Cruse Scotland is seeking to recruit a self-motivated, proactive Chief Executive to lead the organisation through our ambitious new strategy and into the next phase of our development.
You will be an influential, experienced and persuasive leader with excellent interpersonal skills. You will have a proven ability to develop successful partnerships, engaging people at all levels, as well as a strong understanding of the importance of supporting those who have experienced bereavement.
As well as having a knowledge of the health and social care sector, you will have excellent financial and project management skills. You will deliver Cruse Scotland’s strategic goals, whilst continuing to increase the organisation’s profile, providing inspirational leadership to our very committed staff and volunteer teams. You will also have significant experience of income generation and of developing successful strategic and business plans.
If you have a successful track record in organisational leadership and are passionate about making a difference by helping us to reach even more bereaved people in Scotland, then we would really like to hear from you.
Cruse Scotland is Scotland’s only open-to-all bereavement support charity, providing support to bereaved adults, families and children across Scotland for the last 50 years.
Research suggests there were approximately 49,900 people in need of bereavement support in Scotland in 21/22. The data shows that our staff and volunteers working together reached approximately 10% of this population. This shows a significant reach and impact for an organisation with a small staff infrastructure that is dependent almost entirely on highly skilled volunteers for service delivery. While this is a very significant achievement, we continue to work tirelessly to develop our services to enable us to reach even more people who need our help.
The positive impact of Cruse on those we support (in terms of improved mental and physical wellbeing, reduced need for GP and other medical assistance and earlier return to work) is clearly demonstrated by our evidence-based evaluation.
We have ambitious plans for growth and development to help us to reach more bereaved people and we are looking for an excellent candidate to lead the organisation to deliver our strategy.
Your base is flexible – either Edinburgh or Perth with regular travel across Scotland and occasionally beyond.
There is a 6% employer pension contribution.
Interviews to be held as follows: 1st interview for successful long-listed candidates 15th August 2022 and 2nd interview for shortlisted candidates will be in week beginning 22nd August, 2022 both in Edinburgh.
For more information about the role please contact Christine McLintock, Chair of the Board.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £48,000.00-£52,000.00 per year
Application deadline: 05/08/2022