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NAOS Leadership Core Responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure and assure the quality of NAOS service delivery, clinical practice and contextual status.
  • Maintain detailed oversight of business and financial management to ensure organisational sustainability.
  • Holistically overview and maintain understanding of the service users, contracts, case management and development of designated service areas.
  • Working with directorship team to support the development of new innovative, creative clinical approaches and practices.
  • Build and develop meaningful partnerships and collaboration with community groups, voluntary sector and other existing provisions supporting children and young people.
  • Hold, believe in and articulate NAOS ethos and maintaining the integrity of the organisation with a good understanding and advocate of therapy, destigmatizing mental health and making therapeutic intervention accessible to minority and marginalised communities.
  • ·      Maintain clear lines of communication, information collection and sharing·
  •       Maintain and develop the NAOS ethos and ways of working across the service and beyond. Ensure the integrity of the work we do.
  • Work within an intercultural frame, develop and maintain the premise of individuality for all clients, team members and in wider communities
  •  Ensure contractual compliance and management of all contracts and services of specific designated areas of responsibility
  • Hold a client focused mindset and ensure that the client is central to the development of service delivery, organisational and operational decisions.
  • Holistically overview and maintain understanding of the service users, contracts, case management and development of designated service areas
  • Encourage and empower growth and interpersonal and professional development of others and self
  • Contribute fully to development, creative, innovative and business and delivery strategies, challenge and question, hold organisation and others to ethical, ethos, professional and personal responsibilities. Bring and explore ideas and encourage members to do so and feel / be heard
  • Hold, believe in and articulate NAOS innovative, creative and differing approaches to therapy and practice, to challenge and support as required

Deadline for application Monday 20th Dec 2021

Applicants should apply by submitting CV and a statement of how they feel they might contribute to the ongoing development of NAOS.

Interviews to be held online on Friday 7th January 2022

Chief Executive Officer Role:

– Maintain a strategic overview of the business and the sustainable development of NAOS in line with the clinical aims and ethos held by the directorship.

-Establish and monitor key indicators of NAOS impact and health.

– Maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect NAOS.
Ensure NAOS fulfils its legal, statutory, and regulatory responsibilities and that NAOS reporting is accurate and within regulated time frames.

– Holds the business management and core operational functions that enable NAOS’s central purpose of therapeutic and clinical delivery to function fully and competently.

To include understanding and overview of (but not exclusively) the functions of

·      Operational management and administration in collaboration with operations manager

·      Financial management and management of monthly management reports for directorship.

·      Systems and processes that support clinical management in collaboration with operations manager

·      Operational safeguarding in collaboration with the DSL (designated safeguarding lead)

·      Information and data management to ensure GDPR compliance, and to evidence outcomes

·      Directorship and project leadership

·      To enable NAOS to meet environmental and social value commitments.

– Facilitate operational, strategic, and internal organisational multi-disciplinary meetings regularly (frequency to be agreed) to ensure a comprehensive overview of the entire organisation and service offer.

– Build and maintain positive internal and external relationships in order to advance organisational aims.

– Build and develop partnership networking opportunities.
– Strengthen the NAOS therapeutic community inc membership meetings. Ensure mechanisms for listening to the views of NAOS clients and members holding a community development mindset in liaison with the leadership team.

– Develop and hold responsibility and accountability for NAOS Intercultural approaches, practice and frame, community working and networking. Hold a collaborative community development mindset in liaison with the leadership team.

– Develop and hold responsibility for maintaining creativity within NAOS as a way of being.

– Hold oversight of safeguarding responsibility for the organisation, its clients, and members

– Ensure members are suitable trained in safeguarding and that those with designated safeguarding responsibilities are appropriately qualified and competent in their roles.
In collaboration with the clinical and leadership teams ensure NAOS members are

– focused on achieving NAOS ethos, mission and aims, act ethically and professionally and in accordance with the stated expectations of membership*

– hold the client(s) central to their work

Proposed 20 hours a week for 48 weeks of year Circa – £25,920

Freelance with an option for employed status

Person Specification for CEO:

– Ability and skills to network communicate and work effectively with external interface (referrers, clients, agencies, communities) with internal interface, (Directors, leadership team, members, operations team)

Experience of working interculturally. Knowledge and commitment to anti-racist practice and working with difference. Respect and willingness to absorb intercultural challenges and to engage in the process of working in an intersectional / intercultural service.
Person of colour who has understanding of anti-racist practice and can work interculturally and with difference.

Respect and willingness to absorb intercultural challenges and to engage in the process of working in an intersectional / intercultural service.

A baseline understanding of working within mental health. Ability to advocate for well-being and mental health practice.

Proven track record of effectively managing a small / medium sized community interest business

NAOS particularly welcomes applications from individuals who:

– Reflect our intention to develop intercultural/intersectional representation in our leadership team

– Are representative of our diverse communities

– Knowledge and experience of working with Voluntary organisations, Voscur

– Awareness of the bristol grass roots organisations and understanding of how Bristol organisations work together

– Understanding of requirements of working with statutory agencies, compliance to contractual agreements and processes, i.e. Ofsted, local authority frameworks

– A creative mindset and approach to working within a creative therapeutic service

– Competent with IT, social media and data control

– Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team

– A passion to develop the organisation ethos and commitment to our clients and core mission.

– Able to operate QuickBooks and interpret management accounts

– Passionate to continue learning, personal self-development and growth

– Have a can do – solution focused mindset and an ability to provide a calm and stable yet flexible approach to operational matters.

– Have a commitment to working in a trauma informed way and a sound ability to communicate and respond to sometimes dysregulated clients.

To apply for this job email your details to janeivall@naos.org.uk.

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