We're Hiring a Young Co-CEO

Posted on: 05/08/2022 in: Vacancies , News
We are incredibly excited and proud to be recruiting a young person to lead Young Manchester at the top of our organisation. This young person will be our co-CEO and will job share equally with our current CEO, Imogen.

Please find the recruitment pack below. Applications close at 9:00am on 5th September 2022.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Imogen on i.gregg-auriac@youngmanchester.org.


RESPONSIBLE TO: Board of Trustees

LOCATION: Centurion House, 129 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR with flexible and home-working options.

WORK PATTERN: Three days (21 hours) per week. Flexible options can be explored.

SALARY: £50,000 pro rata.

CONTRACT: Permanent.

We are looking for a passionate young leader who is excited about making a genuine commitment to Young Manchester’s vision:

  • To help Young Manchester achieve our vision of a Manchester where every child and young person can thrive and realise their full potential through outstanding opportunities.

  • To work in partnership with our current CEO Imogen, who will be your Co-CEO, and with our Board of Trustees to lead Young Manchester, and work towards the long-term sustainability of our charity.

To take on this role at the top of our organisation, ideally you will:

  • Be able to demonstrate leadership, management and organisational skills

  • Be able to think critically and work strategically

  • Influence stakeholders positively to achieve results for children and young people , the non profit youth and play sector and Young Manchester

  • Be willing and ready to learn and develop your skills in this role

  • Be fair, impartial and open to new ideas and information

  • Build positive working relationships with Trustees and the team

  • Keep the team feeling valued and motivated whilst respectfully resolving any issues that may arise

  • Develop positive relationship and reputation among current and potential funders

  • Embed and champion inclusion and access for Young Manchester and in everything you do

  • Understand the diversity of children and young people’s experiences growing up in Manchester

  • Give up and share your power with children and young people in Manchester

  • Be willing to accept shared responsibility for Young’s Manchester success

  • Harmoniously and productively share your job role and responsibilities with your Co-CEO


We would like applicants for the Young Co-CEO position to be aged 25 or under. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 5th September.

Please write a cover letter (no more than 2 A4 pages) outlining why you're applying for the role, and using examples to show why you think you’d be a good fit, referencing the experience, skills, knowledge and abilities section. Send this to recruitment@youngmanchester.org along with your CV and a completed Equality and Diversity monitoring form which you can download on our website.

There will be a two stage interview process which will start on the week commencing 12th September 2022, and the new Co-CEO will be confirmed on the week commencing 26th September 2022.

We would like the new Co-CEO to start as soon as possible after being confirmed in role, but are happy to discuss this and explore alternative start dates.

If you need or would prefer access this pack or information in any other format, we’d be really happy to accommodate. Please email Emma on e.sims@youngmanchester.org.

Download Recruitment Pack Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form