Executive Officer

Wells, Somerset
£43,000 - £45,000
07 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Executive Officer 

Wookey nr Wells Somerset
Circa £43-45k

Building on Orchard Vale Trust's past successes over 30 years, this is a rare opportunity to provide inspirational leadership and strategic direction to a well-resourced and successful medium sized charity.

Replacing our current Chief Executive Officer who is retiring, you will be responsible for ensuring the continuation of our high-quality care services as well as the opportunity to develop our small but growing community service. 
Working to a strategy currently being put in place by our Board of Trustees, you will work closely with senior staff to develop new practical ways of supporting individuals both in our existing services and in planned new developments.

As our strategic plan is finalised, there is a unique opportunity to shape and develop the Trust's work to benefit more individuals with learning disabilities and their friends and families.
We are looking for a successful leader who can combine excellent strategic, planning and leadership skills.

Critical to your success will be a passion for making a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Due to our size, you need to be prepared to undertake a wide range of tasks, and you must have the ability to relate to a wide range of individuals. Most importantly you will need the ability to directly relate to people with learning disabilities.

 We expect you to create a participative culture that values the contribution of all.

Previous management experience in a health, social care, or people focused setting is essential.

However we are looking for what you can achieve and offer us rather than any specific previous career path.

We do expect you to demonstrate successful leadership in previous roles, have an ability to translate strategy into practical plans, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

To learn more about this opportunity and for details of how to apply please download the application details by clicking the apply button.

Deadline for applications: Mid day, Friday 29th September
Informal discussions/visits: Friday 6th-Thursday 12th October
Final interviews: Thursday 19th October


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