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Salary and benefits:
Salary of up to £24,000 (full time equivalent of £30,000 per annum) for 4 days per week + 3% employer pension contribution.
20 days annual leave (pro rata)
We are happy to discuss flexible working options. Occasional evening working for events is required. This is a one-year fixed term contract, with the scope to extend beyond this if funding allows.
The role will be based remotely and expenses will be paid within reason. There may be a requirement for occasional travel to Manchester for meetings or to other locations in the UK for events.
Peaches Womb Cancer Trust is the leading UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of those with and affected by womb cancer, the 4th most common cancer in women. We aim to support women, raise awareness and fund and promote research.
Peaches Womb Cancer Trust is currently run by a dedicated team of volunteers. We are delighted to have obtained sufficient funding to allow us to hire our first employee - a Fundraising and Operations Manager who will help us to take our organisation to the next level.
The purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage the running of the charity, to organise events, to build upon and expand fundraising activities (including grants and trusts fundraising), to develop our marketing and communications and to build relationships with service users, funders and other organisations. The employee will be required to prepare documents for meetings, to ensure that the accounts are prepared in a timely manner and that good records are kept of our activities. They will also liaise with and provide administrative support to the Trustees and volunteers to facilitate the smooth running of the charity. This post is vital to ensuring that we can support our fantastic community and grow Peaches Womb Cancer Trust.
We are looking for someone with experience in the charity sector who is motivated and tenacious. There is enormous potential for Peaches Womb Cancer Trust to grow and an opportunity for career progression for a proactive and ambitious individual.
- To act as a key point of contact for organisations and individuals contacting the charity
- To support and coordinate the work of the Trustees and volunteers, ensuring good governance and compliance with statutory requirements, supporting the Board in performing its responsibilities, attending and contributing to Trustee meetings and preparing reports as requested
- To ensure financial management and procedures with the support of the Trustees and an accountant
- Organise, coordinate and oversee patient information and support events for the charity
- Organise, coordinate and oversee fundraising activities and events for the charity
- Coordinate fundraising applications for grants, trusts and foundations
- Coordinating with the volunteers who run the charity’s website and social media channels to ensure content is up to date and engaging
- Manage the charity’s volunteer and supporter database
- Ensure that donations are acknowledged in an appropriate and timely manner and are correctly identified within the charity’s records
- Maintain all Charity Commission requirements
- Undertake general administration duties of all kinds
- Evidence of administration experience in the charity sector gained in a paid or voluntary role
- Knowledge and experience of banking and charitable finances
- Knowledge of governance in the voluntary or public sector
- A track record of fundraising successes within community and individual giving
- Ability to communicate with a diverse range of people including healthcare professionals
- Working knowledge of office IT and social media
- Experience in working with and managing volunteers
- Experience of trust and foundation fundraising
- Experience of managing events
- Knowledge of data privacy requirements for personal and sensitive personal information.
- Strongly motivated, self-organised and able to work from own initiative
- Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately work permit applications cannot be supported.
- A professional fundraising qualification
- Experience of growing an organisation
- Knowledge of Wordpress or other website hosting software
- Experience of using social media channels for an organisation
- Experience of managing staff
- Creative, resilient and comfortable with lone working
Through working for Peaches Womb Cancer Trust the successful candidate will have an opportunity to expand our small organisation, work closely with a small, friendly and enthusiastic team of trustees and volunteers and share in the growth and success of the charity. There is scope for creativity, innovation and opportunities for learning and growth. As we are a newly-established charity the employee will gain a varied experience in this role as we build our organisation. The job role will involve working with our growing community of people affected by womb cancer who are enormously supportive of our charity, allowing the successful candidate to be part of something special and genuinely see the impact that their work is making.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are currently seeking a Head of Finance for an 18-month fixed term contract, to provide strategic management of the Finance department and the finances of the charity, oversee financial systems and maximize the use of technology for effective financial management. This role can either be based at home, or the National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, on the edge of Ashdown Forest. This is a remote location and public transport is limited. You will join us on a full-time basis and in return, you will receive up to £71,152.00 plus excellent benefits.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021 we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!
