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The role of Direct Marketing Executive is a varied one. Working with different teams and suppliers, you’ll be supporting and delivering direct marketing campaigns online, offline and across a range of media channels. The acquisition programme is an evolving one and there is change and growth happening in a lot of interesting areas at a fast pace. Activities in the acquisition portfolio are diverse; from managing and developing our payroll giving programme, to delivering engaging and motivating fundraiser training, your campaigns will drive income and attract new, engaged supporters to the charity.
As well as running day-to-day activity on your own campaigns, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the wider Acquisition team by ensuring data and supporter engagement processes are running smoothly across campaigns. Alongside this, they will ensure compliance and adherence to the most recent regulations and codes of practice is top of the agenda.
Fundraising experience is not essential for the role, but we are looking for someone with the desire and self-motivation to learn and develop, and the drive and passion to change the future for those affected by dementia. The successful candidate will be able to show this, be collaborative and enthusiastic, want to learn and develop, and be keen to get involved with the activities of the team right away.
Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
- Support with planning and delivery of a wide range of supporter engagement and fundraising activities, including regular fundraiser newsletters, thanking communications, and thanking events.
- Work with others in the team to conduct mystery shopping, shadowing and call listening to measure fundraising quality and ensure compliance.
- Liaise with designers, printers, mailing houses, agencies and fulfilment houses.
- Support the day to day management of fundraising agencies and suppliers, ensuring relationships are effective and productive.
- Assist in the production and delivery of motivating fundraiser training.
- Support in recommendations for change and refinement across the direct marketing programme.
- Manage and develop our payroll giving programme including liaising with agencies, ensuring data and income processes run smoothly, and actively looking for ways to develop and improve the campaign.
Finance & Reporting
- Daily campaign tracking and reporting.
- Administer the recording, reconciliation and processing of invoices to be paid from acquisition Direct Marketing nominal codes.
- Monitoring and analysing competitor and sector activity, making recommendations to the direct marketing team on future improvements and opportunities for testing.
- Keep up to date on the latest developments within the sector relating to best practice in fundraising.
- Proof-read direct marketing materials and collateral.
- Manage the Intranet on behalf of the acquisition Direct Marketing team, ensuring content is up to date and useful to all staff.
- Regularly attend, support and contribute to meetings and events.
- Ensure compliance and adherence to the most recent regulations and codes of practice.
- Keep up to date with dementia news, research developments and the work of ARUK and consider the impact on campaigns.
- Undertake any other relevant duties and projects delegated by the Senior Direct Marketing Officer in line with the responsibilities of the post.
What we are looking for:
- Experience of using Microsoft packages; particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
- Proof reading.
- Administrative experience.
- Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.
- Willingness to collaborate and work closely with other departments and external suppliers.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the confidence to communicate with people of all levels.
- Strong team player and self-motivator.
- Strong focus on results and continuous improvement.
- Flexibility to work some unsocial hours and willingness to travel independently.
Ways of working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.
Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals. This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.
Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.
Salary: Circa £22,000 per annum, plus benefits
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.
The closing date for applications is the 5th June 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 13th June 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us via the channels on our website.
How to apply:
Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.
About Alzheimer’s Research UK:
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.
To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK
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.
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.
Do you have experience of managing and coaching teams to deliver consistently high performance within a complex multi-site operation? Are you a fantastic communicator who can lead you team to achieve great results?
Dogs Trust are recruiting for a Head of Operations to lead our rehoming centres in the North to achieve high standards of dog welfare, customer service and operational procedures to maximise rehoming possibilities for dogs in our care.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust will never put a healthy dog to sleep, and believe ‘A Dog is for Life’.
Accounting for 62% of the Dogs Trust workforce, the Operations Directorate is responsible for achieving the mission of Dogs Trust through the intake, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs. The Directorate is split between four functions; rehoming centres, the Contact Centre, a field-based team and a team in the London office.
This is an exciting role with huge scope, as you will need to get to grips with all aspects of the rehoming centre operation (previous animal welfare experience isn’t essential) to contribute to the achievement of continuous improvement in logistical and rehoming processes as well as our (already high) canine welfare and customer experience standards. You will contribute to the development of the operational strategy and its implementation in support of the wider Dogs Trust strategic aims, ensuring continuous improvement in performance across all Operational areas to support more dogs being cared for and rehomed.
