Role summary: Daybreak Oxford dementia day care charity: Director
At Daybreak Oxford we strive to help people live well with their dementia.
We are seeking a Director to drive forward and develop Daybreak. We want to deliver our very special services to even more people and provide support to all those who need us in Oxfordshire. You will lead and inspire our fundraising, finance and operations teams to rise to the challenge ahead. The number of people in Oxfordshire who are living with a dementia is rising. We believe that Daybreak has a key role to play in helping people to maintain a good quality of life and in supporting carers when they need it most.
We need a Director who can lead, motivate and engage the wider community but is also happy getting stuck into the detail of the day-day. You will work closely with the board of trustees to develop a long-term strategy, budget and business plan that will deliver a service that meets the needs of the charity and its members and will have the support and authority to maximise the potential of Daybreak.
You will need a good understanding of the fundraising landscape and be comfortable raising money for vital services. You will be responsible for developing a fundraising plan and leading the fundraising team to deliver on this, so we can deliver and expand our service.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and advocacy skills. We are looking for someone who is a great communicator and who can motivate and support our staff who work in a very demanding environment.
Job location (usual place of work): The Clockhouse, Long Ground, Greater Leys, Oxford OX4 7FX
Pay rate: c. £40,000 per annum
Pay is pro rata?: Yes
Job title: Director
Applications close on date: 27 September 2019
Hours are: Part time
Contract is: Permanent
Job description: Duties and key responsibilities
The Daybreak Director will be responsible for:
• Prepare a strategic plan and annual budget for approval by the board of trustees
• Explore opportunities to open new day centres within Oxford and elsewhere in the County.
• Operate within the annual budget and ensure management and HR policies are up-to-date
• Recruit and work with the senior management team
• Build relationships with statutory bodies, business, research and the voluntary sector in order to advance the organisation’s aims
• Establish and monitor key indicators of the organisation’s impact and financial health
• Monitor and manage sub-contractors who supply services to Daybreak Oxford.
• Represent the organisation at external events and publicity opportunities
• Maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation
• Build an effective working relationship with the chair of the trustee board
• Supply regular reports to the trustee board and attend trustee and sub-committee meetings
• Ensure the organisation’s staff and volunteers are focused on achieving its mission and aims
• Ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities
• Establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the organisation’s performance
• Help to ensure a sustainable income from individual, corporate, legacy and trust donations
To apply, please contact: Chair of Trustees, Brian Dickety
tel: 01865 776744