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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.
Director of Operations
This is a varied full-time job and needs someone with a broad skill set. In this format it will be a new role, taking on additional responsibilities to support the Chief Executive. Whilst there is some scope for working from home, this role will also require a regular presence at our unique offices in the heart of Hampton Court Palace, South West London.
Direct reports – the DoO will line manage the IT Manager and the Retail operation.
In your own work area, the DoO is the first point of call when a colleague comes across something unusual or that falls outside of their usual sphere of responsibility. This wide-ranging role involves contract negotiation, tendering, authoring and management of policy documentation and implementation, HR management, budgets, legal work, an overview of IT, Health & Safety, onsite retail and ecommerce, facilities management, insurance arrangements… and much more! This is an exciting and rewarding position and the organisation does not expect to find a candidate who is an expert in all of the disciplines this role touches upon. Rather, an individual’s ability to listen, learn and seek advice where appropriate is just as important. The successful candidate will need to be comfortable operating at all levels of the organisation and with our partners.
Over the next couple of years there are a number of projects to deliver from moving to the Cloud to offering an MA course so there will be many initiatives to oversee. Part of your role will be Project Management particularly to support the IT Manager and ensure the continuation of our IT transformation with internal and external projects.
The RSN’s recruitment team are open-minded to background and range of experience; we also encourage applications from outside the charity sector – there are many commercial roles with directly transferrable skills. Whatever your background, you will share our vision, with a genuine passion for operations and a flair for just making things work and ensuring tasks get done in a timely manner to achieve overall objectives.
This is an important but hybrid role, as such while there are some mandatory elements we are willing to discuss others. Please see the list of experiences/skills at the end of the job description.
To ensure the effective running of the whole RSN operation with particular emphasis on health and safety
In particular, to work with both the internal stakeholders and the principal external stakeholders to move forward key projects
Outline of areas of responsibility
To be an active member of the Senior Management Team and to work across all departments and with all colleagues.
Undertake all aspects of HR and H&S management using external advisors where necessary. Manage relationships with external advisors and ensure the charity receives best quality/value available.
Have responsibility for Covid safety on RSN premises, following government guidelines and disseminating to staff and students.
To oversee project/programme management and implementation of new digital transformation initiatives and to provide support to the IT Manager as appropriate to see this through.
To act as an initial point of advice/guidance for colleagues dealing with any matter outside of their normal areas of responsibility.
Manage/run payroll to standard set by Finance Director. (subject to skill set)
Responsible for premises lease renewal/negotiations and manage the organisation’s day-to-day relationship with Historic Royal Palaces.
Manage HE compliance and compile returns to the RSN’s overseeing bodies.
Working with Trustees, draft, develop and update policies, manage and oversee their implementation across the whole organisation
Manage effective use of the charity’s office space and consider other space options as part of future development.
Responsibility for retail shop and ecommerce offer.
Undertake the annual insurance review working with our brokers to ensure cost-effective coverage.
To Chair the weekly Ops meeting to have an overview of all RSN activities.
To ensure that own knowledge is up-to-date and to apply working knowledge and/or understanding of current trends and best practice across relevant areas
Deputise for the organisation’s CE when required and take on additional tasks as needed.
Experience and skills
Managing health and safety (inc Covid procedures) in a complex organisation; Essential
IT project oversight (migration to the Cloud) experience; Desirable
Payroll experience; Desirable
Line management experience at a senior level; Essential
Experience of working with many stakeholders internally and externally; Essential
HR experience including recruiting and policies and procedures; Essential
Experience of developing, implementing and overseeing policies and ensuring they are kept up-to-date; Essential
Experience of organising insurance for corporate entities; Desirable
Knowledge of HE/FE environments; Desirable
Project planning and management experience; Desirable
Experience of managing HE compliance compiling documents for HESA and other agencies; Desirable
Space planning and management; Desirable
Be up to date with good business practice; Desirable
Experience of managing or overseeing small retail outlet online or physical; Desirable
Able to build relationships with wide range of people; Essential
Senior Management experience; Desirable
Good negotiation skills
Able to listen
Can do attitude
To apply for this post, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Dr Susan Kay-Williams.
