CIoF seeks interim CEO to focus on building confidence amongst membership 

07 Apr 2021 News

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has advertised for an interim chief executive and said the successful candidate should be free to start no later than 10 May 2021.

Peter Lewis resigned as chief executive in early March, but when his departure was announced later that month it had not been agreed when his final day would be. 

The Institute said Lewis's notice ends on 4 June, but he has leave to take in advance of that. To ensure a smooth handover it therefore needs the interim chief executive to start by 10 May.

Lewis has been in the role for nearly a decade and oversaw the process to obtain a royal charter.

The interim chief executive will need to be in post for at least six months and until a permanent chief executive is appointed, with sufficient time given to ensure an effective handover.

Last month the Institute was criticised over how it has handled complaints and recently set out a series of changes it will make to its procedures

The job advert says the interim CEO must be “committed to making the world more equal, diverse and inclusive” and be a “collaborative leader who develops networks and builds alliances both internally and externally”. 

It adds that one of the main priorities will be to provide “reassuring leadership” for the team following a period of disruption as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Another priority is to “deliver the action plan on harassment, re-engaging and building confidence amongst the membership and the wider community”.

The salary is £90,000 per annum and the deadline for applications is Monday 12 April at midday.

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