Exeter, Devon
£53,000 - £58,000 per annum FTE
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Director of Central Support Services
Hours: Part time, 22.2 hours per week
Salary: £53,000 - £58,000 per annum FTE (depending on experience)
Contract: Fixed Term Contract (12 Months)

We’re looking for an outstanding leader to join our directorate team and manage the delivery of financial accountability and central support services including Finance, Human Resources, IT, and Quality and Compliance. You’ll lead and direct staff across these areas, ensuring that they are effective in carrying out their responsibilities and that they are working productively together to meet the needs of our service. You’ll promote the wellbeing of all staff, modelling EDP’s values and embedding these across the organisation.

As part of this role, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that EDP meets its statutory obligations, including liaising with external auditors to guarantee that EDP’s accounts meet Companies House and Charity Commission requirements. You’ll also make sure that our services meet contractual, national and internal KPIs and targets.

An innovative thinker, you’ll review processes and systems to meet the changing needs of the organisation, allowing EDP to develop and improve. You’ll coordinate bids and tenders, undertaking financial risk management and appraisal and looking at opportunities for investment, diversification and innovation. You’ll respond flexibly to changes and developments, anticipating and preparing appropriate contingency plans.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a leader with significant experience of financial and strategic management at a senior level, including gaining, leading and managing large successful contracts. You’ll have contributed to organisational/service change and development and will have significant previous experience of mobilising new services. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and we would welcome applications from candidates who are qualified members of a recognised accounting body.

In the role you’ll manage a multi-disciplinary team and services, so sound knowledge and understanding across a range of areas is needed to be successful in role. Areas will include Human Resources and employment legislation, regulatory frameworks (including CQC), quality and governance frameworks including charity accounting, and selecting IT systems. You’ll be able to demonstrate delivery of successful bid writing practice and will have good understanding of identifying, assessing and developing new business opportunities and markets.

A strong communicator, you’ll interact confidently and effectively with key internal and external stakeholders, including those at a senior level. You’ll value partnership working, and will be able to demonstrate your commitment to, and experience of partnership management.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity currently providing services across Devon and Dorset, in the community and within prisons. We offer a number of dynamic and innovative initiatives which work alongside people to improve their wellbeing, social connections and employability. We’re passionate about supporting individuals who face complex issues, including substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviour, to improve their lives. The fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, dynamic working environment.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 8th June 2020.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 33.20 on your application.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and application form. 

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.

Refreshed on: 02 June 2020
Closed date: 08 June 2020
Job ref: 155775_E
Tags: Senior Management, Operations