We are looking for a passionate and experienced person to join our senior team, to lead on developing and cultivating productive partnerships and collaborations with employers, trusts, and other third sector organisations.
Future First’s portfolio of existing employer partnerships generates a significant proportion of our income, which this role will be responsible for maintaining.
Further to this, the Head of Partnerships & Development will be responsible for seeking to extend our existing portfolio, building meaningful partnerships and initiatives with new employers and professional networks, who can enable the charity to expand its already successful work through financial support, gifts in kind or other means.
In addition, this role is responsible for managing our fundraising pipeline, ensuring sufficient income is being generated to enable the organisation’s continued operations by identifying funding opportunities and responding to these by working closely with Future First colleagues on the development of compelling funding applications.
We have a great opportunity to join us as Director of Income Generation and member of our Senior Leadership Team. We are a growing and ambitious charity with significant year on year income growth. You will lead, deliver and focus the work of the Income Generation Directorate in order to extend reach and deliver the greatest impact for people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis. Alongside this you will proactively work as a member of the senior leadership team, playing a leading role in the strategic development and future success of the charity.
Our office is informal, open plan and designed to create a vibrant and productive workspace for all our staff. Less than a 30-minute train ride from London King’s Cross and with easy access by car, cycle or bus.
Having extensive experience in fundraising activities you’ll have significant experience of successfully leading and motivating teams. You’ll be able to understand complex data to underpin robust fundraising strategies and develop innovative new approaches where appropriate. You will need to be able to work in a complex supporter environment where managing charity income generating streams alongside a separately managed membership scheme is optimized. Your communication skills will be excellent with the ability to deliver clarity in both spoken and written communications.
With your strong and inspirational leadership skills you have the ability to instigate and champion change and influence others at a senior level.
If you like the sound of role and think you have what we are looking for, then we would very much like to hear from you.
- To proactively work as a member of the senior leadership team, playing a leading role in the strategic development and future success of the charity
- To lead, motivate and manage the Income Generation Team in order to meet agreed goals
- To champion and deliver effective cross departmental working
- To deputise for the Chief Executive and/or other Directors as required, providing support & guidance to board colleagues as required
- To represent the Charity at external events and activities
- To act as spokesperson for the organisation (including media interviews)
2. Team Management
- To successfully manage and support the Income Generation Team ensuring all staff are working to clear objectives and, where relevant, agreed targets
- To hold regular one to ones with direct line reports ensuring effective performance management of all the entire team
- Encourage and maintain a working environment which attracts, retains and motivates high quality and high performing staff
- To manage relevant freelance or contract staff/agencies
- To prepare and implement the buisness plan and budget for all Income Generation activity that contributes to the strategic objectives of the charity
3. Income Generation
- To take overall responsibility for the strategic development, growth and implementation of all areas of income generation.
- To grow income through a programme of events and community fundraising initiatives, ensuring clear understanding in terms of return on investment.
- To identify, develop & implement opportunities for income generation via digital channels.
- To manage and nurture key donor relationships, specifically in relation to Major Donors, corporates and Trusts.
- To develop a programme of regular giving and identify ways to grow our legacy giving area of work.
- To work in partnership with the Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership to deliver joined up and fully integrated programmes of activity, particularly around engagement with our members.
- To ensure full utilization of the charity’s digital infrastrucuture including analysis of data to inform strategy and providing optimal supporter journeys.
- To monitor performance on a monthly basis, reporting any areas of concern with a suggested plan of any remedial action that is necessary or any areas of better than expected performance & a suggested plan of how to maximise this.
- To ensure all necessary legal and financial issues around income generation are appropriately fulfilled and adhered to.
4. New Business Development
- To research, initiate and develop new income generation streams/activities across all areas of the charity.
- To work with fellow directors and middle management to develop strong proposals and packages for potential funding, gaining their support & buy-in.
- To develop a strong programme of corporate partnerships and charity of the year relationships.
- In conjunction with the Director of Information and Support Services, develop programmes for enthusing and growing local group fundraising.
- To undertake any other duties as required by the Board of Trustees or the Chief Executive.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Director of Finance and Resources required to lead the team of a small but dynamic fundraising charity.
Your new company:
£2 million income charity based in South East London. This is a fundraising charity that benefits people with a disability throughout the UK. This is a critical and exciting time for the organisation, with new leadership in place and a growth plan underway to ensure their sustainability and impact. They are undertaking a brand refresh to reflect their passion and professionalism and to engage new audiences. Crucially, they are developing a new strategy which will offer a step-change in their capacity to change lives.
