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Family Voice Surrey is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation run by parent carers which aims to bring about positive change for young people with additional needs, living in Surrey by giving families a strong collective voice.
We know that parent carers are the best people to help identify any problems families experience with getting the right support for their children and will work with Surrey families in fulfilling our vision, which is for a society that:
- allows families whose children have additional needs to be heard
- allows ALL children to thrive and are supported to achieve their dreams
- celebrates difference and diversity
- breaks down the barriers faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
FVS is now looking for their next Chief Executive Officer, a strong operational leader, networker and communicator who is able to make a significant contribution in helping us to achieve our mission. The CEO will have the determination to ensure that when key decisions are made that we see the faces, hear the different voices and perspectives of our community reflected, so that we can bring about positive change.
With a growing membership and a challenging financial environment, we must become more innovative in our approach, more agile in how we do things, more aware of the importance in harnessing the talents of our members, staff, and together with our partners, more determined in addressing equality of access to services and timely support for SEND families.
If you think that you’ve got what it takes to:
- ensure that the FVS offer remains relevant to its Members
- inspire, lead and manage the organisation
- work closely with our team, the Trustee board and external partners to ensure our plans align with the FVS mission, vision, values and positioning.
………..then we would love to hear from you.
To be considered for this role, you must have lived experience of living with or caring for a young person with additional needs; demonstrate that you can develop innovative and creative solutions to problem solving; and how you have applied your unique leadership skills and experience while learning from others too.
The CEO will engage and build strong relationships with our Members and Surrey families, staff, funding partners and partner organisations so you will have the confidence to speak up in meetings, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in a variety of situations in representing a range of views.
FVS welcomes applications from a diverse and broad range of backgrounds. We offer flexible and home-based working – however, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to various locations within Surrey, with the Family Voice Surrey office based in Leatherhead.
Closing date 10th July 2022.
1st round interviews will be held via Teams on 15th July.
2nd round interviews will be held in person on 18th July.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) is a charity that supports the evolution of thriving communities through effective philanthropy.
Our county's wealth, success and beauty hide a number of serious and shocking social problems. OCF brings an in-depth understanding of these needs and holds trusted relationships with our network of grassroots delivery charities and community groups. We champion this vibrant local charity sector as a crucial way to combat issues such as homelessness, educational inequality, and loneliness and isolation, awarding between £1 and 2 million in grants annually.
In our first 27 years we have achieved a great deal, including stewarding over £20 million in philanthropic gifts; granting nearly £14 million in vital funding to some 1,400 charities and community groups; developing our philanthropic services to support a growing number of named funds; and building an endowment worth over £6.6 million, which helps to underpin our long-term stability.
Chief Executive Officer
Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF)
During the Covid pandemic, OCF was able to deliver huge impact to our community. Following this success, OCF is now looking to harness this impact, building a fundraising approach that ensures we can support as many charities and community groups as possible, as the county faces worsening economic and social challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
Maximising existing and new opportunities and working closely with our Head of Philanthropy, our new Chief Executive will build close personal relationships with donors to secure vital corporate, foundation and philanthropic income to support those in need. The CEO will also raise our profile and represent the organisation across a broad range of stakeholders, from local grassroots partners to local government and MPs. Working with the Board, the CEO will also provide support and development for our staff, and oversee a collaborative and inclusive culture where the whole team can thrive.
We are looking for a highly effective ambassador for those in need of support, who brings:
- A track record of raising income from either private, corporate, public or charitable sources
- Experience of developing and leading successful fundraising or business development strategies
- Solid relationship-building, networking and profile-raising skills.
This role is a unique opportunity to play an instrumental role in tackling social inequalities and deprivation, in order to make a lasting impact in Oxfordshire's community.
OCF is committed to achieving greater diversity in its executive team/board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.
Deadline for applications: Monday 11th July 2022
Interviews with Prospectus: 15-20th July 2022
Engagement with Oxfordshire Community Foundation staff: w/c 25th July
To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.
We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead Enfield’s foremost older people’s charity to the next level – reflecting our mission to make an age-friendly Enfield where everyone can love later life.
Age UK Enfield is a key and important provider of advice, dementia care and support, day care, information and advice, and fitness and frailty support services in the diverse North London borough.
