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NEW OPPORTUNITY: Strategy and Development Lead

We are seeking a highly collaborative individual ready to help shape the future of Chol. As the Strategy and Development Lead, you’ll be pivotal in co-crafting the company’s strategic vision and development.

Job Title: Strategy and Development Lead

Team: Chol-Operative

Salary: £32500 FTE

Contract: An initial 1 year contract, part time role of 3 days a week (22.5 hours a week). Days to be worked will be agreed to meet the needs of Chol and the employee. Flexitime. TOIL Policy.

Probationary Period – 3 months

Annual Leave: 18 days including bank holidays

Pension: Chol makes employer contributions at the current statutory minimum rate of 3% with employee contributions of 5% 

Office location: All members of the Chol-Operative are supported to work flexibly. We encourage a mix of remote and in-person working. The Chol-Operative usually meet in person twice a month, mainly in Huddersfield or Sheffield. 

About the role

Contributing as both a thinker and motivated self-starter, you’ll ensure Chol’s efficientoperation and sustainable growth. Your focus on diversifying income streams and identifying fundraising opportunities will extend across the entire programme, allowing you to oversee, streamline, and contribute to the strategic development of projects. Chol was recently successful in becoming one of Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Portfolio Organisations (NPO), securing regular funding until March 2026.

Now, in this significant phase of growth and development, we seek an individual with strong financial, administrative, and people skills to join us. Beyond overseeing efficient operations, your role will be instrumental in navigating transformative changes and sustaining a robust company. Our staff well-being is a priority and as a member of the Chol-Operative, you will share responsibility for maintaining a positive workplace culture within a radical company structure.

If you are passionate about Chol’s ethos and mission and want to be part of our growth in this exciting phase, we would love you to consider the role of Chol-Operative Strategy & Development Lead.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we know that diversity strengthens andenriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligiblecandidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, in particular from global majority backgrounds and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented in this industry.

Please download the Job Pack which includes job details, role responsibilities, person specification and application information below to find out more.

Application Timeline


Application opens:
Wednesday 14 February 2024
Application deadline: Monday 11 March 2024
Interview dates: Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 March 2024
Start date: Week commencing Monday 15 April

Please note

We are aware that Ramadan is happening during our interview process. Your comfort and well-being are of the utmost importance to us and we are committed to making any necessary adjustments to accommodate your religious observances during this significant period, ensuring that the interviews are conducted with sensitivity and flexibility. 

We thank you for considering applying for this role and please chat to us about what we can do to support you. 

If you are thinking of applying and would like an informal discussion with a member of the team before making an application please contact Vicky at vicky@wearechol.co.uk to arrange a call.

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