Chief Executive Officer

Starting salary from £45,000 depending on experience
Quote ref CEO 03/17/01

RISE is an award winning, leading Sussex domestic abuse charity.  Founded in 1994 RISE provides innovative, wrap-round support to survivors of domestic abuse from crisis through to recovery.   In 2016 RISE won the contract to deliver the Portal Service for survivors of domestic or sexual violence or abuse in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.    We support over 2000 people every year.

Our CEO is stepping down after leading us through 11 years of unprecedented growth and expansion, including a rebrand and development of ground breaking services.   Her achievements are all the more notable in this difficult environment.  We are seeking a new CEO with passion, vision and expertise to lead the organisation in the next stage of our development, providing the strategic direction and operational effectiveness necessary to deliver these services, maintain and develop partnerships and achieve financial sustainability.

The successful candidate will have senior management experience preferably in the Violence Against Women’s Sector or working in the field of vulnerable adults, providing leadership within the Charity sector, developing strategic and operational plans and with extensive experience of staff management and financial responsibility.  She will have a firm commitment to promoting and safe guarding women’s and children and young people’s rights, and to work within RISE’s feminist theoretical framework and its core values.

 R.I.S.E stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education.


CLOSING DATE:                  29 March 2017

FIRST INTERVIEWS:           10/11 April 2017


This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.


RISE is committed to following Equality and Diversity and safer recruitment practices.

On appointment eligible staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.


To Apply

Please download and read the Application Pack and the Application Form, then complete the Application Form and upload it using the form below.

For any queries please email us using the form on the Contact Us page, quoting the reference number and job title on your email.


We positively encourage applications from the Black and minority ethnic communities as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. 



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