Job Title: Care Charity Manager

Place of Work: The Leonardo Trust
Location of Work: Broadstone
Salary: £24,000 to £32,000 negotiable

The position is offered as: Full-time  Permanent

Details of Hours / Contract Length: Permanent Contract 37.5 hours per week

Description of Vacancy:
Job Title: Charity Manager

Charity: The Leonardo Trust

Reporting to: The Trustees

Location: The Leonardo Trust, 5 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone,
Dorset BH18 8AA

Date: June 2018

Main purpose of job:

Managing and leading the affairs of the charity on a day-to-day basis in accordance with the law, best practice and policies. Formulating strategy and policy alongside Trustees directions and then implementing their decisions. Developing and extending the existing service proposition of the charity.

Overview of duties:

The position comprises five main functions:

* Administration: principal duty is providing a range of administrative services covering all areas. The main areas of responsibility are policy and compliance, office administration and correspondence.

* Finance & Accounting: principal duty is to fully maintain the basic financial prime records of the charity. Currently the main accounting function of the charity is outsourced but the expectation will be to develop this to gradually bring more functions ‘in house’. This applies equally to payroll, which is also currently outsourced.

* Property Management: principal duty is to oversee the maintenance, improvement and security of the Leonardo building, services, paths, roadways and grounds and to procure the services of contractors, surveyors and other professional advisors as required.

* Staff Management: Maintaining a positive working environment working alongside the Administration Officer (part-time) and organising staff resource to ensure the charity offices are manned as fully as possible, Monday to Friday

* Service Development: Progressing a planned rollout of more direct service provision to carers including a direct advisory service on all care issues. Identifying risk aspects of both existing and any new services introduced and formulating policies to limit or avoid the Charity’s’ exposure to such new risks.

The Operations Manager will report formally to the Trustees, primarily via a Nominated Trustee as the normal point of contact, or via an alternative nominated Trustee when the Nominated Trustee is unavailable.

Skills and Experience

It is considered that the ideal candidate would meet the following skills and experience profile:

People management - Essential
Strong leadership skills - Essential
Experience of operating under a recognised management system - Desirable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Essential
Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently - Desirable
Excellent organisational skills - both project and personal - Essential
Excellent level of computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft packages including Word and Excel – Essential; PowerPoint – Desirable;
Ability to manage communication and promotion via Social Media outlets –Essential
High level of numeracy and literacy skills - Essential
Proven project management skills - Desirable
Full clean driving license and access to a vehicle - Essential
Demonstrable successful in funding applications - Desirable
Experience of coaching and mentoring - Desirable
Experience of developing volunteer programmes - Desirable
Educated to degree level or above - Desirable
Demonstrable experience of business development - Desirable

Knowledge and Understanding

A level of knowledge and understanding in the following areas would be expected:

Understanding of, and interest in, the voluntary and paid care sector - Essential
Understanding of the UK Welfare Benefit system - Essential
Understanding of the Third Sector and its working parameters – Desirable
Understanding of principal issues faced by carers - Desirable

Terms of Employment

Hours of work: 37.5 per week

Normal working hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday with 30 minutes paid break for lunch.

Some flexibility to number and make up of these working hours may be required. This position is likely to require additional hours at certain periods and will not attract an additional hours payment. However time off in lieu may be authorised for any exceptional hours worked on specific projects.

Holidays: 28 days per annum including public holidays

Probationary period: 6 months with informal review after 3 months.

Salary: Negotiable commensurate with the applicant’s suitability, record of achievement and experience

To apply for the above vacancy please find below the contact details - please do not apply to Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service

Contact Details:

Closing Date: 05/07/2018