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Actual Job Responsibilities
- Establish and execute strategic philanthropy and future plans for fundraising for the Foundation.
- Report and work closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation.
- Supervise and collaborate with the Foundation staff.
- Planning and operation of annual budget.
- Serve as primary spokesperson to the Foundation’s constituents, the media, and the public.
- Establish and maintain relationships with various organisations and utilise those relationships to strategically enhance Foundation’s Mission.
- Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.
- Oversee marketing and other communication efforts.
- Establish employment, administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the Foundation.
- Review and approve contracts for the Foundation.
- Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
- Assist and lead partnerships that are separate from Scholarship programmes. i.e., connections with universities.
- Write and review proposals for collaborations and concept notes.
- Attend and lead fortnightly and catch-up meetings with the Foundation Team as required.
- Outreach and connect with senior members of universities and other organisations.
- Recruitment – lead recruitment processes for jobs within the organisation, including interviews and selection.
- Attend and lead monthly board meetings.
- Attend events - University visits on behalf of the Foundation.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Finance Assistant is responsible for all aspects of the purchase and sales ledger for both the charity and enterprise functions, for the processing of invoices through to payment runs and supplier statement reconciliations. They will be responsible for all balance sheet reconciliations including monthly bank reconciliations.
They will support the Finance Director with VAT returns and cash flow analysis and management. They will work with budget holders to provide analysis and insight linking financial reporting to business performance, including leading on compilation of the key performance indicators and monthly management accounts and reports. They will support the year end processes and annual audit.
The Finance Assistant reports to the Finance Director. The Finance Director in turn reports to the Director.
Key areas of responsibility
- Code, process and input onto Sage all purchase invoices
- Ensure payment of invoices within company terms
- Liaise with budget holders to ensure invoices are approved for payment
- Reconcile, code and post credit card statements
- Post cash and credit card receipts from visitor, retail and other sales points
- Code and post customer sales invoices
- Review debit balances on the debtors report and issue statements and chase debtors
- Prepare banking as required
- Complete monthly bank reconciliations and investigate and report any discrepancies
- Finance and general administration including supporting reception and front of house colleagues, answering calls and greeting visitors. Providing administrative support to members of staff as and when required
- In collaboration with the Finance Director lead on completion of month end processes and prepare the management reports and budget holder reports
- Assist with preparing the annual budget reports and schedules for the Director and budget holders
- Assist with generating reports to support grant applications and reporting and financial analysis to support fundraising
- Assist with generating reports for defined purpose funds for budget holders and fundraising
- Assist with generating the quarterly VAT reports and return
- Assist with preparing year end reports and schedules for audit purposes
- Report any suspected or actual financial discrepancies or irregularities to the Finance Director or in their absence the Director immediately.
The key duties and responsibilities are indicative not exhaustive.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 21 July 2022.
Allen Lane is delighted to be a assisting a London based membership body with the recruitment of an Executive Director of Finance and Commercial. This well-established organisation work to provide improved healthcare globally and are looking for a strategically focused Finance Director to lead the organisations financial sustainability whilst also promoting the growth of commercial and development opportunities. Reporting to the CEO the role will include but by means be limited to:
- Work closely with the CEO and executive team to deliver the organizational mission, vision and financial strategic objectives
- Lead on the delivery of long-term financial planning. Ensuring the delivery of statutory and legal financial obligations
- Management of the organizational investment portfolio in line with company strategy. Providing financial advice to the CEO and Executive around financial investment strategy
- Leading on the generation of innovative and enterprising income streams
- Negotiation and management of key organizational contracts
- Oversee the response to sponsorship and major funding opportunities
- Provision of effective budget management
The ideal candidate for this role will be a qualified Accountant who has operated at a similar level in a previous role. Experience of managing investments and a proven ability in successful commercial development is essential as is recent and relevant experience in the charity sector.
In return the organisation offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
This role will close on the 25th June.
