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Group Chief Executive Officer | Learning Disabilities | Charity
Compass Executives are exclusively partnering a leading Charitable Social Care provider in their search for a new Group Chief Executive Officer.
Our client supports people who have learning disabilities, dementia, or acquired brain injury alongside behaviour that challenges or complex needs. Across more than 80 locations, employing 2000 staff, they provide support in community-based settings, including supported living, outreach and residential care.
With 95% of services CQC rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ (including 3 services rated ‘Outstanding’ across all 5 KLOEs) they are seeking an exceptional Chief Executive Officer to build on the organisation’s success to date.
As Chief Executive Officer you will be responsible for developing the strategies that continue to take the company forward, improving the lives of the people supported, as well as their much-valued staff. You will be responsible for preparing the annual revenue budget in order to ensure the viability and sustainability of the company.
Working alongside the Board of Trustees and the senior management team requires great interpersonal and leadership skills. As such, you will be able to lead in an inspiring way, while ensuring the Group’s KPI’s are consistently met. It will also be your responsibility to define these KPI’s, based on the objectives of the Group.
Striving for continuous improvement, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Group’s performance is constantly improving. To ensure this you will manage research and development in an innovative manner and use your knowledge of the social care market to understand emerging trends.
As Chief Executive Officer you shall work closely with the senior management team as well as the Board of Trustees and Chair. As such you must possess honed leadership and interpersonal skills.
Principal Areas of Responsibility
- Strategy & Planning – Develop the Group’s strategic plan that translates to improving the lives of people we support and the experience of those staff who support them and the financial health of the Group.
- Financial Management – Prepare the annual plan that ensures the financial viability and sustainability of the Group.
- Service Focus – Understand emerging trends in social care and ensure that the Group is equipped to respond.
- Leadership & People Management – Lead and inspire a high performing Senior Management Team and hold them accountable, collectively and individually to ensure the Group delivers on its objectives, aspirations and goals.
- Performance Management – Define the Group’s key performance indicators ensuring successful delivery of the Group’s services. You shall also maintain effective systems for quality assurance and risk management.
- Continuous Improvement & Innovation – To drive a culture of continual improvement and innovation across the Group to enable the strategic development of the Group’s business.
- Research & Development – Identify key strategic development opportunities for the Group.
- Partnership Management – Identify unique and advantageous external relationships and partnerships for the Group, and maintain a network of key policy/direction influencers.
- Policy Development – Set Group policy and approach having a key understanding of what quality means to our client, beyond regulatory expectations.
- Extensive experience in executive level positions within a medium to large organisation (t/o >£25m highly desirable)
- Experience working within health and social care (ideally learning disabilities, mental health or complex needs)
- Experience working alongside with a board and chair, you will have the aptitude to effectively lead a high performing management team
- Evidence of commercial skills is essential, as is a track record of governance, quality assurance, innovation and risk management
- Inspirational leadership style able to ‘take people with you’
Our client has a genuine passion to improve the lives of those they support. Alignment with these values is imperative. You must share their desire to help others. You will have highly developed interpersonal skills which will enable you to build meaningful relationships, work as part of a team and lead in an impactful way. You must also be committed to your own personal and professional development.
How to Apply
To express interest, please email your CV and Supporting Statement to Ben Westcott at Compass Executives on firstname.lastname@example.org
A comprehensive information pack will be shared with candidates. This will provide a robust insight into the business, values, strategy and role requirements.
Closing date for applications: Friday 4th January 2019.
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