Your new role
The Director of Finance and Resources is responsible for all financial management, so this role presents an opportunity for a seasoned charity finance executive looking for a new challenge in an innovative organisation, or an exciting entry to the charity sector for a private sector executive looking to change career and work in a dynamic and high performance organisation. It is a strategic and operational role, leading finance, HR, IT and all office/ organisational management, working closely with the Chief Executive. The Director will be supported by one Finance Manager but the role will be hands on as well as strategic.
What you'll need to succeed:
* Professional accountancy qualification.
* Experience of leading teams.
* Experience of producing and managing budgets with diverse income streams and expenditure.
* Experience of developing and managing finance systems and of implementing financial policies, processes and controls.
* Experience of working with Boards and/ or Executive Teams and the presentation of financial information at this level.
* Ability to lead on long-term financial planning and cost analysis that proactively contributes to the strategic direction of an organisation.
This is a hands-on role so requires a person who enjoys both the strategic and hands-on elements.
What you'll get in return:
This is an opportunity to be part of sharing the future success of an exciting organisation with a lot of potential. The organisation also offer a competitive range of benefits and the option of flexible working including working from home.
What you need to do now
Please apply ASAP to be considered with your up to date CV.
Director of Events & Community Fundraising
£73-78,000 per annum
Living Planet Centre Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL with some flexibility
At WWF UK, we are implementing a bold new strategy to help to save the planet and provide a future where people and nature thrive. We are now looking for a senior level fundraiser who is passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources to join us in the fight for our world.
As our new Director of Events & Community Fundraising, you will drive a substantial step change in income and supporter growth through Mass Participation, Challenge Events and grassroots community fundraising in its broadest sense. This is currently a hugely under developed area of fundraising for WWF and there is a significant opportunity to develop new products to rapidly expand support and engagement. We want you to create new mass participation and challenge event fundraising opportunities to attract new audiences as well as optimise and enhance the performance of our existing programme. This will involve designing a coherent and integrated strategy, developing a high performing team, maximising the use of cutting-edge digital technologies and stepping up to become an integral part of the WWF-UK leadership team. Whether managing budgets and partner relationships or creating programme materials and communications, you will be key to delivering our mission.
Of graduate calibre you will have a track record of growing income and supporter numbers as well as extensive expertise in events and community fundraising. Used to developing, launching and growing new event products for a target audience, you will be experienced in designing event fundraising strategies and translating strategic imperatives into clear deliverables.
Comfortable overseeing performance metrics, you will be familiar with developing insight and using data gained to improve overall performance against KPI’s with a deep understanding of digital media, direct marketing techniques and fundraising and data protection regulations. Effective at managing suppliers, you will favour a collaborative working style and possess outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills. As someone who cares about nature, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the natural world and WWF’s core mission.
How to Apply
This brand-new role is key to our success in implementing our bold new strategy and demonstrates our commitment to embracing new audiences. If you think you have what it takes to carve out a strategic events and community fundraising strategy to deliver our mission please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
Job Title: Global Programmes and Projects Director
Hours / Contract: Full-time / Permanent
Salary Package: Circa £85k
The Martin James Foundation believe that every child has the right to grow up and thrive – in a safe, secure and loving home and their vision is a world in which children do not live in institutions. The foundation are seeking an exceptional Global Programmes and Projects Director to join their Senior Management Team (SMT).
Reporting to the Global Chief Executive you will provide the strategic leadership for the overall development, delivery and learning of the foundation’s international programmes. As part of the SMT the Programme and Projects Director will be directly involved in the development and implementation of organisation-wide annual, and longer-term strategic plans, as well as participating in the evolution of global strategies and initiatives.
The key responsibilities are:
- Provide strategic, management and technical support to country teams to ensure the quality implementation of the foundation’s programme of work
- Ensure programmes contribute to the delivery of the Global Strategic Framework
- Have oversight of planning processes for country programmes, working with country CEO’s and staff to ensure that budgets are well planned and monitored
- Ensure that good practice and knowledge is shared between country programmes and informs programme design and delivery
- Engage in key debates in the international development sector with both practitioners and academies
- Provide leadership as part of the SMT, taking the lead in monitoring risks and acting as required, including issues related to compliance with legislation (local and global), safeguarding, health and safety, fraud, staff conduct and security, liaising with relevant staff across the organisation
As the successful candidate you will have a significant track record in strategic leadership positions in the international development sector, including managing large scale programme delivery. Your experience will include international programme management and development for children and young people’s services or advocacy. You will be able to communicate fluently to different audiences, whilst building strategic alliances and partnerships with external stakeholders.
