Director of Corporate Services


Positive Steps is a charitable trust that delivers a range of targeted and integrated services for young people, adults and families that recognises the diversity of the people with whom we work. We are a unique organisation delivering a combination of statutory, voluntary and traded services – funded through local authority and charitable trust grants, charitable donations, contracts based on payment by results, and income generated through our sister company Positive Steps Trading – where all profits fund our charitable activity.

We currently have the following vacancy within our Oldham town centre offices:


Salary Range: £53,530 - £58,580 + benefits

Do you have a proven track record of successfully managing the corporate services of a growing business?

As Director of Corporate Services, you will be required to provide strategic leadership and operational management to the business support functions of Positive Steps to ensure we are meeting the charitable objects.

As a member of the Positive Steps Senior Management Team, you will assist in the planning, delivery and review of all company activities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A university degree and/or postgraduate qualification in public administration management  OR   
  • A university degree and/or postgraduate qualification one of the Corporate Service specialisms e.g. HR, Finance, ICT, Performance, Marketing or Business Management OR
  • QCF level 6 in Management PLUS a degree level professional qualification.
  • Significant successful and recent experience as a middle or senior manager with responsibility for planning, people, budgets, compliance, risk and other resources
  • Proven experience of establishing and delivering corporate objectives and achieving targets within time and resource constraints
  • Experience of preparing detailed strategic, business, delivery, corporate and operational plans


We offer: membership of a pension scheme; annual leave from 34-39 days (including public holidays); flexible working arrangements; a voluntary benefits programme including childcare vouchers; learning and development opportunities; and a 36 hours week.


If you are excited by this opportunity, wish to join our successful team and embrace the challenges

ahead then download an application pack. Alternative application pack formats are available upon request.

If you have hearing or speech difficulties, and are a textphone user, you can call us direct in text using

Typetalk on 18001 0161 621 9400.


Please quote job reference:    PS/DIR/08


Closing date:                              Midday 24 September 2018 (midday)


Information session                  W/C 8 October 2018


Interview and Presentation     W/C 15 October 2018


The successful candidate will be an employee of Positive Steps, which operates a Safer Recruitment process to protect vulnerable young people and adults. Positive Steps Oldham will apply for an Enhanced Disclosure with the successful candidate.


We are an equal opportunities employer which values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.



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