Skills for Care
Remuneration of £35,000 PA

Skills for Care is the employer-led leadership and workforce development charity for adult social care in England. We work with employers across England to create a confident, caring, skilled and well-led workforce with the right values to provide high quality, person-centred care and support, valued by those who receive it, now and in the future. We are proud of our reputation as a future focused, ambitious, ‘can do’ organisation.

The Role

This is no ordinary Chair position. We have a high calibre and large Board, and a strategic position close to the heart of decision making about the future of social care in England.  Our new three year strategy will help us deliver even greater impact on the 1.5 million workforce in social care and this is integral to our future. Our new Chair will be central in enabling us to deliver all it is intended to achieve.

You will be a politically astute, strategic leader with a strong track record of chairing a Board and of leading an organisation within a complex system. An excellent advocate and ambassador, you will be committed to achieving positive change for people who both work in and receive social care. With an understanding of the issues facing employers in the sector you will bring the intellectual skills and emotional intelligence to lead our Board with both purpose and humility.

Whatever your background you will share our vision for a diverse and inclusive social care workforce that is supported and equipped to deliver their very best. This is a role rich in both complexity and opportunity.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and welcome applications from all individuals. The appointment will be based on merit.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.