Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

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  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs

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  • Salary:

    £45k - 55k per year

  • Contact :

    Nick Shanks

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    07766 538575

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Harris Hill is thrilled to be partnering with Age UK Buckinghamshire in their search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Age UK Buckinghamshire is a vibrant and dynamic organisation that has been delivering great services in Buckinghamshire for more than forty years. They have a skilled and committed team of staff that are complemented by more than 270 volunteers. Together, they support over 2,800 older people each year.

The charity puts the interests of older people living in Buckinghamshire at the centre of everything they do by helping them achieve and maintain their independence and wellbeing. The charity aims to:
- Be the trusted organisation for local older people, their families and carers in Buckinghamshire.
- Help local older people achieve and maintain their independence and wellbeing.
- Support local older people to reduce their risk of isolation and loneliness.
- Enable local older people to make informed decisions through the provision of quality information and advice.
- Provide high quality services for local older people.

The new CEO will have the unique opportunity to shape the organisation, creating and delivering a new strategy which will drive its future success and make Age UK Buckinghamshire the best they can be at supporting older people across the county.

Key details:
Chief Executive Officer Age UK Buckinghamshire
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Location: 145 Meadowcroft, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 9HH
Contract: Permanent

Key responsibilities:
- To provide inspirational leadership and management to Age UK Buckinghamshire staff and volunteers.
- To manage, develop and promote the work of Age UK Buckinghamshire.
- To provide services that improve the quality of life for older people and those who support them.
- To ensure financial sustainability of the organization through sound financial planning, risk and business management, income generation and creating efficiencies when opportunities arise.
- To develop and implement business and service plans to ensure financial sustainability.
- To promote Age UK Buckinghamshire and the issues affecting older people and seek to influence local policy making in response to identified need.
- To contribute to the work of the wider Age UK network.

Age UK Buckinghamshire is looking for a Chief Executive Officer with a range of skills to be able to take the organisation forward as the charity creates a new strategy. The CEO needs to be able to develop a structure that supports that strategy whilst maintaining the existing excellent services and staff team.

The Chief Executive Officer will need to:
- Be an excellent leader
- Be committed to listening, involving and responding to older people
- Understand the role of the Board of Trustees
- Be a highly visible and excellent communicator (both written and verbal)
- Be a strategic thinker
- Work in partnership with other organisations including developing services with others
- Have excellent analytic skills, able to produce and interpret financial and performance data through the development of a key performance data framework
- Build and maintain excellent relationships with commissioners, local Age UKs and key local partners

Closing date: 9am, Friday 18 February 2022
First stage interview: w/c 28 February 2022
Second stage interview: w/c 7 March 2022

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, with details on how to apply please contact Nick Shanks at Harris Hill: Nick Shanks: nick.shanks@harrishill.co.uk | 020 7820 7334

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.