Dave Cusack to step down as Chief Executive of St Pauls Trust

Dave Cusack is due to step down from his role at St Pauls Community Development Trust in September after six years in the role.

Announcing his departure, Dave stated ‘I am immensely proud of the work St Pauls does and the impact we make on the lives of children and families in Balsall Heath and surrounding areas.’

As a result, St Pauls have started the recruitment process to find a new Chief Executive. Full details below. The closing date for applications is 20th May.

St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is a pioneering charity that works with the community of Balsall Heath, a diverse inner city area in Birmingham. With a turnover in excess of £2.9 million, 85 staff and 30 volunteers, we provide play, education, training, and leisure opportunities for all age groups. We have a nursery, a Children’s Centre, a small specialist school, an urban farm, after-school provision and health and well being activities. 

We are seeking a new Chief Executive able to take our vision forward and develop strategies for success. You will need to be able to lead and manage day-to-day in a complex local environment, in partnership with the people and community of Balsall Heath, with other third sector organisations, and with local and national government. We are looking for a person with considerable senior management experience with the drive and ambition to develop new partnerships and increase income for the organisation. 

Main Purpose of the Role: 

The Chief Executive will work with the Board of Trustees to develop the Trust’s vision and strategy, and to secure and manage resources to implement them. They will ensure high standards of governance, lead and manage the Trust’s operations, and promote the work of the Trust, locally and nationally. 

Salary: £60k + annual bonus (subject to conditions) 37.5 hours per week 

For an information pack please visit the website www.stpaulstrust.org.uk/recruitment 

Timetable: Closing Date: 20th May 

Initial Assessment Day: 31st May 

Formal Interviews: 7th June 

All staff employed by the Trust have an individual responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children/young people and vulnerable adults that they are responsible for, or come into contact with. 

It is a condition of employment that the successful candidate obtains a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.