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Would you like to join our hospice Finance and Income Generation team?
We are looking for the perfect candidate to join our team as the hospice Finance Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the charity's finances and ensuring the sustainable delivery of our services.
We are a registered charity, providing specialist palliative care to adults living with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Services include a ten-bedded inpatient unit; support and wellbeing service, The Orangery; bereavement counselling and outpatient services.
We are committed to employee development and will support further studies relevant to your role. We promote a culture of freedom to speak up and speak out. We offer competitive salaries with attractive benefits, including free parking, the opportunity to join a generous pension scheme 35 days of full-time annual leave entitlement including bank holidays.
We need to raise nearly £2 million each year to fund patient care and support for families. We rely entirely on fundraising and donations to achieve this amount. An additional £1.6m grant is provided by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Main Duties of the Role
- managing the charity’s finances and providing timely and accurate reports to stakeholders
- driving continuous improvement in accounting practices and embedding financial best practice
- ensuring that there are financial policies and procedures in place that cover all areas of the team’s governance and compliance responsibilities line managing the finance team
- ensuring all interactions are in accordance with our values and culture
- other tasks and responsibilities may be required depending on the needs of the Finance and Income Generation team and the hospice.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MapAction has a unique opportunity for a Grants Finance Officer looking for their next challenge in a fast-paced and dynamic humanitarian response organisation. We’re looking for someone to work within our Finance team helping on the delivery of restricted grants projects and programs while working alongside multiple global partners. You will work with a diverse group of expert volunteers, colleagues and support four main areas of MapAction: Finance, Fundraising, Operations and Tech teams. The role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements and smooth operations of MapAction.The organisation would not be able to function effectively without this position, so we need you to be part of this!
MapAction is a leading humanitarian mapping charity delivering information services and products to enhance decision making in disasters and conflicts. In collaboration with our partners, this mapped information helps responders understand vulnerabilities and target their response effectively, contributing to saving lives and minimising suffering. We work through a team of skilled volunteer professionals and a small paid staff team.
The charity has attracted funding from the UK Government (FCDO), USAID from the American People, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Government of the Netherlands, EU and other major donors. Over half of its budget is covered by restricted funding of this nature.
We have built a strong reputation in the humanitarian sector and are a technical partner of the United Nations, Non-Government Organisations, the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, regional entities and national authorities.
At MapAction, training and team building are at the heart of our organisational culture. We have frequent meet-ups where paid staff and volunteers get together for training opportunities and skill-sharing, in areas such as fieldwork, emergency preparedness and GIS technical development.
The humanitarian sector is evolving, and technical expertise such as GIS, mapping, data processing and visualisation is becoming increasingly sought after in order to ensure continuous improvement in humanitarian response. MapAction and our partners are uniquely positioned to provide this technical expertise, to ensure the most effective coordination of relief efforts.
Who are you?
You are highly motivated and enthusiastic with a track record of managing finances of restricted grants. You have a hands on approach, can work independently and have experience of working with a small organisation or team. You are calm under pressure and share the MapAction ‘can-do’ attitude, rooted in our volunteer values. You are organised, tenacious, able to manage a busy workload and be an exceptional communicator. You must have a flair for Excel reporting and be willing to manage financial systems to achieve maximum benefit to the charity.
You relish a challenge and like us, feel excited about the future and what we can achieve together. You want to work in a diverse organisation that is concerned about minimising its environmental impact, and cares about everyone in the team. Be assured, you will be supported in your role as you grow.
This role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements providing guidance to budget holders on compliance. The role will also support general financial administration and smooth operations of MapAction. Reporting to the Finance Director this role will work effectively across finance, fundraising, operations and technology teams in a proactive manner.
Restricted grant finances
Lead on contract compliance, ensuring requirements are identified and communicated to budget holders
Review financial data and lead on the funds claim processes, to include monthly reconciliations and timely submissions of invoices and claim forms to donors as per contract
Be the focal point on donor finance and resolve any discrepancies on claims and late payments, by liaising internally and externally with relevant parties, as required
Execute correct budget coding that reflects donor agreements and in line with agreed systems and procedures, identify and flag any errors
Track grant allocation and expenditure against restricted budgets to ensure programmes are delivered within agreed budgets or amendments are processed in keeping with changes in programme plans
Prepare monthly and ad hoc progress reports for all major donors, or specific programmes and projects
Ensure accurate, timely cost recovery and salary allocations of pre-financed operations and ensure income is maximised in compliance with funding contracts
Provide financial information as required for grant reporting in line with the reporting calendar
Lead on IATI compliance, data review and uploads
Assist with donor and statutory audits
Support Finance Director with the bi-annual rolling business plan and any required financial information, to include analysis and allocation of paid staff time
Perform and present necessary system reconciliations on a regular basis to include multi-currency requirements and cost recovery calculations
Prepare financial analysis and overviews as required and attend monthly finance and grants’ meetings
Provide finance cover in the finance team, if required and as directed by FD
Provide support with any other financial and organisational administration, as requested
Regularly review and update unit costing for budgeting purposes
Systems and tools
Implement new and develop existing financial and reporting systems, ensuring correct mapping to each of the restricted funds
Maintain MapAction’s chart of accounts to ensure all grant requirements can be reported on
Train staff on tools, templates and donor regulations
Partner with teams across the organisation in preparation of new programme initiative
Adopt a questioning mindset and challenge underlying budget assumptions as appropriate
Support financial submissions as required for fundraising applications
Support the fundraising team with fundraising applications’ submission, contract and MOU administration and processing, as well as the due diligence process
Please note that this job description is to be regarded as a guide to the tasks and activities we believe will be required but that it is not exhaustive and may change and evolve to reflect the changing needs and demands of MapAction.
