Sudbury, Suffolk
£60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Role Purpose:

The Bridge Project is embarking on an ambitious expansion project involving not only a relocation, but a reinvention of service offerings to diversify income streams and increase presence in the local community. The CEO role purpose is work collaboratively with the Trustees to develop and deliver the strategy for the Charity’s cultural and organisational development, leading on partnership and business development, and being an effective advocate for the Charity and its beneficiaries.

As principal ambassador, the CEO will communicate a compelling vision of the Bridge Project mission to be community led and ensure that services are responsive to the evolving needs of the wider community and reflective of a culture in which vulnerable adults flourish. As a transformational leader and people specialist you will play a critical role in rallying all those involved to the cause by encouraging decisiveness, fostering open communication, and enabling staff to perform at their best.

About the Bridge Project:

The Bridge Project is a dynamic charity with the primary purpose of assisting disadvantaged adults within the local community of Sudbury. We are a unique food-focussed social enterprise where hospitality and community are at the heart of what we provide, which is built on an ethos of sharing and inclusivity. We provide day services for adults with learning disabilities to help them develop new skills, and through our supported living home we provide residential care. The aim of the Bridge Project is to enrich the lives of our service users and to support them with living fulfilled and independent lives. Working at the Bridge Project is both intellectually challenging and personally rewarding.

Key details: 

​Reporting to: Bridge Project Board of Trustees

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week worked flexibly across the week (may include some weekends)

Benefits: 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank/public holidays

Responsible for: 

Strategy and Leadership: 

  • Led by the vision defined by the Board of Trustees, develop and implement strategies, including those bringing significant change for the Charity, ensuring that risks and threats are robustly managed.   
  • Be an inspirational leader for the organisation, so that it consistently achieves excellence, and invites innovation and change.

Governance and Compliance:

  • Take full accountability for the Charity in fulfilling its legal, health and safety, and regulatory responsibilities. Ensure that best practice in governance and safeguarding remains paramount during the change management process and maintained to an exemplary standard.

Financial Control and Income Generation: 

  • Develop and deliver the Charity’s business plan, develop income streams, and take responsibility for funding applications. Reviewing progress against plans, budgets and setting appropriate targets to maintain and enhance commercial performance.

Job Application Process:

To apply please provide a comprehensive CV, including details of your achievements in each role. Please include a supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the criteria as outlined in the job description and person specification contained within the CEO job pack (attached).

Please note you are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. You will initially be contacted if shortlisted to attend a 20 minute telephone interview. 

First stage interview: 23rd July 2021

Any applicant successful at second interview and provided with a conditional job offer will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and Barred Adults List Check in accordance with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Refreshed on: 06 July 2021
Closed date: 20 July 2021
Tags: Operations, Governance

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