Top job! Director of Operations - Edinburgh, Newcastle and Merseyside

  • Full time
  • £72,894
  • Hybrid/homeworking - Edinburgh, Newcastle, Merseyside
  • Closing 20th December 2023

  • Advertised from 20th November 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead Crisis’s service offer and to ensure our work with members is safe, of high quality and impactful. The role holder will have genuine opportunity for leading improvements, for empowering local leaders and for strengthening the relationship between service delivery, development, building the evidence base and achieving social change. These are new roles, hardwiring service development alongside service delivery and creating a new era of empowered local leadership and investment in locations to drive local and national change. Our new 10 year strategy places our services at the very core of Crisis, and these three new roles are pivotal to our overall mission of ending homelessness.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be an experiencing leader with an exceptional track record in service delivery, service development as well as empowering and inspiring people – including staff and volunteers. You will have excellent analytical skills, be familiar with working with significant budgets and with leading through change. You will share our commitment to ending homelessness.

You may have experience in leading and developing large scale service delivery in a relevant field, such as homelessness, housing, adult social care, health, education, training, or employment. You may have gained that experience in the voluntary or statutory sectors. You should have in depth knowledge of working with people with complex needs, engaging with statutory services and a working knowledge of safeguarding.

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 28 days’ annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay
  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm

And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)

  • We have three individual roles across the country - based in the Skylight with a range of flexible working options in line with Crisis' flexible working policy.

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

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