We are looking to appoint someone with values strongly aligned with our own and a passion to support older people.
You will have leadership skills, knowledge of the charitable sector and experience of working in health, social care and/or advice, including preferably with older people.
You will also have excellent communication and business skills in order to engage AUKE’s key stakeholders (older people, trustees, staff, volunteers, funders and partner organisations) in further building the charity’s position. Experience with finance is also required.
For more information, please download the recruitment pack on our website via the Apply button.
Application is by completed form; no CVs, no agencies.
Closing date: 5.00pm on 1 July 2022
Interview date: w/c 11 July 2022
21 hours a week, £21,321 pa (£12,792 pro rata)
increasing to £23,690 pa (£14,214 pro rata) after successful six month probationary period.
The main purpose of this role will be to assist the Training Programme Manager to manage and develop a programme of LGBTQ awareness and mental health related topics. The main duties will include setting up events and liaising with customers and trainers. You will need experience of working with databases and with Microsoft Office products.
Closing date: 12pm noon on Wednesday 13th July 2022
Interview date: 21st July 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Secret World Wildlife Rescue exists to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured, sick and orphaned British wildlife and inspire learning about the world of British wildlife, encouraging everyone to discover what they can do to protect it.
We are seeking a Chief Executive to lead the Charity through the next stages of its development.
Accountable to: Chair of Trustees
Manages/ Supervises: Direct reports will be Senior Management Team of currently three managers and two Charity Advisers.
• Lead SWWR’s team of staff and volunteers and deliver the strategic priorities agreed with the Board of Trustees.
• Assist with development of, and deliver, the charity’s business plan and assist with delivery of fundraising plans and business development.
• Manage the charity to the highest standards of governance.
• Ensure that each part of the management team is professional and carries out their duties to a high standard.
• Provide appropriate and inspirational leadership.
• Be an exemplary role model for staff and volunteers.
• Demonstrate and maintain a nurturing and inclusive culture within the Charity.
• Ensure that all animal care activity is conducted to exacting standards and that the standards, training and conduct of animal care duties are formally and regularly audited and reviewed.
• Encourage and support an active team of volunteers across the activities of the charity
• Support an education programme on and off site, for children, adults and professionals, that fulfils the requirements of the charity’s Vision and Strategy.
• Oversee capital fundraising, planning and building of new facilities and the maintenance and development of existing facilities.
• Support a fundraising programme including regular giving, public events and charity shops.
• Manage growth of the charity and the continued development of structural, procedural and behavioural change.
• Provide strategic guidance and management information that allows the Board to ensure that the Charity achieves its mission and objectives ethically and efficiently.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Dartmoor Preservation Association has been protecting the unique and inspiring landscape of Dartmoor since 1883. With a supportive membership and a small but dedicated team, the charity is now in a strong position to grow and develop its work further to campaign on the issues affecting the moor now and in the future. We are seeking our next CEO to lead a wide-reaching strategic review, grow and diversify our membership and income, raise our profile, and reinvigorate our campaigns following a quiet period during the pandemic.
Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – The Dartmoor Preservation Association
Salary: circa £45,000 pro rata
Contract: permanent, part time – four days / 28 hours per week
Location: Princetown, Devon (hybrid role, with some home / remote working)
Amongst other criteria, the successful candidate will have:
- A strong alignment with our work and an interest in conservation, as well as an appreciation for our national parks and the willingness to continue learning
- Demonstrable experience of working with and developing a positive and robust relationship with a board of non-executives.
- A track record of successfully spotting opportunities, developing vision and strategy, translating it into operational plans and then implementing.
- Commercial acumen, with a track record in successful income generation / fundraising.
- Demonstrable track record of success at a senior level within an organisation (ideally a charity).
- Experience of staff management and development, financial management and planning, and strategic planning.
- Experience of negotiating and influencing at a strategic level, building collaborative relationships and effective partnerships with external and internal stakeholders.
- Excellent oral, written and digital communication skills.
For an information pack with full details of how to apply, or to arrange an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny Hills at Harris Hill, via the apply button.
