Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £45,000
  • Based in Perth - some travel within Perth & Kinross and beyond is required (access to own transport required)
  • Closing 7th December 2020

  • Advertised from 19th November 2020
  • 37hrs per week (Mon – Fri) – the post holder may be expected to adopt flexible working practices to suit the demands of the post.


CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.

Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.

You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.

To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.

You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.

Application notes

If you can meet these requirements and are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity with a long standing, successful organisation, please submit your CV and a covering letter, including your interest in the role and your current salary details to

If you would like an informal conversation about the position, please email us and we can arrange for a member of the Management Board to get in touch with you.

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 7th December, 2020.