Chief Executive Officer

Location
Truro, Cornwall (GB)
Salary
c£95,000
Posted
01 Feb 2019
Closes
15 Feb 2019
Ref
5750
Position/Level
Board, CEO
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

The Organisation

Russam GMS is proud is to be partnering with ShelterBox in their search for their new Chief Executive Officer.

ShelterBox is firmly established at the forefront of disaster relief. Founded in 2000, they have helped over 1.2 million people since their inception, working in over 90 different countries. In 2017 alone, ShelterBox responded to 24 different crises around the world. Their solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. They deliver the essentials a community needs to survive in the aftermath of a disaster or humanitarian crisis.

The Role

Reporting to the Chair of Trustees, the role of the Chief Executive Officer is to provide inspirational leadership, vision and direction to ShelterBox by setting and delivering plans that meet strategic aims.

The Chief Executive Officer is accountable for the day to day leadership, financial management and administration of ShelterBox. They must be an inspirational external ambassador for ShelterBox and its mission, overseeing the development and maintenance of strategic partnerships.

The successful candidate will provide leadership to the management team and direction to all staff, whilst also building an effective working relationship with the chair of the trustee board.

Person Specification

The Successful Candidate must be a seasoned CEO or senior executive, with a demonstrable record of successful leadership and change management, with a track record of significant achievements.

Other essential criteria includes:

  • The ability to draft and implement strategies which integrate the work of more than one functional team to achieve an organisational outcome.
  • Proven track record of implementing successful, forward thinking strategies for growth
  • A highly developed ability to adapt personal communications style to a wide range of audiences across a wide range of media.
  • An understanding of the charity sector.
  • Significant people management skills, including experience of managing senior team leaders
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills
  • Experience of setting, managing, devolving and overseeing budgets
  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to convey detailed information succinctly and clearly
  • Up to date knowledge of the charity fundraising and communications sector and the ability to maintain currency

While not essential, the following skills, experience and attributes are desirable:

  • Previous leadership experience gained within an NGO
  • Experience of working within a large charity
  • Well networked in the charity sector and the willingness to share contacts with others
  • Experience of working in disaster response, humanitarian aid or international development
  • Humanitarian / International Development experience
  • Giving written and broadcast media interviews

Timetable

Closing date: Monday 11th February 2019

Preliminary interviews with Russam GMS: Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th February 2019 (Cornwall)

Final interview & informal meetings with ShelterBox: Wednesday 13th March 2019

How to Apply

To apply for this position please provide the following two pieces of information:

  • A comprehensive CV, including details of your achievements in each role and details of two referees.
  • A supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the criteria as outlined in the person specification. Please also outline your motivation for applying for this role.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Melissa Baxter, Director of Executive Search: 07789 985229

Marsha Gosling, Executive Search Consultant: 07818 509690

Who will also be able to provide you with a Candidate Information Pack