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 11th July
Harris Hill Charities Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Croydon Almshouse Charity
Position: Deputy Chief Executive
Location: Croydon with hybrid working (up to 2 days working from home)
Contract: Fixed term contract for 18 months, full time or part time 22.5 to 37.5 hours per week
Croydon Almshouse Charities and its affiliated charity Croydon Relief in Need, operate within the diverse boroughs of Croydon and Merton. We provide sheltered accommodation to 60 older people who are supported to live independently with a focus on person-centred, dynamic and holistic support. We also allocate grants of £200k each year to Croydon.
Our work is funded by a portfolio of investment properties (commercial and residential) and investments which generate income to support the charities' activities. The Charities are governed by a Board of Directors (Trustees), who meet quarterly.
About the role
The Deputy Chief Executive will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for ensuring our operating processes, policies and systems are strengthened, co-ordinated and efficient.
You will also ensure our people are supported, developed and enabled to realise their potential and optimise our impact. Alongside this you will oversee all IT and data security and GDPR, and ensure we have a systematic approach to business development, can assess new opportunities, as well as effectively monitor, track and report outcomes and impact.
You will be a collaborative leader with strong stakeholder management skills and the emotional intelligence to support a person-centred approach. You will have experience of managing the internal operations of an organisation leading on IT, health and safety, administration and human resources.
You will have exceptional organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects. It is also important you have the gravitas and experience of servicing a Board and its Committees and are able to fulfil Assistant Company Secretary duties. It would also be desirable if you are finance qualified.
We welcome applications from individuals already working in the charity or social housing sector or those who wish to transfer their experience from the public or private sector. It is, however, essential that you can demonstrate a clear commitment to our Vision, Mission and Values and want to be part of an organisation that considers itself a community.
We have a firm commitment to encouraging inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority background. We also have a female Senior Leadership Team so we would also like to address balancing this from a gender perspective.
For further information and/or a confidential conversation, please contact our retained consultant Will Worthington at Morgan Hunt Executive. Our client plans to interview in early July so please apply promptly.
Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.
This role will be a key part of the Chief Executive’s Office, helping the Senior Leadership Team to connect with every part of ARUK, driving our strategy, engaging employees and enabling ARUK and its leaders to succeed.
Specifically, it will act as the first point of contact for the Directors of ARUK, by working closely and effectively with them to ensure they are well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, scheduling of internal and external meetings and liaising with stakeholders as appropriate. The role also provides project-specific support to the Directors. The role reports into the Senior Executive Assistant and will also support the wider work of the Chief Executive’s Office on governance, strategy, planning and internal communications.
This is a fulltime, permanent role; however, we are able to consider this role part time, with a minimum of 4 days per week with flexibility around the hours worked per day.
Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
- Manage the diaries of Directors of ARUK, scheduling meetings with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.
- Additional responsibilities, include arranging and attending meetings, taking and issuing minutes, drafting agendas, collating and distributing papers as appropriate, locating suitable meeting venues, room reservations and refreshments.
- Filter general information, queries, telephone calls, emails, and invitations by redirecting to a more appropriate point of contact.
- Ensure travel arrangements, including international travel, are managed effectively and within budget, including booking travel and accommodation, producing a detailed travel itinerary, arranging currency and visa requirements.
- Complete expenses, ensuring receipts are obtained and expenses are claimed in accordance with the relevant policy.
- Support the Senior Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the Chief Executive and other Directors as required.
- Project support with Operational Planning and budgeting process, Stakeholder Engagement programme and other programmes agreed by Directors.
- Work with the Senior Executive Assistant and the Senior Governance Manager to deliver ARUK’s governance arrangements, including preparing and compiling documents and presentations for trustees and supporting on meetings as required.
What we are looking for:
- Previous experience working in a busy PA/administrative role
- Diary management
- Ability to take minutes
- Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and within a team.
- Time management and ability to meet deadlines.
- Good written and verbal communications skills.
- Effective problem-solving skills and ability to exercise good judgment/initiative in a variety of situations.
- Excellent administrative and IT skills; Outlook Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Excellent organisational skills, able to juggle competing priorities and co-ordinate workloads
- Good communicator – able to build rapport and demonstrate influencing, negotiation and decision-making skills.
- Excellent listening skills.
