Advocacy Officer Jobs in Glasgow
Job title: Youth Engagement Officer (Scotland)
Contract: Fixed term (funding secured until April 2025 with expectation for continued funding). 29.5 days annual leave (April-March) plus bank holidays, pension scheme (5% employer contribution), flexible working, and two paid volunteer days each year.
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £29,000 - £33,000
Location: Hybrid working (anchored at our Glasgow office with some travel across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
About the role:
At Carers Trust we put the voices and experiences of unpaid carers at the heart of all that we do. This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, friendly and creative team and make a big impact on the lives of young and young adult carers in Scotland.
Our Youth Engagement Officer plays a critical role in making sure that young carer and young adult carer voices are heard. We are looking for a creative, inclusive worker who is equally comfortable working directly with young people, as they are telling truth to power. In this post you will support a diverse range of young people, delivering and supporting young carers and young adult carers to engage in the Scottish Youth Parliament, the media and other key stakeholders.
This post is also responsible for the development and delivery of our flagship event, the Scottish Young Carers Festival. Working with our partners at Scottish Government, you will design an event programme for over 500 young carers and their workers. This will include activities in consultation, wellbeing and information, and most importantly, be lots of fun.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.
Do you have advocacy skills and experience of networking and lobbying international organisations in urban development? Do you have a passion for dog welfare? Then join our internationally recognised and respected organisation at an exciting point in our development.
We are seeking an experienced consultant to help us shape and implement our global advocacy program for dogs. At ICAM, we strongly believe that some Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved by 2030 without putting in place policies and programs for humane management of dog populations. As such, we are in the process of initiating an influencing strategy targeted at global health and urban development stakeholders to recognise Dog Population Management (DPM) as a contributor to sustainable development.
We have established a strategy and action plan and now need to drive forward the next external facing phase, including building relationships with influential stakeholders in the field of urban development. The next two years will focus on mainstreaming the important contribution of DPM in achieving SDG 3 (Health) and SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities). We are waiting to hear your proposal for developing and driving forward this advocacy strategy in collaboration with our international coalition of DPM experts.
Role Title: Advocacy Consultant
Hours: Negotiable, full or part-time
Contract length: 2 years with potential to renew for further years
Payment: 60,000 GBP per year FTE
Consultant selection process: We are accepting CVs plus a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and how you would approach the first few months of a new advocacy role. Successful proposals will be followed by interview.
Start date: As soon as possible following consultant selection.
Reports to: ICAM Director (and functionally to ICAM Chair)
About ICAM: The International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) Coalition is membership organisation that supports the development and use of humane and effective companion animal population management worldwide. Our vision is of a world where companion animals and human populations live together harmoniously. We are a registered charity (CIO Association) with the Charity Commission of England and Wales.
The position: We are looking for an experienced advocate and communication professional to work with our Director, Board of Trustees and ICAM members to lead the development and coordination of our advocacy work to ensure influential global stakeholders understand DPM’s contribution towards achieving different SDGs. As an advocacy expert, the consultant will also be a first-class communicator and convener and with sound knowledge of UN and other international institutions particularly in relation to urban development. A seasoned tactician in advocacy, the consultant will help us in developing and implementing the advocacy strategy and plan. Familiarity with DPM would be beneficial but is not required; as an internationally recognised and respected organisation in the field of DPM, ICAM is able perfectly positioned to support an advocacy consultant with the necessary DPM expertise.
- Experience in advocacy and/ or external affairs management at the international level
- Excellent communication and networking skills, including at the highest levels of decision-making Knowledge and experience of the urban development sector
● To co-lead the implementation and monitoring of advocacy strategy and plan for mainstreaming DPM within SDGs – in particular, SDG 11 on developing resilient and safe urban communities for all.
● Use insight into the UN system to inform ICAM’s advocacy targets and actions.
● In consultation with the Director, initiate strategic relations with key identified stakeholders within the urban development community and introduce/engage the Director, trustees and ICAM members as and when required.
● Effective management of relationships with these stakeholders.
● In consultation with Director, identify key external events and opportunities critical for engaging and influencing target stakeholders; and where agreed, represent ICAM in these events.
● Propose and organize events and side events in identified important global events - either as ICAM or as part of collaborative effort with other institutions and NGOs.
● Lead the development of campaign assets (reports, infographics, videos, etc) designed to target the interests of key stakeholders.
● Identify gaps in evidence of the importance of DPM to sustainable development and work with ICAM colleagues to fill these gaps and communicate them to a wider public or professional audience.
● Co-lead the development of ICAM's position on various topics within urban development.
● Support Director to engage ICAM members in development and implementation of advocacy strategies and work plan, to maximise their supporting actions and communicate progress to share with their supporters and donors.
● Identify potential partnership with other coalitions, organisations, trade bodies, corporates relevant to our goals and objectives.
● Maintain continuous and effective communication with the director ensuring timely reporting of engagement with stakeholders.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Healthwatch is the local voice for the people of Hampshire when it comes to NHS and social care. We do three main things:
· We capture the views of local people on their experiences of using local services and use this to push NHS organisations, the Council and other publicly funded health and social care organisations to make improvements – or to celebrate where things are working well.
· We provide information and advice about local services to help people get the support they need.
· We challenge NHS and social care providers to make things better.
In Hampshire the local Healthwatch is hosted by The Advocacy People who would be your employer. The Advocacy People and Healthwatch share core values which are all about people’s voices: empowering people to speak up; amplifying service user voices; enabling people to participate in, and influence, decision-making about health and social care; and provide information which helps people make informed decisions.
We’re looking for a passionate and innovative communicator to join our small and friendly team.
With strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills, as Healthwatch Officer you’ll create opportunities to engage digitally and face-to-face with a wide range of people on health and care issues.
You’ll need to build positive relationships with local residents, reaching those who are seldom heard or marginalised, and professionals from the health, social care and voluntary sectors.
Good teamwork is essential: we are looking for someone who is flexible and confident, who can speak to people from all parts of the community, and who will be ready to support the team in the different facets of its work, such as the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers.
