Chief Executive Officer Job Description


Role title: Chief Executive Officer
Base: Blue Smile head office in Cambridge
Accountable and reporting to: Chair of the Board of Trustees
Annual salary: £37,000 - £42,000 (full-time equivalent, paid pro rata), dependent on experience
Hours: 4 days a week during school term time, 3 days a week during school holidays (worked flexibly,
with occasional weekend and evening work — other arrangements possible by negotiation)
Start date: It is expected that candidates will be able to take up the post in January 2015 or before
The need for the role
Blue Smile is a growing Cambridge charity providing therapy and mentoring in schools to vulnerable children.
This role is the result of a restructure, which provides the capacity for sustainable growth and for meeting the
needs of an increasing number of children at a time of drastic local service cuts.
Through effective planning, skilled management and targeted fundraising, the right candidate has a unique
chance to guide the expansion of a young charity. At the same time, the role provides opportunities for using
and developing skills and experience to really make a difference.
Overall purpose of the role
To have overall responsibility for managing the development and strategic direction of Blue Smile, as agreed
with the Board of Trustees and in line with the charity’s objectives
To provide leadership within the charity to ensure effective operational support for successful service delivery
To ensure the continued financial sustainability of the charity through fundraising planning and activities and
through secure financial stewardship
To be advised by the Clinical Manager on clinical service matters and monitor clinical standards
To represent the charity in the community and build partnerships with supporters, other agencies, schools and
To support the Board of Trustees to provide effective governance, ensuring up-to-date policies, procedures
and standards are maintained
Main duties and responsibilities
Management and planning:
Work with the Board to review the charity’s strategic plan and models for growth to secure sustainable and
successful development
Implement agreed strategic plans to develop the charity successfully
Manage the Executive Team, Advisory Groups, volunteers and partners to coordinate activities to support
effective service delivery
Manage the Executive Team in developing policies, procedures, systems, strategies, targets and budgets to
ensure appropriate regulatory compliance
Blue   S mile   P roject  
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Tel:   0 1223   3 14725  
Email:   i  
Registered   o ffice:   4 7-­‐51   N orfolk   S treet,   C ambridge   C B1   2 LD  
Registered   c harity   n o.   1 139279    
Company   n umber   7 411348  


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