- Receptive to feedback and demonstrates flexibility, curiosity, and an ability to learn.
- Ability to build relationships, strong team player.
- Strong ethical standards and a high level of personal integrity.
Ways of working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.
Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals. This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.
Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.
Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum, plus benefits
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.
The closing date for applications is the 10th July 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 18th July 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us via the channels on our website.
How to apply:
Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.
About Alzheimer’s Research UK:
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.
To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) is seeking a dynamic, professional and credible Chief Executive to continue our development and growth within a challenging environment.
We are a small, friendly, member focused not-for-profit trade association supporting those organisations who source and supply key workers to critical sectors to keep our nation fed and supplied with essential goods.
Our members include labour providers of all sizes and from all sectors with a strong focus on the food supply chain. Supply chain organisations are welcomed as Associate Members.
Recent years have presented the challenges of Coronavirus, a new immigration system and we are now faced with the most significant labour shortages in living memory.
ALP is a well respected trade association whose impact and influence belies its size.
As part of natural succession ALP is seeking a new Chief Executive.
- Your senior level experience coupled with a deep understanding of our industry makes you a skilled and credible leader, able to motivate and manage our small friendly team to deliver service excellence to our members.
- Your calm and professional demeanor means you can work with government, industry and other stakeholders, promoting and representing our sector and its needs.
- Your excellent technical knowledge of regulatory and best practice issues relating to labour provision, combined with the communication skills to present complex information clearly and concisely, both in written and verbal form will support our members to navigate the ever-changing business landscape.
- Your integrity and keen interest in responsible recruitment practice will continue to improve standards for workers, labour providers and their clients, so that our industry is recognised as a model of sustainable good practice
You will receive excellent support from our existing experienced colleagues, the ALP Chair and our Member’s Council.
This is a full time position, based either remotely, or from our office in Camberley, Surrey and is expected to start in Autumn 2022, with full responsibility transferring at the beginning of 2023. A job description and person specification is available here.
If you would like a confidential discussion before applying, please contact us to speak with email the current Chief Executive David Camp, otherwise please send your current CV, together with a personal statement explaining why you are the right person for this opportunity by 8th July 2022.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) is a successful national social mobility charity established in 2012 currently running programmes for 400+ young people each year with ambitions to constantly improve and serve more beneficiaries in the future.
LTSB works with bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring they find meaningful, skilled careers – and that firms get positive, effective employees who can make a difference from their first day.
We don’t just get young people jobs. We launch careers. When diverse talent is given preparation and support, they don’t just get by, they thrive – and that means more representative management which can better train and retain a more representative workforce.
LTSB promotes opportunities to those from backgrounds that are not normally reached, preparing young people for the workplace, and the workplace for young people, providing context for their application, and stewarding the hiring process whilst providing pastoral care – an additional support network for the first phase of their career.
Working with partners such as Premier League football club foundations and education delivery partners across the UK, LTSB provides young people with personal and professional development through bespoke preparation for employment bootcamps, and then places and supports them in apprenticeships with leading employers across the UK.
What differentiates LTSB from other organisations is our passion for social mobility and the huge amount of care and support we provide our young people as well as helping employers find diverse, capable young people for entry-level positions.
LTSB is now looking for their next Chief Executive Officer to build on their positive impact and momentum. Working with the Board on the delivery of their mission through their long-term strategy, the incoming Chief Executive will lead a passionate team into the next stage of their development and impact. LTSB is seeking an experienced, strategic leader that can help them realise their ambitions.
The successful candidate will engage and build strong relationships with employers and funding partners, corporate and pro bono supporters, staff (currently 24 people who work remotely), delivery partners, referral partners / charities, young people and their families, policy makers and influencers.
- The ideal candidate will bring energy, determination and enthusiasm.
- They will relish challenges and be solutions driven.
- They will have a track record of values driven, creative and collaborative leadership that has achieved sustainable growth.
- They need to be a strong operational leader, networker and communicator and able to make a significant contribution to addressing social mobility, one of society’s greatest problems.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to make a positive and lasting difference across the UK, so that a young person’s future prospects and career opportunities do not depend upon their circumstances of birth or childhood.
LTSB welcomes applications from a diverse and broad range of backgrounds.
