VOS – Chief Executive


Job Title: Chief Executive

Salary:  £50k FTE

Hours of Work: 3 days a week

Location:  Portsmouth

We are working in partnership with Veterans Outreach Support (VOS), a unique charity that offers help to ex-service personnel from all three services, the merchant marines and their dependants.  It has been described as the ‘gold’ standard in its field and recently won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

For 10 years, VOS has been running a monthly Drop-In at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth, hosting a mix of charities and organisations offering comprehensive welfare assistance and supported by an in-house mental health clinical team. Since May this year VOS has also been running a Drop-In in Newport Isle of Wight.

The charity is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive to provide day to day operational direction and leadership for the charity.  You will, alongside the Chairman be the public face of VOS, promoting the organisation’s name and reputation.  You will build strong relationships with existing and potential funders to ensure financial security for the charity.  You will also help to shape and implement the strategy of this growing organisation and lead the activities of the staff and volunteers.

The successful individual will be passionate about helping vulnerable veterans and will demonstrate:

  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Senior manager experience
  • Understanding of military culture
  • Knowledge and experience of charities
  • Successful track record in fundraising.

You will be a team player, happy to get involved in all aspects, including hands-on practical tasks.  VOS is a team of committed people, many of whom are volunteers therefore as leader you will have the responsibility for ensuring a motivated and happy team.

To apply for this role, please e-mail your CV and Supporting Statement to Jill Livingstone, Associate Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment, info@charismarecruitment.co.uk quoting our reference JO1560.

Closing date for applications: 9 September 2018

Interview date: 27 September 2018

2nd Interview date: 3 October 2018

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