Director of Family, Community and Justice Services

Title: Director of Family, Community and Justice Services

Hours: 36

Salary: PS10 – £61,577.01 per annum

Reporting: Chief Executive

Contract: Permanent

Reference: PS/DIR/06

Closing Date: Friday 28 June 2024, Midday

Who we are

Positive Steps is a unique organisation and have been changing the lives of people in Greater Manchester since 1977. Our current offer involves supporting those in Education, Criminal justice, Family and Community and Safeguarding settings. We are at an exciting point in our development with a focus on growing our impact while reaching excellence in all our work. 

I wouldn’t know where I would be without positive steps, they have massively changed my life.

Young Person

Without Positive Steps she would not have been given the chance.


A fantastic place, fantastic people, friendly & hard working.

Adult service user 

The Role

We are looking to recruit an experienced, inspirational, and highly motivated Director of Family, Community and Justice Services. Part of the Strategic Team, this person will be an active contributor to the overall leadership of Positive Steps, as well as taking on direct oversight of a diverse and dynamic range of service areas.

This is a critical role focused on delivering outcomes for our communities, growing our organisational impact, and working actively to develop and maintain strong partnerships and networks at local, regional, and national levels. You’ll be an authentic, values-based leader with the confidence and experience to influence at a strategic level.

In return we offer an excellent rewards package, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work for a highly regarded organisation with the potential to make a real difference in communities. We take development seriously and you’ll have access to a range of training and support to enable you to succeed.

This role is a hybrid position – there is an expectation that leaders are present in our head office for a minimum of three working days per week.

If you are currently looking for an exciting, challenging opportunity to join a fantastic team please contact Paul Axon for an informal discussion by using the “Contact Us” form at the top of this page.

Positive Steps is an equal opportunities organisation and applications are welcome from all sections of the community.  

Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role. If appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you. This role is subject to a Standard DBS check.