Could you be our next CEO?

We are looking for a new CEO to lead the organisation in the next stage of our journey to bring lasting change to the lives of young people!

Our out-going Director is leaving after a period of nearly 10 years. During this period Blagrave has been on a rapid journey of transformation and is in a strong and healthy place.  We are a team of 8 experienced staff, with an annual grant spend of c £3million, the possibility to grow income if desired, and a responsible investment strategy underpinning our wider asset management.

We have a strong culture and team working spirit – ambitious, agile, collaborative, and passionate.  Our focus and direction is driven by what young people themselves prioritise and a clear sense of accountability to the young people we are here to serve. Our work is underpinned by strong values, including an approach to funding that is extremely relational and a recognition of the need to reform the status quo and contribute to learning.

“The Blagrave Trust has been continuously evolving over several years, challenging ourselves to live our values at every level.  We are now in a really strong place: proud of our culture and with an incredible board and staff team passionate about our mission. After nearly 10 years as Director it is time for me to stand aside and let someone else lead.   If you are a dynamic values driven leader, committed to diversifying philanthropy, and with vision and ideas about how a Trust like Blagrave can continue to create meaningful change, then we’d love to hear from you!” – Jo Wells, Director of the Blagrave Trust

We are open to candidates from all backgrounds. You do not have to have any prior experience of working in grant-making, but you must have a track record in social change work and demonstrable commitment to social justice and young people.

Could you lead a future facing Trust? For the right person, this is an incredible opportunity to advance practice in philanthropy and change the lives of thousands of young people within an organisation well respected in its field.

If interested, please read our CEO Recruitment Pack, and apply in writing by submitting a brief CV and covering letter outlining what you believe you will bring to this role to by Friday 4th March and completing our equal opportunities form.

First interviews are likely to be completed by mid March and final interviews (expected week commencing 21st March) will be face to face in London. We aim to have made an offer to the right candidate by early April 2022.

4th February 2022