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Building a collaborative society

Chief Executive, Collaborate CIC

£80 – £100k

About Collaborate CIC

Collaborate CIC is an innovative social consultancy and think tank building the thinking, culture, and practice of collaboration to help us meet the challenges of today, together. We work towards a vision of a collaborative society — one that is equitable, caring, and sustainable.

To achieve this vision, we act as transformation partners to public and voluntary sector organisations. We help people to collaborate across sectors, reform public services, put citizens and service users at the centre of their work, develop collaborative and system leadership skills, engage with civil society, and learn together to support change.

To date, we have helped organisations including Wigan Council, Save the Children UK, NHS England and a wide range of public sector and NHS, local government, and civil society organisations to do this work.

We believe that people and organisations can create a better future together than they can alone, and we bring this conviction, blending it with cutting-edge thinking, to all our work.

Lord Victor Adebowale is the founder and Chair of Collaborate CIC, and as Chief Executive you will work closely with him and our forward-thinking and supportive board.

Our new Chief Executive

We are searching for an outstanding, progressive leader of our organisation and the wider movement for social change.

Collaborate is an organisation that has developed and grown in recent years, but still has huge potential to increase its impact. The need to find new ways to improve and deliver services to the public has never been more pressing. In the context of long-term austerity, we need to look beyond traditional and current solutions and work together across boundaries to improve outcomes.

As our new Chief Executive, you will lead this purpose-driven social consultancy into its next stage of development, build on strong foundations and grasp the opportunity of a landscape where collaboration is far more established and successful as a route to change and new space for change is opening.

You will be responsible for the success and progress of the organisation, the leadership and development of our growing team and the fulfilment of our mission to establish and embed the thinking, culture, and practice of collaboration as a critical means of achieving social change within the UK.

We are seeking a skilled and values-led collaborator, who is commercially-minded and can bring innovation and vision to ensure our work continues to grow in impact and reach. Commitment to the role purposeful collaboration can play is essential, along with reflecting values of equity, diversity and inclusion in our organisation and through our work. You will need to be well connected and understand the public service reform landscape, comfortable working across multiple sectors and able to create the conditions for our partners, clients, and team members to thrive.

This is a national role, our offices are in London, but the Chief Executive is expected to spend time with our UK clients and partners on a regular basis, and as a natural networker you’ll want to be where the conversations about public service reform and wider social change are taking place and be collaborating in the spirt of our mission.

Please download the candidate pack or visit or  for more information about the role and what we do.

For further information about the role and recruitment process contact our retained consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 – or  Dawar Hashmi on 07513 706265 –

Closing Date: 31st May (Midnight)

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