Chief Executive Officer

Stepping Stone Projects


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    10 June 2019

  • Client

    Stepping Stone Projects

Ref: GSe53282

Stepping Stone Projects (SSP) was established in 1984 in partnership with Rochdale Council to provide accommodation and support for vulnerable people at risk of homelessness in and around the Rochdale area. Since then, SSP has successfully expanded, and we now offer our services to people across all of the North-West.  Our mission is to support vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home  by providing readily accessible support services  to assist them in securing and maintaining  an independent lifestyle in their own  accommodation as soon as they are able, providing a ‘stepping stone’ on their pathway to independence.  

This is an immensely exciting and challenging time to join the organisation as it takes significant steps towards shaping its future service provision. Building on the success of our long standing CEO who is retiring, we are looking for a forward thinking, entrepreneurial and strategic CEO to lead our organisation into the next phase of our growth. You will be innovative in your approach, be able to spot new opportunities, and formulate and deliver strategies in order to ensure the continued sustainability, success and development of SSP.

You will have exceptional interpersonal skills and will build strong relationships internally and externally with a wide range of people, organisations, and professionals. With a shared commitment to our values, you will be an inspirational leader able to motivate and develop a longstanding, dedicated and loyal team. You will inspire trust and confidence, empowering all of our people to achieve the highest standards of performance. We are looking for someone with a track record of delivery who ideally has a background in housing, homelessness or social care, who will be as passionate as we are about improving the lives of our clients.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants, Juliet Brown on 0113 205 6089 or Mark Bate on 0113 205 6822. 

Closing Date10am, Monday 10th June 2019
Longlist Meetingw/c 17th June 2019
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 24th June 2019
Shortlist MeetingEnd w/c 1st July 2019
Final Panelw/c 8th July 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Mark Bate: 0113 205 6288

Juliet Brown: 0113 205 6089

Joanna Riley: 07807 624 332