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Maternity Cover position from January to October 2024
Homebased working in the UK
The Director of Development and Engagement is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works in partnership with the CEO to lead the development, delivery and co-ordination of the organisation’s strategy.
In this role, you will have oversight across several areas including fundraising, membership engagement, finance and governance and will take the lead in generating income and ensuring the sustainability of the organisation.
The post also holds line management responsibility for three members of staff delivering across multiple areas of work including fundraising, finance, and communications.
For more information, please download the job description below or visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
To apply, please download and complete our application form below. CVs will not be accepted.
This is an ongoing recruitment and interviews will be held as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.
STOPAIDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive positive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, HIV status, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. We are open to considering applications for a part-time role that would require a job share.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Location: Flexible global location with CET compatible time zone, ability to travel to Europe or US twice a year. Candidates must have the right to work in the country from which they are applying.
Reporting to: Executive Director
Annual salary: €60,000 - €80,000 EUR, salary will be adjusted to the cost of labour for the country in which the candidate resides.
Contract type: 1 year contract with the possibility of extension, consultancy arrangement also considered. The Global Commons Alliance is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) through which the candidate will be contracted.
Working hours: Full-time
Candidate level: Non-manager
The Global Commons Alliance (GCA) is a network of organisations driving collaboration, innovation and funding, currently formed of 5 core components and over 70 partners. We come together from all over the world, bringing together rigorous science with diverse ideas, perspectives and solutions, in order to change mindsets, actions and systems to safeguard the ‘global commons’, the interconnected systems that support life on Earth: from the Arctic sea ice to the Amazon rainforest, from critical ocean currents to our fresh water network. Our vision is a safe and just future for people and planet. Our mission is to mobilise citizens, companies, cities and countries to accelerate systems change, and become better guardians of the global commons.
Of the GCA’s 5 components, the Earth Commission is pioneering a scientific framework defining the safe and just boundaries for a liveable planet, and the Science Based Targets Network translates this into clear goals for companies and cities. Earth HQ communicates with the public, informing them about the issues and creating pressure for action. Systems Change Lab provides insights and tracks progress on the radical changes required, and the Accountability Accelerator designs and supports ways to hold companies accountable to their commitments.
The GCA Core Team, which supports the 5 components and the GCA’s shared ambition, is looking to strengthen its operational capacity with an Operations Lead.
Purpose of role
The Operations Lead will provide a vital function to the Global Commons Alliance team, leading core team operations. The Operations Lead will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the Global Commons Alliance Team operates efficiently and effectively.
This is a full-time position at the heart of a dynamic and active organization, focusing on nature and climate action around the world.
The job holder will have the following key responsibilities:
1. Core team operations
- Maintain a management information system of electronic files for the Core Team in coordination with RPA.
- Format reports and presentations as needed and assigned by Core Team members.
- Support event coordination by managing partner contact database, drafting and managing invitations & RSVPs, as well as follow-up material in support of Core Team members.
- Support scheduling for larger internal & external meetings, online and in-person.
- Contribute to planning, design and execution of GCA workshops with component teams.
- Make and manage travel arrangements for the Executive Director and Core Team members for meetings and conferences.
- Administration of expenses for Core Team members via RPA’s online systems.
- Enable continual strengthening of GCA’s operations by designing and overseeing the implementation of plans to improve systems, processes and behaviours, together with a team across all components of GCA.
2. Recruitment and personnel
- Develop and continually update the overview of GCA Core Team staffing, roles and responsibilities.
- Manage the recruitment process of new Core Team staff.
- Manage the drafting and negotiation of contracts and fees of Core Team staff together with GCA Executive Director, Finance Lead and RPA.
- Develop and oversee the implementation of recruitment and onboarding policies and practices for the Core Team.
3. Governance Support to GCA Executive Director
- Support the Steering Committee Chair and Executive Director in the timely preparation of agenda, materials, minutes and planning for all Steering Committee meetings.
- Keep up-to-date Steering Committee member bios, contact information, and relevant distribution lists.
