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We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager who has a passion for justice and wants to make a difference in the world. Could you take a charity leadership role within a growing and developing UK team? You'll hold responsibility for ICC UK’s overall financial position and how it best supports the work in China and manage the use and appropriate investment of ICC UK funds to maximise returns.
31 days holiday (pro rata), auto enrolment pension scheme, free parking on site, flexible working arrangements.
International China Concern (ICC) helps children with disabilities in China live full and meaningful lives in families and communities that treasure them. Our vision is to see all children with disability living fulfilling lives in a welcoming society that accepts and respects them.
This post is subject to an occupational requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act that the post holder be a practising Christian (see application pack for details).
Appointment subject to satisfactory references and proof of right to work in the UK.
In-House Legal Counsel
These are exciting times for the charity, and we now have an excellent opportunity for a solution oriented and highly pragmatic Lawyer with a specialism in Property/Land Law to join the busy Legal and Governance Department.
Position: In-House Legal Counsel
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 2 January 2024. Interviews will be held in Sidmouth Devon, during the week commencing 15 January 2024.
As Senior Legal Counsel, you will play a key role in safeguarding the reputation of the Charity, working closely with other members of the Charity’s legal team to provide a first-class legal service and high quality, strategic advice on legal issues across the Charity’s group. You will also assume the management role for the Charity’s small legal team with responsibility for business planning, prioritising activities and controlling workflow to best support the charity in delivering its strategic aims and objectives.
The primary duties and responsibilities within this multifunctional and rewarding role will include:
· Providing accurate, relevant and timely advice to the Charity and our internal clients on a variety of legal topics, in particular property and agricultural matters, both in the UK and internationally.
· Working closely with external law firms, where needed, to ensure that high quality and cost- effective legal support is obtained.
· Working "hands on" on the drafting and negotiating of contracts and other key agreements for the Charity.
· Developing the legal function, frameworks, processes and reporting frameworks to best support the Charity in delivering its charitable objectives; including –
o Building a map of legal need and activity across the charity to prioritise resource.
o Ensuring the legal team understand their contribution to the organisation’s strategic objectives.
o Setting of clear performance standards and targets for the legal function.
o Managing, motivating, recruiting, training and developing the Legal Counsel and/or Paralegal roles in line with the Charity's strategic aims and objectives.
o Setting and reporting on key performance indicators (KPIs) to demonstrate the value of the legal function.
· Managing and mitigating legal risks arising from the Charity’s operations in order to protect the Charity’s reputation and assets
An England and Wales qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with extensive post-qualification experience in land/property law (in-house and/or international legal experience preferable), you will have demonstrable ability to advise with authority at a senior level, and to effectively explain legal points and their impact on the charity clearly and concisely to stakeholders.
You will be able to:
· Understand and interpret complex legal information pertinent to the running of a charity and its global operations.
· Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy.
· Strategically manage work priorities by addressing immediate critical issues and progressing long-term aims.
· Show a good understanding of (and the ability to adapt to) the context in which the Sanctuary operates.
· Hit the ground running – adept at working autonomously and using initiative to tackle new areas of law confidently and effectively.
The opportunity to apply your skills and experience to a purposeful operation in a more agile role than is generally available in private practice!
Based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – this is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 35 hours per week, 08.30-16.30, Monday-Friday.
The working pattern for this role will combine onsite and home working under our guiding principles for such roles. Primarily working from home, flexibility regarding onsite attendance will be considered for suitable candidates and will be agreed between the hiring manager and post-holder.
If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this multifunctional and rewarding role, and would like to be part of the evolutional program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you.
Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty” benefits include:
· Competitive pension
· Life Assurance
· 31 Days holiday (including Bank holidays), rising to 34 will each full year of service
· Wellbeing Team
· Long Service Awards
· Healthshield Plan
· Free Parking
· Subsidised restaurant and shop
About the Organisation
The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide, working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
The organisation is a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
Please note: we reserve the right to close this vacancy before the advertised date and therefore encourage early submissions.
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This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50,000 per annum + car allowance
Expiry date: 30 Dec 2023 23:59
Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to become a dedicated leader for our Day opportunities, helping individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?
We are looking for a Senior Day Opportunities Manager to lead our teams delivering the range of activity offerings across Hft Day Opportunities including Love 2 Meet U projects to enable adults with a learning disability to access appropriate outcomes-based community-based services that are Safe and Well Led.
Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values. Having a driving licence for this role is essential to travel extensively across all of Hft and where needed to stay away from home, work weekends and evenings.
