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Chief Executive

Organisation: Toynbee Hall

Closing date: 08/05/2017 Preliminary interview: w/c 22 and 29 May 2017; Shortlist: w/c 5 June 2017

Toynbee Hall has a 130-year track record of instigating social change to bring about a future free from poverty.

Today, Britain is facing a new crisis as economic, social and demographic trends put communities and the services that support them under enormous pressure. Our role of identifying emerging needs, innovating responses, catalysing social action and collaborating with local and national leaders to find workable solutions is as urgently needed as ever.

We are now in the exciting phase of appointing a new Chief Executive who will provide inspirational leadership and direction to shape Toynbee Hall for present and future challenges and opportunities. The successful candidate will be creative, values driven and entrepreneurial, galvanising a high performing and creative culture that delivers innovative and evidence-based solutions to poverty and inequality. While maximising and diversifying our income and resources, providing effective stewardship of our heritage, brand and assets, you will also lead and manage all external relations activity, building Toynbee Hall’s networks, voice, reputation and profile locally, regionally and nationally. All of this will require someone who is able to live by and demonstrate our values – bold, enquiring and open.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate achievement at senior leadership level, having delivered impact and success through collaboration and partnership working.  You will have a track record of influencing policy and practice change, and be able to demonstrate your capacity to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of people using our services, stakeholders and partners including other charities, businesses, funders and the local community. With one foot in the East End and the other in Westminster, the successful candidate will be able to apply their entrepreneurial credentials and values-based judgement to draw successfully on the excellent reputation of Toynbee Hall to create transformational impact in the community, and compelling policy influence London-wide and nationally.

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If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisers, Green Park, via Kai Adams or Owen Francis on or 0207 399 3257.