Finance director jobs near Ely, Cambridgeshire
The job of a Save the Children UK's Finance and Awards Manager (DEC Funding) is busy and varied.
- Do you have experience of managing award and financial aspects on large, complex donor awards and a strong understanding of the award (grant/contract) management processes from institutional donors?
- Are you experienced in partnerships management for Direct Spend awards, including proposal and budget development with partner agencies?
- Are you experienced of creating financial plans, budgets and reports with an understanding and experience of audit readiness/processes?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
The number of children requiring humanitarian assistance is rising as the climate crisis, entrenched conflict, and fragility, forced migration and infectious diseases all lead to an increase in the frequency, duration, and severity of catastrophic events. With needs continuing to grow and rapidly outpacing available resources, humanitarians around the world are once more forced to do more with less. Recognising the changing humanitarian risk landscape, the need to stay relevant, and to step up for greater impact, Save the Children has adopted a bold vision for the future of its humanitarian work and as part of this, there is an important role for SCUK to play in identifying and supporting next-generation collaborative initiatives that will ultimately deliver impact for disaster-affected children and their families.
The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) as part of SCUK's humanitarian department provides high-quality humanitarian capacity strengthening for the movement, as well as the wider sector, as part of our shifting the power agenda. The HLA's mission, as a team within the humanitarian department, is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries, by providing quality learning opportunities.
The HLA's approach spans from focused needs-based learning in countries hit by crises to the huge international reach of our learning platform, Kaya. They are a global team that has a full suite of in-house skills to provide and develop the offer; technical and learning experts, platform specialists, a digital and design studio, communications support and more. The HLA enables SCUK to offer the most effective and impactful humanitarian capacity strengthening resource for both the Save the Children movement, the wider humanitarian sector and beyond.
As part of Save the Children's regional response for Ukraine, HLA is leading SCUK's “Engine 2” response, funded through the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
The role will sit within the Operations team within the HLA, which is responsible for ensuring operational excellence and high performance. The Finance & Awards Manager will work closely with the Head of Operations, Operations Lead and HLA Finance Business Partner with finance and awards management responsibilities as part of SCUK's DEC funded response to the Ukraine crisis.
The purpose of this role is to ensure both financial and awards management compliance for HLA's DEC funding alongside the rapid implementation of our Engine 2 programming – which includes supporting delivery of quality programme implementation in accordance with the agreed donor budget, knowledge management and maintenance of all documentation audit trails, and oversight staff costs recovery.
The Finance and Awards Manager will ensure that SCUK standards and processes are followed across the teams and acting as the focal point for the finance and awards management and compliance activities of the team. You will also liaise regularly and consistently with HLA's Operations Lead and Finance Business Partner, keeping up-to-date on all SCUK finance and awards management processes.
The Finance and Awards Manager's key duties will be to:
General and Award Management
- Lead on financial and award management for HLA's Engine 2 DEC funding – throughout the project cycle ensuring at all stages that the control framework of the funding is consistent with the situation.
- Ensure robust award management systems are in place for the DEC award funding (e.g. procurement, contract amendments, income processing, and reporting) and that all donor compliance and SCUK quality requirements are met fully.
- Provide advice on donor relations strategy with the DEC, leveraging on funding opportunities, and managing donor expectations.
- Manage and process monthly HLA DEC staff salary recharges and maintain current recharge information on HLA's recharge tracker.
- Ensure that awards management information systems are up-to-date and global and internal processes are followed.
- Ensuring that award risk assessments are completed and periodically reviewed, taking timely actions to mitigate risk when needed
- HLA DEC lead for both internal and external audits.
- Periodically run award reviews to ensure that audit documentation is being adequately maintained and that all awards are compliant in case of audit.
- Liaise with HLA's Operations Lead to address complex or systemic issues, coordinate communications to DEC stakeholders, and ensure needs and are effectively prioritised.
- Consolidate financial data across multiple HLA and SCUK stakeholders, plus external partners to deliver timely and accurate reporting to the DEC.
- Manage highly attentive and detailed monitoring of the DEC funding's budget vs. actuals (BVA) data, including thoroughly explaining variances to the Finance Business Partner for the purposes of financial month-end commentary to the senior leadership team, and flagging all key issues in a timely fashion as they arise.
- Partner with the relevant HLA DEC programme managers (PMs), to provide consistent BVA information and spending planning
- Work with the HLA Finance Business Partner and HLA team to ensure that the DEC budget is effectively re-phased as needed at the time of the quarterly organisational (re)forecasting process
- Develop HLA and partner SCUK teams proposal budgets for future DEC programme funding.
