Thank you for considering to become our new Director. Fulham Good Neighbour Service is a well-loved and respected local charity. It was set up in 1966 but was born out of the Fulham District Nursing Association, established in 1920. Today, Fulham Good Neighbours is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, with seven paid staff members and around 100 volunteers. The charity has won a number of awards, including the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Fulham Good Neighbours is a local charity enabling neighbours to create a community where they look out and care for each other.
Our mission is to enable local older, disabled and vulnerable adults to:
- Live independently and to contribute to society,
- Help overcome isolation and loneliness,
- Be at the heart of the community
by providing practical support.
Our Values are:
- Being welcoming and inclusive;
- Proactivity and flexibility.
Fulham Good Neighbours support mainly older people, including those with dementia, with a range of services:
Good Neighbour Scheme – practical help at home. We do what any good neighbour would: small DIY, collect medication, escort to appointments, accompany shopping and take care of pets to name just a few of our free services delivered by nearly 100 volunteers, many of whom are older people.
Befriending for those who are housebound
Digital Inclusion for those who are housebound
Gardening and Adopt a Garden scheme
Social Clubs to help beat isolation and loneliness:
- Art Group;
- Chair Based Exercise Groups;
- Fulham Carers;
- Fulham Lunch Club;
- Fulham Sunday Afternoon Tea;
- Silver Clubs;
- Shared Reading Group.
We also offer our hall to other local small groups supporting older people for regular or one-off meetings.
Finally, we organise the Parsons Green Fair - an annual event for the whole community attended by over 9,000 people.
- Take responsibility for the successful implementation of the charity's strategic plan
- Initiate new project development for approval by the board of trustees
- Recruit and manage staff
- Ensure staff are supported in their roles and that they meet their targets
- Cover for staff in their absence
- Ensure there are sufficient numbers of active volunteers who are adequately supported
- Promote the organisation, increase its visibility and build relationships with stakeholders
- Provide management, monitoring and evaluation of projects and core activities
- Support the Parsons Fair Committee and Board of Trustees with the organisation and successful implementation of the event.
- In conjunction with the Finance Administrator and Treasurer, monitor all income, expenditure, accounts, funding, investments and budgets
- Nurture existing, and initiate new, funding sources. Maximise other income
- Continue to develop the charity’s IT systems and ensure that it remains at the forefront of technological changes
- Attend board meetings and determine policy in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
- Act as company secretary
- Ensure the charity complies with charity and company law
- Ensure appropriate health and safety policies and practices are in place
- Take responsibility for the security, alarm and daily management of the premises
- Maintain awareness of relevant charitable and local sector issues and trends
- Build and nurture relationships within the local community and with local businesses
- Carry out any other tasks and duties as determined by the Board of Trustees
- Senior management experience within the charity sector or similar
- Experience of working at a senior level with and under the direction of a board of trustees
- Experience in the negotiating, monitoring and reporting on statutory and non-statutory funding
- Financial acumen including financial reporting
- Experience of successfully delivering strategic plans
- Experience in publicity and marketing
- Experience in management of staff and volunteers
- Empathy and experience of working with older people
- Knowledge of Sage charity accounting software
- Local knowledge
Ability to work flexibly with occasional evenings and weekends
Two references, including the most recent employer
What we offer
We are a small but friendly team of seven staff, five of whom work part-time. We hope that you will decide to join us and benefit from the following:
Working Hours: 35hrs over 5 days per week
Salary: JPC Pay Scale 39-43; starting salary £41,675
Pension: 5% employer’s pension contribution
Holidays: 28 days per annum
Cycle to Work Scheme
Eye Care Vouchers
Interest-Free Travel Ticket Loan
Ability to ‘buy’/’sell’ up to 3 days A/L each year
A friendly work environment - We are accredited with London Healthy Workplace Charter (commitment level)
How to apply
To apply, please submit an up to date CV and a supporting statement of no more than 2 pages by email or by post to Recruitment – confidential, Chris Mikata, Fulham Good Neighbours, Rosaline Hall, 70 Rosaline Road, London SW6 7QT.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: midday on Thursday, 12th March 2020
Interviews: Monday, 23rd March 2020
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.