We are hiring!

Advert for a new CEO at Two Ridings

Chief Executive Officer
Two Ridings Community Foundation

Please note: This vacancy is no longer active, the deadline to apply has passed. 

The lowdown:

Salary: £60k – £67k pa

Hours: 35 hours/week with flexible hybrid working

Pension: 5% employee and employer pension contributions

Job Type: Permanent

Annual Leave: 25 days + 3 fixed days at Christmas + bank holidays

Location: Region wide, based at Two Ridings office in York

Probationary Period: 6 months

Accountability: Reports to Chair and responsible to Board of Trustees

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd January 2023 at 9.00am

Interview dates: Tuesday 21st February 2023

Could you be our next CEO?

This is what it is all about:

With a ground-breaking Royal visit under our belt, the largest ever single donation of £2.1million won, our Leadership programme gaining a further three years of investment and over 500 grants made this year,  there has never been a more exciting time to join the Two Ridings family.

We are looking for a dynamic CEO to lead our passionate team and inspire more investment into our diverse region, so we can continue to nurture grassroots organisations and create strong and sustainable communities.

With a vision for a connected and thriving North and East Yorkshire for all and a passion for catalysing positive change, you will lead our dynamic team and volunteers and work closely with the supportive Board to ensure our mission remains compelling and our services make a powerful impact on people’s lives.

Inspiring investment into Yorkshire you will have the drive to build trusted relationships with the donors and philanthropists who invest in Two Ridings.  You will be determined and demonstrative, not afraid to make an ask, but at the same time moving on seamlessly to the next opportunity. You will understand the needs of the diverse communities we serve and be able to paint the urgency of these for people and businesses keen to give.

With people at the heart of everything we do you will be a natural communicator, joining in with the beneficiaries of the groups we support one day and creating strategic plans with key regional innovators the next. You’re authentic, with empathy and integrity and have proven commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are looking for passion over qualifications and value both lived and professional experience. Collaborating and connecting with a huge range of partner organisations and local leaders will be second nature to you.

As a prominent regional grant maker, we want to embrace the next generation of leadership to further progress our reputation as a forward-thinking Northern change maker. This is a role where you will be an influential leader and strong ambassador in the fantastically diverse region that is Yorkshire.

Everything you need to apply:

Please read through the Chief Executive Officer candidate pack and documents below and then fill in the Chief Executive Officer application form, the Equality and diversity monitoring form and the Removing barriers to work form if necessary. CVs will not be accepted.

Chief Executive Officer candidate pack

Chief Executive Officer Job description and Person specification

Guidance notes for applicants

Removing barriers to work

Chief Executive Officer application form

Equality and diversity monitoring form

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd January 2023 at 9am

Get in touch for a chat

To find out more and have an informal conversation about this role, please email [email protected]. We will arrange a chat with our Chair of Trustees or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

A fair, caring employer

Two Ridings Community Foundation is committed to improving the diversity of our workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Refugee, LGBTQ+ communities and/or disabled people who are currently under-represented within Two Ridings.


Disability Commitment BadgeWe are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.