- Support Executive Director to prepare for, and coordinate meetings of the Coordination Team and Core Team.
- Agenda management and scheduling for Executive Director.
- Support the Executive Director with administration of expenses via RPA.
The ideal candidate will be active in the environment-development space and a highly motivated, structured and constructive individual who enjoys organisational challenges and is able to work as a key player in a small, global team to support operations across multi-dimensional programmes.
Experience and qualifications
- Minimum BA/BSc level degree.
- At least 2 years’ work experience providing administrative or operational assistance in a larger, international organisation.
- Familiarity in dealing with scientific organisations.
- Experience with executive level support.
- Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Web-based tools and demonstrated capability to learn new software.
- Qualifications within- and some knowledge of climate, environment or development sector preferred.
Skills and desired personal traits
The Operations Lead will bring to our lean, entrepreneurial, and dynamic team the following ways of working:
- Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and flexibly as part of a small, multi-functional, multi-cultural team in a fast-paced environment.
- The responsibility and independence to work in a remote environment, with the ability to perform routine duties, handling a variety of tasks simultaneously, setting priorities and scheduling own work.
- Strong organizational skills with a keen eye for detail, accuracy, process and efficiency
- Sound judgment, including the ability to use and show discretion and maintain high level of confidentiality.
- High degree of diplomacy and integrity.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills and comfortable with communicating with a wide array of stakeholders, both internally and externally.
- Fluent English.
- Proficiency in additional languages is an advantage.
- Commitment to our vision and mission.
The deadline for application is Tuesday 2nd January 2024
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Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.
the3million is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organisation and make sure it stays at the forefront of protecting the rights of the EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. As CEO, you will be responsible for driving our mission, strategy, and operations. You will lead a passionate team, work with stakeholders, and be a key advocate for our cause. We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record in nonprofit management and advocacy, along with a deep understanding of immigration and human rights issues.
We are the leading organisation representing EU citizens and their family members in the UK. Our vision is a world where EU citizens can thrive, reach their potential and have an equal voice in UK society. Our work ranges from monitoring the implementation of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, advocating for the inclusion of EU citizens throughout all sections of society, informing people of their rights, and giving EU citizens a voice in British society to build powerful allyships in order to change the narrative on migration as a whole.
We are a grassroots and non-partisan organisation, working with a variety of stakeholders, from MPs to NGOs, legal advisors and the media on specific issues affecting EU citizens’ rights. We regularly engage with the Home Office and its monitoring bodies to advocate for change.
We were formed through the efforts of volunteers from many different backgrounds who came together in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016. We hold on to that can-do, nimble spirit and informal, friendly and non-hierarchical collegiality.
the3million was incorporated as a limited by guarantee not-for-profit company with Companies House in November 2017. As such, the role of members of the Board of Directors is similar, though not identical, to that of Charity Trustees.
What does the role involve?
This role offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate to work with the Board, staff, and the wider grassroots network and make sure the vision, strategy and direction of the organisation are up to date and relevant to the needs of those we work with.
The purpose of the job is to lead the3million on a day-to-day basis within the parameters required by law, in conjunction with the organisation’s Board of Directors.
The post-holder will have particular regard to the obligations of the3million as a limited liability company to ensure that the organisation remains financially viable, as well as identify, manage and mitigate risks in a timely manner working with the Board.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Leading and managing the organisation
To provide vision, leadership and direction on all work at the3million.
To help define the organisation’s strategy, in consultation with the Board, staff and our grassroots communities. This will include vision and mission, and how to operationalise and resource them, keeping the values of the organisation at the core of the activities.
To implement, deliver and review the organisational strategy.
To ensure that the organisation has the appropriate policies, procedures, systems and processes in place and that they are being implemented.
To oversee the work of all employees of the3million and persons sub-contracted to provide services to, or on behalf of, the3million, whilst ensuring that all such work of employees and sub-contractors is carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions of funding which has been procured for the purpose of each aspect of the3million’s work and taking full account of the3million’s aims and values.
To review projects and activities and provide guidance to staff members individually and collectively on actions to advance the3million’s goals.
To otherwise ensure that the3million fulfils all its obligations to be a good employer and to meet the necessary standards of employment law and health and safety regulations, and be a leading example with regard to equal opportunities in terms of staff relations and relations with the general public.
To have responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of the organisation, including preparation of budgets for agreement by the Directors and ensuring that income is maintained and expenditure is controlled in line with budgets and that potential risks are identified and managed.
To be the3million’s lead person in relation to external partners and stakeholders, representing the3million’s interests in activities that are carried out in partnership with such external bodies.
To maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation.
To ensure that the3million is an anti-oppressive organisation and remains an ally to individuals, groups and communities experiencing oppression and discrimination.
Delivery and Promotion of the organisation
To represent the3million in public forums such as speaking at conferences, attending sector policy forums, producing written material for the organisation’s own publications/promotional material as well as any appropriate external channels (such as policy briefings, newsletters, and social media).
To build and maintain effective relationships with all principal supporters and other stakeholders in order to advance the organisation’s aims.
To establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the3million’s performance, as part of the project management function.
To work with the the3million team to identify and develop key policy and campaign areas.
To seek opportunities to expand and promote the role of the organisation.
To represent the organisation in the press and public appearances when required.
In all other matters to assume responsibility for the work and reputation of the3million which is consistent with its standing as a well-run, dynamic organisation working to advance the interests of migrants.
Working with the Board
To provide advice and guidance to Board members as required, in order to contribute to the effective governance of the organisation.
To provide in a timely and appropriate manner information that will assist the Board in carrying out its responsibilities.
To advise the Board on, and to bring forward responses to, any new organisational or policy developments or challenges for the3million as an organisation and with particular regard to the current economic circumstances.
To ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities.
Support the Chair in ensuring the continued engagement/involvement of all members of the Board.
The postholder may be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business as requested by the Board.
The post-holder will have:
Previous experience of working in a Director/ Chief Executive or Senior Management role of over 3 years.
Comprehensive knowledge of local, regional, and national issues concerning EU citizen migrants' situations.
A comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the UK political environment, including the issue of the influence of public opinion.
Experience or understanding of campaigning, influencing and strategies to achieve policy change.
A comprehensive understanding of the NGO environment in the UK and a grasp of the role that other stakeholders play in influencing public opinion and the direction of immigration policy.
Experience and understanding of organisation operations and governance structures.
Understanding and experience of fundraising, with particular reference to the current strained conditions, especially within the not-for-profit sector, including grants, community fundraising and income generation.
Experience of partnership and relationship building within the NGO sectors, and with relevant external organisations and companies.
Proven track record in financial management.
Outstanding communication skills in English.
Ability to deliver projects to the highest standard.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish credibility quickly with the3million stakeholders.
The ability to supervise the work of staff and volunteers in an appropriate manner.
Firm commitment to supporting the rights of all migrants, irrespective of nationality, immigration status, or other matters.
The applicant must be currently based in the UK.
Who should apply?
Applications are welcome from everyone with the relevant passion and experience in one or more of the areas listed above. Previous experience in the migration sector or campaigning is desirable but not mandatory, as we value transferable skills gained in diverse settings.
We hold core values of inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Our organisation is people-led, and we embrace diversity, recognising the enrichment it brings. We are committed to listening to, engaging with, and representing a wide spectrum of individuals.
We are particularly eager to hear from candidates with lived experience of migration. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the migration sector we also strongly encourage you to apply. This could include coming from a community that experiences racism, living with a disability, not having been to University or having been in receipt of free school meals as a child.
We recognise our team is not currently representative of communities that experience racism and that our own ways of working may replicate wider societal oppression and injustices. We are actively working towards becoming an anti-oppressive organisation, including taking steps to create a more inclusive recruitment process.
We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity. the3million welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do.
Salary and Working Conditions
Staff team: The CEO will be line-managed by the Board of Directors.
Duration of Contract: This post is a permanent position, with an initial six months probation period.
