Director of People


CLIC Sargent
Not For Profit
Hammersmith, London
GBP Up to £80,000


Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. Our care teams have been providing specialist support across the UK for many years.

Our teams provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and their family and will fight tirelessly to limit the damage cancer causes. If the worst happens, we work with bereaved families to get them support, to help them cope with their emotional pain. We are proud to be the UK’s largest Children’s Cancer Charity; our work is unrelenting, our impact huge, but there is so much more to be done.

We are now seeking a strategic and inspirational Director of People to take the lead on our key strategic people objectives. You will have the chance to build great relationships with service users and donors, and have the ability to ensure longevity in our alliances and partnerships with key corporate sponsors.

You will strengthen and reposition our organisation to become more digitally focused, ensuring that we remain relevant and easily accessible to the children and young people that we support each and every day. Underpinned by all of this, of course, is our highly talented, passionate and committed workforce. As our new Director, you will ensure that our high performing workforce remains agile, continuing to deliver exceptional results and truly excelling in all of our specialisms.

These are truly exciting times for CLIC Sargent. If you want to work directly with children and young people with cancer and their families, feel the difference you are making to their lives, and will fight tirelessly to do that – then join us.

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date Friday 17 November 2017
Longlist Meeting w/c 27 November 2017
Preliminary Interviews w/c 27 November and early in the w/c 4 December 2017
Shortlist Meeting w/c 4 December 2017
Final Panel Wednesday 20 December 2017

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV (no more than three sides of A4).
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in Part One of the person specification.
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at shortlist stage.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form that appears on the GatenbySanderson site as you submit your application. The information you provide will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th November 2017.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion then Juliet Taylor or Helen Anderson (0207 426 3977) will be pleased to take your call. GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

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