Chief Executive

Recruiter
The Way / OnSide Youth Zone
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£60000 Per Annum Up £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted
10 Jan 2022
Closes
07 Feb 2022
Ref
3003
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

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?

The Way Youth Zone have a fantastic opportunity to lead and develop this amazing charity, 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 £60,000 per annum depending on experience

Hours: Full time, permanent

Location: Wolverhampton

Benefits: 25 days holidays & bank holidays; matched contribution pension; free parking; access to OnSide Talent Academy and

ongoing professional development

Closing date: 9am, Monday 7 February 2022

Interviews: pre stage interviews 11 February 2022, face to face interview w/c 14 February 2022

About the role:

At The Way, we believe that all young people in Wolverhampton should have the opportunity to discover their passion and their purpose. Our Youth Zone is a purpose-built space fizzing with energy and crammed with incredible facilities. Year in, year out we deliver life-changing support that helps thousands of young people in Wolverhampton from a diverse range of backgrounds to thrive. It’s inspiring. It’s empowering. And it works

The dimensions of the role of a Youth Zone Chief Executive defy definition in conventional terms. It is strategic and requires effectiveness at a high level, yet at the same time demands very detailed and hands-on management. The Chief Executive will have responsibility for a revenue budget of over £1m per annum.

The Chief Executive's relationship with the Chair will be supportive and challenging, enabling them to deliver on-going success for the Youth Zone. OnSide is involved at The Way Youth Zone, both as a Board Member and a support network for the Chief Executives and the Youth Zone teams.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

 

  • Provide clear leadership to the management team who collectively oversee all aspects of the Youth Zone. 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
  • Deliver on the vision that The Way is ‘the go-to place for young people in Wolverhampton’ Demonstrating the charity’s values and a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Work with the Chair and the Board to lead the on-going development of the Youth Zone strategy and plan
  • Ensure that a robust funding plan is in place to enable the Youth Zone to operate

 

About you:

As an exceptional leader who is motivated to improve young people’s lives for the better, you will have a willingness to get stuck into the detail, in an environment without corporate support structures, as well as the ability to influence effectively at the most senior levels.

You will need to bring with you the following skills and experience:

 

  • A successful record of leading organisations or large, multi-faceted teams, and implementing strategies and business plans
  • Experience generating significant income sources and managing complex funding streams
  • Experience of the voluntary sector and/or working with young people
  • Thrives in leading fast-paced, dynamic and high-risk environments
  • A strong communicator and people manager
  • Adept at motivating and leading others to deliver results
  • Financially literate and highly logical
  • An inclusive relationship builder with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • A strong commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

 

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. Please note, CV’s without supporting statements will not be accepted.

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.

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