Recruitment open for passionate Paths for All CEO

We’re looking for an inspiring and visionary Chief Executive Officer to join our hard-working team and help us get Scotland walking

Humans of the Walk

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of Paths for All.

An accomplished communicator with credibility when engaging with internal and external stakeholders, our CEO will champion our vision where Scotland is a walking nation, and everyone has the opportunity to be active every day.

The appointment comes at a crucial time for Paths for All, as walking and physical activity play an integral role in rebuilding the nation post pandemic. We’re looking for an inspirational leader who will develop Paths for All’s strong culture of openness, collaboration and partnership working and position as experts in our field striving towards a happier, healthier and greener Scotland.

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for someone interested in making a difference to the lives of people living in Scotland. A challenging and diverse position, the CEO will oversee our varied work programmes including behaviour change projects to improve wellbeing, address health and transport inequalities and tackle climate change, and place making projects to allow everyone to have access to safe and accessible outdoor environments.

The CEO should be a proactive and solutions focused leader with experience of managing, motivating, and developing staff both individually and collectively and have a proven track record in effectively managing resources and budgets to deliver long term financial sustainability and value for money.

The successful candidate should demonstrate:

  • Experience of leading both strategic and operational planning processes
  • A good understanding of positive governance; ideally with direct experience of working with a voluntary board
  • Strong political acuity coupled with knowledge of, or the ability to quickly gain an understanding of, the wider policy landscape within which Paths for All operates
  • A good understanding of how advocacy can change public perception and influence change and policy agendas

The recruitment for this position is being managed by our advising consultants, Livingston James. If you are excited by the opportunity of playing a positive role in Scotland’s future, we would be delighted to hear from you.  For more information on the role, or to apply, visit:


Paths for All is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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