Chief Executive Officer

Post: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £40K (pro rata)
Hours: 29.5 or 37 hours per week
Location: New Forest (Totton)
Closing date: Monday 22nd January 2018
Interviews: Monday 12th February 2018

It’s Your Choice (IYC) provides information, advice, guidance (IAG), and counselling to young people, aged 11-25, who live in and around the New Forest.  We also provide casework and targeted project support to ever growing numbers of young people with higher level, more complex needs which include homelessness, poor mental health, repeat offending, drug/substance misuse and being long term NEET. In the 12 months to 31st March 2017, 698 young people received 1:1 support from IYC rising to 2,617 when taking into account those attending our group work and emotional health and well-being (EHWB) programmes in schools

We are the only youth charity serving the whole of the New Forest.  We have a deserved reputation for innovative service development to meet needs through open access to a ‘one stop shop, of services delivered consistently by a stable and resourceful team of qualified and experienced staff (13) and volunteers (21) possessing sound local knowledge and specialist skills.

Our key challenge is securing multiple year income to sustain our annual turnover of £300k+ through diversifying our funding streams and promoting our service benefits and outcomes.

Our Chief Executive must have demonstrable leadership and management skills to ensure the effective running of the whole charity and the awareness of the statutory basis for all our operations.  Th ere is a constructive and supportive relationship with Trustees and the governance systems are strong.  No specific qualification or background is sought but you must have a minimum of 5 years management experience in a service or setting relevant to our work and proven experience of successful income generation across voluntary sector funders.

An information pack can be downloaded from our website . Application is by CV together with a supporting statement addressing the essential points of the person specification to be sent to Jackie Griffin-Lisney at  The closing date for applications is 5pm on 22nd January 2018. Interviews will be held on Monday 12th February 2018.

This is a challenging and exciting time to be joining us. I hope we have provided sufficient material for you to reach a judgement about applying. There is more information on our website and I can be contacted through my email – – to answer any further questions or to arrange an informal telephone discussion – this is not part of the shortlisting criteria, so no requirement to take up this offer!


IYC Chief executive JD and specification November 2017
Letter from Mike Taylor Chair of Trustees
Business Plan 2017-20
Theory of Change (app 2)
IYC Organisational structure (app 5)
Risk Plan for Business Plan 2017-20 (app 6)
IYC case for support
The difference we make
Annual accounts 31.03.2017-examined-not signed
Annual accounts 31.03.2017 Examiners Report