Chief Executive Post
Thank you for your enquiry about this post.
I enclose the following information:
Job Description and Person Specification
Equal Opportunities Statement
The latest copy of Family Care’s Annual Report and further information about our work is available at
Completed application forms should be returned in an envelope marked clearly “Private and Confidential for the attention of Jackie Worthington” to:
Family Care, 28 Magdala Road, Nottingham, NG3 5DF
or emailed to
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 1st July 2016 at 4.30pm. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13th July 2016.
Your interest in the post is appreciated.
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Job Description -Chief Executive Post
Who we are
Family Care is a welcoming and innovative local charity. We offer services in adoption, emotional support to children and young people, and help other organisations to keep children and vulnerable adults safe from harm. We work closely with parents, carers, schools and other agencies to provide the best outcomes for children and young people. Our team of skilled professionals bring in-depth specialist knowledge and experience to the organisation, enabling us to effectively support children, young people and their families. Based in Nottingham, we work in the City of Nottingham, the County of Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas.
LOCATION: Family Care, 28 Magdala Road, Nottingham, NG3 5DF
Staff and organisational arrangements and outcomes through line management processes with specific responsibility for the line management and support to the team managers (currently 5 managers) and the two safeguarding coordinators. The postholder will also work closely with the Regional Adoption Agency Business manager
RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAKEHOLDERS:
- Family Care: Chair of Trustees and Trustees; staff, supporters, and volunteers
- Anglican Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, and Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham: Diocesan staff, clergy, organisations and parish congregations
- External organisations and networks: Representatives of relevant statutory and non-statutory services/agencies, funding bodies, service regulators, and community and government bodies as required.
- Family Care’s service users for example prospective adoptive parents and children accessing emotional support
- Strategic planning, development, and leadership.
- Promoting the aims and policies of Family Care with a range of stakeholders, including attendance at relevant key strategic external network meetings.
- Developing, leading and managing programmes and activities within allocated budgets.
- Setting aims, outcomes, standards and performance targets.
- Business and financial management
- Moving forward with the existingBusiness Plan, including fundraising, for agreement by the Trustees, and regularly amending andreviewing as required.
- Planning and monitoring income and expenditure.
- Working closely with Trustees and their sub-committees
- Establishing and maintaining a risk register and the infrastructure to actively manage risk.
- It’s keeping up-to-date with legal requirements and ensuring compliance across all areas of work.
- Communicating effectively
- Developing and maintaining positive relationships with all relevant stakeholders
- Working constructively and strategically through and with Family Care staff and trustees.
- Reporting regularly to the Chair and Board of Trustees.
- Setting priorities and developing strategies for fundraising activities that support Family Care’s work and also specific relevant projects.
- Identifying specific funding for projects.
- Preparing grant applications with the assistance of staff colleagues.
- Managing human resources
- Recruiting, inducting, developing, supervising, managing and appraising staff (in conjunction with senior managers and the Trustees).
- Reviewing staff workloads, in compliance with staffing policy and procedures.
- Delegating responsibilities and tasks appropriately when and as required.
- Achieving and demonstrating high quality professional standards
- Strategic management of appropriate quality assurance processes.
- Supporting, monitoring, and reviewing the effectiveness and quality of Family Care’s programmes, services and activities on an annual basis, or in the case of time limited projects, at the conclusion of the project
- Ensure the implementation of Family Care policies including equal opportunities.
- Co-ordinating and managing responses to representations and complaints from internal and external sources.
- Act as the Responsible Person and Decision Maker for Family Care’s Adoption Panel
- Supervising the professional practice of Family Care’s senior managers
- Managing the physical environment
- Maintaining oversight of premises, health and safety, and all other assets.
- Undertake additional duties and respond flexibly to unpredictable work situations, including occasional out-of-hours duties, as required
- Travel as required by Family Care business.
KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND VALUES
Knowledge and skills
Sound record of achievement at management leveland applications from individuals with Voluntary Sector experience will be welcomed.
A qualified and registered social worker is preferred.
Business and financial management
- Strategic planning
- Programme development
- Fundraising and preparation of bids
- Human resources management and supervision
- Organisational management
- Quality assurance
- Supervise the professional practice of senior staff to a high standard
- Manage time effectively, for self and others.
- Manage change
- Offer well reasoned objective views.
