Chief Executive

Community First

£45,000 - £50,000 pa.

Are you up to the challenge of making a real difference to the lives of people and communities across Herefordshire and Worcestershire?

With the retirement of our chief officer, we need someone who can continue our journey. You will need a positive attitude and a belief in our ability to do great things. You will need to be able to lead our excellent staff team and inspire stakeholders. You will need to balance excited ambition with a level head and the ability to consolidate and prioritise. You will need to navigate the complexities of the VCS.

Community First is focussed on the needs of rural communities across the two counties. We see health and wellbeing at the heart of our work but also lead on economic development, environmental issues, supporting organisations such as village halls and distributing grant funding.

Your role will be to lead these initiatives, delivering some in-house but also importantly, facilitating other organisations. Co-production and collaboration are in our DNA.

The post is full time, although we may consider appointment at 4 days per week.

The post is based in our Malvern office although some work may be done from home.

Benefits include flexible working and a 5% employer contribution to the pension scheme. The salary will be up to £50,000 (FTE) depending on the experience of the successful candidate.

Application is by CV which must be accompanied by a statement of no more than one side of A4 outlining what, in particular, you would bring to the task and highlighting what you see as the most significant opportunities and threats facing the VCS at this time.

Your application must be sent to by noon on 12th April 2022.

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