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Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.
We are Versus Arthritis. We are fundraisers, programme managers, volunteers, administrators, press officers and accountants all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. Together, we’ll continue to develop breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority and support each other whenever we need it. Together, we’re making real progress. But there’s still a long way to go, and we won’t stop until no one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.
Our newly formed Income and Engagement Directorate is the team that inspires people to give their money, their time and their voice to make a difference to people with arthritis.
We’re looking for an ambitious Senior Media and PR Officer to work as part of our newly formed Strategic Communications team and contribute to some of the biggest stories in health and research. You will help lead our media and PR activity that delivers against our strategic vision and purpose, as well as raising the profile of the charity nationally.
About the role
Working with teams across Versus Arthritis, the Senior Media and PR Officer will work closely with colleagues to devise and deliver a rolling programme of proactive media relations that secures high-profile and impactful media coverage. As part of the Press Office you will be responding to breaking news stories and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, engaging with journalists and reacting quickly and confidently to developing issues and breaking news. The post-holder will lead the Media Officers in developing stories and investigations that expose the injustices faced by people living with arthritis, alongside research findings, statistics and comment.
The Strategic Communications team is responsible for developing an inspiring and engaging brand narrative with compelling customer journeys across all our engagement and communications activity. The team will build strong relationships across the charity, to drive a consensus around our core message, designed to deliver our strategic objectives. The team will ensure our message and brand narrative is applied across owned, paid and earned channels, using technical skills and channel expertise.
Alongside extensive press office and PR experience, gained either in an agency or in-house, you will be able to:
- Lead proactive and reactive media relations activity in line with a programme of media targeting and journalist engagement.
- Exhibit excellent writing skills, including identifying media opportunities and planning stories.
- Demonstrate an up-to-date understanding of the UK media environment, with good contacts and knowledge of how to engage journalists across broadcast, print and online.
- Work independently, manage varied workloads and work to deadlines.
- Contribute to regular media evaluation reports, ensuring this supports team performance, learning and how it benefits the charity.
- Build strong relationships with teams across the charity and with supporters.
- Understand the importance of digital comms and social media as part of integrated campaigns as well as media relations.
- Keep abreast of sector trends and use this insight to inform and improve our activities.
- Participate in the out-of-hours and reactive rota - spotting opportunities and responding to daily media enquiries
We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of the advertised date.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales.
First interviews expected week commencing 12 September 2022, held by Microsoft Teams
We have a Housing Support Assistant vacancy within our small and friendly Doncaster team.
You’ll help our clients to find and achieve the best housing solutions available to them and support them to manage and maintain their tenancies.
All you need is:
- Good communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships
- An interest in housing and homeless
- A desire to make a positive difference in someone’s life
- A full UK driving licence and have access to transport.
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box if you can do most of what we are looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!
So, what’s in it for you?
You’ll benefit from:
- Commitment to flexible working
- Incremental progression
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days
- Many learning and career development opportunities, with paid and tailored training
- Free Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 including access to counselling and GP services
- Employer contributory pension scheme
- Good maternity, paternity, and adoption benefits
- Care workers discounts
- Access to our Employee Networks including BAME, LGBT+, Mental Health and Wellbeing etc.
- Health and wellbeing opportunities
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Access to Corporate Health Plan
We aim for our workforce to reflect the diverse and exciting region we serve.
We encourage you to apply early as your application will be reviewed as soon as it is received, and we reserve the right to close this job advert sooner subject to finding a suitable candidate.
For over 20 years, the Faith & Belief Forum has been running education, engagement, and action programmes that bring diverse communities together. In schools, universities, and community spaces we break down barriers and find ways for people to work together to improve society. We believe that young people should feel confident communicating and collaborating with anybody, regardless of their faith, belief, culture, or background.
In order to further the impact of our work we are now looking for a Design and Fundraising coordinator to drive our engagement forward
It is essential to have sensitivity to the issues surrounding this area of work and a proven commitment to the aims of the Faith & Belief Forum.
We welcome experience and skills from all areas of a person’s life, including volunteering, community work, paid work, and education.
