We are recruiting: Interim Chief Executive

Location: London
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term Contract/ Full Time
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Interview Date: Week commencing 12th December 2022

Job Summary

Location: Islington (Head Office) Site visits will form part of the role and some homeworking is offered.

Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 per annum (pro-rata), negotiable dependent on experience and availability.

Hours: 37.5 (This post will require some evening and weekend work in addition to the working day)

Contract: Initial 3-month FTC with possibility of extension

Solace is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, particularly women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

About us

At Solace, we now reach more people than ever before, supporting 29,205 women, children, young people and men across all of our services in the past 12 months. We live up to our vision to support survivors through our core support services and through our prevention work, and we use the power of education and training to work towards ending violence. Solace touches the lives of so many,

About the Role

As our Interim Chief Executive, you will support the Board to appoint a wide range of women from different cultures and communities to bring varied perspectives, skills and experiences to the leadership of the charity. Together with the Board and Executive Team, you will play a key role in a charity where women and children are the highest priority, dedicated to helping survivors achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will prioritise the delivery of the organisations business plan embedding Solace’s values throughout the organisation, ensuring high levels of staff engagement. 

In addition, you will prioritise the implementation of structures on decision making throughout the organisation with a transparent approach and open culture and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

About You

We are looking for an exceptional woman to lead Solace as our Interim Chief Executive. who will bring experience, energy, a strong skillset and time to lead Solace as it continues to develop, rooted in feminist values and a collaborative mindset. We are searching for a leader who will help women and girls to live safe lives, free from fear.

To apply:

To apply, please upload your CV (no longer than three pages of A4) and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in this position for Solace via the recruitment portal below and explain how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description section of the Interim Chief Executive Recruitment pack which is attached.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from global majority backgrounds.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

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