This is what we think you need to be successful in the role. If there are other skills and competencies that you bring and think are important to this role , please tell us what they are - we are always interested to hear ideas.
Accounting qualification, part-qualified or qualified by experience within a finance department with exposure to restricted grants
Excellent knowledge of Excel, mapping documents, multiple data sources, pivot tables and creating custom reports
Good knowledge of accounting packages (ideally Xero)
Experience of performing reconciliations and working with foreign currency transactions
Knowledge of accounting coding structures and experience of working with donor coding
Strong computer and numerical literacy with the ability to self- service
Excellent time management with the ability to prioritise, multitask and work to meet deadlines
High level of attention to detail
Experience in accounting for or assisting in the management of project grants / restricted funding from a range of donors, including institutional donors
Experience of donor reporting and understanding of system requirements to achieve accurate and timely reports
Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of personal organisation and self management.
Understanding of USAID and/or other Institutional Funder grant finances and reporting
Knowledge of the charitable sector and a good understanding of the needs of small, volunteer led groups
Experience of UK financial regulations and compliance
We will consider candidates wanting to work part time (30hrs a week) or full time (37.5hrs a week)
Flexibility and willingness to work outside office hours including evenings and weekends as required, including being on a roster for emergency cover
Required to work remotely and to attend team days near the MapAction office in Oxfordshire once a month at own expense.
30 days holiday plus bank holidays with a workplace pension and also paid training opportunities to help further your career
Must have the right to live and work in the UK MapAction is unable to consider candidates who do not already hold appropriate permissions
Note: this is an operational role in a small, highly specialised charity and an appreciation of, and affinity with the humanitarian purpose of the charity is essential, as well as a willingness to take up additional tasks outside of the normal role when needed
Equal Opportunities Policy
MapAction is an Equal Opportunities employer. All employees have a personal responsibility to promote and support measures designed to create a working environment which is free from harassment or discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, membership of the Travelers community or HIV&AIDS status.
How to apply: Please apply by gohire with a CV and covering letter to be considered for the role. The closing date for applications is 29.7.2022. We will review applications on a rolling basis and will close the process if we secure someone at an early stage so we urge you to apply early so as not to miss out. For further discussion regarding the content of this role, please contact us via our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Sexual violence against children and adolescents (SVAC) is one of the largest silent pandemics of our time. It is a problem that festers in homes, online, and in communities in every country on Earth. To end this silent pandemic, the brave movement, a new global networked movement of survivors and allies has been launched. The aim of the brave movement is to drive advocacy and campaigns as a powerful voice for transformative change.
Working with the direction of global survivors and allied partners, this new movement demands an end to the pandemic of sexual violence through: (1) advocacy for bold public policy solutions; and (2) campaigns to shift societal norms, eradicate survivor stigma and break the conspiracy of silence that enables sexual violence to continue. The brave movement is mobilizing survivors and allies that are globally connected, nationally coordinated, and locally grounded. It has adopted a three-pronged advocacy framework of prevention, healing and justice.
At present, the brave movement has identified a number of specific areas of emphasis, including: building a global movement of survivors of sexual violence in childhood; the end to statue of limitations worldwide; creating a safer on-line environment for children; putting prevention and response to sexual violence against children on the agenda of the G7; and increasing exponentially the funding available for this work.
We are seeking a dynamic, innovative leader with significant advocacy and campaigning experience to help realise the full potential of this game-changing effort for children and adolescents worldwide. This is a leadership and facilitation role for a strong manager and convener.
The Movement Executive Director will work with and support three key stakeholder and governance groups:
- Movement Action Team (MAT): This team of movement staff and consultants (a.k.a. Secretariat) will drive the day-to-day work of the global movement.
- Global Survivors Advocacy Group (SAG): This group includes 15 survivor advocacy leaders from around the world; it defines the vision and priorities for the movement.
- Global Steering Group (GSG): This group will include representatives from the SAG and also large, global organizations; it is a decision-making body, and it will determine priority campaigns and advocacy efforts.
The Movement Executive Director’s direct supervisor will be the Chairperson of the GSG. Initial members of the GSG are selected representatives from The Army of Survivors, End Violence Lab at the University of Edinburgh, Girls Not Brides, Together for Girls, We Protect Global Alliance, World Vision International and representatives from the Global Survivors Advocacy Group.