As an employee of The Advocacy People, you’ll be offered a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements and a comprehensive support and development programme.
Role requirements and how to apply
With travel across Hampshire required for the role a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as many parts of Hampshire are not reachable by public transport. As this role is home-based we need you to have a stable home broadband service and reliable mobile phone coverage.
Please note that this position is subject to standard DBS and Right to Work checks and we ask all invited applicants to bring evidence (photographic where possible) of their right to work in the UK to interview.
New employee start dates can only be confirmed once relevant checks have been completed and satisfactory references received.
Application forms, Job descriptions and relevant policies and guidance are available on our website under Job Vacancies. Please specify in your application your preferred weekly working hours.
We really look forward to hearing from you!
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
the3million is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organisation and make sure it stays at the forefront of protecting the rights of the EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. As CEO, you will be responsible for driving our mission, strategy, and operations. You will lead a passionate team, work with stakeholders, and be a key advocate for our cause. We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record in nonprofit management and advocacy, along with a deep understanding of immigration and human rights issues.
We are the leading organisation representing EU citizens and their family members in the UK. Our vision is a world where EU citizens can thrive, reach their potential and have an equal voice in UK society. Our work ranges from monitoring the implementation of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, advocating for the inclusion of EU citizens throughout all sections of society, informing people of their rights, and giving EU citizens a voice in British society to build powerful allyships in order to change the narrative on migration as a whole.
We are a grassroots and non-partisan organisation, working with a variety of stakeholders, from MPs to NGOs, legal advisors and the media on specific issues affecting EU citizens’ rights. We regularly engage with the Home Office and its monitoring bodies to advocate for change.
We were formed through the efforts of volunteers from many different backgrounds who came together in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016. We hold on to that can-do, nimble spirit and informal, friendly and non-hierarchical collegiality.
the3million was incorporated as a limited by guarantee not-for-profit company with Companies House in November 2017. As such, the role of members of the Board of Directors is similar, though not identical, to that of Charity Trustees.
What does the role involve?
This role offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate to work with the Board, staff, and the wider grassroots network and make sure the vision, strategy and direction of the organisation are up to date and relevant to the needs of those we work with.
The purpose of the job is to lead the3million on a day-to-day basis within the parameters required by law, in conjunction with the organisation’s Board of Directors.
The post-holder will have particular regard to the obligations of the3million as a limited liability company to ensure that the organisation remains financially viable, as well as identify, manage and mitigate risks in a timely manner working with the Board.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Leading and managing the organisation
To provide vision, leadership and direction on all work at the3million.
To help define the organisation’s strategy, in consultation with the Board, staff and our grassroots communities. This will include vision and mission, and how to operationalise and resource them, keeping the values of the organisation at the core of the activities.
To implement, deliver and review the organisational strategy.
To ensure that the organisation has the appropriate policies, procedures, systems and processes in place and that they are being implemented.
To oversee the work of all employees of the3million and persons sub-contracted to provide services to, or on behalf of, the3million, whilst ensuring that all such work of employees and sub-contractors is carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions of funding which has been procured for the purpose of each aspect of the3million’s work and taking full account of the3million’s aims and values.
To review projects and activities and provide guidance to staff members individually and collectively on actions to advance the3million’s goals.
To otherwise ensure that the3million fulfils all its obligations to be a good employer and to meet the necessary standards of employment law and health and safety regulations, and be a leading example with regard to equal opportunities in terms of staff relations and relations with the general public.
To have responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of the organisation, including preparation of budgets for agreement by the Directors and ensuring that income is maintained and expenditure is controlled in line with budgets and that potential risks are identified and managed.
To be the3million’s lead person in relation to external partners and stakeholders, representing the3million’s interests in activities that are carried out in partnership with such external bodies.
To maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation.
To ensure that the3million is an anti-oppressive organisation and remains an ally to individuals, groups and communities experiencing oppression and discrimination.
Delivery and Promotion of the organisation
To represent the3million in public forums such as speaking at conferences, attending sector policy forums, producing written material for the organisation’s own publications/promotional material as well as any appropriate external channels (such as policy briefings, newsletters, and social media).
To build and maintain effective relationships with all principal supporters and other stakeholders in order to advance the organisation’s aims.
To establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the3million’s performance, as part of the project management function.
To work with the the3million team to identify and develop key policy and campaign areas.
To seek opportunities to expand and promote the role of the organisation.
To represent the organisation in the press and public appearances when required.
In all other matters to assume responsibility for the work and reputation of the3million which is consistent with its standing as a well-run, dynamic organisation working to advance the interests of migrants.
Working with the Board
To provide advice and guidance to Board members as required, in order to contribute to the effective governance of the organisation.
To provide in a timely and appropriate manner information that will assist the Board in carrying out its responsibilities.
To advise the Board on, and to bring forward responses to, any new organisational or policy developments or challenges for the3million as an organisation and with particular regard to the current economic circumstances.
To ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities.
Support the Chair in ensuring the continued engagement/involvement of all members of the Board.
The postholder may be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business as requested by the Board.
The post-holder will have:
Previous experience of working in a Director/ Chief Executive or Senior Management role of over 3 years.
Comprehensive knowledge of local, regional, and national issues concerning EU citizen migrants' situations.
A comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the UK political environment, including the issue of the influence of public opinion.
Experience or understanding of campaigning, influencing and strategies to achieve policy change.
A comprehensive understanding of the NGO environment in the UK and a grasp of the role that other stakeholders play in influencing public opinion and the direction of immigration policy.
Experience and understanding of organisation operations and governance structures.
Understanding and experience of fundraising, with particular reference to the current strained conditions, especially within the not-for-profit sector, including grants, community fundraising and income generation.
Experience of partnership and relationship building within the NGO sectors, and with relevant external organisations and companies.
Proven track record in financial management.
Outstanding communication skills in English.
Ability to deliver projects to the highest standard.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish credibility quickly with the3million stakeholders.
