Work for us

2012 Leaflet PhotoIf you’re looking for a rewarding career that makes a real difference to the lives of local people, then a job with Headway Devon may be for you.

For over seventeen years we have been providing a lifeline to people whose worlds have been turned upside down by brain injury. Our services support people across Devon and Torbay and reach over a hundred people each week.

Headway Devon are an Investor in People, which means that we are committed to developing our staff team and ensuring that this is a positive and productive place to work.

Our current vacancies are listed below, but we also welcome volunteers to work in our centres, with our fundraising department, and on our board of Trustees. For more information click here.


CEO Headway Devon

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer


Salary: From £35k

Location: Exeter, Devon

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week. The post holder can expect to work some evenings and weekends when required as commensurate with a senior leadership role.

Reporting to: The Chair of the Board of Trustees

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If you can tick these boxes we would like to hear from you:

Demonstrable leadership ability: Proven track record in leading and developing services, enthusing and motivating a small team to deliver big results.

Working knowledge of the voluntary / charity sector: Insight and ideally work experience of the third sector and the governance it involves.

Developing & managing services/ organisation: Accomplished in developing and delivering to plan. Ability in capacity building and service review.

Experience or Knowledge of working with people with disabilities: An understanding of relevant vulnerable groups and experience of working collaboratively with beneficiaries as well as wider stakeholders. Ability to empathise with those impacted by life-changing disabilities.

Influence: Highly accomplished and persuasive with a proven track record of influencing key opinion leaders, decision makers and funders and of securing funding and successful bidding in tough circumstances.

Communicate: Outstanding representational and communication skills with the know how to represent the Charity – both orally and in writing – and the ability to build a strong brand.

Decisions: Solves problems and generates solutions and makes clear, timely decisions.

Driven: Resilient, self-motivated and tenacious, not afraid to take the initiative and with a healthy appetite for risk and the ability to work successfully under pressure.

Plan: Determine strategies to move the Charity forward, set goals, priorities and monitor progress.

Knowledge: Of the sector along with an awareness and understanding of the political environment.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for further information about who we are and what we offer.  Applications will only be accepted on a completed Headway Devon application form.  Download the recruitment pack and form below for further details.

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Closing Date: 9am on 27th October 2017

Interview dates TBC.


Recruitment Pack:

Headway Devon Further Information

Job Description – Chief Executive Officer

Application Form Guidance Notes

Application Form

EO Monitoring Form