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Maternity Cover position from January to October 2024
Homebased working in the UK
The Director of Development and Engagement is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works in partnership with the CEO to lead the development, delivery and co-ordination of the organisation’s strategy.
In this role, you will have oversight across several areas including fundraising, membership engagement, finance and governance and will take the lead in generating income and ensuring the sustainability of the organisation.
The post also holds line management responsibility for three members of staff delivering across multiple areas of work including fundraising, finance, and communications.
For more information, please download the job description below or visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
To apply, please download and complete our application form below. CVs will not be accepted.
This is an ongoing recruitment and interviews will be held as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.
STOPAIDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive positive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, HIV status, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. We are open to considering applications for a part-time role that would require a job share.
Can you make sure that kinship carers in England receive high quality, user centred training online and in person?
About the role
We have been awarded the Department for Education contract to deliver high quality training to kinship carers across England. You will be responsible for delivering high quality online and face-to-face training and managing a team of inhouse facilitators and external partners.
This is a new team so you will need to be someone who is comfortable with a high level of ambiguity and who is able to build outcome and target driven services from a user centred approach. We have a lot to do over the next 18 months.
From April 2024 to March 2025, your team will need to deliver exceptional training to 4,000 kinship carers in England through in person and online sessions. These are divided into introductory and advanced training. We will be delivering at least 16 roadshows across England so travel will be required in this role. In person training will also involve experiential learning in peer support groups and community venues. Introductory training will be delivered in-house.
You will also work with external expert facilitators and partners to develop new advanced training sessions and modules. Subject experts within Kinship, will also deliver training and you will need to ensure content and delivery meets a consistent standard.
The right person will need to work collaboratively with colleagues across Kinship and be used to working in cross-functional teams. You’ll need to be curious, detail orientated with an improvement mindset.
What we’ll offer you
Kinship offers 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This fixed-term role is open to flexible working (school hours would be considered). We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.
Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams. We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.
This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity!
Please apply for this role through BeApplied. You will be asked to answer five questions and attach your CV. You will have max 250 words per answer.
- Describe how your experience and your values are a good fit for this role
- This service needs to deliver 4,000 training experiences for kinship carers over 1 year, please clearly describe your experience of delivering high quality training at this scale and pace.
- If you were offered the role, what would you prioritise in the first two months and why? Tell us about what you’d need to find out and what would be your approach to the role.
- Please describe how you would ensure that training is meeting the needs of kinship carers (think about outcomes, evaluation and participation).
- How would ensure your team are motivated, high performing and delivering exceptional training – both in person and online?
Application deadline: 9:00am on Wednesday 13 December 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 19 December 2023 – in-person (Vauxhall). It is anticipated that this will be a one stage in-person interview process, but this may change depending on the volume and calibre of applications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
DEBRA is seeking members for its Charitable Purposes Committee to inform to inform and develop the Charity’s evolving care and research strategy. Our Charitable Purposes Committee advises our Board of Trustees and is responsible for ensuring that the Charity’s resources are used effectively to support our provision of lifelong care and support for sufferers of the genetic skin disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa, and to support our investments in cutting edge research to find a cure for this debilitating condition.
Key responsibilities of the Charitable Purposes Committee are to:
- Review DEBRA UK’s Research & Care Strategy as it relates to research, health and community support and social policy on an ongoing basis.
- Receive and review reports from medical and scientific experts on current research activities.
- Determine, taking appropriate advice, the priorities for care and research expenditure each year.
- Oversee collaborative partnerships on care and research.
- Develop membership engagement, support and services.
- Review and develop healthcare initiatives to support member care.
- Receive reports on changes in national policy or practice within health and social care and agree appropriate responses from the Charity.
We provide any training necessary to allow you to fulfil your committee duties. This is an unpaid volunteer role, but any reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with the Charity’s expenses policy.
Meetings of the Charitable Purposes Committee currently take place four times a year, each lasting between 2-2.5 hours. The term of appointment is three years.
About the Organisation
DEBRA was the world’s first EB patient support group, set up in 1978. We have come a long way since then, working internationally through a network of nearly 50 DEBRA groups to share information and best practice. We fund pioneering research, provide specialist healthcare, promote international best practice, and deliver lifelong support to individuals, families, and the entire EB Community.
The charity is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment and therefore welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability. The charity aspires to maintain a representative and diverse Board including women, individuals from ethnic and LGBTQIA communities and those living with disability. Applications from these communities would be welcomed.
We’re looking to recruit people from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. If you believe you have skills developed from your professional life combined with the proactivity, commitment and drive to make a difference and bring a new perspective we would love to hear from you.
We are particularly encouraging applicants who have experience of operating within the NHS, have worked with charities that run a health/support service (including hospices), practising specialty health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, podiatrists, or dieticians) or applicants with experience as a GP.
Experience of one or more of these fields, Healthcare, Medicine, Health Tech, Nursing, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Social Care, Ability to challenge and to be a critical friend where necessary, Innovative, and collaborative mindset, ‘Can do’ and positive attitude.
How to apply
If you think you can help steer DEBRA as we journey forward, please email [email protected] to express your interest, and answer the following questions:
1. Why do you want to become a DEBRA Committee member?
2. What skills do you believe you can bring to the committee??
3. What experience will you bring to the committee?
You can send this submission as a written statement, a video or aural submission. DEBRA is committed to being an inclusive charity, and we welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community. The successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS check and sign a non-disclosure agreement.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Location: Flexible global location with CET compatible time zone, ability to travel to Europe or US twice a year. Candidates must have the right to work in the country from which they are applying.
Reporting to: Executive Director
Annual salary: €60,000 - €80,000 EUR, salary will be adjusted to the cost of labour for the country in which the candidate resides.
Contract type: 1 year contract with the possibility of extension, consultancy arrangement also considered. The Global Commons Alliance is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) through which the candidate will be contracted.
Working hours: Full-time
Candidate level: Non-manager
The Global Commons Alliance (GCA) is a network of organisations driving collaboration, innovation and funding, currently formed of 5 core components and over 70 partners. We come together from all over the world, bringing together rigorous science with diverse ideas, perspectives and solutions, in order to change mindsets, actions and systems to safeguard the ‘global commons’, the interconnected systems that support life on Earth: from the Arctic sea ice to the Amazon rainforest, from critical ocean currents to our fresh water network. Our vision is a safe and just future for people and planet. Our mission is to mobilise citizens, companies, cities and countries to accelerate systems change, and become better guardians of the global commons.
