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Could you be our new Charity Director?

1 in 20 young people will have experienced the death of one or both of their parents by the age of 16 (Parsons, 2011).

Do you believe that children and young people should not be alone on their bereavement journey? We do, help us to achieve our vision across Surrey, parts of West and East Sussex and West Kent.

Location; East Grinstead/home-based Hours; 21 Salary; £22,800 (FTE £38,000)

Closing Date; June 15th (We reserve the right to close earlier if sufficient applications received)

Who we are?

We are a medium sized charity supporting children and young people in Surrey and surrounding areas who have been bereaved or who are facing the bereavement of a close family member. We are the only charity in our local community providing a range of services that give the opportunity for children and families to come together in person. We know we make a difference to children and young people at a really difficult time and support them to move forward with their lives.

About the role

Our current director is moving on to a new and challenging role nearer to home. We are seeking a Charity Director to take our strategy forward; we are aiming to reach all children and young people in our local communities who need our support through their bereavement journey and extend the range of services we can provide. This is a broad role in a growing organisation with limited resources, it involves a mix of operational, strategic and external facing activities.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a proven leader, with charity experience with enthusiasm for our vision. They will have skills in income generation, fundraising, relationship building, managing a small team of dedicated staff and managing limited resources to provide the largest impact for our children and families. Jigsaw South East is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply

Applications by C. V. and covering letter to Dr Cecilia Hughes Chair of trustees at ceciliahughes@jigsawsoutheast.org.uk
Informal enquiries to Cecilia also via email or phone on 07594422696.
Closing date: 15th June 2024

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