Dorchester, Dorset
£40,000 - £42,000 per annum (negotiable based on skills and experience)
Permanent, Part-time, Negotiable hours, Full-time
Job description

Role: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Salary: c£40,000 to £42,000 per annum (negotiable based on skills and experience)
Location: Dorchester, Dorset (currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Please note Dorset Advocacy will aim for a hybrid of workplaces between the office and remote working when possible)
Contract: Permanent, full time/part time, negotiable hours
Start date: ASAP from mid-June 2021

Dorset Advocacy began its work in June 1993 as a citizen advocacy scheme. The focus then was on creating long term one-to-one partnerships between people with learning disabilities and volunteers who got to know their ‘partner’ and then spoke up with and for them to make sure they got a fair deal in life. We continue to support people with learning disabilities but we have considerably widened our scope over the years to include other disadvantaged groups providing mainly issues-based services.

We are extremely proud of our experienced team of staff and volunteer advocates who have helped develop Dorset Advocacy from a tiny organisation supporting just a few dozen people, to an employer of 35 staff and 30 volunteers, which now helps around 4000 people every year.

After 5 successful years, our Chief Executive is to leave in the summer and we are looking for an outstanding and passionate individual who will lead Dorset Advocacy through its next chapter. This is an exciting challenge for someone with a track-record of inspiring operational and strategic leadership and the ability to build meaningful and influential relationships with our key stakeholders. We would also be looking for someone with strong financial acumen, business planning, budget setting and operational resource management.

The Chief Executive will ensure that we provide modern and effective services reflecting the needs and interests of our members, further the advancement of advocacy in all its forms and fulfil our charitable purposes in the most effective and efficient way possible.

With experience at similar level, and with excellent communication and collaborative skills, the ideal candidate will also have a track record of submitting successful tenders and funding applications.

The Chief Executive will also require strong knowledge of governance and resource management, ensuring appropriate infrastructure and controls are in place for effective and sustainable performance.

This role will be subject to a clear DBS check.

Closing Date: 27th April 2021
Initial Interviews: w/c 10 May (to be held virtually)

If you feel excited by the challenges posed by this role and would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our HR Partner's website, where you complete the application process.

Dorset Advocacy is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. 

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Posted on: 08 April 2021
Closing date: 27 April 2021
Job ref: 157441_HRDA
Tags: Business Development, Governance
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