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Chief Executive Officer

Salary circa £55k
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Charities / Voluntary
Job Type
Executive officers
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Job Details

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop and execute the organisation's strategic plan in alignment with its mission and vision.
  • Identify and respond to emerging trends and opportunities in the charity sector.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Operational Management:

  • Oversee daily operations, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of programs and services.
  • Implement policies and procedures to maintain high standards of governance and accountability.
  • Manage the charity's human resources, including recruitment, development, and retention of staff and volunteers.

Financial Stewardship:

  • Develop and manage the annual budget, ensuring financial stability and sustainability.
  • Secure funding through diverse income streams, including grants, donations, and partnerships.
  • Ensure robust financial controls and reporting mechanisms are in place.

Fundraising and Development:

  • Lead fundraising initiatives, cultivating relationships with donors and sponsors.
  • Oversee grant writing and reporting processes.
  • Explore innovative funding opportunities and partnerships to diversify income.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Represent the charity to external stakeholders, including government agencies, media, and community organisations.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key partners and supporters.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the charity, effectively communicating its mission and impact.

Governance and Compliance:

  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees to ensure effective governance and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the Board on the charity's performance and strategic direction.
  • Ensure the organisation adheres to its ethical standards and values.

Program Development and Delivery:

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.
  • Ensure programs align with the charity's mission and effectively meet the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Promote best practices and evidence-based approaches in program delivery.

Communications and Public Relations:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to raise the charity's profile and engagement.
  • Oversee the creation of marketing materials, annual reports, and digital content.
  • Manage crisis communications and protect the charity's reputation.


WRCC helps and encourages people living in rural areas to develop their communities. By aiding locally led and run projects, we also hope to strengthen social ties within Warwickshire's villages and small towns. WRCC is the only organisation solely dedicated to supporting rural communities in Warwickshire and Solihull.

Company info
01789 842182
Warwick University - Wellesbourne Campus
CV35 9EF
United Kingdom

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