Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

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    Directors & CEOs

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  • Salary:

    circa £45,000

  • Contact :

    Jenny Hills

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Chief Executive Officer Voluntary Services Lewisham
Location: Lewisham, London
Salary: c. 45,000 per year
Contract: permanent, full time open to flexible working

Voluntary Services Lewisham is an independent local charity that aims to support and empower people in the community, with the objective to enable community engagement, social inclusion and to promote wellbeing.

We provide a wide range of services including community transport, mental health drop-ins, befriending and seasonal projects such as garden maintenance and Christmas projects.

Right now, we are on the frontline delivering Lewisham s response to the Covid-19 crisis.

We operate within an equality and diversity framework and our service users include older people, vulnerable adults, people with physical disabilities, people experiencing mental health difficulties, children & families from disadvantaged backgrounds, single parents, people who are unemployed and people in recovery from addiction.

Our CEO Evelyn has been with us for a long time, and VSL has developed hugely under her leadership. We are now looking for our next CEO to deliver a smooth transition, continue to build organisational resilience and diversify our income so our community can always rely on our services, grow our partnership and volunteer base, and work with the Trustees to develop a long-term vision for our charity.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • Being part of senior management at an organisation of comparable size and complexity having this experience in the charity sector is highly advantageous
  • Financial management, including budget development
  • Leading and developing a team to meet organisational goals
  • Fundraising
  • Partnership working (with excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships)
  • Managing volunteers

We encourage applicants who are from underrepresented groups with protected characteristics, as we value having a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role with details on how to apply, please send your CV to executive@harrishill.co.uk

For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, lead consultant Jenny Hills can be reached at 0207 820 7321.

Please note: responding to this advertisement will not in itself be considered an application. We will need a CV and a supporting statement addressing the full person specification in the information pack.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 6th July