- Provide high quality donor financial reports, and respond to donor financial report queries.
- Consolidate financial data from with various stakeholders across HLA, SCUK and external partners to deliver timely and accurate reporting to the DEC.
- Work closely with the HLA Finance Business Partner to ensure that the DEC funding is correctly processed at SCUK financial year-end.
Experience and Skills
- Experience of working with aid agencies'(such as the Disasters Emergency Committee) projects and funding
- Experience of managing award and financial aspects on £10m+ donor awards with multiple departments, stakeholders, and sub-grantees / financially managing a consortium of multiple partners
- Demonstrated partnerships management for Direct Spend awards, including proposal and budget development with partner agencies, compiling and reviewing Sub-grant Agreements, monitoring partners' activities and creating donor financial reports.
- Demonstrated competency with financial plans, budgets and reporting including construction and monitoring of budgets.
- Project management experience and skills, with a knowledge of governance tools and techniques and experience of managing complex cross-organisational projects with multiple stakeholders.
- Excellent understanding of audit readiness and experience of the audit process.
- Experience of managing award and financial aspects on a large donor award with multiple stakeholders
- Highly numerate with the ability to monitor and manage financial information.
- Excellent organisation and administration skills with the ability to plan and prioritise work for self and others.
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information.
- Professional interpersonal and communication skills with ability to communicate to wide range of people at all levels of seniority from a variety of countries and backgrounds, partner organisations, donors and other external contacts.
- Strong understanding of the award (grant/contract) management including but not limited to institutional donors.
- Highly computer literate and confident with MS Office
The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.
We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
To see our full statement please visit our website.
Evolve is looking for an experienced professional with proven ability to manage a small team of professional staff, engage positively with a wide range of stakeholders, attract funds, and generate income through fundraising.
The Director will lead the team to provide the necessary vision, leadership, and fundraising skills which will enable the organisation to achieve its strategic and operational plans and meet fundraising targets.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Vibrant, diverse, and robust civil societies are essential to achieving peace, human rights, and environmental justice. But most of the world lives in countries with threatened civic spaces and global freedom continues to decline year on year.
Courageous people and communities around the world are fighting to make rights and justice universally possible within this context. But they face attacks, harassment, and censorship from powerful vested interests. Many pay the ultimate price.
This is where you come in.
You will be leading an international team of consultants providing security mentoring and capacity building to organisations and activists under threat in violent environments and closed civic spaces. You will be liaising with international foundations and high-profile nonprofits in the human rights, environmental, and humanitarian worlds. And you will be central to the organisational culture and strategic planning needed to grow our organisation in a sustainable manner.
As our director of safety and security, your primary responsibilities will include:
Lead our safety and security workstream
Continuously develop and promote our safety and security consultancy services to foundation and nonprofit clients.
Respond to enquiries from clients and liaise with them and our consultant team through any subsequent contracts.
Manage our responses to referrals for fully-funded safety and security support for at-risk activists and low-resource civil society organisations and liaise with referral partners through any subsequent support.
Manage an international and multilingual team of 10 consultants and trainers providing safety and security support to clients and recipients, including.
Quality assure and provide expert technical input into the work of your colleagues in the safety and security team.
Review and approve consultant invoices and timesheets, update our project management system, and conduct annual reviews with team members.
Maintain an effective team and recruit and onboard new consultants as required to fill gaps or meet demand.
Complete security risk management and duty of care audits and produce bespoke security risk management frameworks and other higher-level products for clients (approximately 20% of time).
Champion our own security risk management
Provide travel security support to our team members, ensure that our travel management procedure is understood and followed, and coordinate any check-ins and loss-of-contact procedures during travel.
Review and revise our crisis management procedure, constitute and coordinate the crisis management team, and capacity build where required.
Coordinate our response to any security incident or crises involving our team members.
Continuously improve and socialise our security risk management framework.
Shape our organisational strategy and culture
Play an active role in defining our organisational strategy and culture as part of our senior management team alongside our CEO, finance director, wellbeing and resilience lead, and digital security lead.
Participate in monthly senior management team meetings (strategy) and monthly programme meetings (operations).
Contribute safety and security expertise throughout our enterprise risk register annual cycle.
On joining, your early priorities will be getting to know our existing clients and team members, taking over the smooth management of current contracts and projects, and understanding our internal processes and workflows.
You will be supported in your role by a safety and security programme associate (four days a month) and an executive PA (20 hours a month) plus a CEO who believes in servant leadership. We also have an extensive internal knowledge base and an up-to-date project management system. To help you grow as a leader, we will co-design your annual objectives, and you will be offered a 360° review, an annual performance review, and executive coaching.