To apply for this pivotal role, and to receive further information, please send your CV and Supporting Statement to Jenny Warner and Adam Stacey at Charisma Charity Recruitment quoting reference JO1703.
Closing date for applications: 6 October 2019
1st Interview date: 6/7 or 13/14 November
2nd Interview date: 28 Nov or 4/5 December
Alternative Futures Group – Director of Finance and Performance
Salary: £95,000 - £120,000 dependent upon experience
With a turnover of over £60m, and over 2,500 staff, Alternative Futures Group is one of the largest health and social care charities in the country, and currently supports around 1,200 people across the UK with life-enhancing, person-centred support
A proudly north western organisation, we work locally in the community and through our Treatment and Recovery Centres to provide a wide range of innovative and bespoke care services to people with a diverse range of care needs, including:
- Learning Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Mental Health Concerns
- Substance misuse issues
- Complex care
- Young people in transition
Throughout all of our services we focus on personalised support, tailoring services to the needs and aspirations of each individual; supporting them to lead the lives they want as active citizens in their communities.
We are looking for our next Director of Finance and Performance, who will be a core member of our Executive team with responsibility for development and implementation of our organizational strategy.
The successful candidate will have:
- CCAB qualification
- Substantial experience working at Director or Deputy Director level in a large, complex organisation.
- Experience of Business Planning at a strategic level in a large organisation.
- Experience of working with Boards and senior Executives.
- Experience of managing and leading within organisations undergoing major change both in terms of market disruption and organisational development.
- Experience of converting financial strategy into operational reality.
Knowledge and/or experience of working in the social care, mental health, learning disability and/or charity sector would be useful, but the ability to demonstrate collaborative leadership aligned with Alternative Futures Group’s values is more important.
If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please click Apply, or contact Jenny Hills at Harris Hill Executive Search.
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 23rd September
Ambition Institute is a graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders. Our programmes help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. Through our suite of programmes we’re able to support educators at every stage – from new teachers through to leaders of groups of schools.
We are seeking a high performing People Director to ensure that we find, hire, develop and retain world class individuals who can help us to achieve our mission. You’ll also support the senior leadership team to ensure that Ambition Institute creates a culture where all employees can do their life’s best work. You’ll have extensive HR knowledge with a proven ability to lead the work of our people department including our employee offer, appraisal, employee relations, recruitment and payroll. If you are excited by that challenge and can demonstrate the expertise needed, we would love to hear from you.
Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
- A strong commitment to our mission.
- Extensive technical human resources knowledge and skill backed up by appropriate human resources qualifications.
- Strong alignment with the culture of freedom and responsibility that Ambition Institute is creating.
- Experience of managing a team and budget.
- Experience working as a member of an organisation’s leadership team.
We are happy to be able to offer you:
- Agile working - a dynamic and flexible internal culture that gives employees control over the way they work and supports wellbeing
- A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
- A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
- Competitive salaries rates and life assurance
- Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
- An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters
- A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development
How to apply
To apply or for any questions and queries, please visit our website.
Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.
Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.
Please note, that we will be moving to an exciting new office space in West London by the end of the year. Further details will be shared with you if you are appointed.
As an employer, we have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that our employees have the right to work in the UK. Therefore, as part of the recruitment process to verify your eligibility you will be required to produce relevant documentation.
Job Title: Global Fundraising and Partnerships Director
Hours / Contract: Full-time / Permanent
Salary Package: Circa £85k
The Martin James Foundation believe that every child has the right to grow up and thrive – in a safe, secure and loving home and their vision is a world in which children do not live in institutions. The foundation are seeking an exceptional Global Fundraising and Partnerships Director to join their Senior Management Team (SMT).
Reporting to the Global Chief Executive you will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of robust and effective fundraising, income generation and partnerships for the foundation. As part of the SMT the Fundraising and Partnerships Director will be directly involved in the development and implementation of organisation-wide annual, and longer-term strategic plans, as well as participating in the evolution of global strategies and initiatives.
