Chief Executive Officer
action in rural sussex

Job Description

We are looking for a new CEO with the experience and motivation to design service extensions, develop business plans at a Sussex scale and collaborate with charities, institutions and agencies. This is a really exciting opportunity to lead an established charity working to enhance community life across rural Sussex, particularly in the many places that are overlooked and underserved.

The role is to build upon the recognition of our achievements to date, to coordinate, grow and engage. The work AirS does will appeal to applicants with a genuine interest in sustainable community development.

As CEO you will lead our talented team to increase our public profile through your advocacy, championing and relationship building skills.  You will report to the Chair of Trustees, working collaboratively with the Trustees.  You will also collaborate with a variety of charities, institutions and agencies, all with shared interests in our work. 

We are seeking an energetic ‘all-rounder’ - a proven leadership professional who will roll their sleeves up and deliver.  You will have a demonstrable track record of successful delivery as a Chief Executive Officer, or similar senior leadership and strategic roles, ideally in a not for profit/charity/third sector environment. The work AirS does will appeal to applicants with a genuine interest in sustainable community development. 

You will have outstanding communication and liaison skills, along with sound financial and contract management expertise.  Drawing from your previous experience you will help to design, implement and deliver our financial, people, operational and commercial objectives.  Highly self-motivated, you will possess the vision, energy and drive to help create and to implement sustainable strategies for the charity. 

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

Application Instructions

If you're a passionate advocate for sustainable development with relevant leadership experience, please download our applicant prospectus before applying. This prospectus sets out an explanation of our context, a summary of our work, an appendix of case studies, strategic statements, a job description and person specification. If the work and character of AirS described in the following pages appeals to you, please do get in touch. Please upload your CV and a cover letter outlining why this is the role for you and what experience you have to date. The closing date for applications is 0900 Monday 19th August 2024.