CHief Executive Officer

St Michael’s Fellowship
Our office is based on Streatham High Road, London
c£80,000 - £85,000 per annum

St Michael’s Fellowship is a special charity. For 120 years, St Michael’s – as the charity is widely known – has touched the lives of thousands of children and their families in South London and beyond. Our purpose is to secure the best possible future for children by working directly with their parents. The families we support often have complex issues and experience multiple disadvantage. Our support to at-risk children is impactful, highly bespoke and intensive, and is delivered through holistic support for the whole family.


St Michael’s has grown and developed significantly under the longstanding leadership of Sue Pettigrew. As she prepares for her retirement, we owe her an enormous gratitude for all that she has achieved in ensuring that St Michael’s is a well-funded and deeply respected charity. We are now looking for our new Chief Executive to lead us forward as we look to continue to grow and evolve and to deepen our impact, ensuring that many more families benefit from our work.

You will be a forward thinking, emotionally intelligent and compassionate leader who will inspire all those who work with us as well as everyone who uses our services. Although you need not have been a Chief Executive before, you will be a proven strategic leader with a real passion for the work of St Michael’s with substantive expertise of working with complex families and leading and managing teams.

We are looking for an inclusive leader who is a natural collaborator and who, at a pivotal moment of transition and change for us, will quickly be able to build trust and effective relationships with all our staff and stakeholders, including our funders and commissioners. You will need to be a strong communicator with excellent team-building skills and, of course, as importantly, you will care deeply about the wellbeing of the families we serve, our mission, the quality of our work and our ethos.

If you believe you bring what we’re looking for, and share in our values of being compassionate, honest and expert, we very much look forward to hearing from you. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.