Gross salary: £46,214
Place of work: Remote with travel across the UK.
Holiday entitlement: 29 days per annum, in addition to public holidays.
To apply, send us your CV including any gaps and reasons in your employment history and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages to recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk demonstrating your capabilities in relation to each of the points of the person specification marked. Where relevant, use your answers to illustrate how your competencies have helped you to achieve positive results. This will give you the best possible chance to be shortlisted. If you are on LinkedIn, please share with us the URL of your profile. Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter.
We welcome job share proposals for this role.
Please also download and fill in the equality and diversity monitoring form. We only use this information to understand the demographics of people we are reaching and to guide us in making the3million equitable. This process is separate and confidential; this information is not reviewed or taken into account in the recruitment process.
Please email all the above to us at recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk.
Deadline for applications: 10th December 2023, 23:59
An invitation to interview will be sent w/c 18th December and interviews will take place early January 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Title: Funded Programmes Consultant
Location: global - remote
Type of contract: consultant
Expected duration: two years (max. 448 days)
Contact: Head of Philanthropy
Fees: based on skills and expertise and will be paid at the national rate for the country in which the consultant is based
Changing the world takes passion and dedication
Isn’t it time that your passion and dedication be channelled towards a career and community that genuinely change lives?
- want to transform your own life by transforming the lives of others
- crave a career that creates opportunity for others
- desire to make dreams come true for those who never thought it possible
- know that education is the foundation from which we can change the world
- believe that today’s young people can transform tomorrow
- strive for world peace and global sustainability
- dare to dream
...then an assignment with UWC could be the change you need.
UWC (United World Colleges) is a global family of schools with a powerful difference. With a shared goal of working towards global peace and sustainability, we bring together young people from around the world to study in one of our eighteen schools on four continents. There they don’t just learn how to be great at passing exams. They learn how to communicate across cultural boundaries. They develop the skills to be a changemaker. They design and engage in initiatives that transform their lives and the lives of those around them for the better. And they stay a “UWC-er” for life, becoming part of a global community of 60,000 changemakers transforming the lives of others.
One of the things that makes us the most proud is our network of over 4,000 dedicated volunteers, who make up the UWC national committees in charge of finding and selecting students in more than 150 countries worldwide. Our national committee volunteers - UWC alumni, parents of UWC students or alumni, education professionals and community leaders who believe in UWC’s mission - make it possible to seek out the most promising and diverse students in each country, with over 80% of students selected by UWC national committees receiving a scholarship.
Do you want to support our UWC national committees and make sure many more young people get this life-changing opportunity?
Working with us will inspire and challenge you
Driving a mission to make the UWC experience available to tomorrow’s changemakers, irrespective of their background, beliefs and economic means demands colleagues with passion and dedication, and a talent for transformation. Our students go on to become leaders in politics, NGOs, social enterprises, community movements, charities, and business. For life, they remain dedicated to the UWC mission and many of them remain in close contact with us, their school, and their peers.
This is what fuels us at the UWC International Office (UWCIO). We are based in London and Berlin, and we are the executive arm of UWC International, a registered charity in the United Kingdom and Germany. We collaborate closely with all stakeholders from across the UWC movement, including our volunteers and 60,000 alumni, and we serve UWC International’s governance bodies.
Are you our new Funded Programmes Consultant?
UWC International is seeking a Funded Programmes Consultant to lead the implementation of important scholarship programmes focused on post-conflict reconciliation, refugees and aspiring young students from disadvantaged communities selected to attend a UWC school. The Funded Programmes Consultant will work with the Philanthropy team, a team of seven people raising funds for and managing funded scholarship programmes.
The Funded Programmes Consultant will be responsible for a wide range of activities, including collaborating with colleagues in project countries, outreach to young people eligible for the scholarships we offer, and coordinating their selection and support once they join UWC. The position is a donor-funded assignment for a fixed term of two years. The work location can be anywhere in the world, with most of the team working in the European time zone.
