Gambling with Lives (GwL) has had a remarkable impact on the discourse surrounding the risks of gambling since it was established in 2018. Prior to GwL’s contribution there was little to no mainstream recognition of the link between gambling and suicide. The charity’s founders have become central to the case for gambling reform and were instrumental in campaigning for the review of gambling legislation in the UK which was announced at the end of 2020.
In the context of the Gambling Act review reaching a critical juncture, and the expansion of the charity’s programmes requiring an operational focus, Gambling with Lives is re-organising its leadership structure to maximise its effectiveness, making the role of the Chairs explicit in a collaborative leadership model. The current CEO is moving into a focussed role of Strategy Director. The Co-Chairs will lead the continued development of the charity, and we are recruiting for a Director of Operations and People to enhance delivery of the charity’s programmes and central services.
The purpose of this newly created role is to develop the charity’s policies, processes and systems, to help establish the operating structure of its services, and to take responsibility for the operational delivery of the charity’s services to ensure ongoing success. The Director of Operations and People will line manage the Heads of Department and will take a significant role in steering the charity’s operational strategy and development.
They are looking for someone with proven operational management skills and experience. A strong people manager who also enjoys developing and managing effective systems and processes. This is a new and vital role, reporting to the Executive Chairs, which has been created following significant organisational growth.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic charity in its early stages which has substantial resources for its stage of development. They are looking for a Director of Operations & People who shares our passion and determination for the work we are doing. If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of GwL, then we would be delighted to hear from you.