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Chief Executive The Hive Youth Zone

Added 17th May 2023

Are you looking for a Chief Executive role where every day is different, and you can have a direct impact on improving the lives of young people?

About the Chief Executive role

The dimensions of the role of a Youth Zone Chief Executive defy definition in conventional terms. It is strategic and requires effectiveness at a high level, yet at the same time demands very detailed and hands-on management. The Chief Executive of The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone will have responsibility for a revenue budget of £1.25m per annum. A willingness to get stuck into the detail is as important as the ability to influence effectively at the most senior levels.

The Chief Executive’s relationship with the Chair is collaborative and based on two-way high support / high challenge, enabling the delivery of ongoing success for the Youth Zone.

Key duties include:

  • To work with the Chair and Board to lead the ongoing development of the Hive Youth Zone’s strategy and plan
  • Ensure that structures, processes and controls are aligned with that strategy and plan
  • To generate and deliver a robust funding plan, which will enable the Youth Zone to operate with an appropriate level of reserves
  • To establish a vision and inspire the team – helping them to be effective as individuals and together; supporting them to deliver a wide range of ever-changing and improving activities for the young people of Wirral and surrounding areas
  • To provide clear leadership
  • To work with other service providers locally, generating added benefits for young people
  • To demonstrate the Youth Zones Network Values and have a clear commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

About You

As an exceptional leader, motivated to improve young people’s lives for the better, you will have the ability to think strategically and develop a long-term vision for the young people of Wirral, bringing with you a successful track record of developing organisations or large teams, the experience of generating significant income and time spent in the voluntary sector and/or working with young people. Your communications and people management skills will be strong, together with an ability to build inclusive relationships and display excellent judgement and focus at all times.

Other experience and skills you will need include:

  • A successful record of developing organisations or large, multi-faceted teams, and implementing strategies and business plans
  • Experience in generating significant income sources
  • Experience in the voluntary sector and/or working with young people
  • Experience in identifying, winning and managing commissioned funded services

Click here to view the Chief Executive The Hive Youth Zone role profile

Please submit a CV and one page cover letter, setting out your suitability for the role and explaining how you meet the person specification.

We are committed to the safeguarding of young people. In accordance with its Child Protection & Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 14th June at 9am

Interviews: First stage interviews – Friday 23rd June (online), Second stage – Friday 7th July (in person)

The organisation is committed to actively promoting and advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion across their team, to achieve a culture where everyone can be themselves and thrive.

Salary  £57,000 - £62,000 (dependent on experience) Contract Full-time, 40 hours per week, worked flexibly across the week (evenings & weekends) Closing Date 16/06/2023 Apply today