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Chief Executive

LOCATION: Peterborough

JOB TITLE: Chief Executive Officer

 CHARITY: Peterborough Women’s Aid

SALARY: £45,000 – £50,000 per annum, depending on experience

WORKING HOURS: 37 hours per week

About the Role

We are seeking a strategic, forward-thinking Chief Executive to join the charity and lead a committed and passionate team.  The successful applicant will ensure the charity fulfils its vision, strategy and values and delivers high quality services to women and children experiencing the effects of domestic abuse.  The Chief Executive will take a holistic view of how to continue to offer the best level of services in an ever changing financial and political environment, they will be someone who can embrace these changes to build an even more inclusive, robust and resilient organisation.

Working alongside the internal Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will identify ways to maintain and improve services and therefore the outcomes of those using the charity’s services.

About You

You will have a strong desire to make a difference within the domestic abuse sector and a commitment to working from the trauma informed, feminist perspective, which underpins all our work.  You will have led an experienced team of people who are specialists in their field and provided them with the support and vision they need to strive for excellent outcomes for clients.

Your expertise will mean that you are well versed in generating income to sustain and grow the services of an organisation and you will be adept at working to high levels of governance.  You will have a strong awareness of risk management and will be comfortable being the face of the organisation as it strives to raise awareness of its work. You will also actively seek out ways to leverage the support available from the Board of Trustees to further improve services.

We particularly welcome applicants from minoritised women as these are currently under-represented within our staff team.

In return, we offer a supportive, flexible and values led organisation, a focus on learning and self-development, comprehensive well-being support and the opportunity to work with a team of committed and inspiring women.

Peterborough Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of women, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply please email and request the application pack.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 25th March 2022 with interviews on Friday 8th April.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role. This post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9 (part 1).

Peterborough Women’s Aid is an equal opportunity employer. Registered Charity No: 1180370