The existing Head of Finance will be undertaking a new temporary role within the directorate with the focus on change, so this post will be relied upon to ensure that the business as usual work such as budgeting and year end is not unduly affected by the change.
As our Head of Finance, you will lead a highly skilled team of 20 employees, covering financial accounting and transaction processing, management accounting and reporting and Payroll. The Charity has an annual revenue budget of £75m and operates a trading subsidiary with income in excess of £2m per annum. The team processes around 5,000 supplier payments and 150,000 neutering vouchers per year. Running a payroll for over 1,000 staff and supporting over 220 branches and their volunteer treasurers, they also provide financial advice and support to the 36 Centres and a chain of over 100 shops.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Strategy, this is a senior position within Cats Protection. As a Leadership Group member, this role contributes to the leadership of the charity and works closely with the Executive Management Team on corporate financial issues. The job is varied, ranging from advising Trustees, supporting the Audit and Investment Committees, coordinating the Charity risk register, working with internal and external auditors and contributing to the long-term financial planning of the Charity in line with its strategic objectives.
Responsibilities of our Head of Finance:
As well as providing accurate and timely financial reporting including financial and management accounts, cashflow reporting, forecasting, budgeting and all statutory reporting, you will assist the Director of Finance and Strategy to ensure that Trustees are able to discharge their governance function and add value to Cats Protection’s performance. You will lead on managing the tax affairs of the charity and coordinating the risk management processes and have a key role to support, develop and empower employees and volunteers, particularly Branch Treasurer volunteers, to reach their full potential in delivering the best possible services in support of strong financial management.
What we’re looking for in our Head of Finance:
- a CCAB qualified accountant with several years’ experience leading a multi-functional Finance Team.
- a good understanding of the charity SORP will be required to produce the statutory accounts
- the ability to present complex financial information to a variety of audiences in oral and written reports and in webinars and face to face meetings
- a supportive leader, who develops the team and colleagues
- a team player and able to work independently on high level financial information
What we can offer you:
- Up to £71,152.00pa plus excellent benefits
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Contribution pension scheme
- Life assurance scheme
- A range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme… and more!
Join us as our Head of Finance and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Closing date: 20 May 2022
Virtual interview date: TBC
Should we receive a large amount of applications, we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.
Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
JOB PURPOSE & OVERVIEW
- Ensure financial systems & processes run smoothly
- Perform & record day to day financial transactions
- Assist with credit control
- Submit quarterly VAT returns
- Maintain the Fixed Asset Register
- Support the Executive Officer in preparing the quarterly management accounts & annual budget
- Support the Executive Officer in maintaining appropriate financial controls
KEY TASKS and JOB ACTIVITIES:
Regular Financial Transactions
- Accounts Payable:
- Enter all invoices into QuickBooks
- Ensure all invoices are authorised appropriately & assist in resolving any invoice issues with suppliers
- Process invoices for payment via electronic banking once authorised
- Check all direct debit invoices
- Process all customer refunds
- Accounts receivable:
- Allocate all customer payments to their accounts within QuickBooks
- Raise quarterly invoices for tenants/licensees
- Bank cash & cheques and record deposits in QuickBooks
- Reconcile main current account
- Reconcile company credit card
- Reconcile petty cash tin (weekly)
Support the Business Manager by:
- Checking deposits are paid in advance of first bookings
- Producing Ageing Debtor reports
- Contacting debtors to request payment of overdue invoices
- Review quarterly exception reports within QuickBooks
- Submit quarterly VAT returns
- Review partial exemption calculation annually
Fixed Asset Register
- Ensure additions are added to the Fixed Asset register in accordance with policy
- Enter depreciation charges within the register in accordance with policy
Management Accounts & Budget
Support the Executive Officer by:
- Ensuring QuickBooks is kept up to date so that management accounts are accurate
- Reviewing the use of classes & memos etc. within QuickBooks
- Entering the annual budget into QuickBooks once agreed
- Be familiar with the organisation’s financial policies & controls
- Support the Executive Officer in monitoring & maintaining them
- Attend staff meetings as directed
- Adhere to all health & safety policies
- Undertake appropriate staff training as directed
- Adhere to the organisation’s safeguarding policy
- Perform general office duties e.g. answering phone calls, opening mail etc.
