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Chief Executive Officer

Zoek Pin - IP1, Ipswich, Suffolk, England


Permanent (Full time)

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Chief Executive Officer Hours: Part-time 18 hours per week (rising to 26 for the right candidate) Job Type: Permanent Salary: c£27 to £39K (depending on agreed hours) plus pension contribution up to 3%. Location: Ipswich, Suffolk About Orwell Mencap Orwell Mencap is a local charity based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Through our Genesis services we provide personalised services supporting people with disabilities and their families and carers. Our services include a wide range of activities both at our large and pleasant centre at Wright Road and in the community. Prior to COVID we offered a wide choice of activities to between 50 and 70 beneficiaries every weekday based at our Day Centre in Wright Road with customers being able to freely choose and move between sessions. Some beneficiaries were supported by their own staff, some by our staff at the appropriate ratio . 1:1, 1:8. Although the day centre has been open since July and we have offered support at home and in the community throughout the pandemic, we have had to restrict the activities offered to our beneficiaries and put our evening social clubs on hold. From Wright Road we run social enterprises in which, under the instruction of our small team of instructors, our beneficiaries and volunteers manufacture our high quality Genesis Garden Furniture and recycle donated bicycles through the Green Bike Project. We also run holiday clubs for children using the facilities at Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich and, when allowed by COVID rules, we have offered a Saturday morning club. In January 2018 our domiciliary support service was inspected by CQC and awarded a GOOD rating. The Role Due to the retirement of the current post holder we are seeking a dynamic CEO to lead the charity in the next stage of its development and transform our services in the post covid world. The successful individual will: * Be able to establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries (and other stakeholders) on the organisation's performance and bring relevant experience, skill and passion to develop and drive forward our strategic agenda. * Be a visionary and inspirational leader to empower and support the management team to deliver exceptional performance in achieving the trustees' vision of excellence. * Manage the day to day running of the charity on behalf of the trustees. * Report to the Chair of Trustees and it is essential that this working relationship is based on trust and transparency. Essential Personal Attributes * Experience of, or an interest in, the Not For Profit sector. * Experience in working at senior management level or organisational leadership * Knowledge of the legislative and quality frameworks of the sector. Desirable Personal Attributes * A passion for the cause * Excellent communication and negotiating skills * Proven track record of ensuring an organisation is financially and operationally resilient * Experience of advocating for an organisation and nurturing essential relationships with a network of leaders across the local & regional landscape * Possessing the skill and appetite to use media and other public and digital platforms to raise the charity's public awareness Next steps If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity and application process please contact Nick Leonard for a confidential discussion on######### or by email via the button below. Closing date for CVs and application forms is 9am Monday 8/2/2021 Zoom interviews will be held on Friday 12/2/2021 with second interviews being held on site on Saturday 20/2/2021 Job Description - Chief Executive Officer The Chief Executive Officer will work closely with Trustees so that they can develop the organisation's long-term strategy, budget and business plans, and to ensure that the charity complies with the law and regulations. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the management of the charity. The Chief Executive Officer will play the key role in motivating and engaging staff and volunteers. The Chief Executive Officer will act as ambassador for the charity and provide the public face for campaigns, together with building relationships with stakeholders in politics, the media and business. Overall purpose of the job: * To oversee the provision of all information and guidance necessary for Trustees to set policies for governance and to monitor the performance of the charity. * To manage the charity. * To ensure effective strategic and operational planning, monitoring and reporting to ensure that the charity complies with all statutory and external requirements. Key responsibilities: * Build an effective working relationship with the Chair and Members of the Trustee Board. * Prepare a strategic plan and annual budget for approval by the board of trustees. * Supply regular reports to the trustee board and to attend trustee meetings. * Operate within the annual budget and ensure all management policies are up-to-date. * Contribute to the recruitment o

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