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Are you our next Chief Executive?

Do you have strong leadership and management qualities developed during your track record of at least five years in a successful senior management role?

Are you able to build and maintain effective, positive and productive working relationships, with the ability to positively inspire, influence and motivate those around you?

Do your excellent communication skills include making impactful presentations, memorable speeches and the ability to manage media relations in a way that positively raises our profile?

Are you passionate about Somerset business? Serving and representing the interests of members by proactively creating strategic links, building alliances to help members prosper, and advocating at local, regional and national levels on issues that support our Chamber values of ‘connect, influence and grow’ will be key.

Have you successfully managed complex projects, developed high performance teams and successfully juggled competing priorities?

As the CEO, you will be accountable to the Somerset Chamber Board of Directors and for the overall business success of the Chamber. Whilst the Board ultimately sets our strategic vision and direction, you will be responsible for the overall strategic delivery of the rolling three year business plan, including policy setting and ensuring we continue to meet the British Chambers of Commerce accreditation standards. The ability to translate vision and strategy into clearly understood, inclusive and deliverable operational plans is essential.

And finally, as well as the above, you will be confident when it comes to understanding management accounts, including debt collection, cost monitoring and financial reporting. The ability to identify viable income opportunities and understand and report on the financial details is essential.

If you think you have what it takes to become our next successful CEO, we’d love to hear from you. For a full job description and person specification, click here

Salary: £60k-£70k DOE

27 days starting holiday, rising to 30 after 3 years’ service, plus bank holidays

Private medical insurance

Application process:

CV and covering letter to be submitted by email to

CVs will be screened and shortlisted by a number of the board members.

There will be an assessment day for the shortlisted candidates, held in early July, which will include panel interviews, a meet the team session and presentations.

 Application deadline: Friday 15 June 2018

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