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Business Transformation Director

Closing date:

18 October 2019

Salary: negotiable + generous benefits

Location: Kent (with National travel)

Contract: FTC – 18 months

Hours: Full Time


We are By the Bridge, a leading independent Fostering provider, an independent and leading organisation with a unique therapeutic approach, providing high quality foster care for children of all ages and abilities.


We find and train the best Foster Parents so that the young people in our care get a better chance in life and we are looking for a dedicated, proactive and forward thinking individual to join the company as a Director of Business Transformation.


As Director of Business, you will be an exceptionally driven individual and be a team player with proven results in business transformation.   We are looking for an inspirational business transformation specialist to join our leadership team and deliver an exciting programme of change.



Aims of post



Reporting to the MD Fostering, this is the key role in leading the business transformation of ByTheBridge with Cambian, and integration of wider fostering divisions in Caretech to deliver the Target Operating Model (TOM) for a best in sector Fostering business.


Key responsibilities


  • To support the MD Fostering and wider leadership team in defining the integrated TOM for Caretech Fostering which will establish the service as an Outstanding-rated best-in-sector business.
  • To define, manage and monitor;
    • the programme of change (across systems, processes and people workstreams) required to deliver the TOM
    • the budget to deliver the programme
    • Key metrics of success (outcomes and impact) across every aspect of the programme.
    • the risks and risk management plan
    • the communication and engagement plan for a wide range of stakeholders to underpin effective delivery of the programme
    • effective quality assurance and overall integrity of the business change programme.
    • dependencies and the interfaces between projects.
    • To lead and work effectively with colleagues on the leadership team and throughout the wider business, on projects within the programme, taking corrective action where necessary to ensure successful delivery.
    • To be the key ‘go-to’ person for all programme-related activity and report on progress to senior colleagues and meetings.
    • To have overall responsibility and accountability for the successful day to day delivery of the programme against time, cost and quality deadlines.
    • To support the MD Fostering and colleagues on establishing a culture and programme of continuous improvement within the company.


Person specification


We are looking for an individual with;


  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills
  • Experience of managing complex change/transformation programmes incorporating multiple interlinking workstreams, significant budgets and competing risks and interdependencies.
  • Drive and determination to deliver and a willingness to innovate.
  • The ability to engage stakeholders on multiple levels and win hearts and minds.
  • The skills to influence across multiple business boundaries
  • An understanding of the fostering sector, working within a highly-regulated environment and experience of working at a senior level in a people-orientated business.
  • The ability to improve culture and embedding continuous improvement.
  • Experience of leadership responsibility within a national business
  • A willingness to work hard and do as well as lead.
  • An unwavering commitment to ensure the best for every young person we care for.
  • A track record of improving operational productivity.
  • The ability to think strategically and translate strategy into meaningful change.
  • The willingness to question and challenge assumptions and build consensus and understanding.
  • The ability to think outside the box, constantly seeking creative but workable solutions to complex problems.


Please note the successful applicant must agree to an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service procedures (DBS). Employment will be offered to the successful applicant subject to a satisfactory disclosure report.


By the Bridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.


By the Bridge is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


We may close job adverts once we’ve received sufficient applications. This can happen quickly and may be before the advertised closing date, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.


How to apply


For further details, please download the application pack below. Once you have completed your appplication form, please click on the Apply button, which will take you to our recruitment portal where you can upload your application form and supporting documents. 


Please note in order to apply for any By the Bridge with Cambian vacancy an application form must be included. A CV can also be submitted to support your application, however CVs alone will not be accepted.




Jobs at By the Bridge with Cambian

By the Bridge with Cambian is an innovative, dynamic, independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families. 


We continually strives to achieve excellence for our children and young people, foster parents and staff. And every member of staff makes a valuable contribution towards improving the lives of children. 


People are at the heart of everything that By the Bridge with Cambian is about.  It is vital for our children, that our foster parents and staff are inspired and motivated by working for us. 


We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.  We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is a fun place to be, where people are treated fairly and rewarded well for the work that they do.


By the Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


We may close job adverts once we’ve received sufficient applications. This can happen quickly and may be before the advertised closing date, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.