Operations Director - National Services
Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
About the role
This role will lead our National Knowledge and Information Services team to ensure that the Society's online, publications and face to face information is fully accessible to people affected by dementia, effective for employees and volunteers and based on the latest regulatory, national and local standards. This director will plan and implement our national service; the first point of contact for anyone diagnosed with dementia, as well as their family and carers, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They, and their team, will help steer people through the maze of health and social care.
Part of the Operations Leadership Team, this role will work closely with the Director of Operations and senior management colleagues in other directorates to deliver tangible results. This will involve establishing and managing a high calibre team and building strong connections with internal and external partners.
This influential and strategic role calls for significant experience of leading and managing large teams, strong financial and project management skills, and a demonstrated ability to work on your own initiative and manage a significant and varied workload with competing demands. You will need to combine strategic thinking, strong leadership and organisational skills. You will also need to drive through and embed new ways of working, new behaviours and new thinking, inspiring and energising your teams through times of change.
Along with degree-level education you will have substantial senior-level experience of managing within a large, geographically dispersed operating environment. Your proven ability to turn commitments into clear actions must be supported by excellent people management skills. Add to that strong communication and interpersonal skills and you will quickly establish yourself as an indispensable member of our team.
Do you have great leadership skills, a willingness to empower and develop your teams and proven adaptability to change? If so we would love to hear from you.
You may have experience of the following: Operations Director, National Services, Programme Manager, Programme Director, Health, Social Care, Third Sector, Senior Manager, etc.
Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.