Salary: to £55k DOE
Hours: 37.5 hours pw between 8am-5pm, but some work is required out of core hours/weekends. Time off in lieu is available.
Some hybrid working is available – you must drive and be prepared to travel locally around the Winchester area.
Start Date: Ideally January 2024
Benefits: 25 days hols + Bank hols, free parking, pension, Medicash plan, flexible working hours, hybrid working and private office space
PLEASE NOTE YOU DO NEED TO DRIVE AND HAVE YOUR OWN TRANSPORT
Aspire Jobs are delighted to be working in partnership and on an exclusive basis with The Winchester Beacon to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer. Their current CEO is retiring, so this is both a critical role and timing for a new CEO to join their forward-thinking not for profit organisation. They are an independent charity dedicated to improving the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Hampshire. They operate a 24/7/365 days of the year service.
Their mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by enabling people to rebuild their lives through independent living. They have been offering this vital support in the community since 1988 and have evolved over time to offer a 24-hour service which offers people access to bespoke wraparound support and the opportunity to escape homelessness for good.
They provide more than just a bed for the night; they give hope and personalised support that their residents need to make a change and move forward. Each person is treated with respect, kindness, a smile and as an individual. The charity work as a trusted partner for the city council and other grant providers. Winchester Beacon, have rolled out various new initiatives and successfully navigated the organisation through the challenges presented by the pandemic. The successful CEO will be joining a team of loyal and hard-working staff and volunteers who work extremely hard to support people through very difficult times whilst also delivering an exceptional level of service.
The role of the CEO is to provide leadership and direction for the charity. Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic business plan, to develop and maintain partnerships, oversee the effective day-to-day operations and all activities for the staff and residents. You are also responsible for ensuring all agreed objectives and policies are adhered to, ensuring that all legal and constitutional/financial objections are met.
Culture and personality fit are key to this role. You will be based within a reasonable commutable distance of Winchester, as networking with key players and stakeholders locally is essential.
You will be empathetic, honest, and have a flexible and caring nature to fit with the organisation’s values.
The successful CEO will
Have worked at a senior level with organisations
Have a track record of loyalty and longevity in roles
Have a track record and experience of leading teams either as a CEO/MD/Director or even a Mid-level Manager within a much bigger organisation
Have a track record of developing strategic organisational direction and driving change
Have experience of business continuity planning and contingency polices
Have a real empathy for the charity sector
You will be values driven, highly motivated, with a genuine desire to help those in need.
You will be compassionate and caring
Have the ability to communicate at all levels effectively both verbally and written
Be able to manage your own time effectively
Have the ability to work under pressure and be a real leader to the team
Be able to drive and have a vehicle