- When required, support the business by assisting with practical arrangements for bookings e.g. preparing hot drinks, setting up rooms, directing customers to rooms etc.
- Any other tasks reasonably requested by your line manager
Please complete the application form to apply - do not send a CV or covering letter.
If you are an applicant with a disability and have any specific needs or adjustments that you would like us to make during the application process then please contact us to discuss them.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MapAction has a unique opportunity for a Grants Finance Officer looking for their next challenge in a fast-paced and dynamic humanitarian response organisation. We’re looking for someone to work within our Finance team helping on the delivery of restricted grants projects and programs while working alongside multiple global partners. You will work with a diverse group of expert volunteers, colleagues and support four main areas of MapAction: Finance, Fundraising, Operations and Tech teams. The role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements and smooth operations of MapAction.The organisation would not be able to function effectively without this position, so we need you to be part of this!
MapAction is a leading humanitarian mapping charity delivering information services and products to enhance decision making in disasters and conflicts. In collaboration with our partners, this mapped information helps responders understand vulnerabilities and target their response effectively, contributing to saving lives and minimising suffering. We work through a team of skilled volunteer professionals and a small paid staff team.
The charity has attracted funding from the UK Government (FCDO), USAID from the American People, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Government of the Netherlands, EU and other major donors. Over half of its budget is covered by restricted funding of this nature.
We have built a strong reputation in the humanitarian sector and are a technical partner of the United Nations, Non-Government Organisations, the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, regional entities and national authorities.
At MapAction, training and team building are at the heart of our organisational culture. We have frequent meet-ups where paid staff and volunteers get together for training opportunities and skill-sharing, in areas such as fieldwork, emergency preparedness and GIS technical development.
The humanitarian sector is evolving, and technical expertise such as GIS, mapping, data processing and visualisation is becoming increasingly sought after in order to ensure continuous improvement in humanitarian response. MapAction and our partners are uniquely positioned to provide this technical expertise, to ensure the most effective coordination of relief efforts.
Who are you?
You are highly motivated and enthusiastic with a track record of managing finances of restricted grants. You have a hands on approach, can work independently and have experience of working with a small organisation or team. You are calm under pressure and share the MapAction ‘can-do’ attitude, rooted in our volunteer values. You are organised, tenacious, able to manage a busy workload and be an exceptional communicator. You must have a flair for Excel reporting and be willing to manage financial systems to achieve maximum benefit to the charity.
You relish a challenge and like us, feel excited about the future and what we can achieve together. You want to work in a diverse organisation that is concerned about minimising its environmental impact, and cares about everyone in the team. Be assured, you will be supported in your role as you grow.
This role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements providing guidance to budget holders on compliance. The role will also support general financial administration and smooth operations of MapAction. Reporting to the Finance Director this role will work effectively across finance, fundraising, operations and technology teams in a proactive manner.
Restricted grant finances
Lead on contract compliance, ensuring requirements are identified and communicated to budget holders
Review financial data and lead on the funds claim processes, to include monthly reconciliations and timely submissions of invoices and claim forms to donors as per contract
Be the focal point on donor finance and resolve any discrepancies on claims and late payments, by liaising internally and externally with relevant parties, as required
Execute correct budget coding that reflects donor agreements and in line with agreed systems and procedures, identify and flag any errors
Track grant allocation and expenditure against restricted budgets to ensure programmes are delivered within agreed budgets or amendments are processed in keeping with changes in programme plans
Prepare monthly and ad hoc progress reports for all major donors, or specific programmes and projects
Ensure accurate, timely cost recovery and salary allocations of pre-financed operations and ensure income is maximised in compliance with funding contracts
Provide financial information as required for grant reporting in line with the reporting calendar
Lead on IATI compliance, data review and uploads
Assist with donor and statutory audits
Support Finance Director with the bi-annual rolling business plan and any required financial information, to include analysis and allocation of paid staff time
Perform and present necessary system reconciliations on a regular basis to include multi-currency requirements and cost recovery calculations
Prepare financial analysis and overviews as required and attend monthly finance and grants’ meetings
Provide finance cover in the finance team, if required and as directed by FD
Provide support with any other financial and organisational administration, as requested
Regularly review and update unit costing for budgeting purposes
Systems and tools
Implement new and develop existing financial and reporting systems, ensuring correct mapping to each of the restricted funds
Maintain MapAction’s chart of accounts to ensure all grant requirements can be reported on
Train staff on tools, templates and donor regulations
Partner with teams across the organisation in preparation of new programme initiative
Adopt a questioning mindset and challenge underlying budget assumptions as appropriate
Support financial submissions as required for fundraising applications
Support the fundraising team with fundraising applications’ submission, contract and MOU administration and processing, as well as the due diligence process
Please note that this job description is to be regarded as a guide to the tasks and activities we believe will be required but that it is not exhaustive and may change and evolve to reflect the changing needs and demands of MapAction.
