Liverpool, Merseyside
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Our mission is to be the lead deliverer of educational, rehabilitation and care services in the UK, creating a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence and providing class-leading support. We provide an environment in which our children, young people and adults can thrive. Formed in 1841 to care for the growing number of blind people in Liverpool, Catholic Blind Institute (CBI) now provides two exceptional residential services using our values-led ethos to deliver top quality care and a highly personalised approach.

St Vincent's School is a globally recognised, high quality, residential OFSTED Outstanding school for visually impaired children with access to the full national curriculum. Christopher Grange is a highly respected residential, nursing and palliative care home that also offers visual rehabilitation services, via its sight loss learning hub. We are inclusive and welcome diversity, including those of all faiths and those of none.



We are consistently acknowledged for our high standard of care by regulators and our deeply committed staff create an environment in which our children, young people and adults are enabled to achieve a life of fulfilment, security and dignity, irrespective of disability, infirmity or age.


Catholic Blind Institute

Chief Executive Officer

Competitive salary


We are looking for a CEO to build, shape and develop CBI for the next step in our history. Working with the Board and building on our strong local, national and global reputation as well as our stable financial position, the CEO will strategically review the current landscape and identify new opportunities to maximise our impact and grow services that best support our clients. This will include reviewing new partnership opportunities, diversifying our funding and maximising our resources and reach. The CEO will act as an ambassador externally with key stakeholders and will lead and support our inspiring staff.

In order to continue our enviable success and remain flexible in the market place, we seek an individual with sound strategic experience and a creative approach. Our next CEO will have experience of developing strategies that maximise growth opportunities and deliver long-term sustainability as well as successfully adapting to changing external environments. A visionary and inspiring leader driven by strong values, the incoming CEO will demonstrate exceptional communication skills and experience of building strong relationships with a breadth of stakeholders. The successful candidate will also share our commitment for providing a high quality environment that ensures people and staff thrive.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.

Closing date: 7 October 2019

Initial interviews with Prospectus: 14 - 24 October 2019

Site visits to St Vincent's School and Christopher Grange w/c 4th November 2019

Panel interviews at CBI offices: 11 November 2019

Catholic Blind Institute is committed to achieve greater diversity in its executive team, and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.


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Posted on: 06 September 2019
Closed date: 06 October 2019
Job ref: HQ00175542
Tags: Senior Management