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Young People First, Royal Leamington Spa
£32,000 - £39,000 per year
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply

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Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 8.41 miles
£32,000 - £39,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

We are working on behalf of our client to find a Chief Officer to lead a well-established youth organisation, based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Young People First is committed to no young person being limited by disadvantage and works to help vulnerable young people to overcome their problems and succeed in life. The charity is recognised and respected as a specialist, early intervention service which reaches and supports some of Warwickshire’s most vulnerable young people.

The Chief Officer will lead on income generation and financial management and must be skilled in providing strategic leadership and sound personnel management. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Officer will report on the charity’s progress ensuring that objectives are met and the charity remains compliant.

Main duties of the Chief Officer include but are not limited to:

  • Lead on setting strategic direction, including the preparation of an annual business plan, fundraising strategy, risk register and the annual budget for the Board of Trustees,
  • Provide strategic leadership of the team and lead staff meetings including setting relevant agendas and ensuring that tasks are completed,
  • Directly manage two youth work managers and the finance officer,
  • Lead and implement the charity’s fundraising strategy generating income from Trusts and Foundations, corporate and individual donations,
  • Research, identify and successfully manage a pipeline of new and existing donor prospects,
  • Produce compelling proposals, funding applications, reports which meet grant criteria,
  • Build strong relationships with a range of potential funders and oversee the writing of major bids,
  • Produce an annual budget aligned with the business plan,
  • Ensure the sound financial management of the charity within the annual budget,
  • Ensure the effective implementation of policies including health and safety, GDPR, Equality and Diversity policy,
  • Act as an ambassador for the charity, networking widely to build new and existing strategic relationships such as partner organisations, trusts and foundations, and prospective donors.

The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • A high standard of written and spoken English,
  • At least three years’ leadership experience within a charitable organisation,
  • A proven track record in securing five and six figure grant funding,
  • Excellent budget development skills with experience of managing annual budgets in excess of £250,000,
  • The ability to design, implement and monitor progress against strategic objectives,
  • The ability to confidently communicate and connect with different audiences using various forms of media and public speaking.

Young People First welcome applicants who share our values of passion, care, the young person, trust and professional.

SAFER RECRUITMENT - Young People First is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and young people and therefore we will require an enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate. We will also ask for relevant references to be provided prior to making any job offer.

Please only apply through the link provided and no agencies please.

Application resources
Posted on: 10 January 2022
Closing date: 09 February 2022
Tags: Fundraising,Senior Management

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.