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Group Chief Executive Officer

Job description

The Oaklea Group is one of the leading providers of quality care to vulnerable people of all ages in the North of England and is based in Kendal in the glorious Lake District.

We support and care for people and communities so that they can learn, develop and thrive, delivering the finest opportunities in the kindest possible way with individuality, independence, rights, respect and dignity uppermost in all we do.

Following the retirement of our long-serving and dedicated CEO, we are seeking to appoint a new Group CEO who shares our values and beliefs and who can make an exceptional contribution to our development and the lives of the people and communities we are privileged to serve.

The Group CEO role provides strong leadership and has responsibility for the organisation’s administration and financial management.  Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the postholder will develop the organisation’s long-term strategy, budget and business plan.

Job title: Group Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £87,000 p.a.

Location: Office based (Kendal) with travel across the north of England. Approx. 1 day p/w from home.

Contract: Full time / permanent

Benefits: Pension (4% employee / 8% employer), Health Care Cash Plan, gym discounts, employee wellbeing programme, opportunities for self-development & training and an annual company volunteering day. Company car provided.


How to apply:

If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to Nick Shanks at

For an informal and confidential conversation about the position, please contact Nick at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 29th July 2024


Both Oaklea Group and Harris Hill operate an equal opportunity policy and commit to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.