Head of Digital Social Inclusion

Recruiter
Glu Recruit LTD
Location
Sheffield, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1234906611
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role: Head of Digital Social Inclusion (fixed term to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months)

Salary: £38,000 - £50,000 per annum

Location: Sheffield based with frequent travel around the UK, mainly London

Our client are a leading UK based charity.

The role:

Role purpose

A high performing, inspirational leader playing an instrumental role in helping the charity continue to grow its impact as a charity, changing millions of lives through digital. Adaptable, resourceful and resilient, you will lead a selection of projects as part of the charity UK portfolio, championing digital social change and building and maintaining excellent relationships with our funders. These projects will be delivered through community-based organisations in the Online Centres Network, and with other delivery partners. Some projects may involve leading direct delivery.

Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for leading a portfolio of projects as part of the UK portfolio, providing strategic direction and advice to staff and teams delivering the projects, managing risks and resolving delivery issues
  • Operates end-to-end to drive and support our impact as a charity, through both business development and delivery
  • Responsible for resource management of projects in the portfolio the role oversees, working with the Director of Digital Social Inclusion and the Chief Operating Officer
  • Champions digital social change as the cornerstone of our mission, seeking out new opportunities and developing existing partnerships
  • Line manages 3 Managers and has responsibility for other staff in the team, including Officers and Service Delivery managers (operational roles) - this may change depending on business needs.

Key Objectives and Accountabilities

Digital Social Inclusion

Responsible for leading a portfolio of projects as part of the UK portfolio, providing strategic direction and advice to staff and teams delivering the projects, managing risks and resolving delivery issues
Understanding and articulating the organisation's strategy, business objectives and core theory of change
Championing business objectives with teams across the organisation to maintain understanding and alignment of expectations

Operates end-to-end to power impact as a charity, through both business development and delivery
Identifying potential funders and partners that could support the organisation to achieve its strategy and contributing to the development of a pipeline of opportunities for new projects
Developing proposals for new projects, from scoping and agreement with teams across the organisation through to submission to funders
Writing and contributing to bids - including project definition, modelling of outputs and impact, and creating budgets - with support from the Bid Manager and Associate bid writing team
Leading commercial and contract negotiation with potential funders, drawing on support from the Finance and Legal team
Leading the setting up and initial delivery of projects, building and briefing matrix teams across the organisation, establishing team protocols, creating and agreeing a critical path for delivery, and identifying and managing risk
Leading and supporting delivery management of projects by leading and/or overseeing project teams drawn from teams across the organisation
Acting (where required) as project lead for complex, high value or strategically important projects, responsible for delivery
Leading and/or overseeing the monitoring of project performance, reporting and accounting to partners/funders, maintaining excellent relationships with funders and being responsive at all times
Identifying and creating opportunities based on existing project delivery and funder relationships that could lead to further impact for the organisation
Managing project interdependencies with the other Head of Digital Social Inclusion, working across the whole portfolio of projects
Working with project leads in the Digital Social Inclusion team, the Director of Digital Social Inclusion, and the Chief Operating Officer, identify and manage risks and issues, leading the development of action plans where necessary.

The successful candidate:

You are modern, visionary and analytical, understanding the power of digital social change and how it can help people lead better lives across the world. Believing in our mission, you are driven to make things happen through digital technology.

Experience

Ideally,between 2 - 4 years experience of management in a organisation of at least comparable size
Experience of contributing to the development of strategy, business plans and organisational development
Experience of empowering staff to perform at their best
Experience of managing, monitoring and where necessary revising complex projects to meet organisational objectives and the needs of the network
Proven success in delivering a wide range of projects for, at least one of: Government; Trust and Foundations; and Corporates
Demonstrable experience of contributing to the wider corporate needs of an organisation beyond your immediate job description

Glu Recruit are an equal opportunities employer.

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