Job Vacancy – Chief Executive


Job description

We are seeking a passionate leader to take over the role of Chief Executive: a unique individual who can ensure Mosac achieves its full potential. Mosac is a unique charity, supporting the protective parents of sexually abused children in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

Interviews will be held in first 2 weeks of July 2020.

JobTitle: Chief Executive

Hours: 28 per week

Reports to: Chair of Trustees

Responsible for: Staff (8) and Volunteers (20-25)

Location: Brockley, South East London

Mosac Background

Mosac has been delivering unique support services for the families of victims of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) for over 27 years. In a safe environment, we offer free services to families affected by CSA, all of whom are vulnerable with some being excluded, or facing other forms of hardship

We enable families to achieve and sustain an improved quality of life by rebuilding confidence, alleviating isolation, improving well-being and resilience, promoting inclusion and empowering individuals to move on with their lives, with the skills and knowledge to safeguard themselves and their children in the future.

Mosac’s services include:

  • National Helpline
  • Counselling
  • Play Therapy
  • Advocacy & Advice
  • Training

Job Purpose
The Chief Executive provides strategic direction, in partnership with the Board of volunteer Trustees and day-to-day leadership in collaboration with the staff. The CEO leads and actively manages corporate functions including finances, HR, infrastructure and organisational development. The CEO ensures quality and efficiency internally, and strong external relationships and reputation.

Key Job Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership, Management & Organisational development

  • Translate the vision, mission, aims and organisational strategy into high quality service delivery, working cultures and practices
  • Work with the Board to develop the business plan and translate it into measurable actions, reporting to the Board on progress
  • Actively lead on identifying and securing funding
  • Actively lead on the development of partnerships
  • Raise Mosac’s external profile by developing relationships, and acting as senior point of contact with funders, policy-makers, media and potential partners to promote awareness of Mosac’s work and secure on-going support and resources
  • Ensure Mosac develops and maintains a culture of continuous learning, development and innovation in a way which underpins organisational aims and values.

Financial Management and infrastructure

  • Actively lead on financial management, including formulating, monitoring and reporting on the annual budget
  • Oversee systems and procedures for internal financial control and protection of funds in accordance with Charity Commission Guidance
  • Manage the organisation’s physical infrastructure.

Human Resources

  • Take responsibility for human resources and development, including ensuring Mosac is a fair and reasonable employer
  • Ensure staff and volunteers are inducted, directed, supported and supervised to enable them to carry out their duties

Government, Risk Management & Compliance

  • Support the Board to ensure Mosac complies with all statutory requirements as an employer and a service provider
  • Support the Board including preparation of papers for Board meetings and support in inducting new Board members
  • Work with the Board to identify organisational risks and put in place controls to mitigate these risks and review as necessary
  • To be the Data Controller for Mosac ensuring information is collected, processed and retained in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.


  • Role model the anti-discriminatory values of Mosac adopting non-oppressive, empowering communication and participatory decision-making processes
  • Take all possible steps to ensure the safety and confidentiality of service users, staff and stakeholders.

Person Specification

  • A passionate leader committed to making a difference for people facing some of the greatest possible personal challenges
  • 3 years senior management experience
  • Able to lead an organisation during this time of crisis caused by the pandemic
  • Demonstrable success or capability in fundraising
  • Understanding of the sensitivities and values required to work in a sensitive field
  • Experience or ability to actively manage corporate services functions including  budgeting and HR
  • Ability to understand the external environment, including as an ambassador for the organisation

Disclosure and Barring Service and Data Protection

Due to the nature of Mosac’s work with vulnerable children and adults, the CEO will be required to provide information for a Criminal record check (Disclosure and Barring Service) on first appointment and thereafter every two years. Where the CEO has access to data relating to clients of Mosac, all such personal data shall be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation introduced on 21 May 2018.

Sound interesting?

Please apply via Charity Job with an up-to-date CV and one page covering letter by 24th June telling us why you should be our next Chief Executive.

Interviews will be held in first 2 weeks of July 2020.