Chief Executive Officer


Recruiting Organisation: Sussex Prisoners’ Families

Working hours: 22.5 hours per week which can be applied across the week (with occasional weekend and evening work). Funding permitting these hours can be increased.
Salary: £42,305 Full Time Equivalent – pro rata
Location: SPF supports flexible working including working from home and we have offices in Brighton and Littlehampton.

Contract: fixed term contracts until 30th September 2025 with extension dependent upon funding


Sussex Prisoners’ Families are recruiting a Chief Executive Officer. As the co-founder and CEO moves into retirement, they are looking for a leader to drive the charity forward to new growth, by increasing impact and mobilising the participation of families, including children, young people and people in prison and probation and scaling the service model to meet the increasing demand for services from families and stakeholders.

You will be joining an organisation with a passionate team, a skilful and committed board of trustees, three years funding from the National Lottery and other financial commitments giving two-year funding security and new partnership opportunities with statutory and community services.
They welcome applications from people wanting a first step into a Chief Executive Officer role and applications from people with lived experience.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application Process:

The deadline for applying to this role is 11th February.
For a job pack and/or a preliminary informal discussion about the role, contact Denis Byrne (CEO) at

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a letter of application telling us about yourself and why you are suitable for the role.
If your application is successful there will follow two interview panels with staff and trustees.
SPF Staff Interview Panel (Week commending 19th February).
SPF Board Interview Panel (Week commencing 4th March)

Closing date: 11 Feb 2024

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