Basildon Women's Aid Chief Executive Officer (female only*)
Salary scale 'Agenda for Change' Band 8B (£45,707 - £56,504)
We are an independent charity based in Essex, founded 38 years ago to support and empower women and children who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic abuse. In recent years we have grown considerably and developed a range of services supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse, increased influencing linked services and managed considerable preventative work whilst maintaining our core values. Traditionally we have only worked with women and children, however, we give advice and signpost male victims to appropriate services.
Our current CEO is retiring after 30 years, during which she has led the organisation through many changes and significant periods of growth. We now employ 20 women, in addition to a growing team of volunteers.
Our next Chief Executive Officer will be an inspirational leader who is adept at sustaining effective stakeholder relationships and building new ones. A strategic vision and a developmental approach to management will be essential with new DA services planned for the near future.
Our Chief Executive Officer position is a highly rewarding role, working with a talented and motivated team and supported by our supportive and enthusiastic trustees.
This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to make an immediate impact and significant contribution to the long term growth of the charity. We are looking for someone who has previously worked in a strategic management role but who is also effective operationally.
The successful candidate will have:
- Degree level education and/or relevant qualification in business, management or leadership with senior management and leadership experience including managing organisational change
- Ability to demonstrate successful leadership of a non-profit organisation
•Innovation, vision and strategic thinking skills
- Financial management skills with an excellent track record of developing and managing various income streams
- Ability to manage organisational change with excellent people management, relationship building and stakeholder networking skills
•Experience of writing successful funding bids and working with funders with excellent business planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Knowledge, understanding and experience of working within the domestic violence sphere and the understanding of its impact
- Knowledge and understanding of national policy and legislation affecting domestic violence work.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure
*Section 7(2) of 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies
For further information and a job application pack please email:
BWA Secretary, Ann Wiseall - email@example.com or download an application form below.
Closing date for applications: 5 pm 22nd February 2015
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