Acre is delighted to be working with Bootstrap Company to identify a Chief Executive and a social entrepreneur who will help lead the business into their next exciting phase of growth.
Bootstrap's core business is providing workspace to a diverse mix of tenants, supporting them to start up and grow; from bakers and brewers to film studios and charities across the 3 buildings they operate in.
Having provided services to the local economy and community for almost 40 years, Bootstrap Company finds itself at a critical point in its evolution. The workspace sector is experiencing high levels of growth, and there is a desire in the board to respond to current opportunities (growth of collaborative working) and challenges (rising rents) by expanding the operations of Bootstrap Company to other locations in London. Any expansion must enhance the mission and charitable objectives of the Bootstrap Company.
The Chief Executive must be a strong leader able to scale up the business to expand Bootstrap's social impact; with experience in managing people, setting business strategy, and property negotiation.
Key Responsibilities include:
Developing a strategic and operational plan to grow the scale of the charity and its social impact; and leading on its implementation
Growing and maintaining good relationships with key stakeholders (local authority, landlords, tenants, neighbours, capital providers)
Advising the Board in all aspects of leading the Charity, including HR, funding, social impact, communications and management of property assets
Managing an effective risk management framework to support robust financial and strategic management
Empowering the team to take responsibility and growth
Maintaining the right balance to achieve an appropriate revenue, social impact, and productive collaboration
Setting out an attractive offer to current and future tenants keeping occupation at high levels
The successful candidate will have experience in scaling up activities of businesses and / or charities along with strong financial acumen and experience in the real estate sector.
In addition, you will have:
Ability to motivate staff and bring tenants along to achieve Bootstrap's mission
The ability to provide calm, consistent leadership in a growth-led, dynamic sector
Experience reporting to and working with a board (or group oversight)
Experience working with investors (for example: impact private equity, social-lenders)
Knowledge and experience to support the board to choose right growth opportunities
Alignment with positive social output of Bootstrap Company and passion to grow that impact
Goal and solution orientation - able to develop and operationalise a strategy
Bootstrap's vision is of a society where everyone enjoys life and work, and contributes to a thriving community; with an aim to make the community connected, supportive and enjoyable as well as socially enterprising. If you are an ambitious entrepreneurial individual looking to lead a purpose-driven organisation with a significant social impact; please apply for this Chief Executive role by following the link below.
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