SW18, London
£60,000 - £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for an outstanding, values driven and passionate Chief Executive to help realise our vision of a world where everybody with a spinal cord injury can reach their full potential.  

In May 2020, we’ll embark on a new five-year strategy so we’re looking for an exceptional leader to play a role in its development and delivery. This is an exciting time to join a growing charity, with ambitious plans to evolve our services to reach more people affected by spinal cord injury.

About Back Up

Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, proactive telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education. 

What does the role involve?

As Back Up’s CEO, you’ll provide clear and mission-driven strategic leadership to the charity, ensuring financial sustainability and growth. You’ll be responsible for the operational delivery of the strategic plan, as well as staff leadership, management and administration of the organisation. You’ll also act an ambassador for the charity and champion for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our staff team, volunteers and trustees are incredibly passionate about Back Up’s work and leading our organisation will be an exciting, challenging and very rewarding experience.

Who should apply?

The successful candidate will have proven experience of strategic leadership, empowering staff and volunteers, and growing programmes or services to deliver at scale. Critical to your success will be your outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to develop a high performing senior leadership team, ambitious and entrepreneurial approach and fit with our core values and culture.  Although not essential, a lived experience of disability or spinal cord injury would be desirable.

What is the timetable for the recruitment process?

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019

1st stage interviews with Back Up: w/c 28 October 2019

2nd stage interviews: w/c 11 November 2019

Target to appoint: w/c 29 November 2019



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Refreshed on: 15 September 2019
Closed date: 30 September 2019
Tags: Senior Management, Business Development