Executive Recruitment
CABA (Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association)
circa £85,000
Closing date:
25th October
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
10am Friday 25th October 2019
Longlist Meeting
Monday 4th November 2019
Preliminary Interviews with longlisted candidates by GatenbySanderson
7th, 11th & 12th November 2019
Shortlist Meeting
Thursday 14th November 2019
Panel 1
Wednesday 20th November 2019
Candidates to attend session at the Board meeting
Monday 25th November 2019
Panel 2
End of w/c 2nd or early w/c 9th December


CABA (Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association) is an ambitious and forward-thinking global charity and we have supported tens of thousands of Chartered Accountants and their families for over 100 years. We are a people-focussed organisation, and a credible and trusted voice on wellbeing for those that we support and the wider community. Recognising the pressures of today’s complex, fast-paced and digital world, we place their wellbeing at the heart of everything we do and take a holistic approach to the wide range of free services we offer. As well as making financial grants and donations for those in need, our services  include  emotional support, health and carer support, debt advice, career development and wellbeing services, which we deliver by working closely with a variety of trusted partners across charity and public sectors. 

As an organisation we have enjoyed a decade of growth and are on a solid financial footing, which means we are constrained only by our own ambition and vision for the future. It’s an exciting time for CABA with tremendous potential for future growth. Now is a pivotal moment to join us as Chief Executive to build upon our achievements to date and to lead the organisation through this next phase of development.  

We are seeking a visionary and strategic individual who can operate effectively in the public spotlight, as a spokesperson and ambassador for the charity. You will come to us with a proven track record of leadership and a level of drive and ambition for the future that matches our own. You will be highly skilled at partnership working and be a natural alliance builder with an outward-facing style.  You will also be credible internally, working effectively with our senior leadership team and Board of Trustees to ensure that our people, governance and operations are effective.

This is a real opportunity to make your mark, and we are seeking someone who not only shares the passion, drive and commitment of the Board and Senior Leadership Team but is enthused by the opportunity to lead through a period of transformation. Experience as a Chartered Accountant is not necessary, but commercial acumen and an understanding of how to engage with businesses effectively is vital. 

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please click apply.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Joanna Thornton or Rebecca O’Connor on 020 7426 3373 or Ludovica Orlando on 020 7426 3993.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Rebecca O'Connor
0207 426 3373
Joanna Thornton
020 7426 3375
Ludovica Orlando
020 7426 3993
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