Could you be our new Head of the Life Chance Trust?
A rare chance to lead and grow a thriving charity based in South Devon.
We are a relatively new charity on a mission to transform the life chances of young people (16-25) who’ve experienced social, emotional, behavioural, or educational difficulties as a result of childhood trauma and adversity.
Our founding Head of Trust will be moving on this summer, opening up an AMAZING opportunity for a highly motivated, compassionate, and determined charity leader, ready to co-pilot from our successful start-up into the next phase, embedding and growing high-impact services and support to meet our initial goal of transforming 25 young lives by 2025.
Things are in great shape so far, with a clear mandate and blueprint for an impactful youth charity, a very unified, capable, and committed team growing our mentoring, life skills and practical support, impressive early track record of attracting investment and donations, a committed and experienced Board of Trustees, and a whole lot more besides.
Our ideal candidate will blend inspiring leadership with capable project management and a passion for partnerships, as well as financial and team management and charity governance experience.
You’re purpose-driven, pragmatic, and energetic, ideally with prior of experience of nurturing a small organisation to grow. You don’t have to be an expert in childhood trauma, education, or youth work practice, but experience of working with young people is vital. This role offers huge scope to translate your knowledge and experience into exciting new opportunities for young people in need.
The rewards include a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension and cash medical plan, flexible working, and a warm, empowering, and inclusive organisation ethos.
This is a fixed-term 2 year contract starting as soon as possible.
Ideally Full-time, but Part-time and flexible working hours will be considered.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Life Chance Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, supports, and encourages under-represented groups, and values diversity. We want our charity to reflect the diversity of our communities, and so welcome volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, who will bring a fresh perspective, 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 may request information about your ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion and/or age to monitor how well we are reaching into our local communities: providing this information is up to you and won’t affect how we engage with you if you choose to get involved.
If you’d like an informal conversation about this opportunity, contact: Chair of Trustees Julie Scott-Bryant on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any invitation to take up employment with the Life Chance Trust will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure for safeguarding purposes, as well as satisfactory references.
How to apply:
via CV and cover letter showing how you meet the person specification below, to email@example.com with ‘Head of the Life Chance Trust’ in the subject line.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupChief Executive
- Salary Details
£30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience
- Job TermFixed
- Appointment TypeFull TimePart Time
37.5 hours per week (0.8 or 0.9 FTE considered)
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required