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King’s College School, Wimbledon, a forward-thinking and innovative school, located in one of the most attractive and peaceful parts of London, is seeking a Director of Development to lead their engagement and giving strategy.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to join a dynamic and highly engaged team and scope the strategic potential for development at King’s College School.
Working closely with the incoming Head, the Director of Development will help shape the development vision and strategy, and will develop a compelling case for support to engage the King’s community. The school is committed to broadening social impact by offering an increasing number of bursaries, as part of its broader strategic development, alongside its extensive partnerships programme.
The successful candidate will have a track record in engaging stakeholders and achieving results. You will be able to take a strategic view and will have worked collaboratively as part of a senior leadership team. You will be highly articulate, persuasive, and able to inspire and engage different audiences. Not only will the successful candidate be passionate about the power of education and the value of transformational bursaries, they will also bring creativity and integrity to the role.
You will have experience in fundraising in an educational or charitable setting, and/or have worked in a commercial environment working to financial targets, and will have an affinity with independent education.
With responsibility for leading the development team, you will know how to get the best from others and have the qualities to empower the development team to succeed.
Supported by a relatively new, highly skilled and motivated team, this position is a unique opportunity for someone who thrives on innovation and growth and enjoys working closely with a committed senior leadership, to join King’s at the start of a new chapter in its development work and make a real difference to the lives of young people.
To apply for this role, please register your details online on our website via the Apply button. Once you have registered your details with us, you can apply for vacancies by logging into the candidate area using your email address and chosen password.
If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, or have any specific questions, please get in touch.
Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022 at 9am
Successful applicants will be contacted to attend an informal online interview on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an in-person interview at Kings College School, Southside, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4TT on Thursday 30 June 2022.
King’s is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and medical clearance. At King’s we embrace inclusion and fairness in the workplace: diversity is to be celebrated and as such we strive towards a fully immersive culture of inclusion, diversity and equality.
DISABILITY BENEFITS ADVOCATE
17.5 hours per week. Salary £28,004 per annum pro-rata from April 2022. Post funded to 31.3.2024 by Trust for London
To work alongside our existing Senior Benefits Advocate to offer in-depth benefits (UC, PIP, legacy benefits, Child Benefit, pension etc) and entitlements support (energy and small grants, Freedom Passes, Blue Badge etc) to our hate crime, domestic abuse and other clients. We will also consider a Trainee with less experience for this post at an initial salary of £26,900 pro-rata. Please see job pack attached.
This post is open to disabled people only due to the nature of our client group. Stay Safe East is committed to employing disabled staff, as we believe that peer support and positive role models are essential to building the long term self-confidence and resilience of our clients. We especially welcome applications from disabled people who reflect London’s diverse communities of ethnicity, sexuality & faith and who are fluent in languages other than English.
The Bow Foodbank Limited
Position: Executive Director
Charity Number: 1162185
A company limited by guarantee: 08852728
The Bow Foodbank Limited (BFBL) is a registered charity, founded in 2014. We are one of London’s largest independent food banks. Our mission is to support those in financial crisis through the provision of food and essential items, and through additional free confidential support with legal, welfare and benefits issues.
The charity was formed by a coalition of community and faith-based organisations in response to the growing local need for emergency food support. Our operating model is underpinned by the desire to protect the dignity of those who ask for support.
A key element of our approach is that we do not ask clients for personal information about themselves, only demographic questions.
We have two foodbanks, both within Tower Hamlets - one in Bow which operates on a Monday and the second in Bethnal Green which operates on a Wednesday. We now provide food for over 400 adults and around 750 children, every week. This number continues to grow as the impact of the cost-of-living crisis hits those most vulnerable.
Pre-pandemic the organisation was entirely run by volunteers, but as the scale of operations increased, we were fortunate in taking on staff to manage day to day operations and support the 200+ volunteers. In addition to the Executive Director post, we currently have a full-time Operations Manager and a part-time Volunteer Coordinator/Administrator.
The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running and development of the services offered by the Foodbank, and lead strategic development and senior management functions. These functions include staff and volunteer management, finance, fundraising and communications. There are several teams of volunteers operating in different roles, such as foodbank and packing sessions, stock management, and communications, and the Executive Director will be responsible overall for overseeing an effective management structure.
The successful applicant must have the qualities and experience necessary to lead our committed, dedicated, and diverse volunteer team. They will have proven experience in creating clear strategic business plans, being financially responsible at a senior level, and achieving ambitious targets.
The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to the Board of Trustees or its delegate. Named members of the Board will provide advice and support to the Executive Director in key areas including strategy, fund raising, the search for premises, communications, and liaison with external organisations.
To take overall responsibility for the operational management of BFBL
To lead on and take responsibility for the future expansion of BFBL into new projects - for example, a dispersed network of community-based food pantries or larders
To work with the Operations Manager to ensure that the foodbanks are efficient, with adequate systems and procedures in place for their day-to-day operation
To lead on and take responsibility for developing and implementing business and operational plans with clear objectives
To develop an appropriate staffing structure, including both paid and volunteer positions
To manage and support the paid staff team
To manage and oversee the large number of volunteers including the establishment and management of a volunteer team structure
In conjunction with the Treasurer, to take overall responsibility for BFBL’s finances to ensure long term financial stability for the organisation
To lead on and take responsibility for securing suitable, long-term premises
To lead on and take responsibility for fundraising
To lead on and take responsibility for developing a network of donors of food and services
To oversee the Welfare and Benefits Advice Service (currently provided by an externally commissioned provider)
To ensure Health and Safety compliance, appropriate training of staff and volunteers, and understanding of and adherence to the charity’s policies
To lead on the development of and take responsibility for delivering the charity’s communications strategy (including internal and external comms, digital media, website etc.)
To build professional relationships with local government and other relevant statutory and third sector agencies in Tower Hamlets and neighbouring boroughs
To ensure compliance with company and charity law, including attendance at, and
reporting to, Board meetings and other committees as agreed
To be responsible for the development and implementation of the charity’s policies and procedures
To advocate for equality and diversity within the organisation, developing our culture of inclusion.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience (essential):
Experience of operating in a senior management role within a charity or relevant sector (e.g. unemployment, food poverty, mental health, local government)
Experience of managing staff
Experience of working with volunteers and an understanding of the volunteer culture
Fundraising skills including bid-writing, donor acquisition and donor management
A strategic thinker able to plan, anticipate, lead and adapt to organisational and operational change
Financial management skills, including day-to-day book-keeping and an understanding of charity finance
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Able to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the organisation’s core
Good IT skills, with a working knowledge of MS Office applications and Google Docs.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience (desirable):
Knowledge of why people suffer food poverty and related legislative, benefit system and other issues.
