St Mungo’s is a leading homelessness charity with national influence. We work in partnership with local authorities, health colleagues and communities, with a mission to end homelessness and rebuild lives. St Mungo’s vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association our clients are at the heart of what we do. Our support focuses on those who are at risk of homelessness and those who are currently homeless, and we work to help many more people recover from homelessness. For over 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness. Each night our outreach teams go out to help people sleeping rough to move away from the streets. Through 174 services across London, the South East and South West of England, we provide a bed and support to around 3,000 people each night, a number which more than doubled during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are a registered social landlord and a charity, and we are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing, the Charity Commission and the Care Quality Commission. Our services depend on the quality and commitment of around 2,000 colleagues and almost 500 volunteers, and outstanding leadership is pivotal to the organisation.
Like many organisations, however, we are feeling the effects of a tough economic environment. This means we need to rethink our operating model – what we do, where we do it from, and how we do it – so that we are able to ride out the recession and come out the other side stronger, more efficient and able to keep growing. Homelessness is not going away, and we need to be able to respond, sadly, to increasing demand for our services.
We are looking for a fantastic leader to join the Executive team and help us transform as an organisation. We are really interested in your experience of leading through similar change, where you provided not just the structures and governance to do change well, but also created the environment that brought people with you. You will demonstrate you can lead transformation in a context in which the change budget will be relatively tight, so prioritisation of investment will be key. And you will know how to put client experience at the heart of how we design and transform, and will have strong empathy for St Mungo’s cause.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would love to hear from you. We are always interested in bringing diverse backgrounds and experience into the team, so look forward to seeing what you could offer to St Mungo’s.
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