Ceo team administrator jobs near Westminster, Greater London
Salary: circa £65,000, depending on experience
Type: 4 or 5 days per week / permanent
Location: London, UK (hybrid working available)
Bliss is the UK’s leading neonatal charity: our vision is that every baby born premature or sick has the best chance of survival and quality of life.
Our work to improve outcomes for babies encompasses four main areas: campaigning for change; providing information and support for parents and families with a baby in neonatal care; supporting health professionals and neonatal units to deliver the best care for babies; and using new research and evidence to inform real-life improvements in babies’ care.
We now seek a new Director of Finance and Operations to join our passionate, collaborative and inspirational charity. With strong financial foundations, we have recently launched a new three-year strategy which includes a strategic objective to build our organisational infrastructure and workforce; the Director of Finance and Operations will have a vital role to play in delivering this objective.
As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will work closely with other colleagues and the Board of Trustees to help deliver our strategy across the organisation. You will lead and take overall responsibility for designing, shaping, delivering, and improving Bliss’ core organisational support functions, which include finance, human resources, IT, digital and facilities and associated operational, governance and administrative systems and processes.
We seek someone who will bring significant experience in financial and operational roles ideally in a charity (or commercial setting with an understanding of the charity statutory and regulatory requirements). This role is highly varied, and you will need to be able to juggle multiple priorities. You will be curious and agile and enjoy working right across an organisation to drive forward business planning, decision making, budgeting, and performance.
You will be a CCAB qualified (or equivalent) team leader with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. An ability to motivate, manage performance and support professional development within the diverse Finance and Operations team will be crucial.
If you believe your skills and experience align with this position, and you are passionate about improving outcomes for sick and premature babies, then we would very much like to hear from you.
Bliss recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equity and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, including applications from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities, people who identify as having a disability, and LGB+, Trans and non-binary candidates.
Closing date for applications: By 9am, Friday 16th September 2022
For further information, and details of how to apply, please visit Peridot Partners (Current roles section) who are working with us to recruit a new Director of Finance and Operations.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
An exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and forward thinking Chief Executive of a learning disability charity based in south London. This is a new role to the organisation so gives the successful candidate the chance to shape the role into what they want!
The role will be working Monday - Wednesday over 8 hours that can be flexible. The role is hybrid so can be from home, although there will be occasions when you might be required to come into the office.This role is the perfect opportunity for someone with a background in being a Personal Assistant.
Key duties and responsibilities:
• Email and diary management for Chief Executive
• Organising and co-ordinating of events
• Booking of external meetings and conferences
• Updating of key information and documentation for governance purposes
• Collating of papers and minuting of Board meetings and Subcommittee meetings
• Preparation of reports
• Research and keeping up to date of latest sector information
• Screening phone calls and enquiries
The successful candidate:
• Should have experience in working with data and systems
• Have high level of experience in using Microsoft Packages
• Should have a keen eye for detail and accuracy
• Understanding of the importance of confidentiality at all times.
• Should have excellent time management skills
• Should have clear communication skills, both written and orally.
• Should have an enthusiastic, can do approach to their work
Aurora Nexus prides itself on being a supportive and inclusive employer and we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to do a role that they feel passionate about. If you think this sounds like something you would be interested in, please apply.
Interviews will be taking place on 17th August at our office in Deptford.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Assistant Director – Innovation and Improvement Programmes
£84,098 per annum plus excellent benefits
12 months fixed term contract - maternity cover
Full time role and hybrid working with a minimum of 1 day/week in our London office
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
It’s an exciting time to join us at the Health Foundation. We are currently developing our new strategy for the next three years and setting our priorities for how we’ll drive impact in health and social care, now and into the future. This includes adapting our improvement approaches to the changing external environment of workforce and funding pressures in health and care, alongside new opportunities emerging from better data and technologies.
Reporting to our Director of Innovation and Improvement, Malte Gerhold, and collaborating closely with senior leaders across the organisation, you will lead aspects of further developing and implementing our new strategy. You will also manage our Design and Delivery team to scope new funding programmes to experiment and innovate with how we drive impact. The Design and Delivery team is made up of 11 individuals working directly with our award holders, who are innovating across the spectrum of health and care all over the country. You will also line manage the wider team’s business manager and executive assistant support.
