Chief Executive Officer

Reading, Berkshire
Up to £65,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
19 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Job Description

Title: Lattitude Global Volunteering, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Location: 42 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4BB

Relationships: Reporting to the Chairman and Board of Trustees with direct line management responsibility for the senior leadership team (Group Financial Controller and Regional Directors based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK)

Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Hours: 35 hours a week worked flexibly with core hours of 10.00am to 4.00pm (flexibility will be required having regard to the need to work with widely varying time zones)

Holidays: 25 days per year plus an additional discretionary 3 days between Christmas and New Year

Lattitude Global Volunteering is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead and develop this long established leading provider of medium to long term international voluntary service placements for young people aged 17 to 25.

Based in Reading, UK, but with responsibility for a global team, the new Lattitude CEO will lead a programme of growth through designing and delivering compelling programmes, invigorating volunteer recruitment and improving income and funding streams.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to lead teams, effectively implement change, and work in partnership and build strong relationships. Relevant experience to lead an international youth development charity is a must, as is strong commercial acumen.

The CEO reports to the Board of Trustees on strategic and operational matters and provides information, advice and support to the Board and its Committees on all aspects of its governance function.

About Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude’s mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing inclusive opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a distinctive, challenging, structured volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own. We achieve this by facilitating medium to long term international voluntary service placements for young people aged 17 to 25.

Lattitude (formerly GAP Activity Projects) has been facilitating youth volunteering for 45 years and currently works with c.700 volunteers annually, recruited from countries worldwide. We have well established long-lasting partnerships with a wide range of charitable organisations around the world which provide opportunities for young people to volunteer in the fields of education, health, community, sport and the environment. The largest host programme is in the UK, with Australia, New Zealand and Canada also popular destinations. More recently Lattitude has focused on product development and partnership working to extend reach and impact alongside longstanding programmes.

Lattitude provides unrivalled levels of structured service and support to our volunteers and hosts based on internal and external quality & safety standards, including interviewing all applicants in their home country; briefing them before they depart overseas; providing residential orientation on arrival; risk analysis; 24/7 emergency support during their placement and debriefing on return home.

The global HQ is based in Reading in the UK. Regional Directors are responsible for recruitment and hosting operations in Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia and Pacific. Our Patron is HRH The Princess Royal.

Further Information

The following documents are available for download on our website, where you will also find the Specific Responsibilities and Personal Specification for the role:

  • Lattitude Organisation Chart
  • Articles of Association
  • Trustee Report & Financial Statements 

How to apply

Candidates should send their CV (maximum 2 sides A4) and a covering letter (maximum 2 sides A4) outlining their suitability for the role to by using the Apply section below.

In the covering letter we would expect to see evidence of your knowledge of the work of Lattitude, our competitive position and your views on the key challenges and priorities for the organisation.

Closing date: 14 July 2017

Shortlisted candidates informed: 18 July 2017

First interviews (in London): 24 July 2017

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications irrespective of disability, age, ethnic origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation. All applications will be reviewed on their own merits.