Chief Executive Officer

Institute of Imagination
Flexible location
Competitive salary
The Institute of Imagination is a charity creating physical and temporal spaces to re-imagine our world, together. Our goal is to spark imaginations everywhere through our events, training, partnerships, and research. We are conveners; we bring people together to explore, imagine, create. We have achieved real impact in key areas of our work since we set up over 10 years ago and have touched the lives of well over 100,000 children and their families. Yet there is so much more for us to do, and so much opportunity to make it happen. We want to take stock of our success to date and use this to develop and implement the plans that will accelerate the tangible results we are achieving on the ground. We want to scale up our activities in the UK and further afield, while ensuring we have a secure and sustainable long-term future.
The Role

Our next CEO will be someone who combines energy and enthusiasm with the experience, capability, insight, and presence required to lead the iOi through this ambitious era of growth. With practical experience of translating new concepts and ideas into tangible impact on the ground, you will bring both strategic clarity and operational nous, and will complement the strengths of our existing team. A strong, contemporary yet grounded leader, you will quickly become a trusted source of insight, guidance, and support for our staff and Board.

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV or equivalent biographical information
  • A covering letter (3 pages max) that sets out:
    » your motivation for applying for this appointment
    » your suitability based on Part One of the Person Specification
  • Details of two people you have worked with previously who we could talk to at shortlist stage (with your permission)

Closing date is Friday 30th April 2021.

Longlist interviews are likely to be held by Zoom in week commencing 10th or 17th May 2021.

The final shortlist will be agreed by the end of May 2021.

Informal meetings or telephone calls with key stakeholders including selected staff and trustees will follow confirmation of the final shortlist.

Formal interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in person in early June 2021. The day may also include informal sessions with key staff and stakeholders.

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