Chief Executive Officer vacancy

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Are you a strategic leader with a passion for our mission to drive lasting, positive change in communities across the West of England?

Do you have the vision and experience to lead our passionate team, and help connect local people who want to give money, to local causes they care about?

In light of the upcoming departure of our CEO Suzanne Rolt, Quartet Community Foundation are looking for a new Chief Executive who can help us build on our successes by scaling and deepening our work to help us deliver on our collective ambition to make our region a better place for all.  

Quartet is the local community foundation for the West of England. As one of 47 community foundations across the UK, we are proud to have awarded almost 900 grants to voluntary and community sector organisations in our area, to a value of £4.7m in the last 12 months. But, while the West of England is, in many respects, a prosperous and beautiful place to live, many parts of our area continue to suffer from acute deprivation, and it is our role is to help build deep-rooted change and a more equitable place for all.

Over many years we have had success in growing our endowment fund by attracting a broad range of individuals, families and businesses who feel passionately about philanthropic giving. Through our knowledge and research we are recognised as an authoritative source of information and advice on local social needs across the West of England. Together with managing flow-through funds of behalf of public sector funding, we aim to find creative solutions, convene local partnership and deliver funds to the thousands of extraordinary voluntary and community organisations who do so much to improve local lives across our area.

If you are an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced CEO who can lead us into our next phase of development, this role could be for you.

Highlights of the role:

  • Permanent Full Time Contract
  • Salary: Competitive, circa. £75,000
  • 25 days annual leave, plus all public holidays, and 3 extra days between Christmas and New Year
  • Employee benefit scheme
  • 6% employer contribution to optional Stakeholder Pension Fund.

Equity and access:

Quartet Community Foundation is committed to improving equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We want to reflect the diversity of the people who live in the West of England area. This includes those who govern and deliver our work, the donors to our fund, and those who are awarded grants.

In recruiting and retaining our staff team, we recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. We will work with applicants and employees to ensure their access needs are met during the application and interview process, and during the course of any employment offered, while also ensuring that these needs will not influence our decision-making. Therefore, if you require this application pack in another accessible format, or if you have any other access needs as a candidate for this vacancy, please just get in touch with our search partner using the contact details below.

How to apply:

Quartet Community Foundation has appointed Moon Executive Search as our retained Search Partner for this campaign and as such we are unable to accept direct applications. All CVs received will be passed to Moon Executive Search for consideration.

To request a Recruitment Pack, please contact Vanessa Moon or Simon Quinn via quoting the applicable reference number: JO2451

Closing date: 12noon, Friday 30th August 2024

In-Person Interview dates in central Bristol:

  • First stage interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th September.
  • A second stage interview day will be held on Thursday 10th October.


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