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If you are a qualified accountant looking to give something back, this is a brilliant opportunity to support the success of a charity that connects communities and creates local greenspaces.
The Finance Manager will provide financial administrative, accounting and bookkeeping support to ensure the smooth financial running of The Orchard Project. They will produce regular management accounts, coordinate the preparation of the statutory accounts, lead on charity budgeting and forecasting, produce financial documents for funders, and report to the Finance & Compliance Committee (a sub-committee of the Board).
The Orchard Project is the national charity for community orchards. Our vision is that everyone, in cities across the UK, is within easy reach of a thriving community orchard. Our mission is to bring orchards into the heart of urban communities.
Orchards were once a significant part of the UK’s natural environment, but many have been lost to urban development. We want to remedy this, and bring the magic of orchards into cities and areas of urban deprivation, where the environmental and social benefits of greenspace and community growing can make such a big difference.
We inspire and train communities across England, Scotland and Wales to create, restore and maintain community orchards for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. We have been around since 2009, supporting about 600 community orchards in our time.
We provide ongoing support for groups as well as running accredited training programmes in orchard management and forest gardening. Our project work is varied and we work in a range of settings including prisons, schools and in the diverse communities that we serve.
Our total annual income is around £600k, and we have a staff team of 18 people.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind because they are struggling with adversity, inequality or vulnerability. That is why they are supporting people to gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential. At Venture Trust, they work to make a positive life possible for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people across community justice, employability and wellbeing.
They support people in their local community and in the Scottish outdoors with learning and development. The outdoors offers an inherent challenge for individuals to reflect on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. With time and space away from influences at home, individuals can unlock skills and learn new, more positive, ways of approaching situations. At any stage in life, people can struggle. That is why Venture Trust focuses on the path to a positive future, without forgetting what led people to them. Many people they work with are surviving outside mainstream support, are unemployed, or they may have never been in employment. Most have faced trauma.
Venture Trust has the vision that everyone, irrespective of their past, can achieve their potential for a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. Their values underpin everything they do: with courage, care, curiosity and collaboration they help men and women across Scotland gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential and to live their best lives.
As Finance Manager, Venture Trust is looking for someone who is passionate and driven about numbers, analytical and innovative in their approach, and who loves to collaborate! Sitting within the Finance team, we need someone ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA Qualified with experience and confidence of budgeting, preparing reports and analysis for senior management teams and who has a proven record of managing and mentoring a team. You do not need to have worked with a charity before to join this team. Those with transferable skills from an auditing background or other accounting or finance backgrounds are very welcome; however knowledge of the 3rd sector and how your skills can transfer is key. This role offers you the opportunity to help build a strong finance team and you will work with the Director of Corporate Services on policy and opportunities for growth. If you have what we are looking for and the drive and enthusiasm to join Venture Trust, then please contact us to discuss this role further.
A key benefit of working with Venture Trust is their drive to find the right person for the right role and they know being flexible in process, principle and ways of working are all key. For this role, there is significant opportunity for you to create your role your way, expanding on current relationships and building new ones that will help Venture Trust support even more people across Scotland who need their help. This role is primarily remote working but does include in-office work at the organisations headquarters in Edinburgh. The nature of this role means that there will be frequent travel to the head office and to interact specifically with those on the Finance Team and the External Affairs Team and the organisation as a whole.
You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 15th June
Interview date: Tuesday 28th June
This search is being conducted for Venture Trust by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.
We are looking for a highly organised and solution-focussed project manager to be part of our Safe and Together team. The postholder will focus on governance, risk, financial and contract management, as well as monitoring performance against the project plans.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A world where all young people flourish, regardless of their background.
Who We Are
LTSB is a social mobility charity that works with bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring they find meaningful, skilled careers – and that firms get positive, effective employees who can make a difference from their first day.
Our four key responsibilities are:
- Promoting opportunities to those from backgrounds that are not normally reached
- Preparing young people for the workplace, and the workplace for young people
- Providing context for their application, and stewarding the hiring process
- Pastoral care – an additional support network for the first phase of their career
We don’t just get young people jobs. We launch careers. When diverse talent is given preparation and support, they don’t just get by, they thrive – and that means more representative management which can better train and retain a more representative workforce. For historic information, please see our Impact Report on our website: www.ltsb.charity
The Finance team consists of a Finance Director and a Finance Administrator role.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the LTSB, and provides commercial focus, leading on financial compliance and governance and overseeing strong and effective financial administrative functions and reporting. With overall responsibility for the charity’s finance function, you will play a significant role as a senior member of the leadership team to ensure the charity can achieve its mission in the most effective and efficient way possible. The FD manages the Finance Administrator who undertakes the day-to-day financial administration.
Day-to-day financial management
- Ensure relevant and accurate records are kept, filings made, and taxes paid as required by HMRC (in respect of Payroll, corporation tax and VAT), pension agencies, Companies’ House and the Charity Commission.
- Develop and enhance the financial and management reporting systems to meet the strategic and operational needs of the Trust including the identification and implementation of suitable software, and upgrades to existing software and office systems to improve processes and systems to bring about efficiencies.
- Ensure compliance with statutory accounting and regulatory requirements of financial and charity governance matters.
- Prepare the annual accounts in accordance with relevant statutory and accounting reporting standards and auditing requirements.
- Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit and any management recommendations raised by the auditors.
- Oversee the management and reporting of all funds received from external funders. Ensure that accurate restricted fund accounts are maintained and that the financial records comply with funder reporting requirements.
- Supervise the Finance Administrator.
- Keep the CEO and Finance Committee informed of material developments on a regular and ad-hoc basis as required.
Strategic financial planning and management
- Prepare quarterly and annual management accounts, including income and expenditure accounts, balance sheet, cash flows, financial performance indicators and supporting notes for the Finance Committee and Trustee Board quarterly meetings.
- Be responsible for the budgeting and forecasting process for the organisation and provide appropriate reporting, variance analysis and support for decision making to the CEO, SLT and Board.
