Job Title: Head of Operations (Employment Services)
Salary: £47,000 to £57,000
Closing Date: 21/08/2017
We have an exciting new opportunity for a performance-led and ambitious Head of Operations within Forward’s Employment Services.
Part of a new management team within Employment Services, you will lead on the recruitment operations of placing and supporting ex-offenders into employment, in particular Blue Sky Agency but across wider contracts and geographies within the Employment Services Division.
Working with the Divisional Director, you will contribute to the design, development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Employment Services Division.
You will manage, motivate and develop your team to ensure the effective delivery of the strategic plan, while driving continuous operational improvement and impact. .
You will build and maintain effective relationships with partners - negotiating mutually beneficial deals, delivering on objectives and targets, and demonstrating commercial and social impact.
Working with finance team, you will take responsibility for the management of budgets within your area to deliver effective and efficient operations.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable significant experience of managing operational performance and of leading teams to manage ex-offenders in the community. You will have experience of developing and delivering partnerships, and a strong knowledge of the employment market. You will also demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by our organisation and client group and have experience manging budgets and performance management.
About The Forward Trust
We are Forward, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
Forward offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. We also support our employees to achieve both professional and personal development.
We are committed to equality of opportunity. We select candidates based their abilities and skills and nothing else. We are dedicated to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work and welcome applications from candidates who are themselves
To apply, please follow the job board application instructions to submit your CV.