Job Title: Policy and Operations Director (Part-time)
Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 pro rata, 24 hours/3 days per week.
The Judith Trust is a family foundation established in 1997, aiming to improve the quality of life of people who have both learning disabilities and mental ill-health, focussing on the particular needs of women and Jewish people. An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Trust for a Policy and Operations Director, to lead our organisation.
This position makes you the lynchpin of the organisation and will require you to use your up-to-date knowledge about the specialist field of mental health and learning disability. The Trust aims to make a difference to policy and practice in this little-researched interdisciplinary area and you will be keen and able to continue the Trust’s innovative work programme, which is currently focussed on ‘closing the gaps’ in areas such as
- Inclusion in the Jewish community
- Disability Hate Crime
- Preventing depression in young people with learning disabilities, and supporting early diagnosis and appropriate intervention
The Trust requires all its projects to take a gendered perspective.
You may be a practitioner, researcher or policymaker with a passion to improve the lives of people who are at the heart of our work. The post is part-time (24 hours/3 days per week). You will work from the Trust office in London on at least one day a week. Outreach work and developing links with partner organisations occurs mainly in London, but requires some national travel, and will fill about 1 day a week. Hence, you must be London-based, or within easy reach of London. Management responsibilities, report writing and researching which may be carried out from home, will generally fill your third day. You will be required to attend and report to regular Board meetings, run staff meetings and organise events/activities.
- Lead the Trust’s Strategic Plan in liaison with the Chair, Trustee’s and other partners, proactively networking with key policymakers and practitioners; forging relationships; and seeking out prospects, partnerships and funding for future projects.
- Support and advise the Chair and Trustees, in further developing the Trust and strengthening links with partners in the field of learning disabilities, mental health, women’s organisations and the Jewish community.
- Lead the Judith Trust staff team, managing administrative and project staff along with interns.
- Plan and co-ordinate meetings and seminars.
- Keep your finger on the pulse of our projects and use your excellent drafting skills to make sure we continue to publish authoritative reports.
How to apply:
Send a CV, not to exceed three A4 sides, and a covering letter, not to exceed three A4 sides (both in a 12pt font) to email@example.com or to The Judith Trust, 5 Carriage House, 90 Randolph Ave, London, W9 1BG. Please be specific about how you meet both the job description and person specification.
To download the job description and person specification, please click here PolOpsDirJD+PS
Please provide the contact details of two referees, who will be contacted prior to a job offer being made
Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 22nd April 2013
Interviews will take place on: 9th May 2013
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