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The Bow Foodbank Limited
Position: Executive Director
Charity Number: 1162185
A company limited by guarantee: 08852728
The Bow Foodbank Limited (BFBL) is a registered charity, founded in 2014. We are one of London’s largest independent food banks. Our mission is to support those in financial crisis through the provision of food and essential items, and through additional free confidential support with legal, welfare and benefits issues.
The charity was formed by a coalition of community and faith-based organisations in response to the growing local need for emergency food support. Our operating model is underpinned by the desire to protect the dignity of those who ask for support.
A key element of our approach is that we do not ask clients for personal information about themselves, only demographic questions.
We have two foodbanks, both within Tower Hamlets - one in Bow which operates on a Monday and the second in Bethnal Green which operates on a Wednesday. We now provide food for over 400 adults and around 750 children, every week. This number continues to grow as the impact of the cost-of-living crisis hits those most vulnerable.
Pre-pandemic the organisation was entirely run by volunteers, but as the scale of operations increased, we were fortunate in taking on staff to manage day to day operations and support the 200+ volunteers. In addition to the Executive Director post, we currently have a full-time Operations Manager and a part-time Volunteer Coordinator/Administrator.
The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running and development of the services offered by the Foodbank, and lead strategic development and senior management functions. These functions include staff and volunteer management, finance, fundraising and communications. There are several teams of volunteers operating in different roles, such as foodbank and packing sessions, stock management, and communications, and the Executive Director will be responsible overall for overseeing an effective management structure.
The successful applicant must have the qualities and experience necessary to lead our committed, dedicated, and diverse volunteer team. They will have proven experience in creating clear strategic business plans, being financially responsible at a senior level, and achieving ambitious targets.
The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to the Board of Trustees or its delegate. Named members of the Board will provide advice and support to the Executive Director in key areas including strategy, fund raising, the search for premises, communications, and liaison with external organisations.
To take overall responsibility for the operational management of BFBL
To lead on and take responsibility for the future expansion of BFBL into new projects - for example, a dispersed network of community-based food pantries or larders
To work with the Operations Manager to ensure that the foodbanks are efficient, with adequate systems and procedures in place for their day-to-day operation
To lead on and take responsibility for developing and implementing business and operational plans with clear objectives
To develop an appropriate staffing structure, including both paid and volunteer positions
To manage and support the paid staff team
To manage and oversee the large number of volunteers including the establishment and management of a volunteer team structure
In conjunction with the Treasurer, to take overall responsibility for BFBL’s finances to ensure long term financial stability for the organisation
To lead on and take responsibility for securing suitable, long-term premises
To lead on and take responsibility for fundraising
To lead on and take responsibility for developing a network of donors of food and services
To oversee the Welfare and Benefits Advice Service (currently provided by an externally commissioned provider)
To ensure Health and Safety compliance, appropriate training of staff and volunteers, and understanding of and adherence to the charity’s policies
To lead on the development of and take responsibility for delivering the charity’s communications strategy (including internal and external comms, digital media, website etc.)
To build professional relationships with local government and other relevant statutory and third sector agencies in Tower Hamlets and neighbouring boroughs
To ensure compliance with company and charity law, including attendance at, and
reporting to, Board meetings and other committees as agreed
To be responsible for the development and implementation of the charity’s policies and procedures
To advocate for equality and diversity within the organisation, developing our culture of inclusion.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience (essential):
Experience of operating in a senior management role within a charity or relevant sector (e.g. unemployment, food poverty, mental health, local government)
Experience of managing staff
Experience of working with volunteers and an understanding of the volunteer culture
Fundraising skills including bid-writing, donor acquisition and donor management
A strategic thinker able to plan, anticipate, lead and adapt to organisational and operational change
Financial management skills, including day-to-day book-keeping and an understanding of charity finance
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Able to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the organisation’s core
Good IT skills, with a working knowledge of MS Office applications and Google Docs.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience (desirable):
Knowledge of why people suffer food poverty and related legislative, benefit system and other issues.