This is what we think you need to be successful in the role. If there are other skills and competencies that you bring and think are important to this role , please tell us what they are - we are always interested to hear ideas.
Accounting qualification, part-qualified or qualified by experience within a finance department with exposure to restricted grants
Excellent knowledge of Excel, mapping documents, multiple data sources, pivot tables and creating custom reports
Good knowledge of accounting packages (ideally Xero)
Experience of performing reconciliations and working with foreign currency transactions
Knowledge of accounting coding structures and experience of working with donor coding
Strong computer and numerical literacy with the ability to self- service
Excellent time management with the ability to prioritise, multitask and work to meet deadlines
High level of attention to detail
Experience in accounting for or assisting in the management of project grants / restricted funding from a range of donors, including institutional donors
Experience of donor reporting and understanding of system requirements to achieve accurate and timely reports
Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of personal organisation and self management.
Understanding of USAID and/or other Institutional Funder grant finances and reporting
Knowledge of the charitable sector and a good understanding of the needs of small, volunteer led groups
Experience of UK financial regulations and compliance
We will consider candidates wanting to work part time (30hrs a week) or full time (37.5hrs a week)
Flexibility and willingness to work outside office hours including evenings and weekends as required, including being on a roster for emergency cover
Required to work remotely and to attend team days near the MapAction office in Oxfordshire once a month at own expense.
30 days holiday plus bank holidays with a workplace pension and also paid training opportunities to help further your career
Must have the right to live and work in the UK MapAction is unable to consider candidates who do not already hold appropriate permissions
Note: this is an operational role in a small, highly specialised charity and an appreciation of, and affinity with the humanitarian purpose of the charity is essential, as well as a willingness to take up additional tasks outside of the normal role when needed
Equal Opportunities Policy
MapAction is an Equal Opportunities employer. All employees have a personal responsibility to promote and support measures designed to create a working environment which is free from harassment or discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, membership of the Travelers community or HIV&AIDS status.
How to apply: Please apply by gohire with a CV and covering letter to be considered for the role. The closing date for applications is 29.7.2022. We will review applications on a rolling basis and will close the process if we secure someone at an early stage so we urge you to apply early so as not to miss out. For further discussion regarding the content of this role, please contact us via our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Group Coordinator Swinton GFS 9178
Term time only
Part time 5 hours per week
Salary: £2,507 (£12,86 per hr).
As part of our growth plan, GFS is seeking a proactive and organised individual, to open and manage our planned group in Swinton, Manchester. We are recruiting group coordinators to both new and existing GFS locations. You will run a local GFS group and gain experience in managing a team of volunteers and supporting the growth of GFS in the local area.
GFS is a small national charity. We believe in challenging gender inequality by empowering girls and young women. We achieve this by providing groups where girls and young women build friendships, gain confidence and learn that they are unstoppable.
We create a programme of activities designed to develop confidence, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience, and recruit and train women volunteers to run those activities in a single gender space.
About the job
You will be responsible for; promoting GFS in schools and local networks to recruit girls/young women; train and lead a team of volunteers to plan and deliver weekly GFS sessions.
You will need experience of youth work or a related field in particular developing and delivering activities for children/young people.
You should be able to; apply equality, diversity, and inclusive practices across your work, operate within GFS’s feminist values, and put girls and young women at the heart of decision making.
