Deputy CEO Role

Following the huge success of the virtual boat race we are thrilled to announce that we are recruiting for a Deputy Chief Executive.

Key info:

Reporting to: CEO
Time required: Part time, 16 hours a week – flexible
Salary: £20,800 (£52,000 p.a. pro rata)
Contract: 1 year – further years dependent on funding
Location: Home based with travel
Deadline: 5pm 22 July

Summary of Role

Power2Inspire is at the cusp of a period of significant growth.  We need a dynamic, self-motivating leader with the vision to take the charity into the future as the current (voluntary) CEO winds down his work.  This role provides the ideal opportunity to gain the training and experience over a period of 2 to 4 years, to become the CEO.

Finances dictate the scope of the role: currently we have sufficient resources to engage for a fixed term of 1 year based on a flexible 16 hours a week.  A major part of the role will be to work with the charity’s newly appointed fundraiser to secure funding for continuing this fixed term contract and hopefully making it a permanent full-time role.

The charity recently organised the hugely successful virtual boat race.  This showcased inclusive sport, raised the profile of the charity and raised the money to enable the charity to fund this Deputy CEO post.  The Deputy CEO will be expected to lead the growth in the charity’s brand afforded by the virtual boat race through social media and press, and assist in organising the second iteration of the race, and in securing enough from sponsorship and donations to help finance a continuation of this contract.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organise the charity’s activities
  • Develop (in conjunction with the current CEO and board) further the vision, mission and strategy for the growth of the charity (a five-year plan), with a view to implementing it as the current CEO steps down into retirement
  • Manage a dynamic and young team of volunteers and any paid staff
  • Assist with the implementation of the new fundraising strategy, being primarily responsible for bid writing
  • Oversee the implementation of a new marketing and PR strategy, including managing interns or volunteers engaged for the purpose
  • Take on part of the bookkeeping and banking requirements as agreed by the CEO and board


  • Organise the booking and delivery of our PowerHouseGames, to include
    • Liaising with schools, universities and community groups;
    • Vetting, booking and liaising with coaches and volunteers (including the CEO) to deliver these activities;
    • Ensuring monitoring and evaluation processes for before and after the activities are presented, completed and returned and arrange for the evaluation of the resulting data;
    • Working with the CEO to arrange funding and payment for these PowerHouseGames;
    • Assisting the CEO in recruiting corporates to support and participate in the university PowerHouseGames;
  • Assist the CEO (and others) in the supervision, monitoring and reporting of the Community PowerHouseGames, both online and in libraries (when permitted);
  • Assist in the organising of the charity’s festivals of inclusive sport, to include
    • Possibly tennis, badminton, golf and inclusive run/walk/wheel sensory 1K;
    • Liaising with the venue organisers, coaches and volunteers needed to run each event;
  • Assist with the organisation of the second virtual boat race, including being responsible for the media, social media and publicity for the event;
  • Support the CEO in delivering assemblies to schools (probably online during the pandemic) including marketing to schools and booking dates with them.

Financial and Fundraising

  • To work with the CEO and the trustee responsible for overseeing the charity’s finances, to establish and implement the best division of the charity’s bookkeeping, payments and financial recording tasks and responsibilities;
  • To work with the CEO and recently appointed (volunteer) Head of Fundraising to establish a modus operandi for fundraising, to include
    • Bid writing
    • Corporate sponsorship and partnership
    • Fundraising challenges and events
    • Scanning for potential funding streams

Strategy and Growth

  • To assist the CEO in implementing the Trustees’ current strategy and growth plans;
  • With the CEO and the board develop further the vision, mission and strategy to grow the charity as the current CEO gradually steps down – currently planned as a three to five-year process.

Staff and Volunteers

  • To manage all the charity’s paid staff and volunteers (excluding the current CEO and trustees) including ensuring
    • All policies are up to date
    • Recruitment and induction processes are implemented
    • The DBS checks required by the charity are obtained
    • Complaints, enquiries, safeguarding reporting are dealt with appropriately.


  • To assist (with a view to taking over) the reporting, evaluation and monitoring required by the board, funders and/or donors.


  • To work with the CEO to establish a modus operandi for marketing, to include
    • Liaising with schools, in the state, independent and SEN sectors, to promote the PowerHouseGames,
    • Liaising with universities to promote the University PowerHouseGames model
  • To supervise any staff, volunteers or outside agencies in their promotion of the charity through social or press or other media.


  • To undertake all reasonable tasks considered necessary by the CEO and the Board, commensurate with the role, the fixed term and part time nature of the contract.

Person Specification

As well as your CV, we ask you to submit a covering letter explaining how your personal, academic and work experience show that you will be well suited to the role. Below is the role’s Person Specification. Please address each item and use real life examples of times you have shown that you meet the required skill or experience.

Essential Criteria

  • Visionary, with a desire to grow into the CEO role
  • Knowledge of at least one of:- the sports sector, disabled sports sector, schools and/or university sports sector, community sports (particularly inclusive sports) sector;
  • Organisational skills, particularly of events with younger people
  • Business and financial acumen and management experience
  • Leadership skills – with experience of successfully leading a team
  • Knowledge of fundraising, particularly bid writing
  • A clear demonstration of commitment to and interest in the charity sector
  • An enthusiasm for growing the charity and for developing new projects
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write persuasively and for a variety of different audiences
  • A sharp attention to detail, producing dependable and accurate work
  • An ability to use initiative, think for yourself and argue your case
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to fulfil the role
  • Proficient in IT including using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Also, a fast learner of new IT packages and software with a working knowledge of a bookkeeping software program – the charity uses Xero

Desired Criteria

  • Experience of dealing with the press, media and social media
  • Experience of marketing
  • Experience of working with disabled people, in a health environment or in sport
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of HR from a management perspective

To apply, click the button, fill in your details and upload your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Person Specification. Please feel free to use each item on the Person Specification as a heading and explain with real life examples how your experience showcases the skills required.