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Chief Executive Officer
Womens Aid in Luton

Job Description

Women’s Aid in Luton (WAIL) has been established for over 40 years.  We are the sole provider of refuge accommodation in Luton for women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse and are the lead delivery partner for refuge and community based services to women with complex support needs.  As a member of Women’s Aid England, we are committed to enabling survivors to be able to lead safe and independent lives.

Our constantly changing environment presents us with both challenges and opportunities and we are looking for a leader who can embrace these to build a robust and resilient organisation, which is fit for the future.

The Chief Executive Officer is our most senior staff member, reporting to the Board of Trustees and leading the Organisation on all aspects of our strategy, finance, risk, commercial development and transformative service delivery.

This post would potentially suit someone who is looking to progress into their first CEO role; but who has established senior management skills, experience of strategic planning and of reporting to a non-executive Board.  If you can demonstrate experience of contributing to the development and achievement of organisational aims and objectives, this role could be for you. 

You should be able to demonstrate experience of contract management, within the context of service delivery and of budgetary management with a proven track record of securing funding through application and tendering processes.  In addition, you will have experience of leading change management and of being responsive to the needs of service-users and stakeholder through the transformation of services.  An understanding of the charity sector is desirable and you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to addressing violence against women and girls.  You will also have a proven track record of building and maintaining networks and working with partner agencies and other key stakeholders.

WAIL undertakes values-based recruitment and you will be required to demonstrate how your own values and behaviours are aligned with our values of; Commitment, Integrity, Leadership, Progress, Empowerment and Working Together.

Due to the sensitive nature if this role we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1).  Applicants will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications 5pm on 5th February 2020

To Apply: In the first instance ,please submit your CV which must be accompanied by a covering letter showing how you meet the requirements of the role . Relevant applicants will be asked to complete an Application form at a later stage.

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