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The Royal Society’s mission is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. Science is vital to many areas of government policy making and the Society seeks to ensure the government and the public have access to impartial and independent expert advice to inform debate and guide good decision making. The Royal Society provides independent, timely and authoritative scientific advice to UK, European and international decision makers. We champion the contribution that science and innovation can make to economic prosperity, quality of life and environmental sustainability; and we are a hub for debate about science, society and public policy. We are committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to appreciate the value of and engage with science through top quality education.
The Education and Skills Policy Team aims to achieve this through a programme of activity intended to address the following three priorities:
- To ensure that UK education maintains and grows the nation's status as a world-leading scientific nation.
- To ensure that the UK has a more equitable education system that advances academic achievement and technical expertise alongside developing the individual resilience and adaptability, to provide an educational foundation for all future citizens.
- To develop an education system that embeds within the experience of learners, the skills and knowledge that enable them to engage confidently and critically with science and how it affects people's lives.
The Society’s policy work is led by the science policy team, working closely with the Media Relations, Public Affairs, Public Engagement, International Affairs and Diversity & Industry Programme teams. Activities are undertaken by a team of Senior Policy Advisers and Policy Advisers who work across a range of themes and policy issues, according to priorities and their own expertise.
The Society’s partners include other academies, learned societies, funding agencies, government, industry, charitable bodies, business and the public sector.
With knowledge and a real enthusiasm for policy in the domains of education, skills or science, you will be responsible for leading and delivering programmes of work around education reform related to STEM. Working with a small and talented team of direct reports, you will be expected to develop research projects, produce external briefings, conceive and deliver round table events, workshops and other meetings as well as provide advice for senior management, Fellows and Council. You will enjoy exceptional visibility and variety. A creative thinker and effective problem solver, you will be adept at networking, motivating colleagues, building interdisciplinary relationships and working with committees. It is essential that you are a fluent and persuasive writer and a good communicator, and ideally have experience analysing or commissioning analysis of data on any of education/skills/scientific systems.
Reports to: Head of Policy, Education & Skills
Location: Carlton House Terrace
Hours: 35 hours per week
Pay Band: E
Salary: £42,228- £52,785
Contract type: 12 month FTC (maternity cover)
Closing date for applications: 27 January 23:59pm
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is looking for an Academic Adviser to join the Advice Service. Our advice work includes providing confidential and specialist advice for students in four key areas: housing, money, academic and welfare. All advisers undertake general student advice, guidance and support as part of the Advice Team.
The Academic Adviser has responsibility for the provision of specialised advice on academic and educational matters. This role will develop working relationships with key stakeholders, support initiatives which develop campaigning activities and work with University support services, schools and departments on educational and academic matters.
We are looking for a friendly and approachable individual with a keen interest in working with students as well as an understanding of the key issues affecting students in higher education.
The Advice Service is accredited by the Advice Service Alliance Advice Quality Standard.
Reading University Students’ Union is a student-led charity which exists to support students and enhance their University experience. We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation aiming to bring inclusive services and facilities to our members. Our members are 17,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.
The ideal candidates should have the following knowledge or skills:
- Good knowledge of higher education system and issues affecting students
- Awareness of legislation affecting higher education students
- Awareness of legislation relating to housing
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Understanding of confidentiality and conflict of interest
- Organisational and time management skills
- Able to give written and verbal information in a clear and concise manner
- Able to process and understand complex information
- Understanding of diversity issues
The ideal candidates should have had previous experience of:
- Studying or working in higher education sector
- Working or volunteering in an advisory or support role
- Working or volunteering with a culturally diverse client group
- Managing multiple tasks and a diverse workload
- Undertaking administrative duties
- Working effectively on own initiative
HOW TO APPLY
For more information about RUSU and the role, please download the Recruitment Pack.
- A completed RUSU Application Form
- A completed RUSU Diversity Monitoring Form
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Loretta Cashley and she will pass you onto the relevant person.
RUSU is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.
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As a Students’ Union, we are committed to helping all students make the most of their time at Middlesex University. This includes delivering a packed social events calendar – including a month of freshers’ events; supporting over 90 students’ groups for those with shared interests and backgrounds; and enabling students to gain skills and build their employability through internships, placements and development programmes.
We are aspiring to be the most innovative, inspiring and inclusive Students’ Union in the UK by 2020, a vision which our staff are crucial in shaping and delivering.