The Movement Executive Director will coordinate and oversee the brave movement’s development and expansion, being both a leader and a facilitator of this advocacy movement. This accomplished senior advocate and campaigner will have extensive experience in supporting collaborative international advocacy, movements and campaigns, with diverse groups and stakeholders, across a number of continents. The brave movement is global in nature and is open to the coordinator to be based in any location.
In August 2021, the brave movement received a funding commitment of over $10 million for its initial 4 years, which is a rare and unique opportunity for a start-up. Together for Girls is acting as the host organization for the movement from 2021-2025. The movement is looking for other funding partners to expand investments as it establishes and grows its strategy.
The Executive Director will be a seasoned entrepreneurial leader, who will oversee the development and implementation of its advocacy and campaign strategy. They will hire, supervise, and empower key staff and consultants that will operate on a Movement Action Team (MAT) to achieve the goals of the movement. We are looking for a strong manager and leader, who is politically savvy, has strong campaigning vision, and has energetic and charismatic movement building qualities to drive advocacy and campaigns to end sexual violence against children. A long-term commitment to measured impact is essential.
Ensure the continued development evolution of an ambitious advocacy and campaign strategy, including:
- convening a collaborative, global, annual strategy planning, and impact assessment process;
- building and supporting an appropriately diverse group of stakeholders who buy into/own the strategy;
- supporting the implementation of the strategy through collaborative campaign/project delivery, the development of new/further projects, and the allocation of movement resources; and
- leading the preparation and consolidation of the movement calendar.
Facilitate the growth of the brave movement, including:
- promoting communication and information exchange between movement participants at global level,
- supporting movement fundraising efforts, coordinating the development of funding proposals, overseeing the implementation of funded projects, ensuring high quality and on-time delivery of projects and maintaining strong relationships with funders, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with other potential funders,
- connecting with other relevant movements, at national, regional, and international levels;
- providing movement participants with opportunities for collaboration, including, but not limited to, campaign development and implementation;
- reaching out to and working with other international organizations; and
- facilitating leadership development and self-organizing by members.
Support the Global Steering Group (GSG), including:
- working with the Chair, set agendas and organize Steering Group meetings and processes;
- facilitating strategic communications between Global Steering Group members;
- overseeing the development and implementation of Global Steering Group sponsored campaigns and projects;
- overseeing project expenditures and budget, ensuring all necessary monitoring, evaluation and reporting expectations are met; and
Lead and supervise the Movement Action Team (MAT) (aka Secretariat) by managing the brave movement internally by:
- building and sustaining a dynamic, results-focused, accomplished Movement Action Team;
- being a role model for and building on the movement´s values and organizational culture (see Culture and Values statement below), creating a non-hierarchical, horizontal movement accountable all the way to the local level;
- facilitating an environment where all stakeholders feel respected, appreciated, and resourced to achieve their goals;
- supporting the MAT to examine and incorporate issues of intersectionality and racial, gender and economic justice into the movement operations;
- exercising strong financial accountability, ensuring annual budgeting, efficiency, and impact, managing risks, and reporting and follow up on all key governance areas.
Support the Global Survivors Globally Empowered (SAGE), including:
- working with the Chair, set agendas and organize meetings of the SAGE;
- supporting outreach to new and existing SAGE members and survivor leader groups and constituencies across geographies.
- ensuring SAGE members receive self-care and healing journey support and the capacity-building they need to succeed in public facing advocacy and campaigning.
Publicly represent the brave movement, including:
- developing and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including movement allies, politicians, policymakers, UN organization, international organizations, corporate CEOs, funders and other stakeholders as necessary;
- representing the movement in public events and forums, as needed; and
- representing the movement to the media, as needed.
- Accomplished advocate, campaigner and manager with a minimum 10 of significant experience and documented success in facilitating social change, including movement building.
- Knowledge and experience with international advocacy and campaign development and coordination.
- Extensive experience in facilitating alignment and collaboration among diverse groups of social change advocates and stakeholders in all regions of the world.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement bold and ambitious advocacy agendas and campaigns.
- Ability to work with diverse allies, coalitions, and individuals.
- Ability to build and sustain movement structures.
- Confidence in working within and across movements.
- Capacity to shape and adapt strategies.
- Ability to navigate difficult issues through multi-stakeholder processes to achieve alignment on positions and messaging.
- Strong and inclusive leadership and management qualities. A collaborative, warm, consensual leadership style.
- Able to embrace and advocate for the big picture but equally able to be hands-on.
- Experience effectively supervising and motivating a high-performing team working remotely, in locations around the world.
- Excellent communications, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong project management skills, including the ability to deliver projects to time, to budget and in line with agreed objectives.
- Strong ability to work unsupervised and be self-directed, yet to meet the required project objectives.
- Note: Knowledge and understanding of issues related to ending sexual violence against children and adolescents are desirable but not required.
- Must be fluent in both verbal and written English. Additional language(s) a plus.