Knowledge of relevant local government and local voluntary and statutory services
An effective networker
Experience of working across a spectrum of cultures.
Commitment to the goals, ethos, values, and vision of BFBL, including a belief in the importance of all people of different backgrounds working together and respecting and valuing each other’s’ contributions
Strong interpersonal skills and the understanding to deal with vulnerable people
Flexible to work at different times and in different places, with the ability to organise work, take responsibility and work on own initiative, adapting to the circumstances as
and when required
An ability to work with a variety of stakeholders including clients, volunteers, paid staff, and members of the Board.
Thank you for considering applying for the Executive Director position. We hope that you will feel inspired to join us and to play a key role in the development and growth of our organisation so that we can continue and develop our support to those in our community who are in food poverty.
We are a diverse organisation serving a diverse client group. We actively encourage the widest possible range of candidates and welcome applicants regardless of race, age, disability, faith, gender and sexual orientation.
We encourage candidates with lived experience of poverty and food insecurity.
Reports to: The Chair of Trustees of The Bow Foodbank Limited
Salary: circa £42,000 pa
Contract: 2-year fixed term, with continuation subject to securing funding. There will be a three-month probationary period.
Hours: 35 hours per week (days and hours to be agreed). Occasional weekend and/or evening working may be required.
Holidays: 25 days plus public holidays. Pension contribution: 3% of gross salary.
Location: Office based in Bow, with travel to the foodbank locations. There is some flexibility with regard to hybrid working arrangements (ie. some home-working)
The position is open to a suitable job share.
To apply for the post please provide a CV and, separate to that and on no more than 2 pages, answers to the following questions:
Why do you want to work for Bow Foodbank?
What examples can you give of your experience relating to the post?
What achievement relevant to work in this field are you most proud of?
Please send your CV with additional statement to by 0900 on Monday 13th June 2022.
First stage interviews will be held between 20th and 24th June 2022. Interviews will be scheduled for the evening between 6 and 8pm.
Selected candidates will be invited for a second interview to be held on the afternoon of 30th June. In preparation, candidates will be asked to write a proposal, in no more than two pages, and making reasonable assumptions, about how you would go about obtaining sufficient funding to secure the charity’s future.
Candidates selected for a second interview will be welcome to visit Bow Foodbank on the morning of Monday 27th June 2022 or Bethnal Green Foodbank on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th June 2022 to meet our volunteers and see the operations.
Thank you. We look forward to receiving your application.
Are you passionate about people’s rights? Do you want to be part of a team fighting poverty and injustice by providing free, community-based advice and support services? Are you a dynamic and inspirational leader with the skills and abilities to fulfil this broad and challenging role at the helm of our small community advice centre?
St Pauls Advice Centre are seeking an Executive Director. Passionate about the role of the voluntary sector in bringing about social change, you will be strategic, adaptable, motivated and equipped to support the charity’s development whilst also supporting our committed trustee board and staff team.
With the need for our services never greater, this is a challenging but exciting time to join our small, friendly and dynamic team. We are busy working towards achieving objectives set out in our five year strategic plan and are looking for someone who shares our values to help us achieve our ambitious goals.
We describe St Pauls Advice Centre as friendly, local and here to help – if that sounds like you too, we look forward to receiving your application
The Executive Director is responsible for both the day-to-day running and strategic development of the organisation, working closely with the Board of Trustees and senior management team. Responsibilities include: governance, strategic and operational planning, service development, external partnership development, finance and fundraising oversight, contract management, human resources, quality compliance and other key functions. This is a diverse and challenging role, providing leadership for a small team and working energetically and appropriately with all stakeholders to achieve organisational plans.