- Understanding of charitable funding streams and fundraising activities
- Experience and ability to write funding bids, including budgets
- Good organising and administrative skills
- Show own initiative to solve problems
- Experience of working to tight budgets and managing expenditure
- Willingness to travel in the UK and to be in the London office at least once a week
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Team player
- Good research skills
- Experience of working with High-Net-Worth Individuals
- Knowledge and experience of organising fundraising events
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and creative Finance professional to join and be part of our dynamic, labour rights focussed non-profit; supporting businesses to tackle labour exploitation and embed responsible recruitment and fair work.
This is a newly created position, leading our finance function to ensure the financial sustainability of our organisation, including developing and maintaining effective governance and controls and rigorous legal and ethical compliance alongside supporting the directors in developing and delivering strategic plans to achieve our organisational objectives in line with our values.
Together with one direct report, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the finance function, including management accounts, forecasts, board reports, preparation of budgets and annual accounts, cashflow, payments and banking.
You’ll also monitor our spending, support bids, contracts and tenders with budget preparation and provide professional advice and guidance to all areas of the business.
You’ll work from home in the UK, in close cooperation with the co-CEOs but with a high degree of autonomy, and will join a friendly, supportive and committed global team, contributing towards creating systemic change.
Who you are:
- A CIMA, CIPFA, ACA (or other relevant professional qualification) qualified accountant with relevant experience of working in a finance role at a management level for a multi-country organisation
- Comprehensive experience with accounts and budgetary software (preferably QuickBooks) and meticulous attention to detail
- A clear and confident communicator with excellent written and spoken English – spoken and written Spanish would be an added bonus!
- Motivated and enthusiastic, able to work independently and with remote colleagues/stakeholders, delivering day-to-day workload with minimal supervision
- Excellent interpersonal skills to build trust and rapport with colleagues across the UK and global teams
- A great organiser, with the ability to set and meet demanding targets and deadlines, and to hold others accountable to those
- UK-based with eligibility to work in the UK
What we can offer you
- A permanent, part-time (0.6 FTE) contract with an initial six-month probationary period
- A competitive salary (salary band £23,625 - £29,925 gross annually pro-rata (£39,375 - £49,875 full-time equivalent) and enhanced employee benefits
- Being part of a growing, innovative, and exciting not for profit organisation
- A friendly global team which is passionate about and committed to fair work, ethical recruitment and systemic change
- Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements
- Working remotely (UK-based), with regular in person and online meetings and social team gatherings
- Employer Pays Principle employer – the full costs of recruitment are covered by Stronger Together in accordance with the ILO Definition of Recruitment Fees and Related Costs.
How to apply
Please send us your CV and motivation letter (max. 2 pages of A4) outlining the skills and experience you have that meet the requirements of this role as outlined in the Job Description
Details: Closing date: 21st August 2022 | Interviews w/c 29th August | Starting date: asap | Location: UK based but working from home| Contract: 0.6 FTE; permanent | Salary: £23,625 - £29,925 pro rata (equivalent of £39,375 - £49,875 for FTE)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MAIN PURPOSE OF POST
Support the Head of Finance & Operations in developing a small team of finance professionals. Be responsible for the day-to-day financial administration and information systems, in accordance with Women’s Aid’s financial procedures, control systems and other relevant policies and statutory requirements.
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Financial Management
• Supporting the Head of Finance and Operations with implementing the finance strategy and assisting in new ventures
• Implementing and improving accounting procedures
• Produce monthly management accounts and reconciliations
• Preparing annual accounts
• Produce and take ownership of funders’ reports for donors and external parties
• Supporting the Head of Finance and Operations with the budget setting and reforecasting cycle
• Overseeing the sales and purchase ledger, including approving of payment runs
• Bank reconciliations
• Treasury management and Cashflow forecasting
• Supporting the Head of Finance and Operations to ensure there is an effective system of financial control to protect the charity from losses as a result of fraud and error
• Review monthly payroll from external bureau
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• Preparing and submitting VAT returns, and provide VAT advice as required
• Administration of Gift Aid and legacy income
• Completing statutory returns
• Participate in funding application bids
2. Line Management
• Carry out the management, supervision, and appraisal of staff in the finance department to ensure high quality services
• Proactively develop the other members of the team by coaching, mentoring, and sharing knowledge, as necessary
3. General Responsibilities
• Fostering relationships with external and internal stakeholder to help them understand budgets and financial statements
• Business partner and working collaboratively with other teams across the organisation
• Work with other members of the management team to provide leadership, guidance and support to the staff team
• Any other ad hoc duties as required
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PERSON SPECIFICATION: Finance Manager
• Experience of managing a small team
• Knowledge and experience of financial packages
• Experience in preparing monthly and annual accounts
• Have excellent business partner skills
• Be able to create relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Working in the not-for-profit sector
• Experience of Xero accounting, Receipt Bank and/or Approval Max
SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Highly organised and methodical approach to work
• Superior command of Excel
• Ability to work across multiple teams with managers of differing finance abilities
• Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
• Exceptional people skills
• Develop and train team members
• Exceptional negotiating and diplomacy skills
• HMRC & VAT regulation
• SORP and Charity commission protocols
• An understanding of Domestic Abuse and its impact
• Relevant continued professional development
• Part qualified accountancy qualification
• Accountancy qualification (ACA. ACCA or CIMA)
• Degree in accountancy, or equivalent
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• Post qualification experience
• Able to demonstrate a commitment and sensitivity of the aims and objectives of Women’s Aid
• Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities
• Willingness to work occasional unsocial hours as required.
