COPS seeks new Head of Operations for the charity

Posted on February 26, 2015 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

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A NEW Head of Operations is being sought to lead Care of Police Survivors following a shake-up of the way the organisation is governed.

Care of Police Survivors (COPS) is a UK registered charity and peer support group dedicated to helping the families of police officers who lost their lives on duty to cope with the tragedy, provide the help they need to rebuild their lives and enable them to remain part of the police family.

A statement from the charity said: “COPS was established to provide support to survivors and our survivors must remain at the very heart of everything we do.

“As we have grown in members and funds it is essential that proper executive leadership is provided. It is therefore intended to create a role of Head of Operations for a fixed period of twelve months who will be responsible to the Trustees for ensuring that the charity is well administered and meets its governance responsibilities.”

The cost of employing a Head of Operations will not rely on charity funds as it will be financed by the 40 forces who have pledged money to COPS for the next three years, the charity said.

The role will be based in Lichfield, Staffordshire and will be for 20 hours per week.

The statement added: “There is still much to discuss but please rest assured the Trustees have the interests of survivors at the forefront of their mind.

“Trustees have a legal responsibility and duty to ensure COPS is run efficiently and for the purposes set out in our trust deed.

“Recruiting an individual to independently review our operations will set the charity in good stead for the future to deliver the support service that COPS was set up for.”

The successful person will ensure COPS operates within its charitable objectives, through providing a clear strategic direction.

The ideal candidate will be able to evidence successful business experience and financial management, be educated to degree level or equivalent, and must have highly developed interpersonal skills to engage and influence trustees, survivors, and supporters.

They will also need to demonstrate to a group of survivors how they will ensure the needs of survivors are at the heart of everything the charity delivers.

If you are interested, please email to request a full job specification and application requirements. The salary is £50,000 pa (pro-rata).

Applications must be received by 25 March 2015 for interviews in April.

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