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Melissa Baxter

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££55,000 per annum

London

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The Organisation

Each year approximately 4,000 men and women serving long sentences (over seven years) are released from prisons across the UK.

The Hardman Trust believes that people who have served long prison sentences need extra support in their efforts to prepare for a settled, productive and fulfilling crime-free life back in the community.

The Role

The Hardman Trust are looking to appoint a new Director of the Trust with overall responsibility for all aspects of the charity including, for example: the delivery of our core services: the Hardman Awards and the Hardman Directory; for managing all aspects of the charity’s day-to-day operations; for maintaining and developing donor relations; and for managing a small, dedicated team of 3 staff plus the national network of Assessors and other supporters; and for maintaining and building the external profile of the charity with all stakeholders.

The role is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate and further develop key management skills within the charity sector, spanning relationship development to fund raising and operational/financial control. The Director will be able to help develop the longer-term direction of the Trust with the support of an enthusiastic board of Trustees.

The Person

Whilst the Hardman Trust is not a large organisation, nevertheless the Director role is multi-faceted. The Director must be willing to multi-task and also have the qualities that enable him/her to do so effectively. Success in this particular regard will require careful management of a small team of paid staff – possibly on a remote-working basis.

The Director must have exceptional empathy with the cause of the Hardman Trust without which it will be difficult to be credible with donors, with volunteers of any description, with Award applicants and winners, and with individuals upon whom the Hardman Trust relies in the prison service and elsewhere.

Other key attributes:
 
  • A belief that men and women who have crossed the criminal justice ‘line’ can, with support, make a meaningful contribution to society and should be given another chance to do so.
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal.
  • A background which demonstrates interest in criminal justice and, perhaps, in prison affairs and prisoner welfare, or similar.
  • Evidence of a desire to engage in building and sustaining donor relationships and some experience of having done so.
  • A background of having worked successfully in a small organisation (or in a small department of a larger organisation) where multi-tasking was necessary.
  • Proven team management and team leadership skills in more than one organisation.
  • An enthusiasm for travelling around the UK from time to time visiting open prisons, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • An entrepreneurial personality – meaning an ability to quickly adapt and flex where necessary in order to achieve the Hardman Trust’s objectives.
  • Down to earth manner, charisma and personal presence.

Further Information

For comprehensive information about The Hardman Trust, the role responsibilities and the person we are looking for, please download the Candidate Information Pack.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please apply with the following:
 
  • An up to date CV with the details of two referees
  • A Supporting Statement which addresses how you meet the criteria, includes your motivations for applying

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Melissa Baxter on 07789 985229 / [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th October 2021
Preliminary interviews with Russam: Week commencing 25th October 2021
Interviews with The Hardman Trust: Week commencing 15th November 2021

Melissa Baxter

Managing Partner – Charities
[email protected]

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