E2, London
£40,000 raising to £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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Working Well Trust is a London based charity, founded almost 30 years ago by a group of passionate mental health professionals.  They sought to address the low rates of employment typically experienced by those who have faced mental health issues. The charity supports people to prepare for, seek, sustain, and progress in employment. Since 2019, Working Well Trust has also been providing this support to people affected by learning difficulties and Autism. 

We are looking for a highly organised person ideally with a background in employment support, to become our new Operations Director.  You will also need to have:

  • Experience of developing positive working relationships with funders and commissioners
  • Experience of line management with a focus on staff development and wellbeing
  • Experience of service transformation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong project management skills including contract monitoring
  • Understanding of the issues faced by our clients and the importance of wellbeing support
  • Be committed to co-production principles

As we are looking to expand our Individual Placement and Support services, candidates with experience of IPS service management are particularly welcome.

For our existing services, your role will be to support ongoing improvements and transitions to align with the transformation of community health services, and to work closely with the Chief Executive to achieve our strategic aims.

You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable workers, who share a belief that we can support people achieve their employment, training and wellbeing goals.  You will manage the service leads, be a key member of the Head Office team and work closely with our trustees.

We offer staff the option of flexible working, including working from home days and compressed hours.  We currently expect the new postholder to work around two or three days a week in the office, including regular visits to our sites in Enfield and Kingston.

As we are keen to appoint before the current postholder leaves we are interviewing candidates as applications are received, which may mean that the vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date.

Closing date: 31 December (12pm)

If you would like to discuss the role, please complete a contact form on our website.  You can choose to speak to the current postholder, the Chief Executive, or a member of our senior team.

Please click apply to send your CV and CV cover letter (please add the cover form to the end of your CV when uploading). Candidates need to clearly outline how they meet the person specification points in their cover letter.  Candidates that do not complete a cover letter will not be shortlisted.

Staff benefits include an employer contribution to a personal or workplace pension equivalent to 6% of gross salary.  30 days annual leave (pro rata) plus paid public holidays. 

Working Well Trust is an equal opportunities and confident about disabilities employer. 


Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter using the WWT form

More about Working Well Trust

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Refreshed on: 11 December 2021
Closed date: 31 December 2021
Job ref: Ops D
Tags: Management, Operations

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