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Job Description

We present an exciting opportunity to join the Senior Management Team of one of the largest charities in the UK.

About the Organisation

The organisation is the largest community funder in the UK – they have supported over 11,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life. They support a wide range of health, educational, environmental, and charitable projects.

As part of their transformation to working more closely to the communities they support, they have created 6 regional teams across England, run out of 6 regional offices: London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds and Exeter. Team members are dispersed, based in their local communities.

About the Role

  • Performance and planning: further develop and implement their approach to operational management and planning by developing their capability and capacity to access all relevant information on a regular basis, analyse it and build it more explicitly into their decision-making.
  • Insight: further develop their approach to knowledge and learning, ensuring colleagues work cross-functionally to share best practice and insight and have the capacity and capability to incorporate learning in their grant-making, both at the strategic level and in their day-to-day.
  • Continuous improvement: take forward their effort and ability to work in an agile way, ensuring they are flexible and continue to improve in line with the insights they develop and feedback they receive both from customers and frontline staff.

About You

  • As an experienced senior leader, you’ll have a passion for their purpose and an appreciation of the sector combined with a focus on delivery and operational excellence, an eye for improvement opportunities and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. In addition to this you’ll need to demonstrate your experience and qualifications in these areas:
    • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to consider data and evidence, the ability to draw out implications of different options and make recommendations
    • Critical thinking, with a natural inclination to challenge the status quo as and when required to drive improvement
    • Experience in implementing effective performance management, planning, risk analysis and governance resulting in greater impact and efficiency
    • Experience in budgeting and data analysis, as well as developing and delivering annual and longer-term strategic operating plans
    • Excellent leadership capabilities, using your gravitas to enable and develop teams and motivate them to succeed. Introducing realistic core priorities and deliverables based on an understanding of the organisational as well as context
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to adapt to a wide variety of audiences
    • Values-driven and passionate about the Fund’s purpose with experience and understanding of the environment we operate in and the communities we serve

For You

  • A competitive salary package
  • 25 days of annual leave, rising to 30 days with service, plus public holidays.
  • A generous company pension scheme
  • They have a variety of flexible working options available to support staff with their work life balance, whilst ensuring the organisation is able to work effectively. This takes into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals.
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Cash Healthcare Plan
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Season tickets and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave