Chief Executive Officer

Hybrid working
Circa £95,000 per annum

Designability is a national charity that creates innovative products and services with and for disabled people, removing barriers and helping them to live with greater independence. Our team of designers and engineers create life-changing, easy-to-use products to help disabled people tackle the challenges they face every day. By using the principles of person-centred design, we listen to disabled people and co-design innovative products and services they can use, in the way they want. Everything we develop is done in response to what people tell us they need.


Our focus must be to help a much wider range of disabled people with their mobility challenges. 

This includes providing our unique powered wheelchair for every young disabled child free of charge, developing innovative solutions such as our pushchair for wheelchair users and providing solutions to the challenges disabled drivers face in switching to electric vehicles. 

We already have an ambitious three-year strategy in place and now we need an equally ambitious and exceptional individual to join us as our Chief Executive, to lead our talented team to deliver the substantial growth that we believe is needed. 

You’ll need energy and entrepreneurial flair. You will need to be passionate about our goals, our values and be equally excited about the scale of our ambition. You will already possess leadership experience, management skills and have a network in place to support you on this journey.

We have a great plan, a talented team and a dedicated Board of Trustees ready to support you. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date
Monday 9th October 2023

Preliminary interviews (online)
w/c 23rd October 2023

Final Panel interviews (Bath)
Monday 20th November 2023