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Chief Executive Officer
Home-start Leeds

Job Description

Due to retirement, we are looking for a dynamic and forward-looking Chief Executive to lead Home-Start Leeds on to its next stage of development and sustainable future. The foundations are securely in place with a strong, experienced team of dedicated trustees, staff and volunteers who have a track record of delivering a high-quality service.

Home-Start Leeds believes every parent should have the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. The early years of a child’s life makes the biggest impact: Home-Start makes sure those years count so that no child’s future is limited. 

Home-Start Leeds is a voluntary organisation that provides support to families through challenging times helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. Support is provided by highly trained volunteers who work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life. 

The team has adapted the usual face to face contact with families to offer a telephone & virtual support service throughout the Covid pandemic, this has added to the menu of services that will be offered to families in the future. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be an experienced Senior Project Manager/CEO with a demonstrable track record of successfully running an organisation within a relevant field. 
  • Possess strong leadership, strategic management and governance skills as well as being creative and solution focused. 
  • Ensure a high profile for Home-Start Leeds developing and engaging high value funders, sponsors and donors. 
  • Identify and secure new opportunities for strategic partnerships and income generation. 

Home-start Leeds is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes everyone to our team. We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity & expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

See attached job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 25th June 2021.

Provisional interview date w/c 12th July 2021.