- Developing and leading LTSB’s finance strategy, optimising the charity’s financial performance and strategic position.
- Providing strategic leadership in relation to LTSB’s finances, advising on matters of compliance, risk, and contract performance.
- Accountable to the Finance Committee of the Board for all financial, risk and audit matters working closely with the CEO and Board to achieve a high quality of governance for LTSB.
- Ensure LTSB’s legal and governance responsibilities are undertaken and executed in a robust and transparent way, with trustees updated on any relevant legal and/or governance changes.
- Maintain up-to-date corporate documents and ensuring that all required documents are filed at Companies House and Charities Commission within the requisite deadlines.
- Undertaking any other duties and projects as may be assigned by the CEO or the Board of Trustees.
- Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with strong financial systems and experience working as a finance director.
- Outstanding and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
- Demonstrable commitment to LTSB’s vision and values.
- Experience of financial statement preparation and audit process management.
- Experience of preparing board papers and presenting to boards.
- Experience of managing grant finances and contract compliance.
- Commercially aware.
- Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns under the partial exemption method.
- Experience of working in the charity sector with good knowledge of charity accounting.
- Experience of overseeing the development of organisational policies, procedures and systems.
- We have recently moved from Quickbooks to Oracle Netsuite accounting software so candidates with a good working knowledge of at least one of these systems would be ideal, although experience of using any similar cloud accounting system would be advantageous for the role
Skills and Abilities
- Strong technical financial and management accounting skills.
- Strong IT skills with advanced Excel skills.
- Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills.
- Proven financial analysis, cashflow management and forecasting ability.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and written).
- Proven ability to produce and interpret management accounts
- Proven ability to provide support, and guidance to non-financial managers and colleagues.
- The ability to manage a varied and pressured workload.
- Highly motivated and autonomous.
This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All LTSB staff members are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
This role is ideal for an experienced Finance Director who is seeking flexible hours and home working. Although the FD would need to attend meetings in London they could be based anywhere in the UK. This is a home-based role, and our team works independently with no central office.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word format, when prompted to attach documents, explaining how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work at LTSB in this role.
Please note, all candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022. Applications received after this point will not be considered.
First stage interviews will be held by Zoom during w/c 6th June. Second stage interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 15th June.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you an experienced and dynamic finance professional looking for a broad, hands-on exciting position in a growing charity? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for an agile and experienced Head of Finance to lead Brake’s operational finance function and also maintain and develop our financial systems and operating processes. We are looking for someone who has previous hands-on experience; ideally in a similar-sized or larger organisation. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, this role is a very hands-on finance role leading on all aspects of financial accounting across the charity, providing clear financial insight at all times. The Head of Finance will work closely with our leadership team and undertakes the most senior finance role within the organisation.
Currently the finance team consists of the Head of Finance and a Finance and Admin Officer (who reports into the Head of Finance). While nothing is guaranteed, there is potential for growth across the charity and therefore we are looking for a Head of Finance who can demonstrate experience and capability to step up into a more senior finance role, overseeing a more complex finance function with additional line management responsibility.
Who we are
Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively.
We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families.
- management and administration of book-keeping using Xero;
- operation of Sage Payroll and pensions for c.45 staff;
- preparation of management accounts and financial reporting information for the charity’s finance committees monthly. Attendance at monthly finance committee meetings;
- preparation of the annual budget and monthly forecasts;
- processing of invoices, arranging supplier payments, resolving queries and debtors;
- managing bank accounts holding the charities’ working funds and its reserves, both online and offline;
- working alongside the auditors (managing the audit process end to end) and the Treasurer, generating year end accounts documents and submitting returns (including VAT returns, GiftAid claims etc) to the relevant authorities (including Charity Commission and Companies House) ensuring they are compliant with charity legislation;
- leading the identification and implementation of improvements to finance processes, as agreed with the Chief Operating Officer;
- working closely with all budget holders, supporting colleagues with financial matters, notably in preparing and checking a) budgets and b) financial expenditure reports required by sponsors and statutory funders; and
- line management of one member of staff.
- experience of working in a similar hands-on role in a finance management capacity in the not for profit sector;
- a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA);
- excellent knowledge of financial processes;
- experience of using Xero and Sage software and adept at Microsoft Office;
- the ability to produce high quality financial reports;
- an analytical mindset, able to work as a financial adviser for non-finance functions, providing insightful analysis and guidance;
- the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple responsibilities;
- proactive, problem solving ability and strong interpersonal skills; and
- a values-driven approach to life; you want to work for a charity.
About the team and how we work
- You will be joining a skilled, dedicated and friendly team.
- Our team works remotely and encourages use of sustainable transport.
- Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
- Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
36% of children from disadvantaged backgrounds leave primary school in England each year unable to read to the expected standard. Innovations for Learning (IFL) is a charity focused on using technology to close this literacy gap through a unique online reading support programme called TutorMate.
About Innovations for Learning UK
Innovations for Learning (IfL) is a small but growing charity, which is working to ensure that every child in the UK acquires the literacy skills they need for their to thrive and fulfil their potential. Many children fall behind with reading simply because they lack the opportunity to practise. TutorMate addresses this problem by using a bespoke internet platform to pair volunteer tutors from corporate organisations with struggling pupils. TutorMate has been proven to improve the literacy outcomes, confidence and reading enjoyment of young children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our model is to partner with local and national businesses which recruit their own employees as volunteer readers and provide funding for the programme. TutorMate pairs struggling children (5- to 7-year-olds) with adult volunteers who use a bespoke internet platform and a voice connection to link – from their workplace or home – to a dedicated classroom laptop for 30 minutes a week, during the school day, over an entire academic year. Up to ten children in each Year 1 or Year 2 class participate, giving the programme a reach and scale that no school is able to achieve with parent or community volunteers.
We have set ourselves an ambitious target of supporting 4,000 children by 2024 and this role, with responsibility for stewarding and nurturing our existing corporate partnerships, will be crucial to ensuring that we have sufficient volunteers to achieve this target.
