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Airedale Centre, West Yorkshire (Hybrid)
£45,000 per year
Part-time (28 hours per week)
Contract (3 years)
Job description

Join Dementia Friendly Keighley (DFK) as Chief Executive.

As a dynamic Chief Executive you’ll support us through an exciting new stage in our development and will feel confident in strategically shaping, managing and delivering the business plan of the organisation.

About The Role

Leading on project delivery, monitoring and outreach projects, you will also ensure the DFK information centre is supported to continue running successfully. You will be comfortable turning your hand to all aspects of running a small organisation, and leading it to excel. This will include:

  • Outreach work to raise awareness of dementia across the diverse Keighley community

  • Ensuring delivery against the requirements of our current funders, collating and providing the evidence for this

  • Actively seeking and securing further funding streams

  • Growing the services we offer

  • Overseeing our centre and a small team of staff and volunteers

  • Becoming a Dementia Champion

This is an interesting and varied role which will suit someone who enjoys being involved in the day to day, whilst also contributing to the strategic aims and success of the organisation.

As we are entering a new phase, the trustees are seeking this new role to support them to focus on governance rather than management. You will have the opportunity therefore to shape this role within the parameters set by our Mission, Vision and the funders we have.

The organisation has a high public presence in the community and is much respected so you will be expected to be comfortable as an ambassador and demonstrate a passion and commitment to what we do and stand for. 

About You 

You will have a passion for working with people living with dementia and feel enthused by the positive, empowering ethos at DFK. 

You will have a personal/professional understanding of dementia and how it impacts on all  aspects of life for people living with dementia, those caring for them, and their family  and friends. 

You will have a track record as a successful senior leader in a charitable organisation of a comparable size or equivalent managerial or director experience.

You will be confident in public speaking and have excellent communication skills, being able to convey a message with impact to engender trust, and be comfortable communicating with senior stakeholders, staff, volunteers and funders.

You will have experience working with external funders, understanding the importance of delivering a project as agreed, as well as  being comfortable with completing the monitoring and reporting aspects.

You will live in, or have close connections to, the local area where we work.

You will be an effective team leader, understanding how to bring the best out in people, and adapting your leadership style to engender excellent working relationships.

If you'd like an informal chat about the role, please contact Helen Bradley, Chair of Trustees by contacting the DFK centre.

Interviews will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd July and Friday 5th July. 

For more information about our work, please visit our website. 

Application resources
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Dementia Friendly Keighley View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 10 June 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 20:00
Tags: Advice, Information, Campaigning, Communications, PR, Finance, Fundraising, Management, Advocacy, Business Development, Volunteer Management, Operations, Governance

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