Senior Finance Director
Internews is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.
Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.
Internews programs create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress.
Internews operates internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, and London, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
About the role
We are seeking a highly skilled finance professional to perform this essential senior leadership financial strategy and management position for our London headquarters. The approximate annual income for Internews Europe and its subsidiaries, of which the post-holder has oversight, is c. £18m.
The post-holder will report directly to the CEO for Internews Europe with a functional reporting line to the Vice President for Finance and Accounting based in California, USA. The post-holder will be a leader on matters of corporate financial strategy, budget management, inter-organisational financial transactions and overall accounting operations.
This is an exciting opportunity to drive systems and process improvements in corporate financial management and planning, whilst also ensuring the smooth running of the financial service centre of the organisation.
S/he forms a central part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in London, in addition to the wider Corporate Management Group and other international management units.
The main areas of responsibility of the role will include:
- Day-to-day Corporate Finance oversight including banking, cash-flow planning and foreign exchange management
- Provide leadership, mentoring and staff development to the IEU finance team
- Annual budgeting, planning, reforecasting, monitoring and reporting
- Oversight of reporting functions including Board, Management, and Statutory reporting;
- Establish and ensure strong financial controls
- Develop and strengthen financial analysis including regular reporting on KPIs
- Audit preparation and management;
- Represent IEU finance operational and strategic concerns to global Internews Sr Staff team
- Close collaboration with other members of business operations Senior Staff team for optimisation of business policies and processes
Financial Management & Strategy
Advising the IEU executive management team and global senior staff team, leading where appropriate, this post will contribute to ensuring the efficient management of Internews Europe’s financial resources overall. Reporting topics to include use of resources, internally and externally; ensuring that appropriate financial control systems are in place and effective; effective monitoring of budget to actual.
Specific duties will include the following:
- Co-ordination of the annual organisational budget preparation process;
- Collaboration with the global Internews Financial Planning and Analysis, and Strategic planning functions to develop and ensure effective budget oversight and management.
- Collaboration with project and department managers regarding actual results compared against budget, including leading periodic budget adjustments
- Treasury management to minimise organisational risk and negative foreign exchange valuations;
- Budget compliance monitoring for both direct project spending and indirect department spending.
- Delivery of timely statutory, financial and management accounts;
- Reporting and presenting to the trustee board on all of the above;
- Ensuring professional and compliant delivery of all Internews Europe financial processes, to drive improvements in processes and ensure all staff members understand and adopt such processes
- Reporting on Internews Europe’s cash-flow, with particular focus on ensuring external reporting deadlines are met for prompt drawdown of grant tranches
Finance Department operations
The post will be responsible for the efficient performance of the day-to-day functions of the corporate finance department, both personally and through delegated accounting staff.
Specific duties will include the following:
- Oversight of accounting team, including managing managers , for effective leadership, staff development and strategy formation
- Oversight of international banking processes (GBP and foreign currency, income and payments);
- Banking relationship management, including monitoring banking arrangements in international offices
- Identify and implement opportunities for procedure enhancements, with an emphasis on simplicity and consistency for non-accounting global Internews staff
- Headquarters payroll process (through payroll bureau)
- Oversight of core accounting processes including cash-flow management and planning, purchase ledger processes, accounts receivable processes, including personal data entry into the accounting system of select transactions
- Oversight of accounting for IEU subsidiaries, including ensuring subsidiary financials are sufficiently reconciled for both stand-alone and consolidated reporting.
- Oversight of accounting treatment for collaboration and resource sharing between Internews Network to facilitate combined management/programmatic reporting when required, while ensuring sufficient financial controls to ensure distinct financial reporting and protection of separate legal entity status.
- Ad-hoc trouble-shooting on financial processes, transactions and issues.
Oversight of subsidiary financial processes
Currently Internews Europe has two subsidiaries, Internews International (II) based in France and Internews Media Development based in Ireland, currently dormant.
