Markfield, London N15

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be the new full-time Director of Markfield, a successful and valued local charity supporting disabled people, based in the diverse, multi-cultural community of Tottenham.

Hours: full time 35 hrs/week
Salary: approx £46k per annum
Closing date: Monday 7 June 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 22 June 2021
To apply:
Please visit to download an application form.

Since it was set up by parents of disabled children some 40 years ago, Markfield has grown to offer a holistic range of services for learning disabled children, adults, and their families: after school and holiday play provision, social clubs, plus a variety of advice, training and support services. The charity operates from a unique community hub – a Grade II listed building with an adventure playground inside Markfield Park. During the pandemic the charity has successfully adapted its service model to continue providing support to disabled people and families.

The Director will lead on developing a new strategic plan that builds on Markfield’s solid foundations and experiences to develop the organisation’s services, use of assets and partnerships. Your leadership to service managers will steer Markfield towards shared goals with partners, strengthen community connections, ensuring quality assurance & compliance and sound financial management.

The Director will strategically pursue the charity’s sustainability, proactively source and secure funding, raise awareness of Markfield, develop and promote our training programme and service offers, whilst managing stakeholder relationships and ensuring all funding contract obligations are met. As the Director, you will work closely with key stakeholders, Trustees and staff to devise future plans, compile the annual budget and monitor progress and evaluate impact against objectives.

We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds who have passion, compassion, drive, commitment, tenacity, resilience and integrity and:

  • direct experience of working with disability, personally or professionally to champion the needs of disabled people and their families, particularly from disadvantaged areas
  • senior leadership experience and a track record of achievement in the voluntary sector, perhaps from leading a charitable organisation or key department, such as services, fundraising or communications
  • a proven track record of writing successful funding applications, bids and tenders
  • sound financial, governance and risk management experience
  • ability to work with a proactive and dynamic Board in supporting good governance & oversight of operational matters.

Visits to the Markfield Centre by potential candidates are welcome by appointment on 1st June. The centre has full disability access.

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