- Car Allowance: £320 per month
- Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
- Continuous Training: Access to award winning training and development
- Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app.
- Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
- TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.
- Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts: As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
- Care Friends: Employee referral app - earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
- Free life assurance: 3 x your annual salary
- Family friendly policies: term time only contracts, part time, annualised and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave.
What will you be doing?
- be coaching, give direction, guidance and support to your teams.
- have operational line management of a dedicated team which includes Day Opportunity Managers (DOMs) and Deputy Day Opportunity Managers (DDOMs). In locations where size and complexity of the Day Opportunity service does not warrant a Manager a Deputy Manager will be in place within the structure and you will be required to have a more hands on role supporting the Deputy with, for example, verification of audits and with the management of people issues such as disciplinaries.
- support with the development of day opportunity policies and quality standards and be accountable for embedding a quality framework, applying strategy and delivering complex projects.
- network and exchange complex or sensitive information with senior leaders and Chief Officers in a way that shapes outcomes.
- help shape the strategic direction of the Care & Support Portfolio by putting agreed strategies into practice. You will be accountable for developing and communicating their strategy and performance plans which will support the successful delivery of day opportunities.
- help resolve the most complex care & support problems and issues. They will be required to be solutions focused and have a proactive approach to complaint resolution; and to analyse and interpret management information and policy, applying this collaboratively to resolve issues.
- be an accountable performance manager leading their team’s performance delivery against all operational KPIs and metrics and will be accountable for all day opportunity service delivery including referrals and growth including their team’s delivery of care & support which promotes dignity, wellbeing and independence and a person-centred culture.
- be build influential relationships with all colleagues and external contacts (such as Commissioners, Trustees, Donors and Partners). The SDOM will be required to network and share best practice and actively contribute to the wider Care & Support national senior management team and to liaise with Hft’s Partnership Forum, Colleague Inclusion Groups and Voices to be Heard Representatives.
You may be required to
- deputise for the Head of Day & Work Opportunities including cover for their annual leave or unplanned absences and may be required to attend senior leadership team meetings such as Hft’s Senior Leaders performance delivery group.
- take on a lead role as agreed with the Head of Day & Work Opportunities.
You will hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care or hold a level 3 diploma and be willing to undertake the level 5 apprenticeship qualification within an agreed reasonable timescale of 18 months as part of a development plan.
You will have extensive knowledge of
- legislation and guidance relating to adults with learning disabilities
- CQC regulations (desirable not essential)
- Safeguarding regulations
- Health and safety regulations
- Positive Behavioural Support management and techniques
- contracting, tenders and negotiations
- national benefit frameworks
For more information, please refer to the job description and person spec below.
Location: This is a national role working remotely with extensive travel to services.
Salary: £50,000 + car allowance
Community and Events Fundrasising Officer
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a can-do attitude to help us deliver our exciting Community and Events Fundraising programme. No previous fundraising experience is required, just an organised individual with a knack for building relationships, a passion for exceptional ‘customer service’ and a drive for uniting communities and raising money for charitable causes.
You’ll work within the charity’s passionate Fundraising and Engagement Team to raise funds to support children and families affected by the childhood cancer neuroblastoma and our vision, for a future where no child dies of neuroblastoma or suffers due to the treatment they receive.
This extremely rewarding role would suit anyone looking to take their first step in their fundraising, marketing or charity career. Don’t think your experience directly aligns? Don’t worry; we’re interested in transferable skills and attitude, so consider and show us how these apply to this role.
Summary of role responsibilities
- To help deliver the charity’s Community and Events Fundraising Programme, including special events, community fundraising, challenge events, individual giving, and fundraising appeals.
- To ensure excellent supporter and donor care and build long-term valued relationships to optimise income generation.
This is a fixed-term role offered on a one-year contract. We are looking for the successful candidate to ideally start in January 2024, but there is flexibility with this.
For more detailed information about the role, charity and team, take a look at the Recruitment Pack.
We aim to follow the schedule outlined below:
Applications opens: 22 November 2023
Applications closes: 10 December 2023, 11:59pm
Shortlisting: 11 December 2023
Interviews: 15 December 2023 (in person in London)
If there are any adjustments that would help you engage with the recruitment process, please let us know.
We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers. As an equal opportunity employer, we also welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
As a safeguarding charity whose work and practice are underpinned by safeguarding principles to protect children and young people and enhance their welfare, we always work in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance, and best safeguarding practices. All our roles require a basic criminal record check.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.