SARSVL is now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer, to ensure long term sustainability of SARSVL and its work, through effective governance, strong finance management and delivery of services, with overall responsibility for staff leadership and management. The post will also hold the strategic overview, developing SARSVL’s external partnership working and be responsible for the delivery of SARSVL’s business plan.

Hours: 35 per week (full time) including some evenings and occasional weekend days as required 

Salary: £37,849 -£40,760 dependent onexperience of candidate

For further details on the role, and an application pack, please see below, or email

Covering letter
Job Description
Person Specification
Background information for applicants
SARSVL staffing structure
Application Form
Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Please return your completed application by e-mail to before the deadline of 5pm on the 31st May 2021. Please be aware that applications received after the deadline unfortunately cannot be considered.

Applications will be accepted from female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to being representative of our society, women who use our services, and bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.

In line with this, we are particularly keen to receive applications from women who are minoritised on the basis of their race or ethnicity, sexuality, or disabled status. We also welcome applications from women who have personal experience of sexual violence.

If your application is short-listed, we will be in touch to invite you to interview.  Interviews will take place virtually on 10th June 2021. Please keep this date free as it will not be possible to offer an alternative interview date. 

Posted in Jobs on May 05, 2021.

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The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.