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SUMMARY OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Terms of appointment: Confirmation of appointment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. This will normally be of six months (less for short term contracts). During this time an employee will be expected to establish their suitability for the post. During the probationary period employment may be terminated in writing, giving one week's notice by either party (this may be waived by mutual agreement). Only any statutory dismissal procedure will apply during the probationary period. There is no probationary period for contracts of under 3 months.
Salary: Starting annual salary £41,110 + £4,389 MS + benefits. Salary is paid in arrears through bank credit by the 25th of each month. Part time staff receive pro-rata payment based on hours worked.
Working hours: The standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week; benefits include a generous bank holiday and annual leave package and contributory pension scheme.
Support and supervision: Women’s Aid has a commitment to providing regular supervision and support to staff with annual appraisals forming a key part of staff development. We have a training policy in place and encourage staff to take an active role in their career development plan.
Pension: Women’s Aid is enrolled with the People’s Pension scheme. Women’s Aid normally contributes 7% of salary and the employee contributes 3% towards the group pension scheme. Eligible staff will be automatically enrolled on the scheme when they have successfully completed the 3-month interim probationary review.
Annual Leave: Women’s Aid offers an annual leave entitlement of 25 days per year rising by one day per year until 30 days annual leave per year is reached. In addition, we offer 8 days public holidays plus 2 additional days in March and August. All leave entitlement is calculated pro-rata for part time employees.
Other leave: Employees have contractual rights to time off for reasons of sickness, maternity and other circumstances.
Period of notice: 2 months after your probationary period has been completed.
Union: You have a right to membership of a trade union. Women’s Aid recognises Unison.
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Asylum and Immigration Act 1996: To confirm your right to work in the UK, Women’s Aid will need to see the original of at least one document from a specified list. Most commonly this is a British Passport.
Additional information is available on request
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for an experienced Finance professional to support the work of our Head of Finance as well as to coordinate the day-to-day running of the department. This is a 35 hours per week contract.
Are you interested in working for an organisation with Investors in People Platinum Award which makes a real difference through the provision of high quality care and support? Would you like to work for a flexible, diverse, inclusive, not-for-profit organisation? With good training and benefits? This is a great opportunity for someone with the right values and experience in Finance to make a difference in our Company and the wider Community.
In this role, you will be jointly responsible for a range of tasks, including:
- The day-to-day management of the Finance department and efficient management of the accounting functions.
- The preparation of quarterly accounts.
- Supporting the organisation with the financial management of contracts, to maximise accuracy and income.
- The preparation of draft year-end accounts.
- Assisting with the development, improvement, and implementation of The Action Group’s quality system within the finance team.
Please read the job description and person specification for full details.
The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail as well as a proactive attitude to work, great interpersonal skills and experience writing reports for senior managers. Experience in working in a charity or social care organisation would be an advantage, but it is not essential. You will also need to empathise with The Action Group’s values and have respect for confidentiality.
- 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
- Good annual leave entitlements
- Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
- TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
- Travel time payable where applicable
- Mileage allowance where applicable
To apply please go to our website, read the job description and send us your CV and covering letter explaining how you are a good fit for the job.
The closing date for applications is 09:00 on August 24 2022.
Interviews are expected to take place on week commencing the 29 August.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Please note that we are only able to get in touch with candidates who we are able to invite for interview.
