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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Part time
  • £40,224 – £44,246 pro-rata
  • mostly home-based (Scottish Borders)
  • Closing 15th September 2021

  • Advertised from 30th August 2021
  • 20 hours per week (over 4 or 5 days per week)


Relationships Scotland Borders supports families with relationship difficulties and with post separation arrangements for their children. We work throughout the Scottish Borders and our Practice Manager supervises and supports our four specialist teams: mediation; counselling and psycho-sexual therapy; contact and family support (adults & children).

We are currently looking for a Chief Executive Officer who will:

  • Provide direction and leadership in the development and implementation of RSB’s vision, strategic aims and annual objectives.
  • Take overall responsibility for service delivery, staff management and the effective and efficient running of the organisation.

As the senior member of our team, the CEO will report directly to the Chair of the Executive Committee and will drive the development of the organisation and ensure consistency and excellence in standards of practice and service delivery.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with significant management experience, who is confident, highly organised and can work flexibly, proactively and under pressure. Excellent people skills are imperative and experience of managing staff remotely would be helpful.

The successful candidate is expected to have a proven track record in successful fund raising and reporting to Trusts and statutory bodies, along with experience of financial management, including PAYE.

A sound knowledge of family conflict and the effects of parental separation on children as well as an understanding of mediation and counselling processes, child protection and domestic abuse issues is highly desirable.

RSB has operated from a ‘virtual office’ successfully for 30 years and like the Practice Manager and admin team, the CEO will work mostly from home. Some travel around the Borders will be required to attend face-to-face meetings and occasional attendance at some national meetings in Edinburgh with colleagues from around Scotland will be needed. Currently all meetings are undertaken via Zoom and it is envisaged that this will, for the most part, continue once Covid restrictions ease.

Five weeks annual leave per annum is offered along with 12 days public holiday. Pension contributions will be offered and discussed with the potential appointee.

Application notes

Completed applications to:

Closing date: Wednesday, 15th September 2021

Interviews: Monday, 4th October 2021 by Zoom

Relationships Scotland Borders is an equal opportunities employer

Scottish Charity – SC000979