Chief Executive, TimeBank

Location: Central London (Kings Cross)

Contract: Full time

Hours: We have a flexible working environment and would encourage applicants to discuss options at interview

Salary: Circa £65k

TimeBank is a national volunteering charity, started in 2000. We recruit and train volunteers to deliver projects to tackle complex social problems. We also work with businesses to engage their staff in volunteering. We believe that great volunteering can transform the lives of both volunteers and beneficiaries by building stronger, happier and more inclusive communities. At TimeBank we live and breathe volunteering. TimeBank staff volunteer and all our Trustees are also volunteers. We’re now looking for a new Chief Executive who is as passionate as we are, and able to provide the leadership and strategic direction the organisation needs to deliver the vision of the TimeBank Board.

The role:

The role of the Chief Executive of this small, dynamic charity is a varied one, but includes:

·         Providing strategic advice to the Board and developing the Business plan

·         Establishing effective working relationships with all key stakeholders

·         Leading the new business development and fundraising

·         Leading the development of new projects and the delivery of existing ones – including overseeing project management

·         Holding overall responsibility for the communications strategy and representing TimeBank externally

·         Leading, managing and developing the staff team (currently 11)

·         Ensuring annual budgets are agreed and monitored and regular reports are made to the Trustee Board, including ensuring that effective financial controls are in place

·         Ensuring that all contracts and service level agreements with partners and other third parties are clearly specified, performance managed and reported to the Trustee Board at regular intervals

·         Ensuring effective and sustainable long term plans to manage business risks, finances, HR, health and safety, and the working environment

The requirement:

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

·         Outstanding leadership abilities and visionary thinking

·         Experience of working in the voluntary sector, or senior management experience in a related field

·         Highly developed negotiating, influencing and communication skills

·         Experience in fundraising, in particular, raising awareness and driving new business

·         Experience in the development of strategic planning and a track record of transforming strategy into effective work programmes

·         Experience of the monitoring and evaluation of complex projects or grants

·         Experience of financial management

·         A ‘hands on’, operational approach to work

·         A genuine personal commitment to volunteering

For more information, please download the job description and information pack below. Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Helen Walker, current TimeBank Chief Executive on or 07946 650 533.

To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter (which should be no more than two pages) to by October 2. Interviews will be held week commencing October 8. Candidates will be asked to prepare a short presentation, details of which will be sent at shortlisting. Our aim is to appoint after one round of interviews but we may go to a second round, details and dates of which will be discussed at the time.