• Fixed term contract
  • Part Time
  • Tadworth
  • 46,464 - 50,512 £ / Year

Release Counselling and Therapy for Women

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  • £46,464 – £50,512 a year

Job type

  • Part-time
  • Fixed term contract



Full job description

Job description

Release Counselling and Therapy for Women was set up in Brighton and Hove in January 2013, and registered as a UK charity in 2020, to provide affordable counselling and other forms of support for women across Sussex experiencing mental health distress. We specialise in maternal mental health, supporIng mothers and their babies during the perinatal period, a key Ime of transiIon in a women’s life in which many experience vulnerable mental health. As part of this, we aim to increase inclusion, reaching women often excluded from counselling and other mental health support due to cost.


Whilst we have offered a range of therapeutIc groups, workshops and 1-2-1 counselling over the years, we are currently focussing on delivering our flagship ‘Mother Nurture’ 10-week therapeutIc group for new mums, and our ‘Second Nature’ 8-week therapeutIc group for second + tIme mums across Sussex.


Our services are operated by a team of sessional qualified counsellors, and counsellors in supervised training, and work within the BACP Ethical Framework.


As the founding CEO is now moving on, we are looking to appoint a new CEO to lead us in this next season. If you share our vision, have relevant leadership experience, and would relish the opportunity to play a key role in a dynamic small charity with an excellent reputaIon – then this could be the role for you.


Job Description


Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Brighton and Hove. The role is expected to involve homeworking plus external delivery, although may be subject to change.

Accountable to: Board of Trustees

Direct reports: Part-tIme Administrator/Bookkeeper, part-tIme Digital and Data MarketIng Exec plus sessional delivery staff

Hours: 2-3 days per week (TBC)

Contract: One Year Fixed term contract, extension dependant on funding


Summary of post

The Chief ExecuIve is responsible for the successful operaIon and development of Release Counselling and Therapy for Women CIO, in accordance with the Charity’s Strategic Plan and policies of the Board.


£46,464 – £50,512 pro rata, depending on experience


Main Purpose and scope of role



Provide leadership for the charity and its staff by –

  • Ensure the values of the charity are embedded through the organisation fostering a positive work culture that promotes collaboration, professional development and staff well-being.
  • Build and maintain key partnerships to enhance the charity’s impact and reach within the community. Including, represenIng the charity to third parIes such as, funders, the public, other sector agencies, and statutory bodies.


2.Governance & Compliance

  • Work closely with the board of trustees to ensure the charity adheres to the highest levels of governance including all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the board of trustees are well informed of the work of the charity, providing them with all the information they require in order to exercise their fiduciary duIes and in accordance with their legal requirements.
  • Ensure the organisaIon’s policies and pracIces are kept up to date and adhered to, including and ensuring effective risk management.



  • Work with the board of trustees to develop the strategic direcIon for the charity in line with the charity’s mission and objectives.
  • Implement the strategic plans and communicate this internally and externally as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of sector developments, closely monitoring opportuniIes and threats, and taking acIon accordingly.



  • Ensure the charity is resourced to meet the objecIves of the strategic plans.
  • Lead fundraising activities for the organisation, including income generaIon, monitoring and evaluation securing diverse income from government grants, foundations, corporate sponsors and individual donors.
  • Manage the financial performance of the charity, including setting budgets and providing financial reporting to the board of trustees.
  • Develop effective controls, incorporating finance, data management, safeguarding, equalities, and monitoring systems.
  • HR oversight.


5.Service delivery

  • Manage the successful delivery of the charity’s work in line with its contractual obligations.
  • Manage and upskill a team of staff, ensuring they are fully skilled and able to deliver effectively for the organisation.
  • Ensuring all service delivery is impact driven and of the highest quality.


6.Communications and PR

  • Manage all internal and external communicaIons for the charity.
  • Act as a spokesperson and first point of contact for all press and media enquiries.
  • Represent the charity at public events and conferences as opportunities present themselves.



  • To work alongside the Designated Trustee Lead for Safeguarding in creating a culture of high safeguarding standards throughout the organisation.
  • To ensure that the statutory obligaIons with regards to safeguarding are met and any safeguarding issues arising are dealt with in an appropriate manner.


Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 13 May 2024




To apply for this job please visit www.charityjob.co.uk.

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