Chief Executive Officer

Project 6 are at an exciting time in our journey having a strong established reputation for high quality, high impact work across West and South Yorkshire. We now are searching for a new CEO to lead us into the next phase of our development. This follows a fantastic last 10 years under the leadership of our current CEO.

The role will primarily focus on three areas: People, External Partnerships & Governance. These unpin all the great work done by us as a charity. It will be your role to drive the future strategy and partnership work alongside an established Board of Trustees, Senior Leadership Team and Management team.

In return you get to work and lead a charity who have a much bigger voice than our size, driving social change in the Drug & Alcohol sector. We currently work in Keighley, Bradford, Sheffield, and Doncaster delivering services to people experiencing challenges linked to drugs, alcohol and multiple disadvantages, and have been doing so for over 30 years.

£60,000 – £70,000

Interviews and assessment: w/c 15/04/24

Here is how the ideal person has been described by our staff and people who use our services:

  • Values led and in line with our company values
  • Able to stand up for all people who are affected by drug & alcohol use
  • Fantastic listener
  • Visible and Approachable
  • Non-Judgmental
  • Actively engages with all people across our services.
  • Understanding of the barriers the people who use our services face.
  • Wants to and can have fun.
  • A strong understanding and a desire to challenge stigma.
  • A fantastic networker
  • Hands-on wherever they are needed.

We know this is a lot to ask but we hope this guides you on how our people view the role within the wider organisation.

Key responsibilities can be separated into 4 categories:


  • Lead the SLT to live our values and delivery effectively and efficiently on agreed priorities and objectives.
  • Develop the SLT into a high performing, high support/high challenge team.
  • Provide visible, supportive but challenging leadership to the whole organisation.
  • Lead and role model our commitment to diversity and inclusion.


  • Develop and deploy governance systems that enable the Chair and Board of Trustees to discharge their legal and moral duties in ensuring project 6 meets its objectives for public benefit.
  • Work with the Board to agree long term strategic objectives and plans.
  • Lead the delivery of clear performance reports to the Board each quarter across the 4 quadrants of the Strategic Objectives.
  • Ensure that the Board receives all the information, support and training it requires and support the Board’s recruitment, induction and review processes as required.


  • Lead and develop effective robust and transparent financial planning and reporting.
  • Develop an organization that is efficient and cost effective with as much resource as possible deployed to the front line.
  • Lead on the identification and effective management of organisational risk.
  • Lead on the development of a People Framework to maximize the organisations talent and performance.
  • Lead endeavours to make the best use of digital technologies to empower staff and make service more accessible.
  • To ensure that the organisation develops a culture of Continual Improvement.

Quality & Compliance 

  • Ensure the effective implementation of quality assurance policies and procedures for the organisation including an organisational wide assurance system.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current issues / best practice/ local and national policy in relevant fields for example Substance use, Addiction Recovery, Asset-Based Community Development, Families Work and Safeguarding.
  • Lead the organisation in being a healthy and safe place to work and to access services by developing and owning P6s health and safety management system.
  • Strategically lead our commitment and adherence to safeguarding.

Shortlisting is scheduled to be completed by 14th April 2024 with initial interviews taking place at the end of April.

We recommend expressions of interest to be submitted at the earliest possible opportunity.

Please send all expressions of interest to:

Project 6

Project 6 is an award-winning voluntary sector drug and alcohol charity working across Yorkshire in Keighley, Sheffield and Doncaster. We have been delivering services for people experiencing challenges connected to drug and alcohol use and multiple disadvantage in our local communities for over 35 years.

We are a harm-reduction and recovery-focused service, working to help people reduce the risks associated with substance use and we offer highly effective, evidence-based support to drug and alcohol users and their families.

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