Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating, and has never had a higher profile. This is largely due to the scale of the problem. Over recent years, Crisis, the national charity for homeless people has grown considerably and now has an annual turnover in excess of £50m. In 2018 we published a plan to end homelessness, which sets out for the governments of the UK, Scotland and Wales what needs to be done if they are committed to ending homelessness. It marked our 50th anniversary year and now provides the framework for all of our work. If ever there were a time for Crisis to make a difference, and ensure a new consensus to end homelessness for good rather than tinkering at the edges, then that time is now.
The Director of Corporate Services is at the heart of ensuring that this growth enables us to have a greater impact, delivering the 2018 – 23 strategy as a thriving organisation with excellent infrastructure and facilities for our members (the phrase we use instead of ‘client’ or ‘service user’), staff and volunteers, an approach to risk that facilitates innovation and adaptability, effective governance and a clear approach to planning and performance and impact measurement.
This is not simply a CFO job with a few other things bolted on; this is a job about ensuring our money, technology, data, buildings, facilities, planning and performance measurement all come together to enable our colleagues to do their very best work, supporting thousands of people out of homelessness and delivering world-class research and policy work. As a member of the Senior Management Team and the broader Strategic Leadership Group, as the most senior finance role in the organisation, and the strategic financial opportunities and challenges are significant.
To be successful you will be passionate about making a difference and will have operated effectively within a complex organisation at both the strategic and operational levels. In addition to being financially qualified you will have significant experience of driving change and building, motivating and inspiring teams. You will be a collaborative leader, a superb communicator and a successful, values driven corporate leader.
It is a job for a brilliant corporate services leader, and it is a job for someone committed to tackling the injustice that is homelessness in this country in the 21st Century. For more information and details of how to apply please see the appointment brief CLICK HERE
For an informal and confidential discussion, after having read the appointment brief, please contact our advising consultants Beth Stickney on 01892 784 068, Jim Banks on 07787 004 768 or David Fielding on 07810 507 235 at Attenti.
Closing date for applications 28th July 2019