As an inspiring and experienced leader, you will manage, motivate and develop a group of Centre Managers, focussing on building management capacity throughout Operations and enabling managers, through the development of a coaching culture, to effectively handle all management issues, encouraging innovation and new initiatives, as well as identifying and dealing with underperformance where necessary.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with significant experience of managing and coaching a team of staff to deliver consistently high performance, ideally having managed staff remotely in previous roles. This experience will include recruitment, performance management and supporting managers with complex HR issues. You will be highly numerate with experience of managing budgets and will have the ability to analyse complex data to make management decisions and make recommendations for future action.
The role will be home-based, within the north and there will be significant travel, including some evenings and weekends.
To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you complete an application form and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.
Interviews will take place on 6th and 7th June in Manchester (first stage) and 13th June in Darlington (second stage).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Strategy and Change Director - Professional Oversight
London (4 days a fortnight in the office)
£121,200 plus excellent benefits
- Are you a fully qualified auditor with experience within professional services at Director/Associate Partner level?
- Do you have experience within industry where there is a regulatory component?
- Do you experience in strategy, planning, change management and risk management?
- Are you experienced in management of staff/teams and used to dealing with HR related matters?
A regulator is seeking this key hire as they drive forward their enhancement and development of the Professional Oversight Team (POT) and the wider organisation; as they transform into a new body.
The role -
You will manage the strategy and development of the framework required for effective oversight of the relevant professional bodies. This will include - Leading efforts to increase 'joined up' ways of working within the organisation, developing strong relationships with other leaders in the body. Developing and introducing enhanced working practices into POT and working to set the strategic direction of travel for the department.
Key responsibilities -
- Supporting and developing strategy and responses to ensure strong output from the division
- Participation in Supervision Senior Leadership Team meetings on behalf of the DPO.
- Direct line management of a proportion of team members including the heads of workstreams relevant to the role.
- Active involvement in cross-organisational initiatives, particularly those that impact oversight strategy.
- Leading the more strategic professional oversight projects.
- Drafting position papers for review at the Executive Committee (ExCo) and Board level.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with key external parties, primarily the professional accountancy and audit bodies, relevant to the work of POT and representing the organisation in dealings with them at an operational level.
The person -
- A good understanding of the law relating to audit regulation and the role of a regulator in the sector
- A good understanding of the role of the recognised professional bodies in relation to both audit and accounting regulation and the relevant law governing these activities
- Knowledge of the wider public interest issues that arise from the activities of the recognised professional bodies
- An audit or accounting qualification and experience at either Director or Associate Partner level within a professional services firm
- Experience of managing large teams and HR issues that may arise from such responsibilities
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Experience within industry where there is a regulatory component
- Experience in strategy, planning, change management and risk management
This is a key role within this organisation in an exciting time in their development. You will enjoy working with subject matter experts in a diverse, supportive and "family-feel" culture. Excellent benefits and a very strong work/life balance are also on offer.
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
Veganuary is the non-profit that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January - and beyond. We focus on changing consumer behaviours and attitudes, while providing lots of information and practical support - to make the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible.
We also work with businesses to drive up vegan food provisions in shops and restaurants and have made veganism more visible and accessible through our work with national and international media.
What we do
- Our Aim: A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate climate change and drive wild animal populations to extinction.
- Our Mission: To inspire and support people to try vegan, drive corporate change, and create a global mass movement, championing compassionate food choices with the aim of ending animal farming, protecting the planet, and improving human health.
We work toward our lofty ambitions by following a simple, 3-step plan:
- Encouraging and supporting millions of people to try veganism.
- Creating the necessary media and social media buzz to raise awareness of the topic and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
- Encouraging companies to promote and launch more delicious vegan options to increase the quality, availability and visibility of vegan food.
How we do it
You’ll have no doubt seen our public campaigns for Veganuary, you may even have tried it yourself. We’re incredibly proud of the global movement we’ve built, and it continues to grow year-on-year.
