NFP People
Cumbria
Carlisle, Cumbria
£50,000 per annum depending on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Chief Executive

Are you looking for a Chief Executive role where every day is different and you can have a direct impact on improving the lives of young people?

We are offering a fantastic opportunity to lead and develop a pioneering and well established youth charity in Carlisle, committed to investing in its staff and volunteers and giving young people the opportunity to discover their passion and purpose.

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Salary: Up £50,000 per annum depending on experience

Hours: Full time, permanent

Location: Carlisle

Benefits: Up to 6% employer pension contribution, 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holiday days

Closing date: 9am, Monday 4th January 2022

Interviews: Virtual interviews w/c 17 January 2022; first stage face to face interviews w/c 24 January 2022

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an independent, well established youth charity (part of a national network) who believe that all young people should have the opportunity to discover their passion and their purpose; to find out what they’ve got and where it could take them.

This Chief Executive role is strategic, requiring effectiveness at a high level, yet at the same time it demands detailed and hands-on management. You will have responsibility for a revenue budget of up to £1m per annum and should be able to influence effectively at senior level, whilst also be willing to get stuck into the detail; all this in an environment without corporate support structures. As Chief Executive, your relationship with the Chair of the Board will be supportive and challenging, enabling you to deliver on-going success for the Youth Zone.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Chair and Board on the continued development of the strategic plan, together with the delivery of a robust funding plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of the charity
  • Nurturing and developing the charity’s vision and to lead and inspire the team to be effective in their roles, supporting them to deliver a wide range of activities for young people
  • Working with the local business community and other services providers to generate added benefits for young people and showcase the Youth Zone as an asset for the whole community
  • Demonstrating the charity’s values and a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

About you:

As an exceptional leader, motivated to improve young people’s lives for the better, you will have the ability to think strategically and develop a long-term vision for the young people of Carlisle, bringing with you a successful track record of developing organisations or large teams, proven experience of generating significant income and time spent in the voluntary sector and/or working with young people. Your communications and people management skills will be strong, together with an ability to build inclusive relationships and display excellent judgement and focus at all times.

If you have the desire and drive to take on this leadership role, please provide a CV and supporting statement explaining how you meet the criteria for this role based on the person specification.

In addition, please provide the following information:

  • Confirmation you are eligible to work in the UK (the successful candidate will be required to provide documentary evidence before a job offer is confirmed).
  • Any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or the selection process.
  • How you demonstrate your commitment to fairness, equality and respect

The strength of the charity comes from the diversity within their people. They aim for the team to reflect the local community and value people working together from a range of different backgrounds locally and nationally, and with different experiences, all with a shared passion for boosting the aspirations and lives of young people. Diversity brings innovation, fresh ideas and creativity, and they actively strive to create a culture that is truly inclusive and fair for all and where everyone in the team can be themselves and thrive. The organisation is committed to the safeguarding of young people. In accordance with Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check.

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Chief Executive, COO, Senior Leader, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Deputy CEO, Acting CEO, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Interim CEO, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Charity Leader, etc.

Posted on: 26 November 2021
Closed date: 24 December 2021
Job ref: 2919
Tags: Senior Management, Management