Appointment of a Chief Executive Officer

Established in 2005 after Anthony’s racially motivated murder, the Anthony Walker Foundation challenges race hate and discrimination in its many forms by providing education, victim support and hate crime reporting.

We are an anti-racist organisation committed to achieving profound change in society.

Our vision is one of a global society where race, religion and ethnicity do not label any person or put them at risk; where racial intolerance/violence is unacceptable and cultural diversity is embraced.

Our mission is to promote racial harmony through education, sport, and the arts, and support people and communities who have experienced hate crime.

To achieve change in society we currently deliver:

  • The Hate Crime Victim Support Service funded by the Ministry of Justice through the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner for Merseyside.
  • An extensive education programme, locally and regionally.
  • Community programmes supported by funders including the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Activate
  • An influential corporate and consultancy arm shaping high-level, strategic cultural change to challenge and remove structural racism.

There has never been a more important time to increase the positive reach and impact of the Foundation and so we are looking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to do just that.

As our CEO you will be an ambassador exerting a positive influence at all levels, ensuring that the AWF is at the forefront of change in our mission to ensure that anti-racism becomes an active part of all our lives; you must be able to clearly articulate the work of the Foundation, the context within which it operates and how our work can be taken further.

Above all, you will understand and embrace the reality that this role is part of a mission, and the successful person will have more to offer than just matching a job description and a person specification.

And you must possess (a) the financial acumen to run a £0.5m and rapidly growing organisation and (b) the drive & determination to engage & inspire our Program Leads, to ensure we deliver across our four pillars of activity outlined above.

If you are attracted to this role please send an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae to our HR/People Advisor, Mark Pennifold on

You will then be contacted for an initial conversation about the role, including the terms and conditions.

This is a full-time role, for which the salary will be in the region of £55k.