Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Deputy Chief Executive Officer


We are looking for a new Deputy Chief Executive Officer

We are a Registered Society that provides social opportunities through the provision of safe, accessible and affordable transport. A user and member-based organisation of over 500 community groups and 4,000 individuals form the society. Operating in the London Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham.  Delivering vital transportation services to group members and to over 4,000 individuals with mobility difficulties.

Set up in 1991, we work closely with local communities, residents and local voluntary organisations to make a difference. WCT works with its members to design, develop and run appropriate transport services that meet their individual needs and those of the community. A well-established Social Enterprise, turning over £2M+, we have a team of 63 staff and 30 volunteers, a purpose-built headquarters and a fleet of over 60 vehicles.

Following the promotion of the current Deputy Director of 14 years to CEO, WCT is now looking to recruit a new Deputy Chief Executive Officer to help lead and develop the organisation into the future. As part of the ongoing growth, the organisation is looking to increase its Social Enterprise credentials through income generation, expanding commercial opportunities by utilising its offer more effectively, and the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer will play a critical supporting role in driving this initiative.


The Role

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer will play a key role in supporting the CEO to ensure that WCT achieves its business and social objectives and creates an environment that promotes staff and volunteer commitment to our organisational vision, mission and strategy.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the post holder will be expected to work closely with the Management Team and take on overarching day-to-day responsibility for management, implementation and development of day to day Service Delivery and supporting functions to include HR, Policy & Procedures, Governance and Business Opportunities. An entrepreneurial, collaborative and inclusive working style and attitude will be essential.

A vital element of the role will be to deputise in the absence of CEO.

If you would like more information about Westway CT and this exciting opportunity to help lead our organisation, you can contact the incoming CEO, Kathleen Lyons by email or for an informal chat, please call 020 3761 2708 but please do not make contact any earlier than the 7th Jan 2019.


To apply for this post

Please do not send a CV as it will not be considered in the shortlisting process.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification. If you feel that you would like to apply for the role, please do so by sending a Supporting Letter of Application telling us why you would like the position, along with your completed Application Form addressing your experience in relation to the key points on the person specification, as well as a completed Equal Opportunities Form.



Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


Please email your Supporting Letter, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to

Alternatively, you can post your full application to us at Westway CT, 240 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG or you can upload it to this website using the upload tool below. Please send your three documents separately but don’t forget to add your personal details each time.


Closing date for applications Monday 28th January 2019 at Noon. Applicants that have not been contacted by the 1st February 2019 should assume they have not been successful.

Interviews will be held in a central London location on 4th February and will consist of a panel interview, presentation and a written exercise.

For those selected for the second stage interviews; these will be held from noon on 5th February 2019 at WCT offices.



A high standard of education is expected. Professional qualifications in any of the following - Health and Safety Management, Human Resources, Passenger Transport CPC, Health/Social Care or Community Development, would be an advantage.


£47,000 to £52,000



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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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