Chief Executive Officer

Harris Hill
Cardigan, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
£40,000 - £45,000
Closing date
5 Nov 2020

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Job title:   Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Contract:   Permanent, full time

Salary:     £40,000 - £45,000 p.a. (plus £2,000 relocation package)

Location:   Based in West Wales – Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1DW


An inspirational youth charity, based in Cardigan (West Wales), is seeking a new CEO. The charity runs a Drop-in Centre providing information, support and training to young people aged 16-25 and counselling services to those aged 10-30. Founded as a community needs-led project in 1996 we have been at the centre of the Third Sector in West Wales for more than 20 years. The charity provides a safe, fun, informative and inspiring environment for young people to access support; empowering young people to express themselves by engaging with the issues that affect them directly.

Now in 2020, the charity has been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Community Fund which largely covers the running costs of the Centre for the next five years. This means that we have a tremendous opportunity to extend our services in new directions.

To coincide with the retirement of the present incumbent, the charity is looking for a new CEO to maintain our existing services to the high level we have achieved but also to develop new activities and services for our existing and new client groups.


Key responsibilities:

- Co-ordinating the smooth running of the charity and the Drop-In Centre, supporting the whole staff team and liaising with and reporting to the Trustees

- Enhancing and developing the charity’s offer to young people – including things such as information, support, training and counselling services.

- Defining and delivering a roadmap, fostering innovation and change, to deliver strategic goals.

- Maintaining existing and developing new funding streams


As well as a demonstrable and genuine interest in the work of the charity, the successful candidate will have experience of:

- CEO or senior management team level experience with wide-ranging responsibility at an organisation of comparable scale and complexity

- Developing and implementing wide-reaching strategic plans, translating vision to reality

- Considerable experience of managing robust operational and financial performance

- Oversight of budgets of comparable scale and complexity

- Entrepreneurial and creative approach to growth, combined with proven experience in leading effective income generation strategies.


If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role with details on how to apply, or for an informal conversation, please contact Nick Shanks at with your number and suitable times to speak.

Please note: responding to this advertisement will not in itself be considered an application. We will need a CV and a supporting statement addressing the full person specification in the information pack.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th November

If you'd like a copy of this advertisement in Welsh please contact  

Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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