Chief Executive Officer

Harborne, Birmingham
£Competitive + Benefits
27 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type


£Competitive + Benefits

Harborne, Birmingham

Take charge of a successful charity that’s changing the lives of people who are visually impaired.

In Birmingham alone, there are over 29,000 people living with sight loss. Focus Birmingham provides the specialist help these people need – from emotional support and community services to residential care. What’s more we also provide thriving day services for those with sight loss and /or other significant disabilities.  With a £3.5m turnover and over 150 staff, we’re big enough to influence but small enough to make things happen. We now need an inspirational CEO to lead our growth, so we can do more to help vulnerable people. 

As our CEO, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to take the charity further. Focus Birmingham has a good track record of delivering services commissioned by the statutory sector and in building productive partnerships. With our strong governance structure and reputation, you’ll have the ideal foundation on which to build for the future. You’ll be based at our attractive Head Office, at the very heart of our services.

We are committed to offering high quality, innovative services to blind, visually impaired and disabled people in Birmingham and the wider area. To achieve this, you must put in place a long-term plan and guide the team to meet objectives while delivering public benefit. Strategic vision will be crucial, together with communication. An advocate for Focus Birmingham, you’ll inspire progress and take responsibility for overall management. This means providing financial leadership and upholding high standards of governance, all while acting as the charity’s ambassador.

A motivated and forward-thinking professional, you’ll have achieved sustained growth for a business or charity before. You have a degree (or equivalent) plus good financial acumen. You also have sound planning skills and keen commercial awareness. Articulate, with great people skills, you’ll thrive on achieving as part of a team.       

About Us

Losing your sight can be devastating. It can prevent you from driving and working; restrict your social interaction; cause isolation; remove your independence and lead to low self-esteem and depression.  Focus Birmingham works to combat these problems by providing expert support, advice and information to anyone in the Birmingham area affected by sight loss or other disabilities. And because sight loss affects family, friends and carers, we work with them too.

Join us at our great location in Harborne, Birmingham and enjoy a highly fulfilling role that comes with real rewards. Please download our information pack using the link below and send us your CV and covering letter by completing the form below.

Closing Date: 26th October 2016