Ealing, Greater London
Hounslow, Greater London
£53,525 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


The Chief Executive provides strong leadership for the organisation and is responsible for delivering its services, administration, and financial management to appropriate standards. Working closely with the trustees, the Chief Executive develops long term strategy, budgets and business plans and ensures EHCVS complies with relevant law and regulations. The Chief Executive acts as an ambassador for EHCVS, playing a key role in developing effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


The Chief Executive is accountable to the Board of Trustees via the Chair of the Board  


You will need to sign up to the values of EHCVS and be a passionate advocate for the voluntary and community sector within Ealing and Hounslow. Working in a small organisation necessitates the Chief Executive to be both strategic and hands on at various times. You will need to be able to inspire, develop and encourage our staff team whilst ensuring that performance is managed, targets are met, and that they work effectively and efficiently as a team. You will need to be a self-starter with a strong work ethic.


The Chief Executive is responsible for maintaining an effective working relationship with the trustees and for corporate leadership and management including:

  • Work with the trustees to develop long term strategies, policies and plans.
  • Ensure that the operation of the organisation is consistent with the principles and objectives set by the board, advise the board on associated risks and managing those risks.
  • Direct the operational activity of the organisation in cooperation with colleagues to ensure the achievement of business plans and objectives.
  • Take overall responsibility for financial management and for delivering activities within agreed budgets.
  • Annually review and update the EHCVS strategic plan.
  • Oversee the implementation of the organisation’s marketing and communications plans.
  • Develop and sustain appropriate quality frameworks.
  • Identify and respond to external events that affect EHCVS and manage business and operational risks.
  • Ensure systems are in place for monitoring, measuring and reporting on operational performance to trustees and funders.
  • Develop and maintain the organisation’s reputation, culture and values with staff, beneficiaries, funders, partners and other bodies.
  • Lead EHCVS’s operational management and ensure compliance with legislation, regulation and internal policies.
  •  Advising and supporting the EHCVS Board of Trustees to fulfil its responsibilities for the proper governance of the organisation and act as the Company Secretary.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the board including organising meetings, preparing Trustee briefings, keeping minutes/records, ensure action on Board decisions, responding to Trustee enquiries.


The Chief Executive is responsible for ensuring ongoing positive strategic partnerships and for ensuring that EHCVS meets the needs of its current and future beneficiaries, including:  

  • Develop productive relationships with funders in order to secure funding for EHCVS’s services to support front-line third sector organisations.
  • Enhance and develop existing and new stakeholder relationships including relationships between the VCS and relevant local government and NHS bodies in Ealing and Hounslow and surrounding areas, and also with the private sector to maximise support for the voluntary and community sector.
  • Promote and build greater awareness of the value of the VCS and of EHCVS, particularly with local statutory agencies, media and elected representatives in the boroughs we serve.
  • Develop and maintain communication within the VCS and between the VCS and statutory partners
  • Represent EHCVS at meetings, conferences and events, giving presentations and promoting a positive image of the borough, EHCVS and the VCS, and their achievements.
  • Seek to build VCS consortia with multiple capabilities to bid for funding, thereby strengthening alliances within the sector and obtaining income for VCS partners.
  • To ensure EHCVS representation on local and regional committees, working groups etc as appropriate within the constraints of available resources.
  • Provide advice, assistance and influence on policy, strategy and practice including the implications of new legislation, changing service needs and demands, and emerging community issues to the VCS, Council, CCG and Borough Partnerships.
  • Innovate, develop, challenge and evaluate existing policy and practice towards the VCS across the Council, CCG, LSP, private sector and other partners. 
  • Work with local VCS organisations and statutory agencies to promote equality, inclusion, cohesion and community leadership.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging issues and good practice to inform the voluntary and community sector’s activity, development and engagement.
  • Facilitate the voice, representation and influence of the VCS through the development of the relevant VCS networks.
  • Ensure the development and delivery to the highest standard of appropriate services to meet the needs of VCS organisations in Ealing and Hounslow. Ensure the delivering of high-quality training, advice and support.


The Chief Executive assists the trustees with the stewardship of resources to ensure that EHCVS continues to be well financed and to:

  •   Support the Board of Trustees to fulfil their legal and financial responsibilities.
  •   Ensure adequate financial and human resources are available to carry out activity as     agreed with the Board of Trustees, including income generation from a variety of sources.
  •  Manage and work within agreed budgets.
  •  Ensure the relevant management reporting of financial information, including preparation of annual budgets and reviews throughout the year.
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of all funding bodies and all appropriate legislation.
  •  Take overall responsibility for day-to-day financial management.
  •  Responsibility for organising the annual general meeting and producing the annual report.


Attend personal supervision and appraisal meetings with the chair of Trustees or agreed substitute.

Be aware of own training needs and participate in training/education to improve performance considered relevant to the post and to achieve agreed targets.

Comply at all times with the policies and procedures of EHCVS.

Ensure that EHCVS Equal Opportunities policies, principles and practices are observed and implemented throughout service delivery.

Act as a representative of the values, beliefs and principles of EHCVS at all times.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation.

Please complete the application form below plus equal opportunities monitoring form.

Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd October, 5.00pm

Interviews will be held week-commencing Monday 19th October 2020

We look forward to receiving your completed application. However, if you have not heard from us by Friday 16th October, unfortunately this means that you have not been shortlisted. We will not be able to give feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted.



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Posted on: 14 September 2020
Closed date: 02 October 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Governance