Could You Become The Next CEO Of The Ann Craft Trust?

We are looking for an inspirational leader for the Ann Craft Trust (ACT), a national charity with a trusted track record in developing and promoting effective safeguarding practice and policy across all sectors working with people aged 16 and over.

ACT is recognised for its pioneering training, practice reviews and contributions to policy development and research. We are proud to have become the ‘go to’ place providing organisations with advice, support and development, particularly for safeguarding adults in the community, in sport and in social care services.

These are exciting times for ACT. This year we are marking our 30th Anniversary and looking forward to the coming decades with a renewed strategy and vision. With the retirement of our current CEO, we are looking to appoint someone who shares our belief that everyone has a right to live a life free from abuse and neglect and who will continue to take the organisation from strength to strength. If you share our vision, values and passion for safeguarding and believe you have the skills and experience we need, we would very much like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Expertise on the national safeguarding agenda
  • Skills in managing organisational change and development and in project management

And be:

  • An excellent communicator and influencer
  • Committed to working through partnerships and relationships

The CEO will work to the charity’s Board of Trustees and with the University of Nottingham, where ACT is based. The role is being offered with the option for hybrid working, with a requirement to be in the Nottingham office at least two days a week.

How can I learn more and apply?

Applications close on Friday 23 September. Interviews will take place on Monday 10th October 2022. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Deborah Kitson, CEO. Tel: 07745 670909 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

We recognise and encourage the benefits of greater board diversity and an inclusive culture and are keen to achieve a diverse range of candidates. We positively welcome applications from all communities, in particular people from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities.

To see the full details about the post and to apply, please visit the University of Nottingham website.