Applications will be reviewed on receipt and early applications are encouraged as an immediate start is available for the right candidate. The RSN encourages applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. We are looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK and you will be asked to provide evidence of this before starting employment.
Our partner is an animal welfare charity going through a period of significant change. The Director of Finance & Resources will join a new leadership team, offering day-to-day oversight and responsibility of the organisation’s finance, HR and IT functions, as well as leading on specific projects.
- Develop the long-term financial strategy; this includes leading on developing mechanisms to increase grants funding, the development of the annual organisational budget, financial plans and forecasts.
- Work with the leadership team on the strategic direction and financial sustainability of the organisation; this includes providing strategic financial planning, modelling and analysis.
- Oversee the integrity of the accounting & finance function, including building and strengthening controls & processes, ensure regulatory compliance, manage the treasury function, and manage organisational risk, including the risk register.
- Strengthen the organisation’s global governance.
- Lead on understanding and managing HR and staffing requirements, and in building the skillset of the staff.
- Oversee the implementation of a new ERP IT system, both in the UK as well as global offices.
- Qualified accountant with experience leading the finance function of an international charity through a period of change.
- Strong all-round accounting, financial management, full grants cycle management, compliance, risk and financial sustainability.
- Demonstrable leadership experience, specifically around strategic decision making and financial planning, and able to adapt style to collaborate and achieve the best outcomes.
- Demonstrable experience in improving and strengthening processes, controls and systems.
- Experience of leading an HR function, and managing staffing and skills requirements
- Analytical, strategic thinker and problem solver.
- Strong people & communication skills
- High level of personal integrity, and a deep commitment to the values of the organisations.
This role offers flexible work arrangements.
We’re recruiting for a collaborative Director of Programmes and Community Power Building to join our team as the third member of the Executive.
As Director of Programmes and Community Power Building at the Finance Innovation Lab you will develop the next stage of our community strategy, leading the growth and engagement of our community of systems-changemakers - including activists, campaigners, innovators, intrapreneurs, practitioners and thought leaders - all working towards a financial system that serves people and planet.
We are looking for someone to lead our thinking of how to build community power to shift the power dynamics in the system, challenge the underlying power structures and mental models that hold the system in place, and achieve tangible impact that helps build a financial system which is democratic, sustainable, just and resilient.
You’ll have responsibility for overseeing our programmes including supporting programme leads with strategy development, fundraising, and thought engagement.
You should be UK-based and able to reach our office in London regularly for external meetings. In accordance with our environmental aims we strongly prefer staff to avoid air travel where possible.
To find out more and apply click 'Apply via our website'.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Director of Partnerships, Research, and Influence
Full Time 37 hours per week
Salary: £58, 634
Location: East Dorset with Home based working. Requires travel for meetings.
Are you passionate about leading a diverse and enthusiastic workforce to improve the lives of people?
Help & Care is an established charity and Social Enterprise with 37 years’ experience of providing services to support people in local communities. As an organisation we are enthusiastic about Social Justice to ensure that people and communities have access to the right services. We currently operate across Southern England, collaborating with communities and providers to help shape services across Health and Social Care.
We are looking for a Director of Partnerships, Research, and Influence to be part of our Leadership Team, taking responsibility for a cluster of services and acting as the lead on our developing work to influence, promote change and service development across our area of operation.
We are proud of our values, championing social justice and innovation, working in partnership with others, to make changes for people in their communities. We want our Leadership Team to reflect these values alongside energy, enthusiasm, and a positive outlook to take on the challenges we face.
Driving licence and use of own vehicle is essential for this role – work related travel expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile.