BASIC is a think tank that takes an inclusive, hands-on approach to prevent great power conflict that could lead to nuclear weapons use, and facilitate transition towards a more secure and sustainable global security system.
We are recognised as a leading light in the nuclear threat reduction agenda, bringing together high-quality thinking and innovative research with internationally-trusted dialogue convening and inspiring facilitation that has measurable policy impact.
We are seeking an experienced finance professional who thrives in a high performance environment. The candidate must have a strong competency and confidence with financial systems and best practices, and have a track record as an agile and highly-organised team player who can stay on top of evolving tasks.
The successful candidate will become an important part of a vibrant and growing think tank team. This role offers the opportunity to improve, develop and implement systems to ensure the efficient running of the organisation. This includes reviewing existing systems in order to improve them and supporting BASIC’s performance and impact.
- Manage and develop BASIC’s financial systems, working with BASIC’s Treasurer and Co-Directors
- Monitor grant spending and grant reporting deadlines and report proactively to Co-Directors and Programme Managers
- Support grant application and reporting processes with financial reports and budgets
- Manage monthly payroll and expenses
- Oversee spend and payment of invoices to external suppliers
- Support the annual financial examination process
- Finance-related degree or studying towards a recognised professional finance qualification (e.g. CAT, AAT, ACCA)
- 2+ years of work experience in an finance administrator/manager role or similar previous financial administration experience
- Strong organisational skills and an eye for precision and detail
- Passion and commitment to our organisational mission of promoting dialogue to advance global security
- Ability to multitask effectively
- Previous experience of working to tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds and with broad variations in seniority and function
- Well-developed interpersonal skills, including evidence of working successfully as part of a team
- Comfortable working remotely
- Experience using standard Office suite software, particularly good knowledge of formatting documents and proficient using Google Sheets/Microsoft Excel
- Experience with QuickBooks or similar software
- Previous fundraising experience
Interviews: week commencing 5 Semptember 2022 - it is expected that you will be available to interview during the week.
Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have not been successful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate, to provide a key role in the finance team for an exciting UK Charity dedicated to improving the nation’s numeracy at a time when the profile of the charity and the numeracy issue is rising.
Position: Finance Officer
Location: Flexible options: working from home and/or working from the office near Brighton
Hours: Full Time or 0.8 FTE
Salary: £26,000 per annum FTE
33 days’ holiday a year including bank holidays. Company pension scheme. Flexible approach to office/hybrid/remote working. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic plan. Employee Assistance Programme and other staff benefits. Multiple staff social opportunities.
Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2022
About the Role
As Finance Officer, you will work closely with the Head of Finance to manage the financial procedures for the charity, building relationships across the organisation to help ensure that the financial systems are robust and understood by all. You will be involved with helping teams across external relations and projects understand how the finance function can help them deliver the best value interventions and campaigns for beneficiaries. You will be part of the Operations team, helping to form the bedrock of the charity. This is a new role within a rapidly growing organisation and offers considerable room for growth and development.
Key responsibilities of the Finance Officer include:
- Monitoring and processing all incoming invoices to the organisation, ensuring that approval processes are followed correctly.
- Processing expenses and pre-paid card transactions for all teams and ensuring they are approved and paid in an accurate and timely manner.
- Maintaining accurate electronic filing and storage of all necessary documentation.
- Accurate processing of bank transactions onto the finance system and reconciling all bank accounts regularly.
- Reviewing and regularly reconciling all supplier records within accounting software.
- Raising sales invoices as required and taking control of debt collection.
- Working with the Head of Finance to provide an expert finance function for the charity, contributing to the production of monthly accounts, assisting with project reporting to funders, and monitoring budgets and forecasts with budget holders.
The charity is looking for an experienced finance officer who is organised and focused with experience in accounting software. It’s not imperative that you come from the charity sector if you can show that you have relevant transferable skills and an understanding of what it takes to be successful in this role. This is a fantastic opportunity within a small but ambitious and dynamic organisation making a real difference in people’s lives and livelihoods.
To succeed in the role of Finance Officer, your key skills will include:
- Experience of Sage 50c Accounts with remote data access or similar accounting software/package.
- A proven understanding of financial procedures.
- Relevant experience within a finance office.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Good organisational, multi-tasking and prioritisation skills.
