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Emmaus Village Carlton - Community Director
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: c. £45,000 per annum
Emmaus Village Carlton, is currently seeking to fill the important lead position of Community Director. Emmaus communities support formerly homeless people, by providing them with a home, care and support for as long as they need it and meaningful work in their social enterprises, based on the recycling and sale of goods donated by members of the public. Since opening in 2001, Emmaus Village Carlton has become one of the largest and most successful Emmaus communities in the UK, currently with capacity for 35 Companions, rising to 42 in June 2017. It has adopted an ambitious strategic plan.  
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Community Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the whole Community according to Emmaus principles and to ensure ongoing financial sustainability. The Community Director will lead the Emmaus Village Carlton community in promoting Emmaus internally and externally, partnering with other Emmaus Communities and organisations to deliver UK wide goals and objectives, and addressing local homelessness issues.  
The successful candidate will ideally demonstrate many of the following attributes:
Dynamic leader, able to inspire Companions, staff, volunteers and the Board
Proven leadership and organisational skills
Experience and proven capability in developing business strategies and implementing them successfully
Experience in reporting to the Board against a strategy, business plan and budget
Retail, business and/or care qualification to degree or equivalent
Entrepreneurial skills in seeking new revenue streams and business models
Experience of working with volunteers in the third sector
Knowledge of successful fundraising
Excellent networking and relationship-building skills
A hands-on, flexible attitude
The successful candidate should be a competent business focused leader in a senior position with relevant third sector or comparable experience, and desirably some retail management experience.  You will be experienced in providing leadership to managers through coaching and aligning management, staff and volunteers around values, vision, and strategy; and be able to communicate to all levels.  You will have the gravitas to work with the Chair and Board as equals and to develop and execute annual business plans to meet strategy.  
If you feel you have the skills, experience, drive and enthusiasm to join and lead this dynamic and successful charity we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.
If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please send your CV to  Alternatively, please contact Ros Findlay-Pix on 020 7820 7329 or Abigail Ashmead on 020 7820 7318.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 19th May 2017.

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