Job Vacancy: Strategy and Operations Lead

The New Cross Gate Trust is recruiting! 

How to apply

Job Title: Strategy and Operations Lead
Reporting to: The New Cross Gate Trust (Board)
Hours: 21 – 28 hours per week, permanent contract
Starting salary: £49,500 FTE

The Strategy and Operations Lead acts as one of two senior staff at the Trust, reporting directly to the board of Trustees. Working alongside the Centre and Community Development Manager, the role oversees a wide portfolio of tasks to ensure the Trust runs smoothly and achieves its vision for New Cross Gate.

The Strategy and Operations Lead is responsible for a variety of key areas of work including finance, HR, strategy, fundraising, and policy. In addition, you will support the board to ensure strong governance and compliance, and work alongside Trust staff to ensure the Besson Street Community Garden is a welcoming and accessible place for local residents.  

You will be a strong strategic thinker, with excellent project management skills and a proven track record of effectively managing budgets and income generation. Working collaboratively as part of a small team, you will be a highly motivated self-starter, who shares our values and commitment to make New Cross Gate a positive and healthy place to live.  

About the New Cross Gate Trust

We are a vibrant, ambitious and inclusive charity based at the beautiful Besson Street Community Gardens, providing a variety of services to the local community of New Cross Gate. We are proud of our local area and believe everybody should be able to live happy, healthy, stable and fulfilled lives. We work in partnership with others in our local community so we can bring about lasting benefits to the area.

The New Cross Gate Trust was established as part of the legacy of the New Deal for Communities programme, to promote regeneration and community development for the benefit of people of
New Cross Gate and the surrounding area.

The Trust’s objectives are to:

  • Improve employment opportunities, promote training and development
  • Improve health and promote healthy lifestyle choices
  • Reduce crime and improve community safety
  • Raise educational achievement and promote quality childcare
  • Promote good quality housing and enhance the physical environment
  • Be part of a strong voice for the local community, supporting community empowerment and building social capital, while demonstrating effective partnership working and open
    and robust governance

The Trust is a key partner in the Besson Street development adjacent to our premises, which will bring new housing, health premises, and community space for the Trust within the next few years. This signals an exciting new chapter in the Trust’s development and our vision for the future. The new postholder will play a key role in shaping our involvement in this development.

Want to find out more?

Please download a copy of the Job pack which gives you more information about the role.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, along with the equalities monitoring form, stating how you meet the criteria in the person specification, to

Note: Applications for this role close at 5pm on 6th June 2022. We are unable to accept late applications.

We look forward to hearing from you.