Chief Executive


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Salary competitive

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    06 June 2019

Ref: GSe53373

York Civic Trust is a charitable membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing York's architectural and cultural heritage and championing quality in York’s future development. The Trust also operates Fairfax House Museum, regarded as one of the finest Georgian townhouses in England. The Trust values its independence, but works collaboratively with the City of York Council and other organisations and stakeholders in pursuit of its aims.

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for strategic leadership and operational management of the Trust as determined by the Board of Trustees, in addition to acting as Company Secretary. The Chief Executive will prepare medium and long term strategy, policy proposals and analysis for the Board, and act as the public face of the Trust, working with the Board to enhance the Trust's effectiveness and reputation within the community at large. The successful candidate will manage and maintain all of the Trust’s assets and resources, with responsibility for budgeting, budget compliance and administrative and accounting procedures.

We are seeking candidates with relevant management experience at a senior and strategic level, sound knowledge of town planning and/or building conservation/historic buildings management and with excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to speak at and lead public events.

Closing date7th June 2019 at 8am
Preliminary interviewsw/c 10th and 17th June 2019
Shortlist meeting25th June 2019
Final interviews4th 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.

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Contact details
Mark Bate: 0113 205 6288

Joanna Riley: 07807 624 332