Person Specification



Experience and knowledge

  • Strategic leadership and substantial management experience with a successful track record leading a business entity, a commercially-orientated public enterprise or a national voluntary organisation
  • Understanding of collaborative working and a partnership approach and able to facilitate collective decision making
  • Successful experience of developing and implementing innovative strategic plans an monitoring performance against agreed objectives
  • Experience of being accountable to a Board, acting as a trusted adviser and taking responsibility for implementation of decisions
  • Experience of successful leading the implementation of a sustainability initiative
  • A successful track record in building effective partnerships and developing and sustaining influential relationships with multiple stakeholders in the private and public sector
  • Outstanding presentation skills, at ease handling all parts of the media
  • Experience of successfully holding full P&L responsibility, able to develop effective financial strategies and skills in identifying and implementing new funding


  • Experience of driving growth and leading the scaling up of business/organisation


Ability and skills

  • An energetic and consensual leader with highly developed coaching skills, able to grow the team’s skills and strengthen performance
  • Personal commitment to sustainability on a personal or professional basis
  • Able to build a collaborative style of working which develops relationships built on trust and mutual respect
  • A natural team player, able to achieve a style of working based on personal integrity and honesty
  • A confident networker, accomplished at managing a wide range of stakeholders
  • Focused on securing maximum charitable impact with the ability to create partnerships that deliver on this objective
  • A persuasive influencer, with strong diplomacy skills, credible across a wide range of audiences with compelling oral, written and presentation skills
  • An innovative practitioner who is able to identify and capitalise upon growth and development opportunities
  • Excellent analytical with the rigour to test and challenge the data and balancing competing priorities
  • Able to accurately identify and interpret complex data and information