We are proud of our accreditation as a Living Wage employer and offer flexible working and a generous benefits package:
> Permanent contract
> Flexible contract hours: 28 to 35 hours per week (subject to negotiation)
We offer a generous benefits package:
> Salary: £43,570 (pro rata where relevant)
> Annual Leave: 30 days per year (pro rata where relevant)
> Extra 3 days annual leave between Christmas & New Year (office closure)
> Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme: 5% employers contribution
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Healthwatch Hackney (HWH) is committed to enabling local people to have real influence in shaping and developing current and future health and care services. We are looking to recruit an Executive Director to provide strong, inspirational executive leadership and direction for HWH. We are strongly committed to supporting local people to co-design services and holding to account those who fund and provide health and social care, for the quality, effectiveness and access to those services.
You will work with the Chair, Board, our staff team and delivery partners, to achieve the organisation’s strategic business objectives and ensure that activities are carried out effectively and contracts delivered to a high quality. You will also ensure a growing and sustainable future for the HWH and represent the organisation at key strategic and policy meetings.
The successful candidate will be a skilled all-rounder with a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion, with experience in strategic and business planning, operational delivery, and the ability to negotiate with and influence leaders and commissioners of our services. Excellent presentational and communication skills are required. A track record of successful fundraising would be an advantage.
Please download Executive Director application pack. Please note we do not accept CVs.
Deadline for applications is Noon 6th June 2022. Interviews to be held on the week beginning 20th June 2022. No late applications will be accepted
Starting at £50,051
Full time (35 hours/week), including some evening and weekend work
Hybrid working possible
Permanent contract, subject to funding
28 days holiday/year
Reporting to: Chair, Healthwatch Hackney
Based in Hackney
No CVs accepted, application forms only.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.
The Congregation of La Retraite has its origin in the 17th century in Brittany , France, providing spiritual retreats for women. Today, the sisters continue to respond to the human and spiritual needs of our time by journeying with people as they seek inner stillness, meaning and focus in their lives
About the Role
Reporting to the Area Leader, the Finance Director has a key role in the financial and business management of the Charity. The facilitation of effective governance and representing the Charity at Conferences, Seminars and Public meetings are also important requirements of the position.
The successful applicant will be a motivated individual who is experienced in supporting business decisions, will have great attention to detail, be strong in technical and finance systems and have excellent organisational and communication skills. Working with Senior Professional advisors on a regular basis during career to date should also be demonstrated.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Restore Hope is a Christian charity with a passion to see the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and families transformed.
Based on a stunning 360-acre former farm estate in the Chess Valley, Buckinghamshire and together with a small but amazing staff of 12 and a further 300 remarkable volunteers, we work to see hope restored.
Many of those we work with are going through really tough situations and come from backgrounds where opportunities have been limited. Our focus is on inspiring, training and equipping children, families and volunteers with the skills that enable them to fulfil their potential.
The pandemic and cost of living crisis has tragically heightened the severity of need and the number of people in need. It has also changed our work through the development of a FoodLife Delivery Box programme that enables us to connect people in need with our wider programmes and significantly increased our volunteer base.
We now seek an Executive Director who can prayerfully take this work forward, developing and growing the staff team to support the volunteer base and realise more opportunities to see the community in Amersham, Chesham and beyond transformed.
If you have experience of executive leadership, building teams, developing partnerships, a mature Christian faith and a passion to see lives transformed we would love to hear from you.
Please note that this role has an Occupational Requirement to be a committed Christian as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.
For more details see job pack attached.
Closing date 15th June
SolarAid is seeking a Director of Finance & Resources who wants to be part of charity that thinks like a business and punches above its weight in terms of impact.
The Director of Finance & Resources will be a member of the senior management team of the SolarAid Group, and play a crucial strategic part in leading all Finance, IT and HR related strategy and planning.
Within a growing and ambitious organisation, the Director of Finance & Resources will play an important role in shaping the strategic direction, decision making and operations. The role is key in the future success of SolarAid and the SunnyMoney social enterprises.
