Job Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer (35 hours per week, annual salary of up to £43,000) at Headway Somerset (deadline for submission of CVs: 8th June 2023)

Headway Somerset, a Taunton-based registered charity that supports individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families, is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

Acquired brain injury (ABI) includes trauma such as a blow to the head from assault or accident, strokes, haemorrhage, aneurysms, tumour, meningitis/encephalitis and oxygen deprivation. In Somerset every year, about 3,000 people have a hospital admission due to ABI.

This job opportunity is full-time, 35 hours per week and has a full-time equivalent annual salary of up to £43,000. The deadline for applications is Thursday 8th June 2023, with interviews scheduled for Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June in Taunton.

Please forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. Many thanks to Liz Simmons, current CEO at Headway Somerset, for sending in details.

The job advert reads:


o Location: Taunton with some travel across Somerset.
o Hours: FTE 35 hours per week, with an option for some flexibility.
o Salary: Up to £43,000 pa (full-time equivalent).

Headway Somerset is an established charity working with adults with acquired brain injury, their families and supporters. We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational CEO to provide vision and leadership to the charity, lead development opportunities and maintain the strong reputation established over many years by Headway Somerset.

“You will be directly responsible for the management of the charity including leading the staff team, delivering and strengthening existing services and developing new services in line with the strategic aims of the organisation. The CEO will be the principal spokesperson for the charity, demonstrating integrity and commitment to all stakeholders, partner organisations and funders to ensure the best outcomes for people living with acquired brain injury in Somerset.

“You will be joining at an exciting time as Headway Somerset works together with our partners in health and social care and people with lived experience of acquired brain injury to influence the pathway re-design for neurorehabilitation and longer-term support.

“The ideal candidate will have experience of managing an organisation, developing strategy and business plans, a proven track record of securing funding, excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate and develop a staff team.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to safeguarding. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced criminal record check

To apply, email your C.V. and covering letter describing why you are the new CEO we are looking for to

o Closing date:  Thursday 8th June 2023.
Interview dates: Thursday 15th & Friday 16th  June 2023 (Taunton).