Father Hudson’s Care vacancy

Post: Head of Community Projects
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £53,032 – £56,430 (SCP 49)
Location: Coleshill, Warwickshire
Closing date: 09 April 2024

Father Hudson’s Care (FHC) is the social care agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.

FHC requires an experienced senior manager to lead our Community Projects Department. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Senior Management Team and be part of a regional charity with a very diverse range of services.

Suitable candidates will have extensive experience in developing and managing services/projects in a community setting and in management of senior staff. With a proven track record in securing funding, you will have a good understanding of a wide range of income streams and be able to manage complex budgets. This is essential with a department of over 77 staff / 200 volunteers and an overall budget of over £2 million with multiple funding streams.

Their community projects reach out to individuals who are marginalised and in need, including asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, older people and individuals experiencing homelessness. FHC Community Projects are delivered as local partnerships, providing support to independent charities. The projects are diverse in provision and size, are delivered by staff and volunteer teams and provide a breadth of services in community settings including social support, advice, practical help, emergency and longer-term accommodation. FHC projects include Brushstrokes Community

Project in Smethwick, Tabor Living in Birmingham, Young at Heart in North Staffordshire, Fatima House and Sophia House in Birmingham, Nicolas Barre House in Willenhall and Refugee Community Sponsorship schemes across the Diocese. Charities FHC provides support to include St Chad’s Sanctuary, Hope Community, and Maryvale Community Project.

With experience of networking and partnership working, the successful candidate will have excellent negotiation and communication skills. As a team player, you will also be able to work on your own initiative and be responsive and flexible to the constantly changing environment of delivering charitable services in the community. You will have excellent IT skills, be able to multi-task to a high level and work to deadlines. With an understanding of the issues our diverse client groups face including policy and legislation.

Following the values and Catholic ethos of FHC, at the service of the whole community, the successful candidate will be committed to working with the disadvantaged across the Archdiocese of Birmingham and have an understanding of working with parishes and in a faith-based setting.

No agencies please. For an informal chat please email Jo Watters (Head of Community Projects) email jowatters@fatherhudsons.org.uk. Please leave your telephone number in the email and Jo will call you.

Visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk for an application form or e-mail recruitmenthr@fatherhudsons.org.uk, quoting post reference number ‘P1783‘.

Closing Date: 09 April 2024 at 12pm noon.
Interview Date: 24 April 2024

Registered Charity No.: 512992