Chief Executive Officer (Hybrid)
United Kingdom

About the Role

We are proud to be working with one of the leading charities which cares and supports older people to source a new Chief Executive Officer.

The charity works across the UK to promote independent living to over 50s. They are passionate about making lives easier for older people.

This role will be best suited to an individual who has a passion for working with and supporting older people and who has a superb commercial leadership background with the credibility and energy to take a charity on a journey of growth and diversification of services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead the Charity in a time of change and ensure a long-term strategy is in place so that the Charity delivers its charitable objectives.
  • Be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the overall financial health of the Charity; ensuring that expenditure is controlled in line with budgets as approved by them and direct and support internal operations to achieve budgeted results.
  • Provide leadership in the development of innovative and best practice across all areas of the Charity, including demonstration of outcomes / impact analysis.
  • Ensure excellence in the management of the charities resources – financial, human and material and that all operational areas deliver to target.
  • Work with the senior management team to deliver a successful and financially secure charity including its trading operations.
  • Ensure the Charity’s management and organisation structures are fit for purpose and facilitate continuous improvement.
  • Together with the Board ensure a robust and appropriate risk mitigation and management strategy aligned to the Charity’s objectives.
  • Research areas of opportunity in which the charity can effectively develop new or enhanced services to ensure the economic viability of the Charity.
  • Make proposals to the Board of Trustees on areas of business development and objectives.
  • Lead and direct on tender preparation, bid submission and funding applications for projects for new and existing contracts.
  • Ensures the development of the Charity’s digital strategy to maximise the contribution from staff and volunteers and deliver innovative services to clients.
  • Support the Chair to ensure the continued engagement and involvement of the Board of Trustees. Monitor and advise on the composition of the Board and its sub-committees.
  • Proactively engage in stakeholder relations and manage those relationships to the benefit of the charity. Maintain effective networks with all principal supporters and stakeholders.

This role is a vocation and suitable to someone who has a desire to make people’s lives better and ‘give something back’ to the local community.

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