CHARITY MANAGER (30 hours per week)

Salary range: £30,984 – £32,798 pro rata, awaiting Local Government review

• Are you insightful, open and flexible in the way you lead others, embracing difference and able to adapt to get the very best out of people?

• Do you see yourself as a ‘big picture thinker’, curious and full of ideas, strategic – as well as practical, and able to deliver successful outcomes?

• Are you motivated to deliver the highest quality possible in all you do, with the needs of clients at the centre of your thinking?

We are looking for a great candidate, with the potential to be an outstanding leader of our charity, to fill the vacancy of Charity Manager at OCAY. The Charity Manager is at the heart of the organisation, keeping everyone focused on delivery of our mission to ensure that older people are supported and represented, and have their voices heard, across a wide range of individual issues.

OCAY is a small, vibrant, independent charity, with a track record going back over 20 years. It provides a free, confidential and independent advocacy service for people aged 50+ living in or close to the City of York, through trained volunteer advocates supported by a small team of committed and skilled staff. All told, in the region of 50 people are currently involved in the wider OCAY team – three members of staff, 35 volunteer advocates, 8 friends of OCAY, and 9 trustees. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of the workings of a small charity, but if not, s/he will understand and appreciate what makes for a successful voluntary organisation.

With annual running costs in the region of £90k, OCAY is funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities fund and a range of smaller grants, as well as our own community fundraising. Our most recent funding from the National Lottery, running for 4 years on a tapering basis, began on 1 October 2021. OCAY is well respected for its effective work with clients, including its regular outreach work and networking with other local organisations; its excellent support and development for volunteers; and its commitment to effective governance.

The start date for the post is planned for early July 2022, with an overlap period with the current post holder, Ruth Potter, who retires on 31st August 2022. The overlap period, made possible by careful planning for succession, will allow a strong handover and also additional capacity to prepare bids for grants and other funds to cover our operating costs.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

A recruitment pack can be found here: 20220219 Recruitment pack final version 2

A personal information form here: OCAY Charity Manager PI form v2

An equal opportunities monitoring form here: Equal opportunities recruitment monitoring form

This will be used for monitoring purposes and will not be shared with the shortlisting panel.

Deadline for applications: Monday 9th May 2022 by 12 noon.

Notification of Shortlisting: W/b 9th of May

Interviews: Thursday 18th May