Of the GCA’s 5 components, the Earth Commission is pioneering a scientific framework defining the safe and just boundaries for a liveable planet, and the Science Based Targets Network translates this into clear goals for companies and cities. Earth HQ communicates with the public, informing them about the issues and creating pressure for action. Systems Change Lab provides insights and tracks progress on the radical changes required, and the Accountability Accelerator designs and supports ways to hold companies accountable to their commitments.
The GCA Core Team, which supports the 5 components and the GCA’s shared ambition, is looking to strengthen its operational capacity with an Operations Lead.
Purpose of role
The Operations Lead will provide a vital function to the Global Commons Alliance team, leading core team operations. The Operations Lead will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the Global Commons Alliance Team operates efficiently and effectively.
This is a full-time position at the heart of a dynamic and active organization, focusing on nature and climate action around the world.
The job holder will have the following key responsibilities:
1. Core team operations
- Maintain a management information system of electronic files for the Core Team in coordination with RPA.
- Format reports and presentations as needed and assigned by Core Team members.
- Support event coordination by managing partner contact database, drafting and managing invitations & RSVPs, as well as follow-up material in support of Core Team members.
- Support scheduling for larger internal & external meetings, online and in-person.
- Contribute to planning, design and execution of GCA workshops with component teams.
- Make and manage travel arrangements for the Executive Director and Core Team members for meetings and conferences.
- Administration of expenses for Core Team members via RPA’s online systems.
- Enable continual strengthening of GCA’s operations by designing and overseeing the implementation of plans to improve systems, processes and behaviours, together with a team across all components of GCA.
2. Recruitment and personnel
- Develop and continually update the overview of GCA Core Team staffing, roles and responsibilities.
- Manage the recruitment process of new Core Team staff.
- Manage the drafting and negotiation of contracts and fees of Core Team staff together with GCA Executive Director, Finance Lead and RPA.
- Develop and oversee the implementation of recruitment and onboarding policies and practices for the Core Team.
3. Governance Support to GCA Executive Director
- Support the Steering Committee Chair and Executive Director in the timely preparation of agenda, materials, minutes and planning for all Steering Committee meetings.
- Keep up-to-date Steering Committee member bios, contact information, and relevant distribution lists.
- Support Executive Director to prepare for, and coordinate meetings of the Coordination Team and Core Team.
- Agenda management and scheduling for Executive Director.
- Support the Executive Director with administration of expenses via RPA.
The ideal candidate will be active in the environment-development space and a highly motivated, structured and constructive individual who enjoys organisational challenges and is able to work as a key player in a small, global team to support operations across multi-dimensional programmes.
Experience and qualifications
- Minimum BA/BSc level degree.
- At least 2 years’ work experience providing administrative or operational assistance in a larger, international organisation.
- Familiarity in dealing with scientific organisations.
- Experience with executive level support.
- Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Web-based tools and demonstrated capability to learn new software.
- Qualifications within- and some knowledge of climate, environment or development sector preferred.
Skills and desired personal traits
The Operations Lead will bring to our lean, entrepreneurial, and dynamic team the following ways of working:
- Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and flexibly as part of a small, multi-functional, multi-cultural team in a fast-paced environment.
- The responsibility and independence to work in a remote environment, with the ability to perform routine duties, handling a variety of tasks simultaneously, setting priorities and scheduling own work.
- Strong organizational skills with a keen eye for detail, accuracy, process and efficiency
- Sound judgment, including the ability to use and show discretion and maintain high level of confidentiality.
- High degree of diplomacy and integrity.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills and comfortable with communicating with a wide array of stakeholders, both internally and externally.
- Fluent English.
- Proficiency in additional languages is an advantage.
- Commitment to our vision and mission.
The deadline for application is Tuesday 2nd January 2024
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Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Board member (x2)
We are looking for someone with a focus on:
· Governance expertise
· Representation from Wales
Volunteer status: No salary, reasonable travel and childcare expenses to all meetings are covered
Duration: Initial 3-year term with the expectation of a 2nd 3-year term
Time commitment: Approx. 1.5 days per month
Location of meetings: Flexible – usually 3 meetings are held in London and 2 outside London, with the option to join remotely.
Closing date: Thursday 7th December
Interview date: 14th & 15th December TBC
As we strive to tackle the ecological and climate emergency and further environmental justice, we are seeking to appoint two Board members to join the Friends of the Earth Board.
About the role
Joining the Friends of the Earth Board is a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to action on the climate and ecological crisis.
The Board is responsible for the governance of Friends of the Earth Limited, which has jurisdiction over Friends of the Earth’s campaigning and activism in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Sharing responsibility with other Board members and under the direction of the Chair, this role will contribute to our campaigning and organisational strategy and guide the organisation in making a long-term impact.
We pride ourselves on a positive, collegiate working culture and on constructively providing support and challenge to our Senior Leadership Team.
In 2023 we were awarded Conservation and Environment Board of the Year at the Board Awards for our impact on diversity and inclusion within environmental conservation. We aim to build on this achievement including through the current recruitment.
This governance role involves the following key areas:
· Supporting and guiding the mission and values of Friends of the Earth
· Providing strategic direction for our campaigns, community activism and the organisation
· Oversight of our people, fundraising, business planning, budgeting, financial management and compliance
· Fulfilling legal responsibilities as a director under company law
· Assessing risks and overseeing mitigating actions
· Supporting and constructively challenging our Senior Leadership Team
Key skills and attributes
All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Friends of the Earth and their ability to fulfil the responsibilities outlined above.
Owing to the recent departure of two board members who reached their term limits, we are specifically looking for candidates matching the following criteria:
· Significant governance experience in a non-executive role (with legal background a bonus);
· Candidates from Wales, or with a strong knowledge and understanding of climate and environmental issues in Wales, to ensure representation on our Board of all our constituent nations.
Additional desirable experience includes some or all of the following:
· Financial experience, in particular oversight/management and risk
· Experience of fundraising or income generation
· Campaigning and activism experience
· Knowledge and understanding of the climate and ecological emergency and environmental justice
· Community/network organising experience and/or membership of a Friends of the Earth local group
· Communications experience, including media, social media, and marketing
· Lived experience of the impacts of the climate and ecological crisis
Please note we will also be running recruitment for a youth member to join our board in the coming months.
