Toynbee Hall
London, E1
Circa £100,000

Toynbee Hall is a historic place, a purpose and a passion. Its historic place in east London enables it to be an anchor for local people. Its purpose has always been rooted in human rights, social justice and the belief that people have the ability to create the change they want to see for themselves, their families and their communities. Its passion is the energy, enthusiasm and unwavering belief from all of us involved that we can create a better and more just world through our actions.

The Role

Our founders, Henrietta and Samuel Barnett, believed that witnessing systemic inequality and understanding its causes were central to being able to solve it. For 140 years, we have been working to tackle the causes and symptoms of poverty. We have played a significant role inspiring multiple social change movements, having a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners and working hard to create a fairer and happier future here and beyond. Nonetheless, it is clear that many of the structural and cyclical challenges remain. 

We are now seeking a new Chief Executive with strong strategic and leadership skills to take Toynbee Hall into a bold new era. We are a significant and positive force for change within our community, across London and beyond. and are looking for someone who can harness our unique heritage and place us on a robust and sustainable platform for the future. You will already have worked closely with communities, ideally in a London or other similarly complex place, and will be able to reconcile our broad range of services locally and nationally. 

A capable, credible and confident leader, you will bring the ability to think creatively and courageously about the opportunities open to us for development, growth and funding. We are looking for someone who, through the way they work, combines commercial edge with social heart. In return, we are offering an unrivalled opportunity to shape the future of a truly iconic east London institution.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.