The ability to supervise the work of staff and volunteers in an appropriate manner.
Firm commitment to supporting the rights of all migrants, irrespective of nationality, immigration status, or other matters.
The applicant must be currently based in the UK.
Who should apply?
Applications are welcome from everyone with the relevant passion and experience in one or more of the areas listed above. Previous experience in the migration sector or campaigning is desirable but not mandatory, as we value transferable skills gained in diverse settings.
We hold core values of inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Our organisation is people-led, and we embrace diversity, recognising the enrichment it brings. We are committed to listening to, engaging with, and representing a wide spectrum of individuals.
We are particularly eager to hear from candidates with lived experience of migration. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the migration sector we also strongly encourage you to apply. This could include coming from a community that experiences racism, living with a disability, not having been to University or having been in receipt of free school meals as a child.
We recognise our team is not currently representative of communities that experience racism and that our own ways of working may replicate wider societal oppression and injustices. We are actively working towards becoming an anti-oppressive organisation, including taking steps to create a more inclusive recruitment process.
We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity. the3million welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do.
Salary and Working Conditions
Staff team: The CEO will be line-managed by the Board of Directors.
Duration of Contract: This post is a permanent position, with an initial six months probation period.
Gross salary: £46,214
Place of work: Remote with travel across the UK.
Holiday entitlement: 29 days per annum, in addition to public holidays.
To apply, send us your CV including any gaps and reasons in your employment history and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages to recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk demonstrating your capabilities in relation to each of the points of the person specification marked. Where relevant, use your answers to illustrate how your competencies have helped you to achieve positive results. This will give you the best possible chance to be shortlisted. If you are on LinkedIn, please share with us the URL of your profile. Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter.
We welcome job share proposals for this role.
Please also download and fill in the equality and diversity monitoring form. We only use this information to understand the demographics of people we are reaching and to guide us in making the3million equitable. This process is separate and confidential; this information is not reviewed or taken into account in the recruitment process.
Please email all the above to us at recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk.
Deadline for applications: 10th December 2023, 23:59
An invitation to interview will be sent w/c 18th December and interviews will take place early January 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the role
Global Partners Digital (GPD) houses the Support Unit (SU) for the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), an intergovernmental coalition of 38 member states who collectively advocate for the promotion of human rights online.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated Officer to join the FOC SU team and contribute to the work of the FOC.
This role sits at the centre of a small and dedicated FOC SU team. You will be essential to supporting the team and the daily functioning of the FOC. With some previous administrative experience, you will support the efficient, timely and impactful delivery of FOC activities. This will include setting up and maintaining systems and processes, general administrative support, coordinating travel and logistics for FOC events, responsibility for meeting agendas and minutes, and supporting FOC communications. As part of the role, you will frequently be required to participate in meetings and events with government representatives.
With many moving parts, you will be a fast learner, able to juggle multiple work streams and changing priorities, be observant, take initiative and work with discretion. Some prior experience of working with government stakeholders is essential.
About Global Partners Digital
GPD is a social purpose company working at the intersection of human rights and digital technologies. We work to ensure that human rights underpin how we develop, use and govern digital technologies. Through advocacy, partnerships, capacity building, networks, and research, we shape rights-respecting laws and policies and help build a more diverse digital policy ecosystem.
Working days: Full time* (32 hours per week, Monday to Thursday)
Start date: ASAP
Salary: £30,000-£35,000 pa based on experience
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract (possibility for extension)
UK based (with permission to live and work in the UK)
Remote working or co-working
*GPD is an accredited four-day week organisation. This means that we work reduced hours (32) Monday to Thursday with no loss of pay.
Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews also held ongoing, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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S.A.L.V.E. International is a small International Development partnership charity registered in the UK and Uganda. Our ethos is “Support And Love Via Education”. We support children living and working on the streets of Uganda, and their families, to have a brighter future.
We are looking to recruit a new CEO who believes in our vision that there should be “No Street Called Home” for children living on the streets in Uganda and who wants to help us to grow this impact and further change children’s lives.
What does the CEO role involve?
You will join and lead our incredible global team, working alongside our volunteers, staff teams and trustee boards in both the UK and Uganda, to help S.A.L.V.E. International to thrive and increase our impact. As a small charity, we need a proactive and practical CEO, who is as much able to deliver high level presentations about our work as they are to get stuck in to cover practical gaps that might stop us from achieving our goals.
We have a current strategic plan that you would ensure is being met and if possible exceeded, and then you would be expected to collaboratively develop the next strategic plan to be ready for when this one elapses in April 2027. You would be working with our team to progress and improve our existing programmes of work as well as ensuring new programmes are being researched and developed as needed for the organisation to best benefit our service users.
You will need to drive forwards and oversee our fundraising strategy and manage relationships with new and existing funders to a high standard to ensure that maximum potential support is achieved. We would expect you to proactively identify potential new areas of support, approaching and winning resources from new partnerships in the wider community to best meet S.A.L.V.E.’s aims and objectives. You would be a key ambassador for our work, always looking to inspire others about how they can join us and help us to achieve our mission.
Practically the role will involve:
● 40 hours a week if working 5 days (or 32 hours a week if you choose to work 4 days).
● Being majority based in the UK with regular travel to Uganda each year. You can choose to be based at our office in Manchester, hybrid between office and home work or be mostly home based.
● Being flexible to travel and attend meetings, talks and events as needed (some in evening and weekend hours).
We believe that it is highly beneficial for the CEO to be based in the UK but to visit the programme in Uganda for a minimum of 1 month a year and a maximum of 3 months a year, which would be split across 2 or 3 trips in the year to understand the work in greater depth, share their skills and to meet and collaborate with team members and service users. The amount and duration of trips would be assessed based on personal circumstances and organisational needs year to year.
CEO specific responsibilities:
As CEO you would be responsible for:
✔ Working collaboratively with our global team of staff, volunteers, and board members to ensure a strong strategic plan is in place which is reviewed and improved over time to maximise the organisation’s impact. We currently have a team of 2.5 in the UK (including the CEO) and 26 in Uganda.