The successful candidate will be hands-on and participative and will lead and develop an international team to support the following key areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and IT.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Role: Finance Director
Office address: 12 Meadway Court, Stevenage SG1 2EF
Hours of Work: Full time (37.5 hours plus unpaid breaks)
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 (depending on experience)
Line Manager: Chief Executive Officer
Line Management Responsibility:
Internal: Junior Accountant, Office Manager
External: Outsourced HR agency, Outsourced IT agency
About Mercy Ships UK
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver accessible, free surgery and vital medical care for those in unjust poverty and urgent need. Our supporters and partners are creating a legacy of sustainable healthcare; investing in infrastructure and mentoring local professionals. All this is done through the unique mobilisation of skilled volunteers in partnership with developing nations, motivated by a Christian ethos.
Mercy Ships UK plays a crucial role within the global Mercy Ships family, providing resources (predominantly revenue and personnel) to operate our fleet of hospital ships. Our culture also plays an important role – we operate with integrity, excellence and respect, each being passionately responsible for ensuring every beneficiary receives excellent service.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced and proactive Finance Director to join us at a time of growth, with the opportunity to help lead in the organisation’s strategic development of improved reporting, forecasting and evaluation of fundraising and new business development opportunities.
This role is vital to the successful delivery of Mercy Ships UK five-year strategy to double income, overseeing the internal and external reporting to define clear links between success of activity and increased revenue generation. Measuring outputs and outcomes to evaluate productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, providing clear feedback to relevant management, and supporting with continuous improvement. Raising the profile of data driven decisions, working closely with the Head of Supporter Development to ensure our technology stack works ‘for us’, providing accessible and informative dashboards.
Demonstrating inclusive and coaching leadership across the Finance and Office Management team, while setting clear expectations across outsourced support (IT and HR) will require strong communication skills at all levels. Being flexible and agile, willing to ‘roll up sleeves’ and support cross teams will be essential. A key member of the Senior Management Team, the candidate must lead with integrity and excellence, embracing honest feedback and respecting others, be it the staff, volunteers or patients.
Provide strategic leadership to the charity and CEO, producing board and management level financial and KPI reporting, responsible for managing supporter services and operations team, managing all financial, IT, and other admin duties for the charity. The role involves communicating with other finance professionals across the international structure, idea sharing and working collaboratively as part of an executive team and international family of organisations. Providing executive support to the treasurer in leading the Finance, Audit and Risk board committee, bringing clear and concise updates highlighting key success and risks across finance, fundraising and compliance.
- 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, increasing + one day with each year of service, up to 30 days annual leave
- Christmas shutdown
- Up to 7% Employer pension contribution
- Travel and training loans
- Free parking onsite
Closing Date: 6th June 2022
Don’t delay applying as we screen applications on receipt and reserve the right to close early.
If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.
Mercy Ships UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all individuals and value diversity in our workforce.
No agencies please.
Chief Finance Officer
Up to £83,425 p/a + excellent benefits including LGPS
East London (hybrid / remote working options available – willing to consider 0.8 FTE)
Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust, (OLOG) who are looking to appoint a Chief Finance Officer which is a pivotal appointment within their team.
The Trust was founded in 2015 with the aim of developing the whole child and ensuring Gospel Values drive aspiration in serving their community throughout their lives. All those involved in the Trust want to ensure the long-term sustainability of Catholic education within Newham. Now comprising 6 primary schools, the schools are working collaboratively to offer an excellent and high-quality education for all their children.
As the Chief Finance Officer for the Trust, you will provide strategic management and leadership of the financial and commercial operations and line manage and supervise the school business managers and also finance teams in each of the Academies operated by the Trust.
As a member of the Trust’s Team, you will attend Trust Board meetings and be a trusted advisor on financial matters to the Trustees. You will support the Accounting Officer, Trust Board and Heads’ Group in identifying new schools to join the Trust and lead on the financial due diligence to be undertaken in respect of those schools.
This role will be based at St Helen’s Catholic Primary School, but you will be expected to attend meetings and work at each of the Academy sites which fall within the responsibility of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust (the “Trust”), in Newham, East London.
The Trust has a hands-on, pragmatic team culture so it is essential that you can roll up your sleeves and be involved in the day-to-day operations as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve their financial processes. This is a financially strong Multi Academies Trust so this role will contribute to an ambitious and driven organisation.
