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Job Vacancy: CEO

Key information:

Role: Chief Executive Officer – Freelance Contract*

Rate of pay: £35,000-£40,000 per annum, on a pro rata basis

Contract Start/end date: 1 year from September 2024 – covering 250 working days

Working hours/location: Typically, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm: due to the nature of working with young people some evening and weekend work is to be expected. Work location expected to be in the E2M Space, Lancaster, with some home working when required.

Type of contract: Freelance contract*  

*NOTE: There may be the opportunity for this role to develop into employee capacity and continue beyond this initial contract – transitioning the E2M core team from freelance contracts to employees is a task the CEO will be expected to lead on. This is subject to confirmation from E2M’s Board. 


Escape2Make (E2M) is seeking a dynamic and visionary CEO to lead the organisation into its next growth phase. The CEO will ensure seamless integration of our programs and strategic initiatives. This role involves managing a diverse team, developing partnerships, aligning our brand and marketing efforts, and maintaining strong connections between our Youth Board and trustees. 

Download the full job pack here: E2M CEO Job Pack 2024
How to apply:

Please email a CV and covering letter to j.natusch@escape2make.org  

Deadline: Monday 1st July 2024, 9am 

If you are shortlisted for the role, you will be invited to an interview on Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th July. These will be conducted in person, in Lancaster, or online if required, and is likely to last 45 minutes – 1 hour. The interview will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about the role and have a structured conversation around how your experiences match the role schedule and requirements outlined above. A second interview, involving a member of E2M’s Youth Board, may also be required, later the same week  

If you would like an informal conversation about the role or the application process please contact Jenny Natusch, j.natusch@escape2make.org  

Escape2Make is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, sex or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, nationality, religion or belief. We recognise that many groups are underrepresented in the cultural and charity sectors and particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, who have a disability, or who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.  

If you have any accessibility needs regarding this application process, such as requiring an audio description of the role, or needing to submit your application in an audio/video format, please get in touch to discuss this. 

Download the Job Pack here

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