The Student Adviser role is a critical role within our Advocacy & Policy Team in supporting the Students’ Union to deliver high-quality, free and impartial advice to students at Middlesex University. The role holder will support students through the University’s processes and procedures, support them with complex disputes, offer specialist advice, and signpost them to relevant University/external services where appropriate. A key aspect of this role will also be to identify and proactively tackle reoccurring issues that students face, using the data to conduct briefings on academic policy for the Student Officers and produce regular reports, policy papers, committee proposals and other documents.
The successful candidate should be diligent and organised with high levels of planning skills, strong verbal, written and visual communication skills and the ability to deliver tailored advice to students. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is able to work in a fastpaced, changing and exciting workplace and has the ability to deliver sector-leading support to students.
1. Responsible for coordinating the provision of one-to-one and group advice to students on areas including, but not limited to, academic issues and general sign-posting and support.
2. Provide support for Student Officers on specific projects relating to advice.
3. Contribute to the Advocacy & Policy Department’s strategic and operational planning and provide the strategic direction and development for the advice service.
Application deadline: 11th Feburary 2022, 12am (midnight)
Interviews: 4th March 2022
We aim to ensure that the recruitment process is as inclusive as possible, please get in touch if you would like to discuss any access needs or need additional support through any stage of the process.
If you are interested in the role, please apply via our website. All key contacts for this role can be found on our website also.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you have the resilience and maturity to stand behind your technical expertise and provide confident and pragmatic legal opinions, whilst forming and maintaining strong and effective working relationships?
Legal Advisor Responsibilities:
The role will require you to provide in-house legal advice on all aspects of our client's lobbying and policy work as a trade association. A trusted source of high-quality in-house advice and support, you will be keen to take on new areas of law and to expand the breadth of your knowledge and experience across a wide range of legal areas. You will enjoy the ability to influence outcomes and will be rewarded by seeing the contribution you have made to changes in the industry.
Free from time recording and billing targets, you will have the discretion and autonomy to work on the issues of the day, responding quickly and adeptly to emerging priorities. Supported by the Chief Legal Adviser, you will welcome the responsibility to handle a diverse and complex workload.
This is a great opportunity to start or further your in-house career, providing you with a wide range of legal experience.
Legal Advisor Requirements:
You should possess a strong academic record (including at least 3 A Levels at a A/B grade), hold a law or non-law degree (2:1 or above), and CPE/GDL qualification, and will be qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister. You will have experience in providing legal advice on one or more of the following areas: animals / animal health, company, employment, environment, regulatory, property, litigation / ADR, contracts, tort, competition, administrative / public, EU, CAP schemes, insolvency, rights of way and commons.
You will be fully computer literate, with the ability to adopt a self-sufficient approach to providing written or verbal advice.
You will have, or be keen to develop, an interest in farming issues and the agricultural industry.
About Our Client:
Our client is the voice of British farming, and members are at the heart of what they do. They lobby government and other stakeholders, develop policy and provide a range of frontline services.
They are proud to make a difference. Working for our client means working alongside great people who are committed to their work and recognised for their knowledge and expertise. Please see their careers page for more information.
Why join the team?
You will become part of their friendly, dedicated working environment and work with a highly motivated team, recognised for their knowledge and expertise and passion about food and farming. In addition to this they also offer, 25 days annual leave (plus, statutory bank holidays), increasing with length of service, company car provision and an attractive contributory, stakeholder pension scheme.
Our client embraces the unique worth of everyone from all backgrounds, identities and circumstance. As a Professional, Resourceful, United and Inclusive organisation, they strive to celebrate all individuals. They are committed to creating a sense of belonging, educating and developing an inclusive community, and welcoming the value of diversity.
They encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. They reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
They recognise that some applicants may wish to work flexibly, and they welcome discussions regarding this.
Location: Stoneleigh Warwickshire/Hybrid Working
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week (hybrid working)
Salary: Circa £43,000 per annum
Closing date: 30th January 2022
You may also have experience in the following: Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Advisor, Conveyancing, Adviser, Policy Advisor, Legal Advisor, Policy Advisor, Land Law, Environmental Law, Planning Law, Policy, Legal Executive, Associate, etc.
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The Greater Gola Landscape, covering 350,000 ha and straddling the Sierra Leone/ Liberia border, is the largest remaining block of Upper Guinea Forest in Sierra Leone.
The Gola Programme is implemented as a partnership between the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL), the Gola Rainforest Conservation Leadership Group, the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL), the governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia, local communities and the RSPB. In the long term, the programme aims to conserve the forest ecosystems of the globally important forest landscape, contributing to biodiversity conservation, climate change resilience, water conservation and food security.
