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This is a role for a dynamic and imaginative individual, who relishes the challenge of taking the helm of an organisation with a noble calling and illustrious past, and guiding it into the 21st Century.
Miss Daniell’s Soldiers Homes (known as MDSH) is one of the longest-established Christian charities supporting the British Armed Forces. Started in 1863 by Mrs Louise Daniell, the widow of an Army Captain, MDSH sought to provide soldiers away from home with a Temperance House – a Christian alcohol-free environment in which to relax away from the pressure and responsibilities of military life.
Today, MDSH still operates the same property, now retasked as the HQ building for MDSH, SASRA and a number of smaller Christian charities. In addition, MDSH operates a facility at the nearby Gibraltar Barracks, the much-cherished Jackson Club, which has been a fixture of Army life for Royal Engineers for many years.
We are looking to recruit a Facilities Director who will oversee the management and delivery of services at these facilities. Reporting into the Executive Director, you will ensure that they are run to the highest standards and that the delivery of services are conducive to the goals and objectives of the organisation – the physical, emotional and spiritual sustenance of British Armed Forces personnel and those that work to support them.
You will be responsible for a small team of people and you will work in partnership with other internal departments, external contractors and local/military authorities.
The successful candidate will serve the Council, staff, supporters and other stakeholders by enabling the delivery of those parts of our charitable aims relating to the smooth running of our facilities. This will be achieved by directing the work of the facilities staff, overseeing their recruitment, initial and continuation training and operations, and liaising with relevant stakeholders in order to steward the permissions and resources needed to allow the organisation to prosper.
Applications are particularly welcome from those with a military background, or who have a demonstrable interest in the history of the British Armed Forces.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder to be an evangelical Christian.