✔ Leading and championing our fundraising strategy. Helping to develop our one off and regular financial supporters through finding new opportunities and networks, giving talks, ensuring quality timely communications, and reporting to existing supporters.
✔ Recruiting, training, developing and managing staff and volunteers to help to build the capacity of the organisation as needed.
✔ Collaboratively create, review, and develop policies, procedures and systems to help to ensure quality safeguarding and risk management for the organisation.
✔ Overseeing the budget and financial management of the organisation to ensure the organisation’s long term sustainability and sound financial management. Collaboratively reviewing the charity’s financial controls and performance and overseeing the internal audit of our accounts with the finance committee.
✔ Working closely with and supporting our UK and Ugandan boards to ensure that the governance of the organisation is strong.
✔ Supporting and co-working with our Development Manager to research new application prospects, and helping to maintain and develop the income from our existing network of corporate, organisational and Trust and Foundation partnerships and donors. This includes writing and reviewing funding applications and reports as needed.
✔ Overseeing the communications strategy of the organisation, ensuring the website, social media, newsletters, annual report and mailings out to supporters are kept up to date by supporting our Communications and Admin Officer. This includes drafting and checking copy and promoting and marketing events and campaigns for the organisation to raise funds and awareness.
✔ Leading and collaborating with the wider team to develop and improve our programmes through regular evaluation and learning reviews.
✔ Seek opportunities to develop the organisation’s knowledge through training and staff and volunteer development.
✔ Representing S.A.L.V.E. in partnerships and networks such as the Consortium for Street Children to ensure that we are making the most of advocacy opportunities.
Essential skills/ experience for the CEO:
• Have proven experience of communicating well with different stakeholders and successfully raising funds.
• Have previous management/leadership experience within the charity sector and are able to evidence their enthusiasm and dedication for this particular cause.
• Have experience in successfully working internationally and/ or with people from different cultural backgrounds.
• Have the ability to create, review and develop strategies, policies, procedures and systems to ensure that S.A.L.V.E. is following good practice in line with the law and latest good practice guidelines.
• Have a can-do attitude. Be solution focused and creative in their ability to approach problems and evidence this throughout their career history.
• Being friendly and approachable to all members of the team and wider public.
• Have excellent attention to detail and project management skills.
Other desirable (but not essential) skills/ experience:
• We would especially welcome applicants who are originally from Uganda or have strong ties to Uganda, but are now based in the UK.
• Relevant qualifications to achieve the responsibilities in the job description.
Please note: You must already have the right to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
Salary Expectations: We anticipate paying between £35,000 - £40,000 per annum depending on the candidate’s experience and skills. This would be paid pro-rata if the CEO decided to take the role on for 4 days a week instead of 5. Please note that we are not able to pay higher than this pay scale.
Please send a copy of your CV and a 1 page cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role, highlighting (with evidence) how you meet the essential requirements and any key skills or experience you would bring to the role.
Please also specify in your cover letter if you would be interested in doing the role in the office in Manchester, hybridly or working mostly from home and if you would prefer to do the role 4 or 5 days a week.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Seeking a Senior Network Officer. This role would suit someone with a background in membership, events and project management with an enthusiasm for engagement.
New Local is a think tank and network of councils and other organisations working to energise local government and improve public services. At the heart of our work is ‘community power’ - the belief that people should be given the means to transform the places where they live and the services they use. We believe this is key to sustainable, fairer public services and a better society for all.
We publish research on community power. We campaign for change. And we work directly with public and voluntary sector bodies to help them hand more power and resource over to communities.
In recent months, New Local’s direct work with councils and other bodies to turn the principle of community power into reality has grown considerably. We have also grown our membership and expanded the range of sessions we offer to members.
The role will require someone with the ability to support the complex logistical and administration tasks associated with our programmes to ensure they are run efficiently and to the very highest standards.
Your job will include:
- Event planning: Excite and engage our network by meticulously designing and delivering the format, content and logistics of our events and online sessions to be of maximum impact and value to them.
- Network building: Share the magic of our network, generate interest in our events and encourage participation. You will recognise the power of our data to improve our offer to members as well as to build our communications.
- Staying fresh: Keeping up to date with the latest developments affecting local government members, their efforts to transform public services and innovative approaches across the sector.
- Production and delivery: Be the on-the-day ‘producer’ for events and online sessions delivering a seamless experience ensuring our members have a smooth, enjoyable and interesting experience from start to finish.
- Working with stakeholders: Proactively and positively work with event stakeholders, including partners, sponsors, and other team members, before, during and after events/sessions to create a vibrant network of collaboration.
- Developing ideas: Along with the rest of the team you’ll help identify new opportunities to increase participation, draw in new councils and expand our work.
- And more... As part of a small, friendly and informal organisation you'll participate in other activities including attending external events, writing blog posts, supporting the delivery of New Local’s vision and ensuring that the organisation’s profile and reputation are maintained and enhanced.
Our ideal candidate will be:
- A warm connector, with experience of building strong, supportive relationships inside and outside teams.
- A natural collaborator, with knowledge of the benefits of peer-learning and network building.
- A developer and deliverer, who has experience of seeing through ideas from conception to completion.
- A systematic thinker, who understands the importance of an organised approach and excellent record-keeping.
- Enthusiastic for the potential of community power with a demonstrable interest in inclusion, participatory engagement and/or local government.
- Driven by achieving change, both in terms of improving our own work and achieving New Local’s broader political and societal goals.
- Above all... we’re looking for someone with an excellent work ethic, full of curiosity and diligence. Someone who will be optimistic, supportive and fun to work with, and never be afraid to pitch in with the rest of the team.
Location: New Local operates a highly flexible approach to work location and welcomes applications from across the UK.
New Local was founded in 1996. There is currently a team of 17 staff working on practice, research, communications, influencing and peer-learning with our network of over sixty councils and other partner organisations. New Local operates a ‘work anywhere’ policy but provides office space in the UK for those who require it. The Senior Network Officer role will sit in the Network and Events team but will work closely with other teams. The Senior Network Officer will report to the Head of Network.
