and innovation. You will seek business growth and spot new commercial opportunities to enable us to grow, being our ambassador in the communities we serve.

You will have a proven senior track record of success in leading an organisation to deliver personalised services in a dispersed organisation, ensuring they are high quality, fully compliant and financially viable. You will also have experience of designing and delivering new and innovative service models as well negotiating complex contracts with commissioners. You will espouse our values, mission and ethos, and display a deep commitment to the people who make our organisation a fantastic place to work.

To view the job description and person specification, please scroll to the bottom of the page, tick to agree to the privacy policy, then click 'Continue to full details'.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Michelle Sander
020 7426 3377
Mark Bate
0113 205 6288
Continue to full details and application

Before continuing please read and accept our Privacy Policy