Join Us in Leading Change: Chief Executive Officer at NIDAS

Lead with Purpose, Empowerment with Compassion

Are you a visionary and resilient female leader with a passion for making a lasting impact? NIDAS, a trailblazing force in the fight against domestic abuse, invites you to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer.

The Role:

We are seeking a dedicated leader passionate about supporting survivors, ending abuse against women and children, and driving change. As the CEO, you will steer NIDAS towards new horizons, ensuring the organisation not only continues its vital work but amplifies its influence. Your strategic insight and empathetic leadership will be the driving force behind our collective effort to create lasting change.

About NIDAS:

NIDAS is at the forefront of empowering survivors, breaking the cycle of abuse, and creating a future free from fear. Rooted in values of Person-centred, Empowering, and Creativity, NIDAS stands as a beacon of hope, offering a lifeline to those affected by abuse in Nottingham and beyond.

Why Join Us?

Dedicated Team: Join a team whose dedication and passion mirror your own, working collectively to support survivors on their journey to independence.

Community Impact: Your leadership will directly shape the lives of survivors, contributing to NIDAS's mission to eradicate domestic abuse in our community.

Values-Driven Culture: Be part of an organization deeply rooted in values of Person-centered, Empowerment, and Creativity.

Job Description


Chief Executive Officer

Accountable to:

Chair/Board of Trustees


37 per week (full-time/permanent)


40,000 - £50,000 pa


The organisation offers a stakeholder pension and employer’s contribution to pension up to 3% of the employee’s salary

Annual Leave:

The annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus 8 bank holidays. Increases after 5 years to an extra day for every year worked, capped at 30 days.


Mansfield (Hybrid working)

Main Purpose of the Role:

  • To lead and provide strategic oversight and management of Services in NIDAS. This includes an oversight of NIDAS projects and family services
  • To work with Service Delivery Manager to ensure that goals are achieved through effective management practices and staff are motivated and supported to build strategic, long term and sustainable services
  • To ensure that NIDAS upholds its vision and mission by developing and sustaining high quality services to support and promote the needs of families affected by Domestic Abuse
  • To lead on governance, income generation and retain overall oversight of services
  • To support a Board of Trustees ensuring NIDAS has financial sustainability and delivering the strategic plan
  • To be an ambassador for NIDAS building on our long-standing history of supporting families who have experienced domestic abuse

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership: Collaborate with the Board to develop and execute a three-year strategic plan, ensuring transparency, compliance with legislation, and alignment with local and national policies.

Operational Management: Provide leadership, support, and professional development for direct reports, ensuring effective service processes and systems.

Governance: Ensure robust governance structures, compliance with statutory and organisational frameworks, provide timely information and updates to the Board on strategic objectives and performance.

Business Development & Income Generation: Cultivate relationships with key funders, collaborate with Trustees on funding applications, and promote a full cost recovery model.

Finance & Monitoring: Work in conjunction with the Board on financial accountability, formulate annual budgets, ensure transparent financial management and demonstrate financial prudence.

Partnership Development: Build and maintain strategic partnerships supporting NIDAS’ mission, establishing purposeful relationships across sectors, addressing system failures collaboratively, representing NIDAS positively in the media and actively engaging in external conferences and events through speeches, workshops, and presentations.


We are looking for an innovative and visionary leader with proven management experience in the charity sector, specifically in survivors of domestic abuse. Essential requirements include strong financial insight, successful income generation, and knowledge of small to medium-sized charities and good governance.

NIDAS is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Section 19).

How to Apply:

If you are a passionate and dynamic leader ready to drive transformative change, submit your CV, a compelling cover letter, and your vision for NIDAS to by Friday 8th March 2024 at 17:00.

Should you have any queries regarding the role or application process please contact Lisa on 0121 828 3587 or send an email to to arrange a call back.

Please note that the application process will be via Supporting Futures Consulting only, please do not contact NIDAS directly.