The position will be based in Kenema with frequent travel to the field. The position will report to the RSPB Programme Manager for Sierra Leone with a dotted line to the Senior Conservation Scientist in Conservation Science.
Technical Advisor, Research – Sierra Leone
Location: Sierra Leone
Salary: £32,400.00 - £35,944.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration: 2 years
A job share arrangement is encouraged.
- To provide technical support and advice across all biodiversity-related projects involving GRC-LG and with all collaborators with GRC-LG
- To build the capacity of the GRC-LG Research and Monitoring Department through organizational development and technical understanding, learning and application
- To provide technical advice and support on biodiversity-related matters to the research team in Liberia as required
Work with the RSPB Conservation Science team:
- Collate and help analyse existing data from camera traps and other surveys of the spatial and temporal occurrence and movement of mammals and other species to enable evidence-based research of species of high conservation concern
- Review the strategy and put together an action plan (including appropriate training) for improved communication of scientific data for management purposes within GRC-LG,
- Build links and collaborations with academic and other research partners to build the evidence base to support effective conservation
Work with the Research & Monitoring Department:
- Provide advice and support in field assessments on a day-to-day basis as well as on database management, reporting and quality control
- Review the strategy and put together an action plan (including appropriate training) to increase the capacity of Research Technicians to input field data in an effective and timely manner
- Ensure progress on deliverables and workplans, following Annual Operation Plans and project related indicators with a focus on REDD+, Darwin and PAPF or project related activities
- Drive the implementation of the action plan to increase the capacity of Research Technicians to input field data
- Support and facilitate other departmental activities when necessary as requested by senior management of GRC-LG and the RSPB Programme Manager for Sierra Leone.
Work with the broader GRC-LG team:
- Provide advice and support for Park Operations development and activities, including supporting the development of capacity within GRC to evaluate different methods to collect and analyze information, including SMART monitoring system
Duties that you will support on:
- Compilation of donor reports on biodiversity and ecotourism related areas, with a focus on REDD+, Darwin and PAPF
- Development and submission of the biodiversity and ecotourism related elements of proposals to donors
- Organizational development work being undertaken by the RSPB Country Manager, especially in relation to the capability and capacity of biodiversity research and monitoring and ecotourism resources
- Country logistics for field visits by RSPB staff and other external collaborators
- Timely completion of permits and payments from external researchers working with the Gola Forest National Park
- Development and implementation of annual community-volunteer projects to ensure the active involvement of local communities in basic biodiversity research and monitoring
- Lead /support the analysis of the data and assessment of the status of the White-necked Picathartes within the Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP)
- Develop key relations with local and national stakeholders dedicated to biodiversity research and monitoring
- Maintain good relations with project partners and other important stakeholders, with a particular focus on local communities
- Implementation of the biodiversity component of other grant funded projects.
- Design and implement/test pilot human-wildlife conflict solutions
- PhD. Or MSc in ecology or a related discipline, or equivalent experience
- Experience working in Africa
- Accomplished spoken and written communication skills in English to enable stakeholders’ clear understanding of project objectives, activities and outcomes, with experience working with people with varying levels of education and for whom English is not a first working language
- Proven ability to enable or deliver measurable biodiversity conservation impacts through Civil Society Organisation’s ranging from species to site conservation.
- Direct work experience in remote rural community engagement.
- A flexible creative approach, with the ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances.
This is a Fixed Term, 2 year Contract Full Time role for 37.5 hours per week. A job share arrangement is encouraged.
The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term
Closing date: 23:59, 31 January 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from w/c 3rd February 2022.
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your online application.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974.
No agencies please.
We are currently recruiting for a young person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), supporting survivors of recent and non-recent rape and sexual abuse aged 13 – 17 years old.
Please note this post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010
RASASC is a registered charity which has been providing support to male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse (both recent and non-recent) and young people aged over 13, from across Surrey since 1992.
We provide an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service. ISVAs support survivors to help them overcome the abuse they have suffered and to rebuild their lives. This service also includes supporting the survivor to seek justice through the judicial system, should they wish.
ISVAs are survivor-focused advocates, who support survivors of recent and non-recent rape and sexual abuse to enable them to access the services they need in the aftermath of the abuse they have experienced. An ISVA provides individual support and this will vary from client to client.
This role is based at the RASASC Guildford office and will work across Surrey. The ISVA must have a full, clean driving license and use of a car that can be used for work purposes.
