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About the role:
We have been awarded a Department for Education contract to deliver high quality training to kinship carers across England, which will complement our existing progammes and services, including our national Peer-to-Peer Programme, innovative programmes commissioned by local authorities in England and Wales and our free information and advice services including Kinship Compass.
In order to reach and support more kinship carers with these programmes and services, we are building a new Marketing Team – comprising a Head of Marketing, Marketing Manager and Marketing Officer - to develop and deliver integrated, strategic and creative marketing campaigns and strategies.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, senior-level marketeer with a strong track record in overseeing the development and delivery of effective and successful multi-channel marketing strategies targeted at a range of audiences to join us as our Head of Marketing. We’re looking for someone excited to hit the ground running in developing a new team and function, and who is able to plan strategically and creatively about how to maximise engagement and acquisition with a small in-house team. You will play a crucial role in supporting Kinship’s growth including through income generation, by increasing brand awareness and developing compelling marketing offers for key audiences including kinship carers, local authorities and referral partners.
A strategic thinker and natural collaborator, you’ll be able to work across the organisation to develop integrated marketing strategies and plans across all of Kinship’s services and programmes, and ensure these align with our wider external communications, including to our Kinship Community of around 12,000 carers. You’ll also be comfortable getting involved in the operational delivery of our marketing plans, supporting your team of two and demonstrating an insight and audience-led approach to both digital and offline marketing, thriving in an environment where you’ll be responsible for overseeing the progress of various strands of marketing activity.
You will have significant experience in leading marketing teams in the charity sector, and have demonstrable experience in delivering successful, engaging marketing strategies in-house. You will have experience of operating at a senior management level – perhaps as a Senior Manager, Head of or other senior-level role, adept at working with senior level internal and external stakeholders.
We will guarantee interviews to any candidates with experience of kinship care (either of being in kinship care or of being a kinship carer) who demonstrate that they meet the essential skills and experience outlined below.
What we’ll offer you
Kinship offers 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This fixed-term role is open to flexible working (school hours would be considered). We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.
Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams. We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.
This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity!
Please apply for this role through BeApplied. You will be asked to answer four questions and attach your CV. You will have max 250 words per answer.
- Tell us why you’re interested in working for Kinship in this role. Please also include how your personal values align with ours - Step up, Be stronger together, Be bold and Put people first.
- If you were offered the role, what would your priority actions be in the first three months and why? Tell us about what you’d need to find out and what would be your approach to the role?
- How would you ensure your team are motivated, high performing and happy in their role?
- This role will involve working with a wide range of stakeholders across the kinship care landscape, to gather views, insights and contributions. How would you go about identifying, listening to and working with stakeholders and seeking consensus? What would you do when consensus cannot be reached?
Application deadline: 9:00am on Monday 11 December 2023
1st interview date: Friday 15 December 2023 (online)
2nd interview date: Monday 18 December 2023 – in-person (Vauxhall). The interview process will be two stages online (on Zoom) and for the second interview you will be asked to create a presentation (you will hold full copyright and ownership of the presentation and contents) and there will be a timed written task.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you have advocacy skills and experience of networking and lobbying international organisations in urban development? Do you have a passion for dog welfare? Then join our internationally recognised and respected organisation at an exciting point in our development.
We are seeking an experienced consultant to help us shape and implement our global advocacy program for dogs. At ICAM, we strongly believe that some Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved by 2030 without putting in place policies and programs for humane management of dog populations. As such, we are in the process of initiating an influencing strategy targeted at global health and urban development stakeholders to recognise Dog Population Management (DPM) as a contributor to sustainable development.
We have established a strategy and action plan and now need to drive forward the next external facing phase, including building relationships with influential stakeholders in the field of urban development. The next two years will focus on mainstreaming the important contribution of DPM in achieving SDG 3 (Health) and SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities). We are waiting to hear your proposal for developing and driving forward this advocacy strategy in collaboration with our international coalition of DPM experts.
Role Title: Advocacy Consultant
Hours: Negotiable, full or part-time
Contract length: 2 years with potential to renew for further years
Payment: 60,000 GBP per year FTE
Consultant selection process: We are accepting CVs plus a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and how you would approach the first few months of a new advocacy role. Successful proposals will be followed by interview.
Start date: As soon as possible following consultant selection.