All applicants must have a legal right to work and live in the United Kingdom.
Boyden Executive Search has been engaged by LTSB for this appointment. For further information about the role, please contact Imogen Long at Boyden or telephone +44 (0) 203 651 6993.
Applications should be received by 8 July 2022.
Applicants need to have the right to work in the United Kingdom
Charity People are delighted to be partnering with Birthrights in their search for their next CEO. We are looking for an inspirational senior leader to join this small but mighty organisation. If you are passionate about respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth, have experience leading teams, building partnerships, and creating impactful campaigns, then this could be the perfect next opportunity for you.
Job title: CEO
Location: Homebased (UK, within reasonable commuting distance of London). Must be prepared to travel to London, Birmingham, and other UK locations for frequent meetings with staff, funders and stakeholders.
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Negotiable, full or part time
About the role
This is a hugely exciting leadership role that will play a key part in Birthrights' ambitions for the future, leading the charity in their mission to ensure that everyone receives respectful maternity care in the UK and living their values of dignity; autonomy; humanity; expertise; practicality; and inclusion.
They are seeking a visionary, strategic and empathetic leader to help them achieve their next phase of growth by nurturing and building the team, growing the charity's services, developing partnerships to increase their impact and championing racial equity and anti-racism in maternity services.
This leader will inspire, show compassion, engage their key partners with integrity, meet the challenging maternity landscape with agility, and continue to place inclusion at the very heart of what Birthrights is about.
We welcome anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined here or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You could be an aspiring CEO who has a strong background leading teams, as well as an established CEO. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team that welcomes people from all backgrounds. What is important isn't your level of education or the opportunities which you have had, it's about you and how you seize the opportunities ahead of you.
* An inspirational figurehead with a track record growing and sustaining an organisation's influence, operations and impact, ideally in the charity sector.
* Courageous leader when it comes to campaigning, who can spot opportunities on issues that support our mission
* Solid experience of successful income generation and fundraising from a range of sources, particularly Individual Giving.
* Leading policy development and influencing, including with senior policy makers, that has contributed to tangible change.
* A track record of leading and managing cohesive and high-performing teams with a growth mindset and promotes a culture where people are empowered to deliver a range of impactful activities.
* A compassionate and empathetic leader who leads from the front and fosters a positive organisational and workplace culture where staff wellbeing is at the top of the agenda.
Charity People is acting as an employment agency advisor to Birthrights on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please send your CV to tiku at charitypeopledotcodotuk
We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please don't delay getting in touch if you're interested.
Closing Date - 8th July
1st Interviews with Charity people - w/c 18th July
1st Interview with Birthrights w/c - 1st Aug
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help ensure the application process work for you.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.
Please see the Supporting Statement info which is attached
Are you looking for a Chief Executive role where every day is different and you can have a direct impact on improving the lives of young people? This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and develop a brand-new, pioneering youth charity in Hammersmith and Fulham, committed to investing in its staff and volunteers and giving young people the opportunity to discover their passion and purpose.
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £57,500 – £62,500 per annum depending on experience
Hours: Full time, permanent
Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, London
Benefits: Employer pension contribution, 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holiday days
Closing date: 9am, Monday 4 July 2022
Interviews: Telephone interviews w/c 4 July; first stage interviews 13 July (to be held face to face)
The strength of the charity comes from the diversity of the people within their vibrant network. They are proud that the Youth Zone teams reflect the communities they serve, and value people working together from a range of different backgrounds locally and nationally, and with different experiences, all with a shared passion for boosting the aspirations of young people across the country. Diversity brings innovation, fresh ideas and creativity, and we actively strive to create a culture that is truly inclusive and fair for all and where everyone in the team can be themselves and thrive.
The organisation is committed to the safeguarding of young people. In accordance with Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check.