About the role
Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you proactive, self-motivated and keen to develop your influencing and communication skills to help us retain, grow and unlock partnerships for the benefit of disadvantaged children?
This new role is an exciting opportunity for someone to make their mark in a fast-growing charity. You will be responsible for retaining, nurturing and growing our existing, diverse portfolio of 70+ corporate partnerships. You will maximise corporate income and deliver excellent partnership stewardship and a great supporter experience. You will play a lead role in the annual partnership renewal process, spotting opportunities to increase partner engagement and proactively identifying ways to unlock additional income. You will also have some responsibility for onboarding new partners, in collaboration with the Tutor Support Team.
Reporting to the Executive Director, who you will support to manage the highest value partners, you will work closely with our Business Development Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager.
For full details please see the attached Job Specification.
This role is ideal for someone home-based with the ability to travel to occasional meetings. Working days can be arranged flexibly and can be offered as a 4 or 5 day per week opportunity.
How to apply
Applicants must provide a current CV and a covering letter (2 pages maximum) outlining evidence against the essential criteria in the job specification. Please include a description of a successful partnership or relationship that you’ve managed in your career and reflect on what made it successful and how you were able to develop the relationship over time. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.
As a charity that values and celebrates people's diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Veganuary is the non-profit that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January - and beyond. We focus on changing consumer behaviours and attitudes, while providing lots of information and practical support - to make the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible.
We also work with businesses to drive up vegan food provisions in shops and restaurants and have made veganism more visible and accessible through our work with national and international media.
What we do
- Our Aim: A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate climate change and drive wild animal populations to extinction.
- Our Mission: To inspire and support people to try vegan, drive corporate change, and create a global mass movement, championing compassionate food choices with the aim of ending animal farming, protecting the planet, and improving human health.
We work toward our lofty ambitions by following a simple, 3-step plan:
- Encouraging and supporting millions of people to try veganism.
- Creating the necessary media and social media buzz to raise awareness of the topic and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
- Encouraging companies to promote and launch more delicious vegan options to increase the quality, availability and visibility of vegan food.
How we do it
You’ll have no doubt seen our public campaigns for Veganuary, you may even have tried it yourself. We’re incredibly proud of the global movement we’ve built, and it continues to grow year-on-year.
The part of work you might be a little less familiar with is our work in influencing businesses. The more businesses speak positively about veganism and launch new vegan products, the better the availability, visibility and quality of vegan products becomes, making it easier and tastier to try vegan. This is inspiring more people to choose plant-based options and stick with it long term.
Amongst many others, we are incredibly proud to have worked with the following companies to increase their vegan offering:
What we’re looking for
As we head into the next phase of our strategy, we are looking for a talented Head of Operations and Finance who can help us build a robust, sustainable organisation. You will help us to shore up our gains to date and capitalise on the increasing number of growth opportunities coming our way.
This is a reimagining of an existing role and represents an investment in the charity’s future. We are looking for someone who can work closely with the board and executive to devise and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of new opportunities.
You will lead on financial management, supervise and optimise the organisation’s operations in the UK, and support our growing international team in operational matters.
Playing a pivotal part in the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Veganuary’s day-to-day operations - including governance, administration, HR, finance, legal and IT remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We don’t believe in prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our teams. We have just three questions of you, before you apply:
- Are you a qualified finance professional with significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities?
- Are you a skilled strategic thinker with a proactive approach to solving problems?
- Do you enjoy building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
If you like what you’ve read, and your answer to all three questions above is “yes”, I recommend that you read the application pack by following the link below and consider getting in touch to discuss the role in more detail.
My client is a very passionate international children’s organisation. At present they are looking to recruit some additional support for their finance team as they look to set up a new programme of support for the Ukrainian crisis. This role can be completed on an entirely remote basis with travel to a central London office roughly once a month.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Reconcile balance sheet accounts required, identify discrepancies and proposing journals to correct and maintain the integrity of the general ledger in line with the month end timetable
- Maintain metrics around processing times and departmental performance for review by the Director of Finance & Resource
- Input and code invoices to the organisation’s finance system ensuring authorisations are made by the appropriate budget holder.
- Maintain the purchase ledger set up new existing accounts and manage the organisation’s payments to ensure that invoices are paid in line with payment terms
The Successful Candidate:
Will be someone proactive, who can demonstrate experience within a broad role. Part Qualified or QBE is desirable.
Our partner is an award winning UK based charity, which is promoting different solutions to the issues facing international aid and the WASH sector including standalone social impact businesses and programmes to improve hygiene, sanitation and nutrition for under-fives; designed to increase resilience and self-reliance and improve the lives and life chances of farmers, families, women, girls and young children.
We are recruiting a Head of Finance and Governance to support Chief Executive and provide strategic management and operational oversight of finance, HR and business support functions and to ensure that everything is done in the most financially effective manner and in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will be supported by qualified accountants in the UK and overseas and their local teams.
This is a part-time role, which would suit an experienced accountant/company secretary, seeking to work flexibly. The 2/3 days we anticipate this role requiring could be spread over 5 days, if the incumbent found this more convenient and all the requirements of the role can be met.
- You will be the ultimate responsible person for all of the charity’s external and statutory financial reporting, including reports to funders, trustees and regulatory bodies, though the bulk of this work will be delivered by the finance teams in the UK and Africa.
- You will provide strategic budgetary and financial management support to the Chief Executive in London and the Managing and Finance Directors overseas, assisting them to develop compelling bids for fundraising and inward social investment and will liaise, if necessary, with the financial managers/reviewers of any potential funders/investors.
- You will provide advice and guidance on HR, contractual, corporate and statutory matters to the senior team in the UK and overseas, consulting/liaising if necessary with our lawyers, auditors, and other service providers in both countries.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1.1. Financial strategy
Supporting the development of financial strategies under a variety of scenarios for internal management, trustee discussion and presentation to potential funders/investors.
Leading on financial discussions with trustees and prospective funders/investors.
