L’Arche is a worldwide movement where people with and without learning disabilities share life together and contribute to a more human society.  In the UK, L’Arche is a registered charity, overseeing 10 communities and 2 projects - vibrant places of welcome, belonging and celebration - enabling people with learning disabilities through opportunities and support needed to lead fulfilling and empowered lives.

We are looking for an inspirational and highly capable National Leader; to pursue strategic goals, offer spiritual leadership, ensure sustainability across our communities, raising our public profile, inspiring philanthropy and strengthening our ongoing development.

The National Leader working closely with the National Board and national team, will deliver a strategic plan, ensure financial sustainability, oversee compliance to regulations ensuring sustainable high quality services.  The National Leader is also a member of the International Leadership Team, ensuring unity and solidarity of the International Federation.

The successful candidate’s own values will be consistent with those of L’Arche.  S/he will have commitment to the vision and mission of L’Arche, be an excellent communicator both internally and externally, have demonstrable leadership qualities and experience, including in a complex organisation.  We would expect the National Leader to have compassion, courage, integrity and humility.  

This role will entail extensive travel throughout the UK and some international travel.

The full application pack can be found below.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 8 March 2019

Welcome Letter

National_Leader_LArche_UK_Job_Description_and_Person_Specification.pdf

Background_Information_-_LArche_UK_-_Feb_2019.pdf

Application_Form_National_Leader_Feb_19.docx

Equal_opportunities_Monitoring_Form.docx

L'ARCHE_UK_MANDATE_July_2019_-_July_2025_draft_V1.pdf

Privacy_Notice_for_Job_Applicants_150518.pdf