Charity Director

Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£40,000 per annum
Posted
27 Jan 2021
Closes
28 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent

Charity Director;

Salary £40,000 per annum

Pro rata; 4 days a week.

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help (CHH) is recruiting for a Charity Director to lead the charity through its next phase of development. This is an exciting opportunity to work with our local partners and shape the future of hearing loss services within the new framework of Integrated Neighbourhoods.

CHH (formerly CAMTAD) is a well-respected charity with a long-established track record in the county.  It has a dedicated and passionate team of six Trustees, six part-time staff and 120+ volunteers, most of whom have hearing loss.

Our mission is to support people (particularly older people) with hearing loss across Cambridgeshire to maintain their independence and wellbeing. Prior to the Covid emergency, we supported approximately 6,500 service users a year, of whom 95% were aged 65+, through the provision of NHS hearing aid maintenance and hearing loss advice. We did this via community drop-in sessions, home visits, residential home visits and prison visits, in partnership with Cambridgeshire NHS audiology services and Cambridgeshire County Council’s sensory services. Other free services offered were community talks and assistive technology demonstrations, peer support, ‘Living Well with Hearing Loss’ workshops, and lip-reading classes.

The Covid emergency brought a complete halt to our 41 drop-in sessions around Cambridgeshire.  The service has been reconfigured and has restarted but is in the early stages of recovery.

The role of the new Charity Director will be to support the service through the current emergency, plan for a full recovery once it is possible to do so, and develop a strategy for the future, delivering on our mission and the requirements and expectations of our partners. 

Our current financial position is good. We continue to receive our core funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and Cambridgeshire County Council, and expect to re-tender for our contract in spring/summer 2021, which will likely include expanding our services into Peterborough. We receive two large grants from Evelyn Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund for our Community Hearing Help pilot project which is helping us to develop better ways of reaching more people who are housebound or in care homes.

Applications documents available on our website www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk or request from livingwell@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

Closing date for application 28th February 2021.