Full Description

Seamab care for and educate vulnerable children aged between five and thirteen who have complex needs. They provide a unique service in Scotland and are nationally recognised for their specialist work.

Seamab are now looking to recruit a new Chief Executive to work with their dynamic Board of Trustees to deliver on the strategic direction of the organisation. Seamab has three teams: care, education and support services. They work closely together to meet the needs of children and to deliver the organisation’s vision, values and commitment.

This is particularly exciting time to be joining Seamab; the Board and SMT have been working towards some key goals that will exponentially improve the quality of services provided and further enhance the profile and national reputation of Seamab. Just some of the goals you will help deliver on will be to:

Launch the campaign to build a new, purpose built school.

Initiate the planned research project in partnership with the University of Stirling.

Take forward the introduction of a new fully scoped therapeutic service and additionally develop a new service for older children.

To be a candidate of interest you will have the following skills, experience, and values: • Significant experience of operating in a senior leadership position.

• Knowledge of child development and the effect of attachment difficulties and trauma.

• Commitment to working to achieve the charity’s vision and working within the agreed values framework.

• Significant experience and a demonstrable track record in developing and successfully delivering business plans and strategies.

• Experience of financial management including forecasting, budget setting and monitoring income and expenditure.

• Ability to work under own initiative and work effectively with a Board or equivalent.

You will also need to have a clean driving licence.

Seamab offer a range of benefits including: • 34 days annual leave including statutory holidays, rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service. • 11% Employer pension contributions. • Flexible working and home working available as agreed with the Board.

However, the main benefit is being based on the Seamab Campus where you will be able to personally appreciate the important work Seamab deliver to make a difference to the lives of children who have been significantly affected by trauma.

How To Apply

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing Date: Noon, 23rd March 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday 1st April 2020

This search is being conducted exclusively for Seamab by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.