Knowledge of relevant local government and local voluntary and statutory services
An effective networker
Experience of working across a spectrum of cultures.
Commitment to the goals, ethos, values, and vision of BFBL, including a belief in the importance of all people of different backgrounds working together and respecting and valuing each other’s’ contributions
Strong interpersonal skills and the understanding to deal with vulnerable people
Flexible to work at different times and in different places, with the ability to organise work, take responsibility and work on own initiative, adapting to the circumstances as
and when required
An ability to work with a variety of stakeholders including clients, volunteers, paid staff, and members of the Board.
Thank you for considering applying for the Executive Director position. We hope that you will feel inspired to join us and to play a key role in the development and growth of our organisation so that we can continue and develop our support to those in our community who are in food poverty.
We are a diverse organisation serving a diverse client group. We actively encourage the widest possible range of candidates and welcome applicants regardless of race, age, disability, faith, gender and sexual orientation.
We encourage candidates with lived experience of poverty and food insecurity.
Reports to: The Chair of Trustees of The Bow Foodbank Limited
Contract: 2-year fixed term, with continuation subject to securing funding. There will be a three-month probationary period.
Hours: 35 hours per week (days and hours to be agreed). Occasional weekend and/or evening working may be required.
Holidays: 25 days plus public holidays. Pension contribution: 3% of gross salary.
Location: Office based in Bow, with travel to the foodbank locations. There is some flexibility with regard to hybrid working arrangements (ie. some home-working)
The position is open to a suitable job share.
To apply for the post please provide a CV and, separate to that and on no more than 2 pages, answers to the following questions:
Why do you want to work for Bow Foodbank?
What examples can you give of your experience relating to the post?
What achievement relevant to work in this field are you most proud of?
Please send your CV with additional statement to by 0900 on Monday 13th June 2022.
First stage interviews will be held between 20th and 24th June 2022. Interviews will be scheduled for the evening between 6 and 8pm.
Selected candidates will be invited for a second interview to be held on the afternoon of 30th June. In preparation, candidates will be asked to write a proposal, in no more than two pages, and making reasonable assumptions, about how you would go about obtaining sufficient funding to secure the charity’s future.
Candidates selected for a second interview will be welcome to visit Bow Foodbank on the morning of Monday 27th June 2022 or Bethnal Green Foodbank on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th June 2022 to meet our volunteers and see the operations.
Thank you. We look forward to receiving your application.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.
Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care, in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.
We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world.
MSI is seeking a dynamic, bold, and strategic fundraising leader to establish a new team with-in MSI focused on securing new private donors outside of the US market. This role offers a remarkable opportunity to shape and lead MSI’s ambitious goals and vision for high-value private funding sources, which today contributes a third of our global funding.
This newly established team and leadership role sits within the International Partnerships and Philanthropy (P&P) team which leads on our global engagement with foundations, trusts, corporate partners, and philanthropists. We have a highly successful US and UK philanthropy program and a proven track record of building high scale & ambitious global funder relationships and a track record of delivering remarkable impact results. With this new role and team, we seek to take our successful approach out to new donors and markets: beginning with Europe but over the coming years also engaging strategically in the MENA, Asia, and Africa regions.
MSI has outstanding proposal design, donor management, and stewardship teams within our Global Funding department. This role will therefore be primarily focused on securing new relationships and opportunities with the close partnership and support of these other teams.
Who are we seeking?
Our ideal candidate is a dynamic leader and communicator, self-starter and strategic thinker who has advanced entrepreneurial skills and exceptional relationship and stewardship skills. They will have a proven track record of securing high value, multi annual, funding commitments and will be someone who thrives on meeting audacious targets.
They will have experience across a range of private donor contexts and will be adept at working in traditional funding environments as well as engaging with newly emerging new philanthropist and impact investor communities. They will recruit, lead and mentor a team of specialists who are also pioneering these new types of funding relationships for the MSI.
MSI places a high value on collaborative working – so this candidate will also be an active thought partner, ally, and support to our fundraising colleagues in the US and Australian markets – sharing ideas, leads and resources.
This role will ideally be based in either the UK or Europe. But due to the nature of the role we expect the successful candidate to spend much of their time outside the office, networking, and meeting with donors/prospective donors.
The role includes line management of the UK private funding program, plus two new colleagues to be appointed by the Director, with more roles available based upon results & as strategy is developed.
- Build, shape and lead the MSI New Funding team & New Funding strategy, working closely alongside our US & Australian fundraising leaders; focused on a wide range of private donor communities, both traditional, emerging & in the innovative space.
- Lead the strategic planning, vision, and goal setting for MSI’s private philanthropic funding in new and emerging markets.
- Co-lead, with other colleagues, in the development of MSI’s new market strategy.
- Ensure rigorous prospect identification, research, and networking planning: leveraging MSI’s existing pool of remarkable donors and champions to secure new opportunities.
- Develop clear stewardship and solicitation plans for identified key funding prospects.
- Establish strong collaborative relationships across MSI to ensure all the resources, support, and partnerships are in place to optimize success. Work with MSI colleagues to support organisational understanding of how New Funding programs work optimally.
- Drive the MSI New Funding program with a clear focus on meeting audacious income goals, with a provisional goal of £15m for 2023 (the first full year of operation).
- Ensure that the New Funding team is run on principles of optimal impact – with a nimble and strategically focused culture.
To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:
- A strong understanding of the range of frameworks, contexts and motivators for private donor funding and impact investing. Able to speak persuasively and authentically across those frameworks and contexts.
- Outstanding communication skills: able to ‘own the room’ when needed, articulate technical detail compellingly and convey the remarkable and transformational nature of our mission.
- Ability to develop effective cross-departmental relationships across an organisation to achieve mutual objectives.
To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:
- 7+ years of proven experience in securing and driving high impact and high value (£10ms+) partnerships and donor relationships across a range of donor communities.
- Exceptional networks within the high-value private sector, ideally both within Europe, and other regions; ideally within traditional HNWI & Foundations communities, but also with new and emerging donor communities.