You will be part of a dedicated, experienced, and friendly team consisting of eight ISVAs. The ISVAs meet fortnightly for peer support and work collaboratively with each other to share knowledge. You will also be provided with fortnightly clinical supervision and attend monthly one-to-one meetings with the ISVA team leader.
- To support survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
- To train and support the existing ISVA team to become better aware of issues presented by young people so that they are more confident to support survivors of this age group.
- To deliver supportive outreach to schools to help educate young people about healthy and safe relationships.
- It is the responsibility of the ISVA to impartially advise the client on all options open to them, such as the Criminal Justice System, SARC, GUM clinic and other local services.
- The ISVAs are expected to balance a caseload that includes survivors progressing through the criminal justice process as well as survivors that have decided not to report, or who are no longer in the criminal justice process.
- The ISVA will be based at Guildford RASASC office but will be expected to travel throughout Surrey.
- The ISVA is expected to carry out other duties from time to time which are broadly consistent with those in this document, as the job description cannot cover every issue which may arise within the post.
- Female- This post is open to female applicants only, as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010
- ISVA Accreditation and/or CAADA Qualification desirable, but not essential
- Experience of working with young people/adult survivors of trauma, sexual abuse and violence
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills and a proven ability to prioritise workload, including time management skills
- Ability to work on your own and as part of a small team in a busy environment
- Knowledge and understanding of child and vulnerable adult protection procedures and information sharing protocols
- Full driving licence and car that can be used for work purposes.
- ISVA qualification from Lime Culture, The Survivor Trust or an equivalent
- Case Management skills – ability to accurately maintain records
- Crisis management skills – including risk management
- Experience of multi-agency partnership working
In return, we can offer you 25 days’ annual leave, eight public holidays, contributory pension scheme and reimbursement of travel expenses at 40p per mile.
If you are interested in joining our team or if you have any questions about the role please contact us or please complete the application form.
Closing date for applications is: Monday 7th February 12.30pm note the recruitment will close earlier if sufficient suitable applications are received.
Vacancy Downloads: Application form and Job Description
How to Apply: Please complete the attached application form
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Responsible to: CEO/Community Connect Manager
At Bexley Voluntary Services Council (BVSC) you will find a team who are absolutely committed to supporting a strong, sustainable, and influential voluntary and community sector that can make a positive impact on people’s lives in Bexley.
We work hard, we help each other and go out of way to help others and find solutions rather than focusing on problems. We are positive and proactive and, although absolutely focused on our areas of expertise, we work as a team so that BVSC is the best it can be. Above all, everything we do is to strengthen our local Voluntary and Community Sector.
BVSC are initiating a new service which aims to provide prevention and early intervention work for young people, ensuring that they get the help they need and reduce the necessity for higher cost specialist service. The new project will connect 10–17-year-olds to existing voluntary sector services and provide a pathway to raise any concerns, issues and areas of need, specific to Bexley.
The postholder will be responding to the need we have seen as a result of Covid for young people in Bexley, working with local organisations, schools and healthcare professionals to co-ordinate and deliver a programme of support for children and young people, and will contribute to better emotional wellbeing for CYP as well as build capacity within the Community and Voluntary Sector. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a project within its early planning stages, and to have a real impact in bringing to life the first Social Prescribing service for Children and Young People in Bexley.
- Be the primary point of contact for children and young people, and parent/carers accessing the service, arranging meetings by phone or in person as required
- Support children and young people, and parent/carers, to access voluntary sector services and activities as relevant to their needs
- Keep accurate records and enter relevant data on the monitoring database, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures
- Ensure information and advice regarding wider voluntary sector services, activities and resources is consistent, up-to-date, available on the database
- Keep track of each child and young person's engagement with the project and wider voluntary sector organisations to record outcomes
- Assist in the preparation of reports, monthly e-bulletins, publicity materials and monitoring
- Build strong working relationships with the wider voluntary sector and publicise the service with schools and healthcare professionals
- Attend staff meetings, supervision, and training as required
- Identify, report, and monitor any safeguarding concerns in accordance with the latest local procedures
- To comply with, and share responsibility for ensuring the implementation of, BVSC policies and procedures and key legislation such as GDPR and Safeguarding
- Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be assigned from time to time including travel throughout the borough to attend events, occasionally on evenings/weekends, and meet with volunteers and organisations.
These are the normal duties which are required of the position; however, we do require that all staff be flexible and may be required to perform other duties to ensure the efficient running of services.
Please note that the base for this role is Crayford Manor House, however the post involves working from various venues across the borough. We observe government guidance on Covid restrictions which may involve working from home on occasions.
