Graduate or postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
Significant senior experience in a charity or not for profit setting, ideally as Chief Executive.
Experience of working closely with voluntary boards, advising and guiding robust decision making.
Strong financial management expertise including budgeting, monitoring income and expenditure, risk management and mitigation and charitable financial governance.
Strong leadership style with experience in successfully managing and communicating organisational change.
Experience of data protection management.
Experience of grant making trusts and processes.
Experience of minute taking.
Robust knowledge of charity governance.
A good understanding of the effects of poverty and the factors associated with this.
A broad knowledge of the benefits system and other charities/grants available to woman in a similar position.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise multiple tasks.
Adaptability, sensitivity and understanding of the varied needs of the beneficiaries.
Strong management & leadership skills.
Able to work under own initiative and follow direction from the Board.
Confidential, tactful and compassionate, and works with integrity.