- Oversight of financial processes including relevant controls, policies and procedures
- Oversight of financial reporting in accordance with relevant GAAP and regulatory requirements.
- Monitor local regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with relevant tax and reporting requirements
- Liaison with auditors, preparation and management of audit work
- Advise SMT of ramifications of strategic decision, including finance, tax and other regulatory impacts
- Significant participant in strategy development regarding appropriate utilization of subsidiaries.
Compliance, both with the UK regulatory regime and with the requirements of our principal funders and supporters
- Lead responsibility for ensuring the maintenance and regular review of all statutory and best practice policies and procedures, staff training and update programmes
- Liaison with auditors, preparation and management of audit work 
- Ensuring that all aspects of the Internews Europe annual report are compliant with regulatory requirements and best practice for UK registered charities and companies limited by guarantee
- Assisting the Programme Support team, in interpretation of donor compliance requirements, their translation into Internews Europe operational and/or financial procedures, and their effective implementation
Participation in global business operations leadership
- Collaborate with other members of the global senior leadership team for efficient operations and execution of the mission
- Collaboration with Information Technology and solution for effective implementation of software and other technology solutions, providing information and expertise and support for appropriate budgeting and expense allocation.
- Collaboration with Enterprise Risk Management and Security team regarding identification and mitigation of financial and other risks, as well as preparing policy and reports in accordance with Charity Commission guidelines
- Collaboration with People and Culture team to ensure appropriate labour regulations, Internews policy, procedures and financial controls are adhered to in the processing of payroll and other benefits; includes oversight and development of payments to employees and consultants working outside of the UK on Internews projects.
Other ad hoc tasks, as directed by senior management
This summary of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be expected to take on additional responsibilities consistent with the role. These may include for example support to the executive team in relation to strategic planning, preparation and implementation of accounting software and technology solutions and similar tasks.
Line management and Team leadership responsibilities
The post supervises:
- Senior Programme Finance & Accounting Manager
- Corporate Finance Associates & Bookkeepers
The criteria below are the minimum necessary for effective performance in the post. The applicant must demonstrate how they meet each of them through the application form and, when necessary, through job-specific tasks and at interview.
- Experience of managing financial and management accounts processes, including annual accounts, audits and external reporting
- Experience in a management capacity within an organisation of at least similar size and complexity to Internews Europe
- Experience of liaising with and advising non-financial managers and staff
- Experience of line management and leadership
- Experience of managing external professional and service provider relationships
- Experience of HR and facilities responsibilities
- Experience of major multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor requirements
- Experience of managing the external reporting and/or compliance functions of a comparable size of organisation
- Experience of working in, or dealing with, developing countries and fragile states
- Good understanding of charity finance regulations and systems
- Professional qualification, or qualification by experience, in finance or accounting
- Knowledge of UK SORP
- High degree of proficiency in Excel
- A willingness and ability to adopt a hands on approach to your work
- A contemporary, supportive and transparent approach to management and leadership
- Be comfortable working in a collaborative, highly-diverse and mutually accountable environment
- Strong communication, liaison and interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels, and represent the organisation
- Strong analytical, problem solving and creative thinking skills
- Deadline: position open until filled, please apply as early as possible
- First Round Interviews: starting June 20th
- Start Date: Negotiable, asap
Deputy Director of Finance: Up to £90,000 + benefits: SE London | Permanent
For a University in Southeast London, we are recruiting a Deputy Director of Finance to report to the CFO and lead and inspire 5 high performing Finance teams overseeing the financial performance of the University. This role will lead, role model and coach a strong business partnering culture focusing on best-in-class service delivery and quality. The Deputy Finance Director will support the CFO with a strategic outset in the development and roll out of financial operations and strategic plans. A key leadership role, the Deputy Director of Finance will influence and partner at VC and Executive level.
