Chief Executive Officer – Deaf Support Network (DSN)

Location: Cheshire, the North-West and North Wales
Salary: £65,000 per annum (plus attractive package of benefits)
Contract: Permanent

Deaf Support Network (DSN) was founded in 1976 as the Cheshire Deaf Society, and now provides a wide range of support and services for Deaf, Deafblind, and people with a Visual Impairment in Cheshire and the surrounding area.

DSN’s vision is a world where deaf and visually impaired people can communicate effectively and live healthy, independent and fulfilling lives. Everyone at DSN is driven by the needs of our community to continuously improve what we do, developing innovative ways to deliver better outcomes for the people we serve.

This person-centred approach, focused on improving equality of access, life experiences and opportunities for Deaf people drives everything we do. This commitment defines us and will continue to inspire us to deliver a better future.

Deaf Support Network are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to join the team on a permanent basis.

In the role of CEO, you will originate, design, deliver, monitor, and evaluate a multi-disciplinary programme of works aimed at responding to the access and living needs of deaf and visually impaired people in Cheshire, the north-west and north Wales. You will develop and implement a growth strategy that financially sustains and develops the organisation, ensuring DSN is able to deliver value for money services to deaf and visually impaired people.

As the CEO you will work with the Chair and the Board of Trustees to ensure the charity is appropriately governed as per the requisites of the Charity Commission and Companies House as well as providing leadership to the Senior Management Team and the wider staff team.

The successful candidate will have significant proven leadership experience at senior management level, including strategic planning, business plans, financial management and human resources management. Knowledge of the issues facing deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired people would be advantageous.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role with details on how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant Aled Morris at

For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Aled at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.

Please note: responding to this advertisement will not in itself be considered an application. We will need a CV and a supporting statement addressing the full person specification in the information pack.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 26th July 2021.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.