The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit care providers and have a history of care stretching back nearly 1,000 years! Their sole purpose is to provide the best possible care to those who live within their homes. Their charity status means they are regulated by not only the Care Quality Commission but also by the Charities Commission, a government body ensuring that all the Trust does is for the public benefit. It also means any profit is re-invested in the care they provide, the people who provide it and in improving the buildings which are residents homes.
This is a new role providing senior commercial capacity to the Trust and Deputy CEO and will be a member of the Trust’s senior leadership team. The role is accountable for all commercial activity including management of Local Authority block contracts, procurement including tenders and bids with third party suppliers and customers including Local Authorities and the NHS; lease agreements for new and existing developments and the Trust’s sales team led by the Head of Sales. The main objective of this role is to support the Deputy CEO by being the lead for commercial activity across the Trust driving up EBITDARM performance. The Commercial Director will be accountable for all day-to-day commercial activity, working with other senior leaders in the Trust including the Regional Directors within Operations, the Property and Development Director, Head of Marketing and senior personnel in Finance.
We are looking for someone with the drive, energy, focus and tenacity to take on this new role and lead the commercial function in a fast paced environment, who has experience in leading commercial and procurement including soft testing, RFI and contract negotiation and award. If this sounds like you we would like to hear from you.
For further information about the role, please download the candidate pack under Supporting Documentation. Please read the pack thoroughly before applying and upload all required documentation upon application below:
Closing date for applications is: 23:59 BST on Sunday 28th August 2022
We explicitly encourage those with diverse characteristics to apply as we believe that having an inclusive and diverse team leads to better decision making by bringing challenge and perspectives from all of society. To ensure good governance and high-quality decision making at this level, it is important that the executive team come from the widest possible talent pools, and that boards reflect and represent their customers and stakeholders. It is also vital that different life experiences and perspectives inform board discussions and decisions. A diversity of ideas and perspectives leads to superior decision making and therefore outcomes.
We want to make sure the recruitment process in this search is as accessible for you as possible and can offer adjustments due to difference, condition or disability doing our best to accommodate any adjustments that you may need.