- Lead and inspire 5 high performing Finance teams, supporting the CFO Transformation Programme and implementation of a business-partnering culture and mindset
- Financial Performance Management including implementation and monitoring of the budget, 5-year financial planning, quarterly forecast, and monthly management accounting process
- Transform financial performance data into clear and insightful management packs
- Create a continuous improvement culture to understand performance and seek efficiencies
- Development and deployment of the Finance strategic and operational plan
- Influence and partner the VC Executive and SMT and be the Finance lead for the University SMT, Operations Management Group, and Investment Steering Committees
- Lead and evolve best in class business partnering across all 5 Finance teams
- Identify new and innovative financial management and leadership approaches to enhance stakeholder experience and confidence
- Qualified Accountant with proven experience of developing and deploying finance strategy within a complex organisation
- Experience leading high performing business partnering teams across multiple sites
- Track record of influencing and partnering at Executive level
- Experience of working in Higher Education is desirable
- Track record of developing and empowering teams
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
My client is a small but ambitious children’s charity. With their current post holder moving on to a new opportunity, they are looking for interim support to provide both operational and strategic cover.
Key responsibilities & objectives:
- Acting as the most senior finance professional, responsible for overall financial management, business analysis and financial control of the charity.
- Invest in the development and culture of the finance team (people, systems and processes)
- Assist with a mid-point strategic review of the organisation.
The successful candidate will be a qualified Accountant with a track record in the Charity sector. With strong presentation skills and outward facing mind set, you will be very comfortable communicating complex financial messages to the board.
This is a part time role for 3 days a week, outside of IR35.
At present my client is operating a very flexible office/ home working model, with c1 day a month in the office.
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.
Media Defence is an international human rights organisation, founded in 2008 from a programme of work by the Open Society Initiative (OSI), which provides legal defence to journalists, citizen journalists and independent media around the world who are under threat for their reporting. To date, we have supported over 1,000 cases, helping hundreds of journalists in over 110 countries. Our work has helped prevent over 300 years of detention for media workers and avoided £500m in damages. We have supported 40 partners and have trained 144 lawyers.
The role of the Finance & Operations Director is a key part of our organisation and of our leadership team. As a strategic advisor to me as CEO, our Board and our staff, you will lead a team of four and provide sound financial assurance and insight to enable decision making and support our future ambitions, while ensuring we continue to be financially sustainable through maintaining robust controls. You will also oversee our central functions of HR, IT and office management to ensure we have the right people, processes and systems in place to deliver our work and empower our staff to be the best that they can be.
We are looking for a talented, fully-qualified finance professional who brings strong strategic and operational experience across all areas of budgeting, financial reporting, governance and risk. You will likely have worked in an international charity previously, and will ideally have gained exposure to international donor requirements and/or grant management. Previous experience of managing non-finance areas is not essential, although you will be able to demonstrate an ability to oversee a multi-faceted directorate and develop an agile operations strategy that meets the future needs of our organisation. Whether you are operating as a director currently, or looking to make your first step into a number one role, you will demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish would also be advantageous. We are, ultimately, open minded to backgrounds and are just as interested in candidates’ potential as we are in previous achievements.
Tall Roots is acting as an employment agency partner to Media Defence. If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please email Mark Crowley at Tall Roots.
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.
Our client is a specialist charity that provides a range of support and services to individuals at a critical and painful time in their lives.
At present they are seeking a highly capable Director of Finance to join the Senior Leadership Team, and take on a pivotal role within the organisation.
With a wide range of responsibilities, this role will be key in driving the corporate strategy, by providing strategic input and driving operational change across Finance, HR and Digital. Also, taking on the role of Company Secretary the role will lead on risk management ensuring there is a strong governance structure.
The successful candidate will be fully CCAB qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and will need to demonstrate:
- Proven experience in a finance leadership role
- Understanding of the Charity sector (through direct employment or trustee positions)
- Understanding of developing and implementing digital strategies
- Commitment to inclusive leadership and the ability to work in collaboration with Trustees and colleagues
This is an exceptional opportunity for the right individual and would suit either an established director with the necessary skill set, or a developing Finance Director looking for a broader resources role.