To find out more about the role, please visit our website to view the recruitment pack, job description and person specificaiton along with details on how you can set up an informal conversation with our CEO.
For more information on Help & Care please visit our website.
We will not consider CVs.
The closing date for completed application forms to be received is by Wednesday 8th June 2022.
The interviews will consist of interviews and an executive assessment
- First stage interviews are planned for week beginning 27th June (TBC)
- Second interviews will take place week beginning 4th July 2022 (TBC)
- The executive assessment will be undertaken in between
Please complete an application from.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Cochrane aims to put evidence at the heart of health decision-making globally. They collaborate to produce trusted synthesized evidence, make it accessible to all, and advocate for its use. Cochrane is seeking a Director of Development to work with their global community to grow fundraising income and ensure Cochrane has a sustainable and successful future.
Cochrane is a charity and a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. They do this by synthesising research findings to produce the best available evidence on what works. Their work has been recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this new role will lead the Development Directorate (which includes fundraising, advocacy, communications, partnerships, member and supporter engagement) and will establish a fundraising operation that works collaboratively to deliver significant global income growth. The Director of Development will play a key part in the transformation of the organisation as part of the 2021-2023 Strategy to ensure that Cochrane maintains its relevance and pre-eminence into the future.
Cochrane is seeking an ambitious individual who relishes a challenge, loves collaborative working, delivers results and has extensive experience of successfully delivering strategy. The ideal candidates will possess an understanding and experience of international fundraising, strong relationship management skills, and experience of working at director-level. Finally, you will be enterprising and a strategic thinker with the ability to seek and find creative solutions and foster innovation in your teams.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A world where all young people flourish, regardless of their background.
Who We Are
LTSB is a social mobility charity that works with bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring they find meaningful, skilled careers – and that firms get positive, effective employees who can make a difference from their first day.
Our four key responsibilities are:
- Promoting opportunities to those from backgrounds that are not normally reached
- Preparing young people for the workplace, and the workplace for young people
- Providing context for their application, and stewarding the hiring process
- Pastoral care – an additional support network for the first phase of their career
We don’t just get young people jobs. We launch careers. When diverse talent is given preparation and support, they don’t just get by, they thrive – and that means more representative management which can better train and retain a more representative workforce. For historic information, please see our Impact Report on our website: www.ltsb.charity
The Finance team consists of a Finance Director and a Finance Administrator role.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the LTSB, and provides commercial focus, leading on financial compliance and governance and overseeing strong and effective financial administrative functions and reporting. With overall responsibility for the charity’s finance function, you will play a significant role as a senior member of the leadership team to ensure the charity can achieve its mission in the most effective and efficient way possible. The FD manages the Finance Administrator who undertakes the day-to-day financial administration.
Day-to-day financial management
- Ensure relevant and accurate records are kept, filings made, and taxes paid as required by HMRC (in respect of Payroll, corporation tax and VAT), pension agencies, Companies’ House and the Charity Commission.
- Develop and enhance the financial and management reporting systems to meet the strategic and operational needs of the Trust including the identification and implementation of suitable software, and upgrades to existing software and office systems to improve processes and systems to bring about efficiencies.
- Ensure compliance with statutory accounting and regulatory requirements of financial and charity governance matters.
- Prepare the annual accounts in accordance with relevant statutory and accounting reporting standards and auditing requirements.
- Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit and any management recommendations raised by the auditors.
- Oversee the management and reporting of all funds received from external funders. Ensure that accurate restricted fund accounts are maintained and that the financial records comply with funder reporting requirements.
- Supervise the Finance Administrator.
- Keep the CEO and Finance Committee informed of material developments on a regular and ad-hoc basis as required.
Strategic financial planning and management
- Prepare quarterly and annual management accounts, including income and expenditure accounts, balance sheet, cash flows, financial performance indicators and supporting notes for the Finance Committee and Trustee Board quarterly meetings.
