About the Role

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At the heart of this post will be the task of building on our current solid foundations, to extend our reach and help us to help more young people. This will include the core responsibilities of any charity leader – strategy, operational leadership, budgeting, compliance and safeguarding – together with some exciting and unique ambitions of our own.

Amongst the latter, we include a long-term ambition to expand our profile at a national level, grounded in a period of consolidation and the development of a truly scaleable set of processes. We want to develop a tailored approach to personalised budgets, and we are also in the early stages of devising a strategy to enable our experience and insight to reach many more disabled students through their educational settings.


You’ll support the Board and Chair of Trustees in monitoring the values, ethos, vision and mission of my AFK, and lead the development of our medium to long-term strategy. Inspiring and leading colleagues to the highest levels of performance, you’ll exemplify the behaviours and approach which best enable our charitable objects, vision and mission. Seeking new opportunities and partnerships, and leading change with sensitivity and skill, you’ll deliver our objectives and motivate staff.


Key areas of accountability include:


  • Finance and Risk
  • Operational Management
  • Representation and Development (External and Internal Relations)
  • Governance and Reporting, including supporting Board meetings


Candidates are likely to bring  track record of success in charity or NFP leadership, and a sophisticated grasp of the funding ecology for young people with disabilities would be a distinct advantage.


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