Reports to: ICAM Director (and functionally to ICAM Chair)
About ICAM: The International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) Coalition is membership organisation that supports the development and use of humane and effective companion animal population management worldwide. Our vision is of a world where companion animals and human populations live together harmoniously. We are a registered charity (CIO Association) with the Charity Commission of England and Wales.
The position: We are looking for an experienced advocate and communication professional to work with our Director, Board of Trustees and ICAM members to lead the development and coordination of our advocacy work to ensure influential global stakeholders understand DPM’s contribution towards achieving different SDGs. As an advocacy expert, the consultant will also be a first-class communicator and convener and with sound knowledge of UN and other international institutions particularly in relation to urban development. A seasoned tactician in advocacy, the consultant will help us in developing and implementing the advocacy strategy and plan. Familiarity with DPM would be beneficial but is not required; as an internationally recognised and respected organisation in the field of DPM, ICAM is able perfectly positioned to support an advocacy consultant with the necessary DPM expertise.
- Experience in advocacy and/ or external affairs management at the international level
- Excellent communication and networking skills, including at the highest levels of decision-making Knowledge and experience of the urban development sector
● To co-lead the implementation and monitoring of advocacy strategy and plan for mainstreaming DPM within SDGs – in particular, SDG 11 on developing resilient and safe urban communities for all.
● Use insight into the UN system to inform ICAM’s advocacy targets and actions.
● In consultation with the Director, initiate strategic relations with key identified stakeholders within the urban development community and introduce/engage the Director, trustees and ICAM members as and when required.
● Effective management of relationships with these stakeholders.
● In consultation with Director, identify key external events and opportunities critical for engaging and influencing target stakeholders; and where agreed, represent ICAM in these events.
● Propose and organize events and side events in identified important global events - either as ICAM or as part of collaborative effort with other institutions and NGOs.
● Lead the development of campaign assets (reports, infographics, videos, etc) designed to target the interests of key stakeholders.
● Identify gaps in evidence of the importance of DPM to sustainable development and work with ICAM colleagues to fill these gaps and communicate them to a wider public or professional audience.
● Co-lead the development of ICAM's position on various topics within urban development.
● Support Director to engage ICAM members in development and implementation of advocacy strategies and work plan, to maximise their supporting actions and communicate progress to share with their supporters and donors.
● Identify potential partnership with other coalitions, organisations, trade bodies, corporates relevant to our goals and objectives.
● Maintain continuous and effective communication with the director ensuring timely reporting of engagement with stakeholders.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is the membership organisation and professional voice for environmental health. We set and raise standards to improve public health, supporting out members and influencing policy.
Our goal is simple: to enable safer, cleaner, and healthier environments for the benefits of people, business and local communities. To do this we offer professional support to our members, a range of corporate training solutions, topical events and workshops and provide information and policy advice. In addition, we promote 15Hatfields - one of London’s most sustainable venues.
The role of the Policy Officer is to provide support to the policy and campaigns team and to work across the Environmental Health Directorate to coordinate activities as directed. Some of the responsibilities will include:
- Planning and organisation in conjunction with the Policy and Campaigns Manager
- Providing business support to the Executive Director of Environmental Health in respect of diary planning and internal/external stakeholder relationships and across the directorate to ensure seamless cover across relevant projects.
- Support in collating information which feeds into CIEH policy documents such as consultation responses, policy position statements, parliamentary briefings, press releases etc.
- Horizon scanning and reporting on policy developments and potential opportunities for policy developments.
- Providing a link between policy work and events/conferences team in order to create content based on policy outputs and vice-versa
- Providing reports against KPIs
- Providing a monthly report on policy and events activities to support reporting from the directorate
This is a role for someone who is keen and eager to start their professional journey in policy and external affairs with the aptitude and attitude to move up within the directorate.
The role is remote/hybrid, with travel to CIEH’s offices in central London for team meetings alongside any additional wider organisational events.
Sounds like this is the challenge you are looking for. To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter via our website.
- Hours- Full Time, 35 hours per week.
- Salary- £28,000 plus benefits
- Based- The role is remote, with some travel to CIEH’s offices in Central London for team meetings alongside any additional wider organisational events.
- Closing Date- 03 December 2023, interviews to be held shortly after.
Please see the full job description and person specification for further detail
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.