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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

CEO – SoLO Life Opportunities

CEO SoLO Life Opportunities

Salary : Circa £45,000 dependent on experience

An opportunity for an inspirational CEO to lead a successful charity which Embraces Disability and Empowers the Lives of children, young people and adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties and additional complex needs.

SoLO offers a wide range of activities and personal assistants to cater for different age groups and ability levels, all specially designed to add value to the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. SoLO provides services in Solihull, Birmingham and surrounding areas. With a £1.5m turnover and high-quality services, we are big enough to influence but small enough to make things happen. We now need a new CEO to continue the growth and development so we can do more to help vulnerable people.

As CEO, you will have a fantastic opportunity to take the charity further. SoLO has an excellent track record of providing services funded by the local authority, personal budgets and other funding streams and building productive partnerships. With our strong governance structure and reputation, you will have the ideal foundation on which to build for the future. You will be based at our attractive Head Office, at the very heart of our services.

Our aim is to be the foremost provider of services for people living with learning difficulties and a range of other disabilities. To achieve this, you must set direction, put in place a long-term plan and steer the team to meet objectives while delivering benefit for our members, their carers and the wider community. Strategic vision will be crucial, together with strong communication skills for engaging people.  An advocate for SoLO, you will inspire progress and take responsibility for overall leadership and management, including oversight of SoLO’s finances and upholding high standards of governance all while acting as the charity’s ambassador.

A motivated, passionate and forward-thinking professional, you will have achieved sustained growth for a business or charity before. You have a degree (or equivalent) plus good financial acumen. You also have sound planning skills and keen commercial awareness. Articulate, with great people skills, you will thrive on achieving as part of a team.


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by the closing date 19 October with suitable applicants invited to interviews in the first 2 weeks in November.

For further information please contact Jan Prior, Chair of Trustees