Please ensure you complete and upload the application form which is provided in the supporting documents.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity for somebody looking for a career in the voluntary sector. The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant has a key part to play in helping us collect and interpret data about the number and type of people our different programmes reach and the impact they make on the lives of those who engage with them. At The Reader, we deliver a wide range of activities and services, from our Social Enterprises and Heritage offer on site at Calderstones Mansion House to our network of Shared Reading groups and digital activities for adults and children across the UK. As well as allowing us to demonstrate impact, the qualitative and quantitative feedback we gather from our participants helps us review, develop and improve our services, ensuring they are fit for purpose and continue to meet need. In the role, the successful candidate will get an overview of activities across the entire organisation, which provides an opportunity to learn about how different departments collaborate with one another and how organisations in the voluntary sector work. You’ll be joining the team at an exciting time in the delivery of our monitoring and evaluation work as we prepare to launch a new 5-year strategy and continue to develop our approach to collecting and reporting data using digital systems. Training and support will be provided.
Knowledge and Skills
- Analyse, interpret and present a wide variety of data for internal and external project reports and internal learning purposes
- Set up tools (eg online surveys/ paper evaluation forms) to collect data from our volunteers and participants in our activities, which can be delivered in different ways.
- Understanding of the impact of Shared Reading, and the quantitative and qualitative data used by The Reader to measure this
- Understanding of how our reporting tools support our funders’ requirements
Leadership and People Management
- Support evaluation volunteers (small groups between one and ten) in the collection and input of data
- Provide support to colleagues as needed on the collection of data in evaluation activities
- Act as the first point of contact in providing advice to colleagues and volunteers about best practice in monitoring and evaluation
- Draft written communications to colleagues and volunteers about evaluation work (e.g. requests/instructions to complete evaluation forms)
- Attend meetings with colleagues across the organisation (particularly Development, Services and Programmes) to understand planned activity and how the Monitoring & Evaluation team’s support will be needed through developing tailored evaluation forms.
Liaison and Networking
- Communicating with external research partners as required on in depth evaluation projects
- Attending external events/training on monitoring & evaluation as agreed with line manager, and developing external contacts in sector as part of self-development and to bring back learning for team
Planning and Organising
- Play a key part in the planning, communication and implementation of key evaluation projects throughout the year
Initiative and Problem Solving
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise/reprioritise them with input from line manager as needed as circumstances change.
- Ability to review draft data reports and identify where further investigation may be needed to ensure confidence in reporting e.g. possible data entry errors or missing data returns
- Able to look for and propose innovative solutions when issues arise – eg COVID restrictions limiting ability to collect data in person
- Team-working and Collaboration Provide practical support to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation in the delivery of our Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy.
- Supporting Development as required in gathering data needed for funder reports, and to liaise with colleagues across the organisation as needed in collecting data/responding to data collection requests.
- Being available during programme events at Calderstones for monitoring & evaluation tasks as required, and as part of this to provide general assistance with events as needed by the Programme Team
- Provide administrative support to other departments where agreed by your line manager
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Prospectus has been appointed as an approved supplier for the London and Southern universities purchasing consortium, which includes over 100 organisations in just London alone. As a result of this, we anticipate an uplift in the amount of exciting temporary opportunities we will have available to offer candidates in the higher education space, also including arts and heritage and membership bodies.
With over 60 years' recruitment experience in the higher education and non-profit sector, we have worked alongside many large, well-known universities in London, making placements on a variety of roles such as:
Student Services Officer, Departmental Administrator, Enrolment/Admissions Officer, Programme Administrator and Course Administrator to name but a few.
As universities across London start to prepare for a new academic year, we are looking to increase our temporary pool of higher education candidates who are interested in registering for future opportunities. Candidates will have had previous experience in a similar post within higher education.
Please note that due to the current climate for temporary work across the HE sector, we are initially looking to engage with potential candidates and carry out registrations online with those that demonstrate suitable experience.
Given the unprecedented volume of interest in our roles, consultants are unable to support with general job search advice or specific enquiries before application. Instead please do either register your CV on our website or submit your CV for any roles that interest you to ensure that your application is reviewed in line with the position. Should you be successfully longlisted or we are able to assist in your job search we will be in contact to discuss next steps.
Please register your interest below and submit your CV by clicking 'apply now' below. You must be available immediately to be considered.
