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Chief Executive Officer

Dorchester, Dorset (currently working remotely - N.B. the charity will aim for hybridised working)
c£40,000 to £42,000 per annum (negotiable based on skills and experience)
Closing date
27 Apr 2021
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Role: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Salary: c£40,000 to £42,000 per annum (negotiable based on skills and experience)
Location: Dorchester, Dorset (currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Please note the organisation will aim for a hybrid of workplaces between the office and remote working when possible)
Contract: Permanent, full time/part time, negotiable hours
Start date: ASAP from mid-June 2021

Our client began its work in June 1993 as a citizen advocacy scheme. The focus then was on creating long term one-to-one partnerships between people with learning disabilities and volunteers who got to know their ‘partner’ and then spoke up with and for them to make sure they got a fair deal in life. They continue to support people with learning disabilities, but they have considerably widened their scope over the years to include other disadvantaged groups providing mainly issues-based services.

They are extremely proud of their experienced team of staff and volunteer advocates who have helped develop the organisation from a tiny organisation supporting just a few dozen people, to an employer of 35 staff and 30 volunteers, which now helps around 4000 people every year.

After 5 successful years, their Chief Executive is to leave in the summer and they are looking for an outstanding and passionate individual who will lead the organisation through its next chapter. This is an exciting challenge for someone with a track-record of inspiring operational and strategic leadership and the ability to build meaningful and influential relationships with key stakeholders. They would also be looking for someone with strong financial acumen, business planning, budget setting and operational resource management.

The Chief Executive will ensure that the organisation provides modern and effective services reflecting the needs and interests of their members, further the advancement of advocacy in all its forms and fulfil their charitable purposes in the most effective and efficient way possible.

With experience at similar level, and with excellent communication and collaborative skills, the ideal candidate will also have a track record of submitting successful tenders and funding applications.

The Chief Executive will also require strong knowledge of governance and resource management, ensuring appropriate infrastructure and controls are in place for effective and sustainable performance.

This role will be subject to a clear DBS check.

Closing Date: 27th April 2021
Initial Interviews: w/c 10 May (to be held virtually)

Please click 'Apply’ - you will be prompted to complete a short CHM Recruit form before being redirected to complete your application.

Our client is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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