This is an exciting time to join OLOG, so if you are a professionally qualified accountant and feel you have the drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.
In return, they are offering a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package including competitive annual leave, a Local Government Pension Scheme and free parking on site. Flexible and agile working arrangements including working from home for the right candidate will also be available.
For more information about the role and organisation please contact Senan Pierce, Senior Business Director at Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust.
All job offers are made subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks which includes satisfactory references, medical questionnaire and clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Closing date for all applications: Sunday 29th May 2022.
Interviews will take place: 9th June 2022.
All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Senan Pierce at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.
Deputy Finance Director (5m FTC), London – Higher Education, up to £90,000
A leading London based university is looking for a senior corporate candidate to come and lead a large finance team through a period of transformation. Responsible for a team of 20, the Deputy FD will need to ensure each member of staff is comfortable in their newly created position and ensure efficiency throughout the team. Suitable candidates will be commercially minded and will work closely with the CFO to put together business plans and partner with other department heads to ensure the university’s development. We are only considering candidates on a short notice period or who are IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE.
- Accountable for the enhancement, implementation and monitoring of the budget, 5-year financial planning, quarterly forecast and monthly management account processes. Ensuring integration with student number planning and transparent, value for money principles underpinning resource allocation decisions.
- Proactively scan the external environment for emerging and current sector and macroeconomic developments to understand key risks and opportunities.
- Adopting appropriate mitigation and scenario planning techniques to scale and manage revenue and cost shocks.
- Synthesis of financial performance into clear, professional, and impactful management packs, adapted to respond to end-user needs from academic leaders to Governing Body members
- Oversee and embed a culture of curiosity and proactive analysis to understand performance and identify efficiency improvements. Root cause analysis, establishing trends and causal relationships, testing multiple scenarios to get to a solution
- Comfortable interpreting and directing analysis involving large quantities of data to understand performance
- Responsible for the development and deployment of the Finance strategic and operational plan
- Influence and partner VC Executive and Senior management on items impacting financial sustainability
- Motivate, develop, and empower individual members of the team to realise their potential at both a personal level and as a key contributor to the team’s performance.
- Continuously identifying new and innovative finance management and leadership approaches which enhance stakeholder experience whilst meeting University needs
Key Skills & Qualifications:
- Qualified Accountant with significant PQE
- Experience in HE/charity would be desired but not essential
- Significant experience leading large teams/finance functions is necessary in this role
- Corporate/big company experience is desirable
- Commercial and analytical mindset
- Strong leader and mentor, committed to the development of their team and the organisation as a whole
- Able to prioritise, organise and deliver a complex and changing workload under pressure to tight deadlines, without constant supervision
The Executive Director has a critical role in the impactful and efficient management of the Breteau Foundation and all of our global programs. We are seeking a self-driven and highly competent interim executive director to lead our organisation in line with our mission and objectives and support and enhance our organisational strategy, operations and growth.
Duties for the Interim Executive Director will include but not be limited to:
Work closely with the board of directors and management team, informing, assessing, and addressing issues that affect the organisation
Oversee the daily operations of the Foundation, providing executive direction of all program strategy, compliance, quality assurance, and program efficiency
Manage our high quality educational offering, ensuring projects deliver outstanding pedagogy and utilise our team of experts within the broader BF team. This includes regular review, adaptation and creation of educational content, educational based marketing and communications.
Lead an effective global team dedicated to fulfilling the organisation’s mission through highly successful program implementation, efficient operations and a strong culture and work climate that attracts and retains staff.
Manage our culturally diverse staff, partners, contractors, volunteers whose skills, cultures and spoken languages reflect the communities Breteau Foundation serves.
Oversee all external communication materials including, website, marketing materials, PR, annual letter, impact and social media content
Manage the Foundation budget, complete reporting requirements optimising financial operations and maximising efficiencies.
