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Chief Executive Officer

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Variety, the Children's Charity, seeks an experienced strategic leader, people-person and all-around star to be our next CEO – could it be you?

Based in our head office in London, you will lead our organisation with its fantastic brand and reputation through a transformative period of growth, as we raise the funds to make a real and immediate difference in the lives of young disabled and disadvantaged beneficiaries.

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Key Details:

Role: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Variety, the Children’s Charity

Remuneration: Circa £125,000

Contract: Permanent, full time

Location: London, 4+ days per week in the office, with regular travel around the country

At Variety, the Children's Charity, we believe every child has a right to live their best life and reach their full potential, whoever they are. We fund and deliver life-changing programmes that give children and young people across the UK a better future.

2024 will be our 75th year in the UK, and we are part of a global network that has raised and donated close to £1.6 billion to positively impact the lives of children in need. We are one of the most well-recognised and trusted charities as a result of this illustrious track record. Today, in the UK we have a team of 18 dedicated staff (which will grow to 22 in the next six months) who support our work, and an enviable network of committed supporters and volunteers across the country.

We’re not content to rest on our laurels – we have recently completed a governance change that will provide the strategic and operational continuity for the charity to be more effective than ever. We plan to quadruple our income in the next year, upgrade the Variety Children's Hospital, and grow our outreach to various specialised children's medical facilities and hospices across the UK.

To do this, we need a dynamic, forward-thinking CEO who can engage effectively with staff, trustees, volunteers, donors, and beneficiaries. Someone who knows how to make the most of the unparalleled showbiz and business networks our trustees bring to the organisation. Someone who can demonstrate a deep understanding of charity operations, a commitment to achieving ambitious financial targets, the ability to lead by being fully accessible to various stakeholders and can actively participate in key Variety Club Awards events, including the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards and the Variety Club Disability Awards.

Success in the role will make a huge difference to the lives of the children and young people we support as well as putting our new CEO on the map.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this CEO role with full details, including how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultants, Aled Morris and Jenny Hills at Harris Hill, For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Aled and Jenny at the above address with suitable times to talk.

Closing date for applications: 9am 5th February 2024.

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, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.