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Letter from the Chair of Trustees
Thank you for your interest in becoming our new Executive Director. Orione Care is the name that was adopted in 2009 by The Sons of Divine Providence – a Roman Catholic religious Congregation, founded in Italy in 1893. The Congregation takes inspiration from its founder Saint Luigi Orione, whose motto was “Do good always, do good to all, harm nobody” and who is remembered for his commitment to social justice and the service of those in need. The Sons of Divine Providence came to England in 1949 when Fr. Paul Bidone arrived from Italy, speaking no English and carrying only a ten-shilling note and the name of one British contact. Three years later he had opened his first home, Fatima House in south London, for homeless elderly men, paving the way for Orione Care’s work that continues nearly 70 years later. In addition, the charity supports the Congregation’s mission work, primarily relating to education, in India and Kenya. The current mix of activities mean that Orione Care is registered with the Regulator of Social Housing and the Care Quality Commission.
We are now at a pivotal and exciting time in our history. Several years ago, the trustees, recognising the trends emerging within society that have now accelerated due to the covid-19 pandemic, decided to begin re-aligning activities away from residential care towards a clearer focus on social housing and supported living provision. As a result, several residential homes have closed, and major property developments are underway or in the pipeline as detailed more fully below. The charity has formed two trading subsidiary companies to undertake these projects and ensure appropriate governance and effective management of fiduciary risk.
As at June 2021 Orione Care has 44 registered residential care spaces, plus 95 individual units, the majority rented as social housing, with some let commercially to provide additional income. Around two-thirds of capacity is in south London and Kent, with the balance on a large site wholly-owned by the charity in Upholland, Lancashire.
We are therefore seeking to appoint an Executive Director that will work 4-days per week leading Orione Care forward, embedding existing plans and taking forward those for further redevelopment of the estate and increasing the quality of accommodation we offer. The small size of our operation and the ethos of the religious Congregation mean that we aim to provide a personal service to our tenants and residents – the Executive Director will need to ensure an appropriate balance between this and achieving ongoing financial sustainability.
We are excited about our future – despite some of the challenges of the care and housing sectors and of undertaking major property development we see the opportunity to establish Orione Care on a firm footing with high quality accommodation available as it pursues its mission, honouring the aims of its founder, Saint Luigi Orione.
Father Joseph Simionato, Chair of Trustees
|Location||Hampton Wick, Kingston-upon-Thames With some travel to Lancashire|
|Salary||£52,000 pro rata (Full-time equivalent £65,000)|
The support worker is responsible to the Manager in all matters. He/she is accountable to the senior staff on duty at any time. The support worker will undertake such duties not mentioned in the Job Description as shall seem reasonable.
The week is worked by rota to maintain staff cover at the home. This involves working some weekends. Staff are required to spend some nights on-call in the home.
Staff are required to promote a positive and constructive attitude to the policies of Orione Care
|Salary||£17,265 - £19,959|