We make every effort to live up to our four core values of being purposeful (i.e. focused on community power), adventurous, supportive towards colleagues and partners, and delivering excellence.
In addition to the advertised salary, we offer:
- A minimum of 27 days’ holiday a year and ten days holiday over Christmas/New Year
- Flexible working arrangements
- Regular training opportunities
- A number of other benefits listed in the job description.
For further details of the role and benefits on offer, please refer to the attachments. Full information about the role including the Senior Network Officer Job Description and Person Specification can also be found on the jobs page of the New Local website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job Title: Education Officer
Reports to: Early Intervention Project Manager
Hours: 21 hours (over three or four days a week, days to be confirmed)
Location: Home-based, with travel across England and occasionally Wales and Northern Ireland
Salary: £29,870 (pro rata)
Purpose of the role
To lead on Shine’s exciting and innovative Education Project supporting our young members to have the best opportunity to achieve their potential within education. Whilst raising also awareness within schools and education settings of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Shine delivers support, information and advice to individuals and families whose lives have been affected by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, or associated conditions, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Shine’s Corporate Plan (2022 to 2027) sets out seven ambitious strategic goals. This role will focus primarily on supporting the delivery of:
Goal 1: Enabling babies and children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus to achieve their potential
Goal 2: Empowering young people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus through knowledge, confidence and skills to manage their conditions and thrive
Both goals drive Shine’s ambitions to provide the foundations for improved health, equal access to educational opportunities, social and emotional outcomes for babies, children and young people living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, and associated conditions and they grow and develop, and journey through key stages of life.
Shine is uniquely placed to listen to the needs expressed by children/young people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, and their families, to offer early intervention strategies for these specific educational needs.
Shine has a clear vision for the Education Project and a framework in place to take the project to the next phase.
We are looking for an exceptional team member who will be able to continue with the progress we have made over the last year and ensure delivery of Shine’s education project: supporting children and young people aged 2 to 25 years.
The project activities will include:
● Lead on the development and delivery of Shine’s education service for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
● Provide condition-specific information and advice relating to education to our members, parents and support groups
● Be the ‘knowledge expert’ for Shine staff for complex education referrals
● Maintain knowledge of changes in education legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and how these relate to children/young people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
● Organise and facilitate Shine education-related member events (online and face to face)
● Develop and deliver presentations and training, raising greater awareness of Shine and Spina bifida/Hydrocephalus across the education sector
● Provide training to Shine’s Services and Health teams to upskill them around issues affecting our members in educational settings i.e. access to EHCPs, managing personal care in school, school transport etc
● Review existing and develop new education resources for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in partnership with others where appropriate
● Working with other national charities, expand Shine’s educational offer to include co-morbidities affecting our members such as epilepsy, ASD and ADHD, learning disability etc, and how these conditions may impact on hydrocephalus and learning
● Actively promote Shine membership to prospective new members, parents, education professionals and education settings, whilst developing a clear understanding of parents’ increasing expectations of their child’s education, addressing learning, equal access, rights and inequality issues
● Review and further develop the recording of education information, statistics and records on Shine’s membership database
● Develop and maintain an education service evaluation process that captures the positive impact that Shine’s interventions have
● To support any funding application highlight case studies, maintain data and record monitoring and evaluation as required
● Identify fundraising opportunities for Shine across education settings and liaise with appropriate Shine Fundraising team members
● To ensure that Shine’s safeguarding policies and processes are followed and
staff are aware that it’s ‘everyone’s responsibility’
Any other duties in line with the job role.
Experience – essential
● Qualification in relevant discipline - teaching, psychology, special educational needs
● At least 3 years’ experience of working in an education/learning setting
● A clear understanding of current education legislation in England, and awareness of key differences in Wales & Northern Ireland
● Experience of working with neurodiverse children/young people and how living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus might affect learning and behaviour
● Evidence of presenting at regional/national events and facilitating training to professionals and parents
● Clear understanding of the importance of working within safeguarding policies and procedure and GDPR
● Proven ability to work alone, remotely with others and as part of a national team
● Have the vision to review, develop and transform Shine’s education services, maintaining the focus specifically on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Experience – desirable
· Working with children and young people with disabilities, particularly Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus
· Developing and delivering opportunities to enable and empower people with Spina Bifida and / or Hydrocephalus to achieve their developmental goals
· Multi-disciplinary working and advocacy
· Successfully developing a base of local, regional and national contacts/partners who can enhance delivery of Shine’s Strategic Goals
· Evidence of marketing education services to individuals, schools and professionals
· Evidence of CPD within the education sector
Knowledge, skills and abilities – essential
· Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
· Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations and training in a variety of settings
· IT literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft 365 and databases
· A non-judgmental approach to working with people
· Enhanced DBS/Access NI check
· A sound knowledge of both child and adult safeguarding policy, procedures and reporting
· Willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends
To apply, please submit your CV and supporting statement (your statement should be no more than 2 pages A4), which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role criteria.
CVs without a supporting letter will not be considered.
Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023
Interviews (online): Friday 15th December 2023
Shine is a Disability Confident employer and will offer guaranteed interviews if a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the job.
Please note we reserve the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date, therefore we encourage applications as soon as possible.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is the national charity for people affected by cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom.
CLAPA is looking for a Finance Officer to join our small, friendly charity to manage the organisation's day-to-day finances. This will include keeping accurate and up-to-date records of all financial activities (income, expenditure, salaries and pension contributions), overseeing stock control and stock management and assisting with the annual audit preparations. The right candidate will also have the opportunity to expand and grow into assisting with the production of management accounts with support from the Finance and Operations Manager.
The ideal candidate will be qualified, competent, flexible and able to work to deadlines whilst juggling multiple priorities. They will report to the Finance and Operations Manager, and will also be a key part of the wider CLAPA staff team and will work with other teams as required.
