Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Contract Type: 
Full or Part time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 - 10:00
Salary Scale
Pro Rata


VONNE is recruiting for a Deputy Chief Executive Officer with proven leadership, partnership building and project management skills.

We are looking to recruit someone who has experience of attracting funding, developing new projects, an understanding of public policy, networking and influencing, working with or in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, and staff management.

VONNE plays a significant role in supporting, championing, and representing the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector across the North East region and promoting social action.  We have over 1,300 members and extensive reach through our subscribers and networks.  We have a strong Board of Directors who collectively bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and knowledge of the VCSE sector across the North East.  We also have co-opted directors who bring their specialist expertise to support VONNE.

VONNE has a committed and experienced staff team and has built a regional reputation for expertise and quality. VONNE has also developed strong partnerships with funders and stakeholders in the region and beyond.

This senior management role focuses on the partnerships and projects function of VONNE; managing the partnerships and projects team and specific projects and working with partners to develop new initiatives and programmes of work to respond to the current needs of VCSE sector organisations.

To apply, please return your completed application and equality & diversity form to by no later than 10am on Tuesday 30th August.

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 13th September.

If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please contact Carol Botten, CEO or Anne Fry, Deputy CEO on 0191 2332000 or email or

If you require an application pack in an alternative format, please contact Alli Madine on 0191 2332000 or email

VONNE is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications will not be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion, belief or sexual orientation.