Job Description

InterAct is seeking an innovative and creative Chief Executive Officer to champion the needs of the members through networking, partnership development and fundraising and to ensure that the needs of the members are at the heart of the Charity’s service delivery developments.

Reporting to the Chair of Trustees, the CEO will ensure that the values of the charity are upheld, and lead the charity having overall responsibility for the management and administration of the Charity within the strategic, policy and accountability frameworks approved by the Board of Trustees. Together with the Chair, you will enable the Board of Trustees to fulfil its duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the Charity. The successful candidate will be passionate about helping young people with disabilities to prosper and succeed.

 About Us

The charity provides community based support including a weekly youth club and inclusive social and leisure activities all year round for children and young adults with learning disabilities and additional needs. InterAct enable them to have a social life with their peers and give them opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities, supported by their experienced staff and volunteers.

About You

The successful candidate will have drive, ambition and a proven record of networking and fundraising in the charity sphere. You will be capable of working collaboratively with local business leaders, other charitable organisations, local authorities, sponsors and benefactors. The CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan as well as oversight of general organisational operations such as finance, HR, bid-writing etc. Professional development is encouraged with support for learning opportunities should they arise.

Applications are invited from candidates seeking a full or part-time position. The successful applicant will be supported by a small but very experienced team and will be accountable to the charity’s Trustees.

To apply, please send a CV with a covering letter to no later than 4pm on 07 July 2023. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the weeks commencing 17 July 2023. Please do not hesitate to contact InterAct if you require any reasonable adjustments.

 Role Details:

Full or Part-time

Salary:  £43- £45k (or pro-rata if part-time) depending on skills and experience.

Office: Chelmsford with the possibility of remote working on a partial/ad-hoc basis.

Hours: 9 am – 5.30 pm

Interact is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Roles at Interact require interaction with children and vulnerable adults as well as maintaining confidential and sensitive information about them.  The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check.