Hackney Night Shelter / Hackney Doorways is looking to appoint a Director to oversee the next stage in the charity‚Äôs development.  With the current interim Director now moving on, this is an opportunity for a dynamic, committed and experienced individual to join the charity and shape and deepen our work and impact in the Borough of Hackney.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, the charity has successfully moved away from a roving night shelter model to a static building-based model in the Borough (one female only shelter and one mixed gender shelter). Formerly known as Hackney Winter Night Shelter, the charity is now a year round service supported by a small dedicated staff team and over 250 volunteers.

Specifically, you will:

Work with the Board of Trustees to realise HNS strategic objectives, demonstrate impact and deliver real value to the sector

Spearhead the search and secure a new long term shelter venue by June 2022

Be responsible for ensuring effective operational delivery through management of a small team of staff and volunteer resources

Oversee organisational fundraising (trusts, foundations and statutory funding focus) and donation management

Sustain and build strong strategic and working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (council members and officers, funders, supporters, faith and community leaders, and the local business community)
In order to be considered for this role you will have previous senior management experience in the Charity sector and experience of working with vulnerable adults (ideally, but not necessarily within the homeless sector). You will have a strong knowledge of charity governance, excellent interpersonal skills, and experience of trusts/foundations fundraising.

The shelters are operational, and this is a client facing role, so while there is some flexibility for the successful candidate to work from home occasionally (up to 2 days per week), this role is predominantly hands on.

The full job description is available to download below. 

How to apply:

Hackney Doorways is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from all backgrounds but particularly from those who have lived experience of homelessness.

Please submit a CV and a maximum two-page covering letter to [email protected] explaining:

-           Your interest in applying for the role, and

-           Your relevant experience as per person specification outlined above

Closing date 4th October 2021, first round interviews w/c 11th October 2021.

For a confidential discussion about the role contact:

Henry Brown on mobile 07736 160281 during office hours

Hackney Winter Night Shelter is a Hackney Doorways project. Registered Charity number 1139183 Company number 07064774
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