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VOICES is a survivor-led, trauma-informed, and recovery-focused charity for the women of Bath and North-East Somerset and surrounding areas. The charity was founded in 2014 by four women with lived experience of domestic abuse, who found that, beyond crisis interventions, there was minimal support available to those who had experienced abuse for their recovery journey.


VOICES are now recognised nationally as offering the ‘gold standard’ in support. They deliver holistic services for women and ensure that the voice of lived experience is included in policy development and research. Through direct service provision and national influencing, which is funded by charitable donations, government grants, and awards from Trusts and Foundations, they are able to give women access to services that meet their needs without stigma or judgment.


They are now seeking a new CEO to continue achieving exceptional outcomes for women and securing funding from charitable trusts and foundations. As the most senior staff role at the charity, the successful candidate carries full responsibility for the strategic and day-to-day management and leadership of the whole VOICES team. Some of their key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with a committed and engaged Board of Trustees to consolidate and strengthen the already strong survivor-led foundation and culture.

  • Strategic planning – linking vision, objectives, and resourcing to ensure there is a demonstrable and coherent public benefit from the Charity’s activities.

  • Inspiring, optimising, and nurturing the skills and expertise of all staff and clients.

  • Prudent management of the charity’s resources – money, staff, and building.

  • Working with systems and processes for reporting and charity governance.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the recovery of survivors and social justice. As the charity’s main ambassador, she will be progressive, creative, and innovative. She will have senior leadership experience within a charity setting supporting people impacted by trauma. When dealing with distressing situations and presenting to large audiences the candidate will demonstrate compassion, resilience, and confidence.


Ideally, the new CEO will have a knowledge of current DA policy, practices, and culture. She would also benefit from experience in negotiation, managing stakeholder relationships, and developing networks of provision with other organisations.


The candidate is not expected to have all the skills needed on day one, and she will be supported through training and mentoring.


For further details and to apply, please contact Sandy Hinks for a briefing pack via quoting reference MC2401. The closing date for applications is 17th December 2023.



Competitive + depending on skills/experience


30 to 37.5 hours per week

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Close Date:

Sunday, 17 December 2023

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