Chief Executive Officer

  • Job Reference: 00001105-1
  • Date posted: 7 June 2024
  • Recruiter: The JABBS Foundation
  • Location: Birmingham (Hybrid)
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £90,000
  • Sector: Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Supporting Women, Transforming Futures: Empowering those at risk of contact with the criminal justice system

Could you be JABBS’ first CEO?

The JABBS Foundation (JABBS) is a charitable organisation established in 2009 to channel a Birmingham family’s philanthropic giving. With over £30 million in grants awarded to date, JABBS is well-funded and supported by a dedicated administration team. Their key focus is on supporting women involved with or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system, addressing their multiple and complex unmet needs. They passionately believe in evidence-based grant-making and are committed to driving positive change.

Salary: £90,000 per annum
Location: Hybrid, ideally 3 days per week at JABBS HQ in Birmingham
Contract: Permanent, full time or reduced hours contract considered
Benefits: 25 days annual leave, statutory pension scheme, flexible working

This role will be instrumental in creating impactful social change.

As their first CEO:

You will be at the forefront of championing women’s justice, rights, and gender equity, driven by a strong commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racist principles. Your passion will fuel your leadership as you expand the Foundation’s grant-making programmes, explore evidence to shape their philanthropy and oversee all aspects of the charity’s operations.

Role Highlights:

  • Strategic leadership: Develop and implement a visionary strategy to expand and enhance the Foundation’s impact.
  • Grant making: Oversee evidence-based grant-making programmes, ensuring effective allocation of resources.
  • Governance and relationships with trustees and patrons: Work closely with the board and patrons to maintain strong governance and strategic direction.
  • Operational framework: Establish and refine operational processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Finance management: Ensure robust financial planning, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Strategic relationships: Build and nurture partnerships with stakeholders, donors, and community organisations to advance the Foundation’s mission.

About You:

You’re a vibrant, motivating leader with board-level experience in the charity or non-profit sector.

You have a strong track record of collaborating and engaging with boards, able to confidently lead evidence-based grant-making that includes academic research.

You’ll excel at establishing sturdy charity governance frameworks for operational efficiency and excellence.

Your talent for building strong relationships and partnerships, along with your ability to nurture and empower senior talent, will be invaluable assets.

Additionally, you’ll bring a high level of emotional intelligence, backed by a thorough and nuanced understanding of the complexities of women’s justice rights within the criminal justice system.

In order to apply, it is essential that you demonstrate significant leadership-level experience working with person-centred services, supporting individuals affected by trauma and multiple levels of disadvantage.

If you’re excited about stepping into a role where you could make such a huge impact, then we want to hear from you!

To apply, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button, you will be redirected to the vacancy page. Application is made by sending a copy of your CV or profile to Amelia Lee and Priya Vencatasawmy as the first step and we’ll be back in touch with further details on the application process.

Closing date: Wednesday 19th of June
First stage interview: w/c 1st of July
Second stage interview: w/c 8th of July

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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