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Director of Development

Age UK Oxfordshire
Closing date
6 Jul 2021

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We are seeking an inspirational, dynamic, and experienced leader to work closely with the CEO, Director of Finance, Senior Management team, staff, volunteers, external stakeholders, and older people to shape, develop and deliver person-centred services in support of our strategic plan and annual priorities, aligned with the organisation's vision and values.

We encourage applications from all candidates to support a more diverse workforce. We are committed to challenging all forms of discrimination and celebrating and promoting diversity throughout our work.

This is a new role, to create more leadership capacity in the organisation. It will be critical that you are able to effectively improve our insight into the aspirations and needs of local older people, maintain strong partnerships with the local health and social care sector and other partners, oversee the delivery and financial management of high-quality, joined-up services, improve our ability to understand the impact of those services and encourage a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Age UK Oxfordshire is the leading charity for older people in the county. With our sister charity, Action for Carers Oxfordshire, we serve an older population of 121,000 and 61,000 people with caring responsibilities. We deliver a range of core services under statutory contracts, including carers support, the Community Information Network, dementia support, discharge support, social prescribing and welfare benefits advice, working closely with statutory and third sector partners. We also develop and deliver a wide range of services to complement and enhance the core offer, including bereavement support, digital inclusion, footcare, help at home, information & advice, telephone friendship and much more. We have an annual turnover of £4m and are in the process of developing a new strategic plan for the organisation.

The successful candidate should have:

Passionate commitment to the mission of the charity and to a person-centred approach
Experience of a wide range of project and people management
Experience of setting and managing budgets
Strong analytical ability in reviewing and managing data
Good knowledge of health & social care systems and policy relating to older people
Highly developed communication skills both verbal and written, and excellent interpersonal skills to lead, inspire and innovate
Ability to build and develop excellent relationships and strong partnerships internally and externally
Knowledge and experience of working strategically in the on-going development and improvement of services

Active commitment to equality diversity and inclusion.
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