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Chief Executive Officer

Harris Hill
£45k - 55k per year
Closing date
22 Feb 2022

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Social Care & Welfare
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Harris Hill is thrilled to be partnering with a leading charity whose focus is putting the interests of older people living in Buckinghamshire at the centre of everything they do to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The charity is a vibrant and dynamic organisation that has been delivering great services in Buckinghamshire for more than forty years. They have a skilled and committed team of staff that are complemented by more than 270 volunteers. Together, they support over 2,800 older people each year.

The charity puts the interests of older people living in Buckinghamshire at the centre of everything they do by helping them achieve and maintain their independence and wellbeing. The charity aims to:
- Be the trusted organisation for local older people, their families and carers in Buckinghamshire.
- Help local older people achieve and maintain their independence and wellbeing.
- Support local older people to reduce their risk of isolation and loneliness.
- Enable local older people to make informed decisions through the provision of quality information and advice.
- Provide high quality services for local older people.

The new CEO will have the unique opportunity to shape the organisation, creating and delivering a new strategy which will drive its future success and make the organisation the best they can be at supporting older people across the county.

Key details:
Chief Executive Officer
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Contract: Permanent

Key responsibilities:
- To provide inspirational leadership and management to the charity's staff and volunteers.
- To manage, develop and promote the work of the organisation.
- To provide services that improve the quality of life for older people and those who support them.
- To ensure financial sustainability of the organization through sound financial planning, risk and business management, income generation and creating efficiencies when opportunities arise.
- To develop and implement business and service plans to ensure financial sustainability.
- To promote the charity and the issues affecting older people and seek to influence local policy making in response to identified need.
- To contribute to the work of the wider charity network.

The charity is looking for a Chief Executive Officer with a range of skills to be able to take the organisation forward as the charity creates a new strategy. The CEO needs to be able to develop a structure that supports that strategy whilst maintaining the existing excellent services and staff team.

The Chief Executive Officer will need to:
- Be an excellent leader
-Be committed to listening, involving and responding to older people
-Understand the role of the Board of Trustees
-Be a highly visible and excellent communicator (both written and verbal)
-Be a strategic thinker
-Work in partnership with other organisations including developing services with others
-Have excellent analytic skills, able to produce and interpret financial and performance data through the development of a key performance data framework
-Build and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 18 February 2022
First stage interview: w/c 28 February 2022
Second stage interview: w/c 7 March 2022

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, with details on how to apply please contact Nick Shanks at Harris Hill: Nick Shanks: | 020 7820 7334

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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