- Be responsible for the budgeting and forecasting process for the organisation and provide appropriate reporting, variance analysis and support for decision making to the CEO, SLT and Board.
- Developing and leading LTSB’s finance strategy, optimising the charity’s financial performance and strategic position.
- Providing strategic leadership in relation to LTSB’s finances, advising on matters of compliance, risk, and contract performance.
- Accountable to the Finance Committee of the Board for all financial, risk and audit matters working closely with the CEO and Board to achieve a high quality of governance for LTSB.
- Ensure LTSB’s legal and governance responsibilities are undertaken and executed in a robust and transparent way, with trustees updated on any relevant legal and/or governance changes.
- Maintain up-to-date corporate documents and ensuring that all required documents are filed at Companies House and Charities Commission within the requisite deadlines.
- Undertaking any other duties and projects as may be assigned by the CEO or the Board of Trustees.
- Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with strong financial systems and experience working as a finance director.
- Outstanding and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
- Demonstrable commitment to LTSB’s vision and values.
- Experience of financial statement preparation and audit process management.
- Experience of preparing board papers and presenting to boards.
- Experience of managing grant finances and contract compliance.
- Commercially aware.
- Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns under the partial exemption method.
- Experience of working in the charity sector with good knowledge of charity accounting.
- Experience of overseeing the development of organisational policies, procedures and systems.
- We have recently moved from Quickbooks to Oracle Netsuite accounting software so candidates with a good working knowledge of at least one of these systems would be ideal, although experience of using any similar cloud accounting system would be advantageous for the role
Skills and Abilities
- Strong technical financial and management accounting skills.
- Strong IT skills with advanced Excel skills.
- Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills.
- Proven financial analysis, cashflow management and forecasting ability.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and written).
- Proven ability to produce and interpret management accounts
- Proven ability to provide support, and guidance to non-financial managers and colleagues.
- The ability to manage a varied and pressured workload.
- Highly motivated and autonomous.
This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All LTSB staff members are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
This role is ideal for an experienced Finance Director who is seeking flexible hours and home working. Although the FD would need to attend meetings in London they could be based anywhere in the UK. This is a home-based role, and our team works independently with no central office.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word format, when prompted to attach documents, explaining how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work at LTSB in this role.
Please note, all candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022. Applications received after this point will not be considered.
First stage interviews will be held by Zoom during w/c 6th June. Second stage interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 15th June.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our client is a human rights charity. they stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. They imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and they can live their lives to the full.
Over the last 30 years, they have helped create transformative change in the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the UK. Their campaigns drive positive change in public attitudes and public policy. They ensure LGBTQ+ people can thrive throughout their lives by building deep, sustained change programmes with the institutions that have the biggest impact on them, whether they're learning, working, praying or playing sport.
As Associate Director, Philanthropy and Partnerships, you would be a key part of a team of driven, passionate people who are working together to deliver their Free to Be Strategy (2021-25). For this role they are looking for someone who can roll up their sleeves, manage their own portfolio of donors and partners as well as inspire their team to steward high quality relationships. This person should have experience of negotiating and closing deals and donations, as well as the ability to create and cultivate impactful relationships.
Their people make up a vibrant, dynamic community. Lots their staff have a personal investment in the work they do, and they come from a wide range of backgrounds. They're proud of this diversity, and of their support for one another – in their teams, their network groups, and their friendships.
Salary: £52,780 (London) £51,280 (outside London)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Closing Date: 8 June 2022
You may have experience of the following: Associate Director, Communications Manager, Internal Engagement, Internal Communications Manager, Corporate Philanthropy Manager, Partnerships Manager, Head of Philanthropy, Head of Partnerships, Fundraiser, Senior Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Manager, Head of Fundraising, Major Gifts, Corporate Partnerships, Business Development Manager, etc.
