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Chief Executive Officer

Location: Kent, Sevenoaks
Sector: Public sector
Date Posted: 10/05/2024
Salary: £90,000 - £100,000 per year
Specialism: Other
Ref: RB35626
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Are you ready to lead an impactful organisation committed to improving lives in the community? Do you possess a passion for social care and a track record of driving positive change? Would you describe yourself as a dynamic Chief Executive Officer capable of providing visionary leadership and strategic direction? Please read on if so!

Robertson Bell are excited to commence the search for a permanent CEO to join this compassionate and collaborative organisation. Reporting into the board, you will be responsible for five direct reports on the Senior Management Team and will hold accountability for 90 members of staff.

Key Responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Implement the organisation's strategic vision and business plans in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.
  • Act as the public face of the organisation, fostering relationships with community leaders and external stakeholders.
  • Lead and manage the Senior Management Team, ensuring effective staff recruitment, management, and development.
  • Foster a culture of professionalism, inclusion, and commitment to our mission among staff.
  • Oversee all operational aspects, including administration, finance, fundraising, marketing, communications, and IT.
  • Develop and implement financial plans in consultation with the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensure financial stability and long-term viability through budget setting, income generation strategies, and fundraising oversight.
  • Ensure high standards of governance, attending Board meetings and providing necessary information and advice.
  • Maintain a risk register and oversee compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.

The successful CEO will join this organisation at the beginning of their new strategy and will be required to ensure the successful launch of new services and initiatives. The position will be based at their head office in Sevenoaks and requires regular office attendance. The package includes 30 days of annual leave, increasing to 35 after five years’ worth of service and other generous employee benefits!

Essential criteria:

  • Degree-level education required; professional qualification (e.g., MBA, CIPD, CCAB) preferred.
  • Proven track record in leading organisational change at a senior level, preferably in the charity or social care sector.
  • Strong financial management experience with a sound understanding of budgeting and income generation strategies.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to drive positive change aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a Trustee Board and lead a team effectively through periods of change.

Applications for this role will be under constant review so please don’t delay in applying to learn more!

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