London, Greater London
£70,000 - £75,000 per year
Contract, 2 Years, Full-time
Job description


At the Talent Foundry we are obsessed with helping young people discover what they are amazing at and we work with around 60,000 young people from across 1,600 secondary schools every year with this goal in mind.

We work only in areas of high socio-economic deprivation, running employability programmes in partnership with some of the most recognisable UK brands.  On top of this, we host our showcase Rock Assembly event for 10,000 young people at Wembley Arena – a unique blend of careers fair and pop concert for the schools we work with. Everything we do is free of charge for schools and pupils.

As we move into this next phase of our development, we are looking to appoint a Deputy Chief Executive. This is a new role which will oversee the operations of the trust and look to develop new charitable partnerships with both philanthropic grant givers and corporate partners.

We will be appointing to this role with succession planning in mind and are looking for a highly-energetic and inspirational leader who excels at building relationships and advocacy. The role will involve a significant amount of external facing work, including with potential funders and media.

Specific Responsibilities

New business:

  • Engage with external partners, both corporate and philanthropic to grow the funding base for the trust.
  • Write bids and programme plans and prepare budgets to secure external funding from corporate partners and attend meetings with other senior members of TTF (or alone) to discuss and agree these.
  • Assist the CEO with budget planning for new programmes or initiatives.


Programme Oversight

  • Working with the Head of Programmes, maintain oversight of the delivery of programmes against relevant and applicable key performance indicators to ensure all programmes are delivered on time, in budget and that they meet the stated aims and objectives.


  • Lead on external relations, including building a media profile for TTF to grow its reach and sphere of influence.
  • Develop the social media strategy, including growing audience and honing TTF’s voice across key platforms.


  • Supported by the Finance and HR officer, overall responsibility for signing off budgets and accounts, including overseeing the annual audit.
  • Oversight of overall cashflow to ensure financial stability of the trust.
  • Oversee engagement of self-employed freelance staff and contractors and maintaining accurate records in line with data protection requirements.
  • Working with the Head of Programmes, responsible for ensuring all due diligence checks are completed as requested by corporate partners and contract management.
  • Responsible for compliance with all regulatory requirements (e.g. pension scheme, Charity Commission)
  • Responsible for the Risk Register, updating this as necessary and present this to the Board for approval at least termly.
  • Act as Data Protection Officer for the trust.
  • Manage office moves as needed

Line Management

  • Head of Programmes and Finance and HR Officer.

Other General Responsibilities

  • Operate as a flexible team player and deputise for the CEO as required
  • To provide a high level of customer care to anyone connected with TTF
  • To be aware of and support diversity and equal opportunities for all, appreciating and supporting the role of other professionals
  • To contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of TTF
  • To undertake all other duties commensurate with the level of the post as required, to ensure the efficient and effective running of TTF

TTF is committed to embedding Equality and Diversity across all its work and believes that a diverse range of perspectives at all levels is essential for our legitimacy and effectiveness.  We therefore strongly encourage applications from suitably experienced applicants from all walks of life who will continue to strengthen the diversity of our team.We would particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority candidates as they are under represented on our team at the present time. 

The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Talent Foundry Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times.  If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, they must report this in line with the Safeguarding policy. 


Application Instructions

How to apply

To apply for this role, please download the supporting documents, complete the application form and submit this via charity job with a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification. (Completion of the equal ops form is optional). Interviews will be held on 21 and 22 December 2021.

More about The Talent Foundry

The Talent Foundry is an education charity dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to young people across the country. We do this by work... Read more

Refreshed on: 05 December 2021
Closed date: 15 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management

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