Chief Executive Officer

Stepney City Farm

£36,699 pa

Paid • Either • Permanent Jo Pertwee

Sectors: food, farming & organics, environmental education

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Stepney City Farm is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead our organisation as we embark on our next exciting phase of growth. Based in the East End of London, Stepney City Farm improves lives through farming; we bring together our diverse local population cultivating well being and sustainability, with high-welfare, environmentally-sound farming, traditional crafts and community involvement.

Our new CEO will work closely with the Chair and Board of Trustees to develop and deliver the Farm's strategy and will take a lead on income generation and community engagement. They will possess strong leadership and team management skills and the capabilities to keep up with technology and the requirements of a growing charity. Someone who has forged their career in the charity sector, experiencing different roles and responsibilities and who has been responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of a small social enterprise or charity would be ideal. They will have a demonstrable passion for farming and horticulture and a conviction to the difference it can make to our local community.

We seek to appoint some one as soon as possible, but will keep the recruitment process open until we find the right candidate. There is no deadline but we urge you to apply quickly if you are interested.

Click here to see the job description and here for the Person specification and detailed application guidelines.

To Apply

Send CV and cover letter to The cover letter should answer the following four questions:

  • Which elements of the personal specification do you not meet, and how would you overcome that lack of experience?
  • What do you consider to be Stepney City Farm's most significant strengths and weaknesses (no more than three of each)?
  • What would you bring to the role that you consider to be important and which is not covered in the person specification?
  • What have you personally done to further equal opportunities?

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