The part of work you might be a little less familiar with is our work in influencing businesses. The more businesses speak positively about veganism and launch new vegan products, the better the availability, visibility and quality of vegan products becomes, making it easier and tastier to try vegan. This is inspiring more people to choose plant-based options and stick with it long term.
Amongst many others, we are incredibly proud to have worked with the following companies to increase their vegan offering:
What we’re looking for
As we head into the next phase of our strategy, we are looking for a talented Head of Operations and Finance who can help us build a robust, sustainable organisation. You will help us to shore up our gains to date and capitalise on the increasing number of growth opportunities coming our way.
This is a reimagining of an existing role and represents an investment in the charity’s future. We are looking for someone who can work closely with the board and executive to devise and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of new opportunities.
You will lead on financial management, supervise and optimise the organisation’s operations in the UK, and support our growing international team in operational matters.
Playing a pivotal part in the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Veganuary’s day-to-day operations - including governance, administration, HR, finance, legal and IT remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We don’t believe in prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our teams. We have just three questions of you, before you apply:
- Are you a qualified finance professional with significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities?
- Are you a skilled strategic thinker with a proactive approach to solving problems?
- Do you enjoy building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
If you like what you’ve read, and your answer to all three questions above is “yes”, I recommend that you read the application pack by following the link below and consider getting in touch to discuss the role in more detail.
Lucy Cavendish College invites applications for a Director of Welfare and Wellbeing, known internally as Assistant Senior Tutor – Pastoral which will report to the Senior Tutor of the College.
Director of Welfare and Wellbeing
Salary: £56,600 p.a
Job Type: Full-time
The College has a new admissions policy and is undergoing a significant and exciting transformation and expansion. From Michaelmas 2021, the College admitted students of all ages and all genders. Our undergraduate intake has trebled in recent years to 140 and by 2025 we anticipate admitting around 450 full-time and part-time postgraduate students each year. The final size of the student body at the College will then be 1000+ making it one of the largest in the University. The College is already the most diverse in Cambridge. It aims to be broadly representative of UK society in its ‘home’ student body and increasingly to be so in its international intake.
With responsibility for leading a team that designs, plans and implements programmes and services to promote student wellbeing, this role will address student welfare needs including the provision of mental health support. The postholder will assist in the design and implementation of measures to evaluate the effectiveness of the College’s current provision and ensure that a high standard of service to students is maintained.
Flexibility is possible for some duties, responsibilities and line management in the expanding team of Tutors, Student Welfare and Wellbeing Advisor, Counsellors and College Nurse. The role will involve providing training, guidance and advice to these as needed. The postholder will co-chair weekly meetings with Tutors and termly meetings of the whole wellbeing and welfare team with the Senior Tutor. Alongside the Student Welfare and Wellbeing Advisor, the postholder will be a point of referral from Tutors and will have line management responsibility for a Programme Administrator and Student Finance Coordinator as well as having a dedicated Team Administrator to provide diary management and administrative support.
Educated to degree level or equivalent, the post holder will have demonstrable experience in the provision of welfare and wellbeing services for young people and successful experience of organising, co-ordinating and running a range of well-being activities ideally in a Higher Education setting. With experience in collecting, analysing, interrogating and evaluating data to improve practices and services, the postholder will have a proven understanding of confidentiality, ability to maintain professional boundaries and manage potentially difficult or conflictual situations with confidence.
With experience of successful leadership and management of a team, the postholder will be highly organised, with an ability to prioritise and multi-task. In addition, they will be forward thinking and ambitious with the ability to demonstrate flexibility and a commitment to high professional standards. They will have a high level of emotional resilience with the ability to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines when needed.
In return we can offer a benefits package including 33 days holiday, free lunches when kitchens are open, a contributory pension scheme, car parking, life assurance, a health cash back scheme and a cycle to work scheme.
A Fellowship is available to a suitably qualified appointee which will be for three years in the first instance and is renewable thereafter.
Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 30 May 2022
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 June 2022
To Apply and for more information:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website.
No agencies please.
Operations Manager (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk)
Salary: £34,650 - £38,352 pa depending on experience
Who are we?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives young people the chance to develop skills for work and life.
