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25 Aug 2023

Full-Time Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Diversity Role Models – Posted by DRMJobs London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Thank you for your interest in becoming our next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This role will offer you a fantastic opportunity to lead a dynamic team through the Diversity Role Models (DRM) next phase of growth and innovation.

DRM has experienced dramatic growth since we established the charity in 2011. Today we have delivered almost 5,000 student workshops to nearly 200,000 young people in primary and secondary schools and colleges in the UK and our next CEO will be the catalyst to help us grow towards meeting our ambitious aspirations.

Every one of us involved in the leadership and governance of Diversity Role Models shares a passion for equality and diversity; we are committed to improving life chances for young people across UK schools. We will look to our new CEO to seize the opportunity to review what we can do to improve our delivery and growth, whilst leveraging the high standards, excellent training, strong facilitators and inspirational role models we have in place today.

Our vision is a world where everyone embraces diversity and can thrive


our charitable objects

  •  The elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in educational institutions
  •  Advancing education and raising awareness in equality, diversity, and inclusion
  •  Promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds




In addition to the over 200 volunteer role models and 30 classroom facilitators, DRM has a professional staff of 12, supported by a Board of Directors (also known as Trustees) who help shape, manage, and deliver our mission.

We are a community of independent thinkers and doers, connected by our core values and our drive to create a world which embraces diversity and lets everyone thrive. Our values shape what we do and how we do it.

We work in primary and secondary schools and further education colleges to create an inclusive culture that educates students about embracing difference to prevent bullying.



Role description:


To act as a key spokesperson, ambassador and figurehead to promote and develop the key strategic vision and mission of the charity.

To build and strengthen external relationships to build organisational voice, reputation and income.

To operate a strong operational and financial charity reporting system.

To improve the brand recognition of the charity.

To build, mentor and develop a robust and effective Senior Leadership Team.



Key responsibilities


Working with the Board of Trustees, to design and implement the strategic plan for DRM
To ensure that DRM is able to innovate and respond quickly and effectively to external initiatives and potential partnership opportunities
To ensure DRM has an ambitious, diversified and sustainable fundraising strategy to secure income
To represent DRM across all sectors of the economy and political spectrum by proactively networking and advocating, developing links and partnerships that will generate income for the charity and help raise our profile
To inspire, mentor and lead the team, overseeing all operational activities and monitoring and reporting to the Board on performance against objectives
To attend, contribute and participate in Trustee meetings and keep the Board abreast of any matters which are considered to present significant opportunities, risks or on which further guidance is required
To proactively identify and build opportunities to improve and evolve
To oversee and enhance the organisation’s brand and reputation, including ensuring an effective marketing and communications strategy is in place
To identify and build partnerships that will enable Diversity Role Models to tackle bullying and create equal opportunities for young people across the United Kingdom
Person specification 
Experience of strategic leadership in an organisation where income generation and profile raising are key features
Experience of identifying and securing new income streams to enable strategic growth
Experience of developing/achieving strategic plans whilst overseeing a wide range of shorter term operational demands
Leadership experience with the ability to inspire, develop and motivate teams
Experienced public speaker with good presentation and networking skills
Experience or an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of leading a third sector organisation
Experience of inspiring, enthusing and developing external relationships that deliver results
Experience of identifying and building partnerships with external stakeholders, in particular, a history of securing and commercialising corporate relationships and public influence
Evidence of ability to drive and grow organisational performance
Evidence of strong financial reporting capabilities
Highly competent in the use of financial, auditing and other software such as Office including Excel, Salesforce, Xero, Citrix with some experience in website management.
Evidence of reflective feedback delivery and receipt to action effective improvements.
Knowledge of the education sector and an understanding of the unique challenges of working with schools
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How to Apply

How to Apply: Please complete this online application form and answer all of the questions to enable us to complete an initial screen of applications. If successful, you will then be contacted and asked to submit your CV or any supporting documents. Full recruitment pack found on our website: https://www.diversityrolemodels.org/about-us/join-the-team  Close date: Sunday 24th September 2023 23:59

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #management, #Training, anti-bulling, bullying, c-suite, CEO, charity, charity sector, chief executive officer, children, Education, Leadership, LGBT, lgbtq, non-profit, non-profit sector, schools, and Young People. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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