East Sussex

FTE - £50,000 per year

Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

Headway East Sussex

Vacancy for Chief Executive Officer

Part Time – 21 hours per week

£50,000 (FTE)

Based in Newick, East Sussex with regular travel to Eastbourne, Brighton and other areas around East Sussex.  Occasional travel to other Headway organisations around the country including Headway UK.

Headway East Sussex offers rehabilitation and support services for people living across the county with acquired brain injuries.  Our services extend to their families and carers.  People may be referred to us by the hospital or clinical services providing their medical care, Adult Social Care or by insurance companies where there is a legal claim in progress.  Alternatively, our clients self-refer because they have an awareness of the services Headway organisations can provide.

In whatever way our clients reach us, we strive to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and reablement services to support them and their families both practically and emotionally.

An exciting opportunity is now available to join us as Chief Executive Officer to lead the successful development and implementation of our strategic plan.  Our new delivery framework is based on a network of satellite hubs across the county offering a combination of outreach and community-based services to clients and their carers in locations close to their homes.  This will provide opportunities for expanding our services, enabling clients to meet and connect with others as well as facilitating closer links with our external partners and service organisations. 

To achieve our plans, we are seeking a highly driven individual who can guide our organisation with determination, compassion and resilience.  We need an effective communicator who is adept at building sustainable relationships with external stakeholders, cares passionately about the services we deliver and who will be a strong leader ensuring positive experiences for all our employees and volunteer workers. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring good governance and compliance with charity commission requirements and our obligations to our funders.  Leadership experience in the charity sector or in a service organisation supporting people with disabilities is essential.

Closing Date: 13th September 2019