Mar 222018

Charity Director - Caring in Bristol

Salary: £35,000-£45,000
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours
Location: Bristol

Details of Role:

Caring in Bristol is a small, effective and local charity which delivers support to homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol 365 days a year. We are striving to create a society where everyone has a home, has hope and is a part of their community. We deliver projects to tackle homelessness that engage an amazing community of volunteers to bring people together to make change happen.

We work closely with other organisations in the city to build powerful partnerships and develop projects which respond to the need we see.  We deliver our Caring at Christmas project, run a Big Lottery funded project called Bristol Nightstop, publish the Survival Handbook, carry out research and put on events to share good practice and new ideas.  We also run our 365 shelter, providing 15 beds every night of the week, every day of the year for people who find themselves sleeping on the streets of the city.  Our short term supported lodgings project works to provide 45 night safe accommodation for young people under 18, giving them support when they most need it.

It’s an exciting time to be part of this and a great time to bring your skills and knowledge to the team.

Over the past five years we have expanded the work that we do, increased our influence and profile and developed new projects.  We’re now looking for an exceptional leader to build on our success and lead the charity through to the next phase of development.

The role of Charity Director will focus on:

  1. Leading an outstanding team to deliver work that makes a difference in the city;
  2. Bringing insight and knowledge to direct and inform our strategic development;
  3. Ensuring our organisational compliance; and
  4. Overseeing and securing income generation.

The role will be full time, with some evening and weekend work based in Bristol. We are a small, agile charity and are committed to making this an interesting and worthwhile opportunity with plenty of scope to grow and develop as a leader and influencer in the city.

We are open to exploring flexible working arrangements and supporting you to meet other commitments you may have.

We're looking for an inspiring leader who can work in a dynamic and challenging environment. You will have extensive experience in the social sector or in a mission-led business but, most importantly, you will have decided to use your time and talents to do good in the world.

You’ll be keen to make an impact and be committed to making our work a success. We are looking for someone to lead our charity, someone who has energy, enthusiasm and good humor. You will be able to build a professional rapport quickly with colleagues, our volunteers and our guests who use our shelters and services. Alongside this, you'll bring experience which will support and challenge our outstanding teams, building confidence and professionalism.  Your initiative and experience will take our organisation to the next stage in its development.

Closing Date: Friday, 6 April, 2018 - 17:00

How to Apply:

Download the documents below and return your completed application to

Deadline: Friday 6th April 2018, 5pm

Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 19th/20th April 2018

For an informal chat about this post or the working conditions please call our current Charity Director Matt Dowse on 01179244444.

Contact Person:
Matt Dowse
Contact Phone:
Postal Address:
Caring in Bristol The Night Shelter 14 Little Bishop Street Bristol BS2 9JF

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