Girls Friendly Society (GFS) is looking for a Chief Executive Officer (remote working): Apply!!

Role: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Remote
Hours: 35 hours a week
Salary: £90,097
Holidays: 25 days per annum pro rata
Contract: Permanent

Application Deadline: 17 May 2024


This is an exciting role with an opportunity to lead the charity into the 150th Year of delivery and with a new strategy to address need. It will involve working with the leadership team and all departments but also the board and their support committees, the ambassadors, and presidents as well as the wonderful team of volunteers across England and Wales.

A great deal has been done to prepare the organisation for such an important time and so now there is a real opportunity for this role to lead in being a figurehead for the charity and representing all that is achieved at GFS in national events and discussions, to best represent the girls of today.

Our new strategy is built around pillars of Impact, Brand and Sustainability with an ambition to grow in delivery as well as reputation. GFS is aware that the work done to listen to and amplify girls’ voices is important because they have so much to say about what needs to change and from a very young age. This role will be key to making this happen.

GFS prides itself on being an outstanding place to work; in our last staff survey, 94% of our team said GFS is a happy place to work. Both in our work and our interactions with colleagues, we are led by our values of being girl focused, brave, ambitious, inclusive, feminist and fun. We are a growing organisation, and our work practices support a healthy work life balance and mental well-being. By joining the team, you will have an opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference; especially if you are as passionate as we are about reaching girls and young women who need GFS so much right now! We actively encourage staff to get involved with as wide a range of learning and development activities as possible. These include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Online learning programmes
  • Involvement in organisation wide EDI and Environment working groups
  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and represent your team

In addition to working in a team that is committed to improving the lives of girls and young women, while at GFS, you will benefit from:

  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Long service leave after two years
  • GFS Pension Scheme with 7% employer contribution
  • Flexible working options, including hybrid working and compressed hours
  • 24 hr Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bi-Annual EDI Learning Days
  • Study Time

As an organisation, our staff, volunteers and trustees all have a strong commitment to our values, and in everything we do, we are:

  • Girl-focused
  • Brave
  • Feminist
  • Ambitious
  • Inclusive, and
  • Fun
Statement of exemption with reference to the Equality Act 2010

Sometimes our posts are restricted to women applicants only under the Equality Act. A central part of the GFS approach is to provide single-gender spaces. This will be highlighted on the role description where appropriate.

How to apply

Candidate Pack
Person Specification
Application Form
Guidance Notes
EDI Monitoring Form

Completed application form to be returned IN WORD FORMAT with referees to [email protected] by 17th May 2024.

Equity Diversity and inclusion is of strategic importance to GFS. We encourage applications from ethnically and racially minoritised, disabled and from LGBTQ+ peopleto build our best staff and volunteer teams and reflect the girls we serve.

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