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Executive Director

Harris Hill
York, North Yorkshire
£45,000 - £50,000 pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2022
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Harris Hill is delighted to be working with a UK charity to recruit a new Executive Director. The organisation helps children with life-limiting illness or special educational needs and disabilities to communicate through music. After 27 wonderful years, the founder and Director of the charity is stepping down and Trustees are looking for an Executive Director to continue and develop the charity’s work.

Building on its strong reputation, the new Executive Director will be responsible to the Board of Trustees for leading the organisation into its next 25 years. Increasing the impact of its work, the Executive Director will devise and implement the vision and strategy, ensuring the financial security of the organisation and play a key ambassadorial role with funders and other stakeholders. 

The Executive Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity and its staff, ensuring that targets and policies remain driven by the needs of beneficiaries.


Key details:

Job title: Executive Director

Location: Flexibility to work remotely but with at least two days a week at our offices in York - 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET       

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 pro-rata (depending on experience)

Hours: Four days per week (30 hours)

Contract: Permanent


The successful candidate will have a track record of leading organisations and/or major programmes creatively, with multiple stakeholders and relationships; relevant, recent and substantial experience of working at a strategic leadership level in the not-for-profit/charity sector; and demonstrable passion for music.


If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to Nick Shanks at

For an informal and confidential conversation about the position, please contact Nick at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.

Closing date for applications:   9am, Wednesday 15th June 2022


Harris Hill operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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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