Reach South Sheffield (previously Gleadless Valley Community Forum) is the largest community- based regeneration organisation serving South Sheffield.

We currently employ 20 Staff, with an annual turnover approaching £500,000 and have contracts and projects in health and wellbeing, adult training, employment, youth work, green space management, local food growing and community engagement.

In September 2019 Reach South Sheffield Directors appointed an interim Chief Executive Officer in order to undertake a period of reflection and review. The aim was to re-establish relationships with funders and other stakeholders, motivate staff and volunteers and to firm up relationships with local communities.

The board now seek to appoint a permanent leader of the organisation to take this work forwards and continue to reinvigorate the organisation to deliver the services and support to meet the needs of communities in South Sheffield.

About the role

The Chief Executive Officer is the strategic leader of Reach South Sheffield. Their overall role is to lead the organisation, enabling the communities of South Sheffield which it serves to flourish through community-led well-being initiatives. The post holder will lead the organisation on behalf of the Board of Directors, setting the culture, policies and practices in order to achieve its purpose, aims and objectives.

This is a rare opportunity to shape the future of an organisation by working with the Trustees to explore new ways of working. The new appointee will be responsible for firming up the vision and strategic plan for Reach South Sheffield – taking the organisation forwards with a renewed confidence for the communities, staff, volunteers and stakeholders – ensuring the future financial sustainability and the continuing voice of the communities we work with.

How to apply

For an informal conversation about the role please call Emma Lindley, Chair of Trustees on 07732 822249 or interim CEO, Sam Tarff on 07713 147622.

For an application pack please contact Kate Sired at or call 0114 2657093

Please note

  • Closing date for applications: Monday 30th March at 12 noon
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Interviews will take place all day on Wednesday 8th April 2020

Reach South Sheffield is a living wage employer