PROPS North East is a leading provider of specialist support to Carers and Families affected by the problematic use of alcohol or other drugs.

We are seeking an outstanding and highly motivated individual to join the Charity–:

Role: Chief Executive Officer – Newcastle & North Tyneside

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £40,000 per year

Schedule: Monday to Friday

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed Chief Executive Officer who will provide ambitious, strategic and visionary leadership to PROPS North East employees, professionals and volunteers. They will champion the organisation’s mission and values, working with the Board and Senior Management Team to ensure the long-term strategy is in place, as well as the capability to execute at pace. In conjunction with the Chair and other colleagues, the Chief Executive Officer will represent PROPS North East externally – working with and influencing a range of stakeholders, including Government, Public Health, the NHS and Drug & Alcohol Treatment services, carers services, healthcare professionals, partners, industry, supporters and the public as a whole. They will ensure that everyone associated with, or connected to, PROPS North East is respected and valued, and the charity’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is prioritised and progressed.

If you are a creative and innovative thinker who builds support for new ideas both strategic and tactical with strong analytical skills, clear judgement and is a passionate person, then we want to hear from you!

The Role

Working closely with the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer will:

  • Provide leadership and operational direction
  • With the Senior Management Team (SMT) be responsible for implementing the agreed strategies and achieving the business plans of the organisation, by effectively managing and developing the resources available to the organisation
  • Preparing and submitting funding applications and tenders for new contracts in line with the organisation’s strategy and mission
  • Developing effective communication and maintaining positive working relationships with key partner organisations, funders, commissioners and key stakeholders
  • Represent the organisation externally by promoting the services and values

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Enabling Governance
  • Financial and Legal Management
  • Bid Writing and Preparation / Submission of Grants
  • People Management

About You

Educated to degree level, or post graduate professional qualification, or can demonstrate equivalent qualifications, skills and experience, you will have knowledge and experience of operating at a senior management level, preferably within the Charity sector.

You will have experience of:

  • Business and strategic planning, with an ability to track performance against objectives and deliver results
  • Developing and fostering close working relationships with a Board of Directors or Trustees, in particular the Chair of the Board
  • Managing and leading a team of senior managers
  • Strategic and day to day financial management, including budget preparation in partnership with the Finance Manager, monitoring and reporting
  • Previous experience and success in bid writing and securing grant funding
  • Human resource management, including recruitment, succession planning and workforce development
  • Marketing or experience in developing the commercial wing of a charity/organisation
  • Organisational legal responsibilities and requirements

Prior experience of drug and alcohol and the third sector is not essential, but PROPS North East’s Chief Executive Officer will have the curiosity and learning agility to make a rapid impact.

PROPS North East aims to be representative at all levels; ensure all colleagues and volunteers feel they belong; and that families impacted by someone else’s drug and alcohol use, from all backgrounds feel carer services are accessible and inclusive. It will be a major asset if applicants bring lived experience of inequalities or exclusion.

We welcome applications from all candidates, particularly disabled and/or minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in our organisation and the charity sector at leadership level.

You may also have experience in areas such as CEO, COO, Chief Executive, Chief Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Deputy CEO, Deputy COO, Deputy Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Interim CEO, Interim COO, Interim Chief Executive, Interim Chief Officer, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director, Manager, Head of, Therapy, Abuse, Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol, Counselling.

About the Organisation

A specialist organisation offering support through one-one and therapeutic group support, counselling and respite opportunities in Newcastle and North Tyneside in the North East of England to carers and families who are impacted by someone’s else’s drug or alcohol use.


  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Hybrid working – onsite / from home

Closing time and date: 5pm 29th July 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th August 2022

PROPS is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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