Advocacy Assistant Jobs in Bristol
Directorate: Corporate Services
Responsible to: Finance Transactions Manager
Travel required:Home based, with frequent travel to Salisbury office, occasional travel to London office and other UK locations.
Role outline and purpose
Accountable for the accurate and timely processing of financial information in line with the Trust’s systems and keeping records in good order. The role provides quality information and compliant service to support strategic decision making and build a solid foundation for an evolving organisation.
· Process payments and maintain purchase ledger - process expenses, invoices and other payments in XLedger for payment in a timely and accurate manner and reviews supplier statements and outstanding items regularly and efficiently.
· Compliance and internal controls - Ensure relevant authorisations are obtained, and safeguards and protocols are followed about data protection, internal financial controls, and ethical standards.
· Act as the first point contact for purchasing queries - primary management of the shared finance email inbox; Acting as the first point of contact for external and internal questions. Ensures high levels of customer service and effective representation of the Finance Team and the Trust.
· Organisation - Maintain paperwork in an orderly manner: current/prior year records to remain accessible yet secure, older items archived and destroyed when appropriate. Ensuring proper records are maintained in the financial system.
· Finance Team assistance - Support finance team colleagues in providing information to other parties as appropriate, e.g.: as budget holding colleagues, fundraising colleagues, or external auditors.
Technical skills and minimum knowledge:
· Relevant bookkeeping qualification (e.g., AAT) or QBE
· Experience in a similar role, ideally working with large transactional volumes.
· Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the implications of accurate record keeping.
· Able to identify situations where any risk of non-compliance/adherence may arise
· Adept at working with accounting systems and MS applications.
Behaviours and competencies:
· Has a clear idea of priorities and manages own time appropriately by delivering key outputs and replies to requests in a timely fashion
· Adopts a customer service approach when communicating with stakeholders.
· Demonstrates resilience, resourcefulness, flexibility, and perseverance
· Demonstrates personal integrity and commitment to compliance and ethical standards
· Demonstrates empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially excluded backgrounds
· Role models inclusive behaviours and values
· Demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Trussell Trust
· All Staff
· The Finance Team
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Contract: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Hours: 37 hours per week (1fte)
Salary: Grade D, salary range £32,359 to £36,698, depending upon experience, plus 8% employer pension contribution
We are looking to hire a Senior Communications Officer to join our Communications and PR team to assist the development and delivery of the regional communications and PR strategy, ensuring Butterfly Conservation’s messages and campaigns are effective across all regions.
Working closely with regional teams and branches, you will have a passion for delivering engaging content with a good understanding of conservation and fundraising communications and PR. Proven exceptional written and oral communication skills are required, along with the ability to develop effective working relationships with both internal and external contacts.
If you are excited about the prospects of working for a leading wildlife charity, please read through the job description and person specification, to see if you have the right skills to join the team.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 13 December 2023
Interviews will take place on Friday 5 January 2024
We believe our work has never been more important.
Wildlife is in steep decline across the UK and over three-quarters of butterflies and two-thirds of moths are declining. We recognise it needs a great team with a wide variety of skills to tackle the problems facing butterflies, moths, and the environment.
Our staff and volunteers are proud to be part of Butterfly Conservation and are dedicated to making a difference to the environment we live in. We understand the importance of maintaining and expanding our expert and valued team of people and offer a range of roles located all over the UK, from the peat bogs in Scotland to the post room in Dorset.
You may also have experience in the following: Communications Manager, Communications Officer, Digital Officer, Membership Officer, Project Management, Internal Communications, CRM, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Executive, Marketing Officer, Communications Executive, Communications, Marketing Management etc.
About Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) works to reduce undernutrition globally. We enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning and building evidence. We are passionate about being network-driven, independent and evidence-based.
Our vision is that every individual caught up in a nutritional emergency, or suffering from malnutrition anywhere in the world, gets the most effective help possible.
We undertake knowledge management, research and advocacy to support national governments, civil society, UN agencies, donors and academic organisations, and communities of practitioners. Through our work and collaborations, we support agencies and individuals to implement evidence-based nutrition programming, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries and in fragile and conflict-affected states.
ENN is governed by a Board of Trustees and has its head office in Oxfordshire, UK. ENN is financially supported by foundations and trusts, bilateral donors, international non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies. For more information about ENN see our website.
What we do
Our Strategy aims to enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning, building evidence and providing support and encouragement to practitioners and decision-makers involved in nutrition and related interventions.
ENN’s portfolio includes projects specialising in Infant Feeding in Emergencies, Wasting and Stunting, Adolescent Nutrition and Management of small & nutritionally At-risk Infants under six months & their mothers (MAMI), as well as our highly regarded international publication, Field Exchange (FEX).
