Yarl’s Wood Befrienders (YWB) support people detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (YWIRC) and in some cases provide post-detention support. We are looking for an individual to take on the role of CEO. We are seeking an energetic and compassionate individual to take the organisation forward at this pivotal time, given the expected changes at YWIRC and in the wider immigration detention environment. The CEO will provide strategic leadership, developing best-practice ways to develop the charity’s services, generate income, raise awareness of its work and cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships. The CEO is also responsible with the board for setting and maintaining the tone, vision and culture of the organisation in a collaborative working environment.
As the organisation’s CEO, you will lead the organisation with the board of trustees, working closely with members of staff, trustees and volunteers to provide a high standard of service to our beneficiaries. You will ensure that our services are accessible to all beneficiaries in accordance with our mission statement to meet their emotional and practical needs. You will ensure that the charity complies with its legal obligations to the Charity Commission. You will manage staff and volunteers of the charity as well as managing the office on a day-to-day basis.