In addition to four quarterly Board meetings per year, there is an additional Board meeting held during the annual away days. Meetings usually take place during the working day on a Thursday with at least one held outside of London and the option to join remotely (where required). The annual away days are usually two days outside London, together with the Senior Leadership Team and other senior members of staff.
In addition to attending meetings, you will need to make time to:
· read papers prior to each Board meeting and prepare comments and feedback
· liaise with the Chair, other Board members and staff between meetings
· lead discussions on particular issues from time to time, including becoming involved in particular projects depending on your specialist skills
· attend Fiends of the Earth supporter events and support fundraising initiatives as relevant
We estimate that the total time commitment is approximately 1.5 days per month, although this is not evenly distributed across the year and will be greater for Board Members taking on an officer role (e.g., Vice Chair, Chair of Finance Committee). We acknowledge this is a significant time commitment and are committed to providing flexibility and support to candidates who require this to meet the demands of the role.
Board members are encouraged to join or participate in the activities of their Local Action Group in order to maintain connections with our grassroots movement. Board members are also ambassadors for Friends of the Earth and are invited to our events. Being a member of the Friends of the Earth Board is a highly rewarding experience and you will play a vitally important and challenging role across the governance of the organisation.
How to apply
To apply for the role of Board Member of Friends of the Earth Limited please email your CV (maximum 2 pages of A4) together with a supporting statement (maximum one page of A4).
For more information and how to apply please visit our website via the link below.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the Role
The Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about social justice and can provide excellent administrative support to the small, predominantly home-based team. We’re seeking someone who is personable, highly organised, has attention to detail and is keen to take initiative and learn new skills. Training will be provided on our grant management database, but we would like you to demonstrate transferable skills.
You will work on wide variety of tasks which will include grant data input and the monitoring of grant payments and reporting requirements, formatting and proofing Board and Committee papers, organising small events, inputting and monitoring payments, liaising with stakeholders including external partners, trustees and the wider Sebba family and providing general administrative support to the team. You will be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively across a close-knit team comprised of a CEO, UK Grants Manager, Israel Grant Consultant, Grant Support Officer and freelance Accountant.
This is a part-time, permanent position (24 hours a week/60% FTE), which is predominantly home-based but does require attendance of meetings and some co-working in London (approximately once a week), with occasional out of office hours. We are open to flexible work arrangements and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds including those with lived experience of the issues we support.
Skills and Experience - Essential
- A commitment to our mission and values
- Extensive relevant transferable skills and experience including substantial office management and administration
- Highly adept at using databases and ideally, grant management software to input data and produce reports
- Strong IT skills including experience of office systems including Microsoft Windows and Office applications (Word, Excel, Power-point, and Outlook) with an aptitude to learn new IT skills
- Experience monitoring budgets and cashflow
- Self-motivated, with the ability to take initiative, pick up new skills and work independently, with a solutions-led mindset
- Strong attention to detail, efficient and highly organised
- Numerate and able to communicate well internally and externally, in writing and verbally
- Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence with the ability to build effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders including trustees, committee members, staff, grantees, and other external partners, both in person and virtually
- An aptitude to deal with unexpected challenges, multi-task and stay calm when under pressure
- Display honesty and integrity and are able to maintain confidentiality
- A willingness to occasionally work outside of normal hours
Skills and Experience – Desirable
- Knowledge of Sage (or other bookkeeping systems)
- Experience of working for a grant-maker or charity
- Experience organising events e.g. roundtables, away days etc.
- Experience of working remotely
- Inputting and exporting information to and from the database including report production
- Responding to staff/trustee requests for specific grant information
- Assisting the Grants Support Officer with developing the new database
- Monitoring and updating all grant reporting and payment schedules
Finance (with support from the Accountant and CEO):
- Monitoring all payments due and ensuring they are made promptly, correct, and complete
- Updating grant payment spreadsheets to support the monitoring of cashflow, monitoring the Foundation bank accounts and informing staff when the account goes below specified limits
- Inputting payments to Sage (or other bookkeeping systems) and reconciling Foundation credit card statements
- Coordinating the annual audit including liaising with the auditors, generating, preparing, and sending all audit related internal and external correspondence, and necessary documentation
- Supporting the team with grant management including informing them of grant reviews due in the next quarter, preparing and sending grant offer letters and payment schedules, updating payment schedules as required, ensuring grant reports and other relevant documentation are received, sending report reminders and relevant templates to grantees, issuing payments, organising meetings and communication with grantees
Team Coordination and Support:
- Proofing and formatting key documents including Committee and Trustee papers and the annual report
- Organising a range of meetings including trustee charity visits, grant reviews, internal and external meetings and ensuring participants receive required documents
- Drafting templates, agendas, letters and other relevant documents
- Taking minutes (including at trustee meetings) and typing up meeting notes
- Managing general administration as required e.g. post, general enquiries and correspondence with internal and external stakeholders, contact management, updating spreadsheets, provision of timesheets for consultants, calendar management and meeting coordination (including creating Doodle Polls), monitoring annual leave and sick leave, digital filing of documents and online shopping and price comparisons.
- Liaising with external stakeholders to ensure key team and Foundation general requirements are met e.g. insurance, IT requirements and ordering equipment
- Supporting the team and trustees with events and travel e.g. organising catering, logistics including booking venues, hotels and flights and preparing itineraries, team and trustee training
About the Foundation
The Sam and Bella Sebba Charitable Foundation (SBSCF) is a grant-making family foundation which seeks to promote a more humane society by promoting social justice and protecting human rights. Currently, we award grants in the UK and Israel (promoting democracy and peace) across a wide range of issue areas including refugees and asylum seekers, human rights, violence against women and girls and young people at risk. We favour adventurous grants for social innovation capable of effecting transformative change and encourage shared learning. The charity was initially established by Samuel Sebba in 1967 and all its assets were transferred to the Foundation in 2020. The Sebba family is still actively involved in the Foundation.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Employer engagement (25%)
- Identify, initiate and develop links with a growing number of employers to broaden our member base and deepen engagement with members through world class customer service
- Support members and employers to host regional celebration events
- Support members and employers with professional qualifications, directing to specialist in-house teams where appropriate
- Grow the number of Accredited Company Training Schemes and/or Approved Apprenticeship schemes within the allocated region
- Work with Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) Providers and Corporate Partners to maintain effective working relationships and explore opportunities for sustainable development
- Provide market intelligence to the Senior Management Team within a key account management framework.
