E13, London

£36,400 plus 3% pension contribution

Full-time

About the organisation

Alternatives Trust East London is a small charity that transforms the lives of vulnerable families in the London Borough of Newham through its ... Read more

Job Description

Are you a passionate leader with a belief in people, who can take a thriving small charity to the next stage of professionalism and growth?

Alternatives Trust East London is a small charity that transforms the lives of vulnerable families in the London Borough of Newham through its effective, holistic support. The founding Director is stepping down after 25 years and the Trustees are looking for an exceptional leader who will embrace the inclusive ethos of the charity and take it to the next level of growth, diversifying its income to ensure sustainability. This post is funded by Tudor Trust for three years.

This is a full time post (35 hours/week) and the salary is: £36,400 p.a. plus 3% pension.

The new Director will have the full support of a strong board of trustees and a committed staff and volunteer team. External support is offered by our various funders in the form of a peer support network, training and mentoring.

To apply, please read the additional documents and send us your current CV with a covering letter of no more than two sides explaining why you are passionate about this role and what qualities you would bring to it.

The deadline for application is 5pm Friday 1 March with interviews in the week beginning 25 March and decision by Easter. We would like the new post holder to start ideally in June/July 2019 and work with the current director, Julia, for a three month transitional period.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

Alternatives was founded in 1994 as a pregnancy choices and counselling centre and launched its We Are Family programme in 2005.  A small and dedicated team gives long-term, intensive support to over 100 women and their children each year. This is centred on a weekly therapeutic group which offers parenting and life skills to 25+ families each week in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Alternatives provides families with advocacy, practical help, family support, counselling and a number of social enterprises, including a charity shop, to help women into work. We believe anyone can be a good parent given the right support, and we aim to provide that support.

Alternatives also offers advice and support with pregnancy choices and pregnancy loss, and works with young people delivering school lessons and youth sessions on relationships, sex and parenting.

Alternatives Trust East London (Alternatives) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people.  No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, age, nationality, religious belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexuality, marital status, family responsibility or disability, or be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.