Location: UK Wide at a Barnardo's office
Contract type: Fixed term
Salary : £43,096 - £55,371
Closing Date: 1 October 2019
Lead and Deliver Transformational Change at the heart of the Barnardo's Mission.
We are seeking a strategic leader who can deliver profound and sustainable change for the Children In and Leaving Care that we and our partners work with. At the heart of our mission supporting vulnerable children and young people, we have invested in a “Core Priority Programme (CPP)” to transform the lives of those in and leaving the Care system - to enable them to be more likely to get meaningful education, employment and training because of that support. This Assistant Director Impact role has built some important foundations over the last two years - the start of long-term partnerships with key local authorities, and a ground-breaking Triangles scheme to empower Care Leavers in shaping Barnardo's and the work we do.
We are seeking a leader who can take this work to the next level in terms of impact, and who can galvanise the whole of our Charity, the young people we work with and our many external partners, to deepen and broaden the impact we can make on as many of those as possible in the care system across the U.K. The CPP should include participation of children & young people to ensure the voice of the child is integral to the model; direct access/interaction with young people will therefore be a key role in the job.
The successful applicant will expected to work 4 days per month at Lynton House (Euston, London) and/or Barnardo House (Barkingside, Essex). Some travel to the strategic partnership areas (currently Brent and Plymouth) will also be required
This is an unusual and demanding post - you will need to have real strategic authority with senior stakeholders, key government departments and partners and credible operational impact, including directly with young people.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Our basis and values
Full details and application documents can be found on the Barnardo's website
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