This role is home-based within the United Kingdom, with the option to work at the CLAPA Office in London (E2 9DA). A few days per year are required at the office for all-staff meetings and stock checks, with travel expenses paid.
How to Apply
Please complete the Application Form linked in the Recruitment Pack. For safeguarding reasons, we are not able to accept CVs.
Applications Close: 30th November 2023
Interviews: Week commencing 4th December 2023 (via Zoom)
Start Date: ASAP
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Grants Officer – Full Time, Permanent – 35 hours per week – Remote - £26,500.00 per annum.
· Training opportunities and career development.
· Comprehensive induction.
· Flexible working.
· Season Ticket Loan Scheme.
· Cycle to work scheme.
· Wellbeing hours.
· 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays.
· Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter.
· Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
· Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)
The Forward Trust is a leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders in the UK. Our mission is to help individuals break free from addiction and crime by offering effective treatment and recovery support in prisons and the community. We are dedicated to providing access to support that protects health and motivates individuals toward their own recovery journey.
Role Overview – Grants Officer:
In this dynamic role, your key responsibilities involve fostering growth and optimising revenue within our Fundraising Team. You will play a vital role in expanding income from trusts, foundations, and various grant-giving entities. As a crucial team member, your tasks include identifying, engaging, and approaching new grant-giving organisations. Additionally, you will focus on sustaining and enhancing relationships with current supporters, ensuring the acquisition of funds for our transformative and life-saving services in both prison and community settings throughout the UK.
Role Responsibilities –Grants Officer:
· Work with the Grants Manager to identify, research, engage and make approaches to potential supporters and maintain/strengthen relationships with existing supporters.
· Team up with colleagues from across the organisation to craft compelling grant proposals and progress reports with necessary levels of service-user involvement.
· Cooperate with the fundraising team’s Grants Manager, Events Manager and Development Lead to develop and submit corporate funding proposals and contribute to fundraising events as needed.
Requirements –Grants Officer:
· Thorough understanding of trusts, foundations, and other grant giving organisations. (Essential)
· Familiar with the principles of donor engagement, stewardship, and cultivation. (Essential)
· Knowledge of databases related to fundraising is essential. (experience of specifically using Salesforce is desirable)
· Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) that can convey complex issues in an understandable and compelling manner. (Essential)
· Financial acumen with the ability to comprehend budgets for potentially complicated projects and services. (Essential)
· Effective organisational and planning skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload. (Essential)
· Exceptional attention to detail. (Essential)
· Good knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office packages. (Essential)
· Experience of prospecting and drafting funding proposals for trusts, foundations, institutional donors and/or corporates. (Desirable)
· Background in working in a complex organisation. (Desirable)
The Forward Trust is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive.
Victim Support Casework Coordinator
ISVA: Manager of Support Services
Victim Support Casework Team
SALARY & HOURS OF WORK
Salary: £31,000 FTE, £24,800 pro-rata
This is a 0.8 per week post. Specific days to be agreed on appointment. NUM are open to discussions around flexible working patterns to ensure a positive work/life balance. Operational hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Holidays: Annual leave entitlement is 31 days FTE including public and bank holidays. This will be pro-rata for your contracted hours.
LOCATION OF THE POST HOLDER
You will be remote working and will be provided with the equipment and tools required to deliver this work. You will need a secure environment and access to a stable internet connection. You may be occasionally required to travel to the NUM head office at Unit 209, 46-50 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE but all your costs will be covered by NUM. On Occasion, you will be required to travel anywhere within the United Kingdom but shall not be required to work outside the United Kingdom for any continuous period of more than one month.
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is an award-winning charity with a mission to ‘end all forms of violence against sex workers.’ NUM provides a mechanism for sex industry workers to report crimes and harm they experience and share this information within their communities to warn others of potentially dangerous individuals and situations.
We have a dedicated casework team of industry experts who support sex workers to further access criminal justice remedies and other services as determined by victims/survivors to cope and recover from crimes they experience in the ways they choose. We also host a range of other projects in racial justice, mental health, drop-in support (Scotland), and vocational exploration.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The casework team is at the heart of NUM. We provide vital support from assistance through the criminal justice journey to essential emergency financial support. We are looking for a coordinator to lead our casework team. If you are driven, have a keen eye for detail, can effectively motivate others in a demanding and emotive area of work with the ability to support people in an empathetic and trauma informed way then this could be the role for you.
This role will specifically focus on the day-to-day running of the casework team alongside carrying your own caseload. The work involves utilising and monitoring our digital platform and CMS maintaining and monitoring the documentation of cases and coordinating responses to ensure sex workers received the high standard of support they deserve, to prevent and recover from violence as well as seek justice and recourse. The Victim Support Casework Coordinator is responsible for maintaining high standards for all digital, individualised and in-person support provided by the case work team. All responsibilities can be grouped under five umbrella categories. The successful candidate will evidence suitability for the role based on the strength areas below:
1) Management: Manage the operations and administration associated with victim and vocational support case work.
2) Leadership: Lead and motivate the team of national case workers towards service excellence. The best leaders can also be led. The successful candidate will value the lived and learned experiences on the case work team and ensure that everyone works to their strengths, and strives for the best outcomes for sex workers.
3) High Standards: Support good performance and quality outcomes for sex workers.
4) Creative and Innovative: Ability to strategise and problem-solve. Sex workers experience forms of violence before and after accessing support. At NUM, our principle of 'Sex Workers First' means that we work with them to achieve the outcomes that they desire. Sex workers are in control of their healing and recovery, and it will be the successful candidate's job to ensure that lives are improved as a result of contact with NUM.
5) Wellbeing Focused: Provide care for the health, safety and welfare of the case work team and the sex workers we serve.
Day-to-day team tasks include, but are not limited to the following.
Managing your own caseload, providing individualised support to sex workers alongside your leadership role ensuring that sex workers are put at the forefront of all services offered. Maintaining our high standard of support.
