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Chief Executive - Viva

  • Location: Oxford, Hybrid or within an international context where Viva works
  • Salary: circa £65,000
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Faith, International, Youth
  • Contact: Adam Stacey
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01962 813300
  • Duration: Full time
  • Expiry Date: 19 July 2022
  • Job Ref: JO3107

We are working in partnership with Viva, who are dedicated to changing more children’s lives to fulfil their God-given potential through building and supporting networks of grassroots churches and organisations to protect and provide for children.

We are seeking a creative Chief Executive to provide strategic oversight, leadership and to work collaboratively across the growing global network.

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for leading the organisation and uniting all of Viva’s employees and stakeholders behind a shared vision that will enable the network partners to help children at risk move beyond situations of vulnerability, poverty and abuse in order to have the opportunity to live life in its fullness.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant experience operating strategically within the charity sector

  • A sense of calling to the vision and mission of Viva

  • A track record of building successful relationships and partnerships globally

  • A consultative approach to leadership with good coaching and mentoring skills

  • Experience of advising, reporting to and working with a Board

  • Ability to work under pressure and flexible in attitude

We are seeking an individual who will lead by example, giving committed, consistent, energetic and servant-orientated leadership to the organisation. The successful candidate will be able to uphold and promote Viva’s ethos and values internally and externally by articulating how their faith is core to the identity and operations of the charity.

For more information, please contact Adam Stacey, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment, or 01962 813300.

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.

*In accordance with the equality act 2010 it is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a practicing Christian.

Download the full candidate pack.

Closing date: 19 July 2022

Interviews: w/c 25 July 2022