Top job! Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Full time
  • £65,000 – £72,000
  • On site: East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 22nd July 2024

  • Advertised from 4th July 2024
  • 39 Hours per week


Join our dynamic team as Chief Executive Officer of a sector leading children’s charity

Up2Us offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced and progressive leader who is: a strategic thinker; innovative; solution focused; and driven to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

Up2Us is seeking a confident, energetic and visionary Chief Executive Officer to lead our organisation into its next phase of growth and impact.

With fourteen years of experience in delivering residential childcare and community prevention projects across the West of Scotland, we play an important role in implementing the Promise and Getting it Right for Every Child. Up2Us works with partners in social work, education, health, housing, the police, prisons, legal services and other voluntary organisations to support children and young people affected by childhood trauma. With a staff team of forty-seven, three owned residential houses and a community team working from Dumbarton to Cumbernauld you should be approachable and accessible to staff, able to step up or step down as the situation demands

About the role

As our CEO, you will be responsible for the overall strategic, tactical, and operational leadership of the organisation. You will work closely with the Board of Directors, our staff, and stakeholders to further our vision, deliver our mission and improve outcomes for children and young people who have experienced trauma. This role requires a well-connected, forward-thinking leader with a proven track record of high performance in children’s social work or a related field. You must be an exceptional, and open-minded leader with strategic planning, organisational management and creative thinking skills.

Why join us?

Up2Us offers a unique opportunity to be creative in making a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Scotland. You will be joining a passionate and dedicated team, committed to driving positive change.

As a medium sized charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, you will be empowered to recognise what is making a difference and change anything that is not. We offer a competitive employment package including a private pension scheme, health care insurance, and a generous holiday entitlement.

Application notes

Interested candidates should download the recruitment pack which contains more details about the role and how to apply.

Applicants are asked to submit their CV and a covering letter detailing their qualifications and interest in working for Up2Us. The letter should be no longer than 2 sides of A4 in Arial font size 12. The CV and covering letter should be emailed to

All candidates are offered the opportunity of an informal meeting with the outgoing CEO, arranged at their own convenience. Telephone 07538 145662