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Head of Operations - JourneymanUK

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JourneymanUK Mentoring Network
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Bristol, England, Reino Unido
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Publicado hace 27 días

A vital leadership position in a successful and well-established small charity. The Head of Operations will take a central role in guiding the organisation to a new phase of stability and growth.

As well as managing day-to-day affairs (including budgets, core processes, project planning and promotion), developing internal and external relationships and working on core fundraising aims in association with the Central Coordination Team, the right candidate will also work closely with the Board of Trustees (reporting directly to the Chair) to ensure that the ethos, principles and values of the organisation are expressed across all levels of our operations.

We won't lie - this post will be full-on! Our values and vision MUST excite you. Our mission is an important one for society and it will require a magical mix of experience, personality, resilience, creativity and collectivity. As an ambitious micro-charity, we have lots of opportunities, lots of ideas and projects, and limited resources. As a successful candidate, you will be equally comfortable in the boardroom as with rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty to solve problems. Your focus will be on delivering results, yet understand it takes a village to deliver them. You know how to marshal support for your plans, and your follow through is key to who you are.

Although we deliver much of our work in ‘gendered’ spaces there is no specific gender requirement for this role and we welcome candidates from all classes, ethnicities and orientations.

About The Charity (Brief)

 

JourneymanUK is a grassroots community mentoring charity addressing the needs of teenage boys and their parents as they traverse the choppy waters of adolescence. 

Volunteer coordinators and mentors in local communities are trained and supported by members of the Central Coordination team to run regular ‘Journeyman Groups’. These provide regular and ongoing opportunities for young people who identify as male (including those uncertain and wishing to explore their identity) to be heard, seen and welcomed into a community of kind, open and engaged adults. Sometimes these are better known as Mens Circles, or Men & Boys Circles.

Key Responsibilities

∙ Lead the Operations Department (with the support of the Charity Administrator) – including oversight of: Local Groups; Training and Education; Products and Services

∙ Ongoing development and implementation of the core business plan, including an annual calendar of events 

∙ The financial self-sustainability of the Charity; including Fundraising and Grant Bids, and management of the Operations budget including full P&L responsibility

∙ Safeguarding the values and ethos of the charity (in collaboration with the Trainings Coordinator, Trustees and the Local Groups Coordinator)

∙ Oversight of event organisation (in collaboration with the Charity Administrator) 

∙ Write the operational report section of the annual report, and present this to the AGM 

∙ Present a monthly operational report to the Trustee Board 

∙ Internal communications with members (with the support of a volunteer Marketing and Communications Officer) 

∙ Promotion of JMUK at a national level, including marketing communications through social media and our marketing email list (with the support of a volunteer Marketing and Communications Officer) 

∙ Build and Maintain an understanding of the charity through active participation in local groups and trainings (such as our ‘Inner Mentor Training’ or the ‘Understanding Young Men’ online course) 

Line management, coaching and support of the central operations team, and volunteer positions you help activate inside the charity

 

Membership of Groups and Committees

 

∙ Operations Department (Lead)

 

∙ Non-voting Member of the Trustee Board

 

∙ Member of Operational Compliance Committee (Lead)

∙ Member of the Finance Committee

 

∙ Member of the Fundraising Group

Person Specification


In your written application please provide evidence of your knowledge and experience against the first part of the person specification below. For selected candidates - an exploration of your skills, abilities and leadership style will be included in the subsequent interview process.


Experience - Essential

  • Producing and delivering high level projects (including planning and implementation) 
  • Successful experience in charity or non-profit funding applications and fundraising activities (one off and ongoing donations)
  • Competent, collaborative line management of a team
  • Effective communication using a range of approaches to engage new and existing stakeholders with programmes and projects
  • Successful management of strategic relationships with multiple and varied stakeholders and ability to develop new relationships
  • Three years’ or more leadership with responsibility for a company, CIC, charity, large-scale project or programme with a track record of success
  • Has participated in their own therapeutic process and/or a significant period of structured self-examination 

