Position: Interim Chief Executive Officer
Location: Godalming, Surrey, UK
Covering Waverley Borough
Closing date: 28th February 2021
Salary: up to £45,000 FTE (salary under review)
Salary pro rata: 3 – 5 days (flexible)
Hours per week: up to 37 hours
Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2021
How to apply: Please send your CV with a covering letter that sets out how your qualifications, experience, and training meet each of the selection criteria, in confidence, to Janet Edwards (TrusteeHR@CAWaverley.org.uk)
With the planned retirement of the current CEO Citizens Advice in May 2021, Citizens Advice Waverley (CAW) is seeking an interim CEO to lead on a number of key strategic initiatives currently underway, together with senior management and Trustees. The successful applicant will work alongside the current CEO to manage a smooth transfer of responsibilities and on the departure of the CEO, assume executive leadership of the organisation until such time as a permanent CEO is appointed. The appointment is for a period of 12 months, with the potential to extend for a further 6 months.
This interim role will ensure there is effective ongoing executive management of Citizens Advice services, Citizens Advice Waverley.
The following key strategic initiatives are currently being established and a primary responsibility of the post-holder will be to ensure their successful delivery:
Additionally, you will be expected to work alongside the CEO South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service (SWSDAOS). These services were formally merged into CAW and we continue to embed the synergies.
Citizens Advice Waverley provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on social welfare (debt, benefits, housing, employment and family issues) that will help people get their lives back on track, as well as using on-the-ground knowledge to improve local and national social policy.
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service (SWSDAOS) provides free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to anyone aged 16 or above affected by domestic abuse living in the boroughs of Waverley and Guildford. The service provides ongoing emotional support, and advice on issues such as safety planning, housing rights, relationships and separation, civil and criminal court proceedings, and the needs of children affected by domestic abuse.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
We encourage applicants who are from underrepresented groups with protected characteristics, as we value having a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate.
Every local Citizens Advice is a registered charity.
All local Citizens Advice produce their own annual report, but you can find out more about the Citizens Advice network at www.citizensadvice.org.uk/or download the latest national Citizens Advice annual report CAW Report and Accounts 2019-2020.