You will have at least five years’ professional experience in roles focussed on humanitarian security risk management or the protection of human rights defenders.
You will have at least three years’ professional experience in international programme management roles or similar senior roles.
You will have at least two years’ professional consultancy experience or similar experience delivering projects for internal clients.
You will understand how security risk management interacts with enterprise risk management in the non-profit sector.
You will be sensitive to the progressive and rights-based agendas and diverse profiles of our clients and recipients.
You will have excellent technical knowledge and experience, and be confident in conducting security risk assessments and security management audits and creating security risk management policy frameworks.
You will be an excellent people manager with the ability to build, motivate, and mentor distributed consultant teams.
You will have excellent project and budget management skills.
You will have lived and worked in violent, austere, and remote environments or closed civic spaces.
You will have excellent written and spoken English.
You may have a strong understanding of the digital security and psychosocial aspects of holistic security and how they interact with physical security.
You may have experience working in a senior management team or board.
You may have excellent written and spoken French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic.
Terms and remuneration
This is a full-time staff role for an initial 12 months, renewable long term by mutual agreement and dependent on funding and performance. This is a remote, working from home role and flexible working is encouraged. If based outside the United Kingdom, we ask that you are based in a time zone that is UTC +/- 4 hours in order to collaborate with team members and clients.
If you are based in the United Kingdom, you will be employed by Open Briefing on a salary of £65,000 per annum. We will offer you a range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays and up to two sustainable travel journey days. We will provide you with a package of psychosocial support, including private health insurance and an Employee Assistance Programme. And we will make an employer’s pension contribution of 5%.
If you are based outside the United Kingdom, you will be offered comparable compensation through either a consultancy contract or an Employer of Record, depending on your location.
Note, we always seek long-term working relationships over several years with our team members, so this position would not suit someone looking for a short-term contract.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Open Briefing values diversity. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore encourage applications from all who meet the person specification and particularly from candidates who are underrepresented in our senior management team. This currently includes those who are black, indigenous, or people of colour.
We will make reasonable adjustments for disabled and neurodivergent people during the recruitment process and any subsequent employment.
Closing date: 09:00 BST (UTC+1), Tuesday 30 August 2022.
First round interviews: 12-14 September 2022.
Second round interviews: 16 September 2022.
Desired start date: 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Please let us know in your application if any of these dates are problematic and we will try to accomodate. The successful applicant will need to complete a reasonable vetting process before engagement.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.
The Trust has an ambitious strategy to be there for young people and maximise our impact, strengthen our support network, build a better future for young people, and become one of the most diverse and inclusive organisations serving young people.
To achieve our strategic goals, it is critical that we communicate effectively both internally and externally with a range of stakeholders, which ultimately means we can be there for young people. This includes the communities we want to reach, funders, volunteers, and colleagues. The Director of Communications post is vital in ensuring we maximise our impact on young people by ensuring that the strength of the reputation of The Trust is developed and protected to ensure we have the funds and support available to benefit our communities.
As an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of Communications leads all aspects of The Trust’s communications, developing and delivering a compelling series of campaigns to enhance awareness and understanding, while being a strong custodian of a positive reputation. The role will also lead on coordination with Clarence House on matters relating to corporate positioning, media relations and key events involving HRH The Prince of Wales.
This role would suit an experienced communications professional with a passion for supporting young people and addressing issues of social mobility. Experience of UK media and campaigns would be very helpful, as would an understanding of how to operate in complex environments. You do not need to have been a Director before, and we’d also welcome applications from candidates outside of the charity sector.
The Prince’s Trust is committed to building a workforce that is as diverse as the young people that represent modern day Britain, and we are ultimately here to support. As part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy we are wanting to build a management and leadership team that has greater representation of the diverse communities across England and particularly welcome candidates with lived experiences from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds. To that end, we welcome applications from all candidates, including those from under represented groups.
Closing date: 9 a.m. Friday 26th August 2022
Please click ‘Apply via website' to be directed to the Peridot Partners website and to contact the advising consultants to discuss this role in more detail.
We are seeking an Executive Assistant who enjoys planning ahead and being organsied, managing a variety of tasks to support the work of the Global Executive Director, the International President and a team of global volunteers who are all members of Soroptimist International. This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we have recently celebrated our 100th birthday (we have an amazing history!) and are looking forward as we commence our next 100 years. We have members in 122 countries and work from grassroots projects right up to international level where we have permanent representation at seven United Nations Centres. We are as we say, a Global Voice for Women and Girls.
