Chief Executive Officer

London (Greater)
Competitive package
11 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Job Function
General Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Hospitality Action is the hospitality industry’s benevolent charity established 180 years ago. The Charity is seeking to appoint chief executive officer following the retirement of the current person. The charity supports people from the hospitality industry of over 3 million people.

In recent years the services of the charity have grown to include a commercial employee assistance programme, drug and alcohol awareness seminars and continue to offer traditional financial annuities and grants.

Ideally the successful candidate should have experience of the hospitality industry, the ability to lead a team and identify new opportunities for financial growth whilst increasing the charity’s profile and awareness. They will need to ensure that the charity’s services remain appropriate to the needs of the industry and beneficiaries.

Chief Executive Officer

Purpose of Job

To lead the growth and development of Hospitality Action by facilitating agreement about the vision, strategy and direction of the charity and by encouraging the adoption of its aims across the hospitality sector.

Key Information

Job Title    Chief Executive

Reporting To   Chairman of Trustees and Trustee Board Contract Type Permanent Staff  12 Budget

Responsibility    £1.7 million Salary                                             

Competitive package


62 Britton Street, London EC1M 5UY   Key Responsibilities   Governance

  • Ensuring that the governance structure matches the requirements of the charity and implementing changes


  • Managing all aspects of HR, including the development and implementation of appropriate systems.

External Relations

  • Ensuring that internal and external communications are managed in an appropriate and timely manner


  • Relationship building with key supporters
  • Developing the structure and direction of the fundraising department


  • Responsibility for achieving income budget as agreed annually by board of trustees.
  • Development of business planning processes


  • Overseeing allocation of grants and support to beneficiaries according to budget
  • Implementation and development of additional services when identified


  • Agreeing the priorities for IT development and ensuring that they are implemented

Alcohol and Drug seminars

  • Overseeing strategic development of college seminar programme

Employee Assistance Programme

  • Overseeing the operation of the employee assistance programme ensuring it is effective and cost efficient
  • Agreeing development of appropriate services to meet customer requirements
  • Identifying new client opportunities and facilitating prospect meetings

Please apply by forwarding your CV and a covering letter to

Closing date : 21st July