Chief Executive - The Great Hospital - 4 - 5 days a week with package up to £80,000-£100,000 - Norwich

The Great Hospital is a highly respected and unique local charity in Norwich set in 7 acres of beautiful grounds adjacent to the cathedral and the river Wensum. The site includes a total of 15 listed buildings including the only surviving ‘swan pit’ in the UK. The charity provides supported housing and registered care facilities to over 100 residents and has a continuous record of care spanning almost eight centuries. Our byword is excellence and our aim is to provide the very highest standards across all our charity and business areas.

The ability to adapt to meet the changing needs and expectations of our residents over the centuries is the chief reason for the Great Hospital’s survival. The Trustees continue to seek further opportunities for development and improvement across the site.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an exceptional individual. The new Chief Executive will have the motivation and leadership skills to take the organisation forward. You will help to shape and implement a long-term-strategy, supporting our Residents, preserving our Heritage buildings and empowering our managers and staff. Your influencing and ambassadorial skills will enable you to develop good relations with external stakeholders and manage successful partnerships.

The role:
  • Lead the organisation in the implementation of its overall strategic objectives
  • Develop and manage the annual operating plan and capital programmes
  • Oversee the organisation’s investment strategy in conjunction with professional advisors
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with external bodies such as social services, regulatory bodies, heritage organisations, Norwich City Council, local and national media, the Almshouse Association etc.
The candidate:
  • Significant experience in running an organisation or autonomous division
  • Demonstrable financial/commercial acumen in a variety of settings
  • Experience of stakeholder relations and ambassadorial duties
  • Experience of managing, inspiring, empowering and motivating staff
  • Empathy for the aims of the Charity - caring for the wellbeing of our residents and staff and the preservation and promotion of our listed heritage buildings

For further information and details on how to apply, please download the below Candidate Brief. If you have any questions or wish to have a confidential conversation, please contact Principal Consultant Sandra Hamovic on 07979 017 447.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 21st May

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