You will bring your extensive experience leading teams to scope new programmes of work, and supporting them to successfully deliver.
We expect you to contribute your creative and strategic approaches as a thought partner in our work, and bring your expertise around technology and innovation to push the boundaries of how The Health Foundation can transform our health and care ecosystem. You will also bring experience working in the health and care sector to the role.
We look forward to you joining our Improvement Leadership team, and being an inspiring and supportive leader in the organisation.
Shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to speak with the Assistant Director – Innovation and Improvement Programmes who is going on maternity leave, to learn more about the role.
To find out more about the role and what we are looking for, please read the job description.
To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement, which answers the following questions
- What are your motivations for this role and what you would personally bring to it?
- Please outline your experience leading a team to scope and deliver new programmes of work
- Please tell us about your understanding of how innovation happens in complex systems like health and social care
The supporting statement should be no longer than 2 pages.
Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.
Application deadline: 30th August 2022, 23:59
Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing 5th September
We value equality, diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from different backgrounds. We are also committed to making reasonable adjustments for candidates who have accessibility requirements.
We are proud to be working with a great charity who delivers support for women affected by the criminal justice system in prison. We are working together to find an outstanding PA to CEO and Board Secretary. It is a full time, temporary role. This role has the potential to become permanent and is being offered on a hybrid basis.
The Personal Assistant will proactively manage the diary of the Chief Executive and will ensure all requested meetings are appropriately prioritised and diarised. You will be responsible for putting an effective filing system in place and manage it on behalf of the Chief Executive. You will organise travel for the Chief Executive when required. You will support meetings and ensure agendas are in place. You will take minutes of meetings as required by the Chief Executive and circulate in a timely manner. You will have to ensure Board meetings are in the diaries of all attendees. You will support the preparation and circulation of Board papers and agendas in a timely fashion. You are going to keep proper record and flies of Board decisions, approvals and minutes.
You should have strong minute taking, communication, management and problem-solving skills. You will have to be committed to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities and an ability to apply awareness of diversity issues to all areas of work.
As a specialist Recruitment Practice, Prospectus is committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call to brief you on the role.
Bishopsgate Institute was "erected for the benefit of the public" in 1894, with the motto "I never stop learning". Our purpose has not changed. We continue to be home for ideas and debate, learning and enquiry. We are a haven in the City, where culture, heritage and learning meet, and our mission is to inspire independent thought, and connect past and present. We celebrate the stories of people and communities often ignored or even demonised by the mainstream, and our special collections and archives contain extraordinary documents on individuals and organisations who have strived for social, political and cultural change.
Our beautiful historic building is open to all, and we are vibrant, curious community. We provide welcoming spaces for people to learn and flourish, and offer a diverse range of activities including social dancing, concerts, talks and discussions, and courses ranging from the History of LGBTQ+ Theatre to Yoga, Swing Dance to an Introduction to Podcasting.
The Director of Finance & Resources is a new role to support the Chief Executive & Artistic Director to strengthen our resilience and income generation whilst ensuring our charitable objectives and vision are met. The role manages both the finance and HR functions and supports the Board to ensure informed decision making. The Director also leads on the management of the permanent endowment and development and implementation of a sustainability model for the charity.
To be suitable for the role you need to have a strong commitment to the Institute and its mission with experience of managing a finance function in the not-for-profit sector, ideally with exposure to running venues. Proven experience of developing collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders and in building and implementing sustainable business models in complex organisations is essential. A commitment to championing an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace culture, with a proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds is crucial.
For a confidential discussion about the role or to see the candidate pack please contact Will Ryan at Ivy Rock Partners.
The closing date is Sunday 18th September with first round interviews planned for the 6th and second round interviews for the 10th October.