Experience - Desirable

  • Experience of reporting to a board of trustees and facilitating successful governance within a charitable, community interest company or non-profit setting
  • Acting as an Ambassador for an organisation or a project
  • Experience and track record of success developing new strategic opportunities or relationships for an organisation, programme or project, including creating income generation opportunities
  • Mentoring processes and practicalities
  • Managing budgets including financial reporting and management
  • Experience working remotely or in a hybrid setup

Skills, knowledge and abilities - Essential 

  • Managing budgets including financial reporting and management. writing reports
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills, ability to inspire and motivate a staff team - working independently and as part of a team
  • Strong planning and personal organisational skills and be accountable across a range of activities to deadlines
  • Confident public speaker, willing and able to communicate in a range of formats, including in person or virtually
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas and issues to different audiences
  • Confident and effective use and administration of ITand communication systems, such as virtual meeting platforms. We currently use the Google suite, Slack and Zoom
  • Knowledge and awareness of diversity, inclusion and equality principles and experience of working to improve these outcomes within an organisation, programme or project
  • Practical knowledge of legal obligations, policies, procedures and data protection regulations the Company is obliged to adhere to

Skills, knowledge and abilities - Desirable 

  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning skills, including the ability to communicate impact of the Company’s activities, programme or projects
  • The ability to use different channels of communication, such as written, video, presentations, visuals, newsletters, auditory, kinesthetically 
  • Writing copy for engaging marketing material


 

Key Attributes

Key attribute #1: Mental Acuity

Mental acuity is the ability to see, hear, or understand concepts easily. Juggling the many duties of the HOO role requires someone with a sharp mind, a good memory, and a higher success rate delivering Charity or non-profit products and services with the changing social economy and markets.

Key attribute #2: Organizational skills

With many priorities and duties to perform, a successful HOO has impeccable organizational skills. They value planning and have the ability to prioritize and anticipate. They are able to understand project deadlines, and use their time, energy and mental capacity to achieve and expand the Charity’s goals.

Key attribute #3: Orientation toward process and structure

A successful Integrator has the skill set to rise above all the moving parts, take a high-level view of the company, and establish processes and structure. This involves reducing complexity, creating accountability, and being able to systemize, simplify, and apply people and technology to the company’s processes—all while remaining consistent.

ABOUT JOURNEYMAN UK (Extended)

Journeyman UK is a registered charity dedicated to supporting boys aged 13 to 17 in discovering their potential as they navigate the choppy waters of adolescence. We enable communities to skilfully take responsibility for supporting their boys and young men become the adults they want to be.

Our Vision

We create communities in which experienced adults support young men during their transition from childhood to maturity, equipping them to deal with life’s challenges and empowering them to contribute positively to society.

What We Do

Journeyman UK supports boys to become the men they would like to be with trained support and expert Mentorship. We are dedicated to helping boys in discovering their potential and to providing support during challenges. 

In adolescence boys embark on a journey to maturity during which they will encounter changes, challenges, and new experiences, many of which will shape them for life. Although each path is different, the journey to healthy masculinity is far more likely to be successful with support, guidance, and encouragement from the older men of the community.

We encourage local people to turn up for their adolescents, by forming cohesive groups of adults to create a healthy functional culture to bring the boys into, which they then become an integral part of co-creating, in an intergenerational experience.

We rely on a network of volunteers, multi-generational-aware mentors, parents, teachers, and trustees of all genders and backgrounds who support our work. We run small group mentoring circles, where several men and boys participate in a long term offer of weekly or fortnightly groups - usually outside in nature around a fire.

It is easier to grow strong boys than to fix broken men.

Our Approach

Our work requires a recognition and witnessing of the boy on the verge of stepping into adulthood; a moment where he can be seen and accompanied on the journey of leaving childhood attitudes behind and stepping up to be the man he wants to be, with all the responsibility, courage, and honour that this requires. This is his rite of passage.

