Warden (Chief Executive)
Salary: circa £85k per annum
Closing date: 30th September 2022
Hours: 35 hours
At a time of great need, our services are expanding. This is a unique opportunity to bring your skills and experience to a vibrant organisation with a diverse and professional team as we move the Education Centre, and the majority of the Legal Advice work, from Holborn to a new centre in Stratford, Newham.
The Warden of the Mary Ward Settlement (Mary Ward) is the Chief Executive of the charity and has overall responsibility for the Mary Ward Education Centre, the Mary Ward Legal Centre and the Blackfriars Settlement, which make up the Settlement. Due to the current Warden retiring in 2023, Mary Ward is looking for an exceptional person to replace her.
Mary Ward is a medium sized multi-service charity founded in 1895, focused on supporting the efforts and achievements of people in the communities it serves through adult education, access to welfare and social justice, and community services. Mary Ward's work is focused on empowering people to enrich and transform their lives, in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. The Education Centre is one of just nine Institutes for Adult Learning in England, whose aim is to offer the widest access to education and learning at every stage of life.
This is a role for someone who has the track record of delivering exemplary services and can bring energy and excitement to the leadership of the organisation at a time of great change. Although your background is as a senior leader in education, you also have experience in managing multi faceted operations and an empathy for community services across a number of different areas. You will also have strong business skills and the ability to seek, assess and implement new opportunities.
You are driven by clear values and a determination to promote high quality services. You have excellent listening skills and are able to maintain and build strong teams, working with colleagues at all levels including the Board.
If after reading the application pack on our website, you think this role is for you, please send your CV and a covering statement as to how you meet the Person Specification to: email@example.com by 30th September. If you would like a confidential informal discussion on the role, then please use the same address and one of the Trustees will be in contact.
The Mary Ward Settlement is proud of its heritage of welcoming everybody regardless of who they are or where they come from. Thus we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.