A Blueprint for Better Business is looking for a new CEO! If you feel you have the skills and values to further Blueprint’s impact on society, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please contact Perrett Laver – full details included below. The deadline for applications is 9am BST Monday 26th July.

Letter from Sue Garrard, Chair of Trustees, A Blueprint For Better Business

A Blueprint for Better Business is a unique charity with a vital mission. Founded after the financial crisis it set itself a bold ambition to help create a better society through better business. Armed with a deeply thought-through approach it has worked highly effectively as a catalyst for change, working with leaders to help major companies to become purpose-led – better businesses that are also better for society and better for people. Over the last six years, Blueprint has established a strong reputation among leaders of major UK business through the quality and thoughtfulness of its work, and that value is reflected in the strong financial support Blueprint has attracted from a range of donors, enabling its work to grow and develop as an independent and non-commercial catalyst for change.

In May 2022, our founder CEO will be moving on, and we are therefore now seeking a new CEO. It is an exciting and important moment for the charity. We make this change against a backdrop of dramatically increased momentum and interest in purpose-led business (in which Blueprint itself has played a significant role), and an extraordinary set of challenges facing society, not least climate change and growing inequality, further exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. We are looking for an exceptional person to lead the charity who can build on the strong foundations already laid, and who will take full advantage of the opportunities now before us to lead the next phase of our work: to work with business, influencers of business and to collaborate with others to help make authentic purpose-led business truly mainstream.

We seek applications from people from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives. You will need to have a deep passion and conviction about the potential of business to be a force for good in society, and share the foundational beliefs about purpose and people which drive our work. In particular, you will be as inspired as we are by the need to put the good of people at the heart of business success, recognising that respect for the dignity of each person matters and that everyone should be treated as ‘a someone, not a something’. You will be an inspiring and authentic leader who can challenge and accompany business leaders, help raise Blueprint’s profile and further develop a small passionate team. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Job description: You can view or download the full job description here as a pdf – Blueprint CEO – appointment details brochure – June 2021

To apply: Please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5160.

Deadline: 9am BST Monday 26th July.