Newbury, West Berkshire

£60,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

JO1679

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Job Description

Job Title:  Chief Executive

Hours: Full time / permanent

Salary: £60,000

Location:  Newbury

We are working in partnership with a well-established charity, West Berkshire Mencap, which provides high quality services to people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals.  The charity is looking to appoint a Chief Executive to lead and grow West Berkshire Mencap.  Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive is a key position in motivating all staff and attracting prospective donors.  This individual will act as an ambassador for the charity, building relationships outside and within the organisation.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • At least 4 years’ senior management leadership experience with the capacity to direct and support a charity to achieve its objectives
  • Evidence of strategic thinking and vision, with the ability to analyse complex concepts and information
  • Financial acumen to set up and manage a budget, and interpret profit, loss and balance sheets, management and SAGE reports
  • Ability to develop social enterprise activities that provide a surplus for the organisation
  • Proven experience of exerting influence at a regional level
  • Experience of working with, and developing positive relationships with, a board
  • Proven skills to broaden the income base and experience of successful fundraising

You will be entrepreneurial and flexible with a participative and inclusive management style, and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of internal and external individuals. Self-motivated and proactive, you will be able to identify opportunities whilst raising and maintaining the profile of the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person. To apply please submit your CV and supporting statement, quoting our reference JO1679.

For any further information, please contact Jenny Warner, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment.

Closing date for applications: 8 August 2019

First interview date: 3, 4, 5 September 2019

Second interview date: w/c 16th September