Chief executive recruitment

Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for your interest in joining Porchlight as our next chief executive.

After a time of considerable change and uncertainty since the pandemic, we’re looking for an inspiring leader and ambassador – someone who’ll work with our dedicated leadership team to unlock new opportunities and grow our influence to improve the lives of homeless people across Kent and Medway.

The team is highly capable and collaborative, and our board and senior team are excited to welcome a new chief executive to lead ambitious growth plans. We currently have 197 employees as well as a network of 8 providers, 71 volunteers and numerous trusted partners and supporters who help us achieve our mission each year.

Our people are at the core of everything we do, and it’s thanks to their determination, strength and ambition that we’re able to support over 9,000 people each year.

As we look to the future, there are both challenges and opportunities. We want to build new partnerships and widen our impact. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about our mission, unafraid to speak truth to power and deeply committed to changing lives. We are looking for a chief executive who’ll galvanise the team, take our strategy to its full potential, implement our values and drive equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do.

This is an exciting time to join Porchlight; to share in our passion and to lead our people in making a real difference to the lives of others. I do hope you feel the same.

With very best wishes.

Hilary Edridge, Lady Melville DL