- Absorb information quickly from a wide range of written material and identify key points
- Contribute effectively at Board of Trustee level
- Written, verbal, presentational and interpersonal
Up to date professional awareness and knowledge
- Of strategic issues for adoption services, includingadoption and children’s social work legislation
- Ofrelevant social work services for children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Values and standards
Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles and values of Family Care
Achievement and demonstration of high quality professional standards
Positive attitude to diversity, equal opportunities, and Human Rights legislation
An understanding of the Christian faith, and willingness to engage with clergy, congregations, and diocesan organisations and staff to promote awareness of Family Care and gain support
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
£55,000 to £60,000 per annum, depending on experience. 37 hours per week.
This includes pension, leave entitlement of 32days per annum plus 9 Bank holidays, and all reasonable travel and other expenses.
Offers of appointment are subject to a period of probation of normally six months. Any agreed variation will be stated in the letter of appointment.
During this period the appointment may be terminated with one week’s notice on either side. On satisfactory completion of the probationary period, a letter confirming the appointment will be issued by the Chair of Trustees, on the recommendation of the Trustees and the period of notice will be as stated in the letter of appointment.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Chief Executive will make all employees and volunteers aware of their responsibilities with regard to taking reasonable care for the health and safety themselves and others
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
Family Care’s employment policies and procedures are designed to produce a framework within which all its personnel are treated fairly and in a consistent manner. The charity is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. All employees are required to act in a manner consistent with this and are required to maintain awareness and understanding of its equal opportunities policy
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SAFE RECRUITMENT PRACTICES
The appointee is expected to treat all information received at Family Care as confidential.
DBS and other checks will be made in respect of the appointee.
References should include current and previous line managers.
A full previous employment history must be included in the application form with any gaps accounted for.
APPLICATION FOR POST OF
WHEN WOULD YOU BE AVAILABLE TO TAKE UP THIS POST? ______
Telephone: Day______Evening ______
Evening ______ / 2.2 Name______
One of the referees must be your present employer. We reserve the right to approach any other employer or line manager.
Referees will only be contacted if you are offered the position.
Are you the holder of a current Driving Licence? Yes No
(This is an essential requirement only if the post carries an authorised car user allowance)
Do you have access to a car? Yes No
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence, or are you at present the subject of criminal charges? Yes No
If yes, please give brief details including dates ……………………………..
Have you ever received a formal warning in relation to your work performance, conduct or behaviour? Yes No
If yes, please give brief details including dates
Since you are applying for a post with a substantial access to children you will be required to undergo additional checks on offer of appointment, including undertaking an enhanced CRB disclosure.
Please give details of your education and qualifications gained, (include dates).School/College/
University / Dates
(From and To) / Qualification(s) / Grades attained
Please give details of courses attended or training received (if any) and qualifications gained, (include dates).Venue of Training/
Course / Dates
(From and to) / Course attended/
Training received / Qualification attained
5.DETAILS OF PREVIOUS WORK, PAID AND VOLUNTARY
(including dates, reasons for leaving, and current employment where applicable).Company / Dates
(From and To) / Job Title and
Brief Description / Reason for Leaving
- PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION IN SUPPORT OF YOUR APPLICATION ADDRESSING THE ENCLOSED JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION.
This section will be scored and form a key part of your application and we encourage you to continue on additional sheets if needed)
Please return the completed application form to: Jackie Worthington,
Family Care, 28 Magdala Road, Nottingham NG3 5DF, marked “Private and Confidential (Chief Executive Post)” by Friday 1st July 2016.
Through its work Family Care aims to promote equality of opportunity, celebrate and value diversity, and eliminate unlawful direct and indirect discrimination.
All staff, volunteers, contractors, trustees and service users have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect. Family Care is committed to promotion of equal opportunities in all aspects of our work including management, employment practices with both paid workers and volunteers, access to services and service provision.
In developing its services, Family Care will seek to ensure access to its service users, this will include, wherever practicable, making specific access arrangements for its service users with disabilities or learning difficulties, or any other protected characteristic which may apply. Family Care will attempt to ensure that none of its policies discriminate directly or indirectly against any group or individual.
Family Care’s practices will ensure that staff, volunteers and service users will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, race, sex, religion or cultural beliefs, gender reassignment, marital status and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity.
Family Care’s Equality and Diversity Policy and Practice is available on request.