- Experience of working within & fundraising for a large complex international INGO delivering programs in multiple countries.
- Proven record of managing and leading high performing teams with an approach of positive energy, entrepreneurialism, and excitement to meet ambitious goals.
- No formal educational requirement, qualification through experience is sufficient for the role.
We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and be committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.
For this role, we’re looking for an individual who is:
- Excited by the opportunity to transform MSI’s high-value private funding portfolio and shape MSI’s broader fundraising approach.
- Able to role model personal values of integrity, authenticity, good humour, and positive energy.
- Able to work well with others across disciplines and cultures.
- Able to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload.
- Results orientated.
- Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery.
Mission Driven: With unwavering commitment, we exist to empower people to have children by choice not chance.
Client Centred: We are dedicated to our clients and work tirelessly to deliver high-quality, high-impact services that meet their individual needs.
Accountable: We are accountable for our actions and focus on results, ensuring long term sustainability and increasing the impact of the Partnership.
Courageous: We recruit and nurture talented, passionate, and brave people who have the courage to push boundaries, make tough decisions and challenge others in line with our mission.
Resilient: In challenging situations, we work together and support each other, adapting and learning to find solutions, whatever we’re up against.
Inclusive: We believe that diversity is a strength. We all play our part in creating a culture where every team member can thrive, feel valued and contribute meaningfully to our mission, and where all our clients feel welcome and supported.
Location: Ideally UK or Europe. Candidates must have the right to work in the country from which they apply.
Reports to: Vice President, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy.
Direct Reports: 3 with further team growth planned.
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time 37.5 hour a week with possibility of flexible working.
Please send a letter of application stating your motivation for applying and the skills that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in English and in strict confidence by email only to Zoe Oldham.
Please ensure that they are sent as pdf documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “MSI Reproductive Choices – Director of New Funding” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised.
Healthwatch Hackney (HWH) is committed to enabling local people to have real influence in shaping and developing current and future health and care services. We are looking to recruit an Executive Director to provide strong, inspirational executive leadership and direction for HWH. We are strongly committed to supporting local people to co-design services and holding to account those who fund and provide health and social care, for the quality, effectiveness and access to those services.
You will work with the Chair, Board, our staff team and delivery partners, to achieve the organisation’s strategic business objectives and ensure that activities are carried out effectively and contracts delivered to a high quality. You will also ensure a growing and sustainable future for the HWH and represent the organisation at key strategic and policy meetings.
The successful candidate will be a skilled all-rounder with a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion, with experience in strategic and business planning, operational delivery, and the ability to negotiate with and influence leaders and commissioners of our services. Excellent presentational and communication skills are required. A track record of successful fundraising would be an advantage.
Please download Executive Director application pack. Please note we do not accept CVs.
Deadline for applications is Noon 6th June 2022. Interviews to be held on the week beginning 20th June 2022. No late applications will be accepted
Starting at £50,051
Full time (35 hours/week), including some evening and weekend work
Hybrid working possible
Permanent contract, subject to funding
28 days holiday/year
Reporting to: Chair, Healthwatch Hackney
Based in Hackney
No CVs accepted, application forms only.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
An exciting opportunity to drive meaningful change on a range of issues impacting the health of women and girls around the world by joining our External Affairs directorate at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) as our new Director of Communications.
About the role
Through first-rate media relations and social media, the RCOG Communications Team protects, enhances and builds the reputation of the College, and promotes the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology. We advocate for better women’s health by developing and managing strategic communications campaigns and activities aligned to the RCOG’s strategic aims and objectives.
The RCOG has significantly built up its public profile over the last few years. The Director of Communications leads the RCOG’s strategic communications to drive the impact of our campaigns, build our reputation and profile and increase our influence in support of our global mission to improve the health of women and girls.
The College’s Communications Team sits within the External Affairs Directorate, which also includes Policy and Public Affairs, Digital Transformation and Business Development. The External Affairs Directorate is responsible for enhancing the external profile and presence of the RCOG.
As the ideal candidate, you will have:
- Experience in a senior communications role in a busy media environment and complex multi-stakeholder environment
- Experience of developing and implementing communications strategy with measurable outcomes
- Experience of implementing a social media strategy
- Experience of handling crisis communications and dealing with complex and sensitive issues
Our culture and benefits
As a key member of the team, you will be located in our brand-new offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly, values led working culture with an excellent benefits package that includes:
- Agile and flexible working
- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and office closure from 25 December to 1 January
- Up to 10% employer pension contribution after probation
- Enhanced occupational Maternity, Adoption, and Shared Parental leave policies
- Interest-free bike, season ticket and technology loans after probation
- Tailored Learning and Development and study leave
- Affinity staff networks
- Free lunch (onsite only)
- Employee Support Service counselling
- Life Assurance Scheme
Closing date: 10.00am on Monday 13 June
We believe that diverse teams will deliver the best outcomes for women's healthcare and we strive to be an inclusive employer. We are therefore looking for candidates whose backgrounds, experience and identity enhance the diversity of our existing team. We are particularly encouraging applications from underrepresented groups at the College such as those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with a disability.
[We are only accepting applicants with a right to work in the UK; we are unable to sponsor people requiring a work visa]
The RCOG is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally. We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.
JOB TITLE: Deputy Director - Digital Investigations
Do you have experience leading digital investigations and a talent for motivating others? Could you use your skills to document human rights violations in conflict and crisis situations?
To lead Amnesty International's digital investigations team, the Crisis Evidence Lab, which conducts cutting-edge digital monitoring in conflict and crisis situations around the globe. To manage and provide strategic guidance to a team of open source investigators and data analysts; stay abreast of innovations in human rights research and documentation; continually seek opportunities to pilot new methodologies and develop new strategic partnerships; ensure effective collaboration and communications across the organisation and with research partners globally, and represent the Crisis Response Programme to governments, international organisations, the media and the public.
The postholder will make a vital contribution to our work investigating and documenting violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, and spurring global action to remedy them.
You have the vision, technical skills, and experience necessary to lead ambitious, large-scale digital investigations using innovative methodologies. You will be able to guide and motivate a diverse team of highly skilled individuals, ensuring that their work is integrated into that of the wider Crisis Response Programme. You are committed to continually piloting and developing new monitoring methodologies and tools, producing a range of compelling and impactful outputs that enable a timely response to global crises. You will relish opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across Amnesty International as well as research partners in the wider human rights community. You have excellent political judgment, the ability to spot opportunities as well as risks, and the confidence to make decisions in a timely way. With firm knowledge of human rights issues, you have a passion for digging up the robust evidence that can persuade governments and others to act urgently.
- To demonstrate leadership and vision in developing and implementing the Evidence Lab's strategic and operational plans.
- To manage and support staff and consultants within the Evidence Lab, prioritizing staff wellbeing and nurturing talent.
- To ensure good financial and resource management practices by working closely with the programme director and programme coordinator to set budgets, monitor expenditure and deliver accurate financial reporting.
- To ensure effective communications across the Evidence Lab, the wider Crisis Response Programme and Amnesty International globally.
- To stay informed of innovations in human rights research and documentation methodologies, and integrate these into the Evidence Lab team's work.
- To represent the Crisis Response Programme to governments, international organizations, the media and the public.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- The ability to envision, plan and carry out innovative digital investigations using open-source content, geospatial analysis, cartography and 3D modelling, and to communicate the findings effectively to a wide range of audiences.
- Management experience, including in coaching and motivating diverse team members who work remotely across different time zones.
- Experience of working in a leadership role, ideally in a large, complex international organization, and working with research partners around the world.
- Experience of managing multiple competing demands, meeting deadlines, and adjusting priorities to adapt to fast-changing political situations internationally.
- Experience of setting budgets, monitoring expenditure and delivering accurate financial reporting.
- Concern for issues of social justice, equality and fairness.
Please see the attached job description for more information on responsibilities and on the skills and experience required.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.
For further information on our benefits, please visit
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.
Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.
N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.
The Driver Youth Trust is a literacy-based charity that has, for the past twelve years, been working to support children who struggle with literacy in mainstream schools, through training, advocacy, and research.
One in six adults in the UK can be described as having poor literacy skills and one in four five-year olds struggle with basic vocabulary. Early intervention is key as each year the attainment gap widens for tens of thousands of learners with dyslexia, literacy difficulties and SEND who fall further behind their peers. We believe that every child needs to be able to read and write fluently and at Driver Youth Trust we are committed to making a difference and working hard to change these statistics.
Our mission is to transform learning and inclusion in schools. The Executive Director will play a crucial role in enabling the Driver Youth Trust to promote the on-line courses we have developed over the last two years, making them available as a free resource for teachers and teaching assistants.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Executive Director, who will work with the Board to set and drive a new strategy for the charity that delivers upon this core mission.
The post holder will be a positive, creative, enthusiastic individual with a ‘can do’ attitude, who thrives on taking responsibility for actions, overcoming obstacles, and delivering on our mission. You will become the face of DYT and have the ability to enthuse and engage others in our cause, as well as maintaining the trust of those people with whom the organisation deals, including funding bodies.
The role requires an ability to engage with schools, teachers and local authorities in a way that encourages them to take advantage of our free courses thereby training their staff, so they in turn can support pupils in their classrooms who struggle with literacy. You will be responsible for the effective management of the charity, including day to day financial management, administration of IT systems, HR, governance requirements, fundraising, KPI tracking and reporting, assisted by an Operations Coordinator, to be recruited. As part of your role, you will also manage an external team of specialist consultants.
The successful candidate will be committed to our vision and have:
- A good understanding of the educational sector.
- Recent experience of leadership in a charity, not-for-profit, private, or public sector organisation.
- Experience of financial management including managing budgets and the skills necessary for day-to-day running of a small organization.
- The ability to plan, report, and present to the board.
- Experience of building strategic relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders.
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), presentation (digital and face-to-face) and interpersonal skills.
- Track record of successful income generation, through trust or foundation funding or other fundraising,
- The ability to work by themselves delivering on the mission of the charity.
It would be desirable that this individual had an established network of contacts and organisations, which may go beyond immediate educational stakeholders, who could help deliver our objectives. Experience of managing external consultants and project management would also be useful, as would evidence of forming effective local, regional, or national partnerships. However, we are eager to hear from all candidates that meet the essential criteria for the role.
Driver Youth Trust are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people who struggle to read and write. If you would like to join a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to working together to improve learning and inclusion in schools, we would love to hear from you!
This role attracts a salary of £45,000-£52,000 per annum (dependent on experience).
Location: Remote though will be required to travel to London occasionally for Board and other meetings/events. Possibility of hub working if required.
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours) or part time – 3 days a week minimum
To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter stating how you match the skills, competencies and experience required and what you would bring to the role.
Closing date for applications is 17th June 2022
(Due to the nature of this role we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role might be filled and closed before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged).
No agencies please.
To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter stating how you match the skills, competencies and experience required and what you would bring to the role.
Salary: Circa £46,000
Hours: 35 hours per week (job-share proposals will also be considered)
Location: Tottenham (Tube: Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters & South Tottenham Network Rail) with a nature reserve, cycle routes & river walks nearby. Free on-site car parking.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be the new Director of Markfield, a successful and valued local charity supporting disabled people, based in the diverse, multi-cultural community of Tottenham is looking for a new Director.
Applications are welcomed from candidates from diverse backgrounds who have passion, compassion, drive, commitment, tenacity, resilience and integrity and:
- direct experience of working with disability, personally or professionally to champion the needs of disabled people and their families, particularly from disadvantaged areas
- senior leadership experience and a track record of achievement in the voluntary sector, perhaps from leading a charitable organisation or key department, such as services, fundraising or communications
- a proven track record of writing successful funding applications, bids and tenders
- sound financial, governance and risk management experience
- ability to work with a proactive and dynamic Board in supporting good governance & oversight of operational matters.
The Director will lead on developing a new strategic plan that builds on Markfield’s solid foundations and experiences to develop the organisation’s services, use of assets and partnerships. Working with service managers you will steer Markfield towards shared goals with partners, strengthen community connections, ensuring quality assurance & compliance and sound financial management.
You will strategically pursue the charity’s sustainability, proactively source and secure funding, raise awareness of Markfield, develop and promote our training programme and service offers, whilst managing stakeholder relationships and ensuring all funding contract obligations are met. The Director will work closely with key stakeholders, Trustees and staff to devise future plans, compile the annual budget and monitor progress and evaluate impact against.
Since it was set up by parents of disabled children some 40 years ago, Markfield has grown to offer a holistic range of services for learning disabled children, adults, and their families: after school and holiday play provision, social clubs, plus a variety of advice, training and support services. The charity operates from a unique community hub - a Grade II listed building with an adventure playground inside Markfield Park. During the pandemic the charity has successfully adapted its service model to continue providing support to disabled people and families.
Benefits: Grade II listed building located within a Green Flag park. The centre has full disability access. Pension, 25 to 30 days leave.
Visits to the Markfield Centre by prospective candidates are welcome by appointment on Thursday 19th May 2022 between 4pm and 6pm.
Closing date: 30th May 2022
Interviews are expected to be held on: Monday 6th and Thursday 9th June 2022
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No agencies please.
Spring Impact is on a mission to scale social impact so that great ideas change more lives. Whether non-profits are improving access to education or health, tackling poverty or fighting injustices, their amazing passion, creativity, and determination inspire us every day.
Our team of passionate, caring, smart-thinking consultants work with some of the most exciting non-profits and funders to develop the strategies, plans and systems they need to change more lives. We want to improve the way impact is scaled, so non-profits and funders are in the strongest position to achieve their missions successfully, sustainably and cost-effectively.
This is a critical time for non-profits globally, and you will be joining at an exciting and strategically important moment in Spring Impact's growth.
Job Title: Director
Location: London, UK
Compensation: Up to £100,000
Spring Impact's Director will develop and amplify our consulting offers globally, leading a team currently based in the US and UK. You will significantly raise Spring Impact's profile, develop new relationships and drive thought leadership objectives; gain business and funding to support Spring Impact's expansion.
We are really proud of what Spring Impact has achieved to date, but also know that we have hardly scratched the surface of what is possible and the opportunities to achieve greater impact. This opportunity is critical in delivering our potential.
Key Experience, Knowledge and Skills
- Advanced degree and significant consulting experience including strategy consulting (any sector).
- Previous experience of working within, or aligned to, the social sector with a preference for global experience.
- Experience working with others to translate ideas into action; ability to think beyond “what is” to “what might be” - with an eye to the practical.
- Established relationships with philanthropists and non-profit leaders.
- Ability to effectively manage and motivate team members and guiding client engagements.
- Strong commercial acumen, ability to bring in new client relationships.
Key Personal Qualities and Behaviours
- Passionate about Spring Impact's mission and shares our values.
- A demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Credible and comfortable at executive levels.
- Highly motivated, ambitious and client service orientated.
- Strong team-orientation and collaborative approach; outstanding listening skills and the ability to manage through influence.
- High emotional intelligence, open to learning and exploring new ways of achieving success.
- Entrepreneurial drive, thrives on intellectual challenge and 'raises the bar' in terms of client service delivery.
Closing date: 13.06.2022
To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.
Take the lead. Shape the future. Make a difference to the lives of women.
Are you looking for your next challenge in an exciting and varied environment that works across the charity sector, military agencies and communities, the world of performing arts and commercial entities?
The Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings women in the military community closer together and empowers them through our ethos of Sing, Share, Support. It is made up of over 70 choirs and almost 2000 members across the UK and overseas.
As we approach our 10th anniversary, we are incredibly proud of our progress so far, but we have big plans for the next decade too. If you are an experienced senior leader who has successfully managed an enterprise and believe you have the passion and skills to help us grow and deepen our impact, we’d love to hear from you. As well as leading a multi-disciplined team and embedding an open and inclusive culture, your key focus over the next 5 years will be:
- strengthening our choir networks and musical capability
- enhancing our brand and
- developing new income streams to drive long-term sustainability.
This is a fast-paced leadership role, so you’ll need to be resilient with the vision and drive to deliver ambitious plans, backed up with great interpersonal skills to influence and build trust. When the need arises, you’ll also be adaptable enough to step in and roll your sleeves up, working alongside your team.
In return we can offer you a genuinely exciting opportunity to work with some talented and inspiring people, shaping the future of a unique charity and playing a meaningful role in the ongoing empowerment and wellbeing of women.
The Director post will be responsible for the strategic work of the Organisation and will manage a staff team delivering different projects within the Organisation. He/She will drive and lead in the development of the Organisation and will supervise relevant staff members in achieving the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people needing support in the community.
- Support the mission and objectives of Kanlungan and its member organisations by the skilled leadership and management of a high quality and effective team/project within an operating environment which is complex and changing.
- Contribute to and implement the team’s aims and objectives, work plans, operational policies and procedures in such a way that they contribute to the mission of Kanlungan anddeliver on business plan objectives.
- Co-ordinate all activities within the project/team effectively and maintain standards in relation to service users/internal customers and other stakeholders.
- Develop programmes, projects, networking activities and partnership project bids, funding strategies and grants applications in order to raise funds and resources for Kanlungan’scampaigns, activities and services.
The Director will be responsible for devising work plans, producing and reviewing any policies and maximising user involvement and community engagement. S/he will also be responsible for effective liaison, producing monitoring information, and representing the organisation with funders and partner organisations.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for maximising the contribution of all workers within the team and for formal supervision, professional development and line management of staff, trainees, students and volunteers, including appropriate action to address problematic standards of performance or conduct in accordance with Kanlungan procedures
- Responsible for optimising use of resources allocated to the project and ensuring that financial procedures, budget and controls are in place, understood and implemented.
- Responsible for ensuring the support for staff including case recording, face to face work, group work, advice giving, advocacy and other interpersonal work.
- Responsible for best practice in the project and team, contributing to the development and maintenance of a high level of skilled practice and an appropriate level of current awareness and knowledge in regard to social, political, legal, professional and environmental trends that may have bearing upon the organisation’s work.
- Responsible for the provision of timely and accurate information, reports and analysis to the Trustees and funders, as they may find necessary for the proper management of Kanlungan services.
- Responsible for working with the Trustees on developing strategic plan and for achieving, monitoring and contributing to the review of the projects or teams performance targets and standards.
- Responsible for developing and maintaining the high profile of Kanlungan with funders, commissioners, members and other stakeholders.
- Responsible for meeting the requirements of both internal and external monitoring and contract compliance, providing accurate reports to funders and supplying timely information to support invoices and funding applications.
- Responsible for maintaining good working relationships with members and external partners as appropriate; and for representing Kanlungan at other external meetings as required.
- Responsible for meeting the team’s targets using key performance indicators in the areas of campaigning, training, research, services and advice.
- The Director will participate in a 24-hour 7-day on-call rota system to provide emergency advice and support to community members, and/or back up to front line staff carrying out these duties, if necessary.
- Represent and articulate the issues, concerns and aspirations of the Filipino migrants and diaspora community to government agencies, the media, other organisations and in public events and meetings.
The employee may on occasion, and in necessary circumstances, be called upon to undertake work in other locations other than their usual base of work, in order to ensure Kanlungan’s obligations to community members are fulfilled.
The Director will comply with the standard responsibilities outlined for management roles within Kanlungan including adopting and complying with our ethos and values, policies and procedures; and regulatory frameworks which includes Code of Conduct, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Data Protection and use of IT resources, Regulatory Standards and Risks and internal controls, Complaints procedure, Human Resources policies and procedures.
No job description can cover every issue which may arise within the post at various times and the post-holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time, which are broadly consistent with those described.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- At least 5 years’ experience of strategic working in community and voluntary sector and good understanding of the issues involved in developing/managing support and community services to a range of vulnerable people.
- Ability to manage and lead staff during a period of continuous change and to manage change processes, ensuring the organization delivers a strategically relevant service.
- Experience of 5 years or more in developing projects/community activities and strategy to raise funds and resources for these projects.
- Experience establishing good working relationships with community members, service users and colleagues alike and of managing and sustaining relationships with a wide range of funders, community groups, partner organisations and other organisations.
- A depth of understanding of the needs and aspirations of the Filipino community and other Southeast and East Asian communities, other migrants and refugee communities.
- High level of skills and understanding of financial controls, financial management and budgeting processes and the ability to manage an organisational budget.
- Ability to work independently and to make difficult decisions using own initiative whilst remaining accountable to line management.
- Understanding of the importance of supportive relationships and fulfilling lives, and especially sustainable work in developing resilience and addressing the community’s vulnerabilities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English, desirable if with knowledge and able to speak Filipino language.
- Integrity, reliability and flexibility.
Also to be demonstrated at interview:
- Ability to manage a project that works effectively with people with challenging and difficult situation and successfully engages with members with a range of support needs, using an outcome-based approach.
- A mature, thoughtful and proactive approach to the implementation of equal opportunities and the management of diversity.
- Ability to communicate well orally, with clarity, coherence and relevance.
Core Management Competencies
Attributes/behaviours the role holder must possess to be successful in the role:
- Focuses on addressing organisational priorities which empowers community members
- Understands the success of Kanlungan depends on the primacy and integrity of the community
- Represents Kanlungan effectively to all internal and external stakeholders
- Works collectively and in partnership with members, partners and service users
- Uses the organisation as an organising and empowering tool
Clarity of Purpose
- Develop objectives and targets linked to the business plan
- Establishes clear priorities, a practical framework for achieving them and keeps issues in proportion
- Focuses on quality, impact and outcomes/results
- Exercises judgement and confidence in decision making
- Takes ownership and responsibility for decisions that affect self, others and the organisation
Managing Change and Innovation
- Contributes to continuous organisational improvement and evaluation
- Anticipates the need for change and gets others on board
- Manages risks effectively and sensibly
- Responsive, flexible and optimistic
- Communicates change positively
- Produces and encourages innovations and improvements in systems and practices
- Communicates a clear vision to others
- Maintains awareness of changes in the political, economic, social and technological environment which influence community awareness
- Honest, brave and acts with integrity
- Takes difficult decisions and gathers information to take measured risks
- Empowers and manages through others
- Makes the most use of financial and other resources; and interprets and monitors financial information appropriately
- Provides constructive feedback on performance; coaches and develops others on a timely and regular basis
- Maximises staff’s contribution to the organisation
- Rewards and recognises the value of employee contribution to the organisation
- Promotes openness and discussion and encourages others to contribute ideas to improve the performance of self, others and the organisation
- Uses informal and formal procedures sensitively and appropriately
- Sees conflict as normal and healthy and effectively manages disagreements and differences of opinions
Managing and Developing Self
- Self-critical and reflective
- Emotionally resilient and develops ways to manage stress and the pressure of the job
- Manages upwards as well as downwards
- Identifies learning and development needs to enhance performance and help contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s objectives
- Actively addresses own continuous professional development needs
- Assesses and continually develops own competence, seeking and accepting feedback from others
Please submit your CV/Resume along with a narrative or cover letter (no more than one A4 page)outlining why you’re interested in the role, and how you meet the skills and experience (please give examples) we’re looking for.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the UK.
All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Further Information will be forwarded to you with your offer.
Deadline of application is on the 24th of June 2022 (Friday) at 5:00pm. Please note we will be reviewing applications as received and may consider closing the vacancy early should we receive a high volume ofstrong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.
Please submit resume and cover letter in PDF file. Thank you!
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Global Witness works to expose and challenge the underlying causes of the climate emergency.
We’ve been creating change for over 20 years, from alerting the world to blood diamonds to halting forest destruction deals. Our investigations have changed the world.
We are looking for a Director of Communications to join Global Witness for up to 13 months to provide maternity leave cover.
About the role
As our Interim Director of Communications, you will lead Global Witness’s strategic communications to drive the advocacy impact of our campaigns, build our reputation and profile and increase our power base and influence.
You will manage a high performing team of 11 staff in London, Washington DC and Brussels to ensure they are developing and maintaining great relationships with stakeholders including funders, donors, campaign and communication partners and the leadership team.
You will help build our media, digital and community outreach to deliver innovative and powerful campaigns that achieve change in the world and working closely with the communications team, you will ensure that communications are well planned and delivered and risk is managed effectively.
You are a highly credible leader with extensive experience of getting the best out of a talented global team. You will have the ability to network with a diverse range of media contacts globally to drive impact using effective communications and have successfully managed and delivered significant projects.
Your success in the role will come from your experience of building a reputation and organisational profile, gained in an international and relevant context. Your experience of international affairs, crisis management communications, legal risks as well your excellent knowledge of the role digital tools play in realising your strategy will be essential for this role.
You will be an excellent communicator yourself, having the ability to write to a high standard, and using your public speaking skills to influence and further our message. Your prioritisation, initiative and ability to be resilient under pressure will be key for this role.
You are a great collaborator, working closely with our leadership team and others to maintain an integrated and strategic approach across the organisation, you will be taking ownership and responsibility for the delivery of objectives.
As a plus, you may bring US or EU media experience and knowledge from a campaigning background or of the areas we work in. Most importantly you share our vision for a better world – where power is more evenly disrupted, bold action is taken to address the climate emergency, and there is a just and equitable transition to a greener, fairer future.
Working for us
Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.
We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (exc. Bank Holidays), pension, private medical insurance and the option of flexible working arrangements.
This role is based in London and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We are currently trialling a new hybrid working model for 2022 that requires staff to be in the office at least 20% of the working week.
Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role with Director of Communications in the subject heading by midnight BST on 31 May 2022.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Come and join our team!
Director of Partnerships (and member of the CfEY Board)
0.8 - 1.0 role with at least two days a week in London
We are looking for a new member of our senior leadership team.
We want to hear from people who have a passion for improving young people’s lives.
We foster an inclusive culture at CfEY and are committed to building a diverse team. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, neuro-diverse people, and people that have taken non-traditional routes to get where they are today.
The Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) is a ‘think and action tank’. We believe society should ensure all children and young people receive the support they need to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. We work with a wide range of organisations, and people who share this belief, helping them make wise, bold decisions about how best to support young people. We use our timely and rigorous research to get under the skin of key issues in education and youth, aiming to shape debate, inform policy and change practice. Set up as a community interest company, we have a particular interest in issues affecting marginalised young people. We work with a wide range of clients across corporate, government and third sectors, as learning partners, investigation partners, action partners and communication partners.
Unlike many other similar organisations:
We are grounded, bringing a wealth of professional experience as former teachers, teaching assistants and youth workers.
We are practical, supporting change by working directly with practitioners and young people.
We are independent, with no political or party allegiances, and positive relationships with a diverse range of funders who support our work through grants and contracts.
We are local, getting beyond Westminster to inform policy and practice in specific localities.
Our approach is special because…
We bridge different realms – we work with schools and the wider youth sector and our projects bridge policy, practice and academia.
We are ‘constructively critical.’ We avoid unhelpful cynicism, focus on how things could be better and are analytical and intellectually rigorous. We always seek pragmatic ways of helping people take action grounded in evidence and experience.
We look underneath the surface, speaking to young people and practitioners in order to grapple with complexity and understand what’s really going on.
We do not rely on a set catalogue of solutions. Different approaches and strategies are appropriate in different situations and settings. Our job is to have the emotional and intellectual competence to identify what will work where.
There is almost always a simple way of doing things. Our job is to find it. We steer clear of time-consuming and gimmicky ways of doing things.
We are a social enterprise. We are guided in everything we do by our view of society’s responsibility, as well as being committed to delivering high-quality projects. Income generation and social impact are mutually reinforcing for us.
We are approachable and personable. We interact in a friendly and informal manner. Professionalism is not about pretension.
We are committed to social justice and are acutely aware of the interaction between power imbalances and inequality.
About the job
This is an exciting new externally-facing role here at CfEY, one with a dual purpose.
First and foremost, we are looking for someone who can help us generate the income we need in order to thrive and achieve an even greater impact. Our current approach to income generation is effective but largely reactive - responding to requests for proposals or to the needs of particular clients. We have already started moving towards larger, longer term and more proactive approaches, often in partnership with other organisations. The Director of Partnerships, as well as keeping the wheels turning on our current fundraising operation, will continue and catalyse this journey, designing and leading on new approaches to raising income - ideally including core funding, a membership offer and income from trusts and foundations - to achieve significant growth in our income by 2025. So we are looking for someone who has a proven track record in raising money and who will relish the opportunity to be creative and entrepreneurial.
You will not be alone in this mission. All of our team members engage in fundraising as a core part of their work - whether responding to tenders, having conversations with existing and potential clients, or writing concept notes for new ideas. Our CEO will continue to engage deeply with income generation efforts. We already have good systems and processes to track our pipeline of opportunities. We take collective responsibility for achieving our quarterly income targets. We do not expect the step change in our income to happen overnight. We do expect that some of your innovations may not succeed. This is not a ‘business as usual’ role, so we need to find someone resilient enough to enjoy the uncertainty, the networking, the inevitable setbacks and the hustle.
Second, the director of partnerships will take overall responsibility for our approach to influence - shaping debate, shifting policy and changing practice. Unlike so many organisations in the education and youth space, our areas of interest are broad, as is our potential audience: policymakers, academics, practitioners, parents and sometimes young people themselves. This breadth creates challenges and opportunities, and we continually face the challenge of limited time and resources to engage externally beyond our projects. Again, the whole team are part of this mission. Working with them and especially with our fabulous Head of Policy and a new Head of Engagement (whom you will recruit), you will drive a more focussed, strategic approach to achieving influence and impact.
CfEY is a wonderful, unique place to work. Our culture is difficult to explain, but easy to feel when you arrive. We take our work seriously; we take ourselves less seriously. Our structures and decision making are as open and transparent as possible, and we encourage non-hierarchical approaches within our team. We all tend to muck in on all sorts of tasks, regardless of job title. We’re looking for someone who can both support this culture and move it forward, challenging and supporting the rest of the team and making working together fun.
You can be located anywhere in the United Kingdom. Our office is located in Hackney, London and the team gathers there every other Monday. Everyone works from the office for at least one other day every fortnight.
All directors work in the office for at least one day per week, and are in London for at least one other day to participate in meetings or events.
Your job will definitely involve evening networking events, most of which will be in London. Along with our CEO, we’d probably expect you to participate in at least one evening event each fortnight.
You will be paid £55K (pro rata). We offer an employer contribution pension (following a three-month probation period) and 33 days holiday per year (including bank holidays).
The role can be anything between four and five days per week. Our CEO will be working 4 days per week so he can teach, and our Director of Research and Operations works a 9-day fortnight.
We would welcome job share applicants, but you will need to apply as a pair, with a single motivation letter and two CVs.
