Director Of Business Services
Salary up to £74,970
Homeworking with travel within UK
Full time – 35 hours per week
Closing date for applications: 29th May 2022
First interview: 6th/7th June 2022
If you have a strong track-record in leading and developing high quality support services for complex organisations and delivering successful business transformation; a passion for wildlife and our planet; and would like to work for one of the UK’s best-loved nature charities, then our client have an exciting opportunity for you. They are looking for a talented and creative director to lead their finance and IT support services and grants teams; and to bring together and facilitate the Trusts in the development of shared opportunities, standards, services and best practice to deliver our 10-year strategy.
Who our client are
Our client are a grassroots movement of 870,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. They are at an exciting moment in their 110-year history, with an ambitious new strategy setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive.
The next 10 years will be critical in determining what kind of world we will all live in. We need to reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale as a matter of urgency if we are to prevent climate and ecological disaster. It will require key stakeholders and the public to take action for nature’s recovery. This will require big, bold changes in the way we think and operate, and the development of a strong, collaborative culture. Our client have already made great strides in digital transformation delivering efficiencies with common IT platforms including website, intranet, Customer Relationship Management and finance, and they are now ready to build on these successes and explore new areas including procurement.
Our client are looking for someone with business acumen, financial expertise and experience in leading and developing high quality support services and delivering business transformation. You will have exceptional people skills, drive and strategic skills to make the most of the opportunities ahead. This is an amazing opportunity for an innovative, capable, and passionate leader who can both lead from the front and within.
You will need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and have an eye for detail, as well as their vision. You will be part of a tight and dedicated central team. You will need to have excellent collaboration and facilitation skills to strive to ensure that everyone can come together effectively across The Trusts movement to achieve their new and exciting vision.
Our client wants their people to be as diverse as nature, so they particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within their sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. They are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.
As a Disability Confident employer, our client are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let them know if you require any adjustments to make their recruitment process more accessible.