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WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. Founded in 1997, WAY now has more than 3,800 members throughout the UK.  

We are recruiting a new CEO to lead our small but dynamic charity through its next important stage of development.  As we approach our 25th year, our organisation is now at a particularly exciting time in its journey and we are searching for our next Chief Executive who will provide clear leadership and deliver our new five-year strategic plan.  

To do that, you will review, update and deliver the fundraising, marketing and communications strategies, aligned with the wider charity strategy.    You will effectively manage a small team of dedicated staff, guide a large network of volunteers and will work closely with the Board of Trustees to ensure the effective financial, legal and moral governance of WAY. 

We’re looking for a vibrant, creative, and inclusive leader who will enthuse, encourage and inspire our staff and volunteers, offer understanding and empathy to our members, improve awareness of the organisation and continue to successfully lead the charity’s growth.  

You will need to be a hands-on leader with an understanding that the role is diverse in nature and you must be flexible to best meet the needs of the organisation and our members. 

If you have the passion, drive, skills and experience required to be the person to shape the future of WAY and the ability to develop our services, secure income streams, raise our national profile and be the face of the charity, please do download the recruitment pack for further details.  

Next steps...

Please provide a covering letter along with your CV and ensure that this demonstrates how you meet the role profile and person specification detailed within the recruitment pack.   Please make sure your CV isn’t more than 3 pages. 

We’d also like you to record a short video of yourself, no more than 2 minutes in total, telling us what you would bring to WAY, this will help us to hear more about you in your own voice.  

Once you’re ready, then send an email to recruitment@widowedandyoung.org.uk attaching your CV and covering letter and send us your video using WeTransfer. 

Dates to note 

•          Friday 23rd April                    Deadline for submission of CV/Application video 

•          TBC                                          First stage interviews (via Zoom online) 

•          TBC                                         Final interviews (Location TBC)