Provide organisational leadership
Direct our approach to income generation and long term business growth: creating new ideas and relationships; bringing in clients (including Trusts, Foundations, school groups and the corporate sector); securing grants and contracts, and supporting all team members to contribute fully to our income generation efforts
Direct our approach to influence and impact, informed by our existing theory of change, and work with our Heads of Policy and Engagement to create a new strategic approach
Support the Chief Executive, deputising when necessary, sharing leadership of team meetings and SLT meetings
Represent the Executive on the Board of Directors (initially in a shadowing role)
Provide thought leadership
Maintain an active public profile and be a figurehead for the organisation
Build expertise and relationships across a wide range of education and youth issues
Secure coverage including mainstream and alternative press and through our own blog, social media and speaking at events
Oversee about a quarter of our projects, and a lead on a small number of them ensuring that they are high quality, on time and within budget
Work as part of the SLT
Attend Monday morning and monthly SLT meetings
Ensure the Heads of Engagement and Policy report to the Board as required
Help define CfEY’s overall vision, strategy, and direction of travel
Support the Chief Executive to make strategic and operational decisions
Recruit and line manage the Head of Engagement
Provide leadership of our income generation systems, processes and data (including our pipeline of opportunities) and of communicating information on income generation with staff, accountants and board members
Support the Head of Engagement to develop and execute our engagement objectives identifying areas for improvement in our approach to income generation and broader engagement, and developing and rolling out solutions
Line manage the Head of Policy
Provide leadership of our relationships with key national organisations and policymakers working on education and youth, with a particular focus on London-based organisations
Support the Head of Policy to develop and execute our policy objectives, identifying areas for improvement in the way we develop, communicate and advocate for specific policies, and turning ideas into action
Take the following approach
Flexible approach to time
Bridging: linking people and organisations and sharing information and ideas
professional not pretentious
Critical but constructive
Understanding client needs and focusing on solutions
Continuously reviewing and agreeing who we are and what we are doing
Driven by CfEY vision and projecting a consistent image
We get that life is complicated. If you've taken an unusual, less travelled path to get to where you are now then join the club! Almost all of our staff are former teachers or youth workers, but as long as you have had some experience working with young people, and love the idea of continuing to engage with them through our work, that’s good enough. Similarly, you don’t need a detailed understanding of England’s education system, as long as you’re willing to learn quickly about polices, trends and people in the education and youth sectors.
You have a minimum of seven years experience in the education, youth charitable or consultancy sectors, and at least three years in a leadership role.
You have a track record of driving income growth cultivating sustaining new relationships that each generate income of at least five figures.
You have proven experience of building and developing relationships with a broad range of people and organisations.
You have experience of designing and leading research and development projects with a range of partners.
You are creative and resilient, with the ability to think laterally, bounce back from challenges and be solutions-focused.
You enjoy leading change and weighing up options and risks, making tough decisions and spotting opportunities even when resources are scarce.
You have a natural ease with people, you build rapport quickly and have the ability to engage and influence in a collaborative way.
You lead with humility and kindness as well as high expectations.
Knowledge, Skills and competencies
You are a persuasive communicator who can make a compelling case for change and act as a figurehead for the organisation, building strong relationships across the sector, media and government.
You write extremely well. You adapt your style to suit different genres including media, blogs, academic and policy reports.
You can think strategically to plan how organisations can meet their goals.
You have strong networks that can support our income and influence goals.
You are financially confident, including with managing funding databases, and monitor organisational performance carefully, ensuring efficient, punctual and high-quality delivery.
To support equal opportunities and minimise the risk of bias, we are asking candidates NOT to include their name in their CV and covering letter.
1) CV and letter
Please send a maximum two-page CV tailored to this role as well as a maximum one-page letter explaining why you think you are suited to this job and why you'd like to work with us, by the end of the day on Tuesday 21st June. Your letter doesn’t have to cover every single aspect of the JD or the criteria - your CV might do some of this for you.
We will then select final candidates for interview. We will inform you if you have been selected for interview on Friday 24 June.
Interviews will take place on Friday 1 July, ideally in person at our office in Hackney, London, but online is also possible.
There will also be a group discussion with the team on Monday 4 July some time between 11am and 3pm, again in person if possible.
If you can’t make either of these dates, please let us know when you apply. This won’t count against you when we shortlist applications.
3) References and DBS check
We will inform candidates who have been successful at interview, as soon as possible, before contacting referees.
Appointments will be confirmed once we have received satisfactory references and DBS check.
We would ideally like you to start in September, but earlier or later is also fine.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Who are we looking for
We are looking for a talented and motivated individual to join School Partnerships as the National Sales Director.
This is a newly created role as we focus our efforts on growing sales and recruitment for our professional development programmes. You'll be responsible for ensuring we meet demanding central recruitment targets for our Department for Education contracts and providing solid leadership to develop a high performing sales team.
You'll also be accountable for growing the sales of Ambition Institute’s own ‘traded’ offer to schools and Multi Academy Trusts across the country.
In addition to your day-to-day tasks, you can expect to introduce sales strategies and scalability techniques as well as supporting with contract management for both new and existing bids.
Working in a hybrid way, you’ll be attached to either our Birmingham, London or Manchester office and will report to the Executive Director of Partnerships. You'll join the leadership team here at Ambition Institute and be a strong advocate for our mission and play a key role in promoting accountability around values led sales, inclusion and professionalism.
Some skills and experience that will help you to succeed in your new role are formulating and delivering sales and marketing strategies, a strong customer centred approach, building relationships with key stakeholders and developing your team.
Who are Ambition Institute?
At Ambition Institute we help schools tackling educational disadvantage to keep getting better, and help their teachers and school leaders to become more expert over time. That’s how we’ll make sure every child gets a great education and the best possible start in life.
- We train teachers and leaders at all levels to get better at the things that make the biggest difference: what you teach, how you teach it, and how you create the conditions for schools to thrive.
- We share what works. Everyone can benefit from evidence of how great teaching and leadership can improve schools and change lives, so we connect people to the latest research and best practice.
- We champion every teacher and school leader’s potential to develop, as the driving force for sustainable school improvement.
We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:
- Agile working culture, so you can control how you work.
- Staff affinity networks that help keep equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
- Enhanced maternity pay after a year’s service.
- Shared parental leave package.
- Access to free, confidential 24/7 wellbeing and support line.
- Professional development offer for all staff.
- 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays.
- Employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% national insurance rebate).
- Interest free season ticket / bike loans
How to apply
Applications are considered for all office locations and must be received by the closing date, 9am on 17 June 2022. First round Interviews are expected to take place on 24 June 2022 with the second round week commencing 04 July 2022.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.