Richmond, Greater London

Competitive

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

The Poppy Factory is an independent charity which was founded in 1922 with the object of providing paid employment opportunities for disabled e... Read more

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to this senior management position.  At the centre of the Poppy Factory operations, the post has responsibility for delivering the charity’s employability service across the country whilst simultaneously contributing to wider strategic objectives and business change.

Delivering an effective employability service will require strong and effective leadership of a diverse and geographically dispersed team as well as continual monitoring, evaluation and adaptation of the service to meet client needs.

The role also involves significant input at senior executive level, supporting strategic initiatives, planning and implementing the growth of the service, representing the charity at Board, regional and national level and identifying and building key partnerships within the charitable, corporate and statutory sectors. 

How to apply

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the application pack.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive.

This post is anticipated to close on midnight on Sunday 4 August 2019 we reserve the right to withdraw the advert if we appoint to the role before this date.  Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place late August – early September 2019.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive. 

Equality & Diversity

We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion within our workforce, including the volunteers who give their time to us.  We work to maintain an environment where the needs and aspirations of all employees are met, irrespective of characteristics protected under the legislative framework of the Equality Act 2010. We expect everyone to understand and accept their personal responsibility to recognise and value differences and the unique contributions that people make to the way we deliver our work.

As an equal opportunities employer our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

We are a family friendly employer.