Formed in 2001, The Learning Partnership for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Ltd (LPCo) has maximised the impact of European funding, through developing and enabling the delivery of services to young people, adults (unemployed and employed) and businesses through partnership working. It has delivered ESF funded services to the value of £60M supporting nearly 40,000 individuals to improve their confidence, skills and employment through a network of c.100 partner organisations from the VCSE, business, training and public sectors. Successful diversification has led to the delivery of Youth services funded by the Local Authority, Apprenticeships and Adult Education funded by the ESFA. All services are delivered through its partners and the key to its growth has been the relationships developed with these partners. It is in the process forming a new identity with 3 smaller organisations it has worked with over a number of years. The resulting charity will be The Learning Partnership Group (TLPG, t/o £4/5m p.a. x 18 staff). Their aim is to provide better and more joined-up services to meet the current and future social and economic challenges by promoting social inclusion, building social capital and enhancing social cohesion. The existing CEO will see the formation of the new Group before retiring.
To this end they seek a new CEO to drive the new organisation forward. Reporting to the Chair the role is to lead the organisation in terms of vision, strategic direction and delivery. The new CEO will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be the outward face of the TLPG developing a significant profile with partners, stakeholders and funders, working with those partners to identify funding opportunities and develop projects. Partners have choice and they choose to work with TLPG because it is considered to be an ‘honest broker’ and works in an ‘open and transparent way’. It is essential that the CEO maintains and develops these relationships. The responsibilities are ambassadorial (internal and external stakeholder face), developmental (project development), managerial (leadership and motivation), financial (prudence, control, VFM, systems and process) plus governance/safeguarding and risk (people and assets, compliance, HSE and Data Protection etc.).
Capability, empathy, drive and determination are more important than qualification. Although TLPG is a Third Sector organisation experience needed is not sector specific (public, private or third sector), but proven responsibility at Profit/Cost Centre or Budget Holder level is key. Demonstrable success at service delivery in a multi-stakeholder environment would be advantageous. Empathy with the client-group/service users and insight into economic cause and effect is crucial. The desire to have beneficial impact on partnership working in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly is absolutely paramount.
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