Chief Executive

NFP People
A mixture of office based and home working (based within a 2 hour maximum commute from Watford)
£79,000 per annum plus £5,000 car allowance
Closing date
18 Sep 2020

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Senior Management, Management
Full Time
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Chief Executive

A really exciting opportunity has become available for a Chief Executive for one of the UK’s top animal welfare charities based in Watford, striving to give every animal the best chance of finding a new home.

Position: Chief Executive

Location: A mixture of office based and home working (based within a 2 hour maximum commute from Watford)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £79,000 per annum plus £5,000 car allowance

Reports: 5 (Operations, HR, Finance, Fundraising and Administration)

Closing Date: 18th September 2020

About the role:

Chief Executive opportunities like this don’t come around very often – due to the retirement of the current post holder, our client is looking for an innovative and inspirational Chief Executive.

They are looking for a successful leader and strategic thinker who understands all aspects of running a charity, with a particular focus on income generation, finance and marketing.

You will need to be especially skilled at building great working relationships and have the resilience and strength of character to take this highly respected medium sized animal rescue and rehoming charity to the next level.

About you:

The ideal person for this Chief Executive position will have a successful proven track record of leadership, development of senior teams. Key skills required for this role include;


  • Proven skills in business development and income generation
  • Ability to manage conflicting and changing priorities
  • Taking decisive action where necessary and demonstrate sound judgement


Our client is looking for an energetic, proactive and self-motivated individual. You will be able to build excellent working relationships and be an inspirational leader. Empathy for animal welfare is also essential.

Experience at CEO or Deputy level would be advantageous, as would knowledge of charities, fundraising and marketing.

About the organisation:

Our client was established in 1971 as a charity to rescue dogs destined to be used in laboratories. The remit quickly widened to rescue and provide care and shelter for stray, neglected and unwanted animals of all kinds and to find suitable homes for any such animals.

The charity has grown to the organisation it is today with five rehoming centres and three shops across the South of England. In more recent times, the rescue and rehoming sector has changed significantly with wider use of the internet, and that, coupled with the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic means that organisations like our client need to adapt to survive.

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Chief Executive, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Deputy CEO.

We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Contact Us
  • 6 West Street
  • Olney
  • MK46 5HR
  • GB
  • 01234 815658
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