Brightly – Chief Executive (Part Time)

We are seeking a hands-on Chief Executive who can lead the charity and build on the great work already undertaken by our small team and Board of Management.

You would have a rewarding, flexible and diverse role, which would include, leading the team, raising awareness of Brightly’s work, driving and overseeing fundraising strategies, grant applications and awards, developing effective partnerships and working with the Board of Management to ensure the continued future success and growth of this well respected and long-established charity.

JOB TITLE: Chief Executive – Brightly.

ACCOUNTABLE TO: The Board of Management.

CORE HOURS: Core hours will be 20 hours per week, this may include some work in the evenings or weekends. 30 working days holiday plus public holidays.

BASE: Home based or at other locations as required.

SALARY: Negotiable.

NOTICE: Three calendar months.


The purpose of the Chief Executive’s post is to guide and plan the strategic development and overall direction of the Charity while providing strong leadership and co-ordination in order to ensure the aims, strategic objectives and priorities of the organisation are achieved.

Working in co-operation with the Board, supporting and implementing their decisions in an effective and timely manner and providing information, advice and guidance to the Board on the financial stability, policies and procedures, and working practices and systems, projects and services of the Charity.

Maintain and secure additional financial resources for the organisation to further develop its core functions and projects in accordance with the Constitution and stated strategic aims and objectives and to ensure the day-to-day operational management of the charity, and ensuring the organisation is developed and promoted in an efficient, effective and economic manner.

Represent Brightly as necessary and promote and enhance the work of the Charity generally. Develop and maintain networks and partnerships as appropriate to ensure Brightly has an active and influential role in the representation of those children and young people supported by its remit. Develop policies and approaches aimed at providing lasting improvements in the quality of life of the beneficiaries of the Charity. Supporting, developing and managing the small staff team.


To provide strategic and operational leadership and co-ordination to the Management Board and staff team by:

Working with Board Members (Board of Management):

  • To ensure the Chair and the Board of Management are consulted about and effectively briefed on relevant Charity business and are kept informed of developments within the Charity and that strategies and actions agreed at Board meetings are implemented.
  • Developing the Charity’s mission to support children and young people who are under the care of the Children’s Service; provide clear communications about the aims, objectives and priorities of the organisation to all stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the management of the finances of the Charity in order to ensure long-term financial stability and growth, overseeing fundraising activity.
  • To work with the Treasurer and the Charity’s auditor to ensure compliance with financial, legal and tax obligations, setting annual financial expenditure plans.
  • Assisting in the development of the Board. Assisting the Chair in the development of succession planning. 
  • Ensuring that the Charity’s internal practices, services and policies are delivered in line with recognised good practice and charity law.
  • Representing the charity at various external meetings including the Corporate Parenting Board and the Children’s Cluster.
  • Managing the properties owned by the charity (Brig-y-Don House and Sable D’Or) and communicating as necessary with our tenants.
  • To undertake any other such reasonable duties and responsibilities appropriate to the activities of the organisation that may be reasonably directed by the Board or Chair.

Human Resource Management

  • To oversee the efficient management of all staff; and, from time-to-time, to appoint new staff using an open, enabling and consultative approach. Leading and managing the staff team via the provision of adequate direction, mentoring support/supervision and annual appraisal to ensure organisational, project and individual goals are set and achieved.
  • Developing a strategic and operational direction and framework for the staff; develop approaches and projects to ensure the strategic objectives are achieved.
  • Developing effective consultation and communication channels to enable all stakeholders, to contribute to the development of the organisation as appropriate.
  • Liaising with other charities and organisations to form better working partnerships to benefit those the Charity supports.
  • Expanding the Charity’s network of supporters and partners in line with the overall strategy.

PR and Communication

To oversee the communication of the Charity’s core messages and ensure the target audiences are aware of the Charity and all that it does.


To oversee the design, marketing and communications approaches which raise awareness/understanding and take-up among potential beneficiaries as well as potential funders and partners.

By its very nature the role of Chief Executive is varied, complex and demanding. The Chief Executive will be expected to adapt and respond to circumstances, anticipating, shaping and influencing them where possible. In this role the Chief Executive will require the sensitivity and interpersonal skills to lead a small and dedicated team, whilst at the same time proving resilient enough to influence the government and other agencies in Jersey in the interests of the Charity and those it supports.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Significant experience of leading an organisation, whether in the public or private sector, but with a sound knowledge of the requirements of the charitable  sector.
  • Experience of working with, or on, a Board of Directors or Trustees.
  • Experience of successfully managing a highly motivated and dedicated team of staff.
  • Experience of managing both marketing and fundraising functions.
  • Experience of all-round sound financial and operational management.
  • Commitment and drive to move the work of the Charity forward and willingness to campaign for change in our society to help children and young people.  
  • A clear understanding of how to run a charity successfully.
  • As the high-profile ‘champion’ for the work of the Charity, the individual will need to have the confidence and standing to form key contacts with departments, other charities etc.
  • A well-organised, clear thinker able to communicate effectively to all audiences.
  • A consultative, open and flexible leadership style but also a natural authority and ability to generate respect, demonstrated by a proven track record.
  • IT literacy.

To Apply

Please respond to Karen Lysiak at enclosing a covering letter which explains why you feel you are the right person for the role and a copy of your CV. 

Closing Date: Thursday 1 August 2024.