Livingston James supporting Sacro to recruit Chief Executive

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected].


With the impending retirement of their current Chief Executive, Livingston James are delighted to be supporting Sacro to recruit an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity.

A national voluntary organisation working across Scotland Sacro aims to make communities safer by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring to reduce the risk of further conflict or offending. Its mission is to work nationally, and deliver locally, as a strong community-based organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland.

Working with the Board to prepare and implement Sacro’s new strategic plan, the new Chief Executive will be focused on:

  • Ensuring the continued financial sustainability of the organisation; identifying opportunities to diversify income streams that are aligned to Sacro’s core mission
  • Embedding both a proactive and reactive approach to service delivery, anticipating the future and changing demand within criminal justice and the needs of service users
  • Building networks and develop and maintain strategic partnerships that will ensure Sacro delivers on its mission to make communities safer by reducing conflict and offending
  • Ensuring Sacro continues to play a lead role in developing and shaping policy, including involvement in the Scottish Government’s national criminal justice debate
  • Developing Sacro’s internal capacity, capability and infrastructure ensuring it is fit for purpose for both current and future needs

With significant senior management experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of key targets, service improvements and change initiatives, you will also be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build and maintain a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships. With a good understanding of positive governance (ideally with direct experience working with a voluntary board), the successful candidate will also understand the role that emerging digital technology offers in transforming frontline services and delivering operational efficiencies.

Commitment to Sacro’s values, principles and strategic priorities; and prior knowledge (or the ability to quickly gain an understanding) of the regulatory and wider policy landscape in relation to community justice, health and social care arrangements in Scotland are also essential.

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Sacro is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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