Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Candidate information

Since launching the world’s first listening service of its kind in 1953, Samaritans has now become one of the UK and Ireland’s most trusted charities.

We have 201 branches and over 20,000 volunteers answering a call for help every six seconds, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Our amazing volunteers are supported by a brilliant team of around 250 paid staff.

Today, we face an external environment that is increasingly complex and challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic will alter society in ways none of us could have imagined, and we know our work is needed now more than ever.

For many of us, one of the strongest attraction factors to Samaritans is the moral honesty and simplicity of what we do. On a daily basis, our service values are practised, tested, strengthened and renewed. This journey of personal and collective discovery is deeply rewarding, but never complete, and we are now consciously working to develop new and stronger cultural and organisational attributes in a range of areas.

At the forefront of these is a deeply examined commitment to being better at diversity and inclusion. In this role, you’ll be a genuine thought-leader, working collaboratively with the grain of a self-aware and generous organisation. We know where we need to do more: you’ll support us to broaden our shared understanding of the issues, and achieve the behaviour and culture change we seek.

If this sounds like your perfect next step we warmly encourage you to contact Cadence Partners and discuss the opportunity. I look forward to meeting you.

Giles Wilmore
Giles Wilmore
Director of Strategy, Samaritans