Cardiff
50k - 70k
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
  • Amazing dyslexia Charity
  • Opportunity to lead from the front as the 1st Chief Executive of the charity

About Our Client

Did you know that Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the UK?

It is estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia and around 70 to 85% of children who are placed in special education for learning disabilities suffer with a form of it. People with dyslexia can display mild to severe daily issues in the areas of reading and writing and those who suffer can face higher rates of anxiety and depression because of how it can impact on day-to-day activities.

Founded by the entrepreneur Anders Hedlund, Tomorrow's Generation (TG) is a specialist Dyslexia charity aimed at primary school aged children in Wales.

Anders (a dyslexic himself) established Tomorrow's Generation in 1999 with after-school and holiday clubs until the learning centre officially opened full time in 2014.

Tomorrow's Generation was founded with the objective of helping dyslexic children in Wales achieve their full potential. This is currently achieved through specialist teaching at a learning centre in Cardiff and by working in partnerships with schools and trainee teachers to raise awareness and develop teaching methods.

TG wanted to open more learning centres, but the lack of suitable physical school buildings limits the number of dyslexic children they can reach. However, TG are keen to develop partnerships with state and private schools as well as launching a bespoke online offering that will be tailored to each learner's needs.

TG trustees recently reviewed their strategy and concluded that a digital offer would greatly increase the number of children they could help, especially as children tend to be more comfortable with the internet and digital platforms. A digital offer would also be less expensive for parents making learning in this way more inclusive. Physical learning centres will continue to be an important part of the TG future but it is envisaged that the digital offer will be the central strategy for reaching dyslexic children over the coming years.

Job Description

"My dream is to help as many people as possible who suffer from Dyslexia." Anders Hedlund, Founder.

The role of Chief Executive is pivotal in the ongoing success and development of the charity.

TG has made excellent progress since it was set up, but the Founder and Trustees want to significantly develop the Charity so that they can help more children affected by this debilitating condition.

They have come a long way, however there is still a lot to do and big dreams and ambitions to be met.

TG currently employs a range of specialist teachers and support staff and needs a full time Chief Executive to drive a number of key strategies and initiatives forward. These will include;

Fundraising - to be able to have the funds to develop more offerings to learners at a more affordable price.

Developing an online digital platform for learners - to make learning more accessible to more people.

Recognition - working with State and Private schools as well as the Welsh Government and Local Authorities to highlight relevant issues and solutions faced by those affected.

You will work with the Trustees, the Founder and the staff to provide a platform for where children with Dyslexia can feel safe, valued and also provide them with the skills that they require to take them forward in life.

The Successful Applicant

The Chief Executive will have;

  • Proven track record in raising donations from private individuals and corporates.
  • Proven track record in raising funding from Government and the Third Sector.
  • Experience of raising awareness of a charity's objectives with Government and Third Sector and demonstrating the ability to influence key decision makers.
  • Senior management experience of running a substantial Third Sector or educational organisation including strategy development, budgeting and operational delivery including managing teams.
  • Track record in developing digital strategy for Third Sector or educational organisation and successfully implementing that strategy.
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Candidate must demonstrate a clear vision for improving the opportunities for those with additional learning needs including dyslexia as that is our core mission.

What's on Offer

A competitive basic salary and benefits package.

Home working during lockdown

Flexible working


Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.



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Refreshed on: 16 February 2021
Closed date: 06 March 2021
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