Location and Hours: This position is a full-time (40-hour per week) remote position. All team members are expected to be available during core working hours of 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The other four hours that the team member chooses to work are flexible and the core hours may be adjusted as well if negotiated with their supervisor. Position will also require travel, up to 15-20%.
Compensation: This role offers a competitive salary based on the candidate location, i.e. the annual salary for the position for a candidate based in Washington, D.C. will be between $144,400 - $192,500. The salary will be adjusted based on the cost of labor and other required employee benefits in the city/country in which the candidate resides. Benefits offered will be based on what is customary or required in the country where the candidate resides.
Work Permits: The candidate must have the ability to legally work in the country where they reside without sponsorship. In the United States, the candidate will be hired directly through Together for Girls on behalf of the brave movement. If the candidate is hired outside of the United States, Together for Girls will work with an intermediary “Employer of Record” that is established in the candidate’s country to hire the candidate as an employee on behalf of the movement.
Culture and Values
The brave movement is embedded within Together for Girls, which is an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse working environment free from discrimination and harassment. Our policy is to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin including ancestry, ethnicity, gender, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or disability. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Given the nature of this movement, we particularly encourage survivor leaders and/or advocates to apply.
The brave movement operates within a courageous, inclusive, and flexible culture that empowers staff to have the capacity and ability to deliver change. It strives to build and maintain psychological safety, trust, and accountability among team members in order to foster honesty and openness about needs and challenges while also prioritizing self-care.
We are looking to build an ambitious team that punches way above its weight. Our work environment is based on the values of respect, courage, empathy, agility, and collaboration. This is coupled with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that underpins our work.
The Glacier Trust is looking for a creative, passionate and committed Executive Director to lead the ongoing development of our project work in Nepal, and advocacy work in the UK.
Since its launch in 2008, The Glacier Trust (TGT) has established itself as a small but impactful NGO enabling climate change adaptation in Nepal’s remote mountain communities. In recent years TGT has increased its profile in the UK through the launch of a project-linked coffee brand ‘Nepal Glacier Coffee’, a short film ‘Coffee. Climate. Community.’ and most recently a podcast and book project ‘Great Adaptations’, which even included a collaboration with a Bristol based brewery to create a Great Adaptations beer that used ingredients grown organically in our project areas.
In Nepal, we partner with two excellent NGOs, Eco Himal Nepal and HICODEF, with whom we have enabled the successful piloting, scaling, and replication of a community-led Agro Forestry Resource Centre model for climate resilient sustainable development. Our Higher Education programme has evolved through the coordination of a partnership between UK and Nepal Universities to enable early career researchers to conduct climate change adaptation related fieldwork as part of our contribution to nurturing the next generation of climate change adaptation professionals.
The principle purpose of this new post is to ensure the efficient and effective day to day running of The Glacier Trust (TGT). This includes management of fundraising, project selection, and providing strategic leadership concerning the direction of The Glacier Trust in partnership with the Board of Trustees and two advisors, one in Nepal and one in the UK.
As recognition of the need for climate change adaptation grows, this is an opportunity to join an organisation that has played a pioneering role in enabling adaptation projects that intersect with the broader ecological, social justice, mitigation and sustainable development needs in some of the world’s most vulnerable locations. We are looking for a creative, passionate and committed Executive Director to lead the ongoing development of our project work in Nepal, and advocacy work in the UK.
The Glacier Trust’s purpose: Climate change is threatening sustainable agriculture in many parts of the Himalayas. The Glacier Trust works in partnership with local NGOs, building their capacity to enable transformative adaptation to climate change through sustainable organic agriculture in these rapidly changing environments. The Trust also has a higher education programme providing scholarships that enable Nepali undergraduates and postgraduates to improve the quality of their fieldwork and research programmes. The Glacier Trust has also built its profile in the UK as an advocate for approaches to climate change adaptation that are both transformative and aligned with climate justice.
Candidate suitability: This post would provide an ideal grounding for someone wanting to build a career in international development, climate adaptation, and leadership in the NGO sector. It is an opportunity to lead an organisation that is looking to increase its outreach and further develop the quality and quantity of what it delivers. Flexibility in time allocation and working arrangements means that it should be possible to accommodate academic study / research commitments, and/or family and caring commitments. Applicants should note that this role requires travel to Nepal and field trips of up to two weeks in remote and mountainous environments.
Qualifications and experience: Applicants should have at least a relevant degree, and at least one year’s relevant experience in fundraising. Applicants will need to demonstrate their potential to increase The Trust’s outreach, in terms of (1) bringing in funding; (2) working in collaboration with our partner NGOs and Universities in Nepal; and (3) cause-related advocacy and awareness raising.
Application process: Applicants should be familiar with all aspects of The Trust’s work and the job specification, available to download from our website.
Application is by email, we require a CV and cover letter.
- Closing date for applications: 18.00 GMT, Friday 8th July 2022.
- Interviews will be held in London or via Zoom during the week commencing 18th July 2022.
- Please note, our Executive Director will be required to hike in mountainous environments and may be required to stay in basic accommodation while on field trips in Nepal.
