Senior Services and Development Lead
Full time, 35 hours per week, with 40% of the week (two days) in the office in London and regular travel to other sites across the UK
Excellent benefits, including employer contribution pension, 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible working and a cycle to work scheme/interest free loans for annual travel season tickets
Charity People are delighted to be partnering with a leading charity that works towards creating a society where people are, and feel, safer, to help bring on board a skilled and dedicated Senior Services and Development Lead.
The Senior Services and Development Lead will oversee lead, deliver and develop operational projects, ensuring that the work of the charity has maximum impact. Operational services include a helpline and advocacy service to thousands of beneficiaries every year, a specialist service to provide advice and advocacy to victims in London, and national hubs, accreditation services and training. You will lead your team whilst developing and improving services which are grant funded.
It is an exciting time to be part of this organisation. You will be passionate about the area of violence against women and girls and want to play an integral part of its future.
- You will ensure effective senior management oversight of operational activity within the portfolio, including effective line management of managers and team leaders.
- You will ensure the safe and effective delivery and development of the Trust’s provision for victims.
- You will promote the work of the charity including the national helpline and advocacy services, strengthening their voice as an authority on safety.
- You will support the Director to identify service development opportunities and lead on their effective mobilisation and implementation.
You will have a successful track record in designing, developing and delivering a range of projects and services demonstrating strong project management skills, as well as significant experience offering strategic and operational direction to front line services in challenging and changing circumstances. You will ideally have a background in the violence against women and girls’ sector and experience of working in domestic abuse, sexual violence and/or the criminal justice sector. You will have demonstrable experience in a senior managerial role, managing managers, be confident setting targets and appraising performance and be an inspiring leader. You will be an excellent communicator with have a successful track record representing an organisation to senior external stakeholders, including government and the media, with strong influencing and negotiation skills with people at all levels. You will have experience developing briefings, producing reports and reporting to funders. You will understand the financial constraints of working in a small charity, and funding mechanisms within the sector, with proven ability to manage multiple complex budgets.
If you are committed, ambitious, results-driven and resilient and would like to hear more about this opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you.
How to apply:
The application process is CV and Supporting Statement. In the first instance, for more information about the role, please send your up-to-date CV to Jen@charitypeople.co.uk or contact Jen for an informal confidential chat. The closing date is 5pm on Monday 13 November. Applications are being reviewed and interviews will be taking place on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you are interested.
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