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Chief Executive Officer

Added 26th October 2022

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £57,500 – £62,500 per annum depending on experience

Hours: Full time, permanent

Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, London

Benefits: Employer pension contribution, 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holiday days

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? This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and develop a brand-new, pioneering youth charity in Hammersmith and Fulham, committed to investing in its staff and volunteers and giving young people the opportunity to discover their passion and purpose.

About the Chief Executive role

We have a fantastic 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. The dimensions of the role of 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.

Hammersmith and Fulham Youth Zone, named “WEST” by local young  people, is the fourth Youth Zone to be opened in London by OnSide, with building due to be completed in late 2023. WEST will be part of a network of 15 Youth Zones, within the OnSide Network.

We are looking for someone who is willing to get stuck into the detail, in an environment without corporate support structures. It is therefore important to have the ability to influence effectively at the most senior levels. The Chief Executive’s relationship with the Chair will be supportive and challenging, enabling them to deliver on-going success for the Youth Zone.

OnSide will be involved at WEST, both as a Board Member and also pre and post opening. The successful person and Youth Zone team will have incredible support and development opportunities throughout the first 18 months:


  • The Chief Executive will have a four-month placement, touring and observing other Chief Executives, their teams and the Youth Zone.
  • Network Chief Executives peer group and buddy over the first three months.
  • Openings Manager- providing operational leadership and support.
  • OnSide services: HR (incl. Learning & Development), Fundraising, Systems, Finance, Communication, Safeguarding and Facilities.

So if you are ready for a new challenge or are looking to take your next career step as a Chief Executive – apply now!

Click here to view the Chief Executive Officer role profile.

Our strength comes from the diversity of our people within our vibrant network. We are proud that the Youth Zone teams reflect the communities they serve, and value people working together from a range of different backgrounds locally and nationally, and with different experiences, all with a shared passion for boosting the aspirations of young people across the country. Diversity brings innovation, fresh ideas and creativity, and we actively strive to create a culture that is truly inclusive and fair for all and where everyone in the team can be themselves and thrive.

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

Salary £57,500 – £62,500 per annum depending on experience Contract  Full time, permanent Apply today