Our structured programmes of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide, and encourage young people to widen their experiences and learn new skills.
Through a licensing process, we partner with youth organisations and support them in their delivery of our programmes to their young people. These organisations range from schools and colleges to local authorities, charities, secure units, and community organisations.
We have recently launched our new strategy for the next five years, Youth Without Limits, which will ensure the DofE is open to all young people aged 14-24 across the UK, and that our participants reflect the most diverse generation of young people ever.
What is the role?
Working within our values and behavioural framework, this role will see you remotely managing, developing, and empowering a team of Operations Officers. By creating a positive working environment in which they can flourish, you will support them to achieve our strategic ambitions and their individual Key Performance Indicators.
Operations Officers are responsible for managing the relationships with our partner organisations (known as Licensed Organisations – LOs), ensuring they offer quality and inclusive DofE programmes to their young people. You will support your team through engaging with stakeholders, managing, and resolving any issues or concerns Operations Officers raise around delivery or quality within their LOs.
As part of the regional management team, which comprises of the Regional Director, Business Support Manager, Senior Operations Manager and other Operations Managers, you will actively contribute to developing and delivering ways to achieve objectives outlined within the regional business plan which supports our national strategic goals.
You will undertake meetings, in person and virtually, across the region engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders at different levels within different organisations. When not out at meetings, you will be working from home.
Whilst you won’t be working directly with young people, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are having a positive impact on their future opportunities.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a strong team leader who has experience of directly managing a team of staff, either in person or remotely.
You will need to have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to engage with internal and external stakeholders and be an enthusiastic influencer and authentic ambassador for the DofE.
To undertake the role you’ll need to be exceptionally organised, have the ability to prioritise your workload, meet deadlines and have excellent administrative skills, being both computer literate and competent in MS Office applications.
Our work is increasingly data driven, so you will need to have experience of managing and analysing simple data from which to make informed decisions.
Project management experience will be required to enable you to contribute to regional and national projects, that will drive our strategic objectives forward over the next five years.
We are looking for someone who is decisive and flexible in their approach, has a positive outlook and who will actively manage the wellbeing of their team.
What will you get in return?
The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart.
A starting salary of between £34,650 - £38,352 per annum dependent on experience.
From day one you’ll have access to a generous pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Through our Flexible Working policy the DofE provides an opportunity to work flexibly to meet yours and our business needs.
How to apply
If you feel excited by this role and believe you have the necessary skills and experience to become a valued team member, please go to our website and apply.
The deadline for applying for this role is 10 June 2022
There will be two interviews for this role with successful applicants being invited to attend on the following dates:
First interview: Week commencing 20th June 2022 which will be held virtually over Teams.
Second interview: Week commencing 27th June 2022 which will be held virtually over Teams.
An enhanced criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar) will be undertaken when a job offer is accepted.
If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if you would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email.
Since its launch in 1956, the DofE has empowered millions of young people to become the very best they can be. It was established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, our Patron, and is still guided by the same set of principles he laid down.
The flexibility and adaptability of DofE have allowed the DofE to spread around the world. We operate through a social franchise model in the UK, licensing and supporting a wide range of organisations to deliver DofE programmes to hundreds of thousands of young people every year.
Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak our ambition to grow the number of young people who can access a DofE programme remains unchanged and we continue to engage new partners and develop innovative ways of working with businesses, the voluntary sector, and policymakers across the UK to ensure that any young person who wants to do their DofE can do so.
Diversity, equality & inclusion
The DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We recruit, develop, promote and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.
While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour, disabled people, and people under 25 are not as well represented as we would like. As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.
Barnardo’s is the largest national children’s charity in the UK. We protect, support, and nurture the UK's vulnerable children. We help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents, and carers via our 800+ diverse services across the UK. The scale of what we do may be big and complex, but our aim is simple – to provide better outcomes for more children, no matter who they are or what they have been through. We are committed to working in partnership to reach more Children, Young People, and families.
