Chief Executive

Jon Egging Trust
£70,000 - £80,000 per annum

JET offers long-term support to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are struggling to engage at school and have lost focus, confidence and self-belief. We know that whilst potential is everywhere, opportunity is not. Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis. Even before the pandemic, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds were 40% less likely to go to university and twice as likely to fall out of education than their better-off peers. There is no doubt that young people facing disadvantage and adversity have to fight harder to have the bright futures they deserve.


This is a pivotal time for us. Our founding CEO, Dr Emma Egging, is stepping down after 12 years. Emma has grown JET into an innovative, robust and well-respected organisation and led the creation and development of our youth engagement programme that delivers high impact to the students from disadvantaged backgrounds who need support the most. Our unique methodology combines long-term social and emotional skills development with access to exceptional STEM workplaces and professional role models, and our programmes are aimed at arming young people with the aspiration, motivation and confidence to succeed, placing JET at the heart of the imperative to break the poverty cycle.

With a staff team of 26 (by the end of August 2024 we will be 32) and 200 volunteers, we are a dynamic organisation driven to achieve excellence. We are therefore looking for our next Chief Executive to lead us forward as we look to continue to evolve and deepen our impact and to take our life-changing programme out to as many young people as possible across the UK. 

You need not have been a Chief Executive before; what you will bring is strategic leadership ability, vision, emotional intelligence and a strong belief in and compassion for the young people we support. We are looking to you to grow our impact and deepen our work through meaningful relationships and commercial insight. You will be a collaborative team player, who invests in people to be their best and who nurtures an inclusive high-performance culture. You will be a natural partnership builder and a compelling communicator able to influence and engage senior stakeholders, leverage future opportunities for our continued success and inspire others to join and support our vital work.

A champion of young people and positive change, you will ensure JET continues to deliver outstanding outcomes for young people.

If this opportunity excites you and you believe you have the skills and experience to lead JET into its next chapter of growth and impact, we would love to receive your application. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.