Developing the financial competence and confidence of PA/BW’s senior teams.
1.2 Financial oversight
Ensuring that monthly management reporting, budgeting and forecasting is accurate and timely and supporting the needs of management, trustees, project managers, funders and donors.
Reviewing the annual budget proposals raising issues, challenging assumptions and, ultimately, agreeing same with the local teams.
Reviewing the monthly financial returns submitted/presented by the finance teams querying anomalies and overspends and agreeing/requiring actions to be taken.
Updating the rolling forecasts of income and expenditure (reflecting actuals to date), monitoring the bank positions and using this to approve or reject requests for ongoing or exceptional expenditure.
1.3 Financial management
Maintaining up to date Financial and HR Policy and Procedures Manuals and responding to requests for variations thereto or divergence therefrom.
Being the principal signatory and authorised administrator for all UK bank accounts and approving changes to the mandate for bank accounts overseas.
Approving and signing off all cash transfers
2. Programme support
2.1 Programme budgeting
Preparing, discussing, reviewing and agreeing the financial budgets for individual projects and/or generic programmes.
Assisting the teams with costing, pricing, taxing and other financial sales related issues.
2.2 Programme reporting
Maintaining cumulative records of expenditure by funder and overseeing the preparation of funder reports and audit completion statements confirming the full dispersal of funds.
Submitting financial claims to statutory funders as and when required.
3. Corporate obligations
3.1 Statutory reporting
Being the principal point of contact between the external auditors the Treasurer and the board.
Agreeing the annual audit timetable and priority audit areas with the external auditors
Reviewing the draft statutory accounts produced by the local finance teams, agreeing the split between restricted and unrestricted programmes, calculating carried forward balances and agreeing same with auditors.
Confirming the appropriate use of restricted income, writing the trustees’ annual review, securing an unqualified audit report, responding to the annual audit letter, convening and managing the AGM.
Reviewing and signing off all statutory filings and ensuring compliance with all regulatory restrictions and statutory obligations.
3.2 HR and legal
Ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements in the UK and all other countries of operations.
3.3 Trustee management
Preparation of board papers and management of board meetings.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Desirable)
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant financial, HR and legal experience and qualifications
Familiarity with complex donor reporting and of managing restricted/unrestricted funding
Experience of working in an international and highly regulated environment
Awareness of investor relations in a social investment and entrepreneurial context
Understanding of managing business support systems, including ICT and procurement
A thorough knowledge of HR systems and processes
An understanding of staff management and a willingness to support staff development
Experience of managing organisational development and systemic change
Excellent written and oral communications skills
RTW in the UK essential
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)
Salary: £33,438 - £36,515 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 05 June 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)
Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
About Alzheimer's Society
We are Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity. We are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We provide help and hope.
Dementia can devastate lives, but we won’t stop until we improve everyone’s experience. By 2025, 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends are affected.
We provide help - we support people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times. Whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to us for practical advice, emotional support, and guidance to the best next step.
We provide hope - we are, and we empower people affected by dementia to be, a leading force for change - using cutting edge research and influencing?to push for breakthroughs that’ll change the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.?
Together, we will make sure people living with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
About the role
We have a fantastic new opportunity available for a Technology Portfolio Manager to join our incredibly talented IT team.
Sat within our Finance & Corporate Resources (FCR) division, the team enables our people, and sustains the organisation, through their processes, infrastructure, and expertise. Trusted experts in their field who are business focused and enable better outcomes for people affected by dementia.
The post of Technology Portfolio Manager will make a significant contribution to our effectiveness as they enable the top-level view and management of resource and scheduling conflicts across the full range of proposed and inflight Technology (IT and Data) projects and initiatives. They will enable us to critically review and rationalize or reschedule work.
The Technology Portfolio Manager will be responsible for co-ordinating the Technology Impact Assessment Group and the change requests that are made to the group.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbally (essential)
- Possess a passion for good organisation, with an ability to develop resource schedules and see where there might be future clashes or issues with different pieces of work.
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to negotiate and agree a way forward across a range of people with competing requirements to achieve the best win-win outcomes possible.
- Demonstrate an excellent level of IT knowledge with the ability to use Microsoft 365 suite
- Demonstrate experience working in a structured project environment with an awareness of the different methodologies and techniques organisations use to deliver change.
- Experience in producing reports and charts that enable good decision making and that demonstrate performance
- Experience in the charity sector (desirable)
Ref: 133 149
Location: Germany, France, UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, preferred, other European countries negotiable.
Remuneration: Depending on experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility, the base salary range, if based in London, £45,000 - £60,000 p.a. If the successful candidate is outside of London, UK, the salary will be adjusted based on local market equivalencies.
Overtime Status: Exempt (hours, country dependent)
Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project U.S. is a team of experienced change-makers with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With affiliated programs and staff in Australia, the United States, and across Europe, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organizations to drive powerful change towards our mission.
We have a dynamic and nimble organisational culture. We’re serious about supporting our people to thrive as we tackle the urgent climate challenge.
We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We take the broadest possible view of diversity and encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, people living with disabilities, neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone. You can read our commitment to this work here.
About The Role
The Finance Action Organisers Network (“Finance Action”) is a global network of independent hubs in key finance locations made up of NGOs, grassroots groups, individuals and activists. Together in their local communities, and across the world, Finance Action is uniting for climate justice by building grassroots power to shift major financial institutions away from funding fossil fuels. The Sunrise Project builds the capabilities of Finance Action, supports hubs with funding and technology, and provides guidance on strategies and actions.
The Coordinator will uplift the work of those they are supporting to connect local communities to global hubs to grow a social movement that aims to end fossil fuel funding to address climate change. The Europe Coordinator will work with local finance hubs to deliver key elements of work, as well as collaborating on the collective work within Finance Action by: supporting capacity building; connecting mobilisations to sustained powerbuilding; running strategy sessions and planning workshops; connecting trainers to organisers to support local needs; directing funding/grants; and leveraging the exchange of knowledge and skills. On a day-to-day basis, the role undertakes a variety of organising activity from working with local organisers to share and amplify calls to action; to providing training and support on: organising, campaigning and storytelling, and capturing and sharing lessons learned with the broader global community.