Regional member development (25%)
- Key accountability for member engagement and recruitment in the region
- Support delivery of high quality member engagement through formal groups and committees whilst maintaining a keen eye on efficiencies
- Support the recruitment and induction of member volunteers
University and ‘On Campus’ (25%)
- Develop and grow partnerships with HEI-based chemical engineering departments, ensuring that you are a trusted partner for staff and students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
- Collaborate with with Chemical Engineering Societies to raise the profile of IChemE and the profession
- Act as a Champion for all IChemE activities regionally, nationally, and internationally
- Play an active role in company / departmental development projects and continued improvement initiatives
- Participate in industry body and public sector meetings to share best practise and increase market knowledge
- Provide the highest level of reporting against KPIs to peers, senior management and governance groups.
These positions are based either at our Rugby (CV21 3HQ) or London Office (SW1P 1PR) however as these roles are UK field based roles, extensive business travel will be involved, including a requirement to frequently attend the IChemE offices in Rugby.
Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered.
This is a permanent full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week working Monday through to Friday (core hours from 10:00-12:00 and 14:30-16:00). Flexibility will be required to meet business needs.
The closing date for all applications is close of business Sunday 10 December 2023. IChemE reserves the right to interview exceptional candidates and make an offer of employment before this date should we wish.
Starting salary is circa £38,000 (depending on experience).
IChemE benefits of employment include:
- Annual performance reviews
- Training and development opportunities
- Company contributory pension scheme that matches employee contributions by 1.5 times up to a maximum capped 12% employer contribution
- Life assurance linked to being an active member of the pension scheme
- 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) for full time members of staff
- Company paid sickness leave after 6 months employment and increased at intervals based on length of service
- Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing support
- Health cash plan (cash back on optical, dental, physio and more)
- Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions if relevant to your role
- Free parking and refreshments at our Rugby Office
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
‘Separated Child’ is offering a wonderful opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives and life chances of lone refugee youth, through the role of Chief Executive - a position that is being enlarged and enhanced. It is challenging but highly fulfilling.
This reconfigured post has come about following the resignation of the first Chief Executive of ‘Separated Child’ - who was also the first staff member - after a period of five years, with effect from February 2024.
‘Separated Child’ is poised for growth at an exciting stage of its development, seeking to expand its horizon and extend its reach. The Board of Trustees is keen to appoint a person of vision, integrity and drive to enable that to happen by leading a lively, committed and forward-looking team. It values its own diversity, as it reflects the nature of our society, and it welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.
As Chief Executive, you would be responsible for the leadership of ‘Separated Child’ - both its strategic and its operational management. In collaboration with the Board of Trustees, you would set the overall vision and strategy, and you would establish and oversee its operational plans.
The role carries great responsibility, with pivotal decision-making that affects the performance of ‘Separated Child’ and enables it to develop. It importantly involves attention to the performance, welfare and professional development of staff members.
Reporting: The Chief Executive reports to the Chair and the Board of Trustees; and manages two members of staff and three external consultants.
Working Hours: This is a role EITHER for five days per week (full time) OR 28 hours (0.8 FTE) over four or five days. The detailed working pattern is to be agreed, based on organisational needs and the specific circumstances of the successful candidate. There is a requirement to attend - approximately once a month - Board meetings and some committee meetings, which last into the early evening. There are occasional weekend commitments.
Salary Range: £58, 849-£62, 895 per annum FTE (corresponding to NJC SCP 52 to 56), depending on experience.
Contract: Permanent, upon successful completion of probationary period
Location: This role is home-based but includes occasional travel across the UK.
If you wish to apply for the position of Chief Executive at ‘Separated Child’, please apply via our website or using Quick Apply, being sure to include the following:-
• Your CV
• Information about TWO referees who know you in a professional capacity
• A statement to support your application, specifically addressing clearly how you meet each of
the 12 essential elements of the person specification
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.
We are a charity organisation, put together under Trussell Trust to provide a service to our local Hackney community. We are looking for a trustee with a strong academic legal background. Previous experience as a trustee is desirable, but not essential. We are a small organisation growing rapidly and require a trustee with a clear understanding of social welfare, with the ability to think strategically and support other trustee members.
Hackney Foodbank is aiming to achieve no less than a hunger-free Hackney, where everyone can afford to eat. We support people in crisis or trapped in poverty with compassion and dignity. We do this by providing emergency food parcels, which offer practical, immediate relief in moments of need, and by connecting people with local organisations who can help them address the root causes and wider effects of poverty in their lives. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
As a Trustee, you will have a strategic role in evaluating how we conduct ourselves as a charity as we move towards the vision and plans of Hackney Foodbank.
You will be responsible for strategic matters with the team of trustees along with the chairperson and maintaining the high governance standards. As a trustee you will have a pivotal role in contributing to the effectiveness of the Board and individual directors, both inside and outside the board room.
You will be responsible for ensuring that there is effective communication with the Management Team and with other members of the board.
Becoming a Trustee for Hackney Foodbank can be an exciting and fulfilling role. The role is to ensure that Hackney food bank fulfils its duty to visitors and delivers on its vision, mission and values. The board of trustees are both jointly and individually responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
The statutory duties of all trustees include:
- Ensuring the organisation complies with its governing document (pursuing the objects as defined in it), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- Ensuring services are provided in line with Hackney Foodbank policies and procedures and contractual requirements.
- To ensure sound governance of Hackney Foodbank.
- Maintaining financial control and ensuring the organisation does not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
- Contributing actively to the board of trustees in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- Ensuring financial stability of the organisation, protecting and managing any charity property and ensuring the proper investment of the charity's funds.
- Drawing up and monitoring the implementation of internal policies which must include equality and diversity, safeguarding, as well as health and safety policies and key human resources policies, including grievance and disciplinary policies.
- Be an active trustee, making your skills, experience and knowledge available to Hackney Foodbank and seeking to do additional work outside trustee meetings, including sitting on sub committees.
- Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation and helping maintain effective board performance.
- Ensuring the organisation complies with relevant legislation.
- Jointly with other trustees, holding the charity "in trust" for current and future visitors.
- Activities must be undertaken in compliance with the organisation’s Memorandums and Articles of Association, Charity Commission regulations and Hackney Foodbank Trustee code of conduct.
