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Director of Operations (Edinburgh, Newcastle and Merseyside)

Edinburgh (On-site)
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£72,894 per year
Job description

This role can be based in Edinburgh, Newcastle or Merseyside in the Skylight, with a range of flexible working options in line with Crisis' flexible working policy.

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.

In Client Services, we end the homelessness of thousands of people by providing high quality impactful services in our year round services and at Christmas.  We learn what works and adapt our services accordingly.  This evidence goes on to inform our hugely successful campaigning and influencing work.   

Title:  Director of Operations (Edinburgh, Newcastle and Merseyside)

Salary: £72,894 per annum

Contract: Permanent  

Hours: 35 hours per week  

Location: Edinburgh, Newcastle or Liverpool 

About the role 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead Crisis’s service offer and to ensure our work with members is safe, of high quality and impactful.  The role holder will have genuine opportunity for leading improvements, for empowering local leaders and for strengthening the relationship between service delivery, development, building the evidence base and achieving social change.  These are new roles, hardwiring service development alongside service delivery and creating a new era of empowered local leadership and investment in locations to drive local and national change.  Our new 10 year strategy places our services at the very core of Crisis, and these three new roles are pivotal to our overall mission of ending homelessness.   

About you 

To be successful in this role you will be an experiencing leader with an exceptional track record in service delivery, service development as well as empowering and inspiring people – including staff and volunteers.   You will have excellent analytical skills, be familiar with working with significant budgets and with leading through change.  You will share our commitment to ending homelessness.  

You may have experience in leading and developing large scale service delivery in a relevant field, such as homelessness, housing, adult social care, health, education, training, or employment.  You may have gained that experience in the voluntary or statutory sectors.  You should have in depth knowledge of working with people with complex needs, engaging with statutory services and a working knowledge of safeguarding. 

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds. 

Working at Crisis 

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

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy 

  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5% 

  • 28 days’ annual leave  

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay 

  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm 

  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)

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.   

How to apply 

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below. 

Closing date: 20th December 2023 (at 23:59) 

Interviews will be held on w/c 15/01/2024 

Application resources
More about Crisis UK

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people.

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Refreshed on: 05 December 2023
Closing date: 20 December 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management, Operations

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