Posted on Jun 7, 2021 by CV-Library
DURATION: 2-years fixed term contract
HOURS & LOCATION: 37.5 hours per week in offices at Ashford, Kent
Dads Unlimited is a Registered Charity set up to support parents who are going through family breakdown.
Our mission is to improve outcomes for the children of separated parents within a healthy and positive co-parenting environment following family breakdown, so that children from separated families have an equal opportunity through a positive co-parenting environment.
We primarily help dads, but have also supported mums/grandparents and guardians.
The issues which we deal with on a daily basis are poor mental-health, domestic abuse, child protection, feelings of loneliness and isolation (as men are very poor at developing their own support network following family breakdown), as well as provide services that deal with self-harm/suicidal ideation.
We provide wrap-around support on all of these issues, and focus on making sure the voice of the child is at the heart of the family breakdown process.
We work with many statutory agencies, central and local government, the NHS and Public Health to recognise parental conflict as a health and social care issue.
If you are passionate about making a difference, are excited by helping us design from the beginning a new service for male victims of domestic abuse, enjoy a challenge of a busy day and want to be valued for your contribution, then why not join us at this very exciting time!
In this role, you will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of Dads Unlimited. Working closely with the Chief Executive and Directors, you will be an important part of our next phase of development and growth, helping us reach out to more people in more areas, modernise our services, and targeting those most in need.
We are looking for an individual that has a genuine passion for supporting people, who is confident, resilient and has a strong ability to build relationships.
In order to fully understand what our clients are going through; previous personal experience of parental conflict / family breakdown and / or working with vulnerable adults is highly desirable.
It’s important that the individual can demonstrate strong listening, communication, empathy and coaching skills.
This is a phenomenal opportunity to design and shape a service from the beginning and which has the potential to influence regional policy and systems.
Our ambition, backed by the support of Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, is to deliver a bespoke male victims / IDVA service across Kent and Medway.
It will take an exceptional candidate with drive, vision and tenacity to want to be the strategic and operational lead for a service which will enhance their profile and reputation across Kent and Medway.
You will be instrumental in the strategic growth of Dads Unlimited in helping us raise our profile across the region and beyond through the development of this new service for male victims as well as using your insight and experience to develop the first female perpetrator programme for Kent.
We are looking for someone who is motivated to succeed through working autonomously and with others, has high standards of work, and is passionate about seeing the best outcomes for clients, ensuring Dads Unlimited builds on its success in helping others. You will also be comfortable and confident in presenting at national and regional events; representing the Charity at stakeholder events/meetings; and writing reports for wider dissemination and/or Board meetings.
If you are looking to take your experience to the next level, and work for an organisation that is willing to intelligently challenge societal attitudes and barriers – then opportunities like this do not come around very often!
* Leadership qualities which include strategic vision and ambition.
* Drive, knowledge and the ability to exercise sound judgement and anticipate consequences
* Willing to challenge and be challenged.
* Ability to listen and understand.
* Balanced approach and able to manage high pressurised situations.
* Can work individually and within a team
* Honest, trustworthy, reliable and able to work in the strictest of confidentiality.
* Proactive, enthusiastic and willing to learn; and IT literate.
* High standard of written English.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining precisely why you believe you are the right person for the role by 17:00 on the closing date of 15 June 2021.
Interviews to be held w/c 21 June 2021.
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