We are working in partnership with Dogs for Good, who for over thirty years, have been utilising their knowledge and experience to bring people with disabilities and dogs together, enabling life-changing differences. Through the power of expertly trained dogs, they support people with autism, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and dementia, empowering them to live more independent lives.
With the retirement of the current Chief Executive, after more than twenty-five years in post, they are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking individual to join the charity in this capacity to preserve and develop the organisation and provide inspired leadership to the staff team of 74, over 500 active volunteers and a wide range of stakeholders. The new Chief Executive must have a commitment to achieving high standards of dog welfare and a genuine interest in and passion for bringing people and dogs together to enrich and improve both lives and to better understand the human animal bond. A background in the charity/not for profit sector would be useful, although not essential.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
Experience of effective partnership working and development, and external relationship management
Experience of managing, motivating, and developing staff
Experience of business planning, business development and income generation/fundraising
Experience of project management and service delivery across multiple functions
Strong financial skills, including the ability to analyse budgets and accounts, and manage an annual budget of over £4m
Robust approach to governance, controls, and implementation of new processes
Experience of risk management
We are seeking an inspirational leader, with exceptional verbal and written communication, management, and motivational skills. Ability to persuade and influence, both face to face and in writing, outstanding business development skills, an empathy for vulnerable people and a strong commitment to animal welfare are all essential for this role.
For more information, please contact Adam Stacey, Managing Director, or Katherine Anderson-Scott, Senior Consultant, Charisma Charity Recruitment, email@example.com or 01962 813300. Click here to download the full candidate pack.
Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.
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 for applications: 13th June 2022. However, applications are being reviewed throughout the process. Charisma interviews will commence from Monday 23rd May, and will need to be completed by Wednesday 22nd June, in preparation for longlisting on Friday 24th June.
Shortlisted candidates can expect interviews with Dogs for Good:
Interviews - 1st stage – 4th and/or 5th July (virtual)
Interviews – 2nd stage – 19th July (in-person)