We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to lead and grow the charity. This is an exciting opportunity to build on SEA’s formative success, as we enter a new, more established stage of our journey.
The purpose of the role is to provide the strategic, financial, and operational leadership for SEA working closely with the Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team (SLT), whilst ensuring the charity has a diverse team and is survivor centred in all it does.
- Work with the Board of Trustees to develop an ambitious survivor-centred strategy for SEA in accordance with the vision, mission, strategic priorities, and values of the charity.
- Work with the SLT develop clear performance measures which can guide the charity in achieving its strategic objectives.
- Lead the SLT in the implementation of the strategy, including reviewing progress and monitoring key indicators of the charity’s impact.
- Together with the SLT, maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the charity.
- Adopt a feminist ethos, modelling SEA’s values and behaviours.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with significant decision-makers and stakeholders to advance the charity’s aims, ensuring that SEA is presented in an appropriate and professional manner.
- Represent the charity externally.
- Ensure financial sustainability through working with the Board and SLT to develop a business development and income generation strategy which has diverse funding streams in support of the overarching strategy.
- Develop and build relationships with partners, supporters, funders, and donors to maximise opportunities for income generation.
- Work with the SLT to develop annual budgets for approval by the Board of Trustees.
- Have strategic oversight of the financial management of the charity, working with the Head of Operations to ensure robust and compliance led financial accountability- including operating within the annual budget, monitoring the charity’s financial health, and ensuring that potential risks are identified and managed.
- Lead the SLT in the development and delivery of operational strategies and plans in support of the strategy.
- Work with SLT to define and secure the resources needed to operate effectively.
- Ensure that the charity has the appropriate policies, procedures, systems, and processes in place and that they are being implemented effectively.
- Motivate and engage team members, Experts by Experience, and Advisors & Ambassadors.
Working with the Board of Trustees
- Build an effective working relationship with the Chair of the Trustee Board.
- Ensure that the charity is well administered and work with the Board of Trustees to meet its legal, statutory, and regulatory responsibilities.
- Ensure appropriate presentation and reporting on the progress of the charity and on all matters relevant to the discharge of its responsibilities.
- With the SLT, develop policies and proposals for Board discussion and decision.
- Ensure information that will assist the Board of Trustees in carrying out its responsibilities is provided in a timely and appropriate manner.
- As appropriate, monitor and advise on the composition of the Board of Trustees, its sub-committees, the Ambassador & Advisory Group and the process of self-assessment and development.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Title: Funded Programmes Consultant
Location: global - remote
Type of contract: consultant
Expected duration: two years (max. 448 days)
Contact: Head of Philanthropy
Fees: based on skills and expertise and will be paid at the national rate for the country in which the consultant is based
Changing the world takes passion and dedication
Isn’t it time that your passion and dedication be channelled towards a career and community that genuinely change lives?
- want to transform your own life by transforming the lives of others
- crave a career that creates opportunity for others
- desire to make dreams come true for those who never thought it possible
- know that education is the foundation from which we can change the world
- believe that today’s young people can transform tomorrow
- strive for world peace and global sustainability
- dare to dream
...then an assignment with UWC could be the change you need.
UWC (United World Colleges) is a global family of schools with a powerful difference. With a shared goal of working towards global peace and sustainability, we bring together young people from around the world to study in one of our eighteen schools on four continents. There they don’t just learn how to be great at passing exams. They learn how to communicate across cultural boundaries. They develop the skills to be a changemaker. They design and engage in initiatives that transform their lives and the lives of those around them for the better. And they stay a “UWC-er” for life, becoming part of a global community of 60,000 changemakers transforming the lives of others.
One of the things that makes us the most proud is our network of over 4,000 dedicated volunteers, who make up the UWC national committees in charge of finding and selecting students in more than 150 countries worldwide. Our national committee volunteers - UWC alumni, parents of UWC students or alumni, education professionals and community leaders who believe in UWC’s mission - make it possible to seek out the most promising and diverse students in each country, with over 80% of students selected by UWC national committees receiving a scholarship.
Do you want to support our UWC national committees and make sure many more young people get this life-changing opportunity?
Working with us will inspire and challenge you
Driving a mission to make the UWC experience available to tomorrow’s changemakers, irrespective of their background, beliefs and economic means demands colleagues with passion and dedication, and a talent for transformation. Our students go on to become leaders in politics, NGOs, social enterprises, community movements, charities, and business. For life, they remain dedicated to the UWC mission and many of them remain in close contact with us, their school, and their peers.
This is what fuels us at the UWC International Office (UWCIO). We are based in London and Berlin, and we are the executive arm of UWC International, a registered charity in the United Kingdom and Germany. We collaborate closely with all stakeholders from across the UWC movement, including our volunteers and 60,000 alumni, and we serve UWC International’s governance bodies.
Are you our new Funded Programmes Consultant?
UWC International is seeking a Funded Programmes Consultant to lead the implementation of important scholarship programmes focused on post-conflict reconciliation, refugees and aspiring young students from disadvantaged communities selected to attend a UWC school. The Funded Programmes Consultant will work with the Philanthropy team, a team of seven people raising funds for and managing funded scholarship programmes.
The Funded Programmes Consultant will be responsible for a wide range of activities, including collaborating with colleagues in project countries, outreach to young people eligible for the scholarships we offer, and coordinating their selection and support once they join UWC. The position is a donor-funded assignment for a fixed term of two years. The work location can be anywhere in the world, with most of the team working in the European time zone.
Scope of Work
Funded Programmes Implementation
- Manage the implementation of important scholarship programmes, including the scholarship programme with RISE, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust
- Build and manage processes to ensure effective delivery and initiate improvements
- Support and coordinate promotion and outreach as well as student selection in project countries remotely
- Coordinate various teams’ contributions to the donors' funded scholarship programmes
- Ensure regular effective communication with external and internal stakeholders
- Ensure timely operational and financial reporting to the donors
- Supervise programme staff in project countries remotely
- Oversee programme budgets
- Ensure effective programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
UWC Refugee Initiative
- Support the expansion of foundational programmes for refugee scholars
- Develop other support mechanisms for refugee students
- Liaise with many stakeholders from the UNHCR to high-level government officials and institutions as well as volunteers and schools/colleges.