- Being flexible and proactive in your approach, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Competent in Excel and willing to learn new systems and embrace digital improvements in efficiency and processes.
About the Organisation
This is an independent charity dedicated to helping people feel confident with numbers and using everyday maths. You will be joining the only independent charity in the UK dedicated to improving the nation’s numeracy at a time when the profile of the charity, and the numeracy issue, is rising.
Established in 2012, its mission is to empower children and adults in the UK to get on with numbers so they can fulfil their potential at work, home, and school. Their aim is to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy, and offer practical ways for people to improve their numeracy – in the community, the workplace, and formal education.
You may have experience in areas such as Purchase Ledger, Senior Purchase Ledger, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Sales & Purchase Ledger Officer, Accounts Payable & Receivables Officer, Finance Officer, Payroll and Purchase Ledger Officer, Accounts Payable Officer, Purchase Ledger Manager etc.
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with a growing, innovative charity working with refugees and asylum seekers. Spearheaded by a dynamic and passionate CEO, the charity looks to assist with the cost of transport which often is a barrier to integration and mobility for those on very low income and means. The charity looks to alleviate this issue by matching refugees and asylum seekers with reconditioned, abandoned or donated, old bikes around the country. The charity is in its 10th year and is in the process of donating their 10,000th bike. An opportunity exists for a Temporary Finance Officer to join the team. It is a temporary approx 6 month contract (that can be made permanent), working full time and will be home based in the UK.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be minimum AAT qualified and have experience of working with QuickBooks or similar accounting applications. Candidates will have at least 3 years experience in a similar role, of which one year must be working within a charity. You will possess detailed knowledge and experience of bookkeeping and UK payroll requirements. You will have excellent attention to detail and a strong working knowledge of Excel for both reporting and basic data analysis as well as other Office applications. A good understanding of charity SORP and FRS102 would be a bonus, however it is not essential for the role. We are looking for candidates that can start immediately.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged as we will be reviewing on a rolling basis.
Are you an immediately available candidate looking for great opportunity within a supportive professional body who promotes excellence and are you looking for a temp to perm, remote position? If so, please contact me immediately!
Core role responsibilities:
* Assisting with management accounts and regular forecasts preparation for budget holders
* Overseeing nominal ledger, sales ledger, purchase ledger, journal entry postings
* Responsible for bank and cash transactions, direct debits including reconciliation of all bank accounts, credit cards and PayPal account
* responsible for payroll control account reconciliation and processing pensions (payroll is outsourced)
* Ensure credit control management and supplier statement reconciliation
* Schedule and undertake regular payment runs
* Responsible for month end close and assisting with accruals and prepayments entries
* Assisting with budgeting and year end
* Assisting with VAT calculations and returns
* Maintaining the fixed asset register and depreciation calculations
* Processing Intercompany transactions and postings
* Assisting with providing accurate, timely financial information for external auditors
* Prepare income, expenses and cashflow analysis
* Assisting with preparing costings for programmes and events
* Assisting with financial administrative tasks
* Quality assuring financial data and information management, ensuring accurate financial coding and record keeping at all times
* Improving and exploring the use of different functionalities and modules of Sage 50 accounting software to improve the recording, processing and use of financial information
* Building and maintaining effective relationships with the internal team and external customers and stakeholders (eg suppliers and contractors)
* Act as the first point of contact for investigating and resolving invoicing and payment queries
* Processing and applying monthly expenses to appropriate budget line items, tracking outstanding balances and receipts, updating forecasts, and escalating any unusual variances in spend
* Engaging with suppliers and colleagues to ensure invoices received, submitted and processed in a timely manner, and to quality standards, escalating any risks to income
* Assist with maintaining financial policies, processes and systems used, supporting the wider team with interpretation and understanding, as well as undertaking regular quality checks and improvements
* Apply knowledge of financial regulations and Data Protection Act across all areas, keeping up to date with updates and changes.
This role will require the following as standard, as and when applicable:
* Occasionally, perform any other duties appropriate to the role as reasonably required
* Seek to minimise environmental impact in the performance of the role and promote environmental sustainability within area of responsibility
* Comply with the Equality Act 2010, eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations with particular attention to the protected characteristics.
