Elfrida Rathbone Camden is a charity that has been making a difference for children, young people and adults in London for more than 30 years, helping them achieve their potential and aspirations.

We are now seeking a new CEO to lead the charity in the next exciting stage of its development and who will make sure the voice of service users is central to our work and vision.

Person Specification

The new CEO will be:

  • A highly visible and inclusive leader, with the ability and passion to lead our organisation from the front.
  • A strategic thinker who can see the bigger picture; where we are, where we need to get to and how we are going to get there.
  • Able to achieve balance between IMPACT and financial sustainability.
  • A good listener – who can walk the floor and quickly identify what the key issues are, whilst building relationships internally and externally.
  • A good people manager with high levels of emotional intelligence.
  • An excellent stakeholder relationship builder with commissioners, local statutory agencies, and other community and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Calm under pressure and be able to take sound and quick decisions in an often fast-changing environment.

About the Role

The successful candidate needs to: 

  • Provide inspirational leadership and management to the Senior Management team and to support all staff in their work to provide excellent services.
  • Demonstrate a strong track record of growing an organisation and working to fulfil its business objectives.
  • Manage, develop, promote, and grow the work of ERC by building and implementing an ambitious organisational strategy.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, especially the ability to interpret and manage financial data, Key Performance Indicators, and drive operational improvement efficiencies across all aspects of the organisation.
  • Show effective motivational and supportive leadership through engagement initiatives.
  • Provide an excellent standard of service which supports project development and improves the quality of life for families and students.
  • Ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation through sound financial planning, risk and business management and income generation.
  • Take responsibility for identifying opportunities for growth, business development, fundraising and diversification.
  • Develop the business agenda to meet changing market needs, utilising its people and resources optimally for this purpose in line with policies and guidelines agreed by the Board.
  • Demonstrate excellent relationship building skills

Your Experience

  • Experience of working at a senior management level.
  • Strong Team Leadership skills and managing complex situations.
  • Understanding of social and economic issues in London.
  • Experience of supporting and enabling diversity, equality and inclusion.
  • Experience of partnership and collaborative working.
  • Experience of setting and managing budgets.
  • Experience of developing and managing a fund-raising strategy.

Our Diversity Policy

We positively celebrate Diversity and Inclusion at ERC and the foundations and principles underpinning all our work are about reflecting and connecting with the diverse community that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to work at ERC and to feel valued for their individuality, to thrive and to share a sense of belonging.

We wish to encourage applications to this position regardless of race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

How To Apply

To apply please visit our website – https://www.elfridacamden.org.uk/work-with-us/jobs/ to download the relevant documents for this role

Please send your CV and the Response Form addressing the Person Specification to: info@elfridacamden.org.uk

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.