Chief Executive Officer

Job Description

After nearly 18 years, our current Chief Executive has decided to retire. We are therefore seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead WRCC into an exciting future!

You will have a proven record of achievement in a senior leadership role in the charity or related sector. You will have experience in developing strategic plans. You will be able to show a commitment to building communities, relieving poverty, challenging disadvantage and maximising social benefit. WRCC prides itself on acting with honesty and integrity – we are trusted by communities – and you will be able to exemplify these values.

We are offering a salary of circa £55k, a 5% contribution to our auto-enrolment pension and 24 days annual leave.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WRCC is responsible for leading the organisation in achieving its mission and strategic goals. The CEO will provide visionary and operational leadership to ensure the charity's growth, sustainability, and impact. This role involves working closely with the Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, donors, and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop and execute the organisation's strategic plan in alignment with its mission and vision.
  • Identify and respond to emerging trends and opportunities in the charity sector.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

 Operational Management:

  • Oversee daily operations, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of programs and services.
  • Implement policies and procedures to maintain high standards of governance and accountability.
  • Manage the charity's human resources, including recruitment, development, and retention of staff and volunteers.

 Financial Stewardship:

  • Develop and manage the annual budget, ensuring financial stability and sustainability.
  • Secure funding through diverse income streams, including grants, donations, and partnerships.
  • Ensure robust financial controls and reporting mechanisms are in place.

 Fundraising and Development:

  • Lead fundraising initiatives, cultivating relationships with donors and sponsors.
  • Oversee grant writing and reporting processes.
  • Explore innovative funding opportunities and partnerships to diversify income.

 Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Represent the charity to external stakeholders, including government agencies, media, and community organisations.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key partners and supporters.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the charity, effectively communicating its mission and impact.

 Governance and Compliance:

  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees to ensure effective governance and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the Board on the charity's performance and strategic direction.
  • Ensure the organisation adheres to its ethical standards and values.

Program Development and Delivery:

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.
  • Ensure programs align with the charity's mission and effectively meet the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Promote best practices and evidence-based approaches in program delivery.

 Communications and Public Relations:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to raise the charity's profile and engagement.
  • Oversee the creation of marketing materials, annual reports, and digital content.
  • Manage crisis communications and protect the charity's reputation.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.