Our current Director of Commercial & Business Development – Children’s Services will be leaving having developed a very successful directorate, and we are now seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to build on our sector-leading commercial activity. Reporting to our Corporate Director of Development & Innovation, your key responsibilities will include:
- Aligning all areas of the business development and commercial strategy to support Barnardo’s vision, purpose, objectives, identifying opportunities and robust solutions.
- Providing strategic leadership and oversight of our commercial business lines operations, including our Family Placement, Gap Homes, and Employer Training Services businesses, with a combined 600 staff and turnover of £42m
- Developing and identifying new opportunities, markets, and solutions to achieve our organisation strategy and achieve better outcomes for Children and Young People
- Delivering commercial expertise and advice into high value and pan-regional bids and their implementation in partnership with regional and national Children Services operational teams, frontline services, and corporate teams
- Leading improvements to the quality of all tendering activity across Barnardo’s, which will continually increase the positive outcomes achieved through competitive bids
- As a senior leader, working with key stakeholders to develop and innovate our approach to strategic partnerships, system change and operational services to address the needs of Children and young people, commissioners, and funders
This is not a traditional business development role. The focus of your work will be strategic, proactive, market development, working closely with our partners and commissioners to co-design and co-produce interventions that change the system and deliver better outcomes for more children.
The successful candidate will have strong commercial acumen and be adept at identifying opportunities, creating partnerships, and assessing risk/reward. You will ideally have experience of working with children’s services or another setting where services work with high risk, vulnerable groups. You’ll need a good understanding of tendering and contracts in the public sector, and a breadth of operational leadership experience to provide oversight and support to the managers of our commercial businesses.
If you’re driven by a passion to make a difference to young people’s lives, we want to hear from you. Your ability to succeed in this role will have a tangible impact on children and young people both by directly raising income that funds our vital services, and by creating new approaches that can reach more children and young people.
For further a recruitment pack with further information including how to apply, please contact James Stephens at Morgan Law Executive Recruitment. The Closing Date for applications will be 11pm on Wednesday 25th May. We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.
About Migrant Help:
Migrant Help is a leading charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential.
We are currently looking for a Deputy Director of Commercial to join our team on a Fixed-Term contract. There will be a potential for the role to be made permanent or be extended.
We place a high value on employees in relation to the work that they do and the benefits the organisation offers, with an ethos of being a Great Place to Work.
These are some of the benefits we offer:
• Flexibility and work life balance
• Enhanced family friendly provisions
• Additional holiday entitlements
• Perkbox benefits
• Non-contributory pension scheme.
At Migrant Help, we foster a culture in which equality, diversity and inclusion are recognised, valued and encouraged. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we match your skills with the needs of our organisation. As long as you share our values, vision and goals. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of their age, religion or belief, race, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
This role is key to representing the charity in commercial dealings with its key commissioners and contractors. By understanding the key operational and commercial workings of such contracts, this role will lead on generating, assessing, negotiating and implementing commercial solutions. They will provide a framework for changes and additions outside the regular scope of these contracts.
This role has line management responsibility for an effective system of supplier management which reviews, negotiates, approves, and monitors new and existing contracts. The role should be proficient in constructing high value multi-year and volume related contracts using specialist finance, legal and operational sources.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identifying the commercial impact of current and potential contract clauses to effectively construct change requests in line with the strategic goals of the Charity.
- Construct contracts which mitigate risk of volume changes by conveying appropriate information to specialist finance, legal and operational staff – allowing for performance measurement, escalations and contingency planning.
- Attend contract review meetings, supporting operational leads in commercial discussions around service charges and credits and matters impacting contract delivery.
- Maintain ongoing commercial relationships – build open relationships with commissioners and contractors through frequent and open discussions and shared goals.
- High Level Business Cases - Drafting the business case with input from managers and specialists.
- Support our contractual arrangements for bids, grants and partnerships to ensure a clear understanding of contractual clauses.
- Communication & Stakeholder Management - Develop and maintain communications with project managers and other stakeholders, building effective and collaborative relationships
- Risks & Issues - Manage risks and issues, including those that are strategic and politically sensitive, ensuring regular reporting and escalation as appropriate.
- Leadership Vision & Objectives - Deliver stated objectives. Support the programme to deliver the business case benefits and outcomes.