First and foremost you are a passionate organiser, with hands-on experience helping activists and groups mobilise and organise to build social movement momentum. You’re an intersectional relationship builder, who engages deeply with others and can bring diverse groups of people along the campaign journey. You believe in horizontal leadership and have a knack for enabling future leaders and empowering activists to take their next step.
You’re articulate and comfortable presenting and training small to large groups of like minded people, either virtually or face-to-face. You understand the political and economic drivers of social campaigns and can lead, motivate and engage with people across a large network spanning many countries. You’re adaptive and responsive to those you are supporting. You understand that organising from the bottom up ensures local voices and needs are listened to and are reflected in campaigns to help shift people from achieving small wins to gaining wins at scale . You’re an engaging and inclusive storyteller, who believes in the power of sharing local struggles to support global powerbuilding.
Strengthening and growing organising hubs in key financial centers by working with organisations on campaign strategies, plans, timelines, and tactics.
Identifying local organising needs and taking action to build their capabilities by delivering training, running workshops, connecting trainers and organisers to each other, directing funding support, and collaborating with hubs in other locations.
Convening local network meetings and facilitating calls designed to build greater connections and achieve growth in the movement.
Collaborating with hub partners and organisers to build, expand, and maintain networks and high level relationships with NGOs, potential partners, grassroots groups, social movements and civil society in key areas.
Utilising online and offline tools to share the experiences and learnings of hubs including writing website copy, curating and publishing stories, developing toolkits and trainings.
Managing budgets, directing funding support and small grants for European hubs.
Collaborating with the broader Sunrise Project team to identify and support opportunities for synergy across program areas and campaigns to ensure we have the biggest collective impact possible.
Aligning programmatic strategies andObjectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Sunrise’s Values.
Required skills and experience
Significant experience developing and implementing long term organising and/or campaign strategies, preferably within Germany, France, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, or other European countries.
Strong skills and experience in using digital campaigning and digital tools to mobilise effort, build momentum and bring about social change.
Demonstrated experience in building capabilities and/or supporting a network in organising and running campaigns via training, workshopping, running meetings, coaching new leaders, developing toolkits and sharing learning resources.
Well-developed cross cultural verbal communication skills including, presentation, training, facilitation, conflict resolution, and influencing skills.
An ability to write engaging content e.g. storytelling skills.
Flexibility with the ability to pivot and leverage different types of organising strategies and tactics.
A collaborative mindset and a proven ability to work effectively in alliance with diverse stakeholders.
A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice.
If you meet some but not all of the criteria for this position, are unsure, but you’re keen on the role - please get in touch. We value and recognize experience that has been unpaid, from the grassroots or is lived experience.
You must have legal work authorization for the country in which you will be working. The Sunrise Project will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
The following requirements may be required - please check for details:
Intermittent travel with advanced notice
Employment background checks may be required
COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with local legislation and/or Sunrise policy
How Sunrise supports its staff
The Sunrise Project is committed to creating a workplace that supports our staff to do their best work and develop professionally. We have the following in place to help us achieve that, noting that benefits listed may vary in accordance with the Professional Employment Office (PEO) we engage with for this role.
Statutory benefits and entitlements of the country in which you are employed.
Sunrise may provide additional benefits, where in-country entitlements are less than our standard package, where applicable including:
Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)
Solidarity and community leave up to 1 week p.a.
Floating public holidays (cultural leave)
Gifted leave (during Christmas and New Years public holidays)
Flexible work policy
Employee Assistance Program
Additionally, our offering includes:
A commitment to your professional development
Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
A co-developed initial 3 month work plan to set goals and provide clarity on your role and responsibilities
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our growing charity needs a suitably experienced person to lead Creative Carbon Scotland's financial and operational sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness whilst maintaining our creative and collaborative nature.
The finance and operations director is a new post created to help us deftly navigate an increased workload extending from our work to support Creative Scotland’s Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan and new initiatives stemming from COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.
We need a friendly and experienced multitasker with skills in administration, finance, management, HR, IT and fundraising.
Closing date for applications: 23:59, Sunday 5 June
Start date:1 October – or earlier if possible
Job description, person specification and application details
Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) believes in the power of the arts and culture to help achieve sustainability in Scotland and the world. The arts inspire, illuminate, communicate, educate, entertain and encourage new ways of thinking and shared experience – all attributes needed to tackle climate change. That’s why we support individuals and organisations in the arts and culture sector to be sustainable themselves and to lead and influence climate action through their creative work, including by collaborating with environmental experts and organisations working directly on climate change.
We are a nimble, positive, influential and growing charity in a dynamic field. We are experiencing great demand and enthusiasm for our work in carbon emissions reduction and climate change adaptation from both the cultural and the climate change sectors. Our founding partners are the Edinburgh Festivals, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. We receive significant long-term funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland.
We recently worked with Creative Scotland to help write its bold and ambitious Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan, which places the creative and cultural sectors as key agents of change in the transformation to a sustainable Scotland. It will shape Creative Scotland’s funding, policy and work until 2045, and ours as well.
The finance and operations director role
The new finance and operations director will help us manage our own transformation as we double our staffing to respond to this increased demand for our work. Good administration is highly valued at CCS and the finance and operations director will take responsibility for all the administrative and financial processes that enable an innovative and busy charity to run smoothly and allow the team to create and deliver their projects and work to the highest standard. The finance and operations director will lead work to secure the financial future of the charity and they’ll work closely with the director to manage our growth and increase the diversity of knowledge, perspectives and backgrounds amongst our staff, board and partners to ensure richness and complexity in our thinking.
Creative Carbon Scotland employment approach
CCS aims to be a friendly, collaborative employer where everyone in the team knows they are supported, valued and respected. All staff members contribute to discussion and decision making through weekly all-team meetings as well as in regular smaller programme meetings and one-to-ones with their line managers. Collaboration across the organisation and proposals for new developments are encouraged. Flexibility in working arrangements to suit staff members’ circumstances is the norm.
