Chief Operating Officer
Our client is the largest mental health charity in Oxfordshire, and we have locations in Berkshire and now Buckinghamshire.
Chief Operating Officer - £80,000 - £90,000 per annum
• 25 days holiday + bank hols
• Flexible and Agile Working
• Free parking on site
• Discounted shopping
• Subsidised Gym Membership
• Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Social Events throughout the year
• £500 Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Training, Learning and Development
Mental health illness, in all its forms, is affecting more people than ever before. For over 50 years, we have been innovating, adapting and providing high-quality services and now operate around the Thames Valley. Response delivers Mental Health services across the entire age range, alongside providing supported housing, this enables Response to deliver a holistic recovery focused package. We are recruiting a Chief Operating Officer to join our Senior Leadership Team. The Chief Operating Officer is second in command to the Chief Executive and will focus on operationalising the Corporate Strategy. They will have direct responsibility for the delivery and performance of the Supported Housing department, Children and Young People Services, Adult Services, Governance, Compliance and Quality department and People department, leading all aspects of its work on behalf of the CEO and Board of Trustees.
The postholder will specifically be involved in supporting the CEO to grow Response into a diverse organisation and seek opportunities for expansion in the Thames Valley and surrounding areas. They will have responsibility for leading transformational changes needed across Response services to ensure long term viability as well as delivering excellent outcomes for the clients.
Response is looking for an individual that has extensive knowledge and experience of delivering transformational change of social care services and ideally experience of developing successful partnerships with a variety of organisations. As second in command to the CEO, experience of producing an organisational strategy and business plan and leading the delivery of these strategies is essential. Strong leadership skills are crucial and will require the ability to motivate and engage multi-disciplinary teams in improving services. We are looking for someone who is a team player, who is resilient, but is also determined to make a difference to support our clients. Ideally this role will be suited to someone looking to progress their career within a larger charity organisation but this role also provides the autonomy to create and deliver significant change with support from a dynamic team around them.
We look for people that share our values below and want to make a real difference to people’s lives:
Caring – Our clients are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables clients to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each client’s uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.
Safe – Honest and open relationships help to make all of our clients and colleagues feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as a client may require.
Creative – Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a client at their own pace there is/ are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.
Aspirational – Recovery is focused on what a client can do, not what they can’t.