- Development and support of the operational staff who manage contractual relationships providing as a mentor or coach.
Migrant Help is committed to safeguarding those we provide a service to, applicants will have to undergo strict vetting procedures throughout different stages of the recruitment process.
Right to Work in the UK
In addition to being able to provide documents to show their right to work in the UK ie passport or other right to work documents such as work visa, settled status document, certificate of registration, naturalization as a British citizen, Biometric Residence Permit etc.
This post is also subject to;
- DBS Check
- Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)
For CTC application applicant must:
- Be able to provide a valid passport eg. 10 year full British passport, EU or non-EU Passport with indefinite leave to remain
- Be able to provide continuous UK address history for the previous 5 years
- Provide full employment history for the previous 3 years and/or suitable documentation to cover any gaps in employment
All ID documents must show current address
We encourage applications from disabled people by offering them an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are currently seeking a Head of Finance for an 18-month fixed term contract, to provide strategic management of the Finance department and the finances of the charity, oversee financial systems and maximize the use of technology for effective financial management. This role can either be based at home, or the National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, on the edge of Ashdown Forest. This is a remote location and public transport is limited. You will join us on a full-time basis and in return, you will receive up to £71,152.00 plus excellent benefits.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021 we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!
The existing Head of Finance will be undertaking a new temporary role within the directorate with the focus on change, so this post will be relied upon to ensure that the business as usual work such as budgeting and year end is not unduly affected by the change.
As our Head of Finance, you will lead a highly skilled team of 20 employees, covering financial accounting and transaction processing, management accounting and reporting and Payroll. The Charity has an annual revenue budget of £75m and operates a trading subsidiary with income in excess of £2m per annum. The team processes around 5,000 supplier payments and 150,000 neutering vouchers per year. Running a payroll for over 1,000 staff and supporting over 220 branches and their volunteer treasurers, they also provide financial advice and support to the 36 Centres and a chain of over 100 shops.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Strategy, this is a senior position within Cats Protection. As a Leadership Group member, this role contributes to the leadership of the charity and works closely with the Executive Management Team on corporate financial issues. The job is varied, ranging from advising Trustees, supporting the Audit and Investment Committees, coordinating the Charity risk register, working with internal and external auditors and contributing to the long-term financial planning of the Charity in line with its strategic objectives.
Responsibilities of our Head of Finance:
As well as providing accurate and timely financial reporting including financial and management accounts, cashflow reporting, forecasting, budgeting and all statutory reporting, you will assist the Director of Finance and Strategy to ensure that Trustees are able to discharge their governance function and add value to Cats Protection’s performance. You will lead on managing the tax affairs of the charity and coordinating the risk management processes and have a key role to support, develop and empower employees and volunteers, particularly Branch Treasurer volunteers, to reach their full potential in delivering the best possible services in support of strong financial management.
What we’re looking for in our Head of Finance:
- a CCAB qualified accountant with several years’ experience leading a multi-functional Finance Team.
- a good understanding of the charity SORP will be required to produce the statutory accounts
- the ability to present complex financial information to a variety of audiences in oral and written reports and in webinars and face to face meetings
- a supportive leader, who develops the team and colleagues
- a team player and able to work independently on high level financial information
What we can offer you:
- Up to £71,152.00pa plus excellent benefits
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Contribution pension scheme
- Life assurance scheme
- A range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme… and more!
Join us as our Head of Finance and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Closing date: 20 May 2022
Virtual interview date: TBC
Should we receive a large amount of applications, we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.
Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are delighted to be working with the University of Cambridge in recruiting to the exciting role of Head of Finance within one of their largest and highest profile divisions. reporting into the COO.
This role will lead the financial and management accounting duties and push towards a business partnering concept.
Leading a team of 6, you will be tasked with leading a restructure of the finance function. Finance is going through an exciting transformation across the University and you will be heavily involved with their digitalisation journey and move towards a more modern finance function.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Head of Finance to work in a truly world class institution.
What you need to do now
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Do you want to make a difference and be part of an organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century? As an Agile Project Manager, you will act as a champion for alignment between the development of individual systems and the charity’s overall technology roadmap.