Philanthropy and Fundraising
- Facilitate the growth and development of UWC's presence and networks in programme countries and at the regional level
- Support new programme development including fundraising
- Perform any other tasks relevant to the programmes and role
- Report to the Head of Philanthropy and Senior Advisor for International Fund Development.
- Scholarship programmes’ deliverables (oversight of the scholarship reporting roster, the financial management roster, the scholarship statements, the students' letters, the onboard/offboarding materials, the promotion materials and the project guidelines)
- Regular written and oral communications with donors and all project stakeholders (meeting minutes, briefings, presentations)
- Bi-annual and final donor reports including financial and narrative reporting, monitoring and evaluation reports
- Oversight of the project Google Drive folders documenting all relevant documentation related to the programmes (deliverables, contracts, reporting, communication)
- New funded programmes proposal writing including project objectives, activities, deliverables, planning and budgeting.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
- Demonstrated experience in managing programmes at the 6-8 figure level
- Proven ability to deliver and report upon agreed individual and team targets and plans within set deadlines
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), ability to communicate confidently and engagingly at all levels and in different cultural contexts
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with a strong attention to detail
- Experience in managing complex projects, including leading intercultural teams
- Highly numerate with the ability to monitor and manage financial information, setting and reporting on project budgets, multi-year projections
- Knowledge of the global education sector and issues affecting young people, especially from less advantaged groups, in the pursuit of quality educational opportunities
- Experience working in a fast-paced beneficiary-focused/ donor-focused environment while maintaining flexibility and resilience to deal with challenges calmly and constructively.
- Strong interest in UWC’s mission and values, and a willingness to engage with issues of relevance to the UWC movement
- Ability and willingness to travel globally
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Desirable knowledge, skills and experience
- Experience in working with volunteers
- Experience in working with refugee youth
- Fluency in or excellent knowledge of other world languages
Other relevant information
UWC places deliberate diversity at the heart of our educational model because of its critical importance in our mission ‘to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.
At the UWC International Office, we believe this commitment to deliberate diversity must be reflected within our team, organisational practices, policies and culture. We recognise people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and we encourage and leverage these differences to make our work more relevant and approachable.
We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background.
We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment and to act accordingly as we aspire to serve the UWC mission and our global community. It is an ongoing journey and we welcome all those who are ready to travel with us.
It is expected that the consultant will travel to UWC schools and colleges. Therefore, a Basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) or international equivalent will be required. We will also take up references during the selection process. Satisfactory references and criminal record checks are required before any offer is confirmed. Referees will not be contacted without your consent.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under UWC International’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
The selected candidate is solely responsible for ensuring that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.
Application Process and Deadline
Please submit your application including your CV and cover letter in English (each a maximum of 2 pages). Your cover letter should:
- Indicate how you heard about this role.
- Outline your experience and ability to complete the assignment.
- You should also include details of where you are currently based, the proposed
- consultancy fee and your availability to take up the assignment.
- Please provide the name and contact details of two referees; including their job title and the capacity in which you are known to them. We will not contact your referees without first letting you know. Please also indicate how you heard about this role, in your application.
Please note that applications without a cover letter, including the information requested above will not be considered.
Deadline for application: Thursday 7 December 2023 12.00 noon (UK time)
First round interviews will be held 13 and 14 December 2023
Second round interviews will be held 18 and 19 December 2023
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER UK
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR:
Localisation evaluation of Action Against Hunger’s response for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine
Phase 1: March to August 2022
Phase 2a: September 2022 to August 2023
Phase 2b: September 2023 to 2024 (exact month TBC)
Type of contract
Temporary contract for a team of evaluation consultants
Overall objective of evaluation
· Evaluate Action Against Hunger’s DEC-funded response to the Ukraine crisis using the cross-cutting theme of localisation.
· Determine the strengths and weaknesses of local partnerships delivering humanitarian assistance in Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.
· Assess the extent that localisation enhanced the ability of Action Against Hunger to apply the Core Humanitarian Standard.
1. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
Established in 1979, Action Against Hunger is a non-governmental organisation that aims to provide solutions to hunger. Our mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. We focus on nutrition, health and healthcare practices; food security and livelihoods; water, sanitation and hygiene and advocacy. In 2022, Action Against Hunger worked across 55 countries.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) brings together fifteen of the UK’s leading aid charities to raise funds in response to major international humanitarian crises. Each are experts in humanitarian aid and specialise in different areas of disaster response. They come together to fundraise quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas and speak in one voice and make fundraising more efficient once an appeal is launched.
Action Against Hunger became a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in 2018. As a DEC member organisation, the AAH Network has supported the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
A DEC-funded response has been delivered by Action Against Hunger in Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine. Activities began in March 2022 and will come to an end in 2024.
The DEC has funded Action Against Hunger to deliver a response to the Ukraine crisis, focussed on cash-based interventions, mental health and psychosocial support as well as the distribution of food items and hygiene kits. Refugees, IDPs and host communities have been targeted by the intervention.
The rationale for conducting this evaluation is to strengthen the ability of Action Against Hunger to deliver localised humanitarian responses in the future. This is an increasingly important consideration for the Network. Action Against Hunger is committed to shifting the power to local and national civil society, as well as putting people and communities at the centre of programming. This evaluation will collect evidence and make recommendations about how this objective can be achieved.
Action Against Hunger’s Local Partnership Policy defines what the Network understands by localisation and local partnerships. This document also sets out a commitment to partnering with local/national (L/N) actors wherever possible, to acknowledging, respecting and strengthening the capacity, leadership and systems at a L/N level while learning from L/N actors and to ensuring our work always adds value and complements that of L/N actors. (This policy document was not in place for the whole of the response, as a result it will be used as a theoretical framework in a formative evaluation to identify learning areas.
The evaluation should also build upon and respond to Options for supporting and strengthening local humanitarian action in Ukraine: a scoping exercise report, published by the DEC in November 2022. This document identified the following four key priorities for promoting localisation within the context of the Ukraine response:
· Funding and financial management,
· Capacity strengthening and organisational development,
· Equitable partnerships, and,
· Coordination and collaboration.
2. OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS OF THE EVALUATION
The first objective of this consultancy is to determine the strengths and weaknesses of Action Against Hunger’s partnerships with L/N actors formed in response to DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal funding. The focus of this evaluation will be partnerships with L/N actors that have no previous humanitarian experience. Across the four countries, the Network has developed formal and sustained partnerships with a wide variety of local organisations (including local non-governmental organisations, national government ministries, local government and community-based organisations). One focus of the evaluation will be to draw lessons learned from the successes and challenges of working in partnership in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to integrate into Network-wide learning
The second objective of this evaluation is to assess the extent that localisation has enabled Action Against Hunger to apply the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) within the Ukraine response. The CHS is the benchmark used by both the DEC and Action Against Hunger to define what quality and accountability mean in the context of humanitarian action. It will therefore be the standard by which the evaluation team assesses the intervention. Each of the nine CHS commitments will be used as criteria to structure the evaluation findings. Questions using the CHS are proposed in Table 1 below. (These questions are preliminary and the appointed evaluation team are welcome to make additions or modifications.)
Table 1: Proposed evaluation questions structured using the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)
CHS Commitment number
CHS key action
Proposed evaluation question
Communities and people affected by crisis receive assistance appropriate to their needs
To what extent did local partnerships enable the design and implementation of appropriate programmes based on an objective assessment of needs and risks, and an understanding of the vulnerabilities and capacities of different groups?
Communities and people affected by crisis have access to the humanitarian assistance they need at the right time.
Did local partnerships lead to the planning and implementation of programmes in a timely manner, making decisions and acting without delay? If yes, how was this achieved? If no, why were there delays?
Communities and people affected by crisis are not negatively affected and are more prepared, resilient and less at-risk as a result of humanitarian action
To what extent did the response facilitate the development of local leadership and organisations in their capacity as first-responders in the event of future crises?
Did Action Against Hunger and local partners plan a joint transition or exit strategy in the early stages of the humanitarian programme that ensures longer-term positive effects and reduces the risk of dependency?
Communities and people affected by crisis know their rights and entitlements, have access to information and participate in decisions that affect them
To what extent did local partnerships enable communication in languages, formats and media that are easily understood, respectful and culturally appropriate for different members of the community, especially vulnerable and marginalised groups?
Did localisation encourage and facilitate communities and people affected by crisis to provide feedback on their level of satisfaction with the quality and effectiveness of the assistance received, paying particular attention to the gender, age and diversity of those giving feedback? If yes, how did this happen? If no, why not?
Communities and people affected by crisis have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle complaints
Did local partnerships manage complaints in a timely, fair and appropriate manner that prioritises the safety of the complainant and those affected at all stages?
Communities and people affected by crisis receive coordinated, complementary assistance.
Did Action Against Hunger complement activities of national and local authorities? If yes, how was this complementarity achieved? If no, why not?
Did Action Against Hunger empower L/N to represent themselves in relevant clusters and working groups?
Did Action Against Hunger share necessary information with local partners, local coordination groups and other local relevant actors through appropriate communication channels?
To what extent was there clear communication between Action Against Hunger and L/N actors?
Communities and people affected by crisis can expect delivery of improved assistance as organisations learn from experience and reflection
To what extent did Action Against Hunger and local partners share learning and innovation with each other?
Communities and people affected by crisis receive the assistance they require from competent and well-managed staff and volunteers
To what extent did Action Against Hunger enable local partners to develop and use the necessary personal, technical and management competencies to fulfil their role?
Did Action Against Hunger’s approach to supporting L/N partner indirect costs enable the development of local institutional capacity?
Communities and people affected by crisis can expect that the organisations assisting them are managing resources effectively, efficiently and ethically
Did localisation lead to the design of programmes and implementation of processes to ensure the efficient use of resources, balancing quality, cost and timeliness at each phase of the response?
Action Against Hunger defines a local partnership as:
A relationship between Action Against Hunger and one or more local and/or national actors that work together to achieve a defined and shared goal, which contributes to the L/N actor’s work. This relationship may be short-term and operational, or long-term and strategic. Such a relationship is based on shared interest and complementarity, is constructive and dynamic in nature, and mutually beneficial – for our partners, for Action Against Hunger and, most importantly, for the people and communities we serve. (Action Against Hunger, ‘Localisation Partnership Strategy’, pp.5).
Local and national actors are defined as those who are:
· present in locations before, during and after a crisis,
· accountable to national/local laws as well as social and cultural norms,
· accountable to communities and the government where they work, and,
· led by local nationals where they work, and not internationally affiliated in terms of branding, governance, or financing (that results from that affiliation). (Ibid.)
4. EVALUATION PROCESS AND METHODOLOGY
Interested candidates should submit a technical proposal that incorporates the following methodological considerations:
· We are open to a range of methodologies, provided brief justification is given in the proposal.
· We anticipate findings will be based on the triangulation of evidence.
· The evaluation will use a participatory methodology. This is defined as L/N actors being empowered to shape the evaluation, findings and recommendations from inception phase to report writing.
· A multi-country perspective should be adopted, and findings should be relevant to the response as a whole.
Data collection techniques and sampling
The three data collection groups for this assessment are representatives of local/national (L/N) actors, Action Against Hunger stakeholders and communities and people affected by crisis. Primary data must be collected from all four locations considered by the evaluation (Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine). The evaluators should therefore budget and plan for in-country and face-to-face data collection. It is expected that the evaluation team will rely on purposive sampling techniques. A quantitative survey using probability sampling is not a requirement of this evaluation.
As a minimum, the following methods should be used by the evaluation team:
· A document review,
· Key informant interviews with L/N actors,
· Key informant interviews with Action Against Hunger team members across the Network,
· Qualitative techniques (for example, focus group discussions) to collect data in collaboration with communities and people affected by crisis, and,
· At least three case studies featuring detailed information about local partnerships formed by Action Against Hunger during the Ukraine response that have a wider applicability in terms of recommendations and lessons learnt for the rest of the Network.
A systematic and rigorous plan for analysing qualitative data should be adopted by the evaluation team (for example, thematic analysis).
5. TIMEFRAME AND DELIVERABLES
The diagram below (Figure 1) suggests an indicative and preliminary workplan for this project. Note that this workplan is subject to change. All changes would be communicated by us in advance and further details can be drawn out during inception phase. The evaluation team are required to abide by DEC Evaluation Guidance. This document specifies that the final report should be submitted no longer than one month after programme activities finish. Data collection in each country should begin while programme activities are on-going and no later than one month before the end of the intervention.