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Applications are invited for the role of Director of FiSH Neighbourhood Care, registered charity no.1147516
We are looking for a new Director to lead this highly regarded organisation into its 60th Anniversary year and beyond. FiSH is emerging from two demanding years and we are re- establishing our events and activities for the elderly and vulnerable of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen. The new Director will oversee the delivery of a new strategic plan, and lead the team and volunteers to deliver its services to the highest standard
About the Role
The Director is the public face of FiSH, reporting to the Chair and the Trustees.
They lead the staff and volunteer team and also oversee FiSH’s accessible transport operation. They have direct responsibility for setting the annual budget and achieving income and expenditure targets. They encourage strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders, statutory bodies, funders and other local organisations in the voluntary sector. They ensure the reputation of FiSH is upheld by the delivery of our charitable objectives, and by listening and responding to concerns from those we help, members, staff and volunteers. They also need to keep up to date with local needs and changes in service provision and issues affecting the community, specifically the elderly. The next Director will be responsible for the organisation at a time of an expanding elderly population and a reduction in social care provision. Creativity is needed to meet the challenge of increased demand, and securing sustainable growth in our services and activities.
The ideal candidate will offer the following:
Experience of leading and managing staff and working with volunteers
Experience of fundraising,setting budgets and achieving targets
Strong communication and presentation skills
Excellent IT skills,including social media
Empathy with the elderly and vulnerable and a commitment to helping them lead independent and fulfilling lives
Ability to work with good humour in a busy office,where 'all hands on deck' are sometimes needed.
FiSH Neighbourhood Care is a well known and respected local neighbourhood care charity which has provided high quality activities, events and services for almost 60 years. FiSH works to support older and more vulnerable people in the local communities of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. We find innovative and creative ways of meeting the increasing needs amongst older people, delivering regular events and activities to combat isolation, loneliness and connecting communities. The organisation has 5 staff and 3 part time drivers for our accessible transport service which is managed in partnership with RaKAT, Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport. We have over 300 volunteers, recruited and supported by FiSH staff who help us to run events and activities, drive, shop, garden, problem solve, help with IT and much more. We currently support over 650 people, 400 of whom are members of FiSH. We are funded through the LBRuT CILS contract (Community and Independent Living Services), grants from charitable trusts, individual donations and community support.
FiSH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic. We welcome applications from anyone who has the relevant qualifications and experience, regardless of background.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Executive Director has a critical role in the impactful and efficient management of the Breteau Foundation and all of our global programs. We are seeking a self-driven and highly competent interim executive director to lead our organisation in line with our mission and objectives and support and enhance our organisational strategy, operations and growth.
Duties for the Interim Executive Director will include but not be limited to:
Work closely with the board of directors and management team, informing, assessing, and addressing issues that affect the organisation
Oversee the daily operations of the Foundation, providing executive direction of all program strategy, compliance, quality assurance, and program efficiency
Manage our high quality educational offering, ensuring projects deliver outstanding pedagogy and utilise our team of experts within the broader BF team. This includes regular review, adaptation and creation of educational content, educational based marketing and communications.
Lead an effective global team dedicated to fulfilling the organisation’s mission through highly successful program implementation, efficient operations and a strong culture and work climate that attracts and retains staff.
Manage our culturally diverse staff, partners, contractors, volunteers whose skills, cultures and spoken languages reflect the communities Breteau Foundation serves.
Oversee all external communication materials including, website, marketing materials, PR, annual letter, impact and social media content
Manage the Foundation budget, complete reporting requirements optimising financial operations and maximising efficiencies.
Serve as an interim face of the organisation, actively participating in external events, developing strategic partnerships, building visibility & credibility, and brand in the market, in order to maximise the expansion of the program.
Manage, coordinate, and execute the global collection of impact data from program teams & partner organisations to produce key insights which can easily inform multiple audiences across our network of supporters.
