Green Park

Founding Chair

Green Park
England, London
Remunerated (See details via link below)
16 Nov 2018
28 Nov 2018
Executive Management, Strategy
Contract Type

Founding Chair
Dormant Assets Youth Organisation
Remunerated (See details via link below)

At the start of this year, the Government announced that a further £330m would be unlocked from dormant bank accounts - money that customers have not touched for 15 years or more and where banks have been unable to contact those customers. The Government has decided that £90m of the £330m will be allocated to helping young people facing barriers to work to meet their full potential, with a particular focus on utilising the data from the Race Disparity Audit. This is a great opportunity to turn money that has been 'gathering dust' and benefitting nobody into real benefit for some of the most disadvantaged young people in our society.

It has been agreed that this objective will be delivered through a new independent organisation, sitting outside of the control of government. In order to create this organisation, an independent recruitment panel has been tasked with selecting the inaugural Chair of this new organisation. Clearly the success of this ambitious initiative will rest on selecting the right candidate to fulfil the long-term ambition of this programme.

This is a rare opportunity to help build an organisation from the ground up, defining everything from its vision and name, through to organisational structures and business plans, and creating a legacy of improved life chances for disadvantaged young people and a stronger and more inclusive workforce.

It follows that the right candidate is likely to have an impressive combination of skills, expertise and drive - and will be enthusiastic to take on the role of Executive Chair for the first 6-12 months of the organisation's life. We are seeking someone who can bring both perspective and motivation to this challenge. You may have deep experience in the youth sector, or you may have experience from elsewhere that you can bring to help shape this ambitious initiative.

We are seeking a visionary leader to build a new organisation focused on breaking down barriers to youth employment and enabling disadvantaged young people to reach their full potential. If you think that you have the vision and leadership that we are looking for, then we would love you to apply. We look forward to meeting exceptional candidates from all backgrounds.

For further details, please visit our microsite -

Closing date for this role is 9am, Wednesday 28 November 2018.

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