Chief Executive Officer
The Brokerage is a social mobility charity, based in the City of London, focused on helping young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds access careers in financial, professional and related services. Last year they helped over 8,000 young people explore their career potential, working with over 100 corporate partners and around 200 state schools, supported by hundreds of volunteers.
It is an exciting time to be joining the charity; their work closely aligns with the government's National Careers Strategy, with demand from teachers for employer-related opportunities on the increase. Their programmes are currently broadly divided into education and talent development alongside a small fee-based recruitment service, supported by a team responsible for partnerships, income generation and marketing.
With their current Executive Director retiring in 2019, they are looking for a leader to take The Brokerage to the next stage of its development. You will help to shape and implement a new strategic plan and ensure that they are at the forefront of delivering great career opportunities for young Londoners whilst supporting corporates to deliver their CSR, recruitment, volunteering and diversity programmes. Working closely with the Head of Partnerships and Income Generation you will review and potentially increase the resource put behind awareness-raising, traditional and social media activity, fundraising and fee generation. There will also be a focus on securing larger grants and multi-year funding in order to put key programmes on a secure longer-term footing.
This opportunity would suit an experienced senior leader or director with not-for-profit experience and knowledge, looking for a Chief Executive role in a small, dynamic charity with the potential for growth.
Experience and skills to ideally include:
- Strong networking skills with the ability to build and maintain partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders;
- Experience of programme planning and management;
- Demonstrable experience of income generation
- Evidence of leadership qualities and experience;
- Experience of managing a team, including line management of senior staff;
- Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
- An understanding of issues relating to social mobility and youth employment;
If you would like to know more information about The Brokerage and this exciting new opportunity please call Steven Fraser at Prospectus on 0207 400 6373 for an informal chat. To apply, please submit your CV via the "Apply " button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement as part of your application, addressing your experience in relation to the key points on the person specification, which should be no longer than 2 sides of A4.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted applications. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.
Preliminary Interviews with Prospectus - 13th to 18th February
First Stage Panel Interview with The Brokerage - w/c 4th March