CEO – Food / Chef Social Enterprise


  • Full Time

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We are a new social enterprise helping chefs who have permanently lost employment as a result of the pandemic find new income and get back on their feet.

We are looking for a mission-driven, entrepreneurial CEO to lead the organisation.  The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in our mission and the social impact, as well as a strategic eye and a strong interest in tech.

Reporting into the board, you will be responsible for successfully launching the organisation and be provided a budget.

As we’re new, this role will be as much of an operational role as a management one. This role will best suit self-starters who relish rolling their sleeves up and doing whatever it takes from day one.

In addition to general management of the organisation, key responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with the chefs we support and helping them to use our tech platform
  • Overseeing marketing activity
  • Hitting key operational targets

The ideal person for this role would have:

  • A foodie streak of course 🙂
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Proven management and leadership experience
  • A combination of a startup and process-driven mentality
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking
  • An interest in technology (techies welcome!) and digital marketing
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Experience with community-building
  • A naturally empathetic personality
  • A commitment to excellence

Ideally (but not necessarily) you’d also have at least one experience from the following list:

  • Managing a team or working in the food, restaurant or hospitality industry
  • Management, strategy, startup or CEO/COO-type experience
  • Working in or with the third sector
  • Volunteering with a charity or NGO
  • Fundraising or campaigning

This is a hugely exciting role and a chance to make a genuine positive impact. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Salary: £40,000 – £60,000 depending on experience