Continued monitoring and development of the NUM platform backend functions to find efficiencies and boost productivity. Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) based on new policies and service priorities, new platforms/ procedures, and new innovations or services.
Problem-solving to ensure the smooth and efficient operations of the casework team eg, Managing resource and rota’s including leave and absences, Delegation of task where appropriate to the casework team
Audit overview and quarterly reporting to Manager of support services with responsibility for data management and the production of case studies.
External communications with practitioners to ensure best practice of utilising NUM service, promoting NUM membership where possible and attending external meetings as a NUM representative where required.
Host or contribute to the ongoing meetings of the National ISVA/SWISVA forum and continue to foster useful and productive spaces for SWISVAs (specialist sex work ISVA’s) throughout the UK to share experiences, insights towards delivering quality support services to sex workers with maintaining high service standards and prioritising self-care.
Deliver weekly operations meetings, keep them short and concise to discuss operational updates NUM wide/ internal. Discuss any issues of take aways with the Manager of support services
Communicate with other work streams and projects at NUM through coordinators meetings and share changes in process from the CEO and management team.
Leading 1-2-1 check-ins and appraisals with staff, acknowledging individual and team success in appropriate ways, Motivating the team and Resolving conflict and managing team dynamics (with support where needed)
Onboard new members of the team
Cover some duties when the Manager of Support Services is out of office
Essential Skills and Experience
Demonstrable casework skills, with experience in delivering advice, information, emotional and practical support and advocacy in partnership with health, wellbeing and criminal justice outcomes for individuals who may have experienced traumatic events.
Experience managing a team, providing line management support, and managing rotas and team resources.
Experience of dealing with internal and external complaints and having difficult conversations.
An understanding of coordination responsibilities and the requirements of middle management in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
Qualified ISVA or relevant casework support experience.
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with multiple partners on complex cases.
Excellent administrative and organisation skills, able to manage both your own and other peoples workloads effectively.
An understanding of Equal Opportunities, the diversity of sex workers and the impact of criminalisation, stigma, and marginalisation on sex workers and a team comprising those with lived experience.
Effective communication skills and the ability to deliver training, guidance, advice and support to a diverse range of stakeholders to promote best practice in relation to supporting sex workers when they’re victims of crime.
Experience of using online communication tools, CMS, google workspace, MS suite, slack and other digital platforms to maximise efficiency and productivity of your own casework and that of the casework team.
Strong empathic and active listening skills.
Willingness to undertake continued professional development.
Desirable Skills and Experience
Experience of the sex work community.
Experience completing detailed reports on workstream productivity, both statistically and in written form.
The ability to understand local, regional and national policy and evidence-based research in relation to community safety, health and social inclusion.
How to Apply
Please send a CV and cover letter, explaining why you’re interested in the post and how you fit the person specification, to admin[at]nationaluglymugs[dot]org, or apply via Charity Job by 12pm (UK time) on Friday 15th December.
Interviews will take place on December 22nd. The successful candidate will be contacted on or before the 28th of December. Job start date from the 8th of January 2024 .
NUM is a diverse team committed to inclusion and equal opportunities in the workplace, and we actively encourage applicants of all different ages, genders, social and economic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations, and from people with disabilities. If you have any access requirements related to applying, please contact admin[at]nationaluglymugs[dot]org.
We understand that everyone’s experience is different and encourage applications from those who may not meet all of the person specifications. If you’re passionate about equality, economic empowerment, and ending violence against sex workers, we want to hear from you.
Please note due to the high number of applications expected for this role if you do not hear back from NUM by the 18th of December unfortunately your application has not been successful. We are not able to provide feedback on your application at the application stage.
Please send a CV and cover letter, explaining why you’re interested in the post and how you fit the person specification
Role: Case Officer
Location: Homebased covering Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time 35hrs per week
Do you have experience in advisory, information, advocacy or guidance role supporting local communities?
Are you looking to take your career to the next level with one of the country’s largest charity?
We want to hear from you!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Case Officer to manage casework support, providing direct support, advice and guidance to beneficiaries on a varied aspects such as general health, social care employment, benefits, statutory support and housing.
In your role, you will assess beneficiaries’ needs and draw on support from the regional specialist team and other providers as necessary, ensuring that support is made available in an integrated way that best meets the beneficiaries’ needs. You will develop creative solutions in response to identified beneficiary needs, drawing on inputs from volunteers and Legion members / branches.
In addition, you will:
· Develop and maintain a thorough and detailed understanding of direct Legion support services and support services provided by others (both statutory and non-statutory).
· Support the Casework Services Manager and Head of Welfare in better understanding the needs of the beneficiaries in the Area to inform the commissioning of specialist services.
· Advise beneficiaries of support which may be available to them and assist them in accessing this support as necessary.
· Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the statutory benefits
· Develop and take advantage of opportunities to reach beneficiaries in communities within the area, forging links and contacts with local organisations.
The role is primarily homebased with occasional requirement to travel across Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire depending on beneficiaries’ needs, training and meeting purposes. Driving licence is essential for this role.
For more detailed information about the role, please see Vacancy Information Pack attached to our direct advert.
Come and be part of the leading Armed Forces charity, making a difference to the lives of those who have served to keep us safe and protect our way of life.
RBL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, reflecting the diversity of the armed forces community and of wider society. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and personal characteristics and aim to operate an inclusive recruitment process.
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.
JOB TITLE: CEO
HOURS: 2 days/week (16 hours delivered flexibly across the week as needed)
REPORTING TO: Chair of the Trustee Board
LOCATION: Remote (with some travel to meetings and events in London)
DIRECT REPORTS: Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager
This post offers an exceptional opportunity to develop, manage and lead Lightyear Foundation at an exciting time in our journey. Our new CEO, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, will implement the strategic and operational direction of the charity. Key activities will include: providing leadership; managing all aspects of our programmes, staff, volunteers and fundraising; and being an effective advocate for the charity and its beneficiaries. You will manage a new core team of three (Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager), and will be responsible for ensuring financial control and leading on good governance across all aspects of the charity.