- We take work life-balance seriously and as such have huge flexibility in working schedules and locations so that we can work around caring commitments.
- The Glacier Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, ability, or gender.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Email Marketing Platform Manager (Engaging Networks), joining an International Charity, based in Central London. Open to remote or hybrid working.
Extensive experience of Email Marketing Platforms, Engaging Networks or MailChimp, DotDigital, Dotmailer, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Blackboard? Experience of project managing, imbedding and integrating digital marketing platforms, with a strong grasp of data management?
Due to a new global strategy and ambitious growth plans, with a key focus on driving forward the digital marketing strategy, it's an exciting time to join the team!
As the Email Marketing Platform Manager (Engaging Networks), working across the organisation and closely with fundraising, you will drive forward the digital marketing strategy by imbedding and integrating the digital marketing platform Engaging Networks with internal systems, optimising data processes, supporting teams to create and optimise donation page performance. Supporting key stakeholders by building a framework they can use to enable end to end delivery within Engaging Networks, also developing internal knowledge and skills around the use of the platform.
- Oversee Engaging Networks, ensuring planning, data processes, compliance, management of supporter data, and results reporting are consistent and of a high standard
- Technical lead on implementation of automating of Engaging Networks activity with the Database Manager
- Responsible for ensuring systems are in place to report KPI's, and teams have the tools to ensure all campaigns are analysed
- Set up user friendly, 'easy editor 'email templates in Engaging Networks and rolling out delivery to teams
- Technical support to Campaign Managers to deliver the CRO testing programme on EN donation pages, helping to build new forms and split tests and ensuring they can be tracked and reported on
- With the Insight team, ensure alignment on email marketing data and the reporting dashboards and ensure accurate and effective data management processes are in place
- Scope needs for Engaging Networks and design, establish and communicate recommended ways of working within the platform
We are looking for you to have previously worked in a similar role, with demonstrable experience of:
- Managing email marketing systems (Engaging Networks or MailChimp, DotDigital, Dotmailer, Sales Force Marketing Cloud, Blackboard).
- Understanding of data handling, data specs with the ability to create process flows & SLAs
- Experience working to a project management framework
- In-depth knowledge of integrating an email platform with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and tracking parameters
- Working with digital and data teams to integrate systems and maximise reporting capabilities
- Proven understanding and experience of optimising reporting, analytics and tracking within an email marketing system
- Demonstrable experience of coding for HTML and CSS and able to make fixes to backend of an email marketing platform and donation forms
You are a senior finance leader who enjoys working with creative and passionate stakeholders and shares their passion for the arts, but also has the ability to work collaboratively with the senior leadership team providing support and stewardship for all financial matters, essentially making sure that their creative visions are supported by the resources to be realised in a financially sustainable way.
What you'll be doing:
As an Interim Director of Finance you will be carrying out a number 1 finance role to the CEO managing, leading and developing a small finance team and will lead on the provision, development and management of financial services to the wider organisation.
You will lead oversee the provision of all financial services including payroll, income collections, creditor payments, banking, insurance, investment and to administer the pension arrangements on behalf of staff and, with the Chief Executive, to be responsible for the pay structure
You'll be embedded within helping the organisation and senior staff make strategic budgeting decisions and financial plans to ensure the best value for money is achieved and all resources are allocated and used efficiently.
What you'll need to offer:
As an experienced finance professional you'll have honed your experience across a range of accounting areas and be a well rounded finance professional. Ideally will have previously performed the function of a Head of Finance or a Finance Director level role previously and be skilled at supporting an established finance team.
You'll be able to demonstrate the ability to think strategically and act with integrity, looking for ways to support the organisation whilst remaining independent, objective and working within the bounds of all accounting standards and regulations.
Arts sector experience would be extremely useful, although this could also be a good opportunity for an experienced charity finance professional to move into this exciting and vibrant sector.
You will be a fully qualified accountant with any of the following qualifications or equivalent - CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA or ACA.
What's in it for you:
As a package many of the best perks of this role are those you can't put a price on:
- A hybrid role with offices based in Leeds which you'll likely be in 2 - 3 days per week to be amongst the creative team and enjoy the pleasant office environment.
- The positive sense of purpose that the work you do will all contribute to securing the financial future of this well established and revered arts organisation.
- Central location close to affordable parking and public transport links
- A fixed term contract or daily rate equivalent to c£65,000 - 70,000
Home based, UK or Europe
This is a critical support function to the Finance, HR and Administration team. It is a multi-faceted role with responsibilities for accountancy, in particular the management of the annual audits and accounts. Be the point of contact for HR and Administration functions. Working with our accounting firms, payroll firms in the respective countries, this role will lead on all of the audit processes for the UK, EU and Australian arms of the Foundation and will also provide support to the US and Hong Kong as and when necessary.
- Lead on the format and messaging of the global accounts and global annual review and ensure that we provide an accurate and transparent report.
- Lead on the UK, German, Italian, Luxembourg and Australian audits and work with relevant stakeholders to ensure they are completed accurately and on time each year. Point of contact between the finance team and external auditors to ensure queries are resolved throughout the audit process.