True community support for these young men requires ongoing time and connection with adult male role models. They need space to explore and practice their interactions with others. They can learn how to handle conflict, fear, anxiety, responsibility, stress, feelings of shame, joy, anger, i.e. the full range of emotions, and what feelings are for and how to work with them constructively. This includes mind, body / somatic, emotions, meaning and purpose, passion, and the 5th element spirituality - however they relate to it (we are open to all healthy expressions of this - what gives your life meaning passion, purpose and places your life in a bigger context).

Using experiential and informal education techniques, Journeyman teaches critical life skills including: learning to listen and communicate in groups, how to build relationships at home and beyond (regardless of background/class/colour), how to speak up and build self-awareness, how to understand their emotional, cognitive and physical needs/changes.This is achieved through patient mentoring on a regular basis in local groups.

A lot of the work we do revolves around supporting the men who step up to mentor the boys. To be effective adult male role models, we must be willing to explore our own challenges and triggers as men. ‘Being an adult’ can never be reduced to some perfect ideal; we need to deal with the conflict, responsibility, stress, feelings of shame, joy and anger that come up for us in this work. Creating communities of men means working with this ourselves as well. We emphasise a culture of service and giving as we receive – this is fundamental to the Journeyman way.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

Salary   

£30,500-£34,200 pro rata depending on experience - 3 days a week to start.

 

Pension 

As an employee of the charity you will be enrolled in a contributory pension scheme (terms and conditions to be confirmed).

Leave

16.8 days (28 days pro-rata). 

Location 

Within 90 minutes travel of Bristol.

Contract 

The successful candidate will be initially employed on a 3 month temporary contract (the probationary period) with the intention of progressing to a permanent employee contract subject to successful review.

Notice 

Employee required to provide 3 month’s notice of termination; employer required to provide 1 month’s notice of termination

Equal Opportunities Statement 

We are an equal opportunities employer an ‘Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form’ is included in the application and our ‘Diversity Policy’ is available on request.

Privacy Notice 

The privacy and security of your data is important to us and as an organisation we act in accordance with the EU GDPR directives of 2018.

HOW TO APPLY

To make an application, please email with the following: 

•The completed ‘Head of Operations Application Form’ (including details of two referees).

•Your CV (no more than three sides). 

•A supporting ‘personal statement’ that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the Knowledge and Experience criteria (no more than two sides).

• The ‘Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form’ - the information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application. 


•If you have completed any psychometric assessments (such as Disc profiles, Emotional Intelligence, or Gallup) please include these in your application.

Recruitment Timetable 

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th November 2021

Preliminary interviews with JourneymanUK:  w/c 5th Dec. 

Agreement of final shortlist: by Friday 10th Dec.

Successful candidate to be informed: by Friday 23rd Dec.

A vital leadership position in a successful and well-established small charity. The Head of Operations will take a central role in guiding the organisation to a new phase of stability and growth.

As well as managing day-to-day affairs…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Parcial
  • Tipo de contrato
    Contrato indefinido
  • Fecha de inicio
    3 de enero de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    26 de noviembre de 2021
  • Nivel Profesional
    Directivo
Salario
30.500 GBP - 34.200 GBP
/ año
pro rata depending on experience - 3 days a week to start

Compensación

Pension 

As an employee of the charity you will be enrolled in a contributory pension scheme (terms and conditions to be confirmed).

Leave

16.8 days (28 days pro-rata). 

Pension 

As an employee of the charity you will be enrolled in a contributory pension scheme (terms and conditions to be confirmed).

Leave

16.8 days (28 days pro-rata). 

Nivel de Idiomas

English - fluent

English - fluent

Ubicación

A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Reino Unido
Ubicación Asociada
The Yard, Bristol BS2, UK

Cómo aplicar

Please email with the following:


•The completed ‘Head of Operations Application Form’ (including details of two referees).


•Your CV (no more than three sides).


•A supporting ‘personal statement’ that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the Knowledge and Experience criteria (no more than two sides).


• The ‘Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form’ - the information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.


•If you have completed any psychometric assessments (such as Disc profiles, Emotional Intelligence, or Gallup) please include these in your application.

Please email with the following:


•The completed ‘Head of Operations Application Form’ (including details of two referees).


•Your CV (no more than three sides).


•A supporting ‘personal…

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