Chief Executive

The Lodge Trust CIO

We are looking for a confident, dynamic and forward thinking individual to undertake the above role at The Lodge Trust.

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

Are 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?

Have you 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.



Since 1984, the Lodge Trust 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 wellbeing is as important to us as their physical and emotional wellbeing. Our Biblical beliefs shape everything we do, including the way we care for our residents and staff.

You would be serving as part of a team of nearly 70 people who work at The Lodge Trust to provide a safe living environment and to support our Service Users in their home, work, recreational and spiritual life. All staff members are highly trained and well supported by managers in staff supervisions, performance reviews and annual appraisals.

The Lodge Trust has been recognised as an ‘Investor in People’ organisation and has also been awarded the Employment Service ‘Positive about Disabled People’ symbol. The Lodge Trust and many of our staff have signed the Social Care Commitment.


Primary Responsibilities (for full details, read attached Job description)

  • To maintain the evangelical Christian ethos of the charity
  • To oversee the spiritual life of the charity
  • To oversee the smooth running of the Lodge Trust
  • To ensure the provision of a high standard of support to all residents
  • To ensure the provision of a high standard of support to staff
  • To protect, promote and utilise the charity’s assets in order to further the objectives of the charity


Person Specification and Job description in attachment

To the successful candidate we offer a salary c. £45,000 plus a reasonable relocation package.


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. 


We actively encourage you to visit us to see what we do. Please call David Whitmarsh on 01572 767010 to book an informal visit and discussion.

Application closing date – 12 noon on Wednesday 20th March (Our plan is to conduct interviews on 4th/ 5th April 2019).

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The Lodge Trust CIO


United Kingdom

£42000.00 to £45000.00
Full Time
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