Serve as an interim face of the organisation, actively participating in external events, developing strategic partnerships, building visibility & credibility, and brand in the market, in order to maximise the expansion of the program.
Manage, coordinate, and execute the global collection of impact data from program teams & partner organisations to produce key insights which can easily inform multiple audiences across our network of supporters.
Skills and Qualifications Required:
7+ years of senior management experience, Education or Non profit sector preferred
Strong public relations, marketing, campaign and strategic experience preferred
Knowledge of leadership and management principles related to nonprofits
Proven success working with a board of directors
Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to strategy & planning
Dynamic and charismatic team player comfortable dealing with multiple stakeholders and networks
Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills
Experience with budget management and reporting
Outstanding people and project management skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge & experience with technology in education desired
About the Breteau Foundation
Established in 2014, the Breteau Foundation is a global non-profit organization that has provided quality and inclusive education to the most disadvantaged primary schools and children in 11 countries worldwide. We specialise in EdTech; providing schools with computer tablets loaded with world-class apps that are aligned to local languages & national curriculums. We also deliver extensive teacher training & strategic support to school leaders to build capability & confidence so that schools are autonomous in 2 years.
In direct response to the Covid pandemic, the Foundation has diversified its response to include literacy and numeracy based tablet programs for offline learning at home, a STEAM (Science, engineering, technology Arts & Maths) programme to support at home learning that encourage students to use problem solving, creativity, entrepreneurship and teamwork to create solutions to real-world problems. We give children & families hope, insight to the world via technology with more opportunity & pathways to brighter futures.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Artlink Hull is having its 40th birthday year in 2022 – and they say life begins at 40!
To lead the organisation into our next decade, we are seeking to appoint a new CEO & Director.
So what can we offer you?
- a new five-year strategic business plan all good to go;
- a portfolio of investors and delivery partners to support the planning;
- a revitalised arts venue in the building which we own;
- an exciting and quality driven arts programme;
- an experienced staff team altogether well positioned to deliver future strategic objectives;
- a skilled and enthusiastic Board of Trustees prepared to support and challenge as we progress.
This is an exciting time to lead Artlink Hull forward as we approach a major strategic priority to enter the Arts Council England National Portfolio for 2023 onwards.
The new CEO & Director will be someone who is:
- inspired by the development of community, participatory and socially-engaged art practices;
- highly motivated to raise the profile of Artlink Hull both across the city and beyond the boundaries so that people appreciate the quality and value of the work developed by the organisation;
- excited by the prospect of leading on the creative vision and direction of the organisation and
social impacts this work can have;
- able to drive the operational aspects of the organisation, including line management, fundraising, reporting, compliance and policy implementation;
- expecting to be a proud spokesperson for the organisation as the key contact with
our Board of Trustees and major stakeholders such as Arts Council England and Hull City Council and build strong partnerships locally, regionally and nationally as ambassadors of Artlink Hull.
Please down load the information pack and equal opps form from Artlink Hull website
Deadline to Apply 1pm on Monday 20 June 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our growing charity needs a suitably experienced person to lead Creative Carbon Scotland's financial and operational sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness whilst maintaining our creative and collaborative nature.
The finance and operations director is a new post created to help us deftly navigate an increased workload extending from our work to support Creative Scotland’s Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan and new initiatives stemming from COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.
We need a friendly and experienced multitasker with skills in administration, finance, management, HR, IT and fundraising.
Closing date for applications: 23:59, Sunday 5 June
Start date:1 October – or earlier if possible
Job description, person specification and application details
Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) believes in the power of the arts and culture to help achieve sustainability in Scotland and the world. The arts inspire, illuminate, communicate, educate, entertain and encourage new ways of thinking and shared experience – all attributes needed to tackle climate change. That’s why we support individuals and organisations in the arts and culture sector to be sustainable themselves and to lead and influence climate action through their creative work, including by collaborating with environmental experts and organisations working directly on climate change.
We are a nimble, positive, influential and growing charity in a dynamic field. We are experiencing great demand and enthusiasm for our work in carbon emissions reduction and climate change adaptation from both the cultural and the climate change sectors. Our founding partners are the Edinburgh Festivals, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. We receive significant long-term funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland.
We recently worked with Creative Scotland to help write its bold and ambitious Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan, which places the creative and cultural sectors as key agents of change in the transformation to a sustainable Scotland. It will shape Creative Scotland’s funding, policy and work until 2045, and ours as well.
The finance and operations director role
The new finance and operations director will help us manage our own transformation as we double our staffing to respond to this increased demand for our work. Good administration is highly valued at CCS and the finance and operations director will take responsibility for all the administrative and financial processes that enable an innovative and busy charity to run smoothly and allow the team to create and deliver their projects and work to the highest standard. The finance and operations director will lead work to secure the financial future of the charity and they’ll work closely with the director to manage our growth and increase the diversity of knowledge, perspectives and backgrounds amongst our staff, board and partners to ensure richness and complexity in our thinking.
Creative Carbon Scotland employment approach
CCS aims to be a friendly, collaborative employer where everyone in the team knows they are supported, valued and respected. All staff members contribute to discussion and decision making through weekly all-team meetings as well as in regular smaller programme meetings and one-to-ones with their line managers. Collaboration across the organisation and proposals for new developments are encouraged. Flexibility in working arrangements to suit staff members’ circumstances is the norm.
Salary: £35,000 pa, + 3% of salary in pension contributions
Reports to: Director (Ben Twist)
Responsible for: Communications manager, PR manager, administration officer
Hours: Full time. This means a 35-hour week with a degree of flexibility on both sides, as some evening and weekend work may be required and busy periods may call for extra hours, with time taken off in lieu during quieter periods.
Flexible working and job sharing: Creative Carbon Scotland welcomes proposals for flexible working or job-share, subject to the needs of the role being satisfactorily fulfilled.
Holidays: 20 days plus 10 public holidays to be taken at times agreed with the line manager.
Place of work: CCS is based at City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, but hybrid working including home working and hot-desking in other office locations is the norm. Travel throughout Scotland may be required if government guidelines and personal health concerns permit.
Contract and notice period: This is a permanent contract. A probationary period of six months will apply following successful completion of which the full contract will be confirmed. The notice period is three months for both employer and employee.
Equipment: CCS is a BYOD (bring your own device) organisation. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided if required. Additional equipment will be provided in line with CCS policies if needed to support a healthy working from home workstation.
Staff benefits: CCS offers annual salary increments, a workplace pension scheme, a salary sacrifice scheme for bicycles and IT equipment, confidential access to mental health counselling, and a working from home heating & lighting allowance.
The main purpose of the role is to:
- Lead on the financial and operational sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness of Creative Carbon Scotland whilst maintaining the charity’s creative and collaborative nature as we navigate through a period of significant growth
- Deputise for the director in his absence
- Ensure that all regulatory and statutory obligations of CCS are met in good time and to a high standard
- Work with the convenor of CCS to ensure that the CCS Board of Trustees is effectively served with full and timely reports, effective meetings and good communications to enable it to fulfil its governance duties and responsibilities
- Oversee management of the risk register, ensuring all risks are captured, monitored and robust mitigation plans are in place
- With the director, develop, deliver and monitor progress on the organisational plan
- Oversee CCS’s finance function, demonstrating excellent budgetary control procedures and ensuring that financial disciplines are adhered to, and the organisation meets all legal obligations
- With the director, draw up regular budget and cash flow projections
- Oversee the annual audit process and co-ordinate preparation of the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts
- Ensure the organisation’s financial systems, controls and policies are fit for purpose and adhered to
- Oversee the production of timely and accurate financial reports
- Oversee the cash flow to ensure CCS has adequate funds to meet its day-to-day operational obligations and its long-term aspirations
- Develop reporting and forecasting mechanisms that enable the leadership team to anticipate potential shortcomings and recommend corrective actions as appropriate
Funding and fundraising
- Lead the director and relevant staff in developing, implementing and monitoring progress against an effective fundraising strategy to provide CCS with the resources to meet its aims
- With the director, maintain strong relationships with core funders including Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government
- Ensure that reporting to all funders is completed in good time and effectively
- Ensure that best practice is met in all operational areas and that effective policies are in place relating to equalities, diversity and inclusion, recruitment, working environment, health and safety, HR, health and wellbeing, staff handbooks, appraisals and training and development. Regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of such policies.
