BVSC are seeking a new leader!


BVSC are seeking a visionary leader with energy, integrity and commitment to lead the organisation to be an effective source of support to both the largest charities and smallest grassroot groups in Bexley

Bexley Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) has been supporting the local Voluntary and Community Sector in Bexley for over 60 years. BVSC has a broad offer which is adaptable to our sector and community’s leads and is proud to amplify the voice and experience of our civil society. Everything that we do is to strengthen and support our local VCS to enable them to be resilient and to offer high quality support to our communities.

Over the past five years we have enhanced our offer to including being the lead provider of Social Prescribing, offer an Impact in Action project to the sector and build cross sector networks and collaborations. BVSC and our Volunteer Centre has been at the forefront of the local volunteer effort to respond to Covid-19; working across sectors to establish a community information hub, match volunteers to charities and community groups to build resilience while facilitating hundreds of volunteers to support the vaccine effort.

BVSC is positioned to underpin the foundations of the sector as we emerge from the pandemic, to understand and advocate for the value of our sector and communities within the local Integrated Care System (ICS). To bring together cross sector partners and communities, to build sector strength and sustainability, and to improve health and wellbeing inequalities.

The sector has many challenges ahead of them; BVSC is a leader in enabling the sector to rise to these challenges. We have the welcome opportunity to strengthen our sector through a visionary Adult Social Care Pathways project through the re-procurement of Social Prescribing in 2022.

BVSC seek a visionary leader with energy, integrity and commitment to lead through these uncertain times. A person who is committed to creating inclusive environments and practices where people can be themselves, are valued for their differences, and be supported to work at their best. A leader who has a vision of what it means to be an effective infrastructure support organisation. A leader who operates as a “system leader” whilst also having the skills to be available to the largest of local charities to the smallest of grassroots organisations and to the BVSC team.

The post-holder is expected to work primarily at the office base, but home working for 1 or 2 days of the week is available.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Vikki Wilkinson, CEO vwilkinson@bvsc.co.uk or Clair Johnson, Chair of Trustees clair@bexleywomensaid.org.uk

The Job Description and person specification are here

Please submit a CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet the person specification by 17.00 on the 28th October 2021. The supporting statement should be  no longer than 8 sides of A4 please.

Please send your CV and supporting statement to cpenny@bvsc.co.uk

Please note that this will be a 2-stage interview process.

Stage 1 Interview led by BVSC Trustees:  9th November 2021

Stage 2 Stakeholder panel:  18th November 2021

Interviews will be held at Crayford Manor House, DA1 4HB.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the 2nd November 2021 (please note we will not be able to notify candidates not shortlisted.  If you have not heard from us by 5pm on 2nd November, please assume you have not been shortlisted)