Kingston Voluntary Action Chief Executive Officer

Kingston Voluntary Action is a 50 year old Council for Voluntary Service currently going through a large period of change and development. Having recently won the infrastructure support contract for the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, KVA like many local charities, has made the move from a running a grant funded service to running a commissioned contract.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who can demonstrate proven leadership skills and vision, who will be excited by the opportunity to shape the future of KVA at this critical time of change.

The Chief Executive should be inspiring, dynamic and engaging - one who combines strategic vision with commercial awareness, and a passion to build communities where people are enabled and empowered to belong, contribute and thrive, and be active, strong and connected. 

This role will combine leadership of KVA and projects Love Kingston, Superhighways and Kingston Eco-op; with hands on infrastructure work. We want someone who will excel in high level strategy but also will relish the opportunity to work with and support the local communities in Kingston. A normal day could include meeting some keen local residents to guide them on setting up as a constituted group; and then attending a high level council meeting in the afternoon.   

Supported by a strong Trustee Board, key requirements of the role will be to shape and deliver a strategic vision for KVA, lead and mentor an enthusiastic Senior Management Team, and embed a high-performance culture.  You will be well organised with high attention to detail, and be able to lead others to achieve the same standards.  You will also be a confident, empathetic communicator, able to act as an Ambassador for the charity.

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