Chief Executive Officer

Just like us
London base, with some hybrid working.

Established in 2016, Just Like Us are an award-winning, dynamic LGBT+ charity for young people, working for a world where all LGBT+ young people thrive. We work with schools, employers and young people to help support them to be champions and advocate for their community about LGBT+ equality. Since 2016 we’ve grown exponentially and last year our programmes reached more than half of all secondary schools in the UK.


We’re resilient; during the pandemic rather than contracting we expanded our reach and offering and we’re looking for our new Chief Executive to lead Just Like Us through another exciting period of growth as we further scale our operations with a view to supporting every school in the UK. We’ve seen the transformative impact of our work to ensure that LGBT+ young people live awesome lives, but there’s so much more to do. 

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial, collegiate and adaptable leader who shares our values and matches our ambition to support more young people at a crucial time in their lives. You will be experienced at leading and inspiring teams to success and will have a strong track record in securing new income streams and have engaged with a wide range of stakeholders including corporates, donors, volunteers, foundations and, of course, young people. As the public face and spokesperson for Just Like Us, you will be confident strengthening and extending our profile as the leading voice on issues relating to LGBT+ young people.

You will get to lead a small, highly effective and committed team and you’ll also benefit from working with a highly engaged and experienced Board of Trustees. The ability to roll your sleeves up whilst able to keep your strategic outlook will be vital so that we achieve our vision to scale our programmes so that we can reach every young person who needs our support. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.