The key responsibilities are:
- Cultivate effective internal and external relationships beneficial to fundraising, particularly with corporate, trusts, legacies, major gifts and international applications
- Lead on the identification of potential partner organisations to help the foundation achieve its mission
- Ensuring sound and efficient use of resources and adherence to governance procedures, including engagement with the Board of Trustees
- Represent the foundation as part of an external influencing strategy
- Provide leadership as part of the SMT and be the key advisor to the Chief Executive, and the Programmes and Projects Director in relation to the fundraising, communications and partnership strategy, contributing to an effective organisational strategy
As the successful candidate you will have an excellent understanding of all fundraising and income generation activities. With strong strategic marketing, PR, financial planning, budgeting and data analysis skills, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop, pitch and win major contracts. A fluent communicator to a wide range of audiences, you will be persuasive, able to influence and inform as required, whilst motivating teamwork, collaboration and productive working relationships.
To apply for this pivotal role, and to receive further information on the salary package available, please send your CV and Supporting Statement to Jenny Warner and Adam Stacey at Charisma Charity Recruitment quoting reference JO1704.
Closing date for applications: 6 October 2019
1st Interview date: 6/7 or 13/14 November
2nd Interview date: 28 Nov or 4/5 December
New opportunity for a skilled Executive Assistant to support this fantastic health charity in their London office!
Our client is one of the leading health charities in the UK.
The successful EA - Director of Fundraising & Engagement duties will include:
- Diary management
- Organising meetings and prepping all necessary documents and materials, arrangements etc.
- Making sure all deadline are met, and worked towards
- Main point of contact for directorate
- Coordination of reporting, planning and scheduling
- Agenda writing, following up on actions, minutes for monthly SLT meeting & quarterly SMT meeting
The successful EA - Director of Fundraising & Engagement will have/be:
- Excellent understanding of complex reporting structure within an organisation (preferably non-profit)
- Excellent organisation skills
- Ability to understand information, and filter it down/communicate it in ways others can understand
- Ability to juggle multiple priorities
On offer for the successful EA - Director of Fundraising & Engagement is a salary of £30000 - £34000 depending on experience.
London City Mission has an ambitious strategy to serve the church in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the least reached and hardest to reach people of London. This role is a unique opportunity to be involved in impacting London with the gospel.
This is a new Leadership Team level Director role with responsibility for strategic leadership and development of our Fundraising and Supporter Relations team and operation. A key aim is to significantly increase donations to support the Mission whilst continuing to promote our Christian culture and ethos based on our values.
If you are passionate about applying your excellent professional skills and experience in fundraising and supporter relations to serve in mission to London, then we want to hear from you. You will need to be committed to working and living in accordance with LCM’s Christian beliefs as set out in our Statement of Faith and there is an Occupational Requirement that the person appointed is an evangelical Christian.
For more information about the role, the person we are looking, and how to apply, please contact Allan Beckett and Jonathan Payne at Carnelian Search who are handling all applications for this role on behalf of LCM. See the "how to apply" section for contact details.
Orchestras for All (OFA) believes that all young people should be able to access the life-changing experience of group music-making whatever their circumstances. Our aim is to address the inconsistent provision of high-quality music experiences across the UK in order to help disadvantaged young people realise their full potential and develop crucial life skills.
We work to address the problem of access for our beneficiaries, tackling all kinds of barriers – logistical, financial, geographical, personal and cultural – with the overarching objectives that:
- young people will have increased access to high quality, consistent provision of ensemble music-making opportunities
- young people will be better equipped with the life skills and self-awareness they need to achieve their aspirations
Based out of our office in Cecil Sharp House in Camden, OFA is looking for an Executive Director to join our team on a full-time basis. The role will be offered on a permanent contract at £50,000-£53,000 per annum (depending on experience).
You will join the team at an exciting moment in OFA’s journey, leading up to our 10th anniversary year and launch of a new five-year strategy in July 2020. This is a vital role in building the future of the organisation and is a real opportunity for the right candidate to build a robust and sustainable organisation with the potential to become a sector leader in inclusive ensemble music-making. The Executive Director will lead the organisation through this all-important next phase supported by Founder and Artistic Director Marianna Hay and committed board of trustees.
The successful candidate will be:
- Entrepreneurial in outlook, will enjoy sales and marketing and have an adventurous approach to the fast-changing not-for-profit sector
- Someone with a background in the arts and / or state secondary education, or with experience of building and driving a small organisation in the social enterprise or charity sector
- An innovator, with the ability to think laterally and find solutions to problems
- A firm believer in the value of participation in music-making and passionate about music education, young people and artistic innovation
- Experienced in strategic integration of digital marketing and development of online content into the work of an organisation
- Someone who both enjoys working collaboratively and the challenges of leading a small and dynamic team
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Development & Alumni Relations
Cardiff University seeks an ambitious and talented fundraiser for the position of Senior Development Manager (Major Gifts).