Salary: £35,000 pa, + 3% of salary in pension contributions
Reports to: Director (Ben Twist)
Responsible for: Communications manager, PR manager, administration officer
Hours: Full time. This means a 35-hour week with a degree of flexibility on both sides, as some evening and weekend work may be required and busy periods may call for extra hours, with time taken off in lieu during quieter periods.
Flexible working and job sharing: Creative Carbon Scotland welcomes proposals for flexible working or job-share, subject to the needs of the role being satisfactorily fulfilled.
Holidays: 20 days plus 10 public holidays to be taken at times agreed with the line manager.
Place of work: CCS is based at City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, but hybrid working including home working and hot-desking in other office locations is the norm. Travel throughout Scotland may be required if government guidelines and personal health concerns permit.
Contract and notice period: This is a permanent contract. A probationary period of six months will apply following successful completion of which the full contract will be confirmed. The notice period is three months for both employer and employee.
Equipment: CCS is a BYOD (bring your own device) organisation. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided if required. Additional equipment will be provided in line with CCS policies if needed to support a healthy working from home workstation.
Staff benefits: CCS offers annual salary increments, a workplace pension scheme, a salary sacrifice scheme for bicycles and IT equipment, confidential access to mental health counselling, and a working from home heating & lighting allowance.
The main purpose of the role is to:
- Lead on the financial and operational sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness of Creative Carbon Scotland whilst maintaining the charity’s creative and collaborative nature as we navigate through a period of significant growth
- Deputise for the director in his absence
- Ensure that all regulatory and statutory obligations of CCS are met in good time and to a high standard
- Work with the convenor of CCS to ensure that the CCS Board of Trustees is effectively served with full and timely reports, effective meetings and good communications to enable it to fulfil its governance duties and responsibilities
- Oversee management of the risk register, ensuring all risks are captured, monitored and robust mitigation plans are in place
- With the director, develop, deliver and monitor progress on the organisational plan
- Oversee CCS’s finance function, demonstrating excellent budgetary control procedures and ensuring that financial disciplines are adhered to, and the organisation meets all legal obligations
- With the director, draw up regular budget and cash flow projections
- Oversee the annual audit process and co-ordinate preparation of the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts
- Ensure the organisation’s financial systems, controls and policies are fit for purpose and adhered to
- Oversee the production of timely and accurate financial reports
- Oversee the cash flow to ensure CCS has adequate funds to meet its day-to-day operational obligations and its long-term aspirations
- Develop reporting and forecasting mechanisms that enable the leadership team to anticipate potential shortcomings and recommend corrective actions as appropriate
Funding and fundraising
- Lead the director and relevant staff in developing, implementing and monitoring progress against an effective fundraising strategy to provide CCS with the resources to meet its aims
- With the director, maintain strong relationships with core funders including Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government
- Ensure that reporting to all funders is completed in good time and effectively
- Ensure that best practice is met in all operational areas and that effective policies are in place relating to equalities, diversity and inclusion, recruitment, working environment, health and safety, HR, health and wellbeing, staff handbooks, appraisals and training and development. Regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of such policies.
- Lead on recruitment for the organisation, including overseeing the preparation of materials and running of fully accessible processes so as to ensure a strong and diverse range of candidates apply, overseeing effective and accessible interview and selection processes, analysing post-recruitment to improve our approach, preparing staff contracts, managing negotiations, overseeing the issuing of freelance contracts and managing any work placements and internships.
- With the director, provide strong leadership and support to the whole of the staff team and work to ensure that CCS remains a welcoming, inspiring and attractive place to work.
- Oversee the company’s operational functions, ensuring all systems are fit for purpose
- Provide line management to the administration officer to enable them to perform their role effectively
- Lead CCS’s green team and our work on equalities, diversity and inclusion
- Convene weekly team meetings and lead monthly leadership team meetings
- Ensure that internal communications are effective
- Ensure that CCS’s IT systems and tools are appropriate and effective, relevant staff are well trained in their use and the necessary technical support is available when required
- Oversee the provision of office and meeting accommodation and working from home equipment and facilities as required
- Provide line management to the communications manager and PR manager to enable them to perform their roles effectively
- Represent CCS in meetings with key external parties and other fora as required
- Other relevant duties as requested by the director or the trustees
- Deputise for the director in his absence
- Management skills, with at least five years’ experience of working in a management capacity, including a period of line management and leading a team
- Financial management skills, including preparing and managing budgets and preparing clear and complete reports
- Successful experience of fundraising including building and maintaining relationships with public and private funders
- Experience of HR processes including a commitment to maximising equality, diversity and inclusion and staff development
- Experience of creating and updating effective administrative processes
- Knowledge of relevant administrative and other IT systems and their application in an SME
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
- Attention to detail and a commitment to the highest standards in all work
- Flair and imagination
- Knowledge of the cultural sector and/or climate change, particularly in relation to Scotland
- Experience of working in an SME in the charitable sector
- Applications must be made through the website unless you have difficulty accessing or using the website (see Accessibility below).
- Please study the job description and person specification closely and ensure that you demonstrate clearly in the application form how your skills and experience meet them.
- Complete the online application form and the separate anonymous online Equality Monitoring Survey by 23:59 on Sunday 5 June 2022.
- Confirm on the application form that you have completed the Equality Monitoring Survey. The survey is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.
Once you submit your application through the online form you will receive an automated acknowledgement of receipt (please contact us if you don’t get this). By 10 June short-listed candidates will be invited by email to interview. Interviews will be held virtually via MSTeams in week commencing 13 June, with second interviews, which may be held in person, in week commencing 20 June.
All shortlisted candidates will be provided with additional information about CCS and invited to supply a CV before their interview. Candidates will be asked to deliver a short presentation as part of the interview.
Once the appointment has been made, we will offer feedback to all applicants by email, in early July.
