Salary £50,000 pa

We are looking for an experienced and energetic Chief Executive to lead Milton Keynes Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET). The SET is an education and sport charity which uses the power of sport to engage hard-to-reach groups and the wider community to help improve their academic and sporting attainment as well as improve their future options.

The SET works with over 50,000 people a year in the fields of education, health, inclusion and sport (particularly football of course). We continue to turnover in excess of £1m per year delivering a range of our own and partners’ programmes.

The SET has been named ‘Charity of the Year 2018’ in the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards.  The prestigious award recognises charities that are delivering outstanding outcomes for their beneficiaries and those able to demonstrate the impact of that work.

The Chief Executive is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the organisation, taking the SET to the next level, helping more people and maintaining the quality and integrity of the organisation while expanding. You will balance strategic thinking with operational detail and managing key relationships, alongside developing the staff team with the Chief Operating Officer to ensure that we deliver maximum depth and breadth of impact. You will also lead the implementation of our wider Apprenticeship and training offer made possible by our successful registration on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP).

This is an exciting opportunity of a full-time post for a proven leader wishing to extend their experience into the world of football and sport.

To find out more, please go to to download further information about the organisation and an application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 9th April 2018

Milton Keynes Dons Sport and Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.