The successful candidate will be as comfortable leading strategic change, as they are handling numbers and explaining financial information to a non-finance audience. Holding a very visible role within the organisation, you will always display a commitment to the values and vision.
Our client currently offers employees the flexibility of hybrid working. For this role we have an expectation that the successful candidate will work from London offices once a fortnight. Candidates looking for 4 or 5 days a week are encouraged to apply.
As an equal opportunities employer, our client actively welcomes applications from all communities and backgrounds.
Location: London office - mainly virtual with attendance once a month in the office
With You, the drugs, alcohol and mental health support charity, is seeking an Executive Director of Marketing & Communications to lead the Marketing and Communications Team, including media, digital, brand and policy functions.
This is a new role to drive forward change within the drug and alcohol misuse sector to enable the charity to dramatically improve the recovery and life chances of people living with substance misuse. The post reports to the CEO and will be part of a collaborative, lively and committed Executive Team.
The Executive Director of Marketing & Communications will play a key part in helping the charity grow income in their targeted geographical areas by developing and amplifying key messages that will resonate with their audience; including Commissioners, Directors of Public Health and other key decision makers, as well as potential new staff and service users. The role will also spearhead With You’s internal communications and engagement strategy to improve a sense of cohesiveness within the organisation and to nurture a culture where innovation and learning is shared and embedded across the whole of the charity.
With You are seeking candidates with experience in a senior role at a large or complex organisation who can turn their strategic aims into action. You will have extensive experience of leading a successful external Marketing and Communications function, as well as demonstrable proof of having led cross-organisational change and/or cultural transformation, and of developing a performance-focused culture. You will have exceptional communication and strategic-thinking skills, as well as the ability to manage, coach and motivate staff in a changing environment.
With You value applications with a wide range of different experiences, expertise and perspectives; they want their workforce to represent the diversity of people they serve and welcome applications from individuals with a wide range of experiences of backgrounds.
CLOSING DATE for applications: Wednesday 6th July, 9.00am GMT.
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The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Personal Assistant to Executive Director
£25,716 - £30,689 per annum, depending on experience
35 hours per week
Are you a professional, experienced, and skilled Personal Assistant with the ability to work at Director level? Do you have experience of providing excellent administrative support to Directors? Are you organised, flexible and motivated with meticulous attention to detail? Do you have excellent minute taking, communication and relationship building skills with stakeholders at all levels, and can you always maintain discretion?
If you have answered yes to all these questions, then this role presents an excellent opportunity for you to establish yourself as a Personal Assistant supporting one of our Executive Directors, for which we have 2 positions. You will have outstanding organisational skills and the ability to remain positive and flexible at all times. You will provide a broad high-level administrative function including diary management, minute taking, managing confidential correspondence and information. You will organise meetings as well as occasional functions and travel itineraries. You will be able to support and complement the Executive Director’s style and add value to the team.
The successful candidate will be proficient in using all Microsoft Office packages with the ability to efficiently produce and present written information to a consistently high standard. You will deliver the administrative systems that support the department, identify problems, and put in place measures to improve their effectiveness
The role comes with an attractive benefits package, which includes flexible hours and hybrid working, a generous pension contribution of 5.5%, life assurance cover, death in service benefit of 3 times basic salary, discount retail vouchers, 25 days holiday allowance (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service) as well as 3 additional days off between Christmas and New Year.
To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website prior to starting your application.
Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.
The closing date for applications is on Sunday 17 July 2022 at 23:59.
We expect interviews to be held remotely on Tuesday 26 July 2022.
We reserve the right to close the response cut-off date for the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.
A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.
We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.
Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting work life balance amongst its staff.
As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to declare and explain their gaps in employment. All our offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks – these checks include but are not limited to references, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).
The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).
