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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Harris Hill
Leicester, Leicestershire
£60,000 - £70,000
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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The charity is a vibrant organisation in Leicester dedicated to enriching the city's cultural and social tapestry. Committed to fostering creativity, inclusivity, and robust community engagement, the charity delivers a diverse array of artistic and educational programmes centred on film, art, and digital culture.

The charity, a cultural and community organisation in Leicester, is in search of a commercially-minded, values-driven and visionary Chief Executive Officer to spearhead the charity into its next phase of growth. The CEO will play a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership, ensuring organisational sustainability, and championing the delivery of high-quality arts and community initiatives. This leadership position is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of Leicester, shaping the future of the charity's impact on the community, and putting this exciting charity firmly on the national map.

The charity has recently completed a major capital redevelopment project, and now features four cinema screens, a digital art gallery, a brand-new restaurant / café space and fantastic event  / conference spaces. The potential is huge, but we also face significant sector challenges such as rebuilding our audiences to pre-pandemic levels, restricted funding from local and national arts and culture partners, and reaching all sections of Leicester’s diverse community to ensure our audience reflects our city. This makes it a really exciting time to join as our CEO, as there is huge scope to set the defining vision for Phoenix.

Key details:

Role:          Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
Salary:        £60,000 - £70,000
Contract:     Full time, permanent 
Location:     Leicester, with an average of 4 days per week on site

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven and recent experience in strategic leadership at an organisation of comparable scale and complexity. Proven ability to develop and communicate organisational strategy and vision, providing clear direction for all stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate organisational strategy and vision, providing clear direction for all stakeholders.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the demonstrable ability to identify emerging trends and opportunities, bring in new income, and build partnerships for tangible organisational development and growth.
  • Experience in leading organisations or major programmes with multiple stakeholders, building and maintaining relationships to achieve organisational goals.
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, showcasing understanding and a commitment to inclusivity.
  • Experience of working effectively with non-executives.
  • Substantial experience in initiating and managing significant organisational change.
  • Demonstrable leadership in managing staff, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment, and a successful track record of building and inspiring highly effective teams, particularly in complex situations.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this CEO role with full details, including how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant, Jenny Hills at Harris Hill, executive at harrishill co uk. For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny at the above address with suitable times to talk.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 8th January

To download the appointment brief, which contains full details for the role including how to apply, please follow the link on the advertising copy for this role on Harris Hill's website.

Harris Hill Charities Recruitment Specialists 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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