Vacancy: CEO - Changing Lives Together

Posted on 8th June 2022 | Vacancies

Sherrington Associates is pleased to be the retained search partner for Changing Lives Together, a registered charity and social enterprise in Cheshire delivering crucial support to communities and vulnerable people. Resulting from a merger of two charities in 2019, the organization provides a range of services including family support, emergency assistance, buddying and befriending services, as well as a number of volunteering projects and the delivery of crucial local authority contracts for community transport and bulky waste collection schemes. The charity also runs a number of retail outlets offering discounted furniture and white goods for low incomeresidents and a busy food hub which has been a crucial lifeline throughout the pandemic and as the cost of living crisis unfolds. 

The CEO will lead the charity into an exciting new chapter of growth, during a time where the need for CLT’s essential services continues to increase. Working collaboratively with the team and board, the CEO will bring both a knowledge of charity governance with a flare for commercial business management and growth and a supportive and inspiring leadership style that will be the bedrock behind big things over the coming years. 

We are looking for an experienced leader who embodies the team’s shared values and brings energy and influence to the charity at this important stage in their evolution.

To arrange a confidential discussion with the retained executive search partner, please email: 

Joe Onions at Sherrington Associates:

Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at 5pm

Overall Job Purpose

The Chief Executive will ensure that the charity meets its social and financial objectives, create an environment that maximises the opportunities for the charities work and provide long-term services of value to the community as a going concern.

The CEO will be an experienced leader, who has a genuine commitment to, and sympathy with, Changing Lives Togethers objectives, maintaining its ethos and providing vision, and the skills and abilities to drive the charity forwards.

Key responsibilities

·      To provide strategic vision and leadership to help ensure long term sustainability of organisation. Working with the Senior Management Team and staff to implement strategic outcomes.

·      Overall responsibility for the organisations management, administration, legal and statutory compliance.

·      Working with the Chair and Board to enable trustees to fulfil their duties, legal and other responsibilities for the proper governance of Changing Lives Together and providing relevant information and recommendations in an effective way.

·      To develop new and existing business, fundraising and income generation opportunities for longer term sustainability in a changing environment

·      To build meaningful and influential relationships with partners and to maximise the promotion and activity of the organisation through social media and other innovative ways.

·      To have a key role in leading, motivating and engaging staff and volunteers in order to continue to develop high quality, professional service delivery and continued professional development.

·      Demonstrate leadership, management and organisational skills, including fairness and impartiality and openness to new ideas and information.

·      Have sound entrepreneurial skills and be able to identify new opportunities for development and growth

·      The ability to work closely with Trustees and staff, building positive working relationships in a constructive and consultative environment, looking for and acknowledging the contribution of others and making them feel like valued members of the team, at the same time as confronting and resolving inadequate performance in a respectful way.

·      The ability to influence stakeholders positively, in order to achieve results that are in the best interest of Changing Lives Together.

Usual Accountabilities 

  • To receive, store and process data (in whatever form or medium such data takes – e.g., electronic and/ or documented) in a confidential manner and in accordance with the Company’s agreed data management policies.
  • To develop team and organisational meetings
  • To have regular supervision and review of targets
  • To promote the conduct and ethos of the organisation at all times 
  • To understand and apply all Changing Lives Together policies and procedures at all times in all areas of your employment 
  • To attend any relevant training to support continued professional development in line with the organisations training policy 
  • To carry out such relevant and appropriate duties commensurate with the framework of the post and grade that from time to time may be required by management in consultation with the post holder.
  • This job description is subject to regular review in accordance with changing organisational needs and consultation.