Chief Executive

Age UK
London and home based
£180k - £200k

Age UK and the Age UK network are there for older people to turn to, in their homes, in their communities, on the phone and online. Every day, millions of older people face an unrelenting struggle. Some live in poverty, with little to call their own. Many are in poor health, often coping with multiple conditions. An alarming number are not getting the care they need and rely on the help of families and friends. Others just don’t have the luxury of a support network, going for days, weeks or even months without connecting with other people.

The Role

We are looking for a CEO who is energised by what we can collectively achieve, a leader who has the capabilities and experience to work within a complex charity where people feel passionately about the cause, but whose sense of the best approach to priorities varies across the organisation.

You will be able to drive an agenda for change, bringing people within and beyond the organisation with you. You can expect a chairman and trustee board that is passionate, engaged and challenging but, critically, recognises that the journey will at times be difficult and that the new CEO and their executive team will need their help and support.

The CEO will: lead the management of the organisation; advise the Trustees on the strategic direction of the organisation and to implement Board decisions; and promote Age UK’s vision, ambitions, values, and objectives in everything they do.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.