Director of Community Services & Knowledge Village

Manchester

Closing date: Wednesday, 2nd Dec 2020

Salary £27.48 per hour/£50,013.60 per annum
Hours 35 hours per week
Annual Leave 30 days plus 10 days statutory holiday
Contract Permanent

Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download

Apply online or download an application form and send to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations.

We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.

We are now looking for a Director of Community Service and Knowledge Village to  lead the development of Henshaws knowledge across Greater Manchester, the UK and Worldwide.

Job Summary

To provide strategic leadership to deliver the charitable object, through the development of Henshaws knowledge across Greater Manchester, the UK and Worldwide to support people living with sight loss, and other disabilities, to reduce isolation and increase independence.

Primary objectives

The Director of Community Services and Knowledge Village will direct Community Services as the leading provider and partner to political, charitable, statutory health providers and other partners. They will be responsible for increasing our charitable audience and deliver against our tri-angle of care strategy; an alliance between service user, professional and carer/wider support network.

They will lead on the development of Henshaws commercial offer to businesses with responsibility for the relationship between Henshaws and product partners and will align the KV strategy with fundraising activities in order to maximise charitable fundraised funds, develop sustainable services and maintain a diverse income matrix.

The post holder will align the KV strategy with marketing activities to develop Henshaws brand and to develop a marketplace for all KV products.  They will co-ordinate the Community Services and KV strategy through the development of from internal and external research, evidence and impact measures to ensure Henshaws services support our community.

Key Responsibilities

Outstanding management skills, with a proven ability to successfully build and motivate high performing teams

Financial acumen and previous success in managing and negotiating commercial contracts and commission rates

In-depth understanding of the needs of clients with visual impairments, learning difficulties and/or other disabilities

Educated to Degree level or equivalent in relevant subject

Closing date Wednesday 2nd December 2020 – 12 Noon

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888

 

Application Form (Mobile Friendly)

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  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

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