Job Opportunity: Headway Somerset is currently seeking to recruit a full-time Chief Executive (salary: up to £43k per annum) (application deadline: 17 April 2023)

Headway Somerset, a Taunton-based charity that supports individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI),  their families and supporters , is currently seeking to recruit a full-time (c.35 hours per week) Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Please forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 17th April 2023, with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 25th April 2023. 

Many thanks to Liz Simmons, current CEO of Headway Somerset for contacting us with details of this exciting and challenging opportunity.

The job advertisement 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 (FTE)

“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 to

o Closing date: Monday 17th April 2023.
o Interview date: Tuesday 25th April 2023 (Taunton).

!For a job description and further details about Headway Somerset and its work in the field of acquired brain injury, please visit the charity’s website.”