The UKMT is a charity that operates across the UK, advancing the education of children and young people in mathematics, in particular by organising and running mathematics competitions. These competitions are essential to the UKMT’s goal to inspire a love of mathematical problem solving in the widest possible group of young people. Several hundred thousand young people participate in UKMT activities every year. The UKMT consists of several hundred diverse volunteers, of whom about a hundred are Members of the Trust. The Trustees are drawn from within the volunteers and Membership and from outside the organisation. UKMT staff are led by the Executive Director.
Alongside our core business, the UKMT’s strategic objectives include: digital transformation, impact assessment, people planning and inclusivity & diversity.
Skills and experience sought
The principles and personal attributes that individuals bring to the UKMT are as important as their skills and knowledge. These qualities enable Trustees to use their skills and knowledge to function well as part of a team and to make an active contribution to effective governance. The Chair of the Board of Trustees should demonstrate:
Strong commitment to the UKMT’s aim and goals.
Experience of collaborative leadership and chairing meetings.
Experience in a trustee / non-executive director role.
Knowledge of good governance.
Experience in a strategic role, and an understanding of the differences between strategic and operational roles.
Excellent knowledge of or willingness to learn about mathematical enrichment in the UK and beyond.
Willingness to take a leading role in the work of the Trust, devoting the required time and energy to help advance the education of young people in mathematics.
Strong commitment to safeguarding, and an understanding of the UKMT policies relating to this.
Creativity and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom in an appropriate manner and open-mindedness about new approaches, recognising the value of innovation and creative thinking to organisational development and success.
Ability to communicate views and opinions clearly and in a constructive manner in person and via email.
Willingness to listen and work in partnership with others.
Ability to build strong working relationships with Trustees, our volunteering community, the Executive Director and other staff, and with other stakeholders as appropriate.
Ability to deal with challenging situations in a courteous but, where necessary, firm manner.
We are looking for the new Chair to be in post by April 2023. If the successful candidate is available before then, a handover period with the current Interim Chair is likely to be beneficial. If the successful candidate is not available until shortly after April 2023, a later start can be negotiated.
How will I participate?
Board meetings and UKMT events may be held throughout the country and some travel may be required to attend. All other administrative tasks can be done at your convenience. Some meetings are held online.
This role is voluntary (unpaid) but reasonable expenses will be paid to enable Trustees to attend meetings. If you are a serving teacher, we will pay for cover to enable you to attend meetings that fall within term-time.
Please download the Role Summary for a full description of the role. To apply, see the 'How do I apply?' section of the Role Summary.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Change Agents UK is a well-established and forward-looking sustainability education charity and not-for-profit, working towards our vision of a secure, resilient, zero-carbon and fair future for all. We provide sustainability education programmes and workshops to young people, students, graduates and as continuing professional development to help people at all stages to embed sustainability into their lives and careers and support the transition to Net Zero. We run a successful non-profit trading subsidiary, providing sustainability recruitment and employment services, creating fantastic career opportunities in future-focused work and supporting partner organisations to resource their sustainability and Net Zero goals.
We are seeking a range of Trustees and Directors to expand our Charity and Non-profit Boards and to support us as we grow. In particular, we are seeking people with a passion for sustainability and professional experience in areas including marketing & communications, finance, fundraising, IT or HR.
Our Trustees and Directors play vital roles in making sure that Change Agents UK achieves its core purpose. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your professional skills to use to help us to achieve our mission:
raising public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate emergency,
supporting and empowering the next generation to have the skills and knowledge needed for the future,
and building networks that engage individuals and organisations in working towards an equitable and zero-carbon world.
What we are looking for
We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking and skills on our Board.
Personal skills and qualities
A strong personal commitment to the principles of sustainability and the drive towards Net Zero
Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities as a trustee or director and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
A strong personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.
Willingness to lead according to our values.
Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Charity Trustees must be at least 18 years of age and you must not be disqualified from serving as a trustee
We strongly value diversity in race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and other protected characteristics. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from people in currently under-represented groups on our Board, including people of colour, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQ+ or people under 35.
You do not need previous Board experience to apply and will be provided with induction and support in the role.
Duties of Trustees & Directors:
Support and provide advice on Change Agents UK’s vision, goals, strategy and activities.