About the role:
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a national charity that believes all young people should have the opportunity to discover their passion and their purpose; to find out what they’ve got and where it could take them. This Chief Executive role is strategic, requiring effectiveness at a high level, yet at the same time it demands detailed and hands-on management. You will have responsibility for a revenue budget of £1.35m per annum and a state-of-the-art Youth Zone building. You must be able to influence effectively at a senior level, while also be willing to get stuck into the detail; all this in an environment without corporate support structures. As Chief Executive, your relationship with the Chair of the Board will be supportive and challenging, enabling you to deliver on-going success for the Youth Zone.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Working with the Chair and Board on the development of the strategic plan, together with the delivery of a robust funding plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of the charity
- To provide clear leadership to the staff and volunteer team, inspiring and supporting them to meet these plans and to deliver a wide range of activities for young people
- Working with the local authority, the business community and other services providers to generate added benefits for young people and showcase the Youth Zone as an asset for the whole community
- Demonstrating the charity’s values and a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As an exceptional leader, motivated to improve young people’s lives for the better, you will have the ability to think strategically and develop a long-term vision, bringing with you a successful track record of developing organisations or large teams, proven experience of generating significant income and time spent in the voluntary sector and/or working with young people. Your communications and people management skills will be strong, together with an ability to build inclusive relationships and display excellent judgement and focus at all times.
Although the successful candidate will be based in Hammersmith & Fulham when the Youth Zone is open in late 2023, they will spend the first 4 months working alongside an established team in one of our other London based Youth Zones.
You may also have experience in areas such as CEO, Chief Exec, Chief Executive, Director, Head of, Senior Executive, Managing Director, MD, Manager, Board Member, Chair of the Board, CFO, COO, Family, Family Services, Family Support, Community Support.
Democracy Club strengthens democracy and civic engagement in the UK.
We are looking for a permanent CEO as passionate about serving voters and strengthening democracy as we are. Over the last 5 years we have laid firm foundations in elections and are looking for a permanent CEO to help grow our reach into services that support everyday democracy.
Our vision is of a country with the digital foundations to support everyone’s participation in democratic life. We tackle this in three ways:
- by providing world class tech services to government agencies
- mobilising a community of thousands of volunteers to independently support democracy
- building tools and services that enable voters, campaigners and representatives to exercise their democratic rights
Democracy Club is a non-profit, non-partisan, Community Interest Company, registered in 2015. We have worked alongside a community of 12,200+ volunteers and all councils in the UK, to collect 100% of all polling stations and candidates standing for election.
Using this data, we have served 1.9m voters with their polling stations and candidate lists in the last week of the 2022 local elections. Notably, we now run the Electoral Commission’s API and widgets, and in 2019 we sent 218m notifications in partnership with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat to remind people to vote with personalised directions to their polling stations.
Working in partnership is key to the success of our services. In and outside of elections we have provided democratic data and services to partners such as the Electoral Commission, Welsh Government, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Google, Fawcett Society, The Times, Reach, Sky News and many others. We believe that democratic data should be as frictionless as possible to access and good digital infrastructure, paired with bold partnerships, are the best way of making that possible.
The CEO of Democracy Club wears many hats, and to be effective, must balance them all well. You will work alongside the board of directors and staff to serve democracy. Ultimately you will shape the organisation’s future by steering the team, our community of volunteers and all our stakeholders, in the right direction.
Outcomes in the first year
- Maintain and grow our digital offering around elections, with a focus on earned income
- Maintain and deepen our relationships with the Electoral Commission, AEA, Councils and other democratic stakeholders.
- Build on the Representatives Project to support everyday democracy
- Develop new partnerships with trusts and foundations
- Support the Democracy Club team with opportunities to learn and grow
- Working with the board determine Democracy Club’s future strategy, mission and vision
- Implement and deliver the strategy to build a stronger democratic ecosystem that empowers millions
- Ensure delivery and continued high quality of our existing core election products
- Implementation and delivery of new programmes, including project management
- Build relationships with new philanthropic funders
- Develop Democracy Club’s earned income streams
- Develop new partnerships with key stakeholders to support everyday democracy
- Manage governance and accounting to include cash flow, finances and accounts
- Manage HR functions, including opportunities for team development and growth
- Oversee/commission evaluation and research
What we are looking for
We have an exceptionally strong tech team led by a CTO. We are looking for the following skills that will complement the team we have.
