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Chief Executive Officer
The Hamlet Charity in Norwich, UK
Date Posted 07/20/2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

We are looking for an outstanding CEO to lead an established local charity providing recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and young adults with profound disabilities, complex health needs and challenging behaviours.

Established in 1972, The Hamlet offers a wide range of services to support over 500 families each year from across Norfolk. These services promote integration and inclusion by breaking down barriers that often exist for people with disabilities. The Hamlet believes people with disabilities and complex health needs deserve to be valued for who they are. This means being given the chance to explore choice, communicate, unlock potential and take new opportunities.

The current CEO is moving on at the end of November, and the Trustees wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational leader who will build on previous successes and drive the charity forward.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the successful candidate will:

  • be an experienced senior leader with a proven track record of service delivery;
  • build strong and lasting relationships with key stakeholders;
  • be prepared to take a hands-on approach to strategic and operational matters;
  • have a proven track record of high quality service delivery, ideally in the voluntary sector or
    in social / health care;
  • demonstrate a firm understanding of governance, risk, and the regulatory landscape;
  • be financially literate with a strong awareness of the current socio-economic environment;
  • have a passion for the Hamlet’s vision and values.

To the successful candidate we can offer a significant starting salary, a flexible working environment, and a committed team of staff and volunteers.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the charity into its next stage, making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with complex disabilities and their families.

Please read the Application Notes and Job Description below for full details of the role.

Safeguarding Statement

The Hamlet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will find our full Safeguarding Policy as part of our application pack to read before completing your application. We are committed to ensuring that all aspects of recruitment reflect this. Short listed candidates will be invited to a two-part Warner and role related interview.

COVID 19 Measures

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, we have strict guidelines in place for all staff, volunteers, users and visitors to The Hamlet to ensure the safety of all. Those selected for interview will be provided information on measure and guidelines they should abide by during the recruitment process.

Role Details

Hours: 36 per week. At times, some out of hours/evening work will be required to represent/meet the needs of the organisation.

Rate of pay: £45,152 per annum

Closing date: 8.00am Friday 6th August 2021

Interview date: We expect shortlisted candidates to have visited our centres prior to interview. This will be arranged in advance by the HR Administrator with those that are successfully invited to interview. We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 23rd August 2021.

Supporting our Safeguarding Commitment:

You will be required to hold a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and have supplied at least 2 satisfactory references before starting work. Any conviction or adverse report relating to care, children, vulnerable adults, or dishonesty would make a candidate unsuitable for this role.

To Apply:

Please submit your application online by downloading our application pack form our website, completing the forms, and sending them to admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk


If you require an alternative method of applying, or documents in a different format, please give Vicki Palmer (HR Administrator) a call on 01603 215193 or send an email to admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk

For an informal discussion, please email:

Stuart Marpole (Chair) on stuart.marpole@thehamletcharity.org.uk or

Sue Coombe (Vice-Chair) on sue.coombe@thehamletcharity.org.uk and we will ring you back

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