Skills and experience Essential Desirable Education & qualifications
Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
Part qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA or AAT level 4 equivalent
Five years of relevant financial and accounting experience
Experience of working in the charity sector
Experience of working in an education, professional membership organisation
Experience of supporting external audits
Practical understanding and application of the Data Protection Act
Experience of data analysis and reporting
Organisation and planning
Strong attention to detail and ability to undertake quality checks
Can deliver to tight and/or unforeseen deadlines
Demonstrable organisational and scheduling skills with an emphasis on forward planning capabilities
Good understanding of financial planning and delivery cycles
Ability to improve processes and systems to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
Proficient in Sage 50 accounting software
Demonstrable IT skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word
Able to utilise online learning systems, platforms and CRM database
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with a range of stakeholders
Experience of building effective working and interpersonal relationships within teams
Professional approach to communicating sensitive information
Experience of creating and maintaining written processes and protocols
High level of integrity and personal accountability
Discreet and calm under pressure
Adaptable with a willingness to learn from others
Assertive and confident in managing own workload and communicating risks and issues with delivery
Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and an understanding of how to demonstrate this within the role and organisation
We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.
Do you have knowledge of accountancy and bookkeeping? Are you passionate about working in the charity sector and helping non-finance volunteers? A highly-regarded, nationwide charity is looking for a Business Partner to join their team.
Who would you be working for?
This organisation has supported individuals facing disability due to neurological conditions by fundraising for a variety of groundbreaking research & care services for almost 70 years. The charity has a huge network of community teams & volunteers across the country, who not only fundraise but also deliver their integral support services.
What is the role?
Playing a pivotal role in Policy & Performance Team, you will have the option to work entirely remotely or in any one of their nationwide offices.
- Providing support on financial matters to community teams & finance volunteers
- Helping with the maintenance of accounting records throughout the nationwide community teams; assisting with queries from volunteers
- Interacting with various internal stakeholders to understand & implement financial process improvements; training volunteers throughout
- Contributing to objectives set by the wider team; namely the Finance team
This role is offering a salary of up to £45,910, with great holidays and working hours.
What do you need to be successful?
- Great communication skills; the ability to communicate a range of financial/ accounting information to audiences with varying knowledge
- Extensive bookkeeping & accounting knowledge; experience working with charity income would be beneficial
- A shared passion for the cause of the charity
- Experience training non-finance volunteers would be advantageous
In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.
Sightsavers is looking for a Finance Systems Training Administrator – a new role within our expanding Finance Systems team to act as an intermediary between Sightsavers head office and the global offices.
Location:UK remote – with occasional travel to Haywards Heath, when required or UAE – Dubai
Hours: This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked and some home working
About the role
We are looking for a Finance Systems Training Administrator to help us lead in trainings of financial systems used at Sightsavers and to provide support for all tasks around administration and maintenance of these systems. You will join at an exciting time for Finance Systems at Sightsavers as the team takes on a wider remit of projects across the organisation. A major part of this role will be to provide support to internal stakeholders whilst embedding new operational and financial systems and processes, including developing communications and training plans. Key duties include:
- Ensure training and support is sufficient to meet end user needs, while maintaining the control environment in accordance with the Global Financial Framework
- Identifying training needs within the organization and developing training programs to meet those needs
- Organising and conducting training for existing and new staff across all country offices, to ensure systems users have access to the tools and materials they need to undertake systems processes appropriate for their roles
- Preparing training materials to teach and guide staff in properly utilising system applications
- Facilitating the finance systems maintenance and administration procedures including code and user set up, exchange rate update, period end processes, system interface monitoring and user queries via the service desk portal
- Providing support to business customers based overseas in embedding new operational and financial processes and developing training plans and eLearning materials
- Assisting in on-going review of financial systems, processes and information flows to help identify opportunities for efficiency improvements and control enhancement
- Maintaining process documentation and ensure this integrates with Sightsavers Global Financial Framework.
- Developing into a system training and administration expert across all Sightsavers financial systems
- The role may include travel to Sightsavers country offices
This is an ideal opportunity to build on your existing training and administration experience. To succeed in this role, you will need:
- Fluency in English
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Experience in developing training content and efficient delivery of training to staff of diverse cultures
- Experience in system maintenance (desirable not essential)
- General knowledge of accounting principles and able to demonstrate relevant practical experience. Studying for an accountancy qualification would be beneficial but is not essential.
- Experience of working in a complex international organisation.
