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Chief Executive Officer

Could you lead Lifelites into a new era of development?
We're hiring - Chief Executive, Lifelites

Following 15 years leading the development of the charity, Lifelites founding CEO of is now retiring from this role.  We are therefore looking for the new leader for our small and friendly team, to take us forward into our next chapter; one who shares our wish to use the power of assistive and inclusive technology to give children with limited lives unlimited possibilities.  This is not just a desk job and no two days are the same. Some travel is essential and you will need to be involved in leadership, governance, finances, fundraising and charitable projects all over the British Isles.   Interested?  Please read on...

If you are interested in this position please download the Candidate Recruitment Pack here.

Role description:

Annual budget responsibility is circa £750,000 and the Charity’s assets are circa £4,000,000.

There is a requirement for regular travel around the British Isles, visiting children’s hospices and networking and raising awareness of the Charity’s purpose, which will involve attending events in the evenings and therefore requiring overnight stay.
Fundraising and PR 
Embedding the charity’s digital strategy
Financial management
Leadership of a small team

The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Chair of Lifelites Trustees’ Board and has a team of seven, based in modern offices in Covent Garden, London. Direct reports are Head of Projects and Hospice Staff Training; Head of Fundraising and PR and the PA/Office Coordinator.
The role has responsibility for leading the charity to raise funds and deliver high quality and pertinent assistive technology projects for life‐limited and disabled children using hospice services. This will include leading the overall development of the charity, ensuring all aspects of governance, projects, service delivery and fundraising are delivered to meet regulatory and service users’ high expectations.

Terms of Appointment

Circa £60,000
25 days annual leave (with an additional five days at the fifth anniversary) and a further three days leave over the Christmas and New Year period
Pension ‐ Employee Contribution of 3.5% and Employer’s Contribution of 9% (rising to 12%)
Private medical and dental scheme
Death in service
Permanent full time contract of 34 hours per week

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please provide the following documents:
Up to date Curriculum Vitae – as a word document, titled Surname, First Name, CV
Supporting statement of maximum two pages of A4 –as a word document titled: Surname, First name, SS
Please outline your interest in the role and your fit against the essential experience criteria in the person specification.
Please email your application to by 5pm on 13 September 2021. If you have any questions about the role or the process please email as above.

Application deadline 5pm, 13 September 2021
Interviews with current CEO and Group HR Director, MCF Tuesday 21 September or Thursday 23 September
Panel interviews Thursday 7 October
Please indicate at your earliest convenience if you are unable to attend these interview dates.


Fundraising Officer

The Fundraising Officer is a key role within the Fundraising & PR Team, to build mutually beneficial relationships between supporters and potential supporters of Lifelites and the work that we can only do with their support. 


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Charity No: 1165791