Managing Director of major new social enterprise

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Circa £70,000
07 Sep 2016
02 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Managing Director of major new social enterprise 
Circa £70,000
Milton Keynes

Set up and run a groundbreaking social enterprise 

We are a registered charity that changes the life prospects of very disadvantaged children. We use horses and an associated clubroom programme to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem, and work on getting children fully engaged, happy and back to school or into college or work experience. 

The charity has been growing steadily and we are now seeking to create a sustainable future for the charity. We will acquire a 35-acre site and set up a social enterprise. A wholly owned trading subsidiary will operate at the site. It will be a commercial riding and training business, the profits from which will financially support all the charitable activities of the charity by the end of year five.

We are looking for a mission-focused, strategic, and process-minded Managing Director to develop and run the social enterprise and the business. The candidate will also be COO of the overall charity and work closely with the CEO.  The candidate will have proven experience in scaling a small organisation and have demonstrated an ability to build and lead a strong team.  The successful candidate is likely to have had management experience with a “for profit” organisation but experience in a “values-driven” organisation will be highly prized. Whilst the day to day running of the equestrian yard will be the responsibility of an experienced equestrian manager some experience of horses or the equestrian world is highly desirable.

Published Closing date: Sunday 2nd October

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