Managing Director, Glebe House, Cambridge

Managing Director 

This is a full-time, permanent position – 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
Salary: £70,000 per year

Friends Therapeutic Community Trust, known more widely as Glebe House specialises in helping boys, aged 15- 18, who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours and may have other complex behavioural issues. It provides a year-round children’s home together with individualised treatment programmes of therapy and education, delivered on-site at our Independent Special School and carried out within a therapeutic community setting.

We are now seeking a Managing Director to be responsible to the Trustee Board and to lead the Trust in delivering the strategic vision and sustain the values, ethos and service quality to which it is committed. This includes responsibility for financial planning and sustainability, providing inspirational leadership and management, and giving leadership to planning future developments and the shaping of services; income generation, fundraising and partnership working.

Your ability to work with Boards and Trustees is vital, as Governance and Accountability will be required as you will provide timely, coherent and relevant information to the Trustees on progress against objectives.

You need to have excellent people skills and proven management and business acumen, along with a dynamic and inspirational way of thinking and vision that will help lead the Trust through a new and exciting period. You should also be fully conversant with, committed to and enthusiastic about the values and objectives of the Trust.

Reference ID: MD
Application deadline: 3 Sep 2021
Shortlisting dates: 6 and 7 Sep 2021
Warner Interview (Zoom): 9 and 10 Sep 2021
Informal interviews with SMT and Residents (including Site Tour): 13 and 14 Sep 2021
Formal interviews and assessments (on Site): 21 and 22 Sep 2021
Contract begins: Jan 2022


  • Sick pay
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking, free food
  • Working on a rural site in Cambridgeshire, set in 3.5 acres
  • 5-weeks holiday, plus Bank Holidays

If you are interested in this post, please contact to arrange a call to discuss this post further with the Clerk to Trustees and receive a Candidate Information Pack.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS and Warner Interviews processes.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Glebe House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.