Closing in 5 days
Surrey (Hybrid)
£31,000 - £34,000 FTE (£16,533 - £18,133 for 20hrs per week)
Contract, Annual renewable contract, Part-time
Job description

Family Voice Surrey is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation run by parent carers which aims to bring about positive change for young people with additional needs, living in Surrey by giving families a strong collective voice.   

We know that parent carers are the best people to help identify any problems families experience with getting the right support for their children and will work with Surrey families in fulfilling our vision, which is for a society that: 

  • allows families whose children have additional needs to be heard 
  • allows ALL children to thrive and are supported to achieve their dreams 
  • celebrates difference and diversity 
  • breaks down the barriers faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

FVS is now looking for their next Chief Executive Officer, a strong operational leader, networker and communicator who is able to make a significant contribution in helping us to achieve our mission. The CEO will have the determination to ensure that when key decisions are made that we see the faces, hear the different voices and perspectives of our community reflected, so that we can bring about positive change.  

With a growing membership and a challenging financial environment, we must become more innovative in our approach, more agile in how we do things, more aware of the importance in harnessing the talents of our members, staff, and together with our partners, more determined in addressing equality of access to services and timely support for SEND families.

If you think that you’ve got what it takes to: 

  • ensure that the FVS offer remains relevant to its Members
  • inspire, lead and manage the organisation
  • work closely with our team, the Trustee board and external partners to ensure our plans align with the FVS mission, vision, values and positioning.

………..then we would love to hear from you. 

To be considered for this role, you must have lived experience of living with or caring for a young person with additional needs; demonstrate that you can develop innovative and creative solutions to problem solving; and how you have applied your unique leadership skills and experience while learning from others too.  

The CEO will engage and build strong relationships with our Members and Surrey families, staff, funding partners and partner organisations so you will have the confidence to speak up in meetings, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in a variety of situations in representing a range of views.  

FVS welcomes applications from a diverse and broad range of backgrounds. We offer flexible and home-based working – however, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to various locations within Surrey, with the Family Voice Surrey office based in Leatherhead. 

Closing date 10th July 2022.

1st round interviews will be held via Teams on 15th July.

2nd round interviews will be held in person on 18th July. 



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Posted on: 13 June 2022
Closing date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: FVS CEO
Tags: Senior Management, Business Development

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