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Chief Executive

About the role

ELCAP is a Scottish charity which provides care and support for individuals who are affected by learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health problems.

We are seeking an inspiring individual to lead our organisation on the next stage of its journey and build on the excellent work of our outgoing Chief Executive.

ELCAP is passionate about making a real difference to the individuals we support, by enabling them to live better, more independent lives within our community.  We change lives for the better in 30 towns and villages across East Lothian and Midlothian, delivering more than 10,000 hours of support each week for over 200 individuals.

We employ over 300 staff and have an annual turnover of around £10m.

The Chief Executive of ELCAP is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organisation, the effective delivery of its services, and the management of the charity’s financial and human resources.

Accountable to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive is responsible for ensuring ELCAP fulfils its charitable purpose and delivers on its vision, mission and values.

The Chief Executive also acts as the principal ambassador for ELCAP, enhancing the reputation of the organisation and raising its profile with a range of high-level stakeholders.

Candidates should have experience in a senior management position in the health and social care sector and have significant experience in strategy development, as well as experience of managing charity accounts and working with a Board of Trustees.

We’re looking for an inspiring leader who embodies ELCAP’s vision, mission and values and can lead the charity to achieve its strategic objectives.    You will be a confident strategic thinker, a problem solver and an influencer, with the ability to inspire others and win hearts and minds.  And you will engage well with individuals with a range of communication and support needs and be committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities.

You can download the full candidate brochure here.

ELCAP is committed to celebrating diversity, enabling inclusion and maintaining a culture where everyone is appreciated as the unique person they are.  We warmly welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Ailsa Sutherland, Director at FWB Park Brown, at:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Ailsa by phone on 0131 539 7087.