- You are committed to the political neutrality of our work
- Experience of philanthropic or commercial fundraising and relationship building to support fundraising efforts
- Proven ability to manage operations and financial processes (if you don’t have finance experience in a non-profit context we can support you to learn what you need)
- Proven ability to engage and listen to a wide range of stakeholders, and to find practical ways through complex problems, and a track record of delivery of complex systems
- Line management and team leadership experience, you get things done and you empower and expect other people to get things done
- Experience of supporting goal setting, evaluation and accountability
- Understanding of the value of open, inclusive, and diverse teams and proven commitment to building a team where people feel empowered and valued
- Have the right to work in the UK
- Experience / understanding of delivery in agile working environment
- Experience / understanding of working in a data or digital environment
- Experience / understanding of product management
- Either a proven understanding of the responsibilities of non-profit governance or a willingness to learn
Salary, working hours and location
£60,000─£70,000 (plus pension) depending on experience.
25 days holiday plus bank holidays. We also close the office for a period between Christmas and New Year as an additional holiday. Elections and referendums are exceptional periods that are exciting and demanding - they will require you to work additional hours which can be adjusted for in quieter election cycle periods.
Flexibility is important at Democracy Club, we pride ourselves on being a flexible workplace. We are looking for a commitment of at minimum 3 full days equivalent a week for the right candidate.
Democracy Club is a remote-first organisation. We do not have an office but we meet regularly every quarter
Application and recruitment process
To apply for the position of CEO at Democracy Club please send in a CV and cover letter.
The deadline for this application is Thursday June 30th at 11am. We will be reviewing applications every week in June and will be conducting phone interviews throughout this period.
Our recruitment process aims to see candidates at their best. That’s why we set out the process from the beginning.
- Your application will be reviewed by the senior management team, and board members.
- If selected, we start with a 30 minute initial phone (not video) interview. This will focus on your CV and past experiences.
- The main interview will be with the senior management team, including members of the board. We will ask you to show your skills, not just talk about them—through examples of your work or an exercise.
- During the process, we will ask to talk to referees.
We celebrate difference
It takes diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective to create democratic services that work for everyone. We actively encourage applications that could help us bring greater diversity to Democracy Club.
Don’t have all the skills? Apply anyway.
If you are interested in applying but not sure you have all the skills, please do apply anyway. We are open both to supporting learning on the job and to rearranging tasks within the team to suit the skillsets of the best applicant.
Do you know someone who is perfect for this role?
We offer a £500 referral bonus. So if you refer someone who ends up getting the job, we give you £500. All the candidate needs to do is to tell us they heard it through you, when they apply. So please share this job with someone who you think could do it well.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are working in partnership with Emmaus Colchester, one of 29 Emmaus communities across the UK supporting more than 800 formerly homeless people, known within Emmaus as companions. Each community provides a home for as long as needed and meaningful work in a social enterprise.
Emmaus Colchester are seeking a new Chief Executive. The opportunity to join the organisation comes at an exciting time, with Emmaus Colchester having come through the COVID crisis with a strong financial position. The Chief Executive will provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure that Emmaus Colchester continues to thrive.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:
- Experience at a senior level in a similar organisation or related field
- An understanding of and commitment to the Emmaus values
- An ability to understand and empathise with people in vulnerable circumstances
- Proven experience of leading, inspiring, and motivating a workforce with diverse needs to meet organisation objectives
- Previous financial management and control responsibility
- Experience of designing, developing, and implementing business strategies to fulfil Board vision and goals
- Innovative skills in seeking new revenue streams and business models
- Experience of retail business strategy and implementation
The new CEO will be an entrepreneurial individual with excellent communication, planning and organisational skills and the ability to influence and engage with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be a team player, with drive, integrity and enthusiasm and have a true belief in the ethos of the charity and the services they offer and be committed to the causes of social inclusion and empowerment.
For more information, please contact Adam Stacey, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment.
Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.
Closing date: 4 July 2022
Interview: w/c 11 July 2022
Personal Assistant to the Chair of District
You will be a confident and well organised worker, able to facilitate and enhance the work of our Chair of District. You will work compentently and confidently with office IT (Word, Outlook etc.). You will come across as approachable, personable, and professional to those who communicate with you. You will be part of a small friendly team.
- managing email correspondence
- managing diary and meetings
- minute taking and action recording
- maintaining confidentiality
- calmly assisting the Chair of District keep on top of a full work schedule
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.