In summary, the anticipated schedule is:
Application deadline: 23:59 (BST), Sunday 5 June 2022
Invitation to interview: Issued to those on the shortlist by Friday 10 June via email
Interviews: Virtually via MS Teams week commencing 10 June; second interviews (potentially in person) week commencing 20 June
Feedback: Offered to all applicants via email from early July
Accessibility, equalities and data protection
CCS wants to increase the diversity of our team so that people with a range of views and experiences contribute to our thinking. Before we pass your application to our recruitment panel we will remove your personal data to help them avoid bias during the shortlisting process. We will only use the personal data you provide in your application for the purpose of completing this recruitment process. Creative Carbon Scotland promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and experience and we will make reasonable adjustments where necessary to enable people with particular needs or requirements to work with us.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a Finance Executive with a professional bookkeeping or accountancy qualification. This is a central role in the organisation with the postholder having responsibility for delivering highly effective financial management, internal systems and controls, as well as producing financial reports and budgets for the Directors, Senior Management Team and CIC members, the Trustees of the Foundation, as well as for a range of institutional donors, sponsors and other funders.
This is a fast paced, demanding role so it is important that you can manage your own workload, use your own initiative and have strong, accurate skills. You will be working across the entire team to provide financial support and may liaise with our Global Network teams too.
The role would suit someone that has experience of financial and administrative systems, is a highly organised problem-solver and great with people. You must also be competent with IT systems although we will provide you with training on the software you will use in your role.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Financial Management, Statutory and Internal Reporting
Deliver effective financial management, internal systems and controls, financial processing and reporting, including preparation of monthly management accounts for review by the Directors team and SMT, working with different currencies to present accounts in GBP where relevant.
Support the Managing Director in the preparation and submission of budgets and financial statements to CIC Members and the Board of Trustees.
Lead on multi-year and annual budget setting, with regular revision and re-forecasting process with budget holders;
Ensure that internal controls are in place and operating properly, including month-end and year-end control procedures;
Oversee all finances relating to the procurement of goods and services at Fashion Revolution: Maintain a log of accounts payable invoices and liaise on relevant queries; Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Quickbooks; Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures; Ensure that invoices are approved in line with the authorisation limits; Ensure that invoices are processed accurately and on a timely basis; Ensure that invoices and relevant documentation are filed in the correct places and attached to the relevant transactions; staff expenditure processing; Bank reconciliation of GBP and currency accounts.
Ensure filing, record updating, routine returns take place on a regular basis
Oversee the T-sheets timesheet system, including flexitime, holiday and reporting to Managing Director, line managers and team.
Oversee the management of the monthly payroll process, liaising with PAYE processing and Head of Operations and Governance
Oversee annual stocktake of fanzines and any other relevant stock, assets etc for annual accounts.
Ensure all regular payments are maintained without interruption, updating card details as required.
Ad Hoc finance and book-keeping tasks and troubleshooting to ensure the smooth running of financial operations.
Communicate effectively with all other staff and contractors as necessary, assisting with general finance queries.
Fundraising and Donor Reporting
Work with the Managing Director, Board of Directors and Fashion Revolution Team to compile budgets, in different currencies, for restricted income grant proposals or for sponsorship purposes.
Accurately record both unrestricted and restricted income from donors;
Monitor expenditure and staff/contractor hours on programmes funded from any restricted income;
Maintain electronic files of funding agreements and contracts;
Prepare timely financial grant reports to donors and other funders, including collating financial information and pipeline funds, conversion to relevant currencies and adapting reporting in accordance with donor requirements.
Process and send donation receipts and donor invoices when required.
Attend up to 3 in person meetings per year, travel expenses are covered.
Fashion Revolution is reviewing its five year strategy in 2022, ahead of preparing a new strategy for 2023-2027. As part of this, we will be reviewing the structure of the team which may result in some small changes to the responsibilities of this and other roles.
Experience and capabilities required
5 years experience in working in a finance role.
Excellent attention to detail: highly organised, thorough, accurate and able to meet deadlines
A qualification in bookkeeping or accountancy such as AAT, ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CIPFA;
Proficiency in managing accounts payable effectively and expeditiously;
Experience of maintaining accurate records and developing budgets of income and expenditure in multiple currencies;
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
Able to prioritise and manage concurrent deadlines;
Previous experience of Quickbooks accounting software;
Self-motivated, resourceful and able to work under pressure and react quickly and calmly during difficult situations;
Diplomatic telephone and interpersonal skills;
Good written & verbal skills to aid communication of financial information to lay people.
Comfortable working autonomously and independently, using self-initiative
Desired knowledge/skills and personal attributes
Understanding of remote working tools such as T-Sheets (Quickbooks) Zoom, Slack, Trello and Google Drive
Dependable, reliable, discreet, trustworthy
Team player, enthusiastic and approachable;
Flexible and proactively supportive to the wider team and stakeholders
You will work with:
You will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the Head of Operations and Governance and Board of Directors.
You will support and be in contact with the rest of the UK based central team
You will liaise with customers, global network and external project partners and current and potential funders.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate individual to join our small team of support staff. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys having great autonomy in organising their own workload and using their broad fundraising skills and drive to make a positive impact. If you enjoy a challenge and like to see the direct results of your efforts, then this role is for you!
Key information: Fundraising and Development Manager
Location: Remote/home-based – with occasional travel to Newham, East London.
Reporting to: CEO
Hours: 24 hours a week (over 3 set days or worked flexibly)
Salary: £16.96 per hour (£21,166 per annum) plus pension contribution and employee wellbeing package.
Purpose of role:
As part of our small and flexible team, the Fundraising and Development Manager is primarily responsible for maximising income and support for Treasures Foundation, so that we can continue with our success and meet our ambitious plans for expansion.
The Fundraising and Development Manager reports to the CEO and supervises the Quality Manager and the Finance Manager.
- Maintain and implement our Fundraising Strategy with a focus on Trusts and Foundations, whilst developing other streams of revenue, including corporate partnerships, online fundraising, major donors and the potential creation of a social enterprise.
