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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Arbroath
  • Closing 28th February 2024

  • Advertised from 7th February 2024
  • 35 hours per week. All posts at Angus Carers Centre are subject to a 6-month probationary period.
  • Equipment: Laptop, docking station and mobile phone. Pension: Employer contribution of 3% based on an employee contribution of 5%. Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


About Angus Carers Centre

Angus Carers Association (trading as Angus Carers Centre) is an organisation established by carers, for carers. The Association was established in October 1996 and became part of the Royal Princess Trust for Carers network in November 1997, then becoming known as “Angus Carers Centre”.

Angus Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who care for a relative or friend who, due to illness, disability, mental health conditions or addiction, could not manage without their care and support.

Today Angus Carers Centre has 20 staff, 50 volunteers, 1,500 registered adult carers and 90 young carers.

Job Summary

The CEO is a critical role, directly responsible for developing and executing the internal operational strategies necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the charity.

The job holder will be line managed both strategically and operationally by the Chair of the Board, in their absence the Vice Chair.

The job holder will have a track record in developing innovation and creativity in relation to strategic business growth, in addition to ensuring internal daily planning, implementation, management, and oversight of the charity.

You will be a career-orientated and hands-on individual who is extremely capable and ‘makes things happen’. You will be at the heart of decision making, working in collaboration and in partnership with the Board of Trustees to develop the strategic direction of the charity.

You will have a natural ability to use software packages, especially Excel, pull and present data, validating it and making recommendations on the back of your analysis.

You will be able to turn your hand at almost anything needed to deliver the charities objectives and vision. Therefore, you must be able to multitask and adapt quickly. You will also be involved in coordinating and delivering key deadlines and business development projects for the charity.

Main responsibilities:

  • Measurement: Review and evaluate the performance of the charities operational processes using a KPI focused approach. You will take steps to improve them and drive the charity forward making strategic recommendations to the Board which will help deliver the charities goals and objectives, ensuring that the charity continues to meet its carers needs.
  • Strategy development: In partnership with the Board, you will develop strategies for the growth of the organisation, making sure they are implemented.
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management: You will conduct regular reviews of data and feedback to ensure relevant data and insights are provided to the Board to aid decision making.
  • Research and Insight: You will represent the charity on appropriate outside bodies, liaising with other charities, our funders, and national organisations, collating insightful intelligence on changes and opportunities in the field of carers, presenting findings to the Board to inform decision-making.
  • People Management: Empower and develop the small operational team with the leadership and resources they need to successfully complete operations initiatives.
  • Financial Management: In partnership with the Chief Financial Officer develop and control all operational budgets to ensure the charity has all the resources required to meet its objectives within agreed financial parameters and to maintain the financial strength of the charity.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides day-to day operational leadership and support to Angus Carers employees.
  • Manage the performance of Angus Carer employees.
  • Develop, implement, and manage operational policies and procedures.
  • Find solutions to complex problems by breaking down complicated issues and communicating effectively to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and reporting to the Board of Directors
  • Help drive grant activity related to day-to-day operations, working with the funding manager, overseeing outcomes with reporting.
  • Ensures all legal and regulatory documents are filed, reported, audited and in compliance with laws and regulations for the charity.

Key Skills

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budget Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Implementation
  • Adaptability

The job description is intended to describe the main responsibilities and requirements of this job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive.

Additional requirements:

  • A proven track record in a strategic role and operational leadership within a charitable organisation.
  • Knowledge of core HR policies and procedures i.e., recruitment, development and ensuring the welfare of employees.
  • Knowledge of marketing & fundraising, charity law & compliance.
  • Knowledge and practical use of Xero or a similar accounting system.

Application notes

Closing date: 28th February 2024

Start date: As soon as possible following a formal offer of the post.

To apply, please provide the following:

  1. A covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position, highlighting your relevant experience, and explaining how you meet the ‘Person Specification’ (detailed below). The letter should be between 800 and 1000 words.
  2. A CV, limited to two pages.
  3. Contact details for two work or education related references. (Please state clearly if you do not want us to contact references prior to interview.)

Completed applications should be sent to

Interviews will be held face to face in Angus Carer Centre. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a 45 – 60 min interview (involving a mix of experience and competency-based questions), and asked to deliver a presentation outlining direction of travel during the first six months in post

If you have any questions, please contact Lorna Barenburg Chair of the Board of Trustees