Chief Executive

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The Together Trust
Cheadle, Cheshire, with some travel across the North West
Starting at £126,175
Deadline for applications:
Sunday 28th July
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Recruitment timetable

Deadline For Applications
Sunday 28th July
Preliminary Interviews With GatenbySanderson
w/c 12th August
Together Trust Experience Event
w/c 16th September
Final Panel Interviews With Together Trust
3rd and 4th October

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This exciting Chief Executive position will play a vital role in shaping the Together Trust of the future by implementing the Board’s vision and providing strategic direction for the organisation in line with the core mission and values. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team, you will have responsibility for developing long-term sustainable strategies and delivering outstanding quality services that cross the boundaries of education, health, and social care, tailored to the children and young people, and adults we support.

You can learn more about the role at our webinar 10.30am to 11.30am on Thursday 25th July where members of the Trust Leadership Team will be available to answer any questions you may have as well as give more insight into background and ambitions of Together Trust. Register here.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Act as the public face of the charity, promoting the interests of the Trust on local and national social care and education services agendas.  
  • Develop a leadership narrative that articulates the Board’s vision and values. 
  • Build an open, transparent, and effective relationship with the Board of Trustees and its committees.
  • Develop and lead a strong, coordinated, and effective leadership team, ensuring that the heart of the Together Trust operates strategically and collectively.
  • Ambitious in the pursuit of continuous improvement and innovation, driving digital transformation across the organisation.
  • Be a positive role model for the culture of the Trust. Ensures the Trust is a great place to work, with diverse, talented, and skilled individuals at all levels who embody our values and behaviours, reflecting the diversity of the community we support.
  • Ensure a robust, risk-aware, compliant, and financially sustainable environment in the Trust that supports growth ambitions whilst protecting the charity.

We are looking for an individual with substantial senior leadership experience at executive or senior director level in a large, complex environment. The ideal candidate would have experience of building constructive external relationships to influence policy, as well as experience of driving continuous improvement and innovation through leveraging digital technology. You will have a successful track record in translating organisational strategy and vision into successful operational objectives and plans.

Please read full details on 'How to Apply' at the bottom of the page.

You will be an ambitious, courageous, and inclusive leader with vision and high emotional intelligence, who can deliver challenging agendas through effective delegation and a range of leadership styles. With a strong commitment to a values based working environment, you will offer the agility and adaptability to lead the Trust through a period of change. Critically, you will demonstrate a strong commitment to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the provision of services and in supporting our colleagues.

The Together Trust aims to be representative of the communities we are working with. Applications are welcome from all. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments and positively encourage applications from those with lived experience.

If after reading all of the information on this site, you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunities, please contact:

Jennie Wood, Research Lead, Not-for-Profit Practice

Alex Williams, Senior Consultant, Not-for-Profit

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How to Apply

To apply please upload your CV and address the four questions below in no more than 250 words per question (1,000 total):

  • When have you established and developed external partnerships, networks or relationships at a local and national level which have proven to be beneficial to your organisation?
  • When have you led continuous improvement, transformation, and innovation to deliver outstanding quality services with measurable outcomes?
  • What experience do you have in delivering against financial and performance objectives in line with organisational risk?
  • When and how have you worked effectively with a Board to ensure successful outcomes?
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