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					                             The Factory Youth Zone Chief Executive: Person Specification

  ATTRIBUTES                                  ESSENTIAL                                                             DESIRABLE

Experience            A Chief Executive or senior general management position in            Grass roots youth work (could be voluntary)
                       the commercial, voluntary or public sector                            Board or committee involvement
                      A position with general management responsibility                     Charity trustee
                      Managing teams of staff                                               Developing and managing partnerships
                      High-level reporting responsibility                                   Fundraising
                                                                                             Working with volunteers

Skills/Knowledge      Excellent leader                                                      Astute business mind
                      Excellent people management skills, ability to get the best from      Knowledge of national and local youth work provision and
                       subordinates                                                           funding
                      Commercially minded                                                   Knowledge of relevant legal obligations
                      Strategic thinker and problem-solver                                  Confident in using the media for promotion
                      Well-developed general management skills                              Knowledge of how charities operate
                      Articulate, numerate and writes well                                  Proven ability to develop fruitful relations with major funders
                      Good public speaker                                                   Easy relationships with and understanding of disadvantaged
                      Competent in financial management                                      young people
                      Persuasive
                      Excellent inter-personal relations, able to calm situations
                      Knowledge and awareness of issues affecting them
                      Able to develop a range of targeted services to meet the needs
                       of disadvantaged young people

Qualifications        Degree or equivalent                                                  Youth work qualification

                      Passionate and driven
Other                 Self-confident and assertive, but not aggressive                      Charismatic
                      Resilient
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   Able to work on own initiative
   Obvious credibility at senior level
   Networking ability
   Socially at ease at major events
   Approachable
   Able and enthusiastic to till new ground
   Willing to work unsocial, and sometimes long, hours
   CRB clearance and committed to safeguarding children

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