JOB VACANCY: Donnington Doorstep – Director

Role summary: Are you a dynamic, experienced, and driven leader?

Can you provide outstanding leadership and strategic direction to a unique Oxford based children and family charity?

Donnington Doorstep is looking for a Director with strong networking skills who can add their dynamism and enthusiasm to that of our team, and bring a mixture of hands-on and strategic management experience to our well-known organisation.

You will be in charge of our unique Charity based in East Oxford. Donnington Doorstep has been running for over 33 years and is a registered charitable company governed by a Board of Trustees. We support local families with a range of services, including drop-in sessions, youth club, playgroup, a leading bespoke Child Sexual Exploitation project, a Pre-School, family support and other projects. Doorstep also undertakes multi agency working with a range of organisations including Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council.

Start date late Jan/early February 2019.

Job location (usual place of work): Donnington Doorstep, Oxford

Pay rate: 35 hours per week with a salary scale of £29,528 to £32,072

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Director

Applications close on date:  The deadline is Monday 5th November at 9am.

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Temporary

Job description: We are looking for someone with strong strategic leadership and management experience who is familiar with the Children, Young People and Families Sector as well as the challenge of delivering services within the community.

This will be a demanding but hugely rewarding post. As Charity Director your main responsibilities will be:

To provide overall strategic direction, operational and financial management of projects and activities to ensure Donnington Doorstep meets its charitable objectives.
To ensure that income meets our service delivery expectations, securing new income and writing bids.
To represent Doorstep in key local networks and collaborate with many significant partners and organisations.
To oversee a diverse team of 16 staff, and directly manage 5 service managers.
To monitor and review the organisational structure, its performance and quality of service delivery.
To maintain the ethos of Donnington Doorstep through the management of staff, the manner and nature by which you manage projects and by taking a lead in the active engagement of partner organisations and the community.
You will be committed to our values and ethos and to really making a difference to the lives of children and young people.

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