Chief Executive - Charity - Flexible Working Options

Flexible Minds
£38,000 per annum
04 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are working with a charity in West Birmingham for the recruitment of a permanent CEO, who will be responsible for the implementation of the charity’s vision and values and ensuring successful delivery of their strategic objectives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Management of the staff and volunteer workforce in line with the vision, values and objectives of the organisation.

  • Working with the board in defining the vision and developing a strategy in response to the current and changing needs of the organisation.

  • Ensure operational plans, management and business targets produce desired results and achievements.

  • Ensuring the effective and proper management of resources (including effective financial management) and compliance with legal requirements and good practice in all aspects of the organisation.
  • Responsible for fundraising activities and liaison with commissioners is undertaken to secure ongoing income streams in line with the business plan.
  • To pro-actively network and liaise with other organisations, businesses and the wider community to maintain an appropriate positive public profile and maximise opportunities for the charity.

  • To advise and support the Trustees in their roles and responsibilities in accordance with good governance.

  • To act as Company Secretary.

The successful candidate needs to have:

  • Experience of operating at this level
  • Experience of working with a board or high-level committee and an ability to recognise and make effective use of the range of expertise available from the Trustees

  • Experience of managing multiple and changing priorities at any one time, working well under pressure and meet varying and competing deadlines
  • Financially astute with a proven track record of budget holding and cost management.
  • Track record of successfully generating significant income
  • Ability to balance strategic vision with day to day operational needs
  • Ability to identify and develop new opportunities to sustain and grow business
  • Political acumen and good awareness of the changing policy environment
  • Flexible, reliable and a 'can do’ attitude to be able to support colleagues and work as a positive team member
  • Ideally experience of working within the philosophy and ethos of a charitable organisation although this is not essential providing you have demonstrable evidence of the required skills in a different environment.

Salary: £38,000 - £45,000 (depending on experience)

Working Hours: Full time - 37 hours a week although happy to discuss flexible working options such as compressed hours or reduced hours, e.g 4 days a week. Please include details of your preferences / requirements in your covering email.

Location: West Birmingham, will travel to relevant partners in the West Midlands area.

Flexible Minds are acting as a recruitment agency in respect of this vacancy.