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Chief Executive Officer
Lifeworks

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer
Salary Scale: C35 – C41 (£58,279.71 - £65,632.42 per annum)
Hours: 37.5 (plus additional on-call hours)
Location: Dartington, Devon

We are seeking an inspirational Chief Executive Officer to join our independent charity, someone who shares our vision and values, consistently achieves excellence, invites innovation and thrives on making a positive difference to the people we serve.
As Learning Disability Champions with over 20 years of success, Lifeworks work to support people with learning disabilities to have a great life. We are committed to creating opportunities for these people and their families so that they can reach their full potential and are engaged with and valued by their communities.

The opportunity to join as our new Chief Executive comes at an exciting time for the charity. We are at a pivotal time in our journey having successfully adapted ways of working during the Covid 19 pandemic. We are now seeking to grow our assets, resources and expertise to support more people than ever before.

We are seeking an individual with experience of developing or leading strategy using a creative approach, who has successfully developed and implemented growth strategies. Someone with high levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to influence, you will bring senior level experience, having led and empowered effective teams and managed broad budgets. You will provide inspirational leadership to colleagues, empowering them to exceed expectations and ensuring a culture of collaboration.

As Chief Executive Officer, you will lead and guide your management team and support them to adapt and develop their services to ensure sustainability and identify opportunities for new ways of working, delivering plans that meet strategic aims.

Reporting to the Chair of Trustees, the role of Chief Executive will support the Board of Trustees in fulfilling their responsibilities in the governance of the charity and will bring good strategic and analytical skills coupled with the credibility and gravitas to represent the charity, motivating and empowering through values driven leadership.

Potential candidates will need to be fully motivated to provide the dynamic and inspiring leadership needed to ensure the charity grows and to be able to support the Charity’s vision, mission and values. You will have already had a successful career at senior management level and have an outstanding track record of inspiring leadership and delivery. You will ideally have previous experience leading in the Charity sector, however we will consider applications from a wide range of backgrounds, but you must be able to show a strong and detailed understanding of Regulatory Frameworks within the care and education sectors.

If you have the ambition, credentials and values to help steer our charity to the next level, we would love to hear from you.
Any offer is made subject to satisfactory references to the charity and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring service (DBS) will be essential if successful.

To apply please provide a comprehensive CV, including details of your achievements in each role. Please include a supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the criteria as outlined in the person specification. Please also outline your motivation for applying for this role.

Closing date: 15th May 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 24th May 2021