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The Community Advice and Law Service (CALS) is a not-for-profit organisation, registered charity and company limited by guarantee. 

Chief Executive

Salary: £55K -£65K per annum (dependent on experience) +contributory pension scheme

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 30th April 2021.

Interviews are planned for the week beginning 10th May 2021.

The Community Advice and Law Service (‘CALS’) is a registered charity which has been providing free, independent, confidential and quality assured legal advice services for over 40 years. We focus on debt, housing, welfare benefits and immigration. We promote self- help where appropriate and offer casework support for those unable to deal with a legal matter alone. We ensure that our services are available to all irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status and social class, and are opposed all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

We primarily operate in Leicester and Leicestershire but are also responsible for managing a Money and Pension Service contract for debt advice which sub-contracts to other advice providers throughout the East Midlands.

We have an annual turnover of £5 million and a staff team of 46 FTE’s on service delivery.

We are now looking for a Chief Executive who both shares our organisation’s values an who has the necessary experience, skills, vision, and drive to help us develop and implement a new five-year strategy for the organisation focused on the following five key objectives:

  • Strengthening our influence and relationship with key stakeholders at local, regional and national levels
  • Diversifying our funding base and securing additional funding to ensure we have a sustainable operating model with resources well matched to the advice needs of the populations we serve
  • Delivering high quality advice to secure successful outcomes for service users
  • Demonstrating the positive wider social impacts of our work
  • Advocating for relevant changes to institutional policies and practices where these may negatively impact our service user


For more information and an application pack, please email

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