• Chief Executive
  • Permanent
  • Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • £55000 - £60000 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
  • Consultant: Ellen Drummond
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2023-12-13

Are you a strategic senior leader who believes every young person should have the chance to reach their potential?

OnSide believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to discover their passion and purpose. They’re a national charity that fund and build state-of the art, multimillion-pound Youth Zones in the country’s most disadvantaged areas. Barnsley Youth Zone will be the first OnSide Youth Zone in Yorkshire, with building scheduled to be completed in early 2025.

Barnsley is proud of its industrial past. A robust former mining town in South Yorkshire, it’s famed for its markets, brass bands and rich coal mining heritage. Barnsley Youth Zone will enhance the town by providing a destination for young people of the area. It will be a state-of-the-art space with over 20 activities to try each session, staffed by skilled youth workers who believe in young people and help them realise their aims and achievements.

Role: Chief Executive
Salary: £55 – 60K (dependent on experience)
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays; free gym access (once the Youth Zone has opened); access to OnSide’s Talent Academy; bespoke training and mentoring.

About the Role:

As Chief Executive, you’ll be responsible for a revenue budget of £1.5m per annum. Pre-opening, you will have a four-month placement, touring and observing other Chief Executives, their teams and the Youth Zones. Over the first three months, you’ll have a Network Chief Executive peer group and buddy.

You’ll work closely with the Trustee Board and Senior Leadership Team towards ongoing development and evolution of the Youth Zone’s strategy and services. You will deliver a robust funding plan, which will enable the Youth Zone to operate with an appropriate level of reserves. You will inspire the team, helping them to be effective as individuals and a collective; supporting them to develop and deliver a wide range of innovative activities for the young people of Barnsley and the surrounding areas.

About you:

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who is looking for the next step in their career or for an experienced Chief Executive to take on a new challenge building a charity from the ground up. We’re looking for someone who can provide clear leadership and inspiration to a talented team. You’ll be strategic as well as hands-on, able to influence effectively at the most senior levels and get to grips with the finer detail.

You’ll need to demonstrate the ability to lead effectively across service delivery and income generation, with a robust oversight of governance and finance.

Most importantly you’ll have a genuine passion and commitment to improving the lives of young people.

To apply, please send a copy of your profile or CV in the first instance to Ellen Drummond at Charity People.

Deadline: 9am Wednesday 13th December 2023
First stage interviews:
week commencing 8th January 2024
Second stage interviews:
week commencing 15th January 2024

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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