CEO for POP+ closing 31 May

A dynamic leadership role in one of the South West’s biggest cities In response to retirement, a vacancy has arisen for the Chief Executive Officer of PVCSE (Plymouth Voluntary Community Social Enterprise – and commonly known as POP+ which is Plymouth Octopus Project).

We are a Plymouth based charity, incorporated in October 2016 with the purpose of consolidating and advancing the Third Sector in and around the City.  We currently have 180 organisational members – a membership we are seeking to grow over the coming years.

PVCSE currently has an inherited contract with Plymouth City Council to jointly and individually promote the growth and development of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations in the city and, in October 2017 the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation commissioned PVCSE to undertake a five year programme of initiatives to consolidate the contribution of the  Sector to the delivery of an inspirational and dynamic city. Additionally, the CEO will be challenged to improve the quality of services provided by the Public, Private and Third Sectors through innovative approaches and partnerships, collaborative action and, where possible, joint commissioning.  The CEO will therefore be expected to lead, inspire and manage a well motivated team of staff to make a real difference to the lives of people who live and work in Plymouth.  In this, the CEO will be accountable to, and supported by, a highly committed Board of Trustees, a number of effective and related sectoral networks, the member organisations and a highly developed network of citywide contacts at every level.

Do you have the experience, expertise and dynamism needed to pursue this role at a turning point for Plymouth’s future?

If you would welcome the challenge, we would like to hear from you.

The Job Description and Personnel Specification are attached. Completed Applications by letter and CV to be returned by 31 May.  These can be returned by post to: POP+ CEO Post, Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth PL1 4EL or by email on info@plymouthoctopus.org. Shortlisting to be completed by 7 June.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet the staff and address POP+ members on the morning of 21 June.
Formal interviews and selection will be held after lunch on the same day Informal discussion is welcomed and available with CEO, Jacky Clift on 07584 358521, jacky@plymouthoctopus.org,  or Chair of Trustees Roger Mitchell  on 01752 559077, clearlydevon@hotmail.com.