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Chief Executive Officer

Can you lead our charity into the next exciting phase of its development?

We are a local charity that has survived all that Covid and lockdowns threw at us; we looked after our staff, volunteers and our community and we now want to re-build our strategy and vision to help us secure our future for the benefit of our community.

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, you will lead a small dedicated and highly professional team of staff and volunteers to help us achieve our mission of fighting furniture poverty, reducing waste, creating opportunities for people out of work and providing training and craft workshops. At HFS, we are passionate about what we do and look forward to bringing onboard an equally passionate, dynamic and inspiring CEO to lead us into the post-pandemic world and all the challenges that brings.

Are you an exceptional senior executive who is passionate about eradicating furniture poverty and tackling the challenges of waste reduction and sustainability? Do you have a track record of developing strategy, building organisational capability, generating financial goals and developing quality services? And are you inspired to make a big impact in our local community?

We are looking for a can-do CEO who will deliver our business as usual and work closely with the board of trustees to develop our strategy and vision for the next 5 years. With focus on reinvigorating funding streams, exploring new income generation opportunities, developing our sustainability outcomes and delivering essential services to the residents of Hastings and Rother.

You will combine a strategic mindset with a strong motivation to take our service to even higher levels of excellence. In addition to having overall accountability for its financial health and operational performance, you will be an inspirational ambassador for HFS, raising the profile of the organisation and overseeing the development of strategic partnerships and fundraising opportunities.

HFS is a fantastic local charity that is a valuable asset to our community here on the south coast, we have been delivering vital services since 1988 and your leadership capability coupled with a commitment to investing in our people will enable you to align our staff and volunteers behind our shared vision, helping to shape its future and ensure HFS continues to provide essential services.

Working 5 days a week, based in Hastings and Bexhill this is a varied role and an enormous challenge.

This is a full time role and the salary starts at £40,578 pa

How to apply
Please send your CV and a personal statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining how you meet the criteria, using clear examples and what you bring to this role, our charity and the people of Hastings and Rother. Lived experience is always welcome. For the personal statement - please complete this referring to the job description and Person Specification which can be downloaded from our website showing how you meet the criteria outlined.

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat please email Angie Lowe –

Please send your CV and statement by email to before the deadline of 5pm Friday 10th June 2022. We plan to shortlist and hold the first round of interviews week beginning 20th June 2022. The interviews will be in person and held at our offices in Hastings.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 10th June 2022.

Strictly no Agencies

Full time
Hastings/Rother area
Contact email: 
Friday, June 10, 2022

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