Head of Programmes

London/South East/Home Based
£42,000-£45,000 pa pro rata
15 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Part Time
Contract Type

Are you inspired by the challenge of improving the experience of ageing? A good listener and communicator, with strong values, vision and the drive to make a difference to older people's lives? Concerned about inequality?

Do you have the skills to effectively implement time limited projects? 

If so we would like to hear from you.


Care & Repair England is a small, national housing charity dedicated to improving the homes and lives of older people.

We are looking for a self-motivated person to head up our work with older people, particularly in London/ South East.

As our part time Head of Programmes you would lead on specific projects, particularly those working directly with older activists, groups, networks and forums, and also contribute to our work to improve the policy and practice links between housing, health and care.

We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, able to work well with older people, a good listener, adept at bridging the layperson’s ideas/understanding of issues with wider social policy awareness and vision.

Very importantly, you need to have commitment and drive to improve older people’s lives.

Specific knowledge about housing policy and practice would be desirable, but if you meet our other priorities we can support learning about this subject.

NOTE - This is a part time post (3/5ths), working from home (within easy reach of Central London), with flexible hours/ days.

If this sounds like a job you’d love, and you think you can demonstrate the abilities we're looking for, we’d like to hear from you.

You can read more in the recruitment pack (downloadable from this ad or our website).

Location      Home based in the London area (or close to London/ within easy reach with good   transport links)

Part time      3/5ths post (negotiable spread of hours/ days)

Salary          Pro rata of FTE of £42,000- £45,000  (3/5ths = c £25,000 - £27,000 )

Holidays: 25 days pa, plus bank holidays and up to 4 extra days bridging leave at Christmas (all are pro rata for part time workers)

Pension: Social Housing Pension Scheme

Please apply by submitting:

i) Covering letter explaining why you are the person for this job (maximum 1,500 words)

ii) CV

iii) Please complete the attached Equality and Diversity form and return alongside your CV and cover letter.

Closing date for applications 12.00 midnight Sunday11th November 2018

Notification of short listed applicants 14th November 2018

Formal interviews on 27th November 2018 in Central London

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