Chief Executive Officer

Full Time

Website The Bright Foundation

The Bright Foundation is a new Charity looking for a dynamic Chief Executive Officer with a proven track record of working as a manager within the voluntary sector. The successful candidate must have knowledge and experience of working effectively within the governance framework of a small charity and in particular have experience in working in services for children. They will need to;

  • be able to demonstrate that they can manage and develop multiple sites and services.
  • have advanced communication and marketing skills.
  • have experience of budget management and financial management procedures.
  • have significant experience of financial and strategic planning.
  • possess the skills to supervise staff and volunteers.
  • have experience of developing new operational plans and implementing them.
  • understand the aims and objectives of The Bright Foundation and be committed to implementing these in practice.
  • be fully aware of the importance to adhere to the Foundation’s safeguarding policies.

Job Description

The CEO will;

  • be responsible for upkeep and operations of two sites – Rodgers Farm & The Benbow.
  • build a positive and productive relationship with the board of Trustees and understand and adhere to the chain of accountability.
  • be responsible for the day to day running of the charity.
  • represent The Bright Foundation at all networking events, and in meetings and be the spokesperson to local authorities, school and other organisations.
  • manage and supervise staff.
  • commission and monitor consultants, legal and finance professionals and contractors as required.
  • manage Human Resources.
  • be responsible for ensuring payroll is properly managed by the external payroll service.
  • ensure financial governance arrangement for the Foundation are in place and are adhered to.
  • keep a clear record and be responsible for all financial dealings, working with a bookkeeper and accountant.
  • oversee audits of the Foundation as required.
  • be the primary contact and user of the Foundation’s bank.
  • take legal advice and instruct the Foundation’s solicitor as required.
  • be responsible for developing a strategic plan for the Foundation in conjunction with the Trustees and delivering its objectives.
  • devise & organise fundraising campaigns & events, fostering good relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • build and maintain relationships with the local & national press & social media.
  • maintain and update social media presence and website.
  • be responsible for the recruitment, organisation & welfare of volunteers.
  • be responsible for all policies relating to the Foundation conform to governance rules and are regularly reviewed.
  • ensure health and safety risk assessments are carried out and adhered to.
  • manage the work of all staff employed by the Foundation.
  • co-ordinate the relationships with local schools, alongside the Art & Education Manager and Administration Officer.
  • report to the Trustee board meeting concerning the operation, strategy and financial position of the foundation.
  • write and send out agendas for Trustees meetings in consultation with the Trustees.
  • ensure the Minutes of Trustees meetings are written and prepared and circulated to the board.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, we would welcome your application. If you would like to apply please send your CV plus a covering statement of no more than 1000 words to Chris Garlick via the button below. Your covering statement should include what interests you about this role and how you would meet the requirements of the job description.

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 19th March and, if shortlisted, first interviews will be held on 9th April 2021. At present we plan to hold interviews via Zoom.

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