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Hours: 20 per week

Salary: £50,000 pro rata (£25,000 actual)

Duration: 24 months

Responsible to: Footesteps Chairman

Office base: Remote working

Ideal start date: 10th July

Application close date: 9th June


We are looking to appoint our first director to establish the charity, implement the business plan and raise our profile. This is an exciting time for the charity and gives the opportunity for our first director to shape and develop Footesteps supported by a skilled and knowledgeable group of trustees. The post would ideally suit somebody wishing to move up to leading a charity or someone who has already done so and wishes to scale down their hours. 

Key Role Purpose:

Footesteps is a newly formed charity providing a unique support service to night-time health and social care workers so that they feel valued, skilled and safe. We do this through bespoke training, education, road testing safety equipment, mentoring and physical protection measures.

Scope of the Role

To provide effective day to day management relating to all aspects of the Charity’s set up and operations.

To ensure the financial stability by identifying and securing appropriate funding that supports the values of the Charity

To work with other key partners to extend the scope of the services we offer to beneficiaries.

To clearly demonstrate and promote the positive impact of the Charity.

To service the Trustees by the provision of reports, minutes and papers to enable them to govern effectively.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

To manage the Charity according to the strategic direction provided by the Board of Trustees.

Have a key role in establishing the Charity and delivering objectives for Years 1-2.

To be responsible for planning and delivering a range of services and financial grants to support night time health and social care staff and the organisations they work for.

To actively seek paid membership of Footesteps from NHS, Social services, voluntary sector and private sector.

To undertake all aspects of business development including identification of funding opportunities, bid writing and tender submissions with support from the Trustees.

To work in partnership with external partners to promote awareness, identify beneficiaries and engage with the wider community.

To develop and manage initiatives, events and campaigns to increase engagement with health and social agencies that provide night time cover e.g. NHS, Social services, voluntary sector and private sector.

To increase engagement with night-time staff who work for NHS, Social services, voluntary sector and private sector.

To develop and maintain policies, procedure, guidelines and protocols in accordance with the Board’s strategic direction.

Person Specification 

Education to degree level or equivalent by experience. (Essential)

Management qualification (Desirable)

Key Skills and Experience

Essential criteria 

Flexible and adaptable approach

A good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills 

Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

The ability to prioritise and manage your work load

Good time-management and organisational skills 

Ability to motivate and empower people 

Commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory behaviour 

High levels of commitment, reliability and motivation 

Ability to undertake travel as required 

Able to occasionally work outside of contracted hours if required 

A commitment to support the work of Footesteps Foundation 


Desirable criteria

Experience of contract and performance management 

Experience of managing trainers and volunteers

Track record in identifying and securing new funding streams and value in kind services  

Experience of budget setting and budget control 

Experience of developing and maintaining partnerships with statutory, voluntary and independent sector organisations 

Understanding of the current health, safety and social issues affecting night workers 

Proven customer service skills 

Understanding of Health and Safety legislation

Understanding of data protection and confidentiality

Competent in the use of emails, internet, MS Office and social media platforms

Apply now using the form below!

Application close date: 9th June

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