Chief Executive – Electrical Safety First

Chief Executive – Electrical Safety First
Salary circa £100k + Benefits
Office based in London SE1

Have a positive impact on everybody in the UK

Electrical Safety First is the UK charity dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents.

Each year more than 50 people lose their lives and tens of thousands of people are injured through electrical accidents. On top of that, half of all accidental domestic electrical fires are caused by electricity, including the Grenfell Tower disaster.

We campaign on behalf of consumers and electrical trade professionals to improve safety regulation and ensure safety messages are appropriate, up to date and well communicated. We also develop campaigns to raise consumer awareness of the risks associated with electricity and to encourage behavioural change that will make people safer in their homes.

Continuing to champion the consumer and influence policy, standards and infrastructure is more important than ever to mitigate emerging risks from technological developments such as electric vehicles, battery storage systems from solar energy generation, and the increasingly connected smart home.

We have 20 staff, a healthy balance sheet and an income of over £4m. For a charity we are in a unique position owning 75% of Certsure LLP a business with £30m income, which provides the majority of our income every year by gift aiding profits.

This means that the Chief Executive, as a Board Member of Certsure, plays a key role in shaping the future fortunes of the business as well as managing the charity’s interests in the joint venture arrangement. This requires a high-level of commercial and business acumen as well as the skill to ensure positive relations with the Electrical Contractors Association.

We also need an ambassador who can network, influence and increase Electrical Safety First’s presence with a wide range of stakeholders in government, with electrical goods manufacturers, retailers and the electrical trade in order to continue to drive up electrical installation and product standards. Then there is the charity governance, working with a board of Trustees, and the operational management of an experienced and high performing team that make this role a fascinating, broad and complex challenge.

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For an informal conversation about the role you can contact our consultants Grant Taylor on 07958 690184 or Michael Earnshaw 07494 595178 or at Peridot Partners.

Closing date for applications is: 12:00 on Tuesday 25th June.