Executive Director - Together Liverpool

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Liverpool Cathedral, Cathedral Gate, Liverpool
£35,000 - £40,000 dependant on experience

Fixed term for 3 years
Full time at 37.5 hours per week
Closing date 12th November
Interviews to take place in person on 2nd December
There is a need for flexibility with working hours which could cover days, evenings and weekends

Free on-site parking at the base office
EAP scheme

We are looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions and activities. You will be the face of the organisation, responsible for giving the proper strategic direction and implementing a high-quality value led vision.

An excellent Executive Director is an influential manager with ability to lead and motivate. They have great communication skills and take a holistic and agile approach in managing the organisation’s operations.

Trustees have articulated our values and purpose - we now need a collaborative leader who can manage and lead the charity to take the next step toward the realisation of its mission to establish the Network of Kindness across the geographical area of the Diocese of Liverpool.

The Together Liverpool Executive Director will lead a small lead of highly skilled social justice practitioners under the oversight of a group of experienced Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector trustees. You will need to be comfortable speaking to volunteers, community and faith leaders as well as having a heart for social justice. We are a charity that is at the heart of a network of people, charities and churches who want to see real social change happen. You will need to have experience of working at a strategic level and be able to speak truth to power.

  • Develop and implement strategies aiming to promote the organisation’s mission and “voice”
  • Create complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the board of trustees
  • Building an effective team of social leaders by providing guidance and coaching to colleagues
  • Ensure adherence of the organisation’s daily activities and long-term plans to established policies and legal guidelines
  • Direct and oversee current assets (people and financial) and fundraising efforts in order to ensure sustainability
  • Forge and maintain relations of trust with funders, partners and charities that share similar values
  • Act as a public speaker and public relations representative of Together Liverpool in ways that strengthen its profile
  • Review reports by colleagues to acquire an overview of the current work and how this might be developed
  • Lead on monitoring, measuring and evaluation of outcome and outputs
  • Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when necessary
  • Act as a senior leader in the efforts to develop sustainable, affordable responses to Poverty and Life chances in the geographical area of the Diocese of Liverpool. Being the voice of Together Liverpool and acting as an advocate for our communities and those on the margins.
  • Direct Line Management a growing team.

Preparing Bi-monthly reports to CUF

Regular 1 to 1 meetings with Line Manager

Contribute to the strategic aims of the Social Justice work of the Diocese

Essential requirements

  • Good general level of education, to GCSE level or equivalent including maths and English to Level 2.
  • Relevant A level qualifications.
  • Relevant undergraduate qualification.
  • management level experience.
  • experience of managing people.
  • experience of project planning and strategic development.
  • experience of asset-based community development.
  • Experience of management of complex data and reporting.
  • Experience of leading strategic vision and delivery models.
  • Strong understanding of financial control and measures of performance.
  • Using the Internet to a very competent level.
  • Using Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp and other virtual meeting platforms at a very competent level.
  • Experience of devising and delivering training.
  • Operational ability of Microsoft Office packages and Outlook.
  • Ability to negotiate and maintain strong working relationships with church and para-church organisations.
  • Good understanding of current social justice issues and a Christian approach to transformation.
  • Knowledge of VCFSE sector and the challenges it is facing.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to engage with people effectively at all levels.
  • Good time management.
  • Have an ability to handle a range of diverse tasks and prioritise according to demands.
  • An understanding of crisis and risk management.
  • Pays close attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with personal information maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates a friendly, sensitive, co-operative and diplomatic manner.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Works well within a team environment.
  • To have an understanding of, and be in sympathy with the Church of England.
  • Ability to work flexibly according to the demands of the role.

Desirable requirements

  • relevant postgraduate degree.
  • Relevant professional qualifications.
  • Experience of leading social change projects with deliverable outcomes.
  • Experience of different churches and how they operate, and particularly in areas of multiple deprivation, ideally in Merseyside.
  • Experience of working with the media and the development of communications models.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the structures, faith, worship and mission of the Church of England and good knowledge of the Bigger Church Bigger Difference agenda of the Diocese of Liverpool.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the structures, values and aims of Church Urban Fund and Together Liverpool.
  • A personal commitment to work against poverty and initiate measures to combat disadvantage.

About Together Liverpool

The purpose of Together Liverpool is to enhance the capacity of the Churches' mission and neighbourliness in the poorest communities in the diocesan area, engaging every Church in addressing poverty. We are doing this by creating a Network of Kindness that listens to those at the margins, connects social action and people in communities, equips people and projects to enhance their current practice and influences positive cultural and system changes that will work towards addressing the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.

We do this through value led social engagement (Please see the attached diagram that explains out vision and values) using asset-based community development models, agile working practices and by encouraging sustainable social leadership.