Head of Delivery
London SE1 (from April 2022) with flexible hybrid working
£45,000 per year
Best Beginnings is a national charity established to help give every child in the UK the best start in life and reduce inequalities in outcomes.
Our aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and life-chances of young children of all backgrounds, with a firm focus on tackling inequalities. We do this by forging partnerships and collaborating with parents, local communities, front-line professionals, service providers, professional bodies, academics and policymakers to create, disseminate and evaluate innovative interventions and drive positive change.
The Head of Delivery will report directly to Chief Operating Officer and will be a member of the Senior Management Team. The postholder will need strong strategic project planning and management skills and use their own initiative to seek solutions and keep programme planning and delivery on track.
A good knowledge of community development principles and exceptional reporting and communication skills, along with a passion for social justice for seldom heard communities is required. Accompanying this requirement is the specific need for a strong commitment to ensuring that parents and co-parents voices are heard and that this drives service development and decision making.
This role will be responsible for directing all aspects of programme management including planning, budgeting, delivery, impact reporting, evaluation management, training and management of the delivery team colleagues. You will be a confident manager and communicator, with a strong track record of building and maintaining successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, as well as providing support and advice across multiple teams and organisational functions.
Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
Best Beginnings is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce. As an employer we seek to attract applications from the widest possible talent pool and to appoint on ability irrespective of race, religion, age, disability (including hidden disabilities), marital/civil partnership status, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with lived experience (actual or by association) that is relevant to the people and communities we support.
Best Beginnings actively promotes a culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are recognised for the contribution they make to the achievement of our mission.
How to apply
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner, NFP Consulting:
Vikki Park, Principal Consultant, 07495 259 123 or email email@example.com
The role is subject to a standard DBS check in line with our commitment to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
Closing date: Sunday 24th April