ICHA DCEO Advert & Job Description/Person Spec

Please see below the Advert for ICHA DCEO and a link to the JD and Person Spec.





(Minimum 4-day week, possibility of job share)


Closing Date: 07.00 Monday 9th December 2019

Salary: negotiable

The Independent Children’s Homes Association (ICHA) is the voice of independent providers of residential children’s homes in England & Wales. It is the largest representative body of children’s homes providers in England, with over 190 member organisations, running over 1,500 homes and providing more than 5,700 beds for children and young people.

A not-for-profit membership body, ICHA performs a critical role in the lives of looked-after children; its mission is to support and represent the independent residential child care sector and promote quality child care nationally. ICHA provides critical advice and guidance to members to ensure they are child-centred, commercially sustainable and meeting quality standards. It undertakes research, convenes members to discuss key issues and share learning, represents the sector to government and takes an active role in shaping policy and practice in residential child care in the UK.

Given the critically important function they provide for their members, ICHA expects that the new DCEO will support the CEO to enhance its profile and its potential to make a difference to the range, quality and sustainability of its members. The DCEO will build strong working relationships with the small staff team and the membership, as well as regulators, local authorities, charities and senior stakeholders across Whitehall and Westminster. Working to ensure the organisation is commercially sustainable will also be a key priority.

Candidates will bring to the role a deep commitment to improving the experience of children in residential care and a knowledge of policy and practice in the sector. ICHA is looking for someone with proven strategic and operational leadership experience, effective communication and influencing skills and personal energy and drive. The role will be home based, with travel required throughout the UK.


For further information about the role please contact the CEO, Peter Sandiford

Phone: 07597 982533             Email:   peter.sandiford@icha.org.uk using reference DCEO.


To apply please email your CV together with a covering letter that addresses all the points included in the link here for the JD/person specification to: admin@icha.org.uk.

Applications must be received by 07.00am on Monday 9th December

Interview Date: 16th December 2019, venue to be confirmed.

ICHA Vision:

‘Excellence in Residential Child Care’.

ICHA Mission:

‘A member led organisation driving excellence in residential child care through innovation, collaboration and sector leadership’.




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