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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Alloa
  • Closing 11th April 2023

  • Advertised from 27th March 2023
  • 35 hours per week
  • Benefits: 32 days annual leave per annum (includes public holidays), rising to 37 after year one. Pension provision is provided via NEST.


Home-Start Clackmannanshire is recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer to head up their volunteer-led family support service across Clackmannanshire and help create the best start in life for local young children. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a local charity employing a team of 12 staff, assisted by up to 50 volunteers. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer is a key leadership role ensuring the sustainability of our much-needed support service for young children and their families in Clackmannanshire.

Home-Start Clackmannanshire enjoys the benefits of being part of a nationwide network under the umbrella of Home-Start UK but operates as an independent company with annual expenditure of £300,000+. Working with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer provides leadership and operational guidance to our team. Our current strategy, which takes us through to 2026, focusses on core support services, developing our group work, building on the success of our charity shop and reinforcing our strong foundations. This is a hands-on role which will suit someone who enjoys a varied, busy workload and can manage competing priorities.

Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of the Home-Start model. We are looking for someone who understands the importance of a child’s early years and who is passionate about ensuring families get the support they need. Our ideal candidate will have a strong leadership capability, be resilient and a natural decision maker, be people focussed with a positive outlook and have the ability to motivate our hardworking team. An understanding of charity fundraising, developing relationships with funders and impact reporting are also important, as is the ability to build connections and good networks across the Wee County's thriving industries and business sector. Strong governance and a commitment to high standards in compliance is required as the nature of our work is heavily regulated. Previous experience of working in a management role within a charity organisation is preferred, although not essential.

If you want to make a difference to local children’s lives, then this opportunity could be for you. The Chief Executive Officer position is offered on a permanent, full-time 35 hour per week basis in our office in Alloa.

Salary to be offered: circa £40,000

Benefits: 32 days annual leave per annum (includes public holidays), rising to 37 after year one.

Pension provision is provided via NEST.

The post is subject to a PVG check at enhanced level.

Home Start Clackmannanshire positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

Application notes

Completed applications should be emailed to Linda Kerr at by Tuesday 11th April 2023. Interviews are likely to be scheduled for 19th April (at our offices in Alloa).

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Shelley Bowman, Chief Executive Officer on 01259 213453.