Inclusion Barnet is small local charity with big ambitions; we deliver services for both disabled people and the wider community. We pride ourselves on being a bright and passionate team which works together to create a friendly and supportive working culture, so we can ultimately make a difference to the people and organisations we support.
We’re looking for an individual with excellent leadership skills to lead our services and projects which focus on community and community development.
The successful applicant will lead our delivery of local voluntary sector support, working as part of our successful Barnet Together partnership with Young Barnet Foundation and Groundwork London. As well as representing Inclusion Barnet and the wider voluntary sector across local boards and forums, you'll work to bring the sector together through leading various sector groups. You’ll work collaboratively with our wider system partners to advocate for and implement our exciting voluntary sector manifesto, ensuring these partners understand the sector’s capabilities and work in ways which build on and support these. You also work to develop and publicise our new organisational membership offer, ensuring we reach all the community groups we exist to benefit.
Alongside the Barnet Together role, you’ll have oversight of our Healthwatch and Partnership Libraries contracts, working closely with the managers of these services to ensure they continue to thrive and develop.
You won't be doing all this on your own - with four direct reports and an overall team of eight, this role involves managing managers and providing leadership across the services to take them to the next level.
To do this, you’ll need to be able to think strategically and creatively and manage in a supportive and collaborative style. A confident presenter, excellent relationship-builder and a reflective professional, you’ll be excited by the challenge, intrinsically motivated to make a difference, and keen to build on the success of these services to date. This is a varied and rewarding role, and you will be able to make a real impact on Barnet's voluntary and community sector at a time when the sector has never been more essential in the long-term recovery from covid-19.
Whilst it is initially a fixed term contract to March 2023, we hope to be able to confirm it as a permanent role within the next 12 months. Through your excellent work, you’ll help us make that a reality.
You will become part of a friendly and supportive team, working within a focused but flexible culture, where diversity is valued and you can bring your whole self to work.
As a Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO), we always welcome applications from disabled candidates, but lived experience of disability is not essential for this role. However, the successful candidate will need a commitment to the social model of disability and a passion for thriving, inclusive communities. They will also be willing to think strategically about how we reflect our identity as a DDPO in our portfolio of communities work.
The role will be entirely home based during Covid, but the successful candidate must be able to be based in our Colindale office in the future and travel to meetings around the Borough of Barnet. Whilst it is ultimately a Barnet-based role, we anticipate that there will continue to be regular opportunities for home working going forward, and we encourage flexible working to suit your work preferences where possible. We also operate a Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) system.
To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification.
The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a DBS check and have the right to work in the UK.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Please submit your CV with a cover letter explaining what you would bring to the role and why you want to work at Inclusion Barnet.
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