Coventry, West Midlands
£38,000 - £42,000 per year (pro rata), depending on experience
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

This is an exciting time to join the Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre in our newly developed Executive Director role.  We are a small but growing charity, at a key point in our development. The Executive Director will help shape our future and develop the charity in innovative and creative ways. This is a unique opportunity to have a genuine impact.

The Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre is in its 6th year. We support adults with muscular dystrophy (pwMD) by providing specialist physiotherapy and other therapies that help them to manage their condition and maintain their independence.  We are the only organisation in the Midlands region to do so, and one of only two in the UK. 

We have secured five year funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to expand across the Midlands.  Key targets include opening three new satellite clinics in the Black Country, Worcestershire and Northants and expanding capacity at existing sites in Coventry, Birmingham and Loughborough.

We are looking for a talented and creative person with excellent project and people management, communication and relationship building skills to take over management of the charity from our Chair of Trustees from April 2020.  Reporting to the Board of Trustees you will be responsible for developing and delivering the Lottery project alongside future organisational strategy.  You will come with experience of developing partnerships within the voluntary, social enterprise and / or statutory sector; crucial in developing our new satellites and engaging investors to sustain them.

You will have an entrepreneurial flair, alongside effective leadership skills, and an appreciation for the use of paperless and digital technologies for increased efficiency.  A self-starter with a creative streak, an innovative approach and an aptitude for problem solving and logistical planning, you will also engage with fundraising and be supportive of the Philanthropy Manager and team in achieving income targets.

During an initial development phase, you will lead on recruitment of new staff for the project team and oversee a consultancy assignment to create an evaluation plan for the project.  Working with the Trustees, you will facilitate a new Project Board, and steering groups at each satellite led by pwMD to oversee and co-produce key activities for the project.

Initially we are offering 28 hours per week, with the potential to increase to full time from years 4-5.  Since we are looking for someone very special we are prepared to be flexible for the right person.  The nature of the role will involve travel to our satellites, meetings with stakeholders and some out of hours work.  Other benefits include a salary of £38k - £42k per annum dependent on experience (pro rata), 28 days annual leave per annum including bank holidays (pro rata); and a 3% employer contribution pension scheme.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further information. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Natasha Sweet, Philanthropy Manager.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to upload a CV and covering letter detailing how your experience fits the person specification. The closing date for applications is 5th January 2020. We will be holding initial interviews w/e 19th January 2020. Further information is available on our website.

Other information

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community and actively promote equal opportunities. Please note this position requires full references and a DBS check which will be carried out prior to employment.

Refreshed on: 21 December 2019
Closed date: 05 January 2020
Job ref: Executive Director
Tags: Senior Management, Business Development

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.