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Chief Executive Officer

NFP People
£60000 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2021
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Chief Executive Officer

Do you have the passion, energy and drive to grow the social enterprise sector in Birmingham and beyond?

We are looking for a CEO to be responsible for the day to day running of a strong and vibrant “can do” organisation with a reputation for innovation, responsiveness, quality and excellent customer service.

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Birmingham (In the current Covid 19 environment the majority of work is undertaken from home by the CEO and other staff members)

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week full time (open to consideration of flexible hours)

Salary: £60,000 p.a. plus discretionary performance bonus

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 5% self-contribution and 5% company contribution, 35 days per annum including 8 bank holidays.

Closing Date: Thursday 12th March at 12 noon

Interviews: From 18th March 2021 onwards

The Role

The CEO will lead the organisation through its next phase of bold growth, have responsibility for the strategic direction and the financial sustainability of the organisation and will run both the Digbeth Social Enterprise Hub and the Sparkbrook Women’s Community and Enterprise Hub.

You will be an inspirational and motivational thought leader for social enterprise supporting initiatives such as ‘Birmingham as a Social Enterprise City’, City Drive and the ‘Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter’.

About You

As CEO, you will be focused on continuous improvement and will be empowered to “think outside the box” as you lead the organisation through a complex and ever-changing social enterprise and businesses support landscape and in pursuit of opportunities for the growth of business for the sector. This particularly applies in the current Covid 19 and post-Covid 19 environments.

You will have


  • A first degree in an appropriate discipline or relevant experience
  • Proven experience of leading a successful business as CEO or in another senior management position
  • A background in social enterprise or trading charity leadership with strong leadership experience
  • Proven experience in leading and motivating a diverse group of staff in values led businesses
  • Proven experience in leading on and writing successful bids
  • Demonstrable experience in informing and influencing programmes and policy development
  • Proven, successful experience in assessment and management of business risk
  • Commercial and revenue generation acumen, including experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision


In return, you will have the privilege to work with and support a team of highly talented and committed professionals who are motivated and energised by our achievements to date and the opportunities available to us.

As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to submit a CV and Cover Letter to support your application.

About the Organisation

The organisation is a B2B social enterprise whose purpose is to grow the social enterprise sector in Birmingham, West Midlands and beyond. It provides high quality support and services to social enterprises and trading third sector organisations across every stage of the social entrepreneurial journey from engagement of citizens and communities through to high end business growth. The organisation aims to be a leading social enterprise in terms of ensuring that it implements and encourages others to follow best practice in this field.

The organisation commits that all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination. The organisation welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and in particular those from Black, Asian and other ethnic groups who may experience racism in our society.

Other roles you may have experience of could include CEO, COO, Chief Exec, Chief Executive, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Head of, Chief.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Find Us
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
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