Oxfordshire South and Vale Citizens Advice (OSAV CA)
Role: Deputy Director Finance & Administration
OSAV CA is a registered independent charity, we advise 9,000 people a year from 4 our Advice Centres, Abingdon, Didcot, Thame and Henley. Advice is provided by 120 volunteer advisers who are supported by 14 FTE staff. At present, our advice centres are partially open and most staff and advisers work from home.
You will be responsible for all aspects of our financial management including the budget, management accounts and financial statements, payroll processing and financial controls. You will also be responsible for our administrative systems.
We welcome applicants with a professional finance background, a relevant financial qualification, at least part qualified and with proven financial management and administrative experience.
We expect you to be fully committed to the aims and principles of Citizens Advice.
Precise working arrangements are open to negotiation.
Citizens Advice values diversity promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds from all sections of the community.
Closing date: Midday on 31st January 2022
Interview dates: 10th & 11th February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 300 projects in more than 70 countries through 3,000 volunteers.
Our vision is of a world in which vulnerable people affected by war, natural disasters, disease, hunger, poverty or exclusion get the healthcare they need.
Through our health programmes and advocacy, we work to ensure excluded people overcome barriers to realising their right to healthcare. Since opening in the UK in 1998, we’ve raised £6m for overseas programmes, helped 7,000 service users here and fought for healthcare as a human right for all.
We work with and for:
- people in crisis, providing life-saving humanitarian healthcare in times of war and after natural disasters
- migrants in vulnerable situations, including by advocating for the right to healthcare across Europe
- people at risk of harm, especially from HIV and AIDS or hepatitis C, such as drug users and sex workers
- women and girls’ right to sexual and reproductive health
We believe that every person living in the UK has the right to healthcare, and we work to influence public policy and local implementation to reduce health inequalities and ensure access to healthcare for all.
This role is a key part of the Senior Management Team, leading the development and implementation of our strategic goal that focusses on research, building our recognition as a thought leader and influencer in the UK on exclusion from healthcare.
Doctors of the World is investing in and developing our research function to build on our evidence-based approach to advocacy. Through publishing high-profile reports as well as organising and participating in targeted events, we will be able to drive policy change, attracting additional credible and influential partners to call for systemic change with us. We will serve as expert advisers to local and national health decision-makers, driving best practice based on evidence from our research and medical work; and work with academic partners to build an evidence-base on the socio-economic impact of inclusive healthcare.
For more information on the role, including a person specification, please refer to the role profile.
Salary: £16,560 – £18,400 pro-rata based on 2 days per week (£41,400 – £46,000 FTE)
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your CV, Covering Letter and additional information form using the application link below. Your CV and cover letter should be clearly tailored to the position and should reference points from the person specification section of the role profile.
Applications which do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience and competencies will not be shortlisted.
Expected Dates of Interview
W/C 7th March 2022
Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 27th February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Alumni Relations Officer
The University of Strathclyde seeks to appoint an Alumni Relations Officer with a particular focus on marketing and communications. This is an exciting time to join the Alumni Relations team, as new digital initiatives are launched and innovative ways of communicating with our 183,000 strong global alumni community are explored.
You will be a confident and professional individual with an ability to work towards and achieve targets. You will help to deliver Strathclyde’s alumni engagement strategy through managing, developing and evaluating a suite of digital/printed engagement tools.
With the aim of developing a warm and engaged community of alumni ambassadors, you will create and produce engaging content to be used on the web, by email, on social media and within Strathclyde Connect (the University’s alumni engagement platform). This will include written case studies, video interviews with senior alumni, news articles and blogs. You will also manage printed materials including marketing leaflets and events collateral.
Working with an external provider, you will develop our use of Strathclyde Connect and be tasked with increasing engagement and membership – to grow Strathclyde’s virtual global alumni community.
A pro-active, positive and dynamic individual, the Alumni Relations Officer will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on their own initiative to drive ideas forward. With an eye for detail and relevant marketing and communications experience, you will enjoy working as part of a small team to deliver impressive results.
Experience or knowledge of alumni relations in the HE sector is desirable.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 8th February 2022.
Manage the delivery of the University’s alumni communications programme, using a suite of digital/printed engagement tools to engage with the 183,000 strong global alumni community and strengthen Strathclyde’s international reputation:
- Social media management - delivering up to 4 pre-planned campaigns a year with a view to effectively engaging followers
- Strathclyde Connect – building virtual alumni communities, consistently increasing member numbers and stimulating engagement; delivering monthly highlights email
- E-communications – managing and prioritising a high volume of email traffic. Use quarterly A&D and faculty e-newsletters to effectively showcase stories from within the University community
- Case studies – elevate A&D’s case studies programme, liaising with high profile alumni to share their success stories and communicate these creatively to the alumni community
- Alumni awards – delivering Alumnus/a of the Year and supporting other high profile awards within A&D Student communications – working with internal colleagues to ensure A&D’s messages are conveyed to the student body and devising innovative strategies to engage new graduates
- Lost alumni – develop a lost alumni strategy, reconnecting with alumni across the globe
Provide line management for two members of staff (Alumni Relations Assistant and US Alumni Relations Intern).