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
The US-UK Fulbright Commission’s vision is a world in which there are no obstacles to learning, understanding and collaboration. Our mission is to advance knowledge, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange programmes between the peoples of the US and the UK.
We will be celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2023 and the impact that the US-UK Commission has had with emphasis on inclusive excellence, tackling global challenges and building community. The Director of Development and External Relations will work with the Executive Director to develop a ten-year fundraising strategy that will be launched as a major campaign in our anniversary year.
The post holder will act as the lead in fundraising development focusing on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing support from alumni and major donors as well as trusts, corporate organisations, foundations and high net worth individuals. They will also lead on strategic external communications and stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on the Fulbright alumni community in UK and US.
They will be part of the Commission’s senior team and work particularly closely with the Director of Awards on alumni engagement and the Director of Advising and Marketing to consistently articulate our mission, vision and branding across the Commission’s activities. They will implement and build on the organisation’s new communications strategy, manage the redesign and roll-out of the organisation’s website (with already contracted external design agency) and manage the day-to-day external communications operations of the Commission – from social media to responding to press inquiries.
The successful candidate will have prior experience and a successful track record of playing a significant role on a fundraising campaign and knowledge of established fundraising techniques. They will also have concrete expertise in strategic communications, content creation, stakeholder communications, website management and social media.
They will have experience of building relationships and communicating with diverse communities in order to promote a sense of inclusion and belonging. They will have a successful track record in developing and executing organisation-wide strategies and have demonstrable experience in building effective networks and partnerships across organisational boundaries. Significant experience in alumni relations or similar community building role is also required. They will have strong organisation skills and experience in managing a varied workload while paying attention to the tiny details.
The ideal candidate needs to be flexible, bold, and work well and collaboratively in a constantly changing environment. They will need to bring a mix of strategic flair as well as proven skills to see through the implementation of plans in a lean organisation. Critically, they will be passionate about the transformational power of international higher education and committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers exceptional opportunities for people interested in international education and who are committed to our mission and vision. New staff join a small and friendly team who are highly motivated, entrepreneurial and passionate about cross-cultural exchange.Our staff benefits include 34 days holiday (including 3 US holidays and 3 Christmas closure days) plus bank holidays, pension scheme (employer contribution of 5%), employee assistance programme, flexible working and excellent learning and development opportunities.
We welcome and encourage job applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities, people who identify as Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic, and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, non-binary and/or Queer. As part of our focus on social mobility, we also encourage applications from those who are the first generation to go to university in their family.
Please note, you must have the prior legal right to work in the UK.
Location: Central London office at least 2 days a week, home working the rest of the time.
Closing date: Monday 18 July 2022 (9am BST)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Finance & HR Lead will sit at the heart of our Operations Team, reporting to the Head of Operations and playing a crucial function in ensuring the efficient day to day management of the organisation's finances and HR functions.
For the finance component of the role, you will use our accountancy software (Quickbooks) and our own internal financial spreadsheets to manage the day to day administration of our finances, including recording and tracking the income expected from funders, processing invoices and payments and producing monthly reconciliations for our Head of Operations and Co-CEO. You will also work with our teams to ensure compliance with our financial policies, process petty cash and expenses and work with our external accountants each year to provide the information needed for our accounts.
To help High Trees manage our HR functions, you will work with our Operations Team to induct new staff members, coordinate staff CPD training, support notetaking at HR meetings and work with the teams to ensure compliance with our HR policies, procedures and HR paperwork. You will use our online portals to record staff data, manage online HR functions and train new staff in its use. You will also work with the teams on the recruitment of new staff including organising interviews and collecting references.
You do not need to have specifically used Quickbooks before, but will have at least two years of experience using some form of accountancy software or finance system, and be proficient in managing financial admin using excel. You will be a highly organised administrator, be methodical in your approach and be a good and clear communicator. You will have the skills necessary to balance the various functions of the role and will be enthusiastic about working with a charity to improve their systems and processes.