- Work with the gift processing teams, third party fulfilment houses and the Finance team to ensure all income and expense records are filed correctly to support annual audit processes and in line with charity/company regulations.
- Ensure accurate coding is in place across all financial systems.
- Monthly accountancy - perform or assist with the book-keeping for each market as required.
- Manage staff expenses including reimbursement.
- Point of contact for staff credit cards. Manage allocation and use.
- Manage global bank accounts. Responsibility for keeping signatories, users and authorisers/directors up to date and in line with internal policies and when there are staff changes. Provide financial info to the Finance team as required. Oversee the set up of new accounts as required.
- Ensure day-to-day banking is carried out in line with our Customer Service Charter.
- Manage monthly transfers between bank accounts, supplier accounts and merchant providers for all markets in liaison with Finance team located at headquarters. Obtain required approvals and ensure operational balances are in place.
- Carry out finance related reconciliations such as expenditure reconciliation, bank reconciliation and payment platform reconciliation.
- Point of contact & account manager for payment platforms and merchant accounts, keeping information up to date etc.
HR and Administration:
- Recruitment and retention, including labour engagement for UK, German, Italy, Luxembourg and Australia.
- Work with our Global HR team to ensure Training and Development, performance maintenance, employee relations are well maintain.
- Coordinate / arrange the European staff salaries, and other markets as required.
- Oversee supplier accounts/services & contract management: Keep records up to date, manage payments, maintain online accounts eg, office facilities and insurances. Management of global PO Boxes and international postal services. Ensure they are renewed in time.
- Manage all subscription requirements for the Supporter Engagement team (IT, sector, compliance etc).
- Management of staff mobile phone contracts.
- Control and monitor purchasing costs, including office.
- Manage UK petty cash.
- Manage the global fixed asset registers.
- Create and manage inventory of staff resources incl. IT equipment.
- Assist the budget preparation.
- Assist with the creation of performance reports and other (ad hoc) reports as required.
- Provide support for financial, HR processes as required.
- Design and maintain filing systems.
- Ensure that inter-department and inter-personal relationships are positive, cohesive, and contribute to the overall mission of AAF.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with management in regard to work procedures and employee relations.
Continuous Improvement and Misc.:
- Contribute to the on-going review, development and implementation of changes to improve the productivity and efficiency of AAF.
- Participate in staff training and performance and development appraisal process to assist in the achievement of AAF objectives and mission.
- Ensure procedure manuals are updated in line with changes.
To apply Please send CV’s with covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and why you should be considered for this role.
Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Child’s i Foundation is a Ugandan based social impact organisation with an international reputation for advocating child rights and creating community based alternatives to orphanages. A small non-profit with a big impact, we work with governments, national partners and our worldwide network of supporters to highlight the harm and cost of orphanages in Uganda and globally. We’re helping to reimagine the whole child protection and care system, repurpose orphanages and rebuild services at the heart of communities that are designed to strengthen and support birth, foster and adoptive families. Because every child needs a loving family, we are Child's i.
We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with experience/knowledge of international development accounting. This role will provide effective financial management to our teams in Uganda and the UK.
This is a home-based role in in the UK, with occasional meetings with the UK team, and potentially an annual trip to Uganda, to strengthen the accounting & financial management systems and ongoing monitoring.
You will have overall responsibility for the financial management and financial stability in the UK. You will also provide support to, and work closely with, the finance team in Uganda, to ensure effective financial management at the group level.
You will ensure there is strong financial management accounting and budgeting systems in the UK and Uganda, ensuring effective management of our cash and reserves, and ensuring the organisation is running in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Role and responsibilities
Management Accounting & Budgeting
Manage month-end processes in the UK, including posting journals, P&L review, balance sheet reconciliations, and producing UK Management Accounts
Review and interrogate Ugandan monthly management accounts and provide feedback & support to the Uganda finance team.
Produce consolidated monthly management accounts, including variance reports, rolling cash-flows and reserves forecasts.
Prepare quarterly board packs including key UK, Uganda and group financial information, including forecasts and scenario planning as appropriate.
Supervise and oversee the UK Payroll and ensure HMRC compliance.
Prepare the UK budget, oversee preparation of the Ugandan annual budget, and prepare annual consolidated budgets.
Prepare the annual accounts, including consolidated accounts.
Prepare for the annual audit, including liaising with auditors and overseeing the implementation of audit recommendations.
Ensure accounts and relevant returns are filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission each year.
Work with the Programmes & Fundraising teams in the UK and Uganda on preparing budgets for grant proposals and costing activities.
Support the organisation to ensure full cost recovery.
Review financial reports for donors prepared by the Uganda Team, ensuring accuracy & completeness of submitted financial reports.
Ensure compliance with donor rules & requirements with respect to finance.
Cash & Reserves Management
Actively manage cash flow to ensure adequate cash levels are maintained throughout the year, including cash flow forecasting.
Ensure strong Restricted & Unrestricted Fund management; track & forecast the movement on funds each month and take any follow up action as needed.
