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Chief Executive

Campbell Tickell
York, North Yorkshire
Up to £75K (dependent on experience)
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Chief Executive

Salary ǀ up to £75K (dependent on experience)

Location | York

Campbell Tickell are proud to be recruiting for the role of a Chief Executive at Wilberforce Trust.

Are you passionate about making a lasting impact?

The Wilberforce Trust is a longstanding and well-respected charity that has been dedicated to supporting individuals with visual impairments since 1833. 

Having provided person-centred sensory services and activities across York, North Yorkshire, and surrounding areas, including supported housing and rehabilitation support, we have been a cornerstone in the local visual impairment community.

After a decade of transformative leadership, the current Chief Executive is stepping aside, creating an exciting opportunity for a new visionary leader to shape the organisation's trajectory over the next 5-10 years. In collaboration with the Board and senior management team, you will be the driving force behind the strategic direction, ensuring the charity's continued success. Your role will be pivotal in fostering resilience for the future and maintaining the provision of high-quality, customer-focused services to the visually impaired community.

As an ideal candidate, you may already possess experience in the health, social care or supported housing sectors; either way you will definitely have a keen eye and understanding of financials. However, if you come from a transferable sector, your clear understanding of regulatory environments and/or charity objectives will be invaluable. Whether this is your inaugural Chief Executive role or a step forward in your established career, your ability to collaborate with boards for strategic decision-making and your inclusive, values-based leadership approach will set you apart.

This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established and financially stable organisation that not only stands as a pillar in the community but also envisions growth in the future. If you are dynamic, forward thinking and ready to infuse your leadership with passion to drive the strategic vision of our progressive charity, then we invite you to apply for this exciting role.

You can download a recruitment pack at or for an informal discussion, contact Kelly Shaw on 07900 363803 or email

Closing date: Monday 26th February 2024 (9am)



Campbell Tickell is a well-established multi-disciplinary management consultancy, providing an extensive range of services to a variety of clients. Our reach spans sectors including housing, social care, sport and leisure, large charities, health, care and education, as well as broader commercial providers in retail, finance, and tertiary services, central/local government, social enterprise and other regulated sectors. Across the UK, we are the largest recruiter of executive and non-executive roles with housing associations. Our clients range from the largest in the country to the smallest.

Now in our twentieth year, we have worked with more than 750 organisations across the UK, Ireland and beyond. Our services include: executive and non-executive recruitment; interim management; governance and strategy; business and financial planning; regulation and troubleshooting; organisational development; salary review, job evaluation and benchmarking; procurement; asset management and development; mergers and partnerships; growth and new business; regeneration and stock transfer and more.

We have a strong track record in recruitment, having recruited to more than 500 roles since 2015, including Chief Executives, Directors, Assistant Directors, Heads of Service, Board Chairs, Board and Committee members to name a few.

We pride ourselves in our first-time successful appointment rate of 97.6% for executive recruitment, and 99% for non-executive recruitment, which is credited to our ability to reach quality people from a range of sectors for skills in areas such as: Regeneration; Development, Asset Management; Strategic Finance; Customer Experience; IT and Service Transformation; HR & OD; Governance and Support and Care; Our ability to understand clients’ needs and position opportunities in the market, ensures we find the right candidate for you and maximise value for money.

Company info
0203 434 0990
Laystall House
8 Rosebery Ave
United Kingdom

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