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Chief Executive, Horizon Youth Zone

Added 15th May 2023

Are you a strategic leader who believes that every young person should have the opportunity to explore their potential?

Grimsby Youth Zone, named “Horizon” by local young people, is the first Youth Zone to be opened in North East Lincolnshire. The building is due to be completed in late 2024 and official opening early 2025 and we are looking for a Chief Executive to lead the charge!

About the Chief Executive Role

As Chief Executive you’ll be responsible for a revenue budget of £1.35m per annum and will work closely with the Chair and Board to lead the ongoing development of the Grimsby Youth Zone “Horizon”. Horizon will be one of 15 Youth Zones in the OnSide Network. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference and contribute to the growth and success of the Youth Zone in Grimsby.

  • As the Chief Executive, you will work collaboratively with the Chairperson and Board to lead the continual development. You will need to ensure that all structures, processes, and controls align with this plan.
  • You’ll be responsible for generating and delivering a robust funding plan that will enable the Youth Zone to operate with an appropriate level of reserves.
  • Your leadership skills will be essential in establishing a vision in the team and inspiring them to achieve it.
  • You’ll provide clear leadership, and as a part of that, you’ll work with other service providers locally.

About you:

We’re looking for someone who can provide clear leadership, establish a vision and inspire the team. You’ll be strategic as well as hands-on; willing to get stuck into the detail while being able to influence effectively at the most senior levels. Most importantly you’ll have a genuine passion and commitment to improving the lives of young people in Grimsby.

Click here to see the Chief Executive role profile

Please apply through Charity People’s website

Closing date: 9am, Thursday the 8th of June

First stage interview: 19th June via Teams

Second Stage Interview: 20th of June Young People’s Development Group (YPDG) Panel in Grimsby

Final Interview: 27th of June to be held at Warrington Youth Zone

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from under-represented groups; in particular from Black, Asian, Mixed Race & other ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ+ COMMUNITIES. 

Our dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group, with support from the Senior Leadership Team, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion at OnSide, ensuring a culture where everyone can be themselves and thrive. 

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check.

Salary £55,000 - £60,000 Contract Full-time role 37.5 hours. The first three months will be spent on placement at another Youth Zone, thereafter the permanent location will be Horizon Youth Zone, Grimsby. Closing Date 08/06/2023 Apply today