Care Workers Charity CEO

Care Workers Charity (CWC)
Chief Executive Officer

July 2018

Company Breakdown

The Care Worker’s Charity (CWC) is the benevolent fund for the care sector, relieving poverty and sickness through hardship grants. It exists to fulfil its mission that no care worker will ever face financial hardship alone.

Founded in October 2009 originally as the Care Professionals Benevolent Fund, its objective was to support those who are, or have been, engaged in the care sector and the dependents of such persons by relieving poverty and sickness through hardship grants.

With nearly 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of Britain’s largest workforce’s, they make a massive contribution to our everyday lives.


  • Company Profile:Benevolent Fund
  • Position:Chief Executive Officer
  • Sector Specialism:Social Care
  • Year Founded:2009
  • Turnover:N/A

Reason and Purpose

The previous CEO, Alex Ramamurthy, decided to pursue a new challenge following an incredibly impactful two year tenure. The Trustees of the Care Workers Charity (CWC) sought to appoint an inspirational, accomplished and charismatic new CEO to provide overall leadership and a long-term strategy. The CEO would set and deliver CWC’s strategic direction, build the charity into a major force in its field and ensure it raises the funds to pursue its mission.

Why Compass Executives?

Compass Executives’ extensive understanding and network within the social care sector was pivotal to be awarded the assignment. CWC sought a partner who had worked with care providers of all scale and therefore understood and could convey the unique requirements of this position.

Search process / methodology

Given the niche nature of the charity and the associated experience and skillset required of the incoming CEO, the search was incredibly detailed and robust. A dual focussed campaign was undertaken across both advertisement and a headhunt in all social care sector spaces. Post initial interview all candidates were scored via a competency matrix by each member of the CWC Board. This condensed the shortlist to three individuals who went through a two-stage client interview process.


Two from the final three were deemed appointable with the chosen individual accepting without hesitation.

Candidate viewpoint

“Ben demonstrated impressive sector knowledge and was highly responsive to all my queries. Thanks to Ben, I was able to be sure that the opportunity was the right one for me; and by effectively guiding me through his client’s requirements, he helped me to give the best possible account of myself when being assessed for the role.”

Richard Muncaster | Chief Executive Officer | Care Workers Charity

Client viewpoint

“Ben led the search for my replacement as CEO of The Care Workers Charity in 2018. Ben worked hard to find us a strong shortlist and ultimately an exceptional successor. I found Ben to be very knowledgeable about the care sector and his commitment to us was clear. I would highly recommend Ben and Compass Executives for your executive search needs.”

Alex Ramamurthy | Trustee and former CEO | Care Workers Charity