Chief Executive Officer
The Sycamore Project Ltd

Job Description

The Sycamore Project (Zac's Youth Bars) is seeking a new CEO to have oversight and responsibility for all aspects of the organisations work. "Zac's" is a Christian charity providing a wide range of activities and support for over 1,400 young people annually in Bolton and seeks to have a positive and lasting impact, helping young people to achieve their potential.  

We are looking to appoint an exceptional individual who will continue to build on the foundations, address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities to lead the charity forward. You will be working alongside a dedicated team of currently seventeen full and part time staff, together with a team of volunteers.

The successful candidate will be required to provide Christian leadership and have specific focus on funding bids and fund raising, as well as ensuring aims are achieved, targets met, and legislation and regulation complied with.

Overall, you will need to be able to hold and manage the  bigger picture.

Zac’s ( The Sycamore Project) has always put the needs of the young people at the heart of all it does, and so its projects are always evolving, with new services being set up all the time in order to meet the increasing needs of its young people and the wider community.

As well as centre-based activities,schools work emerged as another important strand of the charity, with support being offered to several schools across Bolton, in a variety of ways (e.g. lunchtime clubs, pupil mentoring support, and targeted issues-based work).

In 2017, with mental health concerns emerging as a major issue for the young people in the community, a new “Young Persons Listening Service” and “Healthy Minds” peer support group was set up as part of a new “Thrive alliance” working in partnership with other Bolton based charities and with funding from Bolton CCG.

Whilst the charity has changed and evolved since being formed, the heart of serving the community and being faith based not biased has never and will never change.

Please submit a cover letter, together with CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification .