Communication officer jobs near Leicester, England
MapAction has a unique opportunity for a Grants Finance Officer looking for their next challenge in a fast-paced and dynamic humanitarian response organisation. We’re looking for someone to work within our Finance team helping on the delivery of restricted grants projects and programs while working alongside multiple global partners. You will work with a diverse group of expert volunteers, colleagues and support four main areas of MapAction: Finance, Fundraising, Operations and Tech teams. The role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements and smooth operations of MapAction.The organisation would not be able to function effectively without this position, so we need you to be part of this!
MapAction is a leading humanitarian mapping charity delivering information services and products to enhance decision making in disasters and conflicts. In collaboration with our partners, this mapped information helps responders understand vulnerabilities and target their response effectively, contributing to saving lives and minimising suffering. We work through a team of skilled volunteer professionals and a small paid staff team.
The charity has attracted funding from the UK Government (FCDO), USAID from the American People, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Government of the Netherlands, EU and other major donors. Over half of its budget is covered by restricted funding of this nature.
We have built a strong reputation in the humanitarian sector and are a technical partner of the United Nations, Non-Government Organisations, the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, regional entities and national authorities.
At MapAction, training and team building are at the heart of our organisational culture. We have frequent meet-ups where paid staff and volunteers get together for training opportunities and skill-sharing, in areas such as fieldwork, emergency preparedness and GIS technical development.
The humanitarian sector is evolving, and technical expertise such as GIS, mapping, data processing and visualisation is becoming increasingly sought after in order to ensure continuous improvement in humanitarian response. MapAction and our partners are uniquely positioned to provide this technical expertise, to ensure the most effective coordination of relief efforts.
Who are you?
You are highly motivated and enthusiastic with a track record of managing finances of restricted grants. You have a hands on approach, can work independently and have experience of working with a small organisation or team. You are calm under pressure and share the MapAction ‘can-do’ attitude, rooted in our volunteer values. You are organised, tenacious, able to manage a busy workload and be an exceptional communicator. You must have a flair for Excel reporting and be willing to manage financial systems to achieve maximum benefit to the charity.
You relish a challenge and like us, feel excited about the future and what we can achieve together. You want to work in a diverse organisation that is concerned about minimising its environmental impact, and cares about everyone in the team. Be assured, you will be supported in your role as you grow.
This role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements providing guidance to budget holders on compliance. The role will also support general financial administration and smooth operations of MapAction. Reporting to the Finance Director this role will work effectively across finance, fundraising, operations and technology teams in a proactive manner.
Restricted grant finances
Lead on contract compliance, ensuring requirements are identified and communicated to budget holders
Review financial data and lead on the funds claim processes, to include monthly reconciliations and timely submissions of invoices and claim forms to donors as per contract
Be the focal point on donor finance and resolve any discrepancies on claims and late payments, by liaising internally and externally with relevant parties, as required
Execute correct budget coding that reflects donor agreements and in line with agreed systems and procedures, identify and flag any errors
Track grant allocation and expenditure against restricted budgets to ensure programmes are delivered within agreed budgets or amendments are processed in keeping with changes in programme plans
Prepare monthly and ad hoc progress reports for all major donors, or specific programmes and projects
Ensure accurate, timely cost recovery and salary allocations of pre-financed operations and ensure income is maximised in compliance with funding contracts
Provide financial information as required for grant reporting in line with the reporting calendar
Lead on IATI compliance, data review and uploads
Assist with donor and statutory audits
Support Finance Director with the bi-annual rolling business plan and any required financial information, to include analysis and allocation of paid staff time
Perform and present necessary system reconciliations on a regular basis to include multi-currency requirements and cost recovery calculations
Prepare financial analysis and overviews as required and attend monthly finance and grants’ meetings
Provide finance cover in the finance team, if required and as directed by FD
Provide support with any other financial and organisational administration, as requested
Regularly review and update unit costing for budgeting purposes
Systems and tools
Implement new and develop existing financial and reporting systems, ensuring correct mapping to each of the restricted funds
Maintain MapAction’s chart of accounts to ensure all grant requirements can be reported on
Train staff on tools, templates and donor regulations
Partner with teams across the organisation in preparation of new programme initiative
Adopt a questioning mindset and challenge underlying budget assumptions as appropriate
Support financial submissions as required for fundraising applications
Support the fundraising team with fundraising applications’ submission, contract and MOU administration and processing, as well as the due diligence process
Please note that this job description is to be regarded as a guide to the tasks and activities we believe will be required but that it is not exhaustive and may change and evolve to reflect the changing needs and demands of MapAction.
This is what we think you need to be successful in the role. If there are other skills and competencies that you bring and think are important to this role , please tell us what they are - we are always interested to hear ideas.
Accounting qualification, part-qualified or qualified by experience within a finance department with exposure to restricted grants
Excellent knowledge of Excel, mapping documents, multiple data sources, pivot tables and creating custom reports
Good knowledge of accounting packages (ideally Xero)
Experience of performing reconciliations and working with foreign currency transactions
Knowledge of accounting coding structures and experience of working with donor coding
Strong computer and numerical literacy with the ability to self- service
Excellent time management with the ability to prioritise, multitask and work to meet deadlines
High level of attention to detail
Experience in accounting for or assisting in the management of project grants / restricted funding from a range of donors, including institutional donors
Experience of donor reporting and understanding of system requirements to achieve accurate and timely reports
Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of personal organisation and self management.
Understanding of USAID and/or other Institutional Funder grant finances and reporting
Knowledge of the charitable sector and a good understanding of the needs of small, volunteer led groups
Experience of UK financial regulations and compliance
We will consider candidates wanting to work part time (30hrs a week) or full time (37.5hrs a week)
Flexibility and willingness to work outside office hours including evenings and weekends as required, including being on a roster for emergency cover
Required to work remotely and to attend team days near the MapAction office in Oxfordshire once a month at own expense.
30 days holiday plus bank holidays with a workplace pension and also paid training opportunities to help further your career
Must have the right to live and work in the UK MapAction is unable to consider candidates who do not already hold appropriate permissions
Note: this is an operational role in a small, highly specialised charity and an appreciation of, and affinity with the humanitarian purpose of the charity is essential, as well as a willingness to take up additional tasks outside of the normal role when needed
Equal Opportunities Policy
MapAction is an Equal Opportunities employer. All employees have a personal responsibility to promote and support measures designed to create a working environment which is free from harassment or discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, membership of the Travelers community or HIV&AIDS status.
How to apply: Please apply by gohire with a CV and covering letter to be considered for the role. The closing date for applications is 29.7.2022. We will review applications on a rolling basis and will close the process if we secure someone at an early stage so we urge you to apply early so as not to miss out. For further discussion regarding the content of this role, please contact us via our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Home Worker - Northern Ireland
Salary: £26,451 - £28,886 pro rata per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 21 per week
Closing Date: 07 July 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom/Teams)
Hours - This is a part time position, working 21 hours per week. Salary will be pro rota'd
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23.59pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Who we are
Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
What we do
We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future
How we do it
We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.
About the role
We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Policy Officer to support our team, based in Northern Ireland!
Reporting to NI Senior Influencing Officer within the Researching and Influencing Directorate in the Advocacy and Systems Change Team, the postholder will be working in Northern Ireland to shape policy at local council and NI Assembly level and coordinating with colleagues at a national level.
The postholder will lead on submission of responses to public consultations relevant to those living with dementia and prepare briefing papers for key stakeholders such as MLAs, Councillors and healthcare professionals.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written [essential]
- Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills [essential]
- Ideally have knowledge of the NI government systems and healthcare sector
- Be a team player, supporting colleagues when there are deadlines, and who knows when to ask for help themselves.
- Excellent people skills and be able to work collaboratively with other individuals within the Society
- Excellent attention to detail
- Pro-active nature and ability to build successful relationships.
- Ability to manage and prioritise workload to ensure the voices of those living with or affected by dementia are relayed to key decision makers
- Comfortable with horizon scanning for influencing opportunities.
You may have experience of the following: Policy Advisor, Policy Officer, Electoral Policy, Public Affairs, Government Policy, Government Legislation, Politics, Political Systems, Lobby, Lobbyist, etc.
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Prospectus is delighted to be working with Lumos to appoint their new Database Development Officer to work in the Fundraising and Engagement team, supporting their objective to bring about transformative change for children by unlocking income and raising the profile of Lumos. This role is offered as a remote (permanent or temporary depending on your preference) contract.
Lumos is an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling to end the systematic and harmful practice of the institutionalisation of children.
Reporting to the Digital Fundraising Manager, this position is integral to the management of donor and transactional data within the global fundraising team. This role will focus on developing and maintaining the Fundraising CRM databases in the UK and the USA, and monitoring fundraising activity by designing and pulling reports for management oversight. The role will also oversee all fundraising platform accounts and process related data, including financial and personal information. The post holder will closely with finance colleagues on KPI and key metric tracking, Gift Aid, prospect research, as well as providing data-related support to the Fundraising team in their objective to bring about transformative change for children by unlocking income and raising the profile of Lumos.
We are looking for a well organised and dynamic database professional with extensive knowledge of Salesforce in a non-profit environment and experience of improving data quality and supporting donor retention. To be successful, you will have experience with back-office development functions related to gift processing, data entry, and reporting with a good working knowledge of GDPR/PECR regulations and data protection law. You will have demonstrated database management and IT kills, including MS Office, Teams, SharePoint and Salesforce. It would be desirable to have knowledge of other fundraising platforms and the processing of relevant data.
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.
Every day in the UK, 13 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth.
Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity and exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.
We are looking to recruit a Bereavement Support Services Officer to provide consistent, high-quality information and support to bereaved families.
Our Bereavement Support Services team provides a wide range of services, including the Freephone Helpline, Online Community, Social Media support, a Bereavement Support App, memory making resources, and print materials.
In this role, you will provide consistent, high-quality emotional support to bereaved families who seek support from Sands.
The Sands Helpline is currently open from 10.00am to 3.00pm from Monday to Friday, and also between 6.00pm and 9.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bereavement Support Services Officers will be expected to work regular shifts on a rota basis as we look to expand our opening hours.
With proven ability in providing bereavement-centred support in a variety of settings and channels, you will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of, and empathy with, the issues surrounding the death of a baby.
You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to use these appropriately to offer telephone and email support to bereaved families.
The ability to professionally represent the charity’s views and positions clearly is essential, as are strong research skills and the ability to keep accurate and clear records in a variety of formats.
You will have effective time management skills and able to manage your own workload. The ability to reflect on your own practice and attend regular accredited clinical supervision is also essential.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join Forestry England’s national operations team. You will be passionate about empowering colleagues, communities and individuals to drive forward our ambition to connect more people with the wellbeing benefits of forests.
As the ‘Active Forests Health and Community Officer’, you will support the site-based Active Forests Coordinators to develop their local programme of activity with a focus on: engaging people with health conditions, those who are inactive and fairly active (as defined by Sport England’s Active Lives activity levels), and those communities which are under-represented in the outdoor sector.
This role sits within the Active Forests programme team which is part of Forestry England’s national recreation team. The Active Forests programme is a partnership initiative with Sport England with the aim of making it easy for visitors to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle, by connecting them with the nation’s forests and providing opportunities for improved health, wellbeing and social interaction.
Taking part in forest activities encourages people to become more active, increases confidence, helps maintain a healthy weight and can alleviate symptoms of long-term health conditions. For these reasons and many more, we aim to connect people with the health benefits of forests and address the inequalities in access to forests and natural spaces.
Activities at each forest site that is part of the Active Forests Programme are coordinated by that site’s Active Forests Coordinator. The Active Forests Coordinator develops an in depth understanding of their local community, sources local activity leaders to deliver a programme of activities at their site, and is responsible for coordinating the marketing and evaluation of the activities.
Purpose of the Job: To provide direction and support to site teams to deliver and demonstrate the health and wider community benefits of participation in the Active Forests Programme at Forestry England sites.
Key Work Areas
- Working with FE staff and in partnership with local stakeholders, support the delivery of the Active Forests Programme, with a focus on using insight to engage inactive and fairly active people (as defined by Sport England’s Active Lives activity levels), those with long-term health conditions and physical and mental health conditions, and under-represented groups in physical and wellbeing activities in forests.
- Support production of the annual programme delivery strategy and specific site delivery plans .
- Work with Forestry England colleagues and other partners to tailor and deliver a programme of activity that will provide opportunities for improved health benefits for specific customer groups.
- Develop new ways of working by building strong relationships at both a District and National level with Forestry England staff, private sector activity providers, local community groups, health authorities and providers; champion community engagement within Forestry England and raise Forestry England’s profile within the health and community sectors.
- Support and engage with initiatives allied to this approach, to develop long-term sustainability opportunities.
- Contribute to delivery of: national products and services; communication plan; monitoring and evaluation programme.
- In line with the Active Forests delivery strategy compile reports monitoring performance and results, taking corrective action as required.
- Provide project updates to the programme Board and funders, as required, identifying achievements, monitoring budgets and identifying any risks to business plan targets.
Person Specification – required experience and skills
- Experience of coordinating the delivery of successful community engagement and/or health and wellbeing programmes for diverse audiences.
- Demonstrable understanding of the barriers specific demographic groups face to engaging in physical activity and with the natural environment (including experience of working with audiences facing mental health issues and/or social exclusion).
- Knowledge of the health sector, public health and social prescribing.
- Experience of managing and delivering innovation in a multi-disciplinary environment/team through effective collaborative working with internal and external stakeholders; proven ability to forge and maintain strong networks and partnerships.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Competent user of Microsoft suite.
- Full UK Driving Licence.
- Understanding of the physical activity sector and its organisation/delivery at both national and local levels.
- Knowledge of safeguarding best practice and experience of implementing safeguarding procedures in a community programme setting.
- Experience of developing and working within a successful visitor centric culture.
- Proven project management experience, including experience of successfully delivering project through others.
- Experience of securing funding for community projects.
- Experience of managing project budgets.
- Existing contacts with national and local community groups, services or networks for inclusion and wellbeing.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
“Community transport operators have a great story to tell and it is CTA’s job to help them tell it and to support them to develop excellent services that can transform lives and communities. We champion, connect, support and grow a thriving community transport movement across all parts of the UK.
Our work in England is integral to this. We have around 900 members and many other stakeholders across England that all help to provide accessible and inclusive transport solutions in their community. We work closely with, and receive funding from, the Department for Transport to develop and deliver important work across England.
Like many organisations and sectors, COVID-19 has presented community transport with a range of unique challenges. However, moving beyond this crisis, the role of community transport will be as important as ever and we will have a critical role in helping our members rebuild and thrive in England.
CTA is funded by the Department for Transport to provide leadership and support community transport operators and other charities and community groups that organise transport for their service users to help them participate in the activities they lead.
Working with our team in England you will develop our support programmes and look for opportunities to make a difference on behalf of the people and communities who need transport that is accessible and inclusive, so everything else in life can be accessible and inclusive too.
One of your priorities will be a project to increase engagement with the community transport sector and support the development of forums in the South of England, so if you have any experience of doing similar work, please let us know in your application. You'll also work collaboratively around the UK to develop activities with all our Development Officers to develop activities, resources and deliver key member services such as our Advice Service.
If you like the sound of this challenge and have the credentials and self-confidence to rise to it, then we’d love to hear from you.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Senior Digital Marketing Officer
The charity is on a global mission to encourage the distribution and use of the Bible, driven by the conviction that when people engage with the Bible their lives can change, for good.
We are looking for a Senior Digital Marketing Officer to act as a marketing partner to key internal stakeholders within the charity – helping to drive the delivery of the Marketing Communications strategy across the organisation.
Position: Senior Digital Marketing Officer
Location: Home-based (with 2 days per month in the Swindon office)
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 per annum, plus competitive benefits package
Benefits: Flexible Working, Pension, Employee Assistance Programme, Family Time benefits including TOIL, 25 day’s holiday (plus bank holidays) holiday trading, discounted gym membership, Health Cash Plan or Private Medical, Cycle Scheme, Annual Staff Day, Life Assurance, Tastecard, Childcare Vouchers, Loyalty Awards, Staff Events, Free tea and coffee and free car parking
Close Date: 12 July 2022
As a Senior Digital Marketing Officer, you will act as a marketing partner to key internal stakeholders within the organisation – helping to drive the delivery of the Marketing Communications strategy across the Charity (to grow the mission) and Enterprise (to grow commercially).
Working within the Marketing Communications department, you will bring an audience-first mindset and digital marketing expertise to the creation, development and delivery of marketing communications plans – delivering integrated solutions across both print and digital spaces while ensuring audience focus and adherence to the brand.
As Senior Digital Marketing Officer, you will bring an audience-first mindset and digital marketing expertise to the creation, development and delivery of marketing communications plans – delivering integrated solutions across both print and digital spaces while ensuring audience focus and adherence to the brand.
You will have digital marketing experience working across a range of digital platforms and be able to identify target audiences and devise and integrate offline and online campaigns that engage, inform and motivate audiences.
If this sounds like you and you have the legal right to work and remain in the UK, we’d love to hear from you. Please provide your CV and a 250-word statement that sets out why you’re the best person for this position.
As a Christian organisation who believes you were created with a unique character, you have gifts and abilities that are all your own, so the charity is willing to explore how what you have might fit what is needed.
There's no such thing as the perfect candidate. You don't have to tick every box on the job description before you can even think of applying. If you think you've got most of what is needed and you're excited about what the charity is doing, go ahead.
You have a life outside work, and the charity want you to be able to live it well, so is happy to talk to you about flexible working hours and working from home. No one is impressed if you respond to emails at midnight.
Learn and grow
When you're trained in a new skill, or learn a different perspective, it benefits you and it benefits the charity. The organisation is committed to making it possible for everyone to flourish and be the best they can be, with a huge variety of learning resources available.
Together and apart
The charity believes in home working where it's appropriate, and during lockdown made that work really well.
Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of the organisation, promoting diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire charity. As such, the charity is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce. Applications from people representing all sections of the community are welcome.
We want you to bring your best to the application and selection process. If you need any adjustments for that to happen, let the team know and they will be glad to help.
The organisation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce. Applications are welcome from people representing all sections of the community.
You may also have experience in areas such as Marketing, Digital Marketing, Marketing and Communications, Digital Marketing and Communications, Marketing Officer, Digital Marketing Officer, Marketing and Communications Officer, Digital Marketing and Communications Officer, Marketing Executive, Digital Marketing Executive, Marketing and Communications Executive, Digital Marketing and Communications Executive.
Fundraising Officer – Corporate Partnerships LE18, NG7, B7, LN5
Salary: £24000 per annum
Location: Options include Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Lincolnshire with Hybrid Flexible Working
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, some Saturday and Bank Holiday working may be required
Benefits: 25 days holiday, pro-rata, 5% Employer Pension Contribution including Life Cover, Occupational Sick Pay Benefits & Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave and Pay, plus more
Reporting to: Fundraising Manager – Corporate Partnerships
FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from retailers and manufacturers. We rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute this food to 550 frontline charities such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to more than 35,000 vulnerable people every week.
To grow fundraised income, in particular through corporate partnerships and donations, driving forward our ambitious and challenging Fundraising Strategy by helping to grow our portfolio of corporate partners, trust, grant and foundations and community supporters.
Key duties and responsibilities:
·Maintain and develop identified contacts within the existing portfolio of corporate relationships including providing excellent account management and stewardship activities
·Research potential corporate supporters and plan and deliver engaging approaches to them to secure support for FSM
·Identify, secure and develop new corporate partnership opportunities, focusing on corporate donations, sponsorship opportunities, employee fundraising, Charity of the Year partnerships, payroll giving and gifts in kind.
·Support the development of a compelling business proposition for local and regional companies to grow corporate financial support and employee engagement, as well as explore how FSM can benefit from in-kind support
·Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to identify opportunities for corporate support
·Manage related administration, including recording of income, banking, thanking and reporting for donations received, updating our Fundraising relationship management system, Donorfy, with key contacts and information.
Person Specification - Skills, Qualities & Experience
Essential Skills and Experience
·12 months’ experience (work or volunteering) in communications, marketing, fundraising, sales, account management or relationship-building
·Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to form good working relations, both internally and externally
·Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage time, prioritise and plan effectively
·A strong team player who is able to work across the organisation and contribute effectively to the goals of FareShare Midlands
·Commercial awareness with knowledge of corporate sectors in the midlands region
·Experience in developing high quality, coherent and thorough proposals and/or pitches
Values and behaviours
·A commitment to Equal Opportunities
·An appreciation of FareShare Midlands’ mission and strategy
·Flexibility of approach and ability to work in a team
·Proven ability to develop and maintain good working relations, with both internal and external audiences
·The roleholder will be required to work flexibly. The role provides a mixture of home-working, outreach work and working in our regional centre offices
How to Apply:
If you would like to apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the job and FareShare Midlands. Please send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV.
We continue to strive to ensure that the profile of our staff and volunteers reflects the diverse communities we serve across the Midlands. As such we encourage and welcome applications from all our communities. We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds as they are currently under-represented within FareShare Midlands.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th July 2022, 12 Noon.
Interviews will take place week commencing 11 July 2022.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Volunteers are an essential and valued part of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust team; without them we simply couldn’t deliver our vision and mission. Our volunteer strategy will see us develop a network of staffed volunteer hubs across the UK over the next decade. We are delighted to have secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to launch our first hub in the West Midlands this autumn via a project called Bee Inspired-Walsall.
Your primary role will be to work with the Outreach and Volunteering Manager to deliver the Bee Inspired project outcomes, including volunteer training and support and the delivery of community events and activities, e.g. bumblebee guided walks (safaris), community planting sessions, or bumblebee identification sessions. Working with local partner organisations will be a key part of this role therefore local knowledge of the Midlands area and community organisations would be greatly beneficial.
You will have strong organisational and communication skills and experience of recruiting, leading and inspiring volunteers. While training will be provided, you must have at least a basic level of bumblebee identification skills. Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role.
This is a part-time (21 hours), 24 month fixed-term position based from home within commutable distance of Walsall.
The Trust recruits, employs, trains and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, disability, age, and other protected status.
At the Trust, we have a clear goal: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on reaching for our vision – to reverse the decline in bumblebees, through the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a Direct Marketing Officer to join a thriving health charity with the opportunity to make your mark on what will be a prominent and exciting multi-year campaign.
A charity whos aims are to create access to world-leading healthcare, delivered by a thriving workforce and driven by medical research that has a global impact. A hybrid role, working 1-2 days in the office a week.
Supporting the Fundraising team to influence supporter-base growth.
Supporting various direct marketing activity across a wide range of programmes, including individual giving, legacy, in-memory and events fundraising.
Working closely with the Individual Giving Manager to deliver KPI-beating fundraising campaigns that place NHS staff, patients and impactful medical research at their core.
Helping to deliver sector-leading supporter experiences, leading to increased supporter retention and improved brand affinity.
Building and nurturing tight-knit internal and external relationships.
Using creative and copywriting skills to produce stand-out communications that elicit an emotional response and successfully solicit income.
Collaborating with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure activity is delivered to agreed plans, budgets and deadlines.
Fundraising and/or Marketing experience.
Project management experience.
Using data insight to inform marketing tactics.
Able to find innovative ways to drive efficiency and standards through revision of processes.
An understanding of GDPR, fundraising and direct marketing regulations and law.
Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.
We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.
Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK is seeking a strong strategic leader with a fundamental belief in the potential and value of people with Prader-Willi Syndrome and a desire to serve the wider community.
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association exists to represent and support the entire Prader-Willi Syndrome community. This rare, complex genetic disorder currently has no cure and we wish to ensure that every member of our community has access to high quality care, opportunity and support. We are passionate about promoting awareness, building knowledge and furthering research so that the challenges of Prader-Will Syndrome can be overcome. In serving this community we are guided by the principle of “nothing about us without us”, which puts our community at the heart of everything we do.
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK is seeking a strong strategic leader with a fundamental belief in the potential and value of people with Prader-Willi Syndrome and a desire to serve the wider community. We are looking for someone with a proven record of commanding trust, respect and confidence to lead our small but highly skilled team. You will have the experience and ability to turn strategy into operational delivery and in so doing, deliver life changing support to our community. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with vision, creativity and ambition to drive our organisation to the next level and to deliver the strategic direction of the Trustees.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job title: Schools Engagement Officer
Location: Remote working in the UK
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 per annum (an additional £2,500 London Weighting will be added if applicable)
Contract: Full-time, 37 hours a week (Term time only applications will also be considered)
Closing Date: Thursday 7th July at 9:00am
Interview Date: Week commencing 11th July
Please note, if you do not provide a covering letter your application will not be considered. Although this role is based remotely there will be some travel required to client meetings.
Speakers for Schools is a dynamic, swift-moving and fast-growing charity. We are on a mission to support a million young people across the UK annually by 2023. Having taken the first steps on the road to achieving this, our team has grown tenfold in the past two years. This has supported growth in our employer network from 70 to 700 leading employers and 3800% growth in the number of work experience places offered during the same period.
We want to level the playing field, making sure that all young people can access inspirational opportunities and experiences to fuel their ambition.
We are united and unique in our mission to transform lives by raising the aspirations of millions of young people every year. Each year, 1,500 senior leaders, celebrities and industry experts deliver a difference by sharing their stories with students in schools and colleges in every corner of the UK. We connect employers such as Disney, The Bank of England, Spotify, PwC and almost seven hundred others to communities to provide access to the top opportunities for all across the UK. With us, you will be part of inspiring a generation to reach higher, broaden horizons and get equal access to the top.
To keep growing our charity and our impact, we need top talent and we are committed to treasuring, developing and supporting them to thrive within their roles.
Speakers for Schools Values
We are committed to levelling the playing field for young people across the UK, creating social mobility and tackling disadvantages.
We challenge our ideas of what is possible in order to better meet the needs of those we support. We are human, make mistakes, learn, evolve and adapt.
We act with empathy and bring our authentic selves to work every day. We value and respect the talent, time and intentions of those we work with.
We are one team with one mission and only by working together can we deliver better outcomes for young people. We support each other unconditionally and feel motivation in shared success as well as individual progress.
We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, identities, interests, and cultural backgrounds to make our organisation succeed. We encourage constructive debate and critical friendship.
To engage with education and training providers as well as local authorities in sharing out programme, onboarding and training in their usage. Taking on the views of educators and educational leaders in what we provide and need to provide and enabling us to more closely match local and national need with our programme. This role will also support the delivery team with the delivery of the programmes from marketing opportunities to schools/students work experience placements.
Key Duties / Responsibilities
- Recruit and onboard new educational establishments to working with us.
- Training and supporting users to maximise the opportunity to their students accessing our programmes. through our newly developed portal and app.
- Delivering training sessions to schools and colleges on our programmes and building on engagement in your defined region.
- Building partnerships with Multi-Academy Trusts, SEND and PRU provision within your region to maximise our impact.
- Liaise with local government organisations to actively promote our programme to NEET young people in the region
- Developing long standing relationships with school and college contacts to access, support and maximise employer engagement relationships in your region.
- Build a regional network of educational contacts, ensuring high level of customer service and reporting opportunities and issues to Head of Engagement.
- Retain our registered schools and colleges in our network, and increase engagement levels in all programmes across the region.
- To support on delivery of SEND and PRU programme opportunities in collaboration with Community Engagement Managers in the regional team.
- Support Fundraising Leads in region to embed school-based initiatives where appropriate
- Ensuring all data relating to school and college engagement is accurate, recorded and presented in reports when required.
- Networking in the region with your regional team to collaboratively build brand awareness of Speakers for Schools across all partners and organisations working in the Education landscape.
- Supporting the wider UK Education Strategy for Speakers for Schools.
Delivery Team support:
- Support our Delivery Partners to identify school contacts that can promote and support our programmes
- Processing new user registrations on our portal
- Helping with technical delivery processes using both our in-house software
- Data Management and CRM
- Inputting new data, maintaining existing records and generating reports
- Other duties as required, within the scope of your role.
Key skills and experience:
- Excellent customer support skills and telephone manner
- Flexibility and a willingness to get stuck in and help with any tasks the team require support for
- Experience in a similar environment working with a variety of stakeholders
- Clear and concise communicator, capable of producing written content to a professional quality
- Confident liaising with and managing relationships particularly with stakeholders from all levels
- Comfort and experience in working with technology and data management
- Proven capability of working through high volumes of work and securing targets across varying objectives within delivery.
- Previous experience working with HR/Recruitment/CSR/Educational Providers/Youth/Engagement teams an advantage
- Knowledge of SEND and PRU education establishments and NEET students
- An understanding of the UK Education System and a familiarity with careers provision and social mobility challenges within UK schools and colleges
- Proficient use of the Salesforce CRM, to track relationships and ensure proper data management.
Benefits offered at Speakers for Schools:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Morning of your birthday off
- Pension scheme
- 3 voluntary days per year
- Wellbeing programme
- Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption package
- Subsidised office furniture
- CharlieHR perks
- £500 a year training allowance
Diversity at our core
At Speakers for Schools, we are committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and to eliminating discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
We welcome applications from all, including those where employment has been affected by Covid-19 and those seeking to change careers. Diversity is at our core, join us.
Disability Confident Employer
Speakers for Schools are glad to be Disability Confident Employers. This means that if you have a disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the role you will be invited to interview.
Please note that in certain recruitment situations, such as a high number of applications and seasonal and high-peak times, Speakers for Schools may limit the overall number of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.
We usually ask for a CV and covering letter to be submitted as part of the application process. However, we understand that this is not always accessible to everyone, so we welcome video and phone call applications as alternative ways to apply. For additional information or support, please contact us.
How to apply:
Please apply as soon as possible submitting your CV and a one-page covering letter which outlines your specific interest and ability to successfully fill this role, as well as your salary expectations and current notice period. Please note, if you do not provide a covering letter your application will not be considered.
Appointees are subject to a successful DBS check, as contact with young people is likely.
You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.
The Journey to joining Speakers for Schools:
The closing date for this role is Thursday 7th July at 9:00am (this may be extended)
Successful candidates will be invited to interview from the week commencing 11th July 2022. Please keep this date free as alternative dates may not be possible.
Our new team member will start ASAP.
If you have not heard from us two weeks after the interview date, please presume your application has been unsuccessful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Senior Accessibility Specialist (Fixed-Term)
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £33,600.00 - £37,275.00 Per Annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-term role for 12 months
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave (pro-rata)
Issues of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) have shaped the RSPB since its inception in 1889. 132 years later these issues are more relevant than ever; the natural world has been pushed to its limits and humanity’s increasing destruction of nature is having devastating consequences not just for wildlife and the climate, but for the wellbeing of people.
This is an incredibly exciting time at the RSPB, with an ambitious strategy and a commitment to improving the way we operate to protect and enhance nature!
What’s the job about?
To achieve our strategic ambitions and address the climate crisis, the RSPB is committed to becoming more relevant to the communities and supporters we work with, by involving a more diverse range of people to work with the RSPB. Reporting to the Head of EDI, the Senior Accessibility Specialist will develop close relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, working collaboratively to support the transformation in behaviours and skills required around accessibility to make the RSPB a more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming place for all.
This is a new role within the EDI team, with flexibility to shape and innovate. This role will be pivotal around two main priorities:
working with our Reserve Development Programme team to design & improve accessibility on RSPB sites, trails, and facilities, making our spaces more inclusive for Staff, Volunteers and Visitors,
and working with our Internal Communications and Learning and Development teams, internal networks and other stakeholders, to help raise the level of accessibility on all internal & digital communications.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Previous experience of delivering accessibility interventions and strategy as well as influencing positive change at all levels.
- Naturally curiosity and passion for making a tangible difference to inclusion with a focus on disabled, neurodiverse and differently abled people.
- Experience of working in large and complex organisation with a flair for accessible design and communication
- Experience of collaborating with disabled and neurodivergent workplace or volunteering networks/communities, and providing support and advice to organisations around accessibility.
- Understanding of the intersectional experiences and barriers faced by disabled and neurodiverse people including as LGBTQI+ and people of colour communities, women and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds
- Confidence to proactively challenge internal policy/practices/communications to better include underrepresented groups.
- Confidence to provide expertise on accessible communications and work with networks and other key stakeholders to help raise awareness and improve standards within Internal Communications.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience
- Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to inspire and drive change across a wide range of EDI Accessibility areas.
- Excellent knowledge on a range of accessibility standards and policies within the UK, including best practise and social model of disability approaches and reasonable adjustment passports
- Experience of identifying race equality issues, recommending collective solutions and offering specialist advice and guidance
- Experience of developing resources and training around accessibility and inclusion, including recruitment, progression and leadership, with ability to embed learning and development
- Strong and effective communication skills, with ability to coach and work through sensitive concepts.
- Strong digital and writing skills including reporting and presentations experience to communicate accessibility and disability inclusion to a wide range of audiences
- Strong internal stakeholder management skills, ability to influence/persuade at senior level.
- Ability to interpret and analyse EDI data from management systems and measure impact
- Experience of working with disability or neurodivergent groups or networks in a workplace or voluntary setting, with a coproduction approach
- Supports/upskills people to engage with best practise around Accessibility standards
- Act as an advocate and champion for wider EDI using an intersectional approach
- Experience of leading with compassion whilst achieving ambitious transformation goals
We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce, and therefore we encourage applications from all groups. This includes from people of colour, the LGBTQI+ community, those who are neurodiverse, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and those with a disability.
Working patterns and flexibility
This role is available full time for 37.5 hours a week, but we welcome applications for those looking for different working patterns and are happy to discuss further with interested candidates. This is a fixed-term role for 12 months, and the RSPB reserves the right to extend this at the contract end in line with the needs of the business.
If this sounds like the role for you and you'd like more information on what the day-to-day responsibilities are, or a chance to ask questions, please book on to one of our open briefings.
Open briefings are held online and are 45 minutes long, with a short presentation from our hiring manager to talk through the practicalities of the role and cover frequently asked questions or concerns. Open briefings aim to break down barriers people from different and diverse backgrounds may face when applying for roles in the sector. They are entirely optional to attend. More details on our website.
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday, 26th June 2022
If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
No agencies please.
- To write advocacy and fundraising copy for PETA and its international affiliates.
