The organisation… Westbank Community Health and Care(www.westbank.org.uk) is a highly ambitious registered charity with fresh thinking, a pioneering spirit and big ideas with a values-driven culture and a distinctive ethos of compassion that drives real solutions to complex social challenges. The driving force CEO is retiring and the Board are seeking an outstanding candidate to continue the Westbank journey.
The role is tripartite. Strategic, tactical and operational – a visionary leader engaging ‘hearts and minds’ and setting the agenda with the Board of Trustees, executing it with the Management Team and delivering a quality service to their varied client base.
The responsibility is to meet the needs of a broad constituency of stakeholders, engaging with a range of partners from all sectors across Devon, seeking out and negotiating new funding opportunities, creating a template that can be translated nationally/across the South West.
The remit is to balance the mission and values with the commercial operation to achieve long-term financial sustainability and the highest quality of care and support provision.
The challenge is to provide leadership, control and stewardship with empathy, sensitivity and energy .
The candidate…The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have substantial Senior Management experience at Profit Centre/Budget holder responsibility level. You are an innovative and lateral thinker motivated by a transformational approach, able to turn potential into reality. Whether from the Private, the Public or the Third Sector you are a leader who is able to inspire and engage a wide range of stakeholders. You will be the outward face of Westbank and will have a significant profile with partners, stakeholders and funders. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You have an entrepreneurial approach but are able to bring rigour to organisation and finance. You have a commercial approach and the capability to access new funding opportunities. You will share the vision, values, passion and ambition of a highly committed Board of Trustees. You will have the ability to enable and develop the leadership team. This role combines the strategic with a hands-on approach with the emphasis on engagement and execution. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone whose ambitions and personal motivation mirrors Westbank’s values and ethos to improve its client group’s quality of life and lead it through the next stage of its development.
If you are interested in applying, please forard a full CV to Tony Hodgins, quoting Ref. 3613.