VACANCY: Charity Manager

Reporting to: Board of Trustees

Location: West Sussex – due to the nature of the work the post-holder will be home-based

Salary: up to £28,000 (pro-rata), dependent on experience

Hours: 16 hours per week to start (2-3 days a week)

Annual leave: 25 days (pro-rata)

6-12 month contract, dependent upon funding

About Us

We are a registered charity who help young people, particularly young women of school age, who have experienced significant challenges in their lives. We encourage them to explore their behaviours, attitudes and responses - and develop a growth mindset that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve whatever goals they set themselves.

Our programme, “This Is Me”, is based on three simple words: “encourage, enthuse and empower” - we are committed to providing support and activities which develops their skills, capacities and capabilities, enabling them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals. We aim to work with 1,200 in 5 years’ time – an ambitious goal which requires people who share our same enthusiasm and values to achieve this.

In response to a growing need for our services, as well as exciting plans for the future, we’re expanding our team and looking to recruit to this brand new position.

The Role

We are seeking a self-motivated business manager who will ensure the charity is well-run and complies with our requirements as set out by the Charity Commission. You will lead in delivering The Juno Project (TJP) business plan and work to implement the structures and operational environment to grow TJP, working collaboratively with our trustees to maintain the strategic vision.

The Day-to-Day

Managing the Organisation

– Operate within the annual budget and ensure management and policies are up-to-date and adhered to

– Coordinate recruitment and development of contractors, volunteers and permanent staff as required to deliver the TJP objectives and annual business plan

– Oversee / coordinate the training of facilitators to deliver TJP’s This Is Me programme

– Ensuring that mentors are trained and checked as per the company’s Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding policies

– Ensure the organisations staff and volunteers are focused and aligned to the TJP mission and aims

– Build effective relationships / partnerships through attending events and networking opportunities to advance the organisation’s aims

– Contribute to establishing mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the organisation’s performance

– Maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation, escalating these as required

– Developing effective partnerships with schools

– Attending networking events, and speaking about the charity

– Ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities

Working with the Trustee Board

– Build an effective working relationship with the chair of the trustee board and other board members

– Supply regular progress reports / raise risks as appropriate to the trustee board and attend trustee meetings

You Will Have:

- Experience in a prominent management / business management role

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Exceptional project / business management skills gained through any sector

- The ability to build effective relationships and partnerships to meet organisational aims /objectives

You May Have:

– Experience of working with committees or boards

– Experience working within the charity sector

– Experience in recruitment / working with volunteers will be advantageous

Additional Information

- The post-holder is expected to be home-based - required IT will be provided by the Charity, and expenses for phone and internet costs in line with the role can be claimed

- Domestic, occasional travel within the UK is required, for which expenses will be paid. Our programmes currently operate in West Sussex

- Board meetings are currently monthly and are held electronically or in Crawley (you may be required to attend occasionally)

Selection Process

- Candidates are required to submit a CV and personal statement demonstrating their suitability and setting out how they meet the criteria for this role as stated above.

- If your CV and personal statement demonstrate experience of essential criteria, you will be invited to a face to face interview, likely to take place in late March 2019 (date/venue tbc).

- Please submit your CV and a personal statement of no more than 500 words by 5pm on Friday March 22nd to:

Visit our website for further information and to access the biographies of our trustees.