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Development Director (Children and Families) - Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre

Dagenham, UK
£45,000 - £50,000
Closing on 28 April 2024

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre (KHCCC) to secure their brand-new Director of Development (Children and Families).

KHCCC has been a cornerstone of Barking and Dagenham for nearly a century, serving as a vibrant community hub where people gather for worship, celebration, and companionship. Since its establishment in 1929, it has been a place of solace and connection, remaining a vital part of the borough to this day. Their flagship site is renowned for its role as a local leader, offering a range of amenities such as the Street Kitchen café, Social Supermarket, diverse activities, preschool, and church gatherings, attracting hundreds of visitors weekly.

KHCCC are embarking on an exciting chapter, creating the new role of Director of Development (Children and Families). With their Christian values driving transformation, this role is pivotal. KHCCC are seeking an innovative leader to join their executive leadership team and help steer change.

This opportunity will involve leading the transformation of their established Pre-school into a thriving year-round nursery. Furthermore, it includes launching a new childcare service at their second church site, enriching family and children's initiatives, and strengthening ties with borough leaders and funding bodies. This role will be instrumental in establishing connections between KHCCC and other services, enabling the comprehensive development in a unified approach.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in creating and implementing operational strategies and overseeing changes.
  • Ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in management, including overseeing teams and coordinating organisational tasks and responsibilities.
  • A passion for family support and children's development.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a nurturing and ambitious staff team that has daily devotions together. Including a weekly team meeting that is centred in prayer and envisioning.  

Please note: Joining one of KHCCC’s church congregations is not compulsory, open to applicants who are members of other churches.

Please see the candidate pack for more details.

For an informal chat, please contact Nick Thomas, Recruitment Consultant, Charisma Charity Recruitment. Your application should include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion*, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

*In accordance with the equality act 2010 it is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a practicing Christian and in agreement with the KHCCC statement of faith.

Hours: Full time – 35hrs. Part-time considered (min 28hrs pw).
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
Location: Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre and other areas around the community

Closing date for applications: 28th April 2024

Charisma vetting interviews must be completed by midday on 1 May prior to shortlisting on the 3 May.
First stage interviews with Kingsley Hall: w/c 13 May 
Second stage interviews with Kingsley Hall: w/c 20 May

A note from Charisma
Don’t feel like you meet all of the requirements?  We’d still love to chat, we’re a people first recruitment partner.  We specialise in charity recruitment with over 22 years’ experience working as a consultancy who support inspiring professionals find the perfect roles in transformational organisations.  

Nick Thomas
Recruitment Consultant
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