We have an exciting opportunity to join our Community Action team as a Team Lead. In this position you’ll support our team to deliver projects and initiatives well and help others understand and deliver the potential of community-based working and engagement. You’ll operationalise strategy, take responsibility for ensuring projects and offers we make are delivered well and on time and that we are responding well to the needs and wants of the varied community and colleagues we work with. You’ll deputise for our Head of Community Action & Learning and manage an enthusiastic and friendly team of people working to create change and support communities.
To succeed in this role:
Based in the Community Action team at St Christopher’s Hospice, your role will be focused on organising resources, team work and delivery and communicating with different teams and organisations about projects, initiatives and delivery. Your role will directly line manage at least six members of staff and you’ll have oversight for the team operations which includes multiple projects working with hundreds of volunteers and community members to create change or support people.
We are a world-leading hospice aspiring to a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.
Our Community Action team is a lively and thoughtful team working with community members and groups across five boroughs to find new ways of responding to societal need, creating change and doing so in partnership. We use creative methods to bring about mutualistic responses to death, dying and loss, and address inequities, and hold a social change agenda.
St Christopher’s is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, although we are underrepresented across the organisation with BAME and LGBTQ+ employees, and so we encourage applications from these groups. We also welcome hearing from you if you have peer or lived experience, as this is an important feature of our team.
Benefits of joining St Christopher’s
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mary Hodgson, Head of Community Action & Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at www.stchristophers.org.uk and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.
Closing Date: 20th February 2024
Interview Date: Provisional date of 29th February 2024
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