This role will be hybrid, we will equip you fully to work comfortably from home and once trained we envisage a need for you to work from the office in Cambridge (with parking, 20 min walk from train station) one day each week. If you are interested and would like to learn more about us please visit our website and socia media. We really do look forward to hearing from you.
Please provide a copy of your up to date CV and accompanying letter which tells us more about you and why you are the person we should employ! Note the closing date of 31 August 2022, 17:00 BST.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
TPP are delighted to be working with the National Youth Agency, who are an educational charity that exists to professionalise, support & champion youth work in England & Wales. They are seeking to hire a Director of Policy & Communications. Reporting directly into the CEO, you will be responsible for leading two matrix connected teams which are focused on ensuring the voice of the NYA is heard and acted upon across government, local councils and important points of influence.
This is an excellent time to join the organisation at a time when our client has secured £368 million of funding from DCMS to improve youth services in underserved areas. Our client is based in Leicester, but this role is home based, with occasional travel into Leicester for meetings.
Your duties and responsibilities will include:
Member of the senior management team, and leader of the policy & communications directorate.
Work with the CEO to report to the board regarding progress towards strategic priorities.
Strategic lead for the policy and influencing strategy, working with parliamentarians, government officials and arm’s length bodies to secure greater prominence and investment in youth work.
Establish networks of policy advisors, Special Advisors, NYA Associates, officials and partners to support NYA’s goals.
National lead for Youth Work policy in England, developing campaigns and political engagement activities.
Delivering an ambitious new communications strategy to double the reach of NYA across England by 2025.
Defining key messages and positioning of NYA, enhancing their reputation and relationships.
Providing people management and leadership to a growing team of policy and communications professionals.
Your experience and skillsets and experience will include:
Experienced leader and influencer at a senior level with experience of influencing government and politicians.
Proven forward-thinking, and dynamic individual who can provide proactive leadership to evolve an innovative programme.
Demonstrable experience setting strategies and plans.
Demonstrable track record of engaging with decision makers and key influencers.
Proven experience in building effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
Experience of working across all communications disciplines including media, PR, internal communications, brand, stakeholder engagement, partnership development and digital.
A strong track record of positioning an organisation to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment.
The Government Property Agency is changing the way the Civil Service works and is at the forefront of Government's transformation agenda; reshaping the relationship civil servants have with their place of work. The Agency is central to the delivery of key Government policies including moving 22,000 Civil Service roles out of London by 2030 and tackling climate change by contributing to the Net Zero agenda. To do this we are delivering a major change programme across the UK and consolidating our portfolio in order to save £1.4 Bn over 10 years.
Beyond the bricks and mortar, the GPA is about providing great workplaces for our people. Through programmes like Hubs, Whitehall Campus and Smart Working you will be in the vanguard of creating model working environments and promoting flexible working practices. The postholder can be based at any of the GPA locations with Finance presence outside London with offices in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newport, Norwich, Nottingham and Swindon.
This is an ambitious and exciting task, for which we need innovative people, with strong commercial acumen, who are passionate about visualising and implementing customer needs. Launched as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office in 2018, we’re a relatively new department and we are growing fast so we also need people who thrive in ambiguity, can adapt quickly to change and are comfortable stepping outside of their remit to drive outcomes.
This role will report into the Deputy Director of Finance – Property to ensure that changes within Property Finance are properly planned for, governed and delivered seamlessly. Changes will include those driven by external factors such as the onboarding of GPA Clients or assets, development of systems and processes, adoption of changes in technical accounting requirements and changes to supplier/contractor arrangements.
The role will provide financial support to the Deputy Director of Finance – Property and be a key member of the team across GPA responsible for onboarding. The role-holder will ensure that all financial aspects of onboarding are properly governed and managed and that GPA Finance systems and processes operate effectively from the day of onboarding
The responsibilities of the Head of Property Finance Change & Onboarding will include:
- Developing a Project Management Office (PMO) approach to ensure that changes impacting Property Finance are properly planned, resourced, governed and delivered seamlessly.
- Supporting Property Finance in proactively identifying changes that may impact Property Finance and developing a process of continuous improvement to deliver efficiencies and best value for GPA and it’s Clients.
- Leading the financial management of the onboarding process, including:
- Leading finance engagement with senior finance and property staff across Government to build trust and working relationships to influence Government departments to onboard their estate to GPA.
- Managing financial due diligence to ensure that assets are transferred with minimal financial risk.
- Co-ordinating the development of GPA financial processes to ensure that onboarded assets are properly governed, managed and reported from day 1 post transfer, including budgeting, forecasting, and billing.
