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In conversation with Helen Golightly – New Chief Executive sought for North East Fund

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In addition to her role as Chief Executive of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, Helen Golightly also acts as Chair of the North East Fund Ltd Board. Here, she talks us through what the Board will be looking for as they seek to recruit a new Chief Executive for the Fund.

“We’re looking for a Chief Executive to oversee the North East Fund which is a £120 million investment programme available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. Its aim is to provide impactful support to SME’s, facilitating sustainable economic growth across the region.

The Fund encompasses five funds – each with a different investment focus to suit the needs of SMEs depending on the sector in which they operate and where they sit on the growth curve. The post holder will be accountable to the Board and to external stakeholders for the successful delivery of the investment programme.

We’re looking for someone who is energetic and results focused with a demonstrable track record in this field. In particular, we’re keen to hear from applicants with extensive knowledge and experience of the UK early stage investment market, with a strong awareness of, and empathy for, the needs of SME’s.”

The post is located in Newcastle upon Tyne and will work across the North East region.

The salary for this position is circa £125K plus package. Read the full Job Description.

Further details regarding the Fund can be found at northeastfund.org

If applying, please send a CV and covering letter by email to [email protected] The closing date for receipt of CVs is Friday 11 January 2019  and interviews are expected to be held on 29 January 2019

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