Could you be our first chief executive officer?

The Pear Tree Fund

The Pear Tree Fund is appointing its first chief executive to provide creative and dynamic leadership to develop the charity’s services and ensure its future financial sustainability.

The Pear Tree Fund was established in 1989 to support people with a life-limiting illness who are registered with Cutlers Hill Surgery, through the provision of nursing care, practical support and equipment. The fund has recently opened The Pear Tree Centre, a purpose built drop-in centre, to provide information and support to people living in north east Suffolk and south Norfolk with a life-limiting illness, together with their families.

The charity employs an accounts manager and four part-time paid staff members and is supported by more than 50 volunteers who assist with the running of The Pear Tree Centre.  The fund is entirely supported through grant-making trusts, voluntary donations and the proceeds from Dee’s Den charity shop in Halesworth, which is staffed by a team of volunteers.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree or similar advanced qualification is advantageous but not essential.

Relevant experience: Experience in fundraising and organisational leadership at a senior level is essential. Experience of working with committees or boards is advantageous. A current driving licence is required.

Hours of work: A minimum of 28hrs across a 4-day working week. You will be expected to attend networking and campaign events outside of office hours. It will be necessary to work on an occasional weekend or evening.

Salary: in the range of £34,000 – £40,000 for a four-day working week.

Holiday entitlement: 24 days per annum plus statutory holidays

Direct management responsibilities: Centre manager, accounts manager, Dee’s Den management committee.

Place of work: Initially from home prior to securing an office in Halesworth.

Registered office: The Pear Tree Centre, Bungay Road, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8SG

Applications close on Friday 19 February. First interviews will be held via Zoom on Friday 5 March

If you feel you could rise to the challenge, please email Dinah Morley for an application form.

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