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Chief Executive Officer

This position is now closed to applications.

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET) is Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s charity.  Founded in 1815,  we’ve put Armed Forces children and their families at the heart of everything we do for over 200 years.
We seek a world where every Armed Forces children in Scotland can reach their full potential, and THRIVE, in education and in life. Whether that’s through:
  • providing financial assistance to families in times of crisis;
  • providing resources, advice and training to education professionals about how best to support Armed Forces children and young people in the classroom.
  • Proactively listening to the views and opinions of Armed Forces children and young people
  • Using our experience and knowledge to positively influence public policy and service development.
Our current Chief Executive is retiring and we are now looking for an inspirational, dynamic, supportive and ambitious leader to provide strategic and operational leadership to lead RCET at an exciting juncture in the charity’s development.
Strong management skills, coupled with a proven track record in building and maintaining a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships is essential, as well as a passion and commitment to working with staff, children and young people to ensure the best possible outcomes.
With demonstrable knowledge and understanding of developing and managing children’s services in a statutory or voluntary sector setting, you will understand the challenges of service delivery in relation to children and young people and / or the Armed Forces community.
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Catriona Mackie of Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Further information about RCET and the post is available at
Closing date for applications:  Friday 7th August 2020.