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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Harris Hill
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, with significant time to be spent in Worthing, Sussex
£50,000 - £60,000
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Business Development & Commercial
Full Time
Contract Type
Board / C-Suite

Job Details

The charity, based in Sussex, is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to guide the charity to new heights as Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO of  the charity, you will play a pivotal role in steering this well-regarded charity to further enhance services for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals across the region.

With a dedicated team of professionals, the charity is committed to serving the needs of the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Sussex. The charity serves as a cornerstone of support and advocacy, offering essential services tailored to meet the diverse needs of its clients. These services encompass audiology provision (provided via delivery of NHS contacts, which represents the majority of funding), as well as community support, advocacy and engagement initiatives.

As the next CEO, you would be responsible for shaping the future of this organisation, further strengthening relationships with commissioners, growing and diversifying services and income streams, and ensuring the charity meets the diverse needs of the community.

Key details:

Role: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Location: Haywards Heath, with significant time to also be spent in Worthing, Sussex
Contract: permanent, full time

As well as a clear commitment to the charity's mission and values, you will demonstrate:

  • Significant proven record of achievement in a senior position within a charity/not for profit organisation. 
  • Experience of effective partnership working and development and external relationship management. 
  • Experience of managing, motivating and developing staff. 
  • Experience of business planning, business development and fundraising. 
  • Experience of project management and service delivery across multiple functions. 
  • Financial management skills including budgeting and delivery of cost and income targets. 
  • Robust approach to governance, controls and definition/implementation of new processes.
  • Experience of financial and risk management.

As the charity is a user-led organisation, an understanding of the issues affecting Deaf and hard of hearing people, or ideally, lived experience, is highly desirable.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this CEO role with full details, including how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant, Jenny Hills at Harris Hill, executive at harrishill co uk. For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny at the above address with suitable times to talk.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 29th April 2024.

Harris Hill Charities 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, 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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