Chief Executive Officer


Recruiting Organisation: Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Working hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: NJC Scales point 36-39 (£39,880- £42,821)
Location: Arun & Chichester

Contract: Permanent


Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester’s vision is to see a strong, vibrant voluntary and community sector that supports, inspires and empowers individuals and communities throughout Arun and Chichester. They provide advice, support and development services to groups and individual members in areas of governance, policy and practice, HR, finance and fundraising, volunteering, start-ups and strategy and planning. Currently they have 420 members.

With the current CEO’s planned retirement at the end of March next year, the Board of Trustees are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with the passion to lead the charity on the next phase of our exciting development journey and drive the organisation forward to achieve its vision.

The core responsibilities of the Chief Executive are:

  • Provide strong and strategic leadership, offering a clear vision to promote and develop the aims of the organisation.
  • Make recommendations to the Board on strategy and policy.
  • Ensure the continued sustainability of the organisation within a complex funding environment.
  • Work towards establishing a strong and effective VCSE in Arun & Chichester that works effectively in partnership with other sectors for the ultimate benefit of the local community.
  • Build and develop effective professional relationships with key stakeholders, promoting the VCSE to both public and business sectors.
  • Ensure that the voice of the VCSE in Arun & Chichester is taken into account in partner’s planning.
  • Ensure the delivery of a high quality service to support volunteering within the locality.


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Sue Holmes, Chair of Trustees: Email: or call on 07808 829025.

Advert: Advert VAAC Chief Executive

Job Description: VAAC Chief Exec JD Oct 2021

Introductory letter: Introductory letter Oct 2021

Strategic plan & Organisation chart:   Strategic Business Plan 2019-2022 FINAL                    VAAC Staff Chart 2021-22

Application Form: Application Form 2021

Monitoring Form: VAAC Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Closing Date: 26 November 2021
Interview Date: w/b 6 December 2021

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