Chief Executive

  • Job Reference: 00000446-1
  • Date posted: 4 June 2021
  • Recruiter: Rockinghorse Childrens Charity
  • Location: Brighton, Sussex
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: £50,000 to £75,000
  • Bonus/benefits: Opportunity for part time.
  • Sector: Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

We are seeking an inspirational Chief Executive Officer to join our independent charity, someone who shares our vision and values, consistently achieves excellence, invites innovation, and thrives on making a positive difference to the children and young people that we serve.

The opportunity to join as our new Chief Executive comes at an exciting time for the charity. We are at a pivotal time in our journey having successfully adapted ways of working during the Covid 19 pandemic. We are now seeking to further develop our established high reputation in the community and grow our ability to support more children and their families than ever before.

We are seeking someone with experience of developing or leading strategy using a creative approach. Someone with high levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to influence, and who will bring senior level experience, having led, and empowered effective teams. Someone who will provide inspirational leadership to colleagues, empowering them to exceed expectations, ensuring a culture of collaboration.

As Chief Executive Officer, you will lead and guide a small team and support them to adapt and develop their roles to ensure sustainability and identify opportunities for new ways of working, delivering plans that meet our strategic aims.

Reporting to the Chair of Trustees, the role of Chief Executive Officer will support the Board of Trustees in fulfilling their responsibilities in the governance of the charity and will bring good strategic and analytical skills coupled with the credibility and gravitas to be the ‘face the charity’ in leading and presenting large events and networking with key stakeholders.

Our CEO will need to be fully motivated to provide the dynamic and inspiring leadership needed to ensure the charity further develops and be able to support the Charity’s vision, mission and values. You will have already had a successful career at management level and have an outstanding track record of inspiring leadership and delivery. You will ideally have previous experience leading in the charity sector. However, we will also consider applications from people from a wider range of backgrounds.

If you have the ambition, credentials, and values to help steer our charity to the next level, we would love to hear from you.

Any offer is made subject to satisfactory references to the charity and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring service (DBS) will be essential if successful.


How to apply

To apply please click the 'Apply for this job now' button to provide a comprehensive CV, including details of your achievements in each role. Please include a supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the criteria as outlined in the person specification. Please also outline your reasons for applying for this role, including your personal vision and ambition for the charity.

Should you have any questions about the role, please email our Finance and Operations Director Rhian Walsh using this link.


Closing date for applications June 28th