Actively promote and champion the work of the Change Agents UK, amplifying messages, campaigns and supporting our growth
Approve (as part of the Board and with input from the Executive Team) financial plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.
Ensure that key risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively.
Review and approve Change Agents UK’s financial statements (with the advice of an Independent Examiner/Auditor).
Provide support to the CEO/Executive Team
Keep abreast of changes in Change Agents UK’s operating environment.
Contribute to regular reviews of Change Agents UK’s own governance and policies.
Attend Board meetings adequately prepared to contribute to discussions and participate in decision-making.
Use independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect Change Agents UK’s interests, to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any third-party interests.
Contribute to the broader success of Change Agents UK’s objects, aims and reputation by applying your skills, expertise, knowledge and contacts.
There will be times when the Trustees will need to be actively involved beyond Board meetings. This may involve reading and commenting on board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, presenting externally, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
Terms of appointment
Terms of office
Trustees are usually appointed for an initial 2-year term of office, with renewals thereafter agreed at the AGM
This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses (for example, travel to and from Board meetings) can be reimbursed.
Attending 4 Board meetings annually and our AGM (these generally take place in our Head Office in Oakham, but remote attendance via Zoom is possible, so we welcome applications from people based across the UK)
Attending an Annual Strategy Day
2-3 hours per month preparation and support time
Ad hoc and occasional support through working groups and / or support to the executive team.
Board members have a collective responsibility. This means that trustees always act as a group and not as individuals.
Please submit a copy of your CV and a covering statement explaining your motivation for applying.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the Board and Executive Team to discuss the opportunity in more detail before invitations to join the Board are made.
If you would like to find out more about Change Agents UK before applying, we’d be delighted to talk! Please contact us on the email address provided.
Director of strategic communications and insight
Salary: £74,000 (London) or £70,200 (regional) per annum
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) job share or substantial part-time applications welcome
Location: Flexible. Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1, with flexibility to regularly work from home OR home-based, with occasional travel to the office in line with NCVO’s flexible working policy or home working policy (if outside London)
This new role of director of strategic communications and insight will be pivotal in ensuring NCVO delivers high impact across all of our work to support, amplify and connect members and the wider voluntary sector. We have twin communication goals. First is to amplify the work of our members and the wider voluntary sector to ensure the essential role that charities and volunteers play is recognised amongst decision makers and the public. Second is to ensure our important work reaches the right people in the right way to grow our impact and income. This role is also critical to ensuring we understand the challenges our members face, their hopes and dreams, and the evolving role of NCVO in supporting them.
This position is a fantastic challenge at an important moment for us. With a new CEO, and driven by our values of inclusive, open, collaborative and ambitious, we are now into the second year of our bold and exciting new strategy. You will lead and embed a new team that brings together our digital content, digital development, marketing and communication functions to enable a more strategic and unified approach to all our communications. In parallel, the successful candidate will create a new insights function within the wider team, drawing together other previously separate functions to ensure we take a strategic approach to the way we gather and use insights and data about members, customers and the wider sector.
You will have an impressive track record of providing strategic vision to high performing marketing, digital and communication functions. The successful candidate will also have extensive experience of positioning these functions to support income generation, including using data and insights. Ideally you will have overseen website and digital platforms focused on providing high quality user experience. Bringing a highly collaborative style you will be used to creating and driving through cross-organisational strategies in a complex environment. You will be a leader who can inspire, engage and grow a professional and creative team, including technical experts in areas such as digital development and CRM. You will also be an active participant in our ongoing culture change work as a member of the leadership team and also by providing strategic oversight to internal communications which is particularly important in a hybrid working environment.
From local and national support services to green spaces, sports clubs, museums and the arts, voluntary organisations and volunteers are a vital part of communities across the country. As the membership community for charities and voluntary organisations, NCVO has championed volunteers and the voluntary sector for over a hundred years.
NCVO is fully committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are under-represented in NCVO, particularly at senior level. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.
