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Chief Executive
Carers Network

Job Description

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Central London

Pension: 5% employer contribution

Closing Date: 5pm 10th August 2020

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 7th September 2020

To apply: Send us your CV along with a detailed covering letter explaining how you meet each of the criteria outlined in the person specification.

For nearly 30 years Carers Network has supported unpaid carers in the City of Westminster. We have grown significantly in the past three years and now have responsibility for providing services in three London Boroughs. Our income comes from a range of sources, in addition to the local authorities where we provide services.

We provide information, advice, casework and support, social events, and activities for carers. We ensure carers are involved in making decisions about all aspects of their caring role.

We are now seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial and charismatic leader to take our charity to the next stage of its development. Someone who is passionate about helping carers in London. If you think this is you, then we’d love to hear from you.

Duties Include:

Strategic management of the organisation

  • Leading the organisation and overseeing performance against contracts, voluntary funded projects and service delivery plans within a positive organisational culture.
  • Developing and ensuring delivery against an ambitious strategic plan and developing a new strategy for 2021 onwards.
  • Line management of senior managers and the Volunteer Development Officer.
  • Overseeing operational activity of the organisation.
  • Strengthening the organisation, including ensuring overall resource management and overseeing service and project development, volunteer engagement, fundraising, premises decisions and organisational development.
  • Working positively and effectively with the public and voluntary and community sectors.
  • Negotiating effectively and successfully with funders/commissioners.
  • Representing Carers Network at key meetings with funders, politicians and other key stakeholders.

Business transformation

  • Seeking out and realising opportunities to expand Carers Network to reach and support more carers across central London.
  • Ensuring that Carers Network secures and delivers services that are in line with our charitable objectives.
  • Developing pan-regional work and partnerships.
  • Growing Carers Network’s income from non-statutory sources.
  • Ensure the continuation of volunteer involving developments.

Overseeing governance

  • Ensuring all governance requirements are complied with.
  • Carrying out the role of Company Secretary.
  • Supporting, informing and advising the Board and the Finance and Risk Committee.

Public relations work

  • Championing the work of Carers Network and ensuring that the charity is represented on the most strategically important bodies.
  • Networking with local, regional and national stakeholders.
  • Raising the profile of carers and of the charity’s work regionally and nationally.
  • Ensuring that Carers Network is seen as a voice for unpaid carers and an example of a high-quality charity doing inspiring work.

Person Specification

  • At least three years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience of leading the development and implementation of a strategic plan including delivery against challenging organisational targets.
  • Experience of leading and motivating a high-performing team.
  • Experience of managing resources in a similar size and type of organisation including developing, creating and managing budgets.
  • Experience of growing income from a variety of sources and of developing new business.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator, well able to credibly represent the organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of successful networking and developing relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of developing effective partnerships.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a board of trustees.
  • Ability to demonstrate continuing personal development.
  • Experience of work with local and regional media to enhance profile.
  • Experience of contract negotiation and management with funders/ commissioners.
  • Understanding of the governance, legal and regulatory requirements of managing a charity.
  • Experience of working with an infrastructure involving volunteers.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex financial information and understanding of risk management.
  • Understanding of current and potential changes in the not for profit and statutory sectors.
  • Understanding of the public sector and able to demonstrate drive and passion for the work of the organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of successful networking and developing relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand and empathise with the needs of carers.
  • Substantial experience of coaching managers.

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