- Lead on recruitment for the organisation, including overseeing the preparation of materials and running of fully accessible processes so as to ensure a strong and diverse range of candidates apply, overseeing effective and accessible interview and selection processes, analysing post-recruitment to improve our approach, preparing staff contracts, managing negotiations, overseeing the issuing of freelance contracts and managing any work placements and internships.
- With the director, provide strong leadership and support to the whole of the staff team and work to ensure that CCS remains a welcoming, inspiring and attractive place to work.
- Oversee the company’s operational functions, ensuring all systems are fit for purpose
- Provide line management to the administration officer to enable them to perform their role effectively
- Lead CCS’s green team and our work on equalities, diversity and inclusion
- Convene weekly team meetings and lead monthly leadership team meetings
- Ensure that internal communications are effective
- Ensure that CCS’s IT systems and tools are appropriate and effective, relevant staff are well trained in their use and the necessary technical support is available when required
- Oversee the provision of office and meeting accommodation and working from home equipment and facilities as required
- Provide line management to the communications manager and PR manager to enable them to perform their roles effectively
- Represent CCS in meetings with key external parties and other fora as required
- Other relevant duties as requested by the director or the trustees
- Deputise for the director in his absence
- Management skills, with at least five years’ experience of working in a management capacity, including a period of line management and leading a team
- Financial management skills, including preparing and managing budgets and preparing clear and complete reports
- Successful experience of fundraising including building and maintaining relationships with public and private funders
- Experience of HR processes including a commitment to maximising equality, diversity and inclusion and staff development
- Experience of creating and updating effective administrative processes
- Knowledge of relevant administrative and other IT systems and their application in an SME
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
- Attention to detail and a commitment to the highest standards in all work
- Flair and imagination
- Knowledge of the cultural sector and/or climate change, particularly in relation to Scotland
- Experience of working in an SME in the charitable sector
- Applications must be made through the website unless you have difficulty accessing or using the website (see Accessibility below).
- Please study the job description and person specification closely and ensure that you demonstrate clearly in the application form how your skills and experience meet them.
- Complete the online application form and the separate anonymous online Equality Monitoring Survey by 23:59 on Sunday 5 June 2022.
- Confirm on the application form that you have completed the Equality Monitoring Survey. The survey is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.
Once you submit your application through the online form you will receive an automated acknowledgement of receipt (please contact us if you don’t get this). By 10 June short-listed candidates will be invited by email to interview. Interviews will be held virtually via MSTeams in week commencing 13 June, with second interviews, which may be held in person, in week commencing 20 June.
All shortlisted candidates will be provided with additional information about CCS and invited to supply a CV before their interview. Candidates will be asked to deliver a short presentation as part of the interview.
Once the appointment has been made, we will offer feedback to all applicants by email, in early July.
In summary, the anticipated schedule is:
Application deadline: 23:59 (BST), Sunday 5 June 2022
Invitation to interview: Issued to those on the shortlist by Friday 10 June via email
Interviews: Virtually via MS Teams week commencing 10 June; second interviews (potentially in person) week commencing 20 June
Feedback: Offered to all applicants via email from early July
Accessibility, equalities and data protection
CCS wants to increase the diversity of our team so that people with a range of views and experiences contribute to our thinking. Before we pass your application to our recruitment panel we will remove your personal data to help them avoid bias during the shortlisting process. We will only use the personal data you provide in your application for the purpose of completing this recruitment process. Creative Carbon Scotland promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and experience and we will make reasonable adjustments where necessary to enable people with particular needs or requirements to work with us.
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