- Closing date: 5pm Monday 5th September
- Short listing date: 6th and 7th September
- Panel interview: 14th or 16th September
- Staff panel: 21st September
Evolve is looking for an experienced professional with proven ability to manage a small team of professional staff, engage positively with a wide range of stakeholders, attract funds, and generate income through fundraising.
The Director will lead the team to provide the necessary vision, leadership, and fundraising skills which will enable the organisation to achieve its strategic and operational plans and meet fundraising targets.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Now is an exciting time to lead Humanists UK’s growing People Team. Having recently embarked on implementing Humanists UK’s first People Strategy, we want to unite our vibrant community of volunteers, staff, and consultants under one ‘People’ umbrella. The coming years will see us focus on modernising our approach to HR, including how we recruit and retain the best people; establish a culture of continuous development; develop future-focused HR policy and practice; continue our positive progress on diversity and inclusion initiatives; and build happy, engaged teams.
As Head of People, your focus will be on keeping our people happy and productive. You will lead initiatives associated with our people strategy, including in areas of succession planning, talent management, inclusivity, change management, organisational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. You will lead our newly formed People Team to embed a professional, modernised HR function to serve our community of over 1000 personnel.
You will be a part of the senior leadership of Humanists UK, reporting directly to the Chief Executive, and will provide strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team.
You will lead our HR function, providing line management to a People Team consisting of our People Advisor (Staff & Consultants), People Officer (Volunteers), and the fixed-term Project Manager who supports the development of our local volunteers in communities.
You will also line manage our Head of Humanist Care, who is responsible for the training and accreditation of our pastoral carers.
Your work on our equality, diversity, and inclusion priorities will be supported by a volunteer Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Group, drawn from across our personnel and charged with setting and achieving our ambitions in that area of our work.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The St Matthews Church Brixton PCC Building Charity is looking for a new Building Manager and Charity Director with people, financial and practical skills, and a social-entrepreneurial outlook, to manage the large and visible building of St Matthew’s in the centre of Brixton in Lambeth, south London. Built in 1824 the building was converted in the 1970s and now offers substantial office and other spaces available for rent across 6 floors (including a restaurant in the crypt). The parish church of St Matthew’s Brixton, which continues to occupy a small part of the building, set up the Building Charity to promote the rest of the building as a sustainable community asset for use by community oriented organisations and charities. It is responsible for its own facilities management.
The Building Manager & Charity Director is a wide-ranging role encompassing the upkeep of the building and managing tenancies, working closely with the vicar and Charity trustees to develop and promote the building as a good place to rent, developing good local relationships, and ensuring the Charity is run on a sustainable and sound financial footing. The successful candidate will be an experienced facilities manager who is also ambitious for the future of the St Matthew’s building and how the Charity can best fulfil its vision.
22nd August: Closing date (5pm)
29th August: Shortlisted candidates informed
Application is by curriculum vitae. If we assess that you are likely to meet the criteria for shortlisting, we shall ask you to provide a brief supporting statement to show how you meet the person specification for the role.
The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) is the first civil society network to sustainably advocate on behalf of LGBT+ people in the Commonwealth. Since its foundation in 2013, the network’s trajectory has been one of increasing profile, effectiveness, and influence: TCEN members have actively participated in Commonwealth spaces to raise the profile and mainstream the discussion of LGBT+ people and their rights and concerns, and to engage with national-level decision-makers and policymakers on these topics. The network currently comprises over 65 member organisations representing 47 Commonwealth countries drawn from all regions. Earlier this year, a new nine-member Management Committee was inaugurated. This Committee – with the support of the Secretariat and in consultation with the wider membership – will guide TCEN towards becoming an even more strategic, efficient and influential transnational group of LGBT+ human rights defenders and advocates.
Kaleidoscope Trust is a founding member of TCEN and hosts the network’s Secretariat. Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights LGBT+ people in countries around the world where they are discriminated against or marginalised due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. We work with British and international institutions and partners to support the work of LGBT+ activists to bring about positive legislative, policy and social change for LGBT+ people, principally through our evidence-based UK and international advocacy, our strategic communications and our high-impact programmes and partnerships.
