• CEO of Wealden Citizens Advice Job Opportunity

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          Chief Executive Officer - Wealden Citizens Advice

          30 hours per week

          Salary £36,876 FTE with effect from 1 April 2019 (£29,899 per annum for 30 hours per week)

          Wealden Citizens Advice is an independent charity, providing free, confidential, independent and impartial information and advice from our three offices in Crowborough, Hailsham and Uckfield in East Sussex. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.

          The post offers a great opportunity for anyone wanting to take a lead role in delivering and developing advice services. We operate in a rural district so your challenge will be to ensure effective access to our service and to maintain quality at a time of ever increasing financial pressure and ongoing change. You will be responsible for:

          * day to day management of the service

          * developing the organisation’s future strategy for meeting the needs of local communities in partnership with the service’s Trustee Board

          * fundraising

          * campaigning for change

          * building effective relationships and partnerships.

          We are looking for a proven leader with the skills to foster positive working relationships with the volunteers and staff of the service and to engage effectively with our major partners and funders.

          You will be joining a small team of paid staff and over 90 volunteers committed to providing the best possible service to our clients, in a way that respects the individuality and diversity of all and treats everyone with respect and dignity.

          Terms and conditions of appointment

          This post is offered as a permanent contract subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probation period.

          The post is available for 30 hours per week - but applications from those wishing to job-share are welcome. Hours can be worked flexibly.

          The post is currently based primarily in our Uckfield Office in East Sussex, but travel to our other sites in Crowborough and Hailsham is expected.

          Wealden Citizens Advice offers a pension scheme through NEST that meets the mandatory minimum requirements under pensions auto-enrolment. We also offer an Employee Assistance Programme, including a 24/7 helpline.

          Annual leave entitlement is 30 days per annum (in addition to Public Holidays) for a 37 hour week, pro rata for those working reduced hours. There is an expectation that part of the annual leave allocation will be taken when our offices are closed between Christmas and New Year.

          JOB PACK

          For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kay Birch on 01825 762807 or email ceo@wealdencitizensadvice.org.uk

          Completed applications should be sent by 5pm on Monday 8 April 2019.

          email to: da@wealdencitizensadvice.org.uk

          post to: Samantha Weatherill, District Administrator, Wealden Citizens Advice, The Hub, Civic Approach, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AL

          Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 26th April

          Registered charity number 1090666