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.
Alongside the more conventional support offering for its beneficiaries, the charity provides them with practical training and employment preparation opportunities via its social enterprises. These are commercial businesses run by Working Well Trust with the ultimate objective of helping people to develop new skills and increase their confidence, while benefiting from being part of a team.
Operations Manager (Employment Hub)
We are looking for a Operations Manager to lead the transformation of our two social enterprises, Access and Sew & Support so that they successfully combine commercial activities with our new training programme.
The Operations Manager will work closely with the training team, Business & Enterprise Lead and employment workers to develop a programme that will enable more of our clients to move on to paid employment. We also hope that the postholder will also form partnership with local colleges and training providers so that we can bring in new skills into the enterprises. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Chief Executive to develop a new enterprise offering web development and design training.
We are looking for someone who has a background that includes:
- Business development, ideally within the social enterprise sector
- Strong marketing skills including social media
- Experienced at developing positive working relationships with funders and commissioners
- Line management and staff development experience
- Experience of service transformation
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong project management skills including contract monitoring
- Customer relationship skills including CSR
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this post will initially be from home using telephone and videoconference software but will include on-site working when restrictions ease.
If you would like to discuss the role, please complete a contact form on our website.
Closing date: 9am, 18 March 2021
Screening Interviews: week beginning 22 March
Interviews: week beginning 29 March
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.
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