In addition to hosting the Secretariat, Kaleidoscope Trust is an individual member organisation of the network. In this capacity, we have built and maintained strategic relationships with UK-based Commonwealth stakeholders and institutions and have raised considerable funding to support the network’s collective work. A significant result of these efforts was our campaign to have TCEN accredited to the Commonwealth; in June 2017, TCEN became the first LGBT+ focused group to ever receive this status which recognises commitment to the values and principles of the Commonwealth as laid out in its Charter. We also contributed to influencing former British Prime Minister Theresa May to express her deep regret for the legacy of discrimination and violence that colonial-era legislation continues to inflict on people across the Commonwealth, at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Most recently, in order to continue building on this foundation, we supported TCEN partners to participate at the CHOGM in Kigali, Rwanda, this past June.
This is an exciting opportunity for a committed, strategically-minded and dynamic individual to lead the Secretariat of an ambitious, growing transnational network of LGBT+ civil society organisations.
This new, full-time position will be housed at Kaleidoscope Trust, in London, within a newly enlarged Secretariat team. The Head of TCEN Secretariat will report directly to the Chair of the network’s Management Committee and the Kaleidoscope Trust Deputy Director. They will line manage a TCEN Secretariat Operations Manager, who in turn will line manage a TCEN Secretariat Officer. All three roles are funded through grants that Kaleidoscope Trust has secured to support and strengthen TCEN’s operations and implementation of its collective advocacy. The post-holder will also participate as a part of Kaleidoscope Trust’s Senior Management Team.
The Head of Secretariat joins TCEN at a critical time, as the network continues to consolidate progress and build momentum for its long-term development and growth. This role offers an incredible opportunity to actively participate in and contribute to building up a diverse network of organisations as they strengthen their mutual support and learning and enhance their collective advocacy efforts to raise the profile of LGBT+ priorities in Commonwealth spaces, in order to achieve long-lasting, systemic change for LGBT+ people.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and convener who knows how to bring the best out of diverse membership (composed of organisations of varying sizes, capacities, and mandates). They will be an outstanding strategic thinker who can maintain a strong understanding of and help lead implementation of a broad, multi-disciplinary work plan. The candidate will be someone who enjoys solving the complex issues that arise in a global network and should bring solid experience in human rights or international development to bear in this endeavour.
In the implementation of their duties, the post-holder will have the opportunity to work very closely with a variety of stakeholders, including the network’s Management Committee and member organisations; Kaleidoscope Trust’s executive leadership and team members leading on other work streams; other civil society partners and networks; and some decision- and policymakers. The post-holder will be dedicated to providing advice, guidance and assistance to the network, its members and governing bodies in order to ensure that TCEN is effectively administered, strategically managed and provided with the support it requires to successfully implement its strategic goals and policy priorities.
While the Secretariat is separate from Kaleidoscope Trust and its constituent teams, the Secretariat’s staff are expected to operate using and to adhere to Kaleidoscope Trust’s structures, policies and processes.
- Line manage and guide the professional development of the TCEN Secretariat Operations Manager.
- Nurture and lead a positive, supportive and productive culture and working environment for the team members of the TCEN Secretariat, which includes a full-time TCEN Secretariat Operations Manager and a part-time TCEN Secretariat Officer.
- Ensure all HR processes are adhered to and that all members of the team feel supported, through 1-2-1s and annual appraisals.
- Work closely with agencies, consultants and freelancers as relevant to ensure high-quality output and value for money.
- Willingness to travel, within reasonable expectations, to attend external conferences, events and meetings.
- Undertake any other duties which reasonably fall within the purpose of the role.
TCEN Management Committee Administration and Network Governance
- Ensure effective processes and resources are in place and implemented so the Management Committee is appropriately supported to carry out its day-to-day business.
- Ensure the Management Committee is supported to meet quarterly, and on an ad hoc basis as necessary.
- Quality control and sign off written materials to support Secretariat and Management Committee planning and decision-making.
- Ensure decisions and action points for the Secretariat made at TCEN meetings are completed in a timely manner.
