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Interim Director

TPP Recruitment
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2020

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Founded 25 years ago, Hackney Doorways provides routes out of homelessness for people in need in Hackney by working with the community to provide warmth and shelter to homeless guests and to support them in rebuilding their lives. Up until recently, the charity operated a roving winter night shelter (known as Hackney Winter Night Shelter) supported by over 700 volunteers annually. In the last year, the charity has successfully moved away from the roving night shelter model onto a static building-based model (one female only shelter and one temporary mixed gender shelter). With the current Director moving on, this is an interim opportunity (6-month fixed term contract) to lead the team and operations while the charity finds is next, permanent, Director.


Specifically, you will:


  • focus on operational delivery through management of a small team of staff and resources
  • ensure the continued implementation of the strategic objective to establish a year-round permanent static shelter.
  • ensure continued compliance with Covid-19 restrictions and safety guidelines
  • personally oversee organisational fundraising (trusts, foundations and statutory funding focus) and financial management
  • sustain a good working relationship with a wide range of stakeholders (council members and officers, funders, supporters, faith and community leaders, and the local business community)


In order to be considered for this role you will have previous senior management experience in the Charity sector and experience of working with vulnerable adults (ideally, but not necessarily within the homeless sector). You will have a strong knowledge of charity governance, excellent interpersonal skills, and some experience of trusts/foundations fundraising. The shelters are operational and this is a client facing role, so while there is some flexibility for the successful candidate to work from home occasionally (up to 2 days per week), this is predominantly an office based role. The successful candidate must be able to start in post in early-December in order to hand over with the departing Director.


To apply to this fast moving role, please send through an updated CV to Matt Adams at TPP Recruitment ( Alternatively, contact Matt on 0207 198 6060 for a confidential discussion about the role.


TPP Recruitment is a specialist, highly respected and well-established UK-wide consultancy.

Our areas of expertise enable us to provide dedicated support to organisations across the following non-profit and public sector organisations:

Charitable | Educational | Health & Social Care | Professional Membership | Awarding Bodies | Cultural | Housing

Our 50+ strong team of dedicated consultants specialise in the following functional areas:

Education & Training | Finance, IT & Facilities | Fundraising & Development | Health & Social Care | Human Resources |  Leadership & Governance | MarComms & Digital | Office & Specialist Support

TPP has connected organisations and candidates across the UK since 1996, from our offices in London, Bristol and Newcastle. Our culture is based on the following set of core principles which are embedded within our teams and underpin our commitment to helping ensure organisations achieve lasting impact.

  • We do the right thing
    We have a social conscience, work in an ethical way and are passionate about supporting organisations. It’s why the first P of our name stands for Principle.
  • We work in partnership
    Internally and externally, we work in an honest, supportive and collaborative way to achieve exceptional results. It’s why the second P stands for Partnership.
  • We specialise
    We are experts in our fields and constantly seek to improve our knowledge of and empathy for our customers.
  • We adapt
    We offer a flexible, tailored approach and are constantly looking for better ways to do things.
  • We exceed expectations
    We go above and beyond and focus on long term relationships over short term gains.
Contact Us
  • 4th Floor, Sherborne House
  • 119-121 Cannon Street
  • London
  • EC4N 5AT
  • GB
  • 020 7198 6000
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