Closing in 4 days
London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£34,000 - £36,000 per year (pro rota)
Permanent, Part-time, 17.5 - 21 hours (2.5 - 3 days) per week, negotiable for the right candidate
Job description

Chief Executive Officer 

Part time, 17.5 - 21 hours (2.5 - 3 days) per week, negotiable for the right candidate 

Salary: £34-36,000 (pro rata) 

Location: Office base in N1, London with flexible work options  

Flexible hours offered - you will need to ensure your time in the office overlaps with other staff. 

About Maths on Toast 

Maths on Toast is the family maths charity. Our vision is to become the go-to voluntary organisation for family maths in the UK, transforming children’s and parents’ experience of doing maths together. 

Founded in 2012 we have historically worked with families and communities, primarily in Camden, Brent and surrounding London boroughs. We are currently developing our operations to widen and expand our national reach. Our mission is to help every family feel positive, empowered and inspired about maths – that maths is something that they can do and enjoy, overcoming barriers such as negative attitudes to maths and maths anxiety. Find out more about what we do, why and our story.  

We engage families in hands-on, exploratory, creative maths activities and work collaboratively with libraries, community settings, schools, family learning teams, charities and arts organisations to offer a wide range of fun events, projects, programmes, products and services. Our charity has big ambitions to grow in the coming years, further developing programmes of work that can extend our reach.   


If you believe that children and parents should be empowered and supported to feel positive about learning, and you would like to lead a dynamic and innovative charity, then we welcome your application.  

About the role  

This is a varied role with opportunities to network, fundraise, advocate, project manage and ultimately bring together a small group of 3 part-time staff to achieve amazing things. A friendly and committed Board of Trustees will support you to achieve the charities and your personal development goals.  

You will maintain our commitment to emotionally-aware engagement with mathematics seeking awe, inspiration, exploration and enjoyment and avoiding, or addressing, anxiety and alienation 


Core responsibilities  

Strategic fundraising and income generation  

  • Lead and develop the charity’s fundraising strategy to ensure continued growth, with support from Advisors and Board of Trustees  

  • Provide a compelling vision that Trustees can champion and get behind to support  

  • Proactively seek new opportunities and partnerships to generate income including corporate, statutory and community partners, being open to collaboration  

  • Write and submit funding applications and impact reports 


Partnership building, relationships and marketing 

  • Develop, implement and evaluate a strategic framework to support organisational goals and craft stakeholder engagement. 

  • Represent the charity at events and present our work to stakeholders which could include community educators, local authorities, library teams, teachers or families 

  • Network and develop relationships with local and national partners to generate productive and beneficial relationships for the charity  


Leadership and project management 

  • Manage funded projects and programmes to ensure deliverables are achieved, deadlines are met, quality of experience and output are good and effective evaluation systems are in place 

  • Assess the viability, capacity and resources needed for potential new projects to ensure they align with the charity’s strategic aims 

  • Maintain a strong understanding of existing projects, programmes, products and activities, so as to be able to present and demonstrate them 

  • Oversee the continued development of training programmes, including the training of staff to confidently deliver these effectively  



  • Lead the implementation of the Maths on Toast strategic plans in collaboration with and reporting to the Board of Trustees  

  • Drive forward ongoing development and implementation of organisational policy such as safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion 

  • Support the team and Trustees to ensure smooth monthly financial processes incl. budget management and annual account reconciliation  

  • Ensure the Annual Report is written and produced to a high standard  


Key requirements  

  • Empathy and commitment to champion our approach to stakeholders and funders 

  • Passionate and motivated fundraiser with experience within the charity sector 

  • Entrepreneurial mindset who is not afraid to try new things   

  • Relationship builder, with experience making new connections and collaborations  

  • Organised and strategic, whilst being flexible to manage multiple priorities and deadlines 

  • Knowledge of formal and informal primary education and child-led learning approaches. 

  • Understanding of, and ability to explain, disseminate and justify our commitment to a creative maths approach for different audiences 

  • Insight of working with local authorities, procuring service delivery contracts etc 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Project management skills and experience 

Application resources
More about Maths on Toast

Maths on Toast is the family maths charity. We’re on a mission to give all families and communities playful, hands-on, creative expe... Read more

Refreshed on: 04 August 2022
Closing date: 17 August 2022 at 17:00
Job ref: CEO
Tags: Senior Management, Advocacy

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