Head of Coproduction, Volunteering and Corporate Partnerships (Maternity Cover)

Recruiter
Blue Octopus
Location
SE1 1LB, London (Greater)
Salary
£42,444.00, pro rata, per year
Posted
08 Sep 2020
Closes
06 Oct 2020
Ref
HEST99973
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Hestia's coproduction and volunteering team is an award-winning team supporting every part of our operational delivery, and giving our service users the ability to be involved at all levels of our organisation. We facilitate volunteer opportunities for around 500 people each year and work with a range of corporate partners from big household name to new small companies.

We are seeking an interim Head of Coproduction, Volunteering and Corporate Partnerships to steer the ship whilst the current postholder is on maternity leave.

You will have a passion for supporting organisations and individual services to embed coproduction, the ability to create positive volunteering experiences and hold effective relationships with corporate partners.

We offer the opportunity to lead exciting projects, be part of an organisation with a commitment to coproduction and volunteering and be recognised and valued for your contribution.

We are Hestia, a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. This year will mark our 50th anniversary so it is an exciting time to join us! Hestia offer a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.

In everything we do, we seek to be; respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.

We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.

Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Strictly no agencies

Person specification:

  • Experience and knowledge of leading volunteering departments and/or volunteer led projects
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of co-production, including best practice
  • Experience of successfully achieving corporate partnership financial targets
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively to a wide range of audiences
  • Numerate and literate with the ability to create budgets, interrogate data, produce proposals and monitoring data
  • Able to confidently work within a matrix reporting chain
  • Skilled influencer with the ability to finesse corporate partnerships to maximise returns
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

For a detailed job description, benefits overview and terms and conditions, please see our attached job pack. If you are viewing this advert outside of Hestia’s website, please click apply to view the pack.

Location: London Bridge

Salary: £42,444, pro rata, per annum

Hours: 39 hours per week

Contract: The staff member is due to return to work on 31 May 2021. As the staff member is required to give 8 weeks’ notice of their return, the above return date may be brought forward or extended.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday Flexi-time (core hours 10am – 4pm)

Closing date: 27 September 2020

Interview date: 2 October 2020

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.