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Are you an open-minded, creative and compassionate leader? Are you keen to make significant, tangible differences in the lives of children, young people and their families? Are you interested in bringing passionate people together to help build a stronger community?

Having led the organisation through a significant period of change and growth, our current CEO is leaving us at the end of August. As such, we are now seeking a new Chief Executive to steer CDI through the next stage of our journey.

CDI is a local charity that has been providing information, advice and counselling to children, young people and families who live, work or study in the London Borough of Croydon since 1978.

We offer advice & advocacy support, a Young People’s Team, counselling, Health Education workshops, Mental Health Support Teams in educational settings, Outreach & Talkbus, school counselling, Parent & Infant Relationship Service, C4CC workforce webinars and a Parent/Carer phoneline.

We are a team of creative, committed colleagues dedicated to improving emotional health and challenging social injustice wherever & whenever we can and with whatever resources we have to hand.

In this role, you will lead CDI across all its functions to ensure the successful deployment, development and long-term sustainability of our early intervention and prevention support services.

You can view full details of this role here

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Gordon Knott on 07592 037123 or email

Closing date for applications: 12 Midday on Friday 19th April 2024

Interview date: Thursday 9th May 2024

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of infants, children, young people and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

CDI is committed to the promotion of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. To maintain the diversity of our team we welcome applications from all sections of the community particularly individuals from the Black and Minority Ethnic Communities


Location 132 Church Street, Croydon

Contract type 35 hours per week

Salary £62,918 – £68,106

Start date 29.07.24

Closing date for applications 19.04.24

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