Vacancies and Volunteer Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer

This is an exciting time for Justlife and this is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to take up the leadership of this pioneering organisation. The combination of our work in an urban setting in the north and a coastal setting in the south plus a compelling research and policy team that is making an impact nationally is very special and provides lots of opportunities for the future.

The Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer who will take those foundations and work to improve and develop services, networks and influence for the benefit of the growing number of homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK and people who are ‘close to the street’.

The CEO will lead the excellent existing management team who have significant experience in managing operations. Our work is unusually located in Manchester and Brighton with a research and policy team working in various localities across the coutry, because of this we are interested to talk to all interested parties and open to all available options regarding full-time, part time and job share models. Applicants should be based in or near (or prepared to relocate to) Brighton or Manchester.

How to apply

Due to the senior nature of this role and the significance of it for the future of the organisation we expect the recruitment process to to be rigorous and involve several stages. Initially, we are inviting ‘expressions of interest’ only, should you wish to express your interest in the post please submit: 1) Your CV 2) A covering letter not exceding 1 page Please email these to CEO-Recruitment@justlife.org.uk by midday on October 1st, we very much look forward to hearing from you. If you do not receive a response from us before October 10th please assume that your application is not progressing to the next stage.

The board are open to all options including a job share

Responsible to: the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Responsible for: General Manager, Regional Operations Manager (Manchester), Regional Operations and Hub Manager (Brighton), Research and Policy Lead

Volunteer opportunities

Justlife has volunteering opportunities across a number of areas, including: hospitality, activity organising, administration/office duties and supporting service users. If you are interested in any of these areas or would like to discuss volunteering in a different capacity, please contact us.


Student Placements

Justlife welcomes applications from students looking for a placement as part of a course requirement. Please contact us for more information.

Justlife does not accept contact from recruitment agencies.