Actively manage exchange rate risk, ensuring the charity minimises exchange rate losses and mitigates against the risks effectively.
Financial planning and operations
Work closely with the CEO, the team in the UK, Uganda, and board of trustees, to support the organisation’s objectives and strategic plans.
Attend, and contribute to discussion at, quarterly meetings of the Board of Trustees and sub committees.
Develop resource strategies that support organisational objectives and that align with current and future needs of Programmes and Fundraising teams.
Review and strengthen the control environment of the UK and Uganda office, ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are robust and that the organisation is meeting is regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements.
Monitor and investigate any financial performance issues in Uganda and recommend appropriate remedial action.
Assist the team in Uganda to develop financial management capacity.
Any other responsibilities as required from time to time by the CEO.
Person specification skills and experience required
Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), desirably with international development knowledge/experience.
Knowledge and experience of using QuickBooks or similar accounting system.
Some experience in grant management and reporting.
Experience of working with Restricted & Unrestricted funds and a good understanding of the challenges this can pose.
UK charity experience, including charity SORP
Some experience of developing and strengthening accounting and financial management systems, policies and processes.
Able to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to build rapport with others from a range of backgrounds.
Excellent written and spoken English, and ability to write concise reports for a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Resilient, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Able to work in a standalone capacity with regard to managing the finance function.
At Child’s i Foundation we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements in the person specification are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
Child’s i Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
This role is open to UK residents only.
We will actively consider flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: 10th July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
How to apply: Applications should include a CV (max 3 pages) and a one page cover letter stating how you meet each requirement and why you are interested in the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Finance and Governance Manager
Dated: June 2022
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: £35,000-£38,000 per annum
Start date: Immediate
Location: Home based with potential access to desk space in central London if required; travel across the UK may be required from time to time as part of role (subject to covid guidance)
Reporting to: Operations Lead
Direct reports: None at this time
Annual leave: 25 days per year plus bank holidays
About the role
The Finance and Governance Manager is a new and critical role, created to provide a robust and well-managed finance and governance function for the organisation as we grow. The postholder will be responsible for day-to-day finance operations complying with all statutory and regulatory requirements as well as supporting project managers across the team to manage income and expenditure across their programmes of work. The postholder will also work alongside our external qualified accountant, currently acting as Finance Director and Company Secretary for the organisation, to support annual audit and reporting.
The College’s portfolio of work is made up of a diverse range of projects, supported by grant agreements, contracts and SLAs. The postholder will manage the organisation’s ‘contract office’ function:oversight of all contracts (including sub-contracts and contract with Associates), grants agreements and SLAs, the invoicing arrangements, payment schedules, data protection and safeguarding clauses, as well as reporting requirements. Working with the Operations Lead, the Finance and Governance Manager will monitor team capacity, and develop our use of time-tracking software to enable accurate salary allocations on a monthly basis, supporting high quality project delivery.
The postholder will have the opportunity to design, develop and implement new and improved ways of working across the finance and governance functions, and work with our accountant to meet monthly deadlines for management accounts, prepare for our annual audit and manage our cash and reserves.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a strong financial background and knowledge of charity governance processes. You will need to have experience of working with unrestricted funds and the management of restricted income from trusts, foundations, and Government. You will have experience of using accounting software and developing financial systems and controls that will support our growing team to deliver their work with excellence and achieve our organisational strategy.
You will need to be thoughtful and proactive, committed to building strong relationships across the team and with our pool of Associates. Our ideal candidate would be happy working autonomously and have experience of supporting a busy and fast-paced team managing multiple different work streams. We are looking for someone who is patient, imaginative and solution focused, with great attention to detail. You’ll need to be helpful and enthusiastic in your approach to work, flexible and a strong communicator.
Please follow the link to our website for the full JD and person specification.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Part-time finance role at one of the 'top 100 organisations to escape to' and top 100 social enterprises in the UK.
About the role
This is a part-time role (8 hours per week) to provide management accounting and budgeting support to our COO and team, including day-to-day liaison with external accountants and support to individual budget holders.
We're looking for a qualified or part-qualified accountant, or someone with equivalent experience.
Our core hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. We would prefer you to split the hours across at least three days of the week (within core hours), but are open to alternatives. Ideally you would be able to attend fortnightly team meetings which are held on Tuesday afternoons.
The initial contract is for 12 months only. However, this is a new role and there may be scope to increase the hours or make the role permanent in future depending on the needs of the Lab and availability of funding.
The role can be performed from home (UK only), or from our office in London, or a mixture of the two.
We are recruiting for this via our online platform, where you can also find many more details about the role. Please click 'apply via website' to find out more.
We’re looking for the following skills and experience:
qualified or part-qualified accountant (or equivalent experience), ideally with management accounting experience in charities with income up to £1.5m
able to translate ‘finance speak’ into plain English
able to work flexibly in an environment where the funding position can change rapidly
commitment to the aims and values of the Lab, including to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and an openness to continual reflection, learning and development.
