Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

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    Directors & CEOs

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  • Salary:

    £80,000 (pro-rata - 0.8 FTE)

  • Contact :

    Jenny Hills

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7321

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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In a part time, homeworking role, our new Chief Executive Officer will be an effective campaigner who will use The Hygiene Bank s expertise and network to influence the policy debate around hygiene poverty, as they lead us from our start-up phase to a scale-up phase.

Key details:

Salary: £80,000 pro-rata (part time, 0.8 FTE)
Location: Remote working / homeworking
Holiday: 25 days (pro-rata) plus public holidays
Pension scheme: Defined contribution pension scheme 3% employer contribution, 5% employee contribution

Hygiene poverty is a scandal in our society. Many people locked in poverty or those who find themselves in times of crisis often experience restricted options. This leaves them caught between being able to heat their home, pay their rent, buy food or keep clean. Hygiene poverty can be shaming, humiliating and excluding and can result in social isolation. It can lead to a lack of confidence and can negatively affect good health and mental well-being which can impact early childhood development, learning, employability and social interaction.

The Hygiene Bank is a grassroots, people-powered charity and social movement, grounded in community. Our passion stems from the injustice that people may be unable to fully participate in society due to hygiene poverty. This is why we work to inspire social change.

At The Hygiene Bank, we believe it is not right that feeling clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society, yet many are living in poverty and cannot afford to stay clean. That is why our network of projects exists to give people access to the basics they need.

Our new Chief Executive Officer will deliver significant growth both to the charity and to awareness of hygiene poverty. Building on strong existing partnerships with corporates such as Boots and Unilever, they will get us to the table at which policy decision are made to effect systemic change to reduce and eliminate hygiene poverty. As CEO, they will also ensure that our fantastic staff and volunteers continue to develop capacity in the number of projects we provide hygiene products to and the amount we provide.

A well as a strong personal alignment with our belief, vision, mission and values, amongst other criteria, our CEO will have:

  • Experience of creating and implementing wide reaching strategic plans that deliver on ambitious growth goals (ideally in the charity sector)
  • Experience of leading diverse and dispersed remote teams (ideally to include volunteers)
  • Experience of actively developing organisational culture in line with vision and values
  • Strong track record of effecting external change (ideally at national policy level) through effective campaigning and advocacy
  • Demonstrable track record of improvement and change management to continue to drive greater efficiency in the running of an organisation
  • Experience of developing and maintaining strategic organisational partnerships
  • Experience of generating new relationships and sources of funding

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this Chief Executive Officer role with details on how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant, Jenny Hills at Harris Hill, executive@harrishill.co.uk. For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny at the above address with suitable times to talk.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 14th February 2022

Harris Hill Charities 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.