31000.00 GBP Annual + (pro rata), more may be negotiable for an exceptional candidate
13 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Job Title: Director
Purpose: To deliver Haven's mission and business plan
Salary: Up to GBP31k per annum (pro rata) - more may be negotiable for an exceptional candidate. The salary and a performance related element will be reviewed annually.
Hours of Work: 0.8 FTE (approximately 30 hours per week) - this is broadly indicative. The post holder can expect to work evenings and weekends when required as commensurate with a senior leadership role.
Annual Leave: 21 days (pro rata) plus 8 statutory days (pro rata)
Location: Sheffield with travel throughout South Yorkshire and occasionally further afield.
Reporting to: The Chair of the Board of Trustees
Application Information: Please submit a full CV with a covering letter explaining how you fit the requirements of the role.
Closing Date: Noon on 4th September 2017 (postal and email applications accepted)
Interviews: Will be held in Sheffield during the week commencing 2nd October 2017.
Haven is a South-Yorkshire based charity supporting children and young people affected by domestic abuse. We are rare. The needs of children can be overlooked in Domestic Abuse situations, yet the impact on their lives can be significant, traumatic and long-lasting. Children who witness or are victims of Domestic Abuse have difficulties with 'attachment' and are more likely to truant, do less well in exams, get bullied, go to jail, and become victims or perpetrators of Domestic Abuse themselves. Our mission is stop this cycle of violence and to support children to become the best they can be.
We are a new charity - in existence in our current form for just 3 years - and although we are small, we have big ambitions. We are looking for an outstanding leader with the drive, energy and ambassadorial skills to consolidate our base, raise our profile and expand our horizons. The Director will play a crucial part in the ongoing development of the Charity and you will be encouraged to grow with us. The role and reward will evolve to reflect what we hope will be a growing, well established charity that becomes indispensable in South Yorkshire and beyond.
We can promise a great challenge, rewarding work and the support of enthusiastic and talented colleagues and trustees who will be on your side. If you want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people and take a prime role in shaping and growing an ambitious, innovative organisation with strong roots, we would love to hear from you.
The overall purpose of the role is to provide the strategic and operational leadership that will deliver Haven's mission. More specifically, it is to:
  • Enhance and raise Haven's impact, reputation and profile locally.
  • Secure sufficient funding to allow Haven to:
  • consolidate our established core programmes and develop new services to meet emerging needs;
  • build and expand community capacity and capability;
  • collaborate with partners to maximise the range of support available to children and young people.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the team of paid staff and volunteers, developing and implementing the organisational strategy and business plan.
  • Provide strong governance, working closely with the Board to ensure Haven is well organised, administered and meets its governance and financial responsibilities
1. Ambassadorial
  • Develop, maintain and expand effective networks with relevant partners, principle supporters and stakeholders.
  • Represent and promote Haven in an appropriate and professional manner in all contexts including the press and public appearances.
  • Seek out opportunities to expand and promote the role of Haven including the development of our online and social media presence.
2. Fundraising / Income Generation
  • Develop, implement and monitor fundraising strategies to increase funding levels including developing new funding streams, identifying potential funders, writing bids.
  • Identify and develop income generation and market penetration opportunities.
  • Ensure fundraising activities are timely, co-ordinated and appropriate and in line with best practice.
3. Leadership
  • Work with the board to ensure an aspirational but achievable organisational strategy and business plan is in place.
  • Lead, manage and support the team to maximise their contribution and development.
  • Identify potential partners and collaborators with a view to developing joint programmes of work to meet client needs and fill gaps.
  • Identify others' services of relevance to our clients with a view to influencing, improving and shaping provision.
4. Quality & Operations
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day to day operation of Haven
  • Support the Community Development Manager to grow our volunteer base
  • Managing individual and team performance - including appraisals and supervisions - and oversee the work carried out by the front-line operational team.
  • Ensure Haven has the appropriate policies, procedures, systems and processes in place and that they are up-to-date and implemented.
  • Ensure resources are available to carry out the planned activities for the Children and Young People out in collaboration with the children's workers.
  • Provide direction and leadership to the Finance Officer and all aspects of budget monitoring and financial management.
  • To ensure the development of a fit for purpose performance management system.
  • To be the designated Safeguarding Lead for Haven.
5. Governance
  • Develop new policy proposals for Board discussion and review existing policies regularly.
  • Provide timely information to the Board to allow Trustees to carry out their responsibilities.
  • Act as the professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the charity's activities.
  • Provide KPI reports, be in attendance and an active participant in development days, AGM and Board Meetings.
  • Influence: Highly accomplished and persuasive with a proven track record of influencing key opinion leaders, decision makers and funders and of securing funding and successful bidding in tough circumstances
  • Communicate: Outstanding representational and communication skills with the know how to represent Haven - both orally and in writing - and the ability to build a strong brand.
  • Lead: Demonstrable leadership ability; able to enthuse and motivate a small team to deliver results.
  • Driven: Resilient, self-motivated and tenacious, not afraid to take the initiative and with a healthy appetite for risk and the ability to work successfully under pressure.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move Haven forward, set goals, priorities and monitor progress.
  • Decisions: solves problems and generates solutions and makes clear, timely decisions.
  • Finance: budgetary and financial management experience
  • Values: Committed to the Vision and Mission of Haven.
  • Knowledge: of the voluntary sector along with an awareness and understanding of the affects of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People
  • Experience: Has worked within a relevant setting
To find out more about the role and about Haven, please ring Diana Gibson the Chair of Trustees on or email Nina Shivji.
Our History
Haven began life as a house; In 1975 it was a refuge for women and their children escaping domestic violence and abuse. But in recent years, changes to the way Sheffield City Council funded women's refuges meant that the 3 refuges in Sheffield had to merge into a single organisation to continue to receive statutory funding. However Haven had been particularly active and innovative in providing support to Children and Young People and it didn't want this focus to be lost, especially as there was virtually no provision in the county of this sort. And so in 2014, Haven handed over the house to the new merged refuge and transformed itself into a new service and outreach organisation delivering therapeutic support to children and young people wherever they need it.
In 2015 we agreed our new vision and mission:
Our vision is a world free from domestic abuse where children are safe and their voices are heard.
Our mission is to provide support and care in South Yorkshire for children, young people and their families affected by domestic abuse, to improve their health, safety and emotional well-being. We will do this through:
  • the design and delivery of services to those who need us
  • preventative and awareness education
  • campaigning and research
  • to ensure no life is damaged by domestic abuse.
Who We Are:
Our dedicated staff team are skilled, specialist workers who have invaluable experience of working with families, especially children and young people, affected by domestic abuse. This new role will replace the previous manager post, giving a paid employment cadre of:
  • Director
  • Community Development Manager (planned for Autumn 2017)
  • Children & Young People's Workers
  • Finance Officer
  • Administrator
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