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It is imperative that we have the capacity and capability in place to design, develop and implement a strategy that will support our vision to reduce suicide
We are looking for a Director of Strategy to join Samaritans on a 12-month fixed term contract. This role will work alongside our CEO and Senior Leadership Group to develop our future strategy.
This role offers a brilliant opportunity to apply your skills in strategy development and in leading change to make a difference to our incredible cause. You will work alongside a highly talented leadership team and board of trustees, and in partnership with a community of volunteers and staff who are all hugely committed to achieving our vision.
Since launching the world’s first listening service of its kind in 1953, Samaritans has now become one of the UK and Ireland’s most trusted charities. We have 201 branches and over 20,000 volunteers answering a call for help every six seconds, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Our amazing volunteers are supported by a brilliant team of around 200 paid staff.
Term: 12 month fixed term contract with potential for extension
Salary: £85,000-£90,000 per annum plus employee benefits
Location: We embrace flexible working. Whilst we have office locations in Ewell, Surrey, and London Bridge we support our staff to work when they want, where they want, provided they can achieve their work outcomes. We are therefore open to discussing options regarding the location and working pattern.
Currently, during Covid, most of our staff are working remotely, which we anticipate will continue for the foreseeable future.
Apply by completing an application form via the job advert above. You will be asked to complete an application form and upload a copy of your CV and covering letter. Applications close on 14/01/2021.
Please outline within the covering letter, how your skills and experience meet the job and person specification within the candidate brief.
Samaritans recognises the enormous benefits and the social justice imperatives of ensuring diversity at every level of our organisation. We actively and warmly encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support candidates throughout our recruitment process. We are flexible in how we receive information and if you would like to apply via a different format, please let us know by email, which can be found in the candidate brief.
If you’re interested in applying or would just like to find out more, then we'd love to hear from you.