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Senior Head of Operations: Health & Care - South

Company:  Prince's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent 

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23:59 on Monday 30th November 2020

Salary: £41,800.00 to £51,800.00 



Countless talented young people across the country are unemployed, under-employed or looking for a better career. Meanwhile, the NHS (one of the largest employers in Europe) is currently in a staffing crisis with thousands of vacancies across hundreds of roles. See some potential to do some brilliant work? Us too! Could you lead our programmes to get 10,000 young people into health and care careers over the next 3 years?


You might be the right person for our Senior Head of Operations role that focuses on leading the infrastructure developments to support our regional operational team based across the South of England. 


You’ll be to be someone who…

  • Wants to see things change. You’ll need to believe in your heart that all young people have limitless potential
  • Is comfortable being uncomfortable. We’re a place where innovation is rife so change and uncertainty is inevitable
  • Loves being around people. Capable of leading people to achieve amazing things; not being scared to ask people to dig-deep or to make difficult decisions


You should know…

  • We think big. We want to have impact across the whole country.
  • We’re positive, proactive, solutions-focused people. We take a strengths-based approach to everything we do, believing anything is possible
  • We’re super digital and data driven… or trying to be! If you hate tech or numbers, you might not love us. We work at pace, continually looking at our performance and seeing how we can improve.


In a nutshell, you’ll be responsible for…

  • Ultimately, getting 10,000 young people into health & care careers over the next 3 years
  • Developing excellent partnerships and overseeing the delivery of national and/or local contracts
  • Managing large teams spread across England
  • ….and lots of other things detailed in the Job Description!


For more information, please go to the job description. (This will open in a new window)

Why we need Senior Head of Operations: Health & Care - South :

This year we aim to support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome.

We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years.  Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. 

We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.  We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days of annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform!Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform to develop your skills for your career and you role
  • The Trust will contribute 5%of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.

We are committed to equality and believe in building a diverse organisation that is representative of and responsive to the needs of our young people and stakeholders.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

Req ID: 510 




Bristol, GB, BS1 6BY Home, GB, EC2M 7LS London, GB, SE1 8EQ London, GB, E3 4QA Plymouth, GB, PL1 1TU Southampton, GB, SO14 2NS London, GB, SW9 6EJ

Date added:  19-Oct-2020

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