Charity Manager

Fairway Fife
Fife, UK
Closing date
21 Nov 2020

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Charity Manager to join a well-established Charity in Dunfermline. The successful Charity Manager will initially work part-time (16hrs p/w) and earn a starting salary of £27,664 pro rata, per year.

The Charity

Fairway Fife do amazing work for the community. The charity focuses on helping young adults with learning difficulties through peer mentoring. They aim to encourage their members to access social and leisure facilities within their local communities, enabling members to strive towards living their dreams through the support of non-disabled peers. Fairway Fife have a group of committed volunteers who want to make a positive difference in their communities. Using a variety of activities the charity seeks to establish caring relationships, where both members and peer mentors' lives are enhanced.

The Role

As the Charity Manager you will be expected to support the development of Fairway Fife, encouraging support staff to provide quality services for young adults with learning difficulties. You will work with the Management Board to advance the Charity's objectives, in doing so seek recognition and further support for the organisation. Your main duties will include but not be limited to:

Maintaining contact with the media and provide press releases, interviews and information where appropriate
Monitoring and evaluating the work of Fairway Fife, providing interim and end of project reports to funders and the Management Board
Liaising with and support the work of the Charity through a programme of capacity building, training and governance
Managing staff and mentors, ensuring they have the knowledge, skills and support to carry out their roles and responsibilities
Represent the organisation on key policy and good practice within the Disability Sector
Exploring all funding opportunities, securing funding where possible to sustain the development of Fairway Fife
Staying up to date with legislation and policy changes, which affect people with Learning Disabilities, Charities and the voluntary sector
To carry out strategic reviews, surveys, consultations and research into the Charity sector best practice
Ensuring proper safeguarding policy and procedure is implemented, so the organisation adheres to legal and moral obligations
To maintain strong partnerships with various organisations, to ensure Fairway Fife can continue and expand its positive work
The Candidate

It is essential for the Charity Manager to have previous experience of working at a senior level in Charity or within the Disability Sector. The successful Charity Manager will actively demonstrate the values held by Fairway Fife. In addition, you will possess the following skills and experience:

Advanced education in Disability support sectors (Qualification)
Good understanding of charity law and governance
Experience of working in partnership with multi-disciplinary stakeholder teams, managing internal and external relationships
Strong leadership skills with experience of leading and training teams to deliver organisational effectiveness
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to present information clearly and creatively
Ability to work to deadlines under pressure and work flexibly in response to changing priorities
Good knowledge and experience of using MS Office packages
Self-motivated with an enthusiastic, energetic and confident approach to learning and continuous improvement of work
If you are interested in this Charity Manager opportunity and fit the requirements for the role, please apply by submitting your CV along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience
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