We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on any grounds, including gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work, and we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation.
About the Lab
The Finance Innovation Lab is a UK charity working to transform the financial system for people and planet. This year we were listed in both the the 'Escape 100 best organisations to escape to', and the 'SE100 top 100 social enterprises in the UK'
Dysfunctions in the financial system lie at the root of many of today’s challenges, from climate change and economic crises, to poverty, marginalisation, and inequality. We believe it doesn’t have to be this way.
We work for deep, lasting change to the financial system to make it democratic, sustainable, just and resilient. We create this change by building the power of a community of systems-changemakers and developing ambitious initiatives that transform the financial system for people and planet.
Please click 'apply via website' to find out more.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Finance Manager – Part Time (22 hours), home based role.
Civitas Recruitment are delighted to be working with a fantastic organisation that are one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. The charity offer’s services to various communities including LGBT+ young people and adults. An exciting opportunity exists for a Finance Manager to join the team. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the sound management of the organisation’s finances. The postholder will be responsible for the production of management reports and statutory reporting. The post holder will report directly to the CEO and manager 2 staff members. Home based role, 22 hrs a week flexible over a 4-week block. Option does exist to work from one of the Yorkshire offices.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be suitably qualified and will have had exposure to the charity sector. You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of managing the finance function of an organisation. Up to date knowledge of relevant UK legislation and statutory requirements is required for this role. You will have proven ability to provide support, guidance, and training to financial and non-financial colleagues. You will have strong IT skills with advanced Excel and have good knowledge of accounting packages e.g., QuickBooks or Sage.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged.
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with a growing, innovative charity working with refugees and asylum seekers. Spearheaded by a dynamic and passionate CEO, the charity looks to assist with the cost of transport which often is a barrier to integration and mobility for those on very low income and means. The charity looks to alleviate this issue by matching refugees and asylum seekers with reconditioned, abandoned or donated, old bikes around the country. The charity is in its 10th year and is in the process of donating their 10,000th bike.
An opportunity exists for a talented Head of Finance to join the team. This is a senior management role working closely with the CEO to ensure that the charity has exciting growth plans whilst maintaining great governance. The Head of Finance will oversee reporting and look to ensure robust systems and policies are in place.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be a fully qualified Accountant (ACC, ACA or CIMA) with previous experience of managing a small finance function. You will have experience of developing strategies as well as be comfortable with transactional work. You will be a comfortable communicator with experience of working with a SMT and board level colleagues as well as manage external stakeholders. Good knowledge of charity financial reporting as well as developing systems will be a key requirement. As this is a relatively small charity, we are seeking candidates who can work across all teams and be comfortable communicating with non-finance colleagues. In addition to the technical skills, we are seeking candidates with a passion for the charity sector.
Please apply immediately if you wish to join a great, fast-growing charity focused on a fantastic cause. For further information and full JD, please feel free to contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment. Rolling applications, early applications are encouraged.
Working with a very high-profile national charity supporting people with a range of issues such as debt and housing. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious and innovative finance team.
Reporting to the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis you will have responsibility for several operational areas and will work closely with operational managers and directors to set budgets and monitor them throughout the year, providing decision making support. Some of the project areas will have restricted funding and therefore reporting will reflect that. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with department wide projects such as a systems upgrade.
You will also be responsible for managing 1/2 members of the team. You will be a qualified accountant and established experience of preparing management reports and acting as an effective business partner. You are likely to have worked in the charity sector and understand restricted funds.
My client is well-known international brand working globally in the fight against poverty. Due to a peak in their workflow, they are currently looking for a Finance Business Partner to support them through their busy budgeting period.
- To manage the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for your business unit.
- Review of monthly numbers with key budget holders, understanding variances and actioning as appropriate.
- Implement improved financial performance management processes, by pioneering a business partnering approach with budget holders.
- Provide insightful analysis to support the business with decision-making.
The successful candidate will hold a full professional accounting qualification. You do not need to have worked in the charity arena before, however a proven track record in business partnering and commitment to excellence are essential. This role requires someone who is technically able but also ambitious with strong communication skills.
This role will be home based and inside of IR35.
Head of Finance (Islamic Charity, home based within the UK)
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with an international Islamic food charity determined to free people from devastating hunger. The charity develops and delivers charity projects so they can have the greatest impact possible on the lives of some of the world’s poorest people and most vulnerable people in regions such as Afghanistan, Malawi, Pakistan and Bangladesh. An exciting opportunity exists for a Head of Finance to join the charity. As Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of existing and new financial systems and will ensure high quality implementation and reporting of all financial aspects of the charity. It is a remote role, working one day a week paying £400 per day or £20,000 per annum PAYE.
Who are we looking for?
Candidates will be fully qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CIPFA) and will possess at least 10 years' experience in a financial leadership position. You will also have experience of financial strategy including financial planning and modelling. You will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and have the ability to communicate complex information. You will be strategic in your approach and be able to adapt to working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong affinity to the charity's mission and cause.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged as we will be reviewing on a rolling basis.