Cardiff University is an ambitious, innovative university, located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. One of the world’s top 150 universities, its research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the most recent Research Excellence Framework for quality, and 2nd for impact.
In recent years, Cardiff University has embarked on an exciting step-change in its advancement programme, with significant new investment in its fundraising and supporter relations programmes.
The Senior Development Manager (Major Gifts) will seek to secure major gifts for identified priority projects for the University. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development & Head of Fundraising, the post holder will join as a senior member of the high-performing fundraising team, raising gifts of five, six and seven-figures from individuals, charitable trusts and foundations, and corporates.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience and understanding of major gifts fundraising, including face-to-face solicitation of gifts; strong negotiation and communication skills; an ability to represent the University and develop strong institutional relationships at a senior level; and the ambition, drive, commitment and vision needed to support the University’s fundraising targets.
For an informal conversation prior to applying for this role, please email Greg Spencer, Deputy Director of Development.
It is anticipated that interviews for this post will be held in Cardiff on Wednesday 9th October 2019. Please confirm your availability to attend interview in your application.
This post is full-time and open-ended.
To apply, please visit our website.
Closing date: Saturday, 28 September 2019.
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
Are you a highly experienced and ambitious Director of Fundraising, looking to join an inspirational organisation? Would you thrive in a newly-created senior opportunity that will see you juggle multiple pressing priorities? Are you keen to take the next step in career? SimkissGuy Recruitment are delighted to be partnering with University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (incorporating Queen Elizabeth Hospitals Birmingham Charity, Heartlands Hospitals Charity, Good Hope Hospitals Charity and Solihull Hospitals Charity) to exclusively recruit for a Director of Fundraising, based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham but with regular travel to all four hospital sites around the West Midlands.
As Director of Fundraising for this prestigious charity, you will be tasked with leading and developing the fundraising team and increasing fundraising income year on year. You will lead the development and implementation of a challenging three year fundraising strategy that underpins strategic goals to accelerate income growth in a sustainable manner across a diverse range of income streams. In this dynamic and varied opportunity, you will embed a culture of fundraising across the organisation and lead the development and implementation of a three year fundraising plan, which includes key activities, areas of required investment, KPIs and milestones as well as the projected growth of fundraising income.
As Director of Fundraising, you will grow fundraising income to support the organisation’s aspiration to grow charitable expenditure to £8 million per year by 2023, as well as working closely with the Charity Chief Executive to develop a KPI framework and reporting systems which provides the basis for performance to be managed across Fundraising in line with the achievement of the three year plans.
You will work closely with a wide range of key internal stakeholders, including the Head of Marketing and PR to create and engage on-line communities and to use these communities as the basis for recruiting new supporters and accelerating the growth of community fundraising. You will establish a range of new income streams, with a particular emphasis on the application of digital technology, including the use of crowdfunding, as the basis for establishing a more diverse range of income.
You will establish, test and rollout a supporter acquisition programme which aims to increase the size of the active supporter base to 100,000. You will create and implement collaborative ways of working with the Grants department, providing a base for the Fundraising department to play a significant role in improving the public’s understanding of the impact of the hospital charity.
For this exciting and challenging opportunity, you will need to have significant fundraising experience gained in a charitable environment, ideally as a Director or Head of Fundraising, whilst also having strong previous experience in leading fundraising campaigns and attracting and developing major corporate partnerships and community groups. You will have demonstrable experience and knowledge of the latest donor development techniques and experience of working on major fundraising initiatives and charity of the year campaigns, as well as proven experience of delivering fundraising targets.
In return, you will receive and outstanding salary and benefits package, and have the chance to join a truly prestigious charity in Birmingham.
SimkissGuy Recruitment is acting as a recruitment agency for the purpose of this vacancy. By sending your CV to us, you hereby consent for is to contact you in relation to recruitment. We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all. We will be in touch within 3 working days if we would like to discuss your CV and experience further. If you do not hear from us within that time then you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this particular vacancy. We would welcome further applications from you for roles that may be more suited to your skills and experience.
