Stay Safe East
Supporting disabled survivors is seeking an exceptional disabled person to become our next Chief Executive Salary: £45,000 per annum. 35 hours per week.
Post open to job-share.
Stay Safe East is the only specialist Disabled People’s Organisation in the UK working on domestic and sexual abuse, hate crime, institutional and other forms of abuse against disabled people . After ten years of developing the organisation’s work with clients and establishing Stay Safe East as a nationally recognised authority on supporting disabled survivors, our current Chief Executive is stepping down. The Board are seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead our organisation into the next phase of its work. The CEO will have strategic and operational responsibilities, help the organisation to grow sustainably and move on from the challenges of the Covid pandemic. The CEO will consolidate our capacity to influence national strategies, and support our staff and volunteers to support our clients.
This post is only open to disabled people. We particularly welcome applications from disabled women who reflect London’s diverse communities of faith, sexuality, culture, ethnicity and age.
You will have the leadership and organisational skills, resilience and charisma to lead and manage Stay Safe East at an exciting turning point in its existence. You will have experience either as CEO/Director or as a senior manager in a voluntary or public sector organisation, experience of managing financial and HR functions and effective fundraising skills. You should have experiencing of working with disabled people, and a background in managing casework with trauma survivors and ideally experience of policy work. You should be practical and ‘hands on’, be willing to intervene in a crisis and able to offer empathetic support to staff dealing with distressing situations.
Your ethos, values and approach must match those of Stay Safe East. You must be able to work from a human rights, intersectional and social model of disability perspective. You will have a thorough understanding of abuse against disabled people and of gender based violence against women and girls and of the barriers faced by disabled survivors from all backgrounds. You must be passionate about bringing about change for disabled survivors.
In the first three months of the post, you will be working alongside our current CEO, who will then remain as a policy consultant, so you will not be expected to step into all aspects of the role immediately.
First stage interviews will be by zoom on December 18th, second stage interviews on January 8th 2021.