City Year UK is a leading national charity dedicated to creating positive change for disadvantaged children. We bring together inspiring 18 to 25-year-olds from diverse backgrounds to serve schools in disadvantaged communities for a year as role models, mentors and tutors. We believe that service unlocks the power and idealism of young people, who want to be the change they wish to see in the world. Our programme has helped thousands of children to succeed in school, and thousands of young adults to succeed in life.
We now seek a new Chief Executive motivated by the unique challenge of re-launching our organisation as an ‘action tank’ with more dramatic ambitions to change the legal landscape of the UK for full-time volunteers, and a wider mission to tackle a variety of social problems with ‘national service’, including within health and social care and the environment sectors. In addition to providing inspirational leadership to our growing organisation and leveraging all associated opportunities, our new Chief Executive will persuade government and other partners to give full time national service programmes legal and financial support and recognition.
We seek an experienced strategic leader and team-builder with a track record of success in effecting positive change. The appointee will be a skilled advocate and relationship-builder with the charisma, personal authority and influencing skills to build a new brand, actively seek new opportunities for funding, and stimulate the creation of an entirely new sector. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to lead on the creation of youth national service in a range of contexts. A profound commitment to this mission and to increasing opportunity for all young people is essential.
To download the appointment details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies, quoting reference number 3220. The closing date for applications is 0830 hrs (BST) on Friday 13th October 2017.
City Year UK is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and our Board expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post (including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service).