Chief Executive Officer

We are looking for a confident, dynamic and forward-thinking individual to undertake the role of Chief Executive Officer at The Lodge Trust.

Do you have vision and enthusiasm for people with learning disabilities to develop further the work of the Trust?

Are you able to provide spiritual leadership based on a strong evangelical Christian commitment?

Do you have broad management experience?

Are you able to motivate and manage a varied staff team?

Do you have experience of managing budgets?

Do you have good communication skills to represent the work of the Trust in churches?

Are you able to work with commissioners and manage large contracts?

Do you have experience in the charitable sector?

If so, you may be just the person we seek.


40 hours (however, there may be a requirement to work outside of these hours on a back-up basis)


Salary will be commensurate with experience


23 days' paid annual leave (plus 8 days bank/public holidays, with an additional day granted for each year of service from 1st April, up to 5 days attained after 5 years' service); learning and development opportunities; matched pension contributions (5% employer plus 5% employee); Country Park set in ten acres of meadowland with Café and Outdoor Gym.


Since 1984 we have been providing Christian support for adults with learning disabilities in Market Overton, Rutland, empowering them to live out their faith as well as to enjoy choice and control over their lives. Coming from all denominations, their spiritual well-being is as important to us as their physical and emotional well-being. Our Biblical beliefs shape everything we do, including the way we care for our residents and staff.

Our approach is community-based and encourages meaningful work as well as education to improve skills and grow potential employment opportunities.

We currently provide accommodation for 30 people in a variety of different settings each with their own style and character. The residents enjoy a full and active life with many options to suit their own individual needs.

Our Work and Education Service, accessed by residents and external Service Users, provides opportunities in woodwork, crafts, horticulture, and catering services, as well as the chance to gain knowledge and complete courses in each of these work areas and various life skills.

Values (T.I.E.)

Teamwork – better together
Each one of us has one body, and that body has many parts. These parts don’t all do the same thing. In the same way, we are many people, but in Christ we are all one body. We are the parts of that body, and each part belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4-5 (ERV)

Integrity – building trust
Do for others what you want them to do for you. Luke 6:31 (ERV)

Excellence –  in everything – increasing effectiveness
Every time you find work to do, do it the best you can. Ecclesiastes 9:10 (ERV)
Do everything without complaining or arguing. Philippians 2:14 (ERV)

The organisation

The Lodge Trust provides a range of services to adults with learning disabilities:
  • Residential Care – 30 permanent residents
  • Work & Education Services – approximately 15 additional Service Users

The organisation currently has approximately 75 staff both full-time and part-time and a number of casual workers who provide back-up and relief duties.
Application Form  
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 12 noon
First-stage interview date: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Second-stage interview date: Thursday 31st January 2019
Successful candidate notified: Friday 1st February 2019



Due to the nature and seniority of this post, a satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure is required to be completed by the successful candidate.

This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the post holder is a committed evangelical Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
Call David Whitmarsh on 01572 767010 for an informal discussion.