About Lightyear Foundation
Lightyear Foundation is a small but mighty national charity committed to breaking barriers to disabled children participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Disabled children face multiple disadvantages in education, careers and life skills and are all too often excluded from STEM. We exist to ensure that no disabled child is denied the opportunity to love and learn from these subjects or to go on to contribute to society in these fields.
We work directly with disabled children in special schools, inclusion pods and community groups, designing and delivering immersive sensory science experiences, deep learning labs and work inspiration visits to exciting STEM venues. We also work directly with STEM organisations through our SEN in STEM Network, a unique national network bringing the sector together to break down barriers to inclusion by sharing best practice and practical solutions, and through training and special projects which help STEM organisations improve access to their materials, venues, processes and activities for disabled children.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lightyear Foundation is a small but fast-growing charity. We are now at a pivotal point in our growth and have ambitions to increase our reach and to diversify our income, enabling us to play an even more significant role in dismantling barriers to inclusion. We have been awarded a grant to secure our core team roles for three years, which has enabled us to sustainably appoint a small team for the first time. We are looking for an experienced small charity CEO to lead this new freelance team, building on the excellent work of their predecessor and the many exciting opportunities ahead of us.
- Be the face and voice of the charity – our principal ambassador.
- Lead, support, engage and motivate all staff: we are a small team of part-time freelancers across the new core team and the wider specialist delivery team, so creating a sense of community and collaboration is fundamental to our success.
- Seek out, develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant organisations and individuals to promote the work of the charity and facilitate the implementation of its strategic objectives.
- Leverage networks with other charity leaders to share and gain best practices to achieve our mission.
- Be a role model for staff and partners in relation to work ethics and culture.
- Liaise with the Board in relation to the development of the charity’s strategic vision and be responsible for leading its implementation.
- Be responsible for the development and delivery of the charity’s agreed business plans.
- Identify and assess strategic risks, issues and opportunities and take responsibility for initiating and leading associated changes.
- Seek out and implement opportunities for innovation and ensure that Lightyear Foundation remains at the forefront of positive change in increasing access to STEM.
- Establish and implement best practice for the management, development and engagement of staff and volunteers.
- Be responsible for the implementation of all the charity’s operational plans.
- Take executive responsibility for all functions including programmes, administration, finance, fundraising, marketing, communications and IT.
- Ensure that Lightyear Foundation’s programmes, contracts and projects are delivered to the highest standard with due regard for timescales, targets and budgets.
- Take overall responsibility for the recruitment, management and effective deployment of freelance staff, applying robust HR processes covering recruitment, performance management, appraisal and remuneration.
- Lead and direct the financial planning, forecasting, control, reporting and management of the organisation's finances and resources, to include support for, and engagement of, Trustees and sub-groups to ensure regulatory compliance and sustainable organisational growth.
- Take executive responsibility for the financial leadership of the charity, including forecasting and strategic budget leadership.
- Ensure that the charity’s financial resources are managed effectively and that Lightyear Foundation remains in good financial health, identifying risks and taking appropriate action.
- Liaise with the Board to develop and lead on the implementation of the charity’s financial plans, including setting budgets, formulating income generation strategies and overseeing all fundraising activities.
- Maintain effective financial management and control systems; ensure delivery within budgets and to performance targets and oversee production of management accounts, statutory accounts, impact reports and annual reports.
- Create, own and deliver Lightyear Foundation’s income generation strategy.
- Diversify income away from a reliance on grants to include greater individual, community and corporate support.
- Manage our key relationships with funders, including providing timely reports and updates.
- Proactively identify new funding opportunities, creating and submitting applications or proposals as needed.
Governance and Compliance
- Liaise with the Board to ensure that the charity’s overall governance structure, policies and procedures are appropriate and effective, taking remedial measures and implementing changes as necessary.
- Attend all Board meetings (held four times a year, usually on a Monday early evening) and prepare a written report in advance of each meeting detailing matters of interest and concern regarding the charity’s activities during the previous period.
- Ensure that the Board is made aware in a timely fashion of any matters requiring its attention.
- Develop and maintain effective operational policies and processes in all the charity’s functions. Review and update scope and content to meet legal, regulatory and best practice needs.
- Ensure that the charity complies with best practice in all areas of operation, including filing annual accounts with the Charity Commission and Companies House on time.
Health and Safety
- Oversee the safeguarding of the children with whom the charity works through rigorous DBS procedures and staff/volunteer training.
- Ensure that collection and protection of personal information complies with current Data Protection regulations.
- Ensure that all of the charity’s activities are conducted safely and that Health and Safety policies are understood and followed by everyone.
- Ensure that all major risks are identified and regularly reviewed and that systems and procedures are in place to mitigate all such risks; be responsible for the development and implementation of the charity’s Risk Register.
- Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably requested.
- Be conversant with all aspects of the operation and willing to cover and provide support across the team should the need arise.
- Genuine passion for Lightyear Foundation’s mission and values.
- Proven experience in leading a charity through growth, including a track record of successful fundraising and programme management.
- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Financial acumen and budget management skills.
- Ethical and transparent leadership style.
You’ll resonate deeply with the way we understand disability and our approach to working with children and the STEM sector. You’ll be excited at the possibilities for growth that are now available to us, and you’ll have the confidence and determination to provide us with decisive leadership and drive us through a significant next step in our evolution as a charity.
Even if you don't possess all the listed experience or skills, we encourage you to apply and showcase your unique strengths and capabilities. At Lightyear Foundation we embrace diversity. We’re therefore encouraging applicants from all backgrounds and especially those from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups as well as those with lived experience of disability.
Practicalities: Possession of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Check at Enhanced level will be required. The successful applicant will be asked for details of two referees. As a freelancer, you agree to take full responsibility for the payment of all income tax, assessments and National Insurance.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us your CV and short cover letter explaining your interest in the role to Elle Wilks, Deputy CEO, by 5pm on Thursday 30th November, using the Quick Apply button. Please provide details of your notice period and/or availability to start the role if successful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.