Citizens Advice Rother District
East Sussex
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
Up to £35,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Permanent, Part-time, 28 hours per week (flexible working pattern)
Job description

A rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced strategic leader, with knowledge of the voluntary and advice sectors, to join Rother District Citizens Advice as Chief Officer.

Chief Officer

Up to £35,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Part time, 28 hours per week (flexible working pattern)

Permanent

Bexhill, Rother District, East Sussex

Citizens Advice Rother District has been giving quality advice and information to the local community for over 50 years. We provide free confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives. We value diversity promote equality and challenge discrimination wherever we see it. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. 

As Chief Officer you will be responsible for leading a team of 4 paid staff and around 25 volunteers.  Working closely with our supportive Trustee Board, you will be instrumental in supporting the Rother District community, as part of the Citizens Advice national network of charities.

This is a diverse role in which you will oversee all operational aspects of the organisation, including planning and development, governance, service delivery and resource acquisition. You will have the skills to recruit, develop and motivate staff and volunteers. You will also have a track record of financial management and budgetary control, as well as managing IT in a business environment. A strong communicator and influencer, you will build relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders and will possess excellent networking and interpersonal skills.

Most of our funding comes from our local authority. We do however raise funds from other sources and we are committed to finding new and innovative ways of serving our community. You will therefore have a track record of successful income generation and managing strategic development.

Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro rata
  • 3% employer pension contribution
  • Flexible working hours to suit the requirement of the role
  • Comprehensive training and ongoing development
  • Attractive office in central Bexhill, close to mainline station
  • Free parking under current arrangements with the local authority

How to apply

For further information and an application pack please click the how to apply button.

Please send completed application by post or email using the addresses within the Application Form.

CVs are not accepted.

If you would like an informal discussion about any aspect of the role please make the request by email and our Chief Officer will arrange a convenient time to contact you.

Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Interviews will take place in mid-December 2020.

We are looking for the new Chief Officer to start early in 2021 and to work during a handover period alongside the current Chief Officer, who is retiring.

Posted on: 04 November 2020
Closed date: 30 November 2020
Tags: Operations, Governance