Scope of Work
Funded Programmes Implementation
- Manage the implementation of important scholarship programmes, including the scholarship programme with RISE, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust
- Build and manage processes to ensure effective delivery and initiate improvements
- Support and coordinate promotion and outreach as well as student selection in project countries remotely
- Coordinate various teams’ contributions to the donors' funded scholarship programmes
- Ensure regular effective communication with external and internal stakeholders
- Ensure timely operational and financial reporting to the donors
- Supervise programme staff in project countries remotely
- Oversee programme budgets
- Ensure effective programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
UWC Refugee Initiative
- Support the expansion of foundational programmes for refugee scholars
- Develop other support mechanisms for refugee students
- Liaise with many stakeholders from the UNHCR to high-level government officials and institutions as well as volunteers and schools/colleges.
Philanthropy and Fundraising
- Facilitate the growth and development of UWC's presence and networks in programme countries and at the regional level
- Support new programme development including fundraising
- Perform any other tasks relevant to the programmes and role
- Report to the Head of Philanthropy and Senior Advisor for International Fund Development.
- Scholarship programmes’ deliverables (oversight of the scholarship reporting roster, the financial management roster, the scholarship statements, the students' letters, the onboard/offboarding materials, the promotion materials and the project guidelines)
- Regular written and oral communications with donors and all project stakeholders (meeting minutes, briefings, presentations)
- Bi-annual and final donor reports including financial and narrative reporting, monitoring and evaluation reports
- Oversight of the project Google Drive folders documenting all relevant documentation related to the programmes (deliverables, contracts, reporting, communication)
- New funded programmes proposal writing including project objectives, activities, deliverables, planning and budgeting.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
- Demonstrated experience in managing programmes at the 6-8 figure level
- Proven ability to deliver and report upon agreed individual and team targets and plans within set deadlines
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), ability to communicate confidently and engagingly at all levels and in different cultural contexts
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with a strong attention to detail
- Experience in managing complex projects, including leading intercultural teams
- Highly numerate with the ability to monitor and manage financial information, setting and reporting on project budgets, multi-year projections
- Knowledge of the global education sector and issues affecting young people, especially from less advantaged groups, in the pursuit of quality educational opportunities
- Experience working in a fast-paced beneficiary-focused/ donor-focused environment while maintaining flexibility and resilience to deal with challenges calmly and constructively.
- Strong interest in UWC’s mission and values, and a willingness to engage with issues of relevance to the UWC movement
- Ability and willingness to travel globally
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Desirable knowledge, skills and experience
- Experience in working with volunteers
- Experience in working with refugee youth
- Fluency in or excellent knowledge of other world languages
Other relevant information
UWC places deliberate diversity at the heart of our educational model because of its critical importance in our mission ‘to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.
At the UWC International Office, we believe this commitment to deliberate diversity must be reflected within our team, organisational practices, policies and culture. We recognise people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and we encourage and leverage these differences to make our work more relevant and approachable.
We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background.
We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment and to act accordingly as we aspire to serve the UWC mission and our global community. It is an ongoing journey and we welcome all those who are ready to travel with us.
It is expected that the consultant will travel to UWC schools and colleges. Therefore, a Basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) or international equivalent will be required. We will also take up references during the selection process. Satisfactory references and criminal record checks are required before any offer is confirmed. Referees will not be contacted without your consent.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under UWC International’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
The selected candidate is solely responsible for ensuring that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.
Application Process and Deadline
Please submit your application including your CV and cover letter in English (each a maximum of 2 pages). Your cover letter should:
- Indicate how you heard about this role.
- Outline your experience and ability to complete the assignment.
- You should also include details of where you are currently based, the proposed
- consultancy fee and your availability to take up the assignment.
- Please provide the name and contact details of two referees; including their job title and the capacity in which you are known to them. We will not contact your referees without first letting you know. Please also indicate how you heard about this role, in your application.
Please note that applications without a cover letter, including the information requested above will not be considered.
Deadline for application: Thursday 7 December 2023 12.00 noon (UK time)
First round interviews will be held 13 and 14 December 2023
Second round interviews will be held 18 and 19 December 2023
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.