ENN’s team is made up of a range of technical experts in nutrition, with decades of collective experience, and a small, experienced operational team. ENN is highly committed to diversity and inclusion, to enabling and promoting flexible working for our staff, and to supporting continued professional development.
We are proud that in our 2022 Employee Engagement Survey over 95 percent of our staff said they enjoy their work and that ENN is a flexible employer.
Terms and Conditions
- Hours of work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
- Type of contract: 12-month Fixed Term - this role is offered on a temporary basis to cover a maternity leave
- Location: Office or home-based (with potential for limited travel).
- Holidays: 25 days plus UK Public Holidays
- Pension: Auto-Enrolment to ENN scheme with a generous Employer contribution of 5%
- Salary: £40,118 - £50,676 dependent on experience and suitability for the role
- Benefits: Dental cover, Life cover, Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing contribution
The Senior Nutritionist (maternity cover) will work specifically on the below ENN projects
- Global Nutrition Cluster: Technical Alliance (GNC-TA) – project lead
- Field Exchange (FEX) - sub-editing of long articles, development of research and report summaries, support to authors, communications e.g., supporting podcasts
- En-net - moderation and technical inputs
In addition, they may provide inputs into work across other parts of ENN’s portfolio including.
- Women’s Nutrition
- Management of small and nutritionally at-risk infants under 6 months and their mothers (MAMI)
- Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE
- Wasting and Stunting (WaSt)
- Adolescent Nutrition
- Sector Leadership (LEAD)
A full list of our work areas and projects may be found on the ENN website.
Examples of the types of responsibilities the postholder will hold, depending on the specific project requirements and their experience, may include:
- Coordination and collaboration (internal/external, multi-agency, working groups and forums)
- Network development within and across communities of practice/specialities
- Meeting/working group facilitation
- Contribute to project strategies and plans
- Development and updates of technical resources, e.g., briefs, summaries, guidance materials
- Knowledge management
- Research, e.g., scoping reviews, systematic reviews
- Publications – support and development of content, editing, liaising with stakeholders and suppliers
- Project Reporting
- Project Indicator development and management
- Contribution to project proposals
- Development of case studies
- External Representation
- Synthesising and disseminating information from technical meetings
- Events engagement
- Line/contract management of nutritionists and/or consultants
- Support the development of learning agenda
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition/Community Nutrition or Public Health or Medicine discipline (or equivalent)
- Demonstrable field experience across several relevant aspects of nutrition programming in humanitarian and low- and middle- income contexts, e.g., Malnutrition prevention and management, Nutrition Information Systems, IYCF, Maternal Nutrition, Adolescent Nutrition.
- Understanding of the humanitarian systems and architecture and of the Nutrition Cluster in particular.
- Demonstratable experience of managing projects from start to finish, coordinating multiple outputs, managing budget, and supporting other members of the project team to deliver.
- Experience of in-depth knowledge management, and / or projects that focus on ‘learning’
- Strong knowledge of the current key topics and challenges in the humanitarian nutrition sector, including in the areas of malnutrition prevention and management, Nutrition Information Systems, IFE, maternal nutrition and beyond.
- Excellent communication, presentation, written and analytical skills
- Experience of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at national and global level
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to synthesise and make sense of complex data and information, including experience of literature reviews, evidence synthesis and report-writing.
- Strong interpersonal skills, motivated, takes initiative, innovates and drives progress
- Strong influencing and stakeholder facilitation and management skills
- Good cross-cultural awareness
- Ability to independently manage a diverse and busy workload, prioritising effectively, and able to work both autonomously and as a member of a dispersed and diverse team
- Demonstrable experience of working on projects funded by government and international donors
- Post graduate level qualification (or equivalent extensive experience) in a relevant area would be a significant advantage
- Sub-editing experience / experience in producing high quality publications
- Experience of supporting health programmes/system strengthening in developing contexts
- Experience in research uptake or translating academic research into programme-relevant communications
- Nutrition/nutrition-related primary research experience
- Currently part of the ‘humanitarian community’ with own professional network of contacts
- French speaker or another relevant language to our portfolio would be an advantage
- Line management experience (staff or consultants) would be an advantage
The Senior Nutritionist (maternity cover) will report to an ENN Senior Technical Associate. Working on multiple projects will also involve reporting into different project leads.
Eligibility to work:
Must have the right to work in the UK. A relocation package is not available for this position.
Please apply by sending a one-page Cover Letter and your CV
Closing date for applications:
Friday 15th December 2023, although we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
ENN are committed to equality and diversity throughout our organisation and further expects all employees to comply with its codes of conduct, safeguarding policies and high ethical and professional standards.
Application process: Please apply by sending a one-page Cover Letter and your CV Closing date for applications: Friday 15th December 2023, although we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.