Exciting opportunity to join the Digital Transformation team! Working as part of a team of project managers, the Agile Project Manager is responsible for the management of a variety of concurrent digital change projects, delivering the charity’s wider technology strategy and roadmap using agile and lean processes.
The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), options to buy and sell holiday, Blue Light and NHS discounts, life assurance, eye care and mental health, wellbeing tools and volunteering days. It will also provide opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do.
Can be based at any manned SJA office.
Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)
- Agile Project Management Foundation / any other recognised project mgt qualification
- Delivered a portfolio of business change projects with proven experience in transitioning projects to business as usual
- Experience of directing and motivating cross-functional project teams
- Evidence of excellent stakeholder management at a variety of levels
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence and build effective relationships at all levels with excellent communication (both written and oral) and presentation skills
- Ability to translate complex technical solutions to a non-technical audience and gain the right level of buy-in and support
About the Role:
- Lead new technology solution and delivery rollouts on allocated projects
- Establish and attend project boards to report project progress, finances, risks and issues to stakeholders
- Communicate to and interact with senior stakeholders and assist functional departments in the development of business change canvases, business cases and option papers in support of technology-led business changes and work with Product Owners to develop specifications and scope for technology change projects
- Lead and have oversight of Project Teams driving collaboration and project success
- Where appropriate, manage third party suppliers, manage risks, issues, and change
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning. As a charity with a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.
St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately about equity, diversity and inclusion.
Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.
Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.
We are looking for a Finance Executive with a professional bookkeeping or accountancy qualification. This is a central role in the organisation with the postholder having responsibility for delivering highly effective financial management, internal systems and controls, as well as producing financial reports and budgets for the Directors, Senior Management Team and CIC members, the Trustees of the Foundation, as well as for a range of institutional donors, sponsors and other funders.
This is a fast paced, demanding role so it is important that you can manage your own workload, use your own initiative and have strong, accurate skills. You will be working across the entire team to provide financial support and may liaise with our Global Network teams too.
The role would suit someone that has experience of financial and administrative systems, is a highly organised problem-solver and great with people. You must also be competent with IT systems although we will provide you with training on the software you will use in your role.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Financial Management, Statutory and Internal Reporting
Deliver effective financial management, internal systems and controls, financial processing and reporting, including preparation of monthly management accounts for review by the Directors team and SMT, working with different currencies to present accounts in GBP where relevant.
Support the Managing Director in the preparation and submission of budgets and financial statements to CIC Members and the Board of Trustees.
Lead on multi-year and annual budget setting, with regular revision and re-forecasting process with budget holders;
Ensure that internal controls are in place and operating properly, including month-end and year-end control procedures;
Oversee all finances relating to the procurement of goods and services at Fashion Revolution: Maintain a log of accounts payable invoices and liaise on relevant queries; Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Quickbooks; Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures; Ensure that invoices are approved in line with the authorisation limits; Ensure that invoices are processed accurately and on a timely basis; Ensure that invoices and relevant documentation are filed in the correct places and attached to the relevant transactions; staff expenditure processing; Bank reconciliation of GBP and currency accounts.
Ensure filing, record updating, routine returns take place on a regular basis
Oversee the T-sheets timesheet system, including flexitime, holiday and reporting to Managing Director, line managers and team.
Oversee the management of the monthly payroll process, liaising with PAYE processing and Head of Operations and Governance
Oversee annual stocktake of fanzines and any other relevant stock, assets etc for annual accounts.
Ensure all regular payments are maintained without interruption, updating card details as required.
Ad Hoc finance and book-keeping tasks and troubleshooting to ensure the smooth running of financial operations.
Communicate effectively with all other staff and contractors as necessary, assisting with general finance queries.
Fundraising and Donor Reporting
Work with the Managing Director, Board of Directors and Fashion Revolution Team to compile budgets, in different currencies, for restricted income grant proposals or for sponsorship purposes.
Accurately record both unrestricted and restricted income from donors;
Monitor expenditure and staff/contractor hours on programmes funded from any restricted income;
Maintain electronic files of funding agreements and contracts;
Prepare timely financial grant reports to donors and other funders, including collating financial information and pipeline funds, conversion to relevant currencies and adapting reporting in accordance with donor requirements.