- Ensuring that newly onboarded Clients understand GPA processes and approaches and that their integration into ‘BAU process’ is seamless.
- Attending Onboarding meetings as required to proactively manage onboarding processes and resolve issues.
- Contributing to the overall development of Property Finance strategy to achieve team objectives and those of the wider GPA.
To be successful in the Head of Property Finance Change & Onboarding post, you will be:
- A qualified CCAB (or CIMA) accountant, or part qualified actively studying towards qualification (desirable)
- Experience of managing finance processes and systems
- Knowledge of managing property finance and change initiatives
- Knowledge of public sector accounting and accounting packages
- A commercially astute finance professional with a strategic mindset - able to envisage future possibilities
- Strong team player with excellent planning and organising skills
- Excellent communication, networking and negotiation skills
For more information or to apply please use the link or contact Michael Swinburn or Kerry Gashi at our retained search agent, Robertson Bell.
Raising Futures Kenya is looking for a passionate, experienced fundraiser to join our small UK team. The new Head of Fundraising and Impact will lead on the development and implementation of our fundraising and impact strategy and plans. You'll be part of a small passionate UK team and work closely alongside our fantastic team in Kenya, gaining unique insight into our programmes, helping to showcase and communicate our impact.
Hours: 25-28 hours per week, to be worked across 4 or 5 days.
For 21 years Raising Futures Kenya has worked alongside local people in Kenya to develop projects which are owned by the community and create long-term, sustainable change to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods.
Through our award-winning Seed of Hope training and support programme we enable 14-25 year olds (75% girls) to secure employment or start a small business, generating enough income to live above the poverty line. We provide free technical/vocational education and business skills training, alongside counselling and wellbeing support which has led to over 90% of graduates being in employment, self-employment or further education. Seed of Hope offers young people opportunity, dignity and hope.
As with any small charity, you'll get unique exposure and insight into most aspects of running a charity. You'll work closely alongside the team in Kenya to get to know the programmes and share the impact. We've got some exciting opportunities in the pipeline over the next year so it's a great time to join a growing organisation. We're on our journey of shifting the power to our partners in Kenya and diversifying our income streams. We have an incredibly passionate and dedicated team who value honesty, integrity and finding a good work/life balance.
Duties would include:
Responsible for leading and implementing the fundraising strategy and meeting the fundraising targets of the charity (c. £250,000 annually), mainly from grants and individuals.
Responsible for grant fundraising. We have a healthy pipeline of funders to apply to each year with a pool of current and warm funders. You will review our case for support quarterly or sooner if data changes. You will manage the application cycle, periodically researching new funders to add to it, updating deadline dates and funding requirements etc. You will be responsible for submitting applications to funders identified on the cycle and meeting the agreed income annual target.
Managing grant/funder relationships - including meeting with funders when appropriate, managing the reporting requirements and deadlines for all grants and researching new funding opportunities. Support the Kenya team, if required, with managing any reporting requirements for grants received directly in Kenya.
Seeking new income streams, particularly grants from the USA and Kenya as these are potential growth areas for us.
Supporting the team in Kenya to apply for funding for local NGOs, which would go directly to Kenya.
Manage individual giving fundraising stream (with support from the part-time Fundraising Support Officer) including the marketing and communications strategy and implementation thereof to aid donor retention and acquisition.
Oversee our annual matched-giving fundraising appeal, Big Give Christmas Challenge, in December.
We have secured a Radio 4 appeal for February 2023, you will lead on promoting the appeal with current donors before, and overseeing the thanking and recording of donors as a result of the appeal.
We have a marketing and communications plan for the year, you will oversee and update this as required and work with the Fundraising Support Officer to ensure it is implemented. The Fundraising Support Officer will lead on social media content, overseen by you. You will be responsible for writing the newsletters on MailChimp and creating a printed update for donors without email.
Maintain our existing corporate partnerships, including attending events when required, and respond to proposals of new partnerships.
Updating the website, blogs, events etc, in Wordpress.
Overseeing the use and management of the donor database in Salesforce.
Make excellent use of volunteers and pro-bono experts to support workload.
Manage budgets. The UK and Kenya budgets will be created by the CEO and Kenya Operations Director usually, and then approved by the Board. You will use these to create fundraising budgets for applications and contribute to future iterations of the budgets as required.
Track income and expenditure versus budget (in Xero), in order to prepare comprehensive budgets and accurate financial reporting for grants/funders.
Produce finance reports from Xero in order for the Treasurer to write finance reports for Board meetings, which may require insight from you on the source of income and likely future/pledged/secured income.
As required you may be asked to make payments, if the CEO is unavailable.
