Prospectus are delighted to be supporting Kinship as they look to appoint their first ever COO. This is a vital position within the organisation to help shape and drive robust processes and systems to support the charity thrive.
More children are growing up in kinship care as an alternative to the care system. Kinship care keeps children in the family, leads to better outcomes and economic benefits. Yet kinship care has been marginalised and poorly supported for too long. It's time for change.
During the pandemic they spoke out for kinship carers, secured funds and extended support services across England and into Wales. They are proud to have advised and supported more kinship carers than ever before. Kinship are determined to build on it. In March 2021 they changed their name to stand with kinship carers, to tackle invisibility and fight for support. Their bold new name signals their unwavering commitment to kinship carers and the children they are raising.
We are seeking a values-driven, commercially-minded, strategic and forward-thinking COO. Following a sustained period of organisational growth and impact, and at a time of unprecedented interest in kinship care, you will lead on financial and business planning and organisational performance. You will lead the delivery and development of our finance function, digital transformation and our People Strategy.
We're looking for somebody with the experience and understanding of what a growing organisation needs to scale successfully as Kindship deliver their new growth and impact strategy for 2022-25.
The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader, with change management experience, and excellent people management skills. You'll thrive in a fast-paced environment and inspire those around you with a strategic and commercial mindset. You will have strong financial acumen with previous experience of overseeing finance, operations and IT functions.
Now is the time to invest. Kingship's strengths are their unique social action approach, their pioneering programmes developed and delivered in collaboration with kinship carers and local authorities, their unrivalled breadth and depth of engagement with kinship carers, kinship care professionals and academics. They are leading the improvement of support on the ground, delivering impact and building evidence for investment in kinship care. They are building a powerful movement of kinship carers and young people.
If you are interested in this position, please apply with a CV in the first instance. Suitable candidates will be contacted to have a further conversation about the position.
Prospectus welcomes candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. Please let us know if we can help you with the application process in any way. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments to enable all interested candidates to apply.