Managing Director

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Surrey Choices
£110,000 - £120,000 per annum
Closing date:
Sunday 1st October (midnight)
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Sunday 1st October (midnight)
Long Listing
11th October
Preliminary Interviews
19th October
Short Listing
24th October
Stakeholder Panel
31st October (morning)
Final Panel
7th November


Every life, every chance

Everyone at Surrey Choices has a single vision to provide person-centered support that enables people to live active lives in their local communities in ways that they choose, provided by skilled, engaged and inspired colleagues. The shared vision is to become an outstanding provider of choice by collaborating with people and communities in creative ways to deliver positive and sustainable outcomes.

Surrey Choices launched in August 2014 as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) which is wholly owned by Surrey County Council. We work in partnership to provide a range of adult social care services for disabled, autistic and neurodiverse people across  Surrey and its surrounding area. As a LATC Surrey Choices is driven by creating long-term social and economic value with the flexibility to provide services based around peoples’ wants and needs.

As our Managing Director, you will be at the forefront of our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we support, empowering them to lead independent lives. Your primary responsibilities will include providing values-driven leadership to foster a positive organisational culture, developing and expanding our business plan to improve opportunities for the people Surrey Choices supports. This will be done through establishing a clear vision for the organisation's future, sets challenging goals and targets, inspire and recognise contributions, and drive continual improvement in performance.

The person

We're looking for an individual with a commercial and entrepreneurial mindset who has a proven track record of delivering locally charged services in a focused commercial traded services company building on the strengths and knowledge of our stakeholders, and with an emphasis on strengthening and developing relationships Prior experience working within local government and handling complex governance arrangements will be advantageous. Additionally, the candidate should have an innate ability to forge strong partnerships and alliances to achieve sector-wide outcomes. We want a person who will provide authentic leadership to our brilliant staff team, and who will be collaborative in building our long-term commercial and social impact This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a rapidly growing organisation with a meaningful mission. If you believe you have the vision, passion, and skills to guide our team and contribute significantly to the lives of the people we support, then we'd love to hear from you. Join us as we continue our journey to create a more accessible and supportive world for all.

For more information about the role, or to discuss your suitability, please contact Delicia Coutinho or Kembi Coakelin and our retained recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson and click on Apply. 

Surrey Choices is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Kembi Coakelin
07778 364 191
Delicia Coutinho
07741 264 892
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