Head of Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance

Location: London

Salary: £72,140 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Corporate Services

Division: Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance

Hours per week: 35

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

As part of an ongoing evolution of our Corporate Services Directorate, we’ve recently established a new Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance team, which brings together our professional functions supporting project delivery and assurance, planning and reporting, procurement, risk management and compliance. We’re now looking for a versatile, practical, values-driven person to lead it.

About the role

As Head of Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance you will inspire, nurture and establish our new Corporate Planning, Governance and Assurance team. You will lead and evolve our planning and reporting activities, strengthen our internal governance, assurance and risk management arrangements, and enable excellent project and initiative development and delivery. Under your leadership, the team will oversee and operate our assurance processes, and provide practical direction, advice, support and tools across the charity.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring experience of leading, developing and integrating high-performing, effective and motivated multi-disciplinary teams, as well as an experience-based understanding of organisational governance, structures, and effective operational planning and processes. You will be a creative thinker and problem solver, with the ability to build relationships and communicate clearly with a wide range of stakeholders.  You will also demonstrate a strong personal commitment to Crisis’ purpose and values, including equality and social inclusion.

We believe diversity is a strength and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness. ​​​​​​​

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

How to apply

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.

Closing date: Sunday 7th November 2021 (at 23:59)

Interviews will be held between the 12th and 17th November


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email jobs@crisis.org.uk and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.

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 Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094


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