Title: Director Programme Operations
Location: Kaduna, Nigeria
Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply
Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract
The Director Programme Operations will be responsible for and provide the overall leadership of Sightsavers programme operations in Nigeria and will ensure that Sightsavers’ operations are in line with the organisational strategy and direct the country programme team to manage and deliver high quality and cost-effective programmes. The post will also confirm the adherence to programmatic internal systems and processes including overall responsibility of strategic programme development. This position is designed to obtain high-quality professional leadership for strategizing and implementing Sightsavers’ programmes and related projects.
As the Director Programme Operations you will lead and manage the programme team, ensure Sightsavers values, vision and mission including safeguarding are reflected in programme implementation, and you will support the Country Director to work collaboratively with internal departments globally to contribute to organisation success; review outputs and share learning, identify new opportunities and make recommendations based on changes in the local environment.
You will also lead the strategic programme implementation and their operations and ensure that project targets are achieved as per the annual work plan. You will strengthen and enhance the quality of all programmes, make sure programme experience is critically analysed, and lessons learned captured and applied for on-going programme improvement and you will have overall responsibility for the management of Sightsavers’ partner/state programme budget.
To be the successful candidate you will have a post graduate qualification (or equivalent) in relevant fields related to Sightsavers thematic areas (NTDs, eye health, disability and social inclusion), possess working experience in an INGO/NGO environment with significant background in a senior management/leadership position, have knowledge of project management, budget development and monitoring, and resource management, and understanding of the development sector and critical cross cutting themes such as gender and advocacy.
A good standard of English language skills is required for this role.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
The Positive Youth Foundation is a Coventry-based charity, established to support young people to achieve their full potential. We have a long-standing track record of developing effective services for young people, in particular, those who find themselves within a wide range of challenging circumstances.
Hours: 30-40 per week (negotiable)
Salary: £40,835-£48,164 (plus generous benefits package), based on full-time salary
Fixed Term: 18 month initial contract
Our organisation has seen steady growth over the years, and to facilitate this further, we have an exciting new role within the executive team. The successful candidate has a unique opportunity to drive the organisation forward by leading on the implementation of our organisational programmes, impact, fundraising and associated compliance work. They will join an established management team, providing critical leadership skills and processes. The successful candidate will have a determination to keep young people at the centre of all that we do.
1. The post holder will provide comprehensive leadership support to all Positive Youth Foundation business activity, as well as supporting the wider strategic direction of the Foundation.
2. To support the continuous improvement of the organisation through the development and delivery of a robust business plan to cover:
- Fundraising/Sustainability Strategy
- Compliance of contracts
- Performance, Impact and Learning
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Overall management responsibility for Positive Youth Foundation programmes
2. Ensure compliance of contracts and agreements across the organisations business
3. Support the ongoing development and delivery of cross-organisational processes and procedures, relevant to our core business areas
4. Work closely with the Executive Team to ensure continuous improvement of PYF provision, partnerships and outcomes for young people
5. To lead on our performance, impact and learning frameworks to inform and influence strategic decisions of PYF
6. To maximise the level of external funding aimed at improving or extending provision, delivered through a robust inward investment strategy
- Knowledge of the management of a charity, social enterprise, public or private sector organisation, gained through significant experience at a senior leadership level
- Knowledge of income-generation and financial control within a charity/social enterprise setting. Including practical knowledge of relevant local, regional and national sources of grant and unrestricted funding
- Knowledge and awareness of issues affecting communities who find themselves living in challenging circumstances
- Knowledge of compliance matters in relation to grant-related and other funding arrangements
- Knowledge of how to design and utilise data capture processes, and use data to influence decision making and strategy developments
Skills and Abilities:
- To be forward thinking in your approach to leadership within the sector
- To be able to support the leadership team with executive/senior management level responsibilities
- To manage a comprehensive workload of staff, programmes and associated compliance measures across the organisation
- Ability to engage with a variety of professional sector groups, including funders and corporate bodies
- Ability to design and implement a successful inward investment strategy designed to maximise resources for social outcomes
- Ability to respond effectively and quickly to competing work priorities
- Ability to work within and contribute towards a dynamic team approach
- Ability to produce high level impact reports, demonstrating value and effectiveness of the organisations business activity
Experience and Education:
- Proven track record of supporting the leadership of an organisation at a senior level, you will have excellent organisational and analytical skills, as well as close attention to detail.
- The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years relevant leadership experience.
PYF puts safeguarding at the forefront of all its activities. The successful applicant will demonstrate their firm commitment to effective safeguarding practises and high professional standards around all safeguarding issues. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
PYF are fully committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a supporting cover letter outlining your suitability against the job description, or complete the standard Application Form.