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Chief Officer

Based in Nottingham 

 Up to £43,000 + 5% Pension Contribution 

 Permanent, Full Time : 37 Hours per week. 

Citizens Advice Nottingham and District is looking for a Chief Officer to lead and manage our Advice Services. The Chief Officer will build on our passion and reputation to ensure we continue with the provision and development of an effective and efficient organisation in accordance with local and national principles and requirements, meeting both current and future needs. 

Citizens Advice Nottingham and District is an independent local charity and a member of national Citizens Advice providing free, confidential, independent and impartial advice and support to people in our area facing a variety of problems, including debt, benefits, housing, employment, relationships and consumer matters. In addition, we gather evidence to influence national and local policy to meet the needs of our local population.  

 We also campaign on big issues that affect people’s lives.  

Last year we helped more than 12,700 people. 

Our services are funded by local and national contracts, donations and support from our communities. 

We work in partnership with our local authorities, other local advice agencies and charities. 

Application pack:

Application Form – Chief Officer

Recruitment Pack – Chief Officer

 

Closing Date  30  November 2020 

Interviews are scheduled for 17 and 18 December 2020 

Citizens Advice Nottingham & District is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values. 

 The Role 

This is a rare opportunity to take on the leadership of our important services. As Chief Officer you will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and development of the organisation, identifying new and innovative areas of service development. You will work closely with our Trustee Board in determining plans for improvement and sustainability, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with our funders and partners and identifying further opportunities for development. You will ensure legal, financial and best practices are adhered to, promoting the aims and policies of Citizens Advice at all times. 

The Candidate 

To take us forward you will have a strong sense of mission and vision, and the ability to inspire people and take them with you. You will have a track record in development and operational delivery of targeted services.  

As the ideal candidate you will be someone who works well under pressure in a fastpaced environment, and is an excellent communicator with demonstrable experience of working with a large number of diverse stakeholders. 

Citizens Advice experience is not a requirement for this post but an understanding of advice services and of management in the voluntary sector are highly desirable. 

 Benefits 

  • 31  days Annual Holiday including 8 Bank Holidays 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Flexible employer sensitive to the needs of today’s workforce 
  • Commitment to continued professional development. 

If you have the skills and experience to lead our locally focussed organisation dedicated to assisting and empowering our communities, and help influence changes to local and government policies for the good, then…..we would love to hear from you.