Director of Services

Are you an experienced Director of Services?

Do you have the drive, enthusiasm and motivation to make a difference?

Reports to: Chief Executive

Hours: 35 hrs.  5 days a week. 

Salary: £60k per annum

Leave: 30 days plus bank holidays, and discretionary leave between  Christmas and New Year.

Employer’s Pension: 6% employer contributions    

Start Date: As soon as possible          

Location: Hybrid with travel to Shine’s Head Office in Peterborough and across England, Wales and Northern Ireland when required.

Advert closing date: The deadline for applications will close at 12pm on Friday, 8th July 2022. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role to Laura Threadingham, Operations Manager at

About us

SHINE is the National Charity for children and adults with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. We provide specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with the conditions, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff.

Purpose of the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced Director of Services with drive, enthusiasm and motivation to work with local, regional and national colleagues:

  • Leading on the strategic development, delivery and sustainability of Shine’s Services; supporting and championing the voice of individuals and families whose lives have been affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus, anencephaly or encephalocele;
  • Leading and managing Shine’s safeguarding policy, practices, and annual delivery plans to ensure our members and staff are kept safe from harm;
  • Being a proactive member of Shine’s Senior Leadership team, supporting the CEO in the leadership and management and development of the organisation;
  • Managing service-related external contracts (e.g. Shine Health Delivery).

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*Shine reserve the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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