As required you may be asked to review the monthly requisition requests from Kenya to ensure they are aligned to the budget and to review income and expenditure reports from the previous month from Kenya, if the CEO is unavailable.
Oversee the impact of the work in Kenya by coordinating MEL data collection alongside the team in Kenya (using the agreed MEL calendar), analysing results (survey results collected using Google Forms which are then downloaded to a spreadsheet), creating twice yearly impact reports (based on findings from the data analysis), reports for funders and impact stories for use in communications with donors and supporters.
Work alongside the team in Kenya to identify any areas of programme improvement or development for the next financial year in response to the impact data collected.
Facilitate quarterly reflection meetings with the Senior Management Team in Kenya to reflect on successes and challenges from the previous quarter, and plans/suggestions for the coming quarter.
Networking and Partnership Development
Networking and partnership development with funders and other NGOs working in technical vocational training (TVET) or education programmes in Kenya or East Africa to share knowledge and learning.
Senior Leadership Team
As a member of the senior leadership team, you will be required to support the organisational needs of the charity as required, deputising for the CEO when required.
Ensure that fundraising and impact activities are aligned to the UK and Kenyan Strategic Plans and complete activities/monitor progress towards achieving these.
Line-manage the Fundraising Support Officer. To include annual objective setting and quarterly performance reviews along with informal check-ins so ensure they feel supported and able to do their job to the best of their ability. Manage leave requests and absence.
Please download the Role Description and Application Pack for full details about the role, person specification and more importantly - what you can expect from us. You can also visit our website for more information.
In your cover letter please ensure you explain:
Why you are interested in the role
Your relevant experience (specifically include grant fundraising and impact/MEL experience)
Your relevant skills and values
Your availability to start
We look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. We've pledged to always show the salary, not require degrees and share interview questions in advance to make the recruitment process as stress-free and transparent as possible. We are committed to a culture of inclusivity. We are able to grow and learn better if we have a diverse organisation formed of the collective sum of individual differences, lived experiences, knowledge and self-expression. We support all accessibility requirements; our organisation is designed for everyone. We encourage participants from all backgrounds, so if there is anything we can do to make our recruitment process better for you/allow you to show your best self, please let us know. In recruiting for our team we welcome the unique perspectives you can bring in terms of culture, education, opinions, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, values, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, nation of origin and languages spoken.
Please send your CV (or copy of your LinkedIn profile) to Kirsty Erridge (CEO) and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) stating:
Why you are interested in the role
Your relevant experience (specifically including grant fundraising and impact/MEL experience)
Your relevant skills and values
Your availability to start
Please refer to details in this role description and person specification to include relevant information to this particular role, showcasing what would make you the best candidate.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you have financial management experience?
Would you like to put your finance skills to valuable use by becoming a Trustee and helping to improve the life chances of children and young people?
If you have a background in financial management and understand the challenges faced by growing organisations we’d love to hear from you.
nurtureuk is a national charity dedicated to improving the social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by promoting nurture across the whole education system and beyond.
The charity is looking for a Finance Specialist to join their Board as it leads the charity into a new era of growth and influence.
The team is working tirelessly to promote access to education for all and has developed a range of interventions and support to give vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to be the best they can be.
Increasing numbers of children and young people are affected by social, emotional and behavioural difficulties that inhibit their progress and limit their life chances. nurtureuk is undergoing a period of growth and transformation as its work becomes more vital than ever.
As a Trustee with a finance specialism you will:
Oversee financial aspects of the Charity on behalf of the Board of Trustees to evaluate financial positions and any associated risks
Assist the Chair and the CEO in ensuring the Board of Trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the charity
Help support and steer the charity through its continued development
We’re looking for:
Fully qualified CCAB Accountant
Knowledge of accounting practices for corporate governance
Knowledge of financial regulations governing charities and companies
Understanding of investment strategy
Able to think strategically and forward plan
Willingness to challenge and engage
We’re looking for people who have enthusiasm, leadership skills and a commitment to education. You’ll have the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse and busy Board.
Applications are especially welcome from those with a direct and personal understanding of the disadvantages faced by many young people.
You’ll need to commit to 1-2 days per month which includes four Board meetings, an annual Away Day, some sub-committee work which reflects your special interest and experience, and preparation for meetings.
Trusteeship is a voluntary role with reasonable expenses remunerated.
nurtureuk is committed to the encouragement of equality and diversity throughout its workforce and it’s important its Board represents the community it serves. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets our essential criteria.
