Due to retirement, Transforming Plymouth Together are seeking to recruit a new Strategic Lead Officer

Closing date – Friday 22nd October 2021

Interview Date – Wednesday 3rd November

Strategic Lead Officer Role

To work on behalf of the Board of Trustees to develop and deliver the business plan and strategy to ensure the ongoing sustainability and impact of TPT. To represent TPT, serving as a positive ambassador with local churches and faith organisations, communities and other partners in the voluntary and statutory sectors; being a positive leader, manager and role model for staff and volunteers. To ensure that those with lived experience of deprivation, vulnerability, and injustice are placed at heart of everything that TPT does, in order to make a lasting difference to the lives of those who are disadvantaged.

Hours: Full Time - 35 hours

Location: Plymouth

Salary: £32,000 (Depending on experience)

Pension: Pension scheme (7.5% non-contributory) Expenses: 0.45p per mile

Holidays: 25 days per year plus 8 statutory bank holidays

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1. To ensure that all the activities undertaken by TPT are in accordance with its vision, strategic aims, ethos and values.

2. To ensure the effective operation of the charity, developing processes and procedures appropriate to its size.

3. To provide leadership for the staff team, fostering a constructive team ethos and a culture of creativity, learning and excellence, with employees and volunteers receiving appropriate support and supervision.

4. To lead the development and implementation of all work streams, securing the necessary resources and liaising directly with existing and new funders.

5. To identify suitable fundraising opportunities, developing and leading income generation approaches, and commissioning appropriate professional support.

6. To make available high-level reports and evaluations to external stakeholders, funders and trustees, ensuring that performance data is robust, evidence-based and verifiable.

7. To liaise closely with colleagues in the Diocese of Exeter aligning, where appropriate, with its direction of travel

8. To lead and represent TPT’s engagement with all relevant stakeholders, the Together Network and Church Urban Fund nationally, sharing good practice, facilitating a collective voice on key issues, and developing opportunities for collaboration.

9. To report to and work closely with the Board of Trustees, ensuring TPT fulfils its statutory responsibilities as an employer and charity, and fully implements all its policies, including Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities

10. To produce & complete financial monitoring of TPT’s budgeting, income and expenditure, whilst working with the treasurer.

The Strategic Lead Officer will work flexibly in order, as required, to accommodate events and engagements outside normal office hours, including speaking to church congregations on occasional Sunday mornings. There will be infrequent attendance at events elsewhere in England.

For further information, please see below or contact Chris Forster, Strategic Lead Officer on 07710096210 or chris@transformingplymouthtogether.org.uk

CV and letters of application should be sent for the attention of Nick Shutt Archdeacon of Plymouth via Debbie Delaney PA to the Archdeacon of Plymouth at the following email address:


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