We are seeking a new Chief Officer who will take the charity through this transformative moment, and then consolidate on this organisational development, so that in five years’ time we are a strong charity that continues to provide high quality advice to meet Oxford’s needs, and using our on-the ground insight to influence policy for the better locally and nationally.
Job location (usual place of work): Home-based with regular travel to Oxford
Pay rate: £42,000- £46,000
Job title: Chief Officer
Applications close on date: 9 am on 05/07/2021
Contract is: Permanent
The successful candidate will have:
⮚ Demonstrable experience of providing inspirational leadership to an organisation going through change, ideally gained at an organisation of comparable scale (c. 20-25 staff, 60 volunteers and a turnover of c. 0.75million);
⮚ The ability to commit to and work within the aims, principles and policies of Citizens Advice service;
⮚ A good up to date understanding of equality and diversity and its application to service delivery, business development and the recruitment and management of staff and volunteers;
⮚ A proven ability to devise and implement strategic development and resource plans, particularly in the area of service development, staff development and the management of change;
⮚ A demonstrable track record of financial management and budgetary control;
⮚ An understanding of the voluntary sector and, in particular, knowledge of the strategic and policy environment in which the advice sector operates;
⮚ The ability to lead and contribute to a team, including the ability to prioritise work, identify and develop ideas and opportunities, delegate effectively, handle pressure, and take day-to-day decisions on the running of the organisation;
⮚ The capability of influencing external change and the ability to earn and maintain the trust of those people with whom the organisation deals, especially funding bodies and local authorities ;
⮚ A track record of successful income generation, through fundraising, commissioning and marketing activities.
⮚ Experience within the advice sector would be an advantage.
To apply, please contact: Please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant, Jenny Hills at email@example.com.