Deadline for applications: 3rd October 2022
Soroptimist International is global membership organisation striving everyday to improve the lives of women and girls. Recently celebrating its' 100th birthday the organisation continues to be a global voice for women and girls, working from grassroots projects right up to advocating at seven United Nations Centres where we have permanent representation. Being our Communications Manager is an exciting opportunity, in a nutshell we will want you to show and communicate our work in the best way possible! We want to reach as many of our 70,000 members and the global public as we possibly can, and exert our respected influence to bring about positive change for women and girls. We have incredible stories to tell, but we need you to you to help us show them at their best!
You will work closely with our Global Executive Director, the International President and support our global committees. With your professional skills and experience we want you to help us grow our new Soroptimist International Foundation and appeals, and to build our audience who keenly follow our global policy and impact work. Next year we have an exciting international convention being held in Dublin. During the next 11 months you will play a major role promoting the convention and then in July we will need you to be there reporting on this three day event where we will have keynote speakers, plenary sessions, workshops and socials! To learn more about us and our work please visit our website and social media, we are really looking forward to hearing from you.
Please send us an up to date CV and an accompanying letter which lets us learn about you and why you would be a good fit with Soroptimist International. Please note the closing date and time of 31 August 2022 at 17:30 BST. Please visit our website and social media to learn more about us, our work and the world we want for women and girls.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our partner is a leading conservation organisation. They are seeking to recruit an interim regional COO, overseeing the effective and efficient operational health of their countries and operations/programmes in the Asia Pacific Region for a period of 3-6 months.
- Leading the finance, compliance, HR, administration and management systems across the Asia Pacific Region; this covers the regional and country offices.
- Lead on reviewing & strengthening the operational performance of country offices; implementing operational structures to ensure excellence across the region; ensuring these are aligned to and comply with the global organisational policies, procedures and values.
- Develop and strengthen the regulatory, legal, risk and compliance framework, policies and procedures.
- Working with the Regional Finance Director to provide financial oversight and lead on developing the budgets and strategic plans for the country offices; and drive an environment of strong controls and compliance.
- Working with the Regional HR Director to influence and shape the organisation’s culture and values amongst staff, and to drive talent management & HR processes.
- Working with the legal team to ensure that country-specific legal compliance requirements, as well as broader donor/partnerships contracts and agreements are met and adhered to.
- Working with the senior leadership team, offering operational direction to meet business and strategic plan targets; and on any global matters.
- Lead on change initiatives, ensuring their successful implementation.
- Qualified accountant, with over 10 years of progressive experience in a senior finance and operations role within a complex international INGO with decentralised operations.
- Leader, with a high level of integrity, and strong financial acumen experience and demonstrated experience of implementing and evaluating strategic plans.
- Strong negotiation. influencing skills and interpersonal skills and cultural awareness, able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of an Asian language is desirable.
- Excellent organisational skills.
They would prefer to consider candidates who are based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines or Vietnam (all these would be nationals/residents). However, they are open to candidates based with relevant experience working remotely. They are seeking candidates immediately available to start a new role.
MLC Partners are working with a brand name children’s charity to recruit an Interim Head of Commercial Finance for an initial 12-month contract. The role is fully remote and following a minor restructure joins into a new role.
Main responsibilities include:
- Oversee the commercial arm of the charity comprising retail and innovation with an annual turnover of almost £100m.
- Manage and develop a wider team of seven with three direct reports covering both business partnering and operational finance.
- Business partner with the MD for Retail and the Director of Development and ensure good service from the team at the Area Manager level.
- Provide data driven insight across all commercial venture, challenging where necessary and contributing to business decision making.
The successful candidate will be:
- A fully qualified accountant or be qualified by experience with a wide range of experience.
- Able to challenge and critically evaluate requests and strategic decision making.
- A strong user of Excel able to carry out complex analysis.
This is a great opportunity to add a renowned name onto your CV and leave a lasting impact. For more information please contact Jamie Elliott at MLC Partners.
A charity are recruiting for an Interim Financial Controller
Your new company
A large, high-profile, London-based charity.
Your new role
Reporting to the Director of Finance, you will be responsible for leading the financial accounting team on the year-end process and helping to deliver a clean audit and accurate and timely annual accounts. Anticipated duration is for 6 months+. They are open to both hybrid and 100% remote options.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified Accountant with strong financial accounting experience within the charity sector.
What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
Change Agents UK is a well-established and forward-looking sustainability education charity and not-for-profit, working towards our vision of a secure, resilient, zero-carbon and fair future for all. We provide sustainability education programmes and workshops to young people, students, graduates and as continuing professional development to help people at all stages to embed sustainability into their lives and careers and support the transition to Net Zero. We run a successful non-profit trading subsidiary, providing sustainability recruitment and employment services, creating fantastic career opportunities in future-focused work and supporting partner organisations to resource their sustainability and Net Zero goals.
