The Cardinal Hume Centre
Westminster, Greater London
£60,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Director of Services 
Homeless young people and families in need
Cardinal Hume Centre, Westminster, London
Permanent contract, £60,000 per annum
Closing date – 2 December (9.00am)

Are you passionate about preventing youth and family homelessness and poverty?  
Can you champion the interests of people who need our support?  
Can you lead a team to have a greater impact by providing early and preventative help? 

Over the past thirty years the Cardinal Hume Centre has seen substantial growth.  Based in Westminster we work hard for homeless young people, insecurely housed families and their children.  Last year over 1200 people used our different services.

We have made real improvements in recent years, but we know we face challenging times.  In nearly all its forms, homelessness is increasing in Westminster and around a third of families live in poverty. People face some of the highest housing costs in the country, a challenging labour market and rising levels of violent crime.  Some of those we support come from care or broken relationships which can limit access to support which most of us take for granted. Some are seeking asylum, safety and support.  

Our response is far too important to be left to chance. We need a new senior leader to direct our support for our homeless and badly housed clients. You will join at a critical stage as we have reviewed the focus and shape of our future work. We know it will involve change and your role will be to ensure that this is in the best interest of homeless and insecurely housed young people and families. Our aim is to develop a distinct and strategic response that builds on our strengths and draws on the very best of our team, values and ethos. 

Of course we need someone with experience of leading and developing services for vulnerable people, but equally important is the ability to be an inspiring and insightful leader.  We need someone wo can work together as part of a senior team and can use digital technology and evidence to shape the bigger picture.  A person who can collaborate and use their soft and technical skills to draw out the individual qualities of the team. 

It will be a challenge, but if you join us you will get an amazing opportunity to work with a passionate team of staff and volunteers. You will shape a respected charity, develop as a leader and most importantly have real impact on the lives of people who need our help.   If you want to work at a Centre that values every individual and is determined to make a difference, please come and join us.

For an application pack and how to apply, please visit our website.

You may have experience or a background in the following: Director of Services, Strategic Director, Head of Services, Service Delivery Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Head of Operations, Operations Director, Strategy Manager, Continuous Improvement, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector etc.

Posted on: 12 November 2019
Closed date: 02 December 2019
Job ref: 90297
Tags: Housing Management, Operations