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CEO - Pets As Therapy

  • Location: Oxfordshire, Hybrid / Flexible (PAT is a national charity, so commitment to regular travel and time at the Head Office in Oxfordshire is expected).
  • Salary: £70-75k (depending on experience)
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

We are working in partnership with Pets as Therapy (PAT), a charity formed in 1983, to share the joy of companion animals with those deprived of it. PAT is now the UK’s largest volunteer-based charity dedicated to enhancing health and wellbeing in the community through companion animal interactions. As a national organisation, PAT facilitates visits from more than 4,500 volunteer person and animal teams, contributing to an improved quality of life and wellbeing for thousands of people every year, in a range of settings, including hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, schools, and colleges, prisons and a wide variety of other situations.

PAT are seeking a new CEO, with the drive, vision, and creative leadership to build on their strong track record, implementing an ambitious strategy, which includes funding diversification, partnership and engagement development, sector leadership and above all, ensures the delivery of an outstanding service for all beneficiaries supported by operational excellence.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Track record of successful leadership, with a strong fundraising or commercial component, with demonstrable outcomes and impact

  • Experience in the development and delivery of strategies and operational plans

  • Proven experience of robust financial and budget management, setting income targets and developing financial sustainability

  • Staff management experience with evidence of team development and performance management

  • Experience of leading and working with volunteers

  • Experience with Salesforce or another relationship management database

We are seeking an outward-facing, pro-active, collaborative, motivational, and resilient leader with strong decision-making capability and the ability to think strategically. Exceptional communication, relationship management and interpersonal, networking and negotiating skills and a full driving licence are essential.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott. Your application should include your CV and supporting statement.

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We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Closing date: Monday 20th November 2023

Charisma vetting interviews must be completed prior to shortlisting on the 24th November.

Interviews with PAT:

  • 1st stage interviews: Monday 4th December (in-person at PAT HO - Chalgrove)

  • 2nd stage interviews: Friday 8th December (in-person at PAT HO - Chalgrove, to include an informal opportunity to meet staff)