Director of Health and Wellbeing (Social care/elderly)
Morden College is a Charity dedicated to supporting older people. Founded in 1695 by the pioneering merchant, Sir John Morden, the College has been at the forefront of enriching older peoples lives for more than 300 years.
Today our core purpose is to provide older people who are in need with a home for life, to support them as they grow older, and to provide care services, including residential care and residential nursing care, if the need arises. We are a strong community, committed to enabling the older people we support to have the highest quality of life, for the rest of their life.
For so many reasons this is a seminal moment for the care sector in our country; and in this respect Morden College is no exception. The successful candidate for this role will join us at a time of change, for certain; but also at a moment of huge opportunity for this Charity, and for the older people we are privileged to support.
The College is currently a few months from opening a new centre, the John Morden Centre, a beautifully designed and innovative space for older people to spend time in, to socialise and enjoy the wide range of facilities that will be provided there. This project itself seminal, a major undertaking that is focused solely on bettering the quality of life of older people, and enabling cultural change at Morden College.
During 2020, thus far, the focus of our operations has been to keep our circa 300 resident beneficiaries, and our staff, safe from the coronavirus. It has been an immense undertaking for our whole community of residents and staff but thankfully one that we have achieved without there being a single case of Covid-19 in any of our services.
The crisis has, however, taught us a great deal, challenged how we operate, how we think and our assumptions. We are therefore beginning a review of our organisation, and principle objectives, so that we learn from the experience of the crisis, with the aim of developing a vision for the future that will drive the Charity forward for the next few years.
It is an exciting time indeed, and whoever is appointed as the Charitys next Director Health and Wellbeing will be centre stage, able to shape how the College develops, and lead a substantial team into the future. It is a unique opportunity to forge new thinking, bring to fruition new ideas, and new ways of working.
The experience we are looking for includes senior leadership responsibility for health and wellbeing in a comparable social care setting, which will have included statutory accountabilities and reporting, strategic and operational business planning, line management of senior care managers, and management of income and expenditure budgets.
The successful candidate is likely to bring up to date knowledge of the legal and regulatory frameworks that apply in the UK for the provision and inspection of social care to vulnerable people and ideally for older people.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner, Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting on 07961 988 523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday, 19th October