- Understanding of the International Charity Sector and regulatory environment- desirable
This is a varied role, please read the full job description for further details. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
Sightsavers offers some fantastic benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts. If you choose to work in or are visiting our collaborative, modern office space, you will find it an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London.
To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Please note that there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our modern and collaborative offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW)
We anticipate that remote interviews will take place in mid-September and the evaluation process may include a role-specific task to be completed by shortlisted candidates in advance of this. Due to project deadlines, we will review applications as soon as they are received.
Closing Date: 11 September, 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Programme Finance Specialist, Temp. £200 per day (Umbrella). Remote
For an international NGO operating in over 100 countries, we are recruiting an interim Programme Finance Specialist for up to 2 months to support them during a busy period. This role will provide contract, finance, and compliance support for several contracts through end-to-end programme management, funding proposals, donor reporting and project close-out. The Programme Finance Specialist will work on key UK and FCDO donors and deliver finance training to programme managers. This is a fully remote role.
- Provide support on program management and contract set up, budget cost proposal, grant management, compliance, cashflow management and monitoring of the grants and contracts
- Support Program Funding Team in proposal budget development
- Prepare country office agreements (IPIA) and advise on consortium agreements
- Ensure compliance with FCDO donor requirements
- Review contract performance of projects and carry out contract and finance activities including Donor reporting
- Prepare responses to donor audit queries as well as budgeting and reforecasting processes
- Reconcile all active projects and close-out calculations
What will you bring to this role?
- International grant management for EU and UK Donors including FCDO
- Budgeting and financial analysis of international programmes
- Strong MS Excel
- Experience from the charity and NGO sector including Donor contract and reporting
- Strong understanding of UK/European donor financial compliance and contract requirements
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
We are seeking an inspirational and ambitious Head of Operations, Trading, and Governance to work with our CEO, and Senior Leadership Team on the next phase of our growth.
The Children’s Hospital Charity is committed to supporting Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to create a future where children always receive outstanding care – wherever they are seen, whatever they are seen for.
The postholder will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for all aspects of charity operations, trading and our governance and will play an important role in the strategic development of the charity. They will lead and manage charity operations to ensure they are carried out efficiently and effectively and comply fully with all aspects of charity law. They will play a key role in sustaining strong and positive relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and manage the charity’s grant management process.
You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the charity sector and the challenges facing NHS charities. You will be a confident communicator be able to represent the charity both internally and externally. You will be a team player with strong ethical values and the ability to lead and motivate others and build strong relationships both within the charity and externally. With an eye for detail, you will play a key role in supporting the Trustees of The Children’s Hospital Charity.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The job of a Save the Children UK's Finance and Awards Manager (DEC Funding) is busy and varied.
- Do you have experience of managing award and financial aspects on large, complex donor awards and a strong understanding of the award (grant/contract) management processes from institutional donors?
- Are you experienced in partnerships management for Direct Spend awards, including proposal and budget development with partner agencies?
- Are you experienced of creating financial plans, budgets and reports with an understanding and experience of audit readiness/processes?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
The number of children requiring humanitarian assistance is rising as the climate crisis, entrenched conflict, and fragility, forced migration and infectious diseases all lead to an increase in the frequency, duration, and severity of catastrophic events. With needs continuing to grow and rapidly outpacing available resources, humanitarians around the world are once more forced to do more with less. Recognising the changing humanitarian risk landscape, the need to stay relevant, and to step up for greater impact, Save the Children has adopted a bold vision for the future of its humanitarian work and as part of this, there is an important role for SCUK to play in identifying and supporting next-generation collaborative initiatives that will ultimately deliver impact for disaster-affected children and their families.
The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) as part of SCUK's humanitarian department provides high-quality humanitarian capacity strengthening for the movement, as well as the wider sector, as part of our shifting the power agenda. The HLA's mission, as a team within the humanitarian department, is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries, by providing quality learning opportunities.
The HLA's approach spans from focused needs-based learning in countries hit by crises to the huge international reach of our learning platform, Kaya. They are a global team that has a full suite of in-house skills to provide and develop the offer; technical and learning experts, platform specialists, a digital and design studio, communications support and more. The HLA enables SCUK to offer the most effective and impactful humanitarian capacity strengthening resource for both the Save the Children movement, the wider humanitarian sector and beyond.
