Financial controller jobs near Milton Keynes
Our vision is a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. To achieve this, we not only provide care for pets in need, but also help people be the best pet owners they can be.
We're looking for an experienced Area Manager to join our Retail Team as we continue with our retail expansion as part of our exciting income generation strategy. We need a resilient retail leader with exceptional drive, commercial ability, motivation and a proven success within high street retail, passionate about leading and developing people. As Area Manager you will be;
- Achieving agreed area sales budgets and maximise our retail profit through effective cost control
- Recruiting, developing and retaining high calibre staff in all positions within the area to drive performance
- Managing in shop compliance in line with Woodgreens policies and values
- Analysing financial data to make informed commercial decisions
- Developing and maintaining sector leading standards in both customer service and in store merchandising
- Generating quality donated goods through area driven initiatives
- Engaging with our wider communities strategy to ensure our shops are at the heart of the community
Our retail estate is a key piece of the puzzle as we look to diversify our income streams to support more pets and their people. Developing and leading our passionate shop teams to be the face of Woodgreen on the High Street. The successful candidate will also support our retail expansion plans though managing new shop openings within their area and recruiting high calibre staff.
You will have;
- An outstanding track record in achieving sales & profit targets within area management
- Proven ability to manage compliance across multiple sites.
- Excellent understanding of high street retail, in particular fashion, and what sells
- Experience of distance management of a diverse team of people
- Flexible and proactive attitude with the ability to adapt and implement change
- Strong short/long term strategic planning skills with the ability to time manage and prioritise successfully
In return we can offer you;
- A starting salary of £31,220 - £34,689 depending on experience.
- Car allowance
- 34 days annual leave entitlement (inclusive of bank holidays) which will increase with length of service to a maximum of 38 days
- A key team member within an innovative and ambitious department and directorate.
This vacancy may close earlier should we receive high volumes of applications. Interviews may commence prior to the closing date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you want to make a difference and be part of a vibrant and inclusive organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century? As one of the country’s best-loved charities, St John Ambulance played a pivotal role in responding to the pandemic as well as ‘everyday’ health emergencies, training, supporting communities, and improving young people’s lives.
Super opportunity to join a growing and evolving Internal Audit team at St John Ambulance, reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, in this newly created role the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the effective delivery of internal audits, helping deliver key internal audit departmental processes, including audit actions follow-up, preparation of reporting dashboards, and preparation of Audit & Risk Committee papers. There may also be opportunities to perform audits at external sporting and music events that we support.
We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. We welcome part-time or full-time applications for this role. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, and flexible working, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light and NHS online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days.
Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)
- CCAB accountancy qualification certification, such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA
- Experience of a wide range of internal audits; financial, operational, compliance
- Experience of data visualisation software tools to analyse and present test results
- Happy to work as part of an in-house or co-sourced audit team and also confident to work independently
About the Role:
- Perform audit testing for individual internal audit engagements
- Prepare audit documentation including Risk & Control Matrices, testing papers and meeting presentations
- Preparing draft audit reports for review
- Supporting the Head of Internal Audit in the performance of ad hoc consultancy and advisory reviews
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning. As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, supporting and enabling them to access and receive physical and mental health first aid. We do this through developing and providing effective community response and outreach services (e.g. Ambulance response, Falls response, Night Time Economy and Homelessness outreach) and using our longstanding expertise to empower people with vital clinical skills and the confidence to use them (e.g. our Volunteers and Community Advocates, NHS Cadets and Young Responders programmes).
St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive, we have several networks including Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.
Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.
Change Agents UK is a well-established and forward-looking sustainability education charity and not-for-profit, working towards our vision of a secure, resilient, zero-carbon and fair future for all. We provide sustainability education programmes and workshops to young people, students, graduates and as continuing professional development to help people at all stages to embed sustainability into their lives and careers and support the transition to Net Zero. We run a successful non-profit trading subsidiary, providing sustainability recruitment and employment services, creating fantastic career opportunities in future-focused work and supporting partner organisations to resource their sustainability and Net Zero goals.
We are seeking a range of Trustees and Directors to expand our Charity and Non-profit Boards and to support us as we grow. In particular, we are seeking people with a passion for sustainability and professional experience in areas including marketing & communications, finance, fundraising, IT or HR.
Our Trustees and Directors play vital roles in making sure that Change Agents UK achieves its core purpose. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your professional skills to use to help us to achieve our mission:
raising public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate emergency,
supporting and empowering the next generation to have the skills and knowledge needed for the future,
and building networks that engage individuals and organisations in working towards an equitable and zero-carbon world.
