‘Separated Child’ is offering a wonderful opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives and life chances of lone refugee youth, through the role of Chief Executive - a position that is being enlarged and enhanced. It is challenging but highly fulfilling.
This reconfigured post has come about following the resignation of the first Chief Executive of ‘Separated Child’ - who was also the first staff member - after a period of five years, with effect from February 2024.
‘Separated Child’ is poised for growth at an exciting stage of its development, seeking to expand its horizon and extend its reach. The Board of Trustees is keen to appoint a person of vision, integrity and drive to enable that to happen by leading a lively, committed and forward-looking team. It values its own diversity, as it reflects the nature of our society, and it welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.
As Chief Executive, you would be responsible for the leadership of ‘Separated Child’ - both its strategic and its operational management. In collaboration with the Board of Trustees, you would set the overall vision and strategy, and you would establish and oversee its operational plans.
The role carries great responsibility, with pivotal decision-making that affects the performance of ‘Separated Child’ and enables it to develop. It importantly involves attention to the performance, welfare and professional development of staff members.
Reporting: The Chief Executive reports to the Chair and the Board of Trustees; and manages two members of staff and three external consultants.
Working Hours: This is a role EITHER for five days per week (full time) OR 28 hours (0.8 FTE) over four or five days. The detailed working pattern is to be agreed, based on organisational needs and the specific circumstances of the successful candidate. There is a requirement to attend - approximately once a month - Board meetings and some committee meetings, which last into the early evening. There are occasional weekend commitments.
Salary Range: £58, 849-£62, 895 per annum FTE (corresponding to NJC SCP 52 to 56), depending on experience.
Contract: Permanent, upon successful completion of probationary period
Location: This role is home-based but includes occasional travel across the UK.
If you wish to apply for the position of Chief Executive at ‘Separated Child’, please apply via our website or using Quick Apply, being sure to include the following:-
• Your CV
• Information about TWO referees who know you in a professional capacity
• A statement to support your application, specifically addressing clearly how you meet each of
the 12 essential elements of the person specification
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