We are recruiting!

Chief Executive Officer

£45,000-£50,000 (Pro rata) - 4 days a week at 7.25 hours per day

West Silvertown Foundation is a community led organisation based in London’s Royal Docks, seeking to create a vibrant and connected community where everyone has the chance to thrive. We manage two community centres, delivering a range of activities from under fives work to a youth project and adult social groups. We work closely with a wide range of partners, including local schools, the Royal Docks team, and other local third sector organisations.

We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead West Silvertown Foundation through an exciting time as we expand our youth services, secure new premises, and redevelop our main community centre.

The successful applicant will be passionate about bringing diverse communities together. They will be able to work on high level leadership tasks, but will also be able to converse with community members. They will be part of a busy, bustling community office, with a cross section of the community coming in throughout the day.

The main responsibilities of the successful applicant will be:

  • Leadership: To provide clear leadership and convey the organisations vision to all staff and volunteers.
  • Governance: To support the effective governance of WSF through the administration of legal & statutory obligations and regular trustees meetings.
  • Operations: To oversee the operational management of WSF, ensuring excellent service delivery across all WSF projects, activities and services.
  • Strategic development: To lead the strategic development of WSF in line with its aims and objectives, values, ethos and policies.
  • Building development: Provide support on the redevelopment of Britannia Village Hall
  • Partnership working: To act as an ambassador for WSF, representing our work to stakeholders and developing fruitful partnerships.
  • Finances: Work to oversee WSF’s financial management, ensuring a healthy overall financial position.  Develop the long term financial sustainability of the organisation, maximising earned income and securing funding from statutory and non-statutory sources.

If you relish a challenge, are keen to make a positive difference to people’s lives and contribute at the heart of a diverse community in London’s Royal Docks then we would love to hear from you. Please visit our page on the Charity Jobs website to download the full Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

We want to hear from all interested candidates, and to be considered for the position we strongly recommend submitting a detailed covering letter along with your CV, outlining why you're right for the role.