What we are looking for
We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking and skills on our Board.
Personal skills and qualities
A strong personal commitment to the principles of sustainability and the drive towards Net Zero
Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities as a trustee or director and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
A strong personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.
Willingness to lead according to our values.
Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Charity Trustees must be at least 18 years of age and you must not be disqualified from serving as a trustee
We strongly value diversity in race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and other protected characteristics. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from people in currently under-represented groups on our Board, including people of colour, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQ+ or people under 35.
You do not need previous Board experience to apply and will be provided with induction and support in the role.
Duties of Trustees & Directors:
Support and provide advice on Change Agents UK’s vision, goals, strategy and activities.
Actively promote and champion the work of the Change Agents UK, amplifying messages, campaigns and supporting our growth
Approve (as part of the Board and with input from the Executive Team) financial plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.
Ensure that key risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively.
Review and approve Change Agents UK’s financial statements (with the advice of an Independent Examiner/Auditor).
Provide support to the CEO/Executive Team
Keep abreast of changes in Change Agents UK’s operating environment.
Contribute to regular reviews of Change Agents UK’s own governance and policies.
Attend Board meetings adequately prepared to contribute to discussions and participate in decision-making.
Use independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect Change Agents UK’s interests, to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any third-party interests.
Contribute to the broader success of Change Agents UK’s objects, aims and reputation by applying your skills, expertise, knowledge and contacts.
There will be times when the Trustees will need to be actively involved beyond Board meetings. This may involve reading and commenting on board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, presenting externally, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
Terms of appointment
Terms of office
Trustees are usually appointed for an initial 2-year term of office, with renewals thereafter agreed at the AGM
This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses (for example, travel to and from Board meetings) can be reimbursed.
Attending 4 Board meetings annually and our AGM (these generally take place in our Head Office in Oakham, but remote attendance via Zoom is possible, so we welcome applications from people based across the UK)
Attending an Annual Strategy Day
2-3 hours per month preparation and support time
Ad hoc and occasional support through working groups and / or support to the executive team.
Board members have a collective responsibility. This means that trustees always act as a group and not as individuals.
Please submit a copy of your CV and a covering statement explaining your motivation for applying.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the Board and Executive Team to discuss the opportunity in more detail before invitations to join the Board are made.
If you would like to find out more about Change Agents UK before applying, we’d be delighted to talk! Please contact us on the email address provided.
What we do
All young people deserve a productive, fulfilling future. Society needs the spark and energy of young people to make it tick, yet somehow thousands of young people feel blocked by the complex, sometimes disheartening challenges the modern world throws at them.
Youth work is the best methodology to unlock young people’s potential by providing high quality support and opportunities. Skilled youth workers build relationships that support young people to explore their personal, social, and educational development. Youth work enables young people to develop their voice, influence, and place within society.
As the national body for youth work, NYA has a dual function. We are the professional, statutory, and regulatory body (PSRB) responsible for qualifications, quality standards and safeguarding for youth work and services in England. In line with our charity mission and aims, we also champion youth work through research, advocacy, campaigns, and programmes.
About the Role
We are looking for a strategic project-management professional to join us as an NYA National Programme Manager. This role works directly to our Deputy Director of Operations and will have responsibility for a portfolio of work from government funded programmes to working with a visionary corporate partner.
As with all excellent programme management, this role requires excellent relationship management with our funder. We work hard to deliver excellence across all grant agreements, providing the detailed financial and performance related reports required. This includes providing insights and learnings from the realities of the current challenging landscape for the youth work sector and young people’s lives to help inform future strategies and work strands.
This role will flex and grow with the portfolio of grants we secure. The NYA has been successful in securing a number of new high-profile programmes which a National Programme Manager will lead. This role is a rare opportunity to work in collaboration with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to make a massive difference to the lives of young people.
NYA is in a period of exciting growth, and this is a newly formed role to bring increased coherence to a series of work strands and drive the very best outcomes for our funders and those that we support across the youth work landscape in England. The successful candidate will be at the heart of the NYA’s role to enable great youth work to happen.
To hear more about the role, download our applicant pack
- Experience of large-scale project management under the scrutiny of a funder, involving a number of delivery partners, the commissioning and managing of independent consultants and trainers, preferably in the voluntary sector.
- Working and influencing at both a strategic and operational level ensuring excellent working relationships and a high standard of customer care.
- Experience of line managing, developing, coaching and motivating staff and ability to matrix operate – performance managing those line managed by others.