- Director, International Fundraising
- Remote within UK/ London Office/ Flexible
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
- Write and revise direct mail and email appeals, acknowledgment letters, progress reports, and other fundraising copy
- Create new and revised advocacy copy to respond to members and prospects who contact PETA or its international affiliates
- Create internal reports to help staff in their work with donors and prospects
- Monitor PETA affiliate websites and fundraising appeals and proactively suggest and develop new advocacy copy
- Write talking points to guide staff in verbal conversations about programs of PETA and its international affiliates
- Assist with preparation of scripts for fundraising and membership events
- Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
- Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
- Minimum of one year of professional writing experience, which may include writing for newspapers, magazines, or other publications
- Proven excellent knowledge of English grammar
- Experience writing email and web communications (enews, blogs, etc)
- Experience with fundraising appeals, acknowledgments and scripts would be desirable
- Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns of PETA and its international affiliates
- Proven ability to meet deadlines while under pressure
- Excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail
- Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through
- Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues
- Commitment to the objectives of the organisation
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the SVP as a Supporter Relations Officer to support and grow its national fundraising work. This is a great opportunity to join a busy, ambitious, and friendly team for your next career move in individual giving. Perhaps you are an Executive wishing to move up to a more senior role or an experienced Officer in a small charity wanting experience at a national charity.
Using the experience and skills you have already gained in the charity sector, in individual giving, you will work closely with the Fundraising & Comms team, and working with the Supporter Relationship Manager, you will be responsible for the operational delivery of the Individual Giving strategy, using proven fundraising techniques working to bring in new donors and maximise the money we raise from our existing donors.
You will be responsible for delivering a variety of acquisition and retention activities – including cash appeals (direct mail and email), stewardship (creating supporter journeys and production of e-newsletters), as well as supporting on supporter acquisition across digital (paid social and search)
The Supporter Relations Officer should be someone with some experience in Marketing, Individual Giving or Fundraising across a variety of channels, both online and offline. Also have experience in project management of marketing or fundraising campaigns, have a strong attention to detail and be able to manage multiple projects at the same time. In return you will work with the team to deliver an excellent supporter experience and play a vital and active role in shaping our supporter journey to aid the SVP in building long term relationships and encourage continued support.
Working Hours = Part time - You will be contracted to work 30 hours per week
Location = The role can be remote or hybrid depending on location (with the option to work in our London or Bradford office)
Contract = Permanent
Salary = £26,501 per annum pro-rata plus London Weighting if applicable
Benefits Package = 33 days holiday (pro rata) per year inclusive of bank holidays, a competitive pension scheme, employee assistance programme, retail discounts, birthday day off, buy / sell holiday scheme, enhanced paid leave, cycle to work scheme, free will writing service and lots more.
YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To support the Supporter Relationships Manager in growing the donor base and increasing individual giving at national level from individual donors in line with agreed income targets.
- To support the development and growth of the Friends Scheme and increase levels of regular giving at national level.
- To project manage national fundraising appeals, campaigns, and individual giving products such as the SVP raffle, lottery, alternative Christmas gifts and other new fundraising initiatives where appropriate.
- To track income from individual donors, liaise with Finance on income reports and provide monthly income reports on progress against income targets and KPIs.
- To act as a source of specialist knowledge for the Society in supporter acquisition, individual giving and digital fundraising.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE, YOU’LL NEED:
- Demonstrable experience in coordinating and implementing fundraising appeals and/or acquisition marketing campaigns and/or projects to time scale and within budget
- Demonstrable experience working in the field of direct marketing, donor acquisition and retention
- Demonstrable experience in growing levels of regular giving across digital and offline campaigns
- Experience in working and maintaining successful relationships with agencies and suppliers to deliver targets
- Knowledge of donor acquisition, individual and regular giving
It is desirable that the candidate can demonstrate the following –
- Experience within a charity setting
- Experience in digital and online fundraising
- Experience in delivering fundraising lotteries and raffles
- Experience in delivering Friends Schemes or other similar donor loyalty programmes
- Knowledge and understanding of fundraising regulation and legislation
- Knowledge and understanding of the principles of supporter care and stewardship
In return we’ll provide you with the opportunity to work for a welcoming organisation that offers support, guidance, training, and development.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience to fulfil this role successfully, please apply in the first instance with your CV.
Closing Date = Wednesday 20th July 2022
Deadline for Application Packs = Monday 25th July 2022
Interviews = 2nd August 2022
Previous candidates need not apply. Unfortunately, if you have not received a response within four weeks of your application, you have not been successful on this occasion.
Whilst we ask that staff have sympathy with the Christian values, religion is not considered in recruitment as we value people of all faiths or none.
ABOUT THE SVP:
The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need.
Our work is based on person-to-person contact and spending time with people is our greatest gift. Motivated by their faith, our 10,000 volunteer members in England and Wales are committed to meaningful and long-term befriending in their local communities. They visit people in their homes, hospital, prison, and care homes on a regular basis and offer sincere friendship and practical support such as food, furniture or financial help where needed and they organise trips and events for older and isolated people. We offer help to anyone regardless of faith, ethnicity, status, or sexual orientation.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.