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Our client, The Children's Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. They are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. They give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Children are at the heart of what they do. That’s why they want to build a better childhood for every child.
Director of Business Transformation
Job Ref: L02640
Career Area: Work with Children and Young People, Corporate Functions and Admin
Location: Head office - London
Salary Range: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum
Type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
The Children and Young People Division at The Children's Society provides direct services to the Children and Young People who rely on their services. This is a key role in the organisation to lead business change and to increase organisational effectiveness.
You will develop, manage, and deliver intelligence-led change plans, which transform service delivery and achieve efficiencies in a measurable way. This will include working across teams influencing key stakeholders to drive change and embed excellence in all that they do. Much of this will include a project management approach, which integrates a measurable performance management culture into day to day activities.
To succeed in this role you will have experience of driving significant transformation programmes. You will have solid experience of project management techniques to achieve this aim and to also embed a project management culture in the organisation. You will be an advocate of outcomes based accountability and have experience of implementing performance management indicators in a service based environment.
In addition a grasp of business process re engineering would be helpful coupled with a key understanding of leveraging people resources to embed a high performance culture.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
- Experience of measuring, monitoring and managing performance
- Self motivated, able to work to deadlines and manage competing demands
- Excellent IT literacy skills
- Ability to train and develop others to use a project management approach
- Ability to lead significant change with confidence and zeal.
- Project Management qualification (or have equivalent project management experience)
- Knowledge of charity/not for profit sector
- Knowledge of business process re-engineering
- Knowledge of best practice in performance management and potential implementation issues
- Knowledge of linking quality standards with service standards.
- Knowledge of centrally owned / locally delivered models of service delivery.
- Extensive project management experience
- Extensive knowledge and experience of delivering change
- Experience of creating and driving a customer focused culture
- Experience of delivering service transformation in a safe practice setting
- A track record of delivering in complex environments
- Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams
- Knowledge and experience of benefits realisation
- Experience of business planning and budget management.
This post has the following special circumstances:
- Appointment is subject to receiving suitable references
- Willingness to travel to locations around England
Closing date for applications: 3rd September 2012.
Please click to apply, you will then be taken to our website to view the full job description. You will then be required to register online and attach a tailored CV and supporting statement, which demonstrates your ability to meet the skills, knowledge and experience above.
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
An equal opportunities employer.
No agencies please.