Occasional evening hours required for events delivery purposes.
Deliver the University’s alumni communications strategy, using both printed and digital communications to further alumni engagement, celebrate success and promote alumni engagement activities, giving and volunteering opportunities to the Strathclyde community. Analyse the effectiveness of each channel.
Deliver A&D’s social media strategy, overseeing content created by the Alumni Relations Assistant for the Strathclyde Alumni Community social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram). Ensure content is accurate, engaging and consistent. Analyse channel performance, ensuring the current strategy remains effective.
Manage Strathclyde’s online engagement platform, Strathclyde Connect, including working with providers to improve features and functionality. Develop and deliver A&D’s strategy for growth and development of the platform, creating innovative content and growing membership.
Deliver up to 4 alumni relations newsletters per year (and up to c20 mass emails per month). Source stories and write compelling copy, ensuring text is engaging to an international audience and without error.
Support the alumni engagement and fundraising pipelines by approaching and engaging senior alumni to produce case studies showcasing their career success, producing promotional materials in both written and video format.
Develop good working relationships with internal colleagues, supporting them to engage with their respective alumni cohorts. Co-ordinate and edit faculty e-newsletters; work with academics to produce blogs; conduct meetings with colleagues and advise them on best practice communications / events.
Showcase A&D fundraising activities: devise social media campaigns; write and promote fundraising success stories; select and promote the Alumni Community Scholarship; support comms for fundraising initiatives (e.g. Giving Day).
Liaise with senior alumni to deliver the Alumnus/a of the Year award and support the delivery of the Strathclyde Executive Leadership Awards (STELAR). Celebrate and recognise achievements within the alumni community.
Collaborate with external organisations such as the British Council, Visit Scotland and Scottish Government to promote and support activity within the alumni community.
Manage student communications to maintain high communication opt-in levels. Coordinate A&D’s presence at graduation ceremonies, partnering with external agencies and fundraising for the Alumni Community Scholarship.
Promote and support the delivery of flagship alumni events in the UK and overseas.
Line manage the Alumni Relations Assistant, ensuring effective delivery of tasks, monitoring their performance and supporting their professional development. Line manage the US Alumni Relations Intern (0.34FTE) to deliver A&D’s lost alumni strategy.
Contribute to the team’s reporting mechanisms by accurately monitoring and tracking alumni engagement activity on the department’s database (Raiser’s Edge); excel spreadsheets and via monthly reports.
Keep abreast of professional and regulatory frameworks (including GDPR / PECR) and sector developments; represent A&D in a professional manner as required. Any other duties deemed appropriate by the AR Manager.
Full job description and person specification can be found in the attached document.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Media and Communications Manager
This is an exciting time to join UK Youth as we launch our new strategy to 2025- Unlocking Youth Work.
We are looking for someone to work closely with the Head of PR, Marketing and Communications to lead on the development of an organisation-wide communication strategy and develop and deliver the relevant plans related to your areas of expertise.
You will have responsibility for managing organisational narrative and messaging, creating engaging copy, both long and short form across multiple platforms, and developing inspiring and impactful stories to bring our work to life for our key audiences.
You’ll also have responsibility for media relations activities including identifying relevant media opportunities, writing press releases, building out the organisation’s digital PR infrastructure and reporting, and proactively supporting on selling into national, broadcast and trade media to grow awareness of our work with key audiences. This will include working closely with the Head of Policy and Public Affairs on our influencing work.
You will line manage a Digital and Communications Officer and sit within a team of seven communications, digital and marketing experts.
What we’re looking for:
You are an accomplished writer and communicator with strong examples of tailoring content to different audiences across multiple channels
You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in PR, including writing and distributing press releases to deadlines (experience of media intelligence platforms is a bonus)
You are comfortable with analysing data and reporting into the wider organisation to demonstrate results
You are creative, strategic and enjoy problem-solving
Who we are
UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives.
With an open network of over 8000 youth organisations and national partners, we seek to impact young lives by unlocking youth work as a catalyst for change, working in partnership to build a cross-sector movement and create a society that understands, champions, and delivers effective youth work for all.
UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website
Why work at UK Youth?
We are a values-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even for those working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes to virtual coffee meet ups.
UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.
We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.
What we can offer you
We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.
27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)
Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary
Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally
20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities.
Cyclescheme and Techscheme
How to apply
Candidates are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description of this role. Your experience, skills and passion will set you apart so tell us about your achievements, irrespective of whether they are personal or work-related, about your journey to date; how this has shaped you and the things you learnt along the way.
If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please read the job description, and complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied).
Closing date for applications will be Monday 7th Feb 22 at 11:59pm
Interview dates TBC
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.
As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
ASSOCIATE CLINICAL SPECIALIST (equivalent AfC band 6)
CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (equivalent AfC band 7)
Location: Sydenham and Bromley
Department: Community Palliative Care Team (includes all our services)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Sunday on a rota basis)
Salary: £37,152 to £43,994 per annum (inclusive of HCA – Band 6 equivalent)
£45,024 to £50,806 per annum (inclusive of HCA – Band 7 equivalent)
Do you aspire to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is highly regarded around the globe? Would you like to be part of a committed and supportive multi-disciplinary team that delivers empowering and compassionate care and support? Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills within an organisation that values their staff and offers a comprehensive wellbeing programme? Then St Christopher’s, and this role may be for you.
St Christopher’s has services spanning the London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, and are connected to partner health and social care organisations in all the boroughs we support. St Christopher’s CARE, provides learning and development to the communities we support, and we have academic links with a number of universities, nationally and internationally.
We are looking for compassionate nurses and paramedics to join our community palliative care team. Our team works across a 7-day week, providing a service from 7.30am to 9pm.
We have roles that rotate through all of our services including our Single Point of Contact team, and our Bromley and Sydenham based teams. In these roles, our skilled team provides telephone and video triage, visiting people in their homes across Bromley, Croydon, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark; and also see people in our outpatient department. You will be a registered nurse or paramedic with experience in end of life care, or who would like to develop your career in palliative care, we could have the opportunity for you.
Your new role
Your role will be so important in supporting people who are entering the last phase of their lives to talk about what is important to them and helping them to navigate how their wishes and goals can be achieved. You will also support families and friends as well as providing expert care that will support a dignified death. You will offer the people we support your skills in symptom control, social, emotional and spiritual care, in addition to providing advice, support and education to the primary health care team and hospital staff where appropriate, as part of an interdisciplinary team.
To succeed in this role
For all our roles, you will need to a compassionate and resilient person. For our Clinical Nurse Specialist roles (equivalent of AfC band 7), you will have proven experience in palliative care/oncology with relevant qualifications and experience of working at Band 6/equivalent or above. For our Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist roles (equivalent of AfC band 6), you will need to demonstrate relevant experience at band 5, and an awareness of this work, and a keenness to develop in this area of health care. For all roles, we require you to possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work efficiently in a disciplinary team and manage stressful situations.
Benefits of joining St Christopher’s
- You will gain a stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community
- Access to excellent training and development opportunities including masters level education and non-medical prescribing
- A number of health and wellbeing schemes
- A competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan
- Access to plenty of free local street parking.
Closing Date: 28th February 2022
We are looking for a Policy Officer to support Battersea’s key role in innovatively influencing the political landscape for the benefit of our animals
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 160 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Public Affairs Team
The Public Affairs team manages Battersea’s policy stances, research, campaigns and external political influence. The team does this through engagement with politicians, Government officials, partner organisations and the public. As well as Battersea’s significant campaigning output, it is responsible for the further development of Battersea as an authoritative commentator on policy developments at national, local and devolved levels.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
- 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
- Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
- Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£100), optical (£100), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£325) every year
- Annual interest-free season ticket loans
- Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
- Life insurance
During the recent Coronavirus restrictions, our animal-facing staff have continued to work on site and our office based staff have been working from home. We are currently piloting a hybrid working model for our office-based staff to split their time between site based and home working. We believe this will support office-based staff to maintain the benefits of home working, while allowing for collaboration and interaction with our animal-facing staff and maintaining a connection to our cause.
As this role is office-based, you’ll be expected to work in our Battersea office for 3 days each week and you’ll be able to work up to 2 days each week from home.
So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to ensure that this commitment, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented at Battersea.
Closing date: Thursday 3 February 2022
Interview date(s): Thursday 10 (PM) & Friday 11 (AM) February 2022
For full details, please download our recruitment pack. To apply, click the button below. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised; we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications is received.