Director of Family Support

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Prospectus is pleased to be partnering with Contact, a UK-wide registered charity, established in 1979 to support families whose children have a disability. They understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and they exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. They are now looking to recruit a Director of Family Support to lead their frontline services that offers crucial information, guidance and support to families across the UK. This position is offered as a part-time (0.6) position.

As their Director of Family Support, your primary focus will be to strategically and operationally lead and develop Contact’s Family Support services to meet the needs of families across the UK. This is an integral role for the charity, and as such you will be an active member of the Senior Management Team, working with the Chief Executive and other Directors to drive strategic direction and management of their service delivery function, whilst also providing thought leadership on service delivery, development, innovation and inclusion. Working across the 4 nations, you will be responsible for the delivery of all programmes including the project management of commissioned services across diverse funding streams, working with peers to generate future funds as well as managing relationships with key stakeholders including multiple commissioners and potential funders.

To be successful, you will be a supportive and empowering leader, with significant previous experience of operating at a strategic level, working in a senior leadership role within a charitable, support service or services delivery environment. A committed to working in co-production with families to develop services is a core value of Contact and as such, the ability to develop effective relationships will be key. Therefore you must have previous experience of managing teams and building relationships internally, as well as influencing and developing relationships with external stakeholders. Finally, knowledge and/or experience of monitoring, evaluating and good impact measurement is essential, as is an understanding of the experiences and challenges families with disabled children face. Experience of managing significant budgets and dispersed teams is vital.

Ultimately, you will be a passionate leader who is committed to improving the lives of those impacted by disabilities through thought leadership, and the ability to translate complex contracts and bids into effective delivery plans.

Contact welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds who feel they align with their mission, vision and values. By celebrating difference and incorporating diverse points of view and experiences, they can become closer to our families, audiences and the communities they serve.

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