Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£40,000 pro rata for 4 days a week
Permanent, Part-time, Flexible = 4 days a week
Job description

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help (CHH) is looking for a talented multi-tasker to lead this friendly volunteer-resourced charity, into a sustainable post-Covid future.

CHH is a small charity in the midst of fundamental change. The Charity Director will need to be innovative and imaginative with a pragmatic and hands-on approach.  They will provide leadership for the charity, be responsible for its administration and financial management, and oversee operational activities. They will work closely with the Board of Trustees to develop the long-term strategy and business plan.

CHH (formerly CAMTAD) is a well-respected charity with a long-established track record in the county.  It has a dedicated and passionate team of six Trustees, six part-time staff and 120+ volunteers, most of whom have hearing loss.

Our mission is to support people (particularly older people) with hearing loss across Cambridgeshire to maintain their independence and wellbeing. Prior to the Covid emergency, we supported approximately 6,500 service users a year, of whom 95% were aged 65+, through the provision of NHS hearing aid maintenance and hearing loss advice. We did this via community drop-in sessions, home visits, residential home visits and prison visits, in partnership with Cambridgeshire NHS audiology services and Cambridgeshire County Council’s sensory services. Other free services offered were community talks and assistive technology demonstrations, peer support, ‘Living Well with Hearing Loss’ workshops, and lip-reading classes.

The Covid emergency brought a complete halt to our 41 drop-in sessions around Cambridgeshire.  The service has been reconfigured and has restarted but is in the early stages of recovery.

The role of the new Charity Director will be to support the service through the current emergency, plan for a full recovery once it is possible to do so, and develop a strategy for the future, delivering on our mission and the requirements and expectations of our partners. 

CHH (formerly CAMTAD) is a well-respected charity with a long-established track record in the county.  It has a dedicated and passionate team of six Trustees, six part-time staff and 120+ volunteers, most of whom have hearing loss.

Our mission is to support people (particularly older people) with hearing loss across Cambridgeshire to maintain their independence and wellbeing. Prior to the Covid emergency, we supported approximately 6,500 service users a year, of whom 95% were aged 65+, through the provision of NHS hearing aid maintenance and hearing loss advice. We did this via community drop-in sessions, home visits, residential home visits and prison visits, in partnership with Cambridgeshire NHS audiology services and Cambridgeshire County Council’s sensory services. Other free services offered were community talks and assistive technology demonstrations, peer support, ‘Living Well with Hearing Loss’ workshops, and lip-reading classes.

The Covid emergency brought a complete halt to our 41 drop-in sessions around Cambridgeshire.  The service has been reconfigured and has restarted but is in the early stages of recovery.

The role of the new Charity Director will be to support the service through the current emergency, plan for a full recovery once it is possible to do so, and develop a strategy for the future, delivering on our mission and the requirements and expectations of our partners. 

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Cambridgeshire Hearing Help

Founded in June 1979 under the name of CAMTAD (Cambridge Campaign for Acquired Deafness), we are run by and for people with hearing loss. We ha... Read more

Refreshed on: 18 February 2021
Closed date: 28 February 2021
Tags: Senior Management, Project Management

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