Salford, Greater Manchester
£34,728 - £38,890 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you have the experience and skills to lead the development of our charity in a rapidly changing world?

The role offers significant opportunities for innovation, development and growth of our programmes enhancing the Health and Wellbeing of the local community.

Grade: £34,728 - £38,890 (NJC scale pts. 31-35)

Hours: 37p.w. (permanent)

25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, 7% pension contribution (plus 1% employee contribution), mileage rate, cycle to work scheme.

This post is subject to a 6 month Probationary Period

Responsible to: LCA Board

Main Contact: Chair of Board

Location: Langworthy Cornerstone Centre (with some home working as appropriate)


Job Overview

  • You will have strategic responsibility for the operation and future development of the Charity in a rapidly changing world; reporting directly to, and receiving direction from the Board of Trustees.
  • The post requires extensive experience and skills to ensure that current and future delivery is on a sustainable and viable basis. It offers significant opportunities for innovation, development and growth of programmes.
  • With support from other staff, the post carries senior responsibility for both finances and human resources including our team of volunteers.
  • Due to the nature of our Health and Wellbeing focussed delivery, the post holder will be expected to manage and strengthen our relationships with public sector bodies, commissioners (especially the NHS) as well as VCSE Partners and the wider sector, with a main focus on the wellbeing of centre users and the wider community.
  •  Overall responsibility for ensuring the safe and effective running of the building and maintaining our relationship NHS Property Services.
  • You will have overall responsibility for maintaining, developing and updating LCA policies including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Financial Controls and other policies.
  • You will have responsibility for maintaining the positive, friendly but professional ethos built up over the years, as well as maintaining the high reputation of the centre among local people.
  • To be successful in this role, you will need to have an open and collaborative management style, whilst at the same time having the understanding and ability to deal with sometimes challenging situations.
  • You will celebrate the diversity of the local area and actively address discrimination in all its forms, making sure that the Cornerstone is welcoming and accessible to all local residents.

Main Duties and Responsibilities (Job Description)

                Leadership and Organisational Management

  • Leading the Staff and Volunteer team to ensure that agreed strategic priorities inform delivery across the organisation
  • Ensure that delivery data is captured and recorded in an efficient and timely manner and reported effectively to help inform the future direction of the organisation and to help to maintain and attract resources and other support
  • Seek out and develop opportunities and related finance for new activities of benefit to local people, especially in the context of the current restructure of Health and Social Care.
  • You will have overall responsibility for continuing the sustainable delivery of our community cafe and healthy food project.

Human Resource Responsibilities

  • You will have overall responsibility for managing the staff team and the development of work programmes.
  • To lead team meetings, supervision sessions and appraisals, access HR advice as appropriate, and ensure safer recruiting practices are adhered to.
  • Liaise regularly with the Staffing Sub Committee with general feedback, and details of any specific issues. (The post carries responsibility for taking any serious disciplinary action with support from our HR Company and Staffing Sub.)
  • Maintain HR Records with support from the Centre Coordinator, and arrange suitable support for staff where needed.

                Finance and Compliance

  • Work with the Centre Coordinator and LCA Treasurer to update and review organisational budgets and financial projections and provide regular reports for the Board.
  • Increase earned income where possible and pursue new partnership and funding opportunities, maintaining a good overview of strategic developments at a local, regional and national level.
  • Lead on the maintenance and improvement of our financial procedures, with support from Centre Coordinator, ensuring good practice and security with external support from our accountant.
  • Produce reports of activity and performance against KPIs for the NHS, the Board, staff and other major funders and partners.
  • Ensure that policies, procedures and staff training (supported by the Administrator) are maintained and regularly updated in line with the law and best practice as well as contract requirements.

                Other Duties

  • Attend and contribute to LCA Board meetings, sub groups and external groups and meetings such as NHS Neighbourhood Group, VCSE Vocal groups, Salford Third Sector Consortium, and Wellbeing Matters Partnership meetings.
  • Work flexibly, and attend meetings and events as needed to further the aims of the organisation.
  • Contribute to publicity and promotion as well as maintaining and where possible raising the profile of the organisation, including our Website and on Social Media (supported by our Administrator).
  • LCA has a commitment to continuous improvement and development, so it is likely that the post will evolve over time. Any significant change in duties will be subject to regular review and appraisal so that any amendments or new duties can be made in consultation with the post holder.
Refreshed on: 23 November 2021
Closed date: 29 November 2021
Tags: Senior Management, Operations

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