Home-Start Aberdeen is looking to recruit a new Chief Executive to head up their volunteer led family support service
across Aberdeen city and help create the best start in life for local young children.
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an Aberdeen charity which employs a team of around 15 staff who are assisted
by up to 100 volunteers.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive role is a key leadership role to ensure the sustainability of
our much needed support service for young children and their families in Aberdeen. Our current strategy takes us
through to 2024 with a focus on core support services, developing our group work, building on the success of our
charity shop and reinforcing our strong foundations.
We operate as an independent company with annual expenditure of £500,000 and enjoy the benefits of being part of a
nationwide network under the umbrella of Home-Start UK.
Working with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive role provides leadership and operational guidance to our
team. This is a hands-on role which will suit someone who enjoys a varied, busy workload and can prioritise
competing priorities at any one time. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership capability, be resilient
and a natural decision maker, will be people focussed with a positive outlook and have the ability to motivate
our hardworking team. We are looking for someone who understands the importance of a child’s early years and who
is passionate about ensuring families get the support they need to give their child the best possible start in
life which is at the heart of the Home-Start model.
An understanding of charity fundraising, developing relationships with funders and impact reporting are also
important as is the ability to build connections and good networks across the city’s thriving industries and
business sector. Strong governance and a commitment to good compliance is required as the nature of our work is
heavily regulated. Previous experience of working in a management role within a charity organisation is
preferred, although not essential.
If you want to make a difference to local children’s lives, then this opportunity could be for you. The Chief
Executive position is offered on a permanent, full-time 35 hour per week basis in our new office suite in
Aberdeen city centre; with the option of 1 day per week working from home available.
• Salary to be offered: up to £40,500
• Benefits: 34 days annual leave per annum (includes public holidays)
The post is subject to a PVG check at enhanced level.
Home Start Aberdeen positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job
applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates
regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.