Chief Executive Officer – ELF Charity

(Part-time) – c£45,000 FTE

Founded in 1980, ELF has been raising money to fund improved facilities, better equipment and research at the haematology ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.  Today we are  the leading patient-led support organisation for families affected by blood cancer in the South West and we also now provide transport and counselling services

Like many charities, we’ve had a couple of difficult pandemic years which has affected our fundraising activities.  However, through careful stewardship and the commitment of our staff and volunteers we are positive about the future, the importance of our work and the impact it has on the people we support.  We are now looking to recruit a new CEO to lead the charity in the delivery of our strategic goals.  

We need someone who is credible and confident, you will be a natural leader – able to inspire and motivate not only your small team but also Trustees, volunteers, supporters and patients.  You will be able to build a strong relationship with our colleagues at the Hospital, developing an understanding of their work and the needs of the patients and their families.  We need someone who is financially astute, well organised and professional, confident in representing ELF in a variety of settings.  

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all areas of the charity, working closely with the team and the Board of Trustees, this will include overseeing the HR, Finance, Project Management, Communications and Income Generation activities.  

For further information about ELF, the role and how to apply please read the attached information pack.  

Closing Date: 3rd July 2022

Patient Support Co-Ordinator – ELF Charity

Exeter £22,000-£25,000 FTE

30 hours a week

Founded in 1980, today Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) is the leading patient-led support organisation for families affected by blood cancer in the South West. We believe that every patient is entitled to compassionate, tailored support and after-treatment, at the hospital and in the local community and we provide a range of services to support patients and their families throughout their illness.  

We are now looking to recruit a new member of our team.  You will be based on the Haematology Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, the ELF Centre on Marsh Barton and from home.  You will be the person who provides a link between patients and their families and the services that ELF offers to support them.  We need you to be calm and compassionate, people will be in a range of emotional states including recently diagnosed and sometimes recently bereaved and it is your role to identify those who could benefit from further assistance provided by the Charity.    Previous experience of supporting people at difficult times in their lives is really important. 

In order to manage the logistics relating to the provision of our support services, you will need to be highly organised and IT literate, a good problem solver and a great communicator.  We would expect you to work closely with your ELF colleagues to understand the workings of the charity and support each other.  Equally, we need you to work closely with the medical staff at the Hospital to gain a strong understanding of their work.  

Please visit the ELF website for further information about the Charity, details about the role can be found in the attached job description.

Please send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with Jackie for an initial interview, followed by a second interview with ELF. . 


Salary Up To £38,000 FTE, full or part-time

Sunrise Diversity is a small charity with a big vision – to celebrate diversity, promote human equity and dignity and empower people and communities.  Based in North Devon, we are a small team who work tirelessly to support marginalised people, and help communities recognise, accept and celebrate diversity. Our aim is that all people in North Devon are accepted and respected for their individual humanity within a truly inclusive, supportive and welcoming community.  We are passionate about challenging and transforming attitudes including prejudice, discrimination and abusive practices so all people feel safe, included and valued within their own and the wider community. 

Our excellent CEO is moving on to a new challenge and we need to find someone who can lead us through our next period of growth, helping us to increase in our income and extend our reach.  You will be as passionate as us about social justice and inclusivity for all.  We are looking for someone whose leadership style is that of empowerment and support, an active listener and someone who helps us achieve great solutions to some knotty problems.  You will thrive in a fast-moving environment and be able to respond to changing priorities.  You will represent and promote the charity to a range of stakeholders and potential partners, so you will be confident and credible.  We would be delighted to receive applications from those people with previous experience in our area of work, either from a professional background or lived experience. 

We are working with Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment who is supporting us with this recruitment.  Further information about us and the role can be found in the attached information pack.  You will also find details of how to apply.