Figure 1: Preliminary evaluation workplan
There are three deliverables for the assignment: a) an inception report, b) an evaluation report, and c)) a findings and recommendations workshop to include both Action Against Hunger and L/N representatives. The structure of the evaluation report should include as a minimum:
· List of abbreviations/acronyms/tables/figures,
· Executive summary,
· Background and context of the Ukraine crisis,
· Evaluation purpose, objectives, scope,
· Methodology (data collection methods, sampling strategies, limitations and challenges),
· Case studies,
· Lessons learned,
· Conclusions, and,
6. SAFEGUARDING AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
The evaluation team will be expected to follow the Action Against Hunger International Code of Conduct, the Action Against Hunger UK Anti-Bribery Policy, the Action Against Hunger UK Child Protection Policy and the Action Against Hunger UK Modern Slavery Policy.
Action Against Hunger welcomes proposals from consultants who can demonstrate that, as a team, they meet the following criteria:
· A team leader with at least eight to ten years’ experience delivering evaluations of humanitarian interventions – Essential,
· All other team members should have at least five year’s evaluation experience related to the humanitarian sector – Essential,
· An understanding of localisation/shifting the power/the Grand Bargain – Essential,
· Experience working successful with L/N humanitarian actors – Essential,
· Qualitative research skills – Essential,
· Experience of delivering participatory evaluations – Essential,
· Knowledge of cash-based interventions – Essential,
· Knowledge of mental health and psychosocial support – Essential,
· Working knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian – Desirable,
· Experience of conducting evaluations in the context of the Ukraine crisis – Desirable, and,
· Relevant national languages (Romanian and Polish) – Desirable.
8. APPLICATION DETAILS
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 8th December. The budget ceiling for this assignment is £55k inclusive of VAT.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Introduction to us
Salary: £50,000- £55,000 + benefits
Location: This is a working from home role, with an expectation of travel to Birmingham, London and travel to other locations for site visits and meetings.
The Canal & River Trust is a charity entrusted with the care of over 2000 miles of canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs in England and Wales. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the nation’s strategic and local blue-green infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways contribute to the health and well-being of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. They also play an important role in mitigating the impact of climate change and provide valuable habitats and much-needed biodiverse corridors for wildlife.
The Canal and River Trust is committed to growing its fundraised income and has developed ambitious targets for fundraising over the coming years. Senior Philanthropy Manager is an exciting role within the Philanthropy & Partnerships team which will develop a new major giving programme and help the Canal and River Trust to deliver significant growth in philanthropic income. We are looking for a proactive and experienced fundraiser who will personally identify, cultivate and manage major donor and family foundation prospects. The Senior Philanthropy Manager will manage a small philanthropy team and work with the Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships to develop a high performing fundraising culture.
About the role and you
Experience & Knowledge
- Successful track record of securing high-value philanthropic gifts, at the 6-figure level or more.
- Significant experience of identifying and cultivating cold prospects.
- Experience of deepening donor relationships and growing philanthropic giving year on year.
- Experience of working with high level volunteer fundraisers both in committees and as individuals.
- Thorough knowledge of legal, financial and ethical considerations related to fundraising from Major Donors.
- Experience of developing and managing successful major donor events.
- Line management experience.
- Experience of effectively using a CRM system for fundraising.
- Experience of fundraising in the Heritage or Environment sector is desirable.
Skills & Personal qualities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written, with the ability to motivate and inspire others.
- Motivated by the cause of the Canal & River Trust and by your professionalism to achieve outstanding results.
- Resilience and a proactive approach, with the ability to be innovative and creative.
- Ability to think and plan strategically, combined with an eye for detail.
- Ability to understand, interpret and craft complex information into compelling cases for support.
- Solutions-focused and target-oriented, with the ability to see the bigger picture.
- Confident and persuasive.
- Highly numerate.
- Ability to act as a spokesperson for the Trust and as an internal champion of fundraising.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient suitable applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
What we offer
In addition to your salary of £50,000- £55,000 you will benefit from a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, great holiday entitlement and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.
- 25 days paid holiday, plus paid Bank Holidays, increasing to 27 days plus Bank Holidays after 3 years
- Home working status with ‘hub’ facilities available if a need to work outside of home – flexibility.
- Annual £200 personal learning & growth award to spend on any learning related activity – hobbies; aspirations etc.
- Free access to specialist counselling on a range of issues – health; financial; lifestyle; well-being; domestic & neighbourly matters.
- Access to a range of employee benefits including – store discounts; boating holiday discounts; holiday purchase scheme.
- 2 days paid volunteering leave, volunteering for local community project work.
At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust. We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community.
All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job.
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Percival is excited to be working exclusively with Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) in its search for a new Corporate Development Manager. In this newly created position, the postholder will be responsible for driving new business and nurturing partnerships particularly within the financial services sector whilst influencing key audiences and stakeholders to help grow and diversify SEA’s income.
At Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA), the team tackles one of society’s biggest issues. One in six women reports that a former or current partner has controlled or is controlling their economic resources – money and the things it can buy such as food, clothing, transportation, and housing. Through economic control, abusers limit women’s freedoms, they steal their futures, and, in far too many cases, they take their lives. Yet too few people are aware of economic abuse – even those who experience it.
Title: Corporate Development Manager
Salary: £36,000 per annum
Working Pattern: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home-based (with a willingness to regularly travel into London and other major financial hubs as required and expenses paid)
Deadline for Applications: Rolling Basis
They will be interviewing on a rolling basis with a two stage interview process to be held in-person (accessible central London location) and online.
The post holder will proactively identify and research potential corporate prospects, developing a robust corporate partnerships pipeline with an effective cultivation plan to generate sustainable income (80%). They will also provide excellent stewardship to existing corporate supporters and work collaboratively with partners to deliver impact (20%).
SEA is looking for a fundraising professional with demonstratable success in a corporate fundraising and/or account management role, which includes funding from the financial services sector. The successful candidate must share their feminist ethos and have the ability to work unsupervised on own initiative, to prioritise and deliver competing tasks under tight deadlines.
The team at Percival is committed to your journey as a candidate, and will provide any necessary support throughout the application process. If you require assistance in completing your application, or need the process to be adjusted, please don’t hesitate to contact Adam at Percival.
We value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
To apply, please submit your CV. Should you meet the requirements, we will provide you with the full job description and arrange a call or meeting to provide additional information about the process. This will give you all the information and assistance you need to submit a formal application.
We are looking forward to connecting with you soon.