Chief Executive Officer

Buttle UK

Location Victoria, London

Position Full time

Salary £70,000 - 80,000 pa

Application deadline 6 May 2018
The application deadline for this role has passed

Do you remember a time in your life when somebody really helped you?

When a small intervention made a big impact on your life?

This is what we do at Buttle UK – offering support at the right moment that can change a life forever.

Buttle UK is a UK charity with 65 years experience in helping children and young people in crisis. Through our Chances for Children grants, which fund a wide range of needs and services and, in some cases, funding for school places for vulnerable children, we provide flexible, needs-based support to give individual children and young people in poverty and very vulnerable situations a real chance for change. Working through a network of referral agencies from the statutory and charity sectors, we identify children and young people in need across a variety of evidence-led geographic and thematic areas. We work with them directly to identify a package of support that could be up to £2,000, to cover their immediate educational, material and well-being needs. 

With the retirement of our long standing Chief Executive, Gerri McAndrew OBE, we are now looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead and manage the Charity. You will work closely with an experienced Board of trustees to deliver and develop the vision and strategy, as well as be responsible for all aspects of our grant giving, fundraising, partnership working, research and impact, and communications. 

As a senior manager with experience in relationship management, promotion and external affairs, you will be an ambitious and creative leader, a strong communicator with great networking and ambassadorial skills. Ideally, you will have knowledge of issues around child poverty in the UK.

You will be joining Buttle UK at a very significant time and this role is pivotal in ensuring the development of innovative grant provision for vulnerable children and young people. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 6 May 2018. 

An assessment day will take place for shortlisted candidates on Wednesday 6 June 2018, which will also be an opportunity for candidates to obtain information, and a formal presentation and interview will follow on Wednesday 13 June 2018.

Please, no agencies.

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