Chief Executive Officer Vacancy

Deaf Action is a leading Scottish voluntary organisation that has been providing a range of services to deaf people and those with sensory needs for over 180 years.

We are looking for someone who has experience or understanding of deafness with the vision and skills to lead the organisation through its next stage of development, and ensure that its strategic and operational objectives are achieved in a changing environment.

You will have a proven record of senior management in a relevant sector, having a sound understanding of good governance, experience in finance, human resources, risk management and the ability to work effectively with a non-exec board. You will be a confident and engaging communicator with a record of building and maintaining strategic relationships with key external stakeholders to ensure people with sensory needs play a major role in policy and service development.  You will also have previous involvement in fundraising, commercial income generation and business development.

Salary in the region of £47,000 and £52,000 plus pension           

Closing date: noon on 28th April 2017            Interview dates: 25th and 26th May 2017 in Edinburgh

Contact Julie McGrath for an information pack, or Rosie Addis, our Chair, via email for an informal discussion.

Deaf Action, Head Office, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY. Tel: 0131 556 3128 Fax: 0131 557 8283 Text: 0131 557 0419 SMS: 07775 620757

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Or download the full information pack and application form below. BSL version of job description available at the side of the page and a BSL version of advert is below.

PVG checks will be requested. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.

We expect you will share our commitment to the core values of Deaf Action. British Sign Language training will be provided if necessary. Deaf Action is a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in Scotland SC 396876.  Scottish Charity Number SC 009898.