- Ensure TCEN’s internal policies and procedures are robust and effectively implemented and are transparent and accessible to the membership.
- Oversee and quality control input into narrative and financial reports for the Management Committee, the Kaleidoscope Trust Board, for donors (via the KT Programmes Team), the Commonwealth Secretariat and Companies House, on time and to a professional standard.
Network Strategy and Risk Management
- Support the Chair and other members of the Management Committee to finalise and begin implementing TCEN’s strategic plan and related activity plan, as well as other priorities from the TCEN Governance Roadmap, and ensure relevant information is fed into current and future Kaleidoscope Trust grant development to fund TCEN work.
- Develop and monitor an annual schedule of work for the Secretariat, Management Committee and membership to deliver TCEN’s strategy and related activity plan, once finalised.
- Ensure systems for monitoring progress on activity implementation are in place and, where activities are Kaleidoscope Trust grant-funded, reported on to the relevant Kaleidoscope Trust teams in accordance with requirements.
- In conjunction with the Management Committee, oversee regular network risk assessments and reviews, and ensure critical issues are appropriately escalated as they emerge, suggesting and implementing mitigation strategies to remedy risks.
- With guidance from the Management Committee and in partnership with TCEN members, identify collaboration and partnership opportunities for the network’s members with global and regional stakeholders and allies as appropriate in support of the TCEN strategy, and ensure relevant outcomes are fed into grant development and/or implementation.
Network Management and Administration
- In conjunction with the Management Committee, ensure an annual network ‘health check’ to improve member experience and network delivery is carried out.
- Ensure member and third-party enquiries, complaints and concerns are handled effectively and transparently, and are escalated as appropriate.
- Ensure the new member applications process is carried out efficiently and transparently.
- Oversee the organisation and management of internal and external events and processes, including logistical and substantive preparation for TCEN members’ participation and engagement in them. Examples include Annual General Meetings; biannual Management Committee elections; handovers and inductions for newly elected Committee members; and periodic, strategically relevant Commonwealth meetings.
- Develop and oversee the implementation of a sensitive, appropriate and effective TCEN communications strategy.
- Quality control and sign off internal and external communications to share critical information and promote the work of individual TCEN members and members’ collective work across TCEN’s digital channels (social media, website, email newsletters), in line with TCEN’s style guide.
- Ensure regular audits of TCEN’s internal and external communications channels are carried out, to ensure they are up to date.
Regional Engagement and Member Development
- With the oversight of the Management Committee, develop a membership recruitment, induction, engagement and retention plan that is aligned to the TCEN strategy, demonstrates the networks’ value add and ensures the key benefits of TCEN membership are enjoyed by its members.
- Contribute to the development and the organisation of new network Working Groups, focused on supporting strategy delivery.
- Ensure that TCEN’s Regional Representatives are supported in:
a) organising regional member convenings, events, seminars and other opportunities to promote peer learning and sharing of best practices.
b) Improving connectivity and the flow of information among regions, and the ability for the network to mobilise and coordinate effective and collective learning and regional advocacy.
c) Capturing input from regions to inform the Management Committee’s strategic planning.
- Inform Kaleidoscope Trust’s resource mobilisation efforts for TCEN by monitoring and analysing members’ development needs and contribute to the ideation of interventions designed to address those needs (e.g., capacity building programmes) as part of Kaleidoscope Trust’s grant development process.
- With guidance from the Management Committee and the Kaleidoscope Trust Policy and Public Affairs Team, identify and facilitate appropriate and strategic high-level engagement opportunities for the Management Committee and TCEN member.
- Serve as a liaison point for and/or represent the Management Committee in Commonwealth spaces on their behalf, as and when directed by the Management Committee.
Budget Management and Administration
- Manage a high-value budget (resourced from Kaleidoscope Trust grants) in line with the principles of proper financial oversight and in compliance with contractual and legal obligations.
- Ensure the budget is disbursed and tracked in line with Kaleidoscope Trust’s financial and compliance policies and procedures and reporting needs.
- Establish effective ways of working with Kaleidoscope Trust’s Finance and Compliance Team.