We are seeking a range of Trustees and Directors to expand our Charity and Non-profit Boards and to support us as we grow. In particular, we are seeking people with a passion for sustainability and professional experience in areas including marketing & communications, finance, fundraising, IT or HR.
Our Trustees and Directors play vital roles in making sure that Change Agents UK achieves its core purpose. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your professional skills to use to help us to achieve our mission:
raising public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate emergency,
supporting and empowering the next generation to have the skills and knowledge needed for the future,
and building networks that engage individuals and organisations in working towards an equitable and zero-carbon world.
What we are looking for
We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking and skills on our Board.
Personal skills and qualities
A strong personal commitment to the principles of sustainability and the drive towards Net Zero
Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities as a trustee or director and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
A strong personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.
Willingness to lead according to our values.
Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Charity Trustees must be at least 18 years of age and you must not be disqualified from serving as a trustee
We strongly value diversity in race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and other protected characteristics. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from people in currently under-represented groups on our Board, including people of colour, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQ+ or people under 35.
You do not need previous Board experience to apply and will be provided with induction and support in the role.
Duties of Trustees & Directors:
Support and provide advice on Change Agents UK’s vision, goals, strategy and activities.
Actively promote and champion the work of the Change Agents UK, amplifying messages, campaigns and supporting our growth
Approve (as part of the Board and with input from the Executive Team) financial plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.
Ensure that key risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively.
Review and approve Change Agents UK’s financial statements (with the advice of an Independent Examiner/Auditor).
Provide support to the CEO/Executive Team
Keep abreast of changes in Change Agents UK’s operating environment.
Contribute to regular reviews of Change Agents UK’s own governance and policies.
Attend Board meetings adequately prepared to contribute to discussions and participate in decision-making.
Use independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect Change Agents UK’s interests, to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any third-party interests.
Contribute to the broader success of Change Agents UK’s objects, aims and reputation by applying your skills, expertise, knowledge and contacts.
There will be times when the Trustees will need to be actively involved beyond Board meetings. This may involve reading and commenting on board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, presenting externally, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
Terms of appointment
Terms of office
Trustees are usually appointed for an initial 2-year term of office, with renewals thereafter agreed at the AGM
This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses (for example, travel to and from Board meetings) can be reimbursed.
Attending 4 Board meetings annually and our AGM (these generally take place in our Head Office in Oakham, but remote attendance via Zoom is possible, so we welcome applications from people based across the UK)
Attending an Annual Strategy Day
2-3 hours per month preparation and support time
Ad hoc and occasional support through working groups and / or support to the executive team.
Board members have a collective responsibility. This means that trustees always act as a group and not as individuals.
Please submit a copy of your CV and a covering statement explaining your motivation for applying.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the Board and Executive Team to discuss the opportunity in more detail before invitations to join the Board are made.
If you would like to find out more about Change Agents UK before applying, we’d be delighted to talk! Please contact us on the email address provided.
£25,561 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
Base: Hybrid working in any UK Sustrans Office/Hub
About the role
As a Project Officer, you will support the England Core team, to deliver our strategic programmes of ‘Paths for Everyone’ and ‘Liveable Cities & Towns For Everyone’. These programmes focus on creating high-quality active travel infrastructure across the country.
The main focus of this role will be to assist with the delivery of significant projects, by supporting our programme leads to ensure we deliver on time, to budget and meet quality standards. This will include arranging meetings, compiling reports, gathering and analysis of information, inspecting schemes and responding to requests from our clients.
You will also be supporting the Executive Director England, by collating various regional business plans and documents, supporting quarterly reporting, and collecting and analysing data.
You will be liaising with regional delivery colleagues, to monitor progress and risk and to ensure project management tools/dashboards are updated regularly and accurately.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should be based within a commutable distance to any nominated hub/office base throughout the UK.
With exceptional organisational skills, you will have the ability to manage your own work and coordinate multiple priorities and deadlines across several projects.
You will be experienced in working alongside and building relationships with partners. You will have experience in project management evaluation and/or delivery.
You will demonstrate the ability to produce and present reports and summaries, from large quantities of data.
We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity & respect.
What we offer
In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
- 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
- Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
- Staff volunteer days
- 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
- We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
- Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
- Bike, computer and season ticket loans
- Discount benefits
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
- Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 24 August 2022
- Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 05 September 2022
To apply, please complete our online application form.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.
We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.
We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.
Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!