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£38,890 per year (plus London Weighting where applicable)
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SE1, London
A crucial and timely role offering the post holder an opportunity to engage in significant change management at a key moment for USPG.
£55,000 per year plus competitive benefits package
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E1 6LT
£72,140 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About us
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

As part of an ongoing evolution of our Corporate Services Directorate, we’ve recently established a new Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance team, which brings together our professional functions supporting project delivery and assurance, planning and reporting, procurement, risk management and compliance. We’re now looking for a versatile, practical, values-driven person to lead it.

About the role
As Head of Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance you will inspire, nurture and establish our new Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance team. You will lead and evolve our planning and reporting activities, strengthen our internal governance, assurance and risk management arrangements, and enable excellent project and initiative development and delivery. Under your leadership, the team will oversee and operate our assurance processes, and provide practical direction, advice, support and tools across he charity.

About you
To be successful in this role you will bring experience of leading, developing and integrating high-performing, effective and motivated multi-disciplinary teams, as well as an experience-based understanding of organisational governance, structures, and effective operational planning and processes. You will be a creative thinker and problem solver, with the ability to build relationships and communicate clearly with a wide range of stakeholders.  You will also demonstrate a strong personal commitment to Crisis’ purpose and values, including equality and social inclusion.

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, class or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Working at Crisis
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

- Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
- Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
- 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
Closing date: Sunday 7th November 2021 (at 23:59)
Interviews will be held between the 12th and 17th November

We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email our Recruitment team, contact details can be found on our website.
Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094

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Crisis UK

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people.

We are committed to ending homelessness. Every day we see the devastating impact ... Read more

Posted on: 15 October 2021
Closing date: 07 November 2021
Job ref: 000447
Tags: Project Management,Governance
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