Process and send donation receipts and donor invoices when required.
Attend up to 3 in person meetings per year, travel expenses are covered.
Fashion Revolution is reviewing its five year strategy in 2022, ahead of preparing a new strategy for 2023-2027. As part of this, we will be reviewing the structure of the team which may result in some small changes to the responsibilities of this and other roles.
Experience and capabilities required
5 years experience in working in a finance role.
Excellent attention to detail: highly organised, thorough, accurate and able to meet deadlines
A qualification in bookkeeping or accountancy such as AAT, ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CIPFA;
Proficiency in managing accounts payable effectively and expeditiously;
Experience of maintaining accurate records and developing budgets of income and expenditure in multiple currencies;
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
Able to prioritise and manage concurrent deadlines;
Previous experience of Quickbooks accounting software;
Self-motivated, resourceful and able to work under pressure and react quickly and calmly during difficult situations;
Diplomatic telephone and interpersonal skills;
Good written & verbal skills to aid communication of financial information to lay people.
Comfortable working autonomously and independently, using self-initiative
Desired knowledge/skills and personal attributes
Understanding of remote working tools such as T-Sheets (Quickbooks) Zoom, Slack, Trello and Google Drive
Dependable, reliable, discreet, trustworthy
Team player, enthusiastic and approachable;
Flexible and proactively supportive to the wider team and stakeholders
You will work with:
You will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the Head of Operations and Governance and Board of Directors.
You will support and be in contact with the rest of the UK based central team
You will liaise with customers, global network and external project partners and current and potential funders.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you an experienced and dynamic finance professional looking for a broad, hands-on exciting position in a growing charity? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for an agile and experienced Head of Finance to lead Brake’s operational finance function and also maintain and develop our financial systems and operating processes. We are looking for someone who has previous hands-on experience; ideally in a similar-sized or larger organisation. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, this role is a very hands-on finance role leading on all aspects of financial accounting across the charity, providing clear financial insight at all times. The Head of Finance will work closely with our leadership team and undertakes the most senior finance role within the organisation.
Currently the finance team consists of the Head of Finance and a Finance and Admin Officer (who reports into the Head of Finance). While nothing is guaranteed, there is potential for growth across the charity and therefore we are looking for a Head of Finance who can demonstrate experience and capability to step up into a more senior finance role, overseeing a more complex finance function with additional line management responsibility.
Who we are
Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively.
We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families.
- management and administration of book-keeping using Xero;
- operation of Sage Payroll and pensions for c.45 staff;
- preparation of management accounts and financial reporting information for the charity’s finance committees monthly. Attendance at monthly finance committee meetings;
- preparation of the annual budget and monthly forecasts;
- processing of invoices, arranging supplier payments, resolving queries and debtors;
- managing bank accounts holding the charities’ working funds and its reserves, both online and offline;
- working alongside the auditors (managing the audit process end to end) and the Treasurer, generating year end accounts documents and submitting returns (including VAT returns, GiftAid claims etc) to the relevant authorities (including Charity Commission and Companies House) ensuring they are compliant with charity legislation;
- leading the identification and implementation of improvements to finance processes, as agreed with the Chief Operating Officer;
- working closely with all budget holders, supporting colleagues with financial matters, notably in preparing and checking a) budgets and b) financial expenditure reports required by sponsors and statutory funders; and
- line management of one member of staff.
- experience of working in a similar hands-on role in a finance management capacity in the not for profit sector;
- a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA);
- excellent knowledge of financial processes;
- experience of using Xero and Sage software and adept at Microsoft Office;
- the ability to produce high quality financial reports;
- an analytical mindset, able to work as a financial adviser for non-finance functions, providing insightful analysis and guidance;
- the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple responsibilities;
- proactive, problem solving ability and strong interpersonal skills; and
- a values-driven approach to life; you want to work for a charity.
About the team and how we work
- You will be joining a skilled, dedicated and friendly team.
- Our team works remotely and encourages use of sustainable transport.
- Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
- Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.