As part of Save the Children's regional response for Ukraine, HLA is leading SCUK's “Engine 2” response, funded through the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
The role will sit within the Operations team within the HLA, which is responsible for ensuring operational excellence and high performance. The Finance & Awards Manager will work closely with the Head of Operations, Operations Lead and HLA Finance Business Partner with finance and awards management responsibilities as part of SCUK's DEC funded response to the Ukraine crisis.
The purpose of this role is to ensure both financial and awards management compliance for HLA's DEC funding alongside the rapid implementation of our Engine 2 programming – which includes supporting delivery of quality programme implementation in accordance with the agreed donor budget, knowledge management and maintenance of all documentation audit trails, and oversight staff costs recovery.
The Finance and Awards Manager will ensure that SCUK standards and processes are followed across the teams and acting as the focal point for the finance and awards management and compliance activities of the team. You will also liaise regularly and consistently with HLA's Operations Lead and Finance Business Partner, keeping up-to-date on all SCUK finance and awards management processes.
The Finance and Awards Manager's key duties will be to:
General and Award Management
- Lead on financial and award management for HLA's Engine 2 DEC funding – throughout the project cycle ensuring at all stages that the control framework of the funding is consistent with the situation.
- Ensure robust award management systems are in place for the DEC award funding (e.g. procurement, contract amendments, income processing, and reporting) and that all donor compliance and SCUK quality requirements are met fully.
- Provide advice on donor relations strategy with the DEC, leveraging on funding opportunities, and managing donor expectations.
- Manage and process monthly HLA DEC staff salary recharges and maintain current recharge information on HLA's recharge tracker.
- Ensure that awards management information systems are up-to-date and global and internal processes are followed.
- Ensuring that award risk assessments are completed and periodically reviewed, taking timely actions to mitigate risk when needed
- HLA DEC lead for both internal and external audits.
- Periodically run award reviews to ensure that audit documentation is being adequately maintained and that all awards are compliant in case of audit.
- Liaise with HLA's Operations Lead to address complex or systemic issues, coordinate communications to DEC stakeholders, and ensure needs and are effectively prioritised.
- Consolidate financial data across multiple HLA and SCUK stakeholders, plus external partners to deliver timely and accurate reporting to the DEC.
- Manage highly attentive and detailed monitoring of the DEC funding's budget vs. actuals (BVA) data, including thoroughly explaining variances to the Finance Business Partner for the purposes of financial month-end commentary to the senior leadership team, and flagging all key issues in a timely fashion as they arise.
- Partner with the relevant HLA DEC programme managers (PMs), to provide consistent BVA information and spending planning
- Work with the HLA Finance Business Partner and HLA team to ensure that the DEC budget is effectively re-phased as needed at the time of the quarterly organisational (re)forecasting process
- Develop HLA and partner SCUK teams proposal budgets for future DEC programme funding.
- Provide high quality donor financial reports, and respond to donor financial report queries.
- Consolidate financial data from with various stakeholders across HLA, SCUK and external partners to deliver timely and accurate reporting to the DEC.
- Work closely with the HLA Finance Business Partner to ensure that the DEC funding is correctly processed at SCUK financial year-end.
Experience and Skills
- Experience of working with aid agencies'(such as the Disasters Emergency Committee) projects and funding
- Experience of managing award and financial aspects on £10m+ donor awards with multiple departments, stakeholders, and sub-grantees / financially managing a consortium of multiple partners
- Demonstrated partnerships management for Direct Spend awards, including proposal and budget development with partner agencies, compiling and reviewing Sub-grant Agreements, monitoring partners' activities and creating donor financial reports.
- Demonstrated competency with financial plans, budgets and reporting including construction and monitoring of budgets.
- Project management experience and skills, with a knowledge of governance tools and techniques and experience of managing complex cross-organisational projects with multiple stakeholders.
- Excellent understanding of audit readiness and experience of the audit process.
- Experience of managing award and financial aspects on a large donor award with multiple stakeholders
- Highly numerate with the ability to monitor and manage financial information.
- Excellent organisation and administration skills with the ability to plan and prioritise work for self and others.
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information.
- Professional interpersonal and communication skills with ability to communicate to wide range of people at all levels of seniority from a variety of countries and backgrounds, partner organisations, donors and other external contacts.
- Strong understanding of the award (grant/contract) management including but not limited to institutional donors.
- Highly computer literate and confident with MS Office
The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.
We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
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