Vacancy – Charity Lead Officer

In the absence of a Chief Executive Officer type role, the Board of Directors of EVWG has been undertaking many of the management tasks normally associated with the CEO role. This post of Charity Lead Officer (CLO) is to provide that management of the charity, allowing the Directors to concentrate on governance rather than management issues.

The Directors wish to move the charity away from its dependence on funding from charitable foundations and move towards a more sustainable model. It will be the role of the CLO to lead the charity towards this goal particularly through an increase in income generating activities.

This position is initially for a three-year period. Renewal of the contract will depend on the success of the CLO’s income generating activities.

Job Purpose:

  • To lead and coordinate the strategic and day to day work of the
    charity in line with the intentions and policies of the charity’s
  • To undertake the financial management of the charity, leading the
    charity towards a sustainable future.
  • To plan and implement strategic and developmental projects.
  • To lead the charity’s relationships with external organisations.
  • To lead and manage the charity’s staff and volunteers.
  • To lead the charity’s marketing and communication activities

Job Accountabilities:

  • In liaison with the Board of Directors and in particular with the charity’s Treasurer, to undertake the financial management of the charity, including budget planning, forecasting and financial modelling.
  • To direct and support the work of the charity’s fundraising officer to raise funds in line with the priorities set out by the Board of Directors.
  • To direct and lead the charity in the development and exploitation of income generating activities.
  • To develop and implement an appropriate marketing and communication strategy and plan.
  • To develop and maintain excellent customer relations.
  • To develop and maintain excellent relationships with the charity’s principal stakeholders.
  • In liaison with the Board of Directors, to take the lead in all necessary negotiations with external organisations.
  • To manage staff at the charity including line management for the senior staff and ensuring the necessary staffing levels are maintained.
  • In liaison with the appropriate Director to manage the number and activities of volunteers.
  • To produce and present such reports as are requested by the Board of Directors and Finance and General Purposes Committee.
  • In liaison with the appropriate Director, to undertake the risk management of the charity.
  • In liaison with the appropriate Director to manage the development of the site.

About You

The person we are looking for will be experienced in the following competencies, preferably gained while leading a charity working with adults with learning disabilities:

  • Identifying potential sources of funding and managing fundraising activities
  • Business management and administration including board level reporting
  • Line, Team and Performance management
  • Project and Change management
  • Financial management
  • Negotiating and Contract management
  • Communication – Verbal and written, face to face and via technology
  • Respect and Tolerance
  • Use of Technology – including Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Office, iPads
  • Welsh language (Desirable)

Key Knowledge and Skills


  • Relevant qualification to degree level.
  • Experience of working in the charity sector.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience of budget setting and management.
  • Experience of marketing / communications.
  • Aware of key health and social care legislation.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Excellent administration and management skills.
  • Good IT skills.


  • Ability to speak Welsh.
  • Experience of customer relations systems.
  • Experience of stakeholder management.

Closing Date and Applications

Closing date 24th August 2021

CVs and covering letters to

We will be sifting applications as they arrive and reserve the right to close the application process early if suitable candidates have been identified.