- Educated to degree level or experience which demonstrates equivalent analytical ability.
- Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
- The ability to nurture a team approach and create a sense of community amongst the members of the project strands.
- Good knowledge of techniques (project management methods) for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes.
- Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures for high value programmes over £1million.
- Robust risk management approaches with the ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
- Knowledge of strong governance models to secure appropriate internal and external stakeholder engagement for support and challenge in delivery, opportunity scoping and performance reporting and impact.
- High degree of literacy in IT applications (including project management packages, MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point).
- Excellent time management – including working under pressure to tight deadlines.
- Works on own initiative and as part of a team.
How to apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please submit the following by 23:59 on August 14th 2022.
- A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements in line with the person specification in the About You section.
- A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of the application and will be assessed as part of your full application
- Please provide details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
- Diversity monitoring form – your data will be stored separately from your applications and will at no time be connected to you or your application.
Location: Home Based – We are based in Leicester
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Salary: £44,940 - £48,150 per annum
You may also have experience in the following: Programme Manager, Programme Management, Improvement Advisor, Programme Coordinator, Project Manager, Policy Manager, Policy Officer, etc
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National Energy Action is looking for a Director of Homes who will lead the charity’s work to improve the lives of people in fuel poverty through improvements to building fabric and heating systems. It will strengthen NEA’s expertise and authority in this space across our activities.
The long-term solution to fuel poverty is for homes to be more energy efficient and more affordable to heat. As National Energy Action’s Director of Homes, you will be at the heart of this vital transformation. You will be part of our senior leadership team. You will be responsible for our practical projects to improve the homes of people in fuel poverty; and you will bring expertise to critical debates on retrofit, decarbonisation and affordable warmth.
This is a great time to join a passionate, committed and expert team. If you think that everyone should be able to afford to keep their homes warm and safe; if you have the experience to drive our work in these areas, if you want to change for the better how people live their lives – we would love to hear from you.
This is a full time, permanent post with a flexible location in the UK. The successful candidate will be part of the Senior Management Team, along with 3 other Directors, the Deputy Chief Executive and the Chief Executive.
Candidates should have a demonstrable and evidenced track record of directing major programmes with complex funding arrangements, securing contracts through commercially-tendered bids, commissioning or procurement by private and public bodies.
The job description provides a list of the duties of the post and the person specification provides the list of essential and desirable criteria.
Our staff continue to work remotely on a temporary basis. Post-holders must be resident within the UK, and be able to prove their Right to Work in the UK. Post holders must also be willing to travel throughout the UK, including overnight stays as appropriate.
Interviews will take place on 7 and 8 September 2022, these could be in person or virtually. Please indicate in your application if you will be available on these dates should you be selected for interview. Candidates are not expected to be present for the full two days.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS LEAD
Based: *Southwest Region with home working
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
Salary FTE £30,966 per annum, pro-rata £18,830 for working 22.5 hours per week
Help & Care have an excellent reputation as a service provider and are looking for someone who wants to help them shape their identity and build their reputation even further.
The Communications & Marketing Lead is a varied and rewarding role where you will deliver effective marketing across bought, owned and earned channels. You must be a creative storyteller and know how to craft a media-worthy narrative.
Work has begun on developing an ambitious and effective marketing strategy and you will be someone that will relish in taking full responsibility for completing and implementing this in order to significantly grow our impact, reach and brand awareness.
We are looking for strong communication and project management skills, an entrepreneurial approach and a personal ability to shape strategy and brand development.
This is an exciting opportunity for a creative thinker with a talent in both communications and marketing.
Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships with managers and outside agencies to ensure effective promotion of the Charity.
You should have experience in both developing and producing written publications, producing content and images relevant for websites, social media, publications and leaflets to a range of audiences.
You will have a good grasp of digital communication channels and be a confident user of Microsoft Office Applications, Adobe Photoshop, mail-chimp, Google analytics and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Salesforce systems.
It is advantageous if you have knowledge and experience of graphic design, evaluating and maintaining statistics and able to test the functionality of new or revised digital projects. It is vital that you have a thorough understanding and empathy with the values of the organisation - personal, innovation, social justice and collaboration.
If you feel you could contribute in this way, we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date for completed application forms to be received by 12 noon on 29th August 2022.
Interviews will be held online week commencing 5th September 2022.
To obtain more detail on Help & Care and the job role including, the job description, person specification and the application form for completion, please take a look at our website vacancies page by searching Help & Care.
Please submit a Cover Letter or complete our short application form attached, explaining why you are interested in this role and why you feel you would be a good match for the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.