We're hiring: Deputy CEO

April 19, 2024

Are you an experienced, strategic leader who wants to make a difference in communities? Have you got the strategic insights and ability to implement change? If so, take a look at our Deputy CEO role. This is an exciting role at the interface of local and national – supporting local infrastructure organisations, and providing a voice to influence on the national stage. This is a challenging and interesting role at the heart of social action and resilient communities.

NAVCA is the umbrella body for local voluntary sector support organisations. We support a thriving local voluntary sector, so that anyone who wants to volunteer, or start a community group has good, local advice and support.  As a small energetic team, we work collaboratively and flexibly, supporting each other as well as our members.

We are seeking a proactive, motivated and solution-focused leader with a track record of developing and delivering across a broad portfolio, who makes strong connections and relationships within, and between, organisations across sectors. Our new Deputy CEO will have excellent insights into local infrastructure organisations, and provide vision, strategic direction and leadership to challenge, develop and support them to thrive. You will have oversight of our operations and member support – including developing a suite of products for our member offer, overseeing grant dissemination, with knowledge and understanding of quality assurance and accreditation systems. You will also be responsible for developing and seeking out income opportunities from a wide range of sources.  

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification.

The role is full time, 35 hours per week. The salary is £52,662, plus 8% employer pension (no employee contribution required). At NAVCA you will receive:

• 25 days leave plus 11 statutory/set holidays.  

• access to Simply Health support scheme.

• support in your training and career development.

We welcome applicants seeking flexible working patterns and we welcome loan or secondment arrangements.

This is primarily a remote working position, with travel to our office in Sheffield weekly.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes, celebrates and values diversity. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities. We don’t want you to ‘fit’ our culture, we want you to enrich it. If you have a passion for making a difference and share in our vision for empowering local community action, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please download our application form here and return it to recruitment@navca.org.uk by 5pm on 15 May 2024.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Maddy Desforges, CEO.