Skills and Qualifications Required:
7+ years of senior management experience, Education or Non profit sector preferred
Strong public relations, marketing, campaign and strategic experience preferred
Knowledge of leadership and management principles related to nonprofits
Proven success working with a board of directors
Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to strategy & planning
Dynamic and charismatic team player comfortable dealing with multiple stakeholders and networks
Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills
Experience with budget management and reporting
Outstanding people and project management skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge & experience with technology in education desired
About the Breteau Foundation
Established in 2014, the Breteau Foundation is a global non-profit organization that has provided quality and inclusive education to the most disadvantaged primary schools and children in 11 countries worldwide. We specialise in EdTech; providing schools with computer tablets loaded with world-class apps that are aligned to local languages & national curriculums. We also deliver extensive teacher training & strategic support to school leaders to build capability & confidence so that schools are autonomous in 2 years.
In direct response to the Covid pandemic, the Foundation has diversified its response to include literacy and numeracy based tablet programs for offline learning at home, a STEAM (Science, engineering, technology Arts & Maths) programme to support at home learning that encourage students to use problem solving, creativity, entrepreneurship and teamwork to create solutions to real-world problems. We give children & families hope, insight to the world via technology with more opportunity & pathways to brighter futures.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you a senior digital leader with a passion for making a positive difference to the world?
Would you be excited about the idea of bringing your skills to bear directly on the lives of young people who face deep seated social challenges?
Do you relish the challenge of taking a fast-moving social impact organisation and helping it up its game to a new level?
If so, then the role of Director of Digital and Information at Impetus could be right for you.
Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life.
We find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, providing core funding and working shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations.
In partnership with other funders we help our charities scale and we influence policy and decision makers so that all young people get the support they need.
Impetus currently has 38 members of staff, supporting 20 charities with programmes across England, Wales and Scotland.
Impetus is driven by a shared belief in tackling the barriers that hold back young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in education and employment. Alongside investing extensive financial and non-financial support in our charity partners through our Investment Team we also seek to influence decision makers to implement evidence led policy and direct new resources to get young people the support they need through our Public Affairs team. We are resolutely focused on outcomes, driven by quality evidence.
You would be joining a team that is passionate, rigorous, determined, creative and warm. We care deeply for our colleagues, our charity partners and the young people we serve.
About the role
We’re an incredibly data-driven organisation that cares deeply about measuring our impact, and so we need suitable modern systems and up-to-date working practices to support those ambitions.
Most of our current key data systems are powered by Excel spreadsheets, Google Forms and a Salesforce deployment that is not configured to meet our needs. We need someone to help lead us through a modernisation process that will update our choice of technologies and our use of those systems so that they better meet our needs, provide answers more quickly and easily, and increase the robustness and efficiency of the ways we use data.
Furthermore we are a highly people focused organisation, always aiming to give the best possible service both to the charities that we support, and to the donors who make all our work possible. We therefore want a Director of Digital and Information to help us to benefit from the introduction of user-centred design methods, agile working patterns and rapid, continuous deployments and improvements.
We are ultimately looking for someone who can help us change the way we work, not just the systems we use.
This means bringing together great digital tech skills with great communication, organisation and management skills. We are looking for someone who is comfortable thinking beyond just the challenge of ‘making the tech work’ and who can help take the whole organisation on a journey towards digital era working practices.
About the team
This role is part of the Senior Management team of Impetus, which is composed of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships, the Director of Finance and Operations, the Portfolio Director and the Director of Public Affairs.
Please note the CEO will be away on parental leave from June 2022 for 12 months. An interim CEO has been appointed and this role will report to that individual until the CEO returns.
- Work with Impetus CEO and SMT to support the delivery of the Impetus strategy and business plan, deliver the digital milestones to time and within budget
- The product management of core organisational systems
- The delivery management of improvement works
- Data and systems architecture for the whole organisation
- The formation and supervision of new organisational structures (i.e teams/committees) required to successfully embed new working practices.
