Mothers’ Union (Incorporated
by Royal Charter)
|Head of Action & Outreach Unit (our
Salary up to £35,000
Please find full details about the post below. Further information about the organisation is available at www.themothersunion.org
If you would like to be considered for this post please send a formal application, of no more than two typed sides of A4, which emphasises how your skills and experience match the requirements of the post as summarised in the Job Description and Person Specification (see below). Please also enclose a copy of your current CV (not more than three sides of A4) and details of your current salary.
Please either post or email your application to Judith Lovelace, Charity and Fundraising Appointments, Longcroft House, Victoria Avenue, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NS (email@example.com). If using email please send attachments in either MS Word or Rich Text Format.
Applications should be received here by 12 noon on Friday 8 June 2001.
It is planned that initial interviews will take place at our offices
on 13, 14 and possibly 19 June. Final interviews at The Mothers’ Union
are planned for w/c Monday 2 July.
JOB DESCRIPTIONTitle: Head of Action & Outreach Unit
Location: The Mary Sumner House, Westminster
Hours: 35 hours per week
Accountable to: Chief Executive
To manage the staff of the Action & Outreach Unit in order to ensure that the programmes and relevant charitable funds of the organisation are applied as part of a coherent strategy to further the Aim, Purpose and Objects of the Society.
The Action & Outreach Unit provides specialist skills and advice on projects within the parish and wider community and development programmes undertaken by members and field staff in the UK and Ireland and around the world. It is also responsible for the Society’s workers, some three hundred in number, in their continuing programmes of support for marriage and family life around the world.
1. To develop an effective and appropriate strategy for the development work of the Society, and to ensure that this strategy fits within the overall direction for the organisation agreed by the Board of Trustees.Main Responsibilities:
1. To work with the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team in the planning and implementation of the overall strategy of the organisation to the direction agreed by the Board of Trustees. Specifically to prepare and implement strategy in the area of the projects and programmes undertaken by the organisation.Key Contacts:
Action & Outreach colleagues and staff in other units. The Unit Co-ordinator, members of the Action & Outreach Unit Committee, and the Grants Committees, the Board of Trustees.
Staff of other external, non-government organisations and mission societies,
appropriate national government and international bodies, Mothers' Union
leaders and workers and senior clergy.
Person SpecificationQualifications and Experience:
Graduate level or equivalent.
Substantial proven management experience in a relevant field, for example community projects or international development programmes.
Experience of working or volunteering in an international environment.
Effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Demonstrable ability to play an effective role in the staff management team.
Experience of working professionally with volunteers.
Familiar with IT, especially spreadsheets, databases, presentation and WP packages.
The Mothers' Union aims to be
respected in its voice and actions,
Key members of the Mothers' Union staff are expected to reflect these
core values in their own personal characteristics. Post-holders are expected
to be able to demonstrate:
1. A level of competence appropriate to the demands of this post.
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