Chief Executive

circa £85,000 + benefits
03 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Chief Executive
circa £85,000 + benefits
Location: Highgate, London NW5

Gingerbread is the leading charity supporting, advising, and representing the interests of the 2 million single parent families, a quarter of all families with dependent children, in England and Wales. We are held in high regard by successive Governments, by over 100 local groups nationwide, by our 72,000 members, and by the many Trusts, Foundations and employers who support us financially.

We are ambitious in our wish to extend our Reach, Profile, and Advice and Information Service to those single parent families who are currently not part of our active client group, but who may need our help. We will also continue to campaign on behalf of all single parent families to secure their best interests in the alleviation of financial hardship and the building of more positive image of the place of single parents in society.

Gingerbread wishes to recruit an exceptional individual to the post of Chief Executive who, in collaboration with the Senior Management Team, will be responsible to the Board for all aspects of the organisation’s strategy and operations. 

The CEO will lead a team of directors responsible for all aspects of the charity’s operations; including policy, campaigns, expert and peer support services and employment services, as well as income generation, finance, and people.  The role is wide-ranging also requiring the post holder to be an ambassador, campaigner, fundraiser, negotiator and relationship builder.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant strategic senior leadership experience at CEO or Director level; with a proven ability to deliver results. Additionally you will have an in depth understanding of the voluntary sector and an empathy with the issues that face single parent families.

To read the full Role and Person description, and for further details on how to apply, please visit the Prospectus website via the button below.

Closing date: Sunday 30th October 2016