Gloucestershire Deaf Association has big ambitions and seeks an inspirational leader with the credibility and authority to forge new approaches with excellent business skills.
A leader who can direct and help to further develop and transform GDA from a dedicated organisation, which has not been without its challenges, into one of the leading not-for-profits in Gloucestershire to meet the changing and evolving needs of the people and communities they serve.
Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA) is a charity which provides vital practical and emotional support to children, young people and adults living in Gloucestershire who are D/deaf and hard of hearing.
With roots which date back to 1919, when it was formed by the Gloucester Diocesan, they have grown significantly in size and impact to be a charity that is innovative and leading the way for services for the people and communities they serve.
As a user-led organisation, people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing are at the heart of everything that they do at GDA. All their services and support aim to reduce social isolation and enable people to live life to the full.
They reach out to all D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people, including people who use BSL as their first language and people who have hearing loss acquired through illness or injury.
They recognise, embrace, and respect the needs of people from linguistic and cultural minority groups and equally offer support to people who may experience emotional loss when their hearing deteriorates or they become deafened.
Their expectations are high. As their new our Chief Executive Officer, you will be expected to:
Celebrating D/deaf culture and the community is an essential part of what they do. With D/deaf and hard of hearing people and, in collaboration with others, they innovate and deliver services that D/deaf and hard of hearing people want and need, with all colleagues, trustees, staff and volunteers expected to actively demonstrate and share accountability for their organisational values.
As their new Chief Executive Officer, you will need to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the critical issues facing D/deaf and hard of hearing people, empathy for their circumstances and an understanding of the varied ways in which services for D/deaf and hard of hearing people are commissioned and provided.
They would also particularly welcome applications from individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing themselves or who have a close connection with someone who is.
Possess a good working knowledge of:
All the services Gloucestershire Deaf Association offers, aim to enable a person to live confidently with their deafness.
No-one deserves to live in a world of isolation and loneliness but with your help, together we can ensure no person living with deafness in our community does. We offer Deaf and Hard of Hearing support in the Gloucestershire area.
If you would welcome the opportunity to apply, please forward:
Please ensure that you have included a telephone number and any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the recruitment timetable.
Applications should be forwarded to email@example.com.
Closing Date: Sunday 22 October
Preliminary Interview: Friday 27 October
Final Panel Interviews: Friday 10 November
For an informal and confidential conversation, please get in touch with our advising consultant, Philip Nelson, on 020 3590 9978 or via email at philip,firstname.lastname@example.org.