Chief Executive Officer

  • Job Reference: CEO
  • Date posted: 22 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Action Hampshire
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000
  • Sector: Umbrella, Support & Volunteering
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Are you a strong, visionary leader keen to advocate for the VCSE sector? Are you interested in bringing people and organisations together to collaborate on the future of community led services across Hampshire and to be the public face of the organisation?

Having led the organisation through a significant period of change, our CEO has chosen to move on to take up a new challenge and set up her own business. We are now seeking a Chief Executive to lead Action Hampshire through the next phase of its strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has the desire, vision and ambition to continue to build a system that is fairer for our communities.

As a strengths-based organisation, we value the unique contributions each member of our team brings and our organisational culture emphasises coaching and leadership over management. We’re committed to inclusivity, equity and to the wellbeing and safety of our team. This role offers a high degree of flexibility in working hours and can be delivered remotely, apart from bimonthly coworking or away days in Hampshire. You’ll have the opportunity to set your own development goals and targets and receive support to achieve them. Joining a friendly and supportive team, you’ll be able to manage your own time and work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues and contractors. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your strengths to other parts of the organisation too.

Key tasks include:

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  • Lead, inspire and develop the team at Action Hampshire to deliver our purpose  
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to ensure delivery and regular review of Action Hampshire’s (‘the charity’) vision, mission and strategic plans 
  • Deliver the charity’s vision and mission through appropriate plans and in accordance with agreed policies and protocols. 
  • Support and advise the Board to meet its responsibilities to ensure that the charity is legally compliant, well run and meets its organisational duties and obligations   
  • Enhance the charity’s impact and profile locally, regionally and nationally.   

For almost 75 years, we’ve supported communities across Hampshire. Today, our mission focuses on strengthening the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, supporting communities to raise their voices, and doing all we can to reduce disadvantage and celebrate diversity across Hampshire. Our responsive approach means we work across a wide range of issues relevant to our communities, from increasing the availability of rural affordable housing to ensuring cancer awareness messaging reaches seldom heard communities.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our talented, ambitious and friendly team. Our new 3-year strategy sets out clear goals and actions which we’ll achieve together. Our leadership team are embedding a culture of learning, experimentation and development. Our team is caring, collaborative and driven by our values of being bold, enterprising, informative, and empowering. We very much welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith or disability. We are a Living Wage employer and Disability Confident.

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