Location: Flexible but with travel across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (30% of time).
Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those whose lives involve adoption, including those parenting children who cannot live with their birth families, and adopted children, young people and adults. They connect people, provide support and training and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and practice and provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.
The Chair and Board of Trustees are looking for a new CEO who will build on the current organisational strategy and help further shape services and delivery for the next phase – with the optimum aim of doing more our community. The new CEO will build on the current strategy, ‘Empowering Our Community 2021 – 2024’ which has made great strides and impact around the following key tenets: Empowering, Lived Experience, Four Nations, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Partnerships.
The new CEO will need to demonstrate very strong people and leadership skills combined with strategic ability and operational understanding. They will be required to work collaboratively at many levels to deliver cross functional projects and multiple work streams. The ability and energy to manage change and growth programmes is essential. Specifically to:
Support and advise the Trustees on the development of strategy. Ensure that that strategy is executed, to engage with key national decision makers to influence legislation, policy and practice. Provide strategic leadership for the team of Adoption UK staff and volunteers. Be the organisation’s lead spokesperson and will manage key supporter relationships. Work effectively with the Chief Operating Officer and other leaders in the organisation to ensure the effective delivery of strategy, reporting to Trustees as required. Strengthen existing strategic partnership relations and explore other opportunities. Be a strong voice to the external world on a range of matters pertaining to adopted people (children and adults), adoptive parents and kinship carers. Have overall responsibility for a workforce of around 170, spread across the four UK nations.
All candidates will need an appreciation of the special dynamics and challenges pertinent to adoption. Ideally candidates should have lived experience of adoption. This may be by virtue of being an adopted person, an adoptive parent, or someone with close connections to adoption.
To find out more and apply, click on Apply. For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment advisers at GatenbySanderson: Michelle Sander firstname.lastname@example.org / 07341 773 817 or Liz Dean-Stevens email@example.com / 07341 773 715
Closing date: Friday 27 May 2022.
Tagged as: Flexible Working
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