Chief Executive Officer, Usher Kids UK

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Closing date: Monday 27 November 2023
Location: Remote
Hours: 21h per week
Salary: £38,350 (pro rata)
Contract: 2 years
Interview date: 4th or 5th December 2023

 About Usher Kids UK

Usher Kids UK exists to empower children, young people and their families living with Usher syndrome  – a rare cause of progressive deaf blindness. From the point of diagnosis onwards we provide information, support and resources tailored to the specific and unique challenges of the condition. We create opportunities for families to connect at virtual and in-person events, helping them build friendships, skills and confidence for the journey ahead. Our services are already changing the experiences and outcomes of the next generation: “Our daughter came back from Usher Kids UK summer camp absolutely buzzing – she was confident, proud and talked with excitement about how she is unique”. We want to ensure every family living with Usher syndrome has access to this life-changing impact.

Main purpose of this role

The Board of Usher Kids UK is seeking its first Chief Executive Officer to take the charity forward at this pivotal stage in it’s journey. Our CEO will have the opportunity to deliver tangible impact from day 1 by embedding and professionalising our current programme of services, whilst also identifying opportunities and priorities to shape our longer-term strategy.

Ideal candidate

To be successful in this role, it goes without saying that you’ll be a passionate advocate, ready to embody and communicate the values of our organisation. You will be motivated by the opportunity to lead a newly registered charity: growing and developing our team whilst establishing systems and processes which take our organisation to the next level. Building effective and positive partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders (including funders and collaborators) will be key to your success. Experience of management and service delivery in the third sector is important, alongside enthusiastic commitment to learn from and champion our wonderful community of children, young people and their families.

If this sounds like you we would like to hear from you.

To apply: Please apply via our advert on Charity Jobs ( providing the following

  • Your CV (no more than 2 pages)
  • A covering letter (no more than 2 pages) or video* (no more than 2 minutes)
  • The covering letter or video should cover why you think you are the right candidate for this role. Please ensure you provide evidence and examples which demonstrate how your skills meet the criteria set out in our recruitment pack.

We require all applicants to have the appropriate right to work in the UK.

This role will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.

*If providing a video please make this clear on your application form and we will be in touch. If you have other access needs or require reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment process, please let us know.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Usher Kids UK website:

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