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Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level and operating at Board level.
  • Strong ‘people person’ experience of inspiring and maintaining a cohesive workforce, bringing a strong track record of delivering high performance with staff and volunteers.
  • Strong financial acumen and evidence of commercial thinking and income development.
  • An understanding of the role that organisational culture plays and embedding a new culture.
  • Experience and exposure to commissioning/commissioners and complex contract negotiation.
  • Experience of leading business planning and performance management processes with evidence of success. Leadership skills and the ability to develop and implement vision and strategic plans.
  • Experience of transformation, in widest sense from systems, processes, IT through to products and service offerings.
  • An understanding of charity governance and knowledge of income generation activities including commissioning, fundraising and partnerships.
  • Experience of networking, persuading and influencing key stakeholders, including policy makers, politicians, partners and stakeholders.
  • Sharp strategic planning abilities, with excellent financial acumen and awareness to translate strategy into performance and evidence of commercial thinking and income development.
  • Communication and engagement skills that inspire change in outlook and thinking. Able to present in an impactful and effective manner with different audiences.
  • Interpersonal and influencing skills that secure trust and confidence.
  • Awareness of social, economic and political influences that could impact the organisation.
  • Intellectually able to solve complex problems

Personal Attributes

  • Credible and approachable leadership style. Has presence and is both trusted and respected. Uses emotional intelligence to build connection and win loyalty from others.
  • Flexible and adaptable when leading and delivering change.
  • Strong and authentic empathy and engagement with human right’s issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate drive, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrably high levels of integrity and consistency.
  • Tactful, resilient and calm under pressure.
  • Confident and decisive, whilst able to deal sensitively with difficult and challenging issues.

Salary: Circa £100k

Contract: This is a permanent full-time appointment.

Location: Hybrid working with visibility across all offices.

Pension: POhWER currently operates a pension plan with The People’s Pension and contributes a flat rate of 3% into the scheme once members make a 5% contribution to their plan from pensionable salary.

Other Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave.
  • Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Option to buy up to 5 additional days pro rata annual leave.
  • 1 Community Leave Day per annum.
  • Bike to work scheme.