Head of Services

AWS Recruitment
Edinburgh, Midlothian
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A key opportunity has arisen for a fixed -term contract, working 32-37 hours per week with a well-known charity based in Edinburgh. This fantastic post is for a Head of Services reporting directly into the Chief Executive. The successful candidate will be based in their offices in Edinburgh but will be expected to travel to other offices within East Central Scotland.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

• Act as a link between operational service delivery and strategic development

• Work with Head of Business Development to develop strategic planning

• Contribute to development and implementation of the corporate strategy

• Ensure resources within services are managed professionally and within budget

• Produce clear business plans for your delegated services

• Secure business growth and new and renewed funding opportunities in liaison with the rest of the team

• Ensure data is gathered and recorded on appropriate software and contribute to the analysis of data

• Provide management of services through use of robust policies and procedures

• Ensure managers and staff comply with HR Policies and employment law

• Delegate responsibility as appropriate

Essential Requirements

Experience of:

• Proven ability to think and plan strategically

• Understanding the difference between strategic and operational planning

• Create clear and deliverable plans

• Budgetary control including securing income streams

• Experience in securing statutory funding

• Leading on growth of service delivery

• Creating and maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders across various sectors

• Several years line management experience Person Specification

• Commitment to staff training and development

• Ability to delegate and empower managers

• Work as part of a team