£28,000 - £30,000 per year Pro rata
Part-time, Temporary, 6 month contract (maternity cover) Contract
Job description

Interim CEO at Proper Job CIO: We have a vacancy for an experienced senior manager for a temporary role of CEO (6 months maternity cover) for our thriving environmental charity. You will have overall responsibility for running an effective charity and working towards Proper Job’s vision. This is a “holding” role, with no substantial development work planned during the next 6 months. Providing stability, engendering confidence throughout the team, and overseeing the routine everyday work of the charity will be the main focus. Supporting the charity’s recovery from the impact of the pandemic and consolidating its core purpose and relationship with the community. To be responsible for the management of the Resource Centre, Uptown and our educational workshops. To make sure that the organization as a whole is well organised, resourced sufficiently and that the charity is fulfilling its objectives. To provide a strong link between the board of trustees and the staff team. To directly manage any volunteers or self-employed workers who are contributing to the work of the charity. To continue our presence/ interest in any partnership working or community groups.

The Charity

Proper Job is a successful, community-led environmental charity, located in the small, Dartmoor town of Chagford in West Devon. It’s a locally rooted response to a global issue; that of wasted resources and the profound disconnect between what we buy and what we throw away. It aims to reclaim and retain these wasted resources on behalf of its community, challenging and changing perceptions in the process. By doing so, it also demonstrates to the world the level of change thats possible to effect from a grassroots level.


Proper Job has three arms: a community reuse centre on the edge of the town that takes people’s unwanted items for reuse, composting and recycling (The Resource Centre), and another that’s a second- hand clothes and homeware boutique shop in the centre of town, that sells the best seasonal items donated to the centre (Uptown). The third arm is a programme of in-person and online educational outreach work in line with Proper Job’s charitable objectives. As such, they address the way we live in the world and the value we place on its resources, and seek to define a better, healthier future for people and planet.

The candidate

You will have experience in a senior role in the charity or education sector or comparable organisation. You will be confident in all aspects of human resources, financial management and public relations. You will be able to quickly build professional relationships and have the experience to line manage and support our employees and volunteers creating stability and harmony across the different teams. You will have excellent problem-solving skills and be resilient, calm and effective when issues arise. You will understand the importance of a safe working environment, clear boundaries and strong customer and community relationships.

The normal working hours for this role are 24 per week and the salary is £28-£30K pro rata

The role is based at Proper Job Resource Centre in Chagford, with some home working when possible.

Application by C.v. and covering letter by 5 p.m. on Monday 8th March.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th March – Friday 10th March

Posted on: 25 February 2021
Closed date: 12 March 2021
Tags: Senior Management

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