Managing Director (Learning Disability Charity)

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£55,000 to £61,500
27 Feb 2019
27 Mar 2019
Full Time
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Managing Director (Learning Disability Charity) 

Our client is the parent company of a charitable group of companies that supports people with a learning disability. Their unique leadership and structure includes people with a learning disability. Their Leadership team work alongside their Service Quality Directors who have lived experience of a learning disability. Through this they can demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but they can’t do this without you! They is looking for a Managing Director for Thera Scotland. 

Position: Managing Director 
Location: Homebased Scotland 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 39 hours per week 
Salary: £55,000 to £61,500 dependant on experiences 
Benefits: 25 days holiday + 9 days bank holiday; Contributory pension; Cycle to work scheme; Employee support line to support you and your family; Support in gaining professional qualifications; Continuous on the job training is provided, A lease car is an option at 0.14p per mile and a monthly deductible, Private car use is 0.35p per mile for the first 250 miles and 0.40p per mile there after. 

About the role: 

The Managing Director of Scotland will provide a high-quality service for people with a learning disability. In order to do this successfully a comprehensive knowledge of the learning disability sector and how to navigate its challenges is required. 

An acute commercials awareness will ensure the charity in Scotland carries out their strategic vision and successfully manage the subsidiaries overall performance. The Managing Director will need to assess, analyse and manage risk to ensure compliance. They will be accountable for adherence to all internal and external policies and legal frameworks. 

The Managing Director will deliver strong leadership by effectively coaching their operational team in best practice, setting clear objectives and providing professional development. 


- Accountable to the charities Board of Directors. 
- Responsible for the overall performance the charity. 
- Identify opportunities to improve organisational performance with a commitment to continuous improvement. 
- Develop the identity and culture of our client whilst working within the Group strategy. 
- Promote strong values that align with our clients’ values and vision. 
- Apply comprehensive knowledge of financial, commercial and learning disability issues at a strategic level. 
- Identify, plan and implement change management. 
- Manage change in a growing / scaling business and operations. 
- Advanced operational and contingency planning. 
- Accountable for the compliance and adherence to internal and external policies. 
- Accountable for the compliance to Health and Safety regulations for the charity. 
- Possess a comprehensive knowledge of legal frameworks and take appropriate action. 
- Risk analysis and management for the charity. 
- Analyse complex reports and take appropriate action. 
- Manage and monitor a range of organisational budgets and resources. 
- Manage and monitor a range contracts and lead on complex contract negotiations. 
- Network and utilise these networks for effective business development. 
- Management of all development activity within the charity. 
- Accountable for the recruitment and retention strategies for the charity. 
- Direct and support the personal and professional development of senior operational staff. 
- Able to set clear aims and objects to direct reports that will deliver the overall strategy. 
- Carry out constructive performance appraisal with senior managers. 
- Coach and mentor the Operational Managers. 

About you: 

- Possess an in-depth knowledge of the Learning disability sector and the challenges it faces. 
- Expert level of commercial awareness and business acumen. 
- Experienced leader within the field of learning disability (professional qualification is desirable). 
- Experience in management and budgeting. 
- The ability to analyse and manage risk. 
- Strong Leadership. 
- Great management skills. 
- Person-centred and Empathic. 
- Strategy and creativity. 
- Great at building relationships. 
- Able to influence and persuade. 
- Robust problem solving and analysis skills. 
- Exceptional communication skills. 

Our client is an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief. 

When working from home you will be expected to provide a suitable environment in which you can work. 

All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks. However, this does not mean that all convictions will exclude you from working for us. We will assess any convictions on an individual basis and the DBS will be paid for by our client.

You may have experience of the following: Managing Director, MD, CEO, Chief Executive Officer, COO, Chief Operating Officer, etc.