This is a rare opportunity to develop your career by becoming the leader of a small charity.
Aftermath Support began as a pilot scheme for Merseyside, funded and supported by the Home Office, with the single aim of improving the support provided to victims of incidents involving road death and serious injury. The pilot scheme ended in 2005 and since then the charity has grown to be a registered charity that offers free, confidential advice and support from trained volunteers. This ranges from emotional support on how to cope with grief to practical support such as advice on funeral Grants and civil law.
The charity works closely with victims and bereaved families and is supported by numerous other organisations to form a considerable network of support. An essential component of this work is that it empowers victims to make informed choices in relation to the support available to them as well as raising public awareness of the devastation road traffic collisions cause to the victims and their families.
As one client said:
“I found it very hard to process and cope after my accident. Julie guided me through it and I always felt that I could trust her 100%. I don’t know how I would have coped without her help and can honestly say that the work you do is fantastic”.
Following the retirement of the current General Manager, the Board are keen to appoint a new leader that can work with them to develop the charity further. The role is about building internal capacity and resources, especially IT and systems. It’s also about continuing to expand and develop a skilled and passionate group of volunteers who work directly with clients and partner organisations.
You’ll be someone that has management experience and is ready for a leadership role. You’ll have the skills to motivate staff and volunteers and the personal drive and energy to bring about change in the organisation.
As you’d expect with a small organisation, you’ll need to roll your sleeves up and help deliver the service – supporting the staff team and volunteers in working directly with victims and families. You’ll also manage the organisation – its finances and processes, so fundraising skills would be a huge advantage. In return, you’ll get a job that is fast-paced, flexible, important and incredibly rewarding.
How To Apply
Please contact BTA to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.
Please get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Midday, Monday 22nd March 2021
Interview Date: Friday 2nd April 2021
This search is being conducted exclusively for Aftermath Support by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.