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Vacancy – Chief Executive Officer

An NELP member Springboard Sunderland Trust is an independent training provider, community development organisation and registered charity which aims to support the development of sustainable communities where people have the skills they need for work and life. With over 40 years of leadership in the sector the organisation provides a wide range of training and community development programmes across the North East of England. Our mainstream programmes include the Study Programme, Apprenticeships and Adult Education. Springboard is an Investor in People, holds the Matrix Award for IAG and is a Disability Confident Employer.

Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Trustees, the Chief Executive will have responsibility for the overall leadership, management and strategic development of the organisation, including all personnel issues, financial planning and control, development and growth initiatives, working policies and procedures, leading the organisation into the future to deliver its core activities, operating in a demanding and often changing environment. The CEO will act as designated safeguarding officer and encourage innovation and creative thinking amongst the staff group.

Our ideal candidate will have

  • the ability to function well with and manage uncertainty, to make sensible, well-grounded judgements across the range of key management tasks
  • a track record of successfully deciding on and managing new opportunities, managing loose (creativity, deciding on new opportunities) and tight (policies, procedures and finance administration) aspects of an organisation like Springboard
  • passion, skills, experience and knowledge, who can think creatively and take the team with them

We need someone who is flexible and open minded, used to constant change, not too concerned with their individual support systems, willing to take and act on personal responsibility and adopt flexible working methods to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

Application Process

Please email gsinclair@springboard-ne.org for an application pack. The closing date is 11th December 2019. Initial interviews will take place on the 17th December 2019, you will need to be available for the whole day. Second interviews if required will be on the following day.


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