Chief Executive Officer

Camp Simcha
North West London.
Circa £120,000 per annum
Hackney

Camp Simcha makes a life changing difference to thousands of people every year, by bringing hope, joy and support to families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious childhood illness. We believe that no child affected by serious illness should have to suffer and we currently provide 23 practical, emotional, and therapeutic support services to more than 1,500 Jewish family members, across the broadest spectrum of Jewish observance and reach a further 12,000 children through our national hospital outreach programme. Over the past 18 years, Camp Simcha has flourished under the leadership of Neville Goldschneider. Neville moved us from our founders’ kitchen table idea to a modern, well-funded and deeply respected charity and we owe him an enormous gratitude for all that he has achieved. This is therefore, a pivotal time in the charity’s evolution, as we look to continue to grow and deepen our impact across the whole of the UK’s Jewish community. There are still so many more families who could benefit from our work, and this is an exciting opportunity for our new Chief Executive to sensitively embrace.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a future focused, emotionally intelligent and compassionate leader who will inspire all of those who work and volunteer with us, as well as everyone who uses our services. Although you need not have been a Chief Executive before, you will be a proven strategic and inspirational leader of people. You will join a strong and dedicated leadership team committed to delivering excellence. 

The ability to work collaboratively both internally and externally is crucial, and you will build and develop deep and effective relationships with all our staff and stakeholders, including our patrons, donors and beneficiaries. Excellent communication and team-building skills are a must and, of course, you will also be someone who cares deeply about the wellbeing of the people we serve, our mission, values and ethos.

We are open to all backgrounds and although Jewish communal values are at the heart of our work, you need not be Jewish yourself. It is important however, that you are comfortable with the religious and cultural diversity of our community and recognise that our uniqueness comes from our ability to truly work with and for all those that we serve. 

If this opportunity to excites you and you believe that you have the skills and experience to help make a meaningful difference to Jewish families facing life changing situations through childhood illness, we would love to receive your application. 

Camp Simcha

INFORMATION

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