• Job Reference: Age UK Sutton
  • Date posted: 21 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Age UK Sutton
  • Location: Sutton, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
  • Bonus/benefits: 25 days annual leave
  • Sector: Older People
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Age UK Sutton (AUKS) is an independent, local charity with a turnover of around £1.4m. The charity is a brand partner of Age UK, and as such benefits from membership of a network of similar independent charities across the UK, whilst being able to maintain a focus on local issues in the London Borough of Sutton.  
As the CEO, you will be working with a dedicated and experienced support network that includes the Chair, the wider Board of Trustees, our committed and highly skilled Senior Management Team and other staff members, and volunteers. Together, we share a steadfast commitment to advancing the mission of Age UK Sutton and making a lasting impact on the wellbeing of our older community. 

Overarching roles and responsibilities

The key purposes and elements of the Chief Executive role are:

  • Supporting the Board in delivering its charitable objectives efficiently and effectively, complying with all its legal and regulatory obligations and maintaining high standards of corporate governance
  • Working with the Board to shape the organisational strategy and to oversee its delivery, ensuring the success and sustainability of AUKS as both a charity and a business;
  • Maximising efficient use of all AUKS’ human, financial and other resources
  • Ensuring the range of services offered by AUKS is appropriately matched to the needs of local older people and sufficiently funded
  • Building strategic partnerships and managing AUKS’ external relationships both locally and nationally
  • Be a champion for equity, diversity and inclusion, understanding the demographics and specific needs of local older people, and promoting diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

The following is not an exhaustive list but identifies the most significant duties which link to the responsibilities described above

  • Working with the Chair and Board of trustees
  • Resource management
  • AUKS Services
  • External relationships
  • Continuous Professional Development

Person Specification

Essential experience, qualifications and attributes for the post are demonstrable ability to:

  • Inspire, lead and motivate people towards the achievement of excellence
  • Be values-driven and compassionate
  • Think strategically and translate strategy into measurable objectives underpinned by robust measurement systems
  • Recognise needs and opportunities in the development of services
  • Manage day-to-day operations to a firm budget with effective systems of financial management, control and reporting;
  • Employ detailed knowledge of the charity sector and related funding issues including identifying and developing new sources of voluntary income
  • Manage organisational change and restructuring effectively and sensitively, including introducing new services / closing down services, staff redeployment and TUPE
  • Work effectively with external partners, stakeholders and a governing Board
  • An affinity for older people and championing their needs

It would also be highly desirable for candidates to have:

  • Knowledge of NHS and local authority / public sector context, and implications for commissioned services  
  • Commercial acumen, developing and marketing paid-for services 
  • An understanding of the implications of digital developments for older people

Eastside People is supporting Age UK Sutton in the recruitment for this role. Please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to Eastside People's vacancy page. Application is by submitting your CV and a cover letter, which should address the points in the Person Specification.

Please note that we will focus on your demonstrable experience and potential in the above areas and do not expect candidates to have experience in all responsibilities outlined in the Job Description. If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Lucinda Shaw at our recruitment partners Eastside People to arrange a convenient time.  Having a call of this kind will not influence the success or otherwise of your application.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustments so that we can help with making the application process work for you.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 18 April 2024. An informal discussion with a number of stakeholders will take place on 6 or 7 May, and interviews will take place later that week or week beginning 13 May 2024.

Our commitment to diversity

As part of our ambitions to improve equality and diversity, we welcome applications for this role from those who identify under any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.