- Feed into Kaleidoscope Trust’s regular financial budgeting, reporting and forecasting processes.
Skills and Competencies:
We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate the following:
- Extensive experience in a senior-level management role, including managing a team and working with and reporting to a Board or equivalent.
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience of working in a membership organisation and of managing and developing member-led networks and organisations.
- Evidence of successfully managing to completion multi-stakeholder processes that produce an output, such as a strategy or a report, on time and on budget.
- Proven experience to develop and/or improve – and roll out – internal policies and procedures relating to strategy and good governance.
- Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a variety of contexts, with confidence and authority.
- Extensive experience working in cross-cultural environments with a range of partners with different backgrounds and different levels of experience, while at an organisation based in the Global North.
- Demonstrable ability to problem solve and work collaboratively with others to find solutions.
- Extensive experience with successfully identifying, managing and mitigating risks.
- Committed to safeguarding principles, and willing to put the welfare of LGBT+ people at the forefront of their work.
- Ability to react swiftly to events in a fast-paced external environment.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and deliver to deadlines and on budget.
- Demonstrable ability to write to a high standard for a range of audiences.
- Budget management experience.
- Understanding of the Commonwealth, its institutions, dynamics and history.
- Extensive line-management experience.
- Knowledge of policy issues relevant to the human rights or LGBT+ sector.
- Experience of collaborative or partnership working with external agencies and individuals.
- Website back-end management and maintenance, and social media use (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for communications.
- Familiarity with project management principles.
- Knowledge of the root causes of exclusion, especially with regard to LGBT+ people, and social issues face by LGBT+ people from a human rights and/or development perspective.
- Understanding of intersectionality and how intersecting identities impact the lives of LGBT+ people.
The candidate should be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities:
- Accuracy and attention to detail.
- Adaptable and able to work agilely and flexibly.
- Patience, compassion and understanding.
- Strong interpersonal skills, confidence working as part of a team and with senior-level stakeholders.
- Good organisational, time management and problem-solving skills.
- Able to take initiative and work under minimal supervision.
- Willingness to “pitch in” and support colleagues beyond the parameters of the job description where necessary.
- Commitment to The Commonwealth Equality Network’s mission.
Terms and Conditions:
- This role is full time, on a fixed-term basis until 30 April 2024 (with high likelihood of extension, contingent on funding).
- The salary is £45,000 p.a. plus pension contributions.
§ The post-holder is entitled to 25 days of paid holiday, in addition to the usual public holidays in England and Wales.
- The post-holder will be line managed by Kaleidoscope Trust’s Deputy Director.
- Standard core hours of work are 9:00am - 5:30pm GMT/BST with possible requirement to work very occasionally at evenings and weekends (which will accrue Time Off In Lieu).
- The post-holder must be based in London, UK.
- The post-holder will be based out of Kaleidoscope Trust’s office in Bethnal Green, London, but will be permitted (with the agreement of their line manager) to work from home predominantly, with the occasional requirement to travel to the office for appraisals and key meetings or events.
§ The post-holder must possess the right to live and work in the United Kingdom for the period of the contract.
§ Start date: As soon as possible.
How to apply:
Kaleidoscope Trust is committed to equality and diversity and we particularly encourage applications from all sections of the LGBT+ community and Black and minority ethnic communities.
Using our website, please upload and your CV and a two-page maximum covering letter explaining:
(i) your interest in joining The Commonwealth Equality Network Secretariat, and
(ii) your relevant experience as per the skills and competencies outlined above.
If you have any queries relating to your application, please email recruitment[at]kaleidoscopetrust[dot]com, titling your communication: “Vacancy: Head of TCEN Secretariat”.
Closing date: 21 August 2022 at 11:59pm (London time)
Interviews: week commencing 22 August
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this vacancy may close before the specified deadline.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Flexible, but some UK wide travel and regular travel required to Vauxhall, London.
Salary: c£95K per annum
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PLEASE NOTE: We will be longlisting applications as soon as we receive them, so please apply early to register your interest.
Please click through to our Candidate Pack for further information, including details of how to apply.
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The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.