Council: Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO)

County: Anywhere

Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 (pro-rata), depending on experience

Closing date: 16/05/2024 22:59

Chief Executive Officer

Applications must be returned by 16/05/2024 22:59

Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 (pro-rata), depending on experience
Contract: Initial fixed-term contract, with option to extend or become permanent
Hours: 24 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in the Association of Democratic Services Officers – a membership organisation which is growing in scale, influence, and impact.

Formed in 2009, ADSO now represents a growing community of over 1,500 people working in the local democracy sector, across 320 councils in England and Wales.

Our purpose is to represent, promote, and develop excellence in local democracy, with a focus on democratic services and governance. We do this by providing a full suite of membership services, including events, training, qualifications, advice, networking and representation at a national level.

We are at a key point in our development. We have recently approved a three-year strategy, and we are now seeking an exceptional operational leader to deliver these plans, and ensure we provide high quality products and services to our members.

You may have experience of managing or leading the operations of membership bodies or trade associations, and exposure to or knowledge of governance and local government will be highly advantageous. You will be a natural communicator with high levels of business acumen, be comfortable working independently, and be able to apply your skills and judgement to a diverse range of scenarios and activities.

You will be advising, and working closely with, the ADSO Board.

This role is offered on an initial fixed-term contract basis, with the option to extend or become permanent. It is a part-time role, equal to 3 full days (24 hours) per week.

We are a flexible and inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from a variety of backgrounds. We are committed to taking appropriate measures to enable persons with disabilities to access employment opportunities. If you need reasonable arrangements to facilitate your interview and assessment during the recruitment and selection process, please submit your request in your application.

We do not have a physical office and this role will be principally remote and home-based. Regular travel in the United Kingdom and occasional international travel may be required.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV, and a covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the role (500 words maximum) to [email protected]

If you would like to arrange an informal conversation to find out more about the role, please contact: John Austin, Chair of ADSO: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Thursday 16 May 2024 at 11.59pm

Proposed interview dates: 18 and 19 June 2024