Sahir House Are Recruiting For A New CEO

Sahir House has been offering HIV support, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. It offers a wide range of services to people living with or affected by HIV; HIV training; HIV information; prevention and testing; and opportunities to volunteer.

After a successful tenure securing existing, and sourcing new funding, their current CEO is moving to another role. The organisation has recently improved governance, recruited new trustees, gained ISO9001 registration and won the 2017 GSK IMPACT Award as one of the best small health charities in the UK.

Chief Executive Officer – full time c£45k per annum

They are recruiting a suitably experienced CEO to guide the charity through its next stage of development. In particular they are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • Significant senior management experience in the voluntary sector (or closely related field)
  • The ability to work with stakeholders including: service users, volunteers, politicians, clinicians, commissioners, staff and supporters
  • Strategic awareness and the ability to lead change in the organisation and in the sector
  • Good core senior management skills, including strategic management of finance, marketing and human resources

Applicants should send a short CV (up to two pages) and a covering letter demonstrating both: how they meet the criteria in the person specification and their vision for how they would take the charity forward (another two pages max). Call Sahir House at the number below if you would like a call back from their Chair for an informal chat about the role.

Sahir House is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They especially welcome applications from groups which reflect Sahir House service user groups – HIV positive people (and other disabled people), people from Black and Minority Ethnic groups, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and refugee communities.

The post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, satisfactory references and DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Tuesday 6th March 2018

Shortlisting: Later that week

Interviews: Wednesday 14th March 2018

Ideal start date: April 2018 however we understand candidates may have longer notice periods and will accommodate this

Full job description and person specification can be downloaded from their website here

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