- Contribute to the ongoing development of the organisational strategy for the charity.
- Build on the successful development of the current fundraising programme to ensure the growth and consolidation of key income streams.
- Work with the CEO, Quality Manager and Finance Manager to identify and scope project plans and budgets.
- Identify new and creative opportunities for increasing and generating income.
- Produce attractive and engaging materials to support the fundraising plan and present a compelling case for support to funders and donors. This includes maintaining the website and social media platforms.
- Attend interviews and meetings with funders (usually via zoom/phone) as part of the application or reporting process.
- Work alongside the Quality Manager and Finance Manager, to collate and analyse information from our Lamplight monitoring database, to produce accurate and timely monitoring and evaluation reports for funders.
- Nurture and maintain relationships with funders and donors.
- Review fundraising policies and practice and ensure that the charity is operating within charity law and adheres to the Institute of Fundraising Codes of Practice.
Governance and external relations
- Co-ordinate Trustee meeting dates, setting the agenda, taking minutes and ensuring that all documentation is circulated in a timely manner.
- Report to the Board of Trustees on financial and quality management issues, as well as ensuring they are informed of and engaged in the fundraising agenda.
- Work with external consultants provided through various funders on improving our policies, systems and processes.
- Arrange networking opportunities and meetings for the CEO and keyworkers with funders, partners, services or people of influence.
- Contribute to and oversee the production of the annual report and annual accounts.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Title: Grants and Investment Manager
Employment Status: 5 days a week
Location: Remote in the UK. Offices in Tottenham and Bermondsey, London.
Deadline: 3 June 2022, 11.59pm
Thank you for your interest in the Grants and Investment Manager post at Do it Now Now (DINN). This work is specifically related to our grant fund, Common Call.
The job description below describes the main responsibilities of the post; the person specification relates directly to the job description and is a list of the skills and experience that we consider necessary for the post. Please read the information carefully. The applicants who fit the person specification most closely will be shortlisted for an interview, so please make sure you tell us everything relevant to your application in your CV and covering letter.
DINN is committed to a policy of equal opportunities, and we ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and equally. We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and the elderly. All postholders are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
About us and the context for this role
DINN is an open innovation organisation committed to bringing social empowerment to Black communities across the globe. We bring charities, social entrepreneurs, startup teams, social innovators, investors, and philanthropists together to address social challenges, solve problems and support the development of under-represented groups and Black communities specifically. Find out more on the Do it Now Now website.
In 2021 we wanted to better achieve our mission by building upon the creation of Common Call. We have had the opportunity to connect with some fantastic, Black-led impact organisations in the UK that deliver transformative services in their communities. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, these organisations have had to pivot and change how they respond to their communities’ urgent needs. It has not always been easy, but they have pulled through, continuing to make an impact during this uncertain time. The position of Grants and Community Support Manager plays a pivotal role in this. You can read our recent report on our Common Call work here.
As the postholder, you would need to work collaboratively as part of our dedicated team. You will be a self-starter and will be aligned with our core values, sharing our passion for delivering change in an enterprising and empowering way. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in social change, charities, and social enterprises to apply their experience and skills to further our purpose to of improving Black people’s lives in the UK.
The Grants and Investment Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of grants systems, payments, and processes in addition to community building to engage our grantees and grantee pipeline. Between grant-making calls, the post-holder will contribute to the management of any funding programmes being run across the organisation, monitoring and evaluation, research projects, thought leadership and represent DINN in key spaces to grow a deeper understanding of Black-led charities and social enterprises across the UK.
The role holder will work closely with the Director of Investments and Grants, Finance and Executive teams to provide a joined-up Grants administration function.
- Management of the grant application process for all funding streams, including communication with applicants.
- Scope new opportunities to innovate and elevate our processes to ensure we are always following best practice.
- Adopt best practices such as participatory grant making and other key practices
- Grow networks of key stakeholders to ensure our grant management work is always well connected to the wider community of funders, VCSEs and other stakeholders.
- Run process evaluations and work to the theory of change/logic model that has been adopted for the work.
- Provision of assistance in monitoring the progress of grants awarded and ensuring adequate evaluation of impact and timely reporting to the SMT and Board.
- Production of papers on recommended grant applications for consideration at the Investment Committee and production of relevant papers for the Board Pack.
- Assisting the Director of Investment and Grants in monitoring the progress of grants awarded and ensuring evaluation and impact systems are adhered to by grantees.
- Curate and coordinate our events and workshop programmes
- Management of the grant reporting process to external funders, including liaising with Finance, Executive and other teams to coordinate information and responses.
- Production and dissemination of the Grants Committee pack to staff and Board.
- Developing and supporting the application processes for other grant programmes without direct responsibility.
- Managing the grant payment process in collaboration with colleagues.
- To support Executives with ad hoc assignments, and to represent DINN as necessary.
- Ensure the CRM is kept updated with grantee information and payment data to ensure accurate financial reporting and forecasting.
Essential Skills/ Abilities
- Strong analytical ability
- Strong IT skills - user of full Microsoft Office suite including Excel and PPT
- Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals
- Ability to work independently and flexibly
- Self-motivated, with strong customer service skills
- Ability to use initiative and anticipate requirements
- Excellent organisational abilities
- A team player, willing to collaborate with colleagues
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with confidence, tact, and clarity with a range of individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including phone, video call, face to face, and email.
- You’re highly organised and self-motivated.
- You are an ambitious leader. You recognise the importance of what we are trying to achieve and see your role in that.
- You’re resourceful. You know how to find things, solve things, answer questions, reach people.
- You are passionate about the cause. You have a demonstrated interest and motivation to support young Black people to succeed in the digital and creative industries.
- You have sound judgement. You work independently, and when faced with issues react calmly and logically.
- You're a positive, solutions-oriented, and entrepreneurial individual with a drive for excellence.
- You can engage remotely and with autonomy.
- You’re a team player and manager, with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Do it Now Now is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
Thank you for your consideration.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.