Action for Family Carers Job Description Job Title: Chief Executive Officer Responsible to: The Board of Trustees, with the Chairman acting as Line Manager Responsible for: All members of the management team and for all staff of the Centre. Aim To manage, develop and maintain the delivery of high quality services to all clients known to Action for Family Carers. To ensure that Action for Family Carers maintains and develops it’s leading role and reputation as a provider for Carers. To ensure that, Action for Family Carers, works in conjunction with the annual business and financial plans. Strategic development To develop, in conjunction with the Chairman, for the committee’s approval, a comprehensive business plan to meet the Centre’s objectives, and to provide an effective framework of implementation. To monitor the implementation of the plan, ensure that the resources are raised and utilised to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency. To be responsible for the negotiation of agreements with funding bodies and ensuring all targets are met. To be responsible for the development of services, ensuring the sustainability of the Centre by investigating areas such as Social Enterprise. Board and Governance Ensure that the Committee is supported, informed and involved in the work, planning and development of the Centre. To provide or obtain expert advice upon which the Committee can make effective decisions and fulfil their responsibilities towards the Centre. Ensure that the Committee is aware of and kept up to date on its legal responsibilities as an employer in conjunction with Peninsula To attend Committee meetings and provide periodic reports on the progress of the Centre and on all other matters relevant to the discharge of the Committee’s responsibilities. To ensure that channels of communication are maintained between trustees, staff, volunteers and clients. To support the formulation of policy, bring proposals to the Committee and ensure the implementation of the policies. Staff Management and Human Resources To research and report on the employment market to enable Action for Family Carers to become an employer of choice. To accurately complete all staff contracts for new staff and existing staff revisions. To ensure that appropriately skilled and qualified staff are recruited to meet the requirements of the business plan, with the use of Peninsula to undertake/supervise all HR duties. To work up proposals and job descriptions for new posts which may be necessary to meet the requirements of the business plan. To ensure that all members of staff receive induction, regular supervision, annual appraisals and appropriate training to perform to the highest of their ability within their role. To ensure that staff are motivated and supported in meeting the Centre’s strategic and operational objectives to the highest standards, including best value and continuous improvement. Take responsibility for actions falling under the Disciplinary and Grievance procedures, on behalf of the Management Committee. To look to change/or report on ways of streamlining processes to become more cost effective, such as telepay Promotion and Development work with and for Carers To develop and maintain effective external networks and or partnerships, with all Voluntary and Statutory organisations, funding institutions and regulators that are crucial to the work and business interest of the Centre, to ensure that staff at all levels maintain good working relationships with such external bodies. To promote and represent the caring ethos of the Centre both externally and internally, speaking, advocating and writing on its behalf. Contribute to high level external strategic planning around Carers’ issues Advise and inform relevant bodies of the needs of Carers. Represent Action for Family Carers in meetings, networking sessions and forums of relevance to Carers. To research examples of good practice from other parts of the country in order to influence the delivery of services to local Carers. To undertake research and keep abreast of developments in relation to community care and related trends, in particular keep up to date on Government directives concerning Carers and those they care for. Finance To participate in the annual budget preparation process as required Work closely with the Treasurer and Administration and Operations support Manager Report on and set up FCR for projects when required. Seek out sources of funding and prepare grant applications on behalf of and in consultation with the Management Committee. Develop the budget and to take responsibility for costing new projects. Develop a comprehensive system for financial reporting. General To ensure the responsibilities under the Health and safety at work act and other relevant regulations are observed in conjunction with Peninsula. Ensure PQASSO and other agreed quality standards are adhered to and advanced as appropriate in line with the Business Plan. Ensure timely completion of monitoring for all service level agreements. To undertake all other appropriate tasks as directed by the Management Committee and otherwise in furtherance of the objectives and responsibilities set out above.
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