Chief Executive Officer

Based: Leeds
Salary: NJC scale 35 (£37,489) to scale 39 (£41,675) dependant on experience

This is a superb opportunity to lead Simon on the Streets: An independent charity offering emotional and practical support for homeless and vulnerable people across Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees for over 20 years.

We’re now seeking a credible and inspiring leader to:

- Act as figurehead and Ambassador by building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, partners and the public to develop and promote the service
- Lead, motivate and develop a small, hugely committed Outreach and Head Office team – as well as our extended volunteer base.
- Work effectively with the Trustee Board to ensure we sustain the probity and core purpose of the charity going forward.

Credible candidates will bring: 

- Genuine passion and empathy for the needs of the homeless
- Significant Leadership experience ideally within the not-for-profit sector –charity, housing or similar organisations preferred.
- A positive and proactive approach to motivating and developing teams
- The commitment to drive vision, values and purpose throughout the organisation
- Presence and energy to represent ‘Simon’ and challenge perceptions in the wider community

Our profile has never been higher – raising awareness and funds through Sleep Outs, Charity events – and most recently bringing key local and national players together by means of a hugely well received Homelessness Seminar.

If you wish to arrange a brief informal call with our current CEO, please email

Please note:

  • Full time 37 hours with occasional and evening and weekend work
  • 25 days’ holiday + bank Holidays
  • Deadline for applications: Midnight on 24 January 2019
  • Interview Date: 3rd February 2020
  • No Employment Agencies please.

Application Pack

Please email completed applications to

We can also send our latest Impact Report to you via Wetransfer to download or via post, please email to request this.