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About the CEO role

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Blatchington Court Trust is a key leadership position responsible for driving the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of the organisation.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the CEO will lead a dedicated team to ensure the Trust fulfils its mission and achieves its strategic objectives while maintaining financial sustainability and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Role: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Blatchington Court Trust

Salary: circa £65,000

Location: 6a Hove Park Villas, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6HW

Hours: 35 hours per week.

Annual Leave: 25 days per year

Pension: The trust contributes 5% of the salary to the government pension scheme

Other benefits

  • Bronze Simply Health membership

  • BCT closes between Christmas and New Year, with closure days not counted against the annual leave

Blatchington Court Trust volunteers helping their young beneficiaries at the beach, on a fairground ride, and out walking with an adorable dog

What success will look like

Under the new CEO's leadership, success in one year is likely to include:

  • Conducting a review of the organisation's structure and strategy, identifying areas for improvement and implementing necessary changes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness, and to measure impact.

  • Addressing staff turnover and unsettlement, fostering a more cohesive and motivated team environment through effective leadership and communication.

  • Initiating fundraising efforts to diversify income streams and increase financial stability for future growth and development.

  • Building strong relationships as our new CEO with our community, engaging with clients, families, trustees, and other stakeholders with a view to building new working partnerships.

In five years, success could include:

  • A clear strategy cycle and sense of vision and direction, shared across the whole charity.

  • Expanding service offerings to meet the evolving needs of our community, including the establishment of effective partnerships with other organisations.

  • The CEO's strategic fundraising efforts have resulted in increased financial capacity, allowing us to invest in new initiatives, staff development, and infrastructure improvements.

  • BCT has solidified its position as a leader in the field of supporting young people with sight loss, garnering increased recognition and support from the community and beyond.

  • The charity has maintained and built on our reputation for providing a great service to our community.


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