director of operations.

A leadership role with real purpose within the Executive Team of Papworth Trust, a well supported and long established charity. You will work with a broad range of colleagues across the Trusts Work, Care and Day Opportunities Services an opportunity to deliver real impact.

The plan into 2027 and beyond is growth and you will be an effective part of the team to meet the Boards strategic objectives and deliver sustainable growth in your areas.


  • Determine strategic growth as part of the executive team
  • Ensure the trust meets statutory and regulatory requirements (CQC)
  • Lead and inspire, creating a high-performance culture and delivering high-quality services to customers
  • Create opportunities for growth through forming alliances and relationships with authorities and commissioners


  • You must have experience working at Senior level within the provision of Care, Day Opportunities, or Work
  • Of course confidence around disability, and understanding the impact disability can have on the individual and the people around them is a prerequisite
  • You will carry a passion for equality and social change with you in everything that you do
  • Solid leadership skills, budget management, and enabling innovation through your teams will all be needed in this exciting and challenging role

The Head Office of Papworth Trust is located in Huntingdon with offices across the East of England, with a high concentration in Suffolk, you will need to be based in East Anglia and be happy to travel across the region to fulfill your role.

Emma Grace at polkadotfrog is recruiting exclusively for this position and will provide a full job pack and of course will be happy to speak informally as an initial step.


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