Interim Manager (6 Months) - Irish Community Care Manchester
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 p.a.
Can you lead a social care charity through a challenging but exciting period of change? Irish Community Care Manchester has been serving the community for 30 years and during that time has grown and developed so that it now offers a range of services from a number of locations in the City, including two offices.
It is facing difficulties common to the voluntary sector, including reduced funding and lack of an evidence base to underpin strategic planning.
It has now secured funding for a major needs assessment and service review, to be carried out by external consultants. They will take a fresh look at the welfare needs of the substantial Irish community in the City, map existing organisations and services and investigate a range of local and national service delivery models. The findings will lead to a forward plan for the next generation.
In preparation for change ICCM has already revised and updated its Constitution and is recruiting new Board members.
The role of the Interim Manager will be to stabilise services and provide leadership during this transitional phase, overseeing communications between stakeholders and ensuring that the organisation is ready to implement the research recommendations.
Main responsibilities include:
Maintain current service delivery
Manage a small staff team and ensure volunteer support and accountability
Manage and support the needs assessment consultancy
Oversee financial systems, budgets, contracts, and monitoring
Produce reports as required
Ensure that good practice is followed, and policies and procedures are adhered to
Report to and liaise with the Board, funders, partners, and the wider community to ensure good Governance and accountability
Key skills attributes and requirements of the job:
Significant change management experience
Proven organisational management experience
Strong people management skills
Financial management expertise
Problem solving skills and ability to respond to complex situations
Excellent communication skills, with an ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders
Understanding of the role of the Board of Trustees and previous experience of the voluntary/not for profit sector
Recognition of the needs of the Irish community
Knowledge of community care services
To apply please send a CV and covering letter by clicking Apply now. Shortlisted candidates will be fully briefed prior to interview. Criteria for selection will include best fit with person specification, previous experience, availability and value for money. The salary is negotiable, dependent on employment status, and skills and experience.
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