Job Vacancy: CEO – Manor and Castle Development Trust

The role: Chief Executive
Hours: 37 hours per week (can be negotiable)
Salary: £50,000 per annum (negotiable depending on the experience and
knowledge of the successful candidate)
Other benefits: Access to Westfield Health, Scottish Widows Pension, Generous
holiday entitlement (which increases after 5 years’ service),
flexible employer, generous sick pay entitlement, a organisational
culture of respect and empowerment
Contract: Permanent
Location: Sheffield

About the Trust:

Manor and Castle Development Trust is a charitable organisation. We work within the
electoral ward of Manor and Castle, Sheffield. Our initiative is to support the
community to develop enterprising solutions that bring about positive economic, social
and environmental change. We do this through facilitating community centres,
Employment Support, and Health and Wellbeing groups and
courses, among other things

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the organisation in the role of Chief Executive. As CEO
you will have responsibility for strategic management and overall coordination of all MCDT’s
mix of activities, assets and income sources with the potential to innovate and build on
previous success.

Main duties:

  • To ensure that the Trust is delivery it’s mission by developing and implementing it’s strategy successfully.
  • Demonstrate the values of the Trust by embedding supportive leadership.
  • To advocate for local people and ideas arising from the communities, within the context of the Trusts vision.
  • To undertake business development, including needs assessment, prioritisation, business plans, identifying funding, writing bids and project management where appropriate.
  • To ensure effective systems for the management of finances, staff, facilities and health and safety are in place and maintained.
  • To build and maintain relationships with other VCF organisations and projects in the Manor and Castle area and citywide.
  • To manage the day-to-day operations of the Trust and Line Manage the Senior Management Team, providing support and guidance as required.
  • To facilitate the development of partnerships, including local people and groups, to work together to achieve agreed goals.

We are looking for:

  • Someone who is educated to degree level or an equivalent standard.
  • Experience of effectively managing resources across an organisation, including cash
    flow management and general budgeting
  • Previous experience of working in an organisation with a focus on Community
  • Successful track record of leadership at a senior level in a complex and diverse
  • Experience of effective business development, strategic planning, annual planning,
    service change and risk management
  • Experience of successful fundraising from multiple sources
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Regulatory and Governance requirements of
    charitable organisations.
  • Awareness of the Manor and Castle ward and the economic and social challenges
  • Political awareness in dealing with a range of public bodies
  • Evidence of shared values with the Trust

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year, plus statutory bank holidays (which increases with
    length of service)
  • Scottish Widows Pension Plan
  • Access to a Westfield Health Plan
  • A nurturing environment where staff feel valued
  • An organisational culture of respect, honesty and transparency
  • Access to training and development opportunities

To apply please email who will provide you with
an applicant information pack and an application form.

f you have any questions or would like further information about the role, you are
welcome to call the current CEO, Debbie Mathews for an informal chat on 0114 2270102.

Manor and Castle Development Trust is an equal opportunities employer. No applicant
receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. We encourage people from all sections of our community to apply for jobs with us. We particularly welcome Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, male and trans applicants because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Closing date: 3 April 2023 at 12 noon.
Interview dates: Assessment Day Tuesday 18 April (full day) & final interviews Thursday 20 April