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Director of Operations & People

Gambling With Lives
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1 Oct 2021

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Director of Operations & People Could you steer our operational strategy and development to have a lasting impact on reducing gambling-related harm and play a leading role in preventing the unnecessary loss of young lives? Location: Flexible with the offer of a budget to pay for a hot desk in a convenient location or to work from our current office location in Manchester. Contract: The role is permanent and ideally full time, however flexible and part-time working will be considered for the right candidate. Salary: c.£65k Appointment of a Director of Operations & People Gambling with Lives (GwL) has had a remarkable impact on the discourse surrounding the risks of gambling since it was established in 2018. Prior to GwL's contribution there was little to no mainstream recognition of the link between gambling and suicide. The charity's founders have become central to the case for gambling reform and were instrumental in campaigning for the review of gambling legislation in the UK which was announced at the end of 2020. In the context of the Gambling Act review reaching a critical juncture, and the expansion of the charity's programmes requiring an operational focus, Gambling with Lives is re-organising its leadership structure to maximise its effectiveness, making the role of the Chairs explicit in a collaborative leadership model. The current CEO is moving into a focussed role of Strategy Director. The Co-Chairs will lead the continued development of the charity, and we are recruiting for a Director of Operations and People to enhance delivery of the charity's programmes and central services. The purpose of this newly created role is to develop the charity's policies, processes and systems, to help establish the operating structure of its services, and to take responsibility for the operational delivery of the charity's services to ensure ongoing success. The Director of Operations and People will line manage the Heads of Department and will take a significant role in steering the charity's operational strategy and development. We are looking for someone with proven operational management skills and experience. A strong people manager who also enjoys developing and managing effective systems and processes. This is a new and vital role, reporting to the Executive Chairs, which has been created following significant organisational growth. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic charity in its early stages which has substantial resources for its stage of development. We are looking for a Director of Operations & People who shares our passion and determination for the work we are doing. If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of GwL, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements. Please read the candidate information pack before applying. We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.The closing date for applications is Fri 1st October with shortlisting telephone or online interviews taking place the next couple of weeks thereafter. Interviews with GwL will take place in the week commencing the 25th October. We would look favourably upon candidates who are experts by experience of either gambling related harm or suicide. GwL is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of the people we aim to support. We warmly welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
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