- The overall organisational approach to cybersecurity
- The championing of user-centric values and working practices across the organisation
- The organisation’s approach to data protection, both policies and implementation
- The education, training and consent-building among colleagues around new skills
- The choice of individual technology tools
- The choice of individual technology suppliers
- Contribute to the successful performance of the Senior Management Team, and provide expert advice to them, as well as to Trustees, on all digital and technology activities and in the implementation of the broader strategy
- As a member of the Senior Management Team, work with colleagues to promote, support and champion equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation.
- Humility and the ability to see other’s perspectives
- A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
- A passion for Impetus’ mission
- A proven ability to deliver useful, usable systems in complex organisational contexts where most of the barriers were cultural and human, not technical.
- Clear spoken and written English, and an ability to translate technical concepts into language all colleagues will be comfortable with.
- Experience of product managing, project managing or delivery managing at least one data-rich digital system that an organisation was critically dependent on.
- Experience managing software developers, or experience managing software development and integration agencies.
- A good working familiarity with data structures and common data processing concepts.
- Familiarity with the basics of user-centered design, and how to overcome accessibility challenges.
- Experience at using agile project management methods.
- Familiarity with (and informed views upon) different software tools deployed to help data-centric organisations to achieve their goals
Desirable (but not mandatory)
- Software development skills
- Data science skills
- DevOps skills
- Salesforce configuration skills
- Experience of working in a non-profit environment
- Experience in helping to improve the lives of young people
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
We believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more open, creative and gets better results.
We want our team at Impetus to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our team to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.
We want to reach a diverse pool of candidates. We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.
We recognise the importance of a good work/life balance. We do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, working part-time job shares and other arrangements.
Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
Impetus is an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, or marital status. We value diversity and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.
How to apply
All details on how to apply are contained within the information pack on our website.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 10am on 23rd May 2022.
First round interviews will take place on 31 May 2022.
Second round interviews will take place on 7 or 8 June.
During this process we may also ask you to do a short test.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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
For further information and to apply, please click the apply button!
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.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) Manager: Home based or Agile working. Pay circa £40,000 depending on experience. Permanent role. 35 hours per week.
Is diversity, equity and inclusion your thing? Do you have strong experience of designing and implementing measurable DE&I strategies?
If so, come and join our friendly organisation on our journey to becoming more diverse and inclusive.
At Rethink Mental Illness we believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity – and that’s why equity is one of our core values. We understand the importance of drawing on the expertise, unique perspectives and lived experience of our people – regardless of who they are or their background – to help us become an inclusive and anti-racist employer, campaigning organisation and service provider that reflects the diverse communities we support as a leading mental health charity.
As our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager you will be report to the Associate Director for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Race Equality and you will be integral to the development and delivery of a comprehensive and integrated strategic plan that builds a diverse, equity and inclusive culture across Rethink Mental Illness. Through an evidence-led and thematic approach, the strategy will need to ensure that DE&I is the ‘hygiene factor’ into what and how we do things.
You will have responsibility for leading and directing projects and working groups to deliver the culture change, covering all aspects of the employee life cycle, and ensuring all HR touch points are diverse and inclusive. You will personally support our managers through coaching and mentoring.
If you have strong experience of developing, launching, and implementing a DE&I strategies; preferably experience of training, coaching or mentoring; knowledge of external good practice (particularly in relation to Equality Impact Assessments) and an ability to generate ideas, proposals and initiatives, to deliver measurable change and gain buy-in at all levels, this role is for you.
For more information on the role see the attached Job Description.
We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include:
- Wellbeing support: our Wellbeing hub gives physical, emotional, and mental health support. We also have a BUPA Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments.
- Taking time for you: we work flexibly –you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off.
- Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme.
- Structured Corporate Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity supporting your wellbeing along the way.
- £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member
Who are we?
We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”
We welcome applications from everyone. Applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles to help us achieve this.
Closing date 1st June 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 27th June 2022 and will consist of Competency/Behavioural interview and a presentation, which will be provided closer to the date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.