You will have the ability to lead, motivate, and inspire volunteers and work as part of a team to deliver a structured programme of activities.
You will be an effective communicator able connect to a variety of audiences; and build your local knowledge to develop effective partnerships with people and organisations.
This post will require unsocial hours. (Evenings and weekend)
This post is eligible for a criminal records check with the DBS.
Statement of exemption with reference to the Equality Act 2010
The employee may provide girls and young women with personal services, promoting their welfare or education, which can be provided most effectively by a person of the same sex. The girls need a positive role model to build self-esteem, confidence and to help them take responsibility for their lives.
Due to the nature of the role this post is restricted to female applicants only under the Equality Act.
To apply please download the application pack and submit your application by the closing date Wednesday 13th July at 12:00 hrs.
Please note CV’s are not accepted.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Salary: £42,000 - £47,000 (£16,615 to £18,593 pro-rata) (depending on experience) pro-rata
Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in East London but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year (Covid permitting).
Hours: Part time 8.5 days a month (60 Hours per month (flexible))
Contract: Fixed term contract (two years)
Benefits: 25 days annual, excluding bank holidays, and three days off between Christmas and New Year pro-rata.
About The Young Foundation
The UK faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges, which demand urgent collective action.
Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better-connected communities and shape a fairer future. Together with individuals, organisations and policy-makers, we explore new ways to tackle the issues people tell us they care about.
We believe that stronger communities, where people have influence, will secure the greatest wellbeing in society. That’s why we work with local people; to understand the issues affecting them, involve them in research, and innovate with them to drive positive change.
About the role
We are seeking a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant to perform part-time flexible role, supporting the Director of Finance and Corporate Resources in producing monthly management accounts and liaising with users of the accounts. Overseeing monthly reconciliations and financial controls and performing complex reconciliations.
How to apply
With reference to the job specification, please visit The Young Foundation website.
The closing date for applications is 9am on 27th July 2022
The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 29th July
Interviews will take place w/c 1st August 2022 via video-call.
The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team we actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive an automated response to say we have received your application.
Please note that we review application after the closing date and we regret that we will only be able to reply and give feedback to short-listed applicants.
Senior Financial Accountant. Interim. £300 per day Ltd. (Outside IR35). Remote or Hybrid
For a large international organisation with presence in over 120 countries, we are recruiting an Interim Senior Financial Accountant to manage the end-to-end accounting processes across their largest business unit including month and year-end close. The Interim Senior Financial Accountant will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with corporate policies. This role is outside the scope of IR35 and can be worked remotely, so would suit Ltd Co.
- Manage the month-end process. Report to the UK Finance Controller for pre-closing and month-end closing steps
- Review and monitor all accounting transactions and adjustments
- Financial control for the UK region businesses including monthly invoicing and credit checks
- Management of global fee reconciliations and recharges
- Financial control for a smaller UK-based business
- Financial control for a global operations team including roll-out and re-charge processes
- Management of the Shared Service Centre relationships including management of 2 staff in the SSC
- Lead on corporate business processes
- Point of contact for Corporate Finance for Treasury and Tax
- Cash-flow forecasting and reporting
- Review reconciliations for all control accounts to balance sheet accounts
- Manage internal audit and NAO audit preparation
- Develop and roll-out effective finance processes, standards, templates, and systems
- Liaise with Risk and Compliance, SSC, Corporate Finance, Tax and Treasury and External Suppliers
- Qualified Accountant (CCAB)
- Experience in Financial Control and in meeting deadlines
- Experience of SAP financial control system
- Experience of managing a diverse group of stakeholders in multiple locations
- Experience of ERP systems
- Experience of MS tools including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
- Experience of working in international and multi-cultural organisations
- Experience of redesigning and automating processes
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
We are Disability Positive.
- We provide services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families.
- We know it matters, because we live with disability and long-term health conditions too.
- About the role
We have an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Company’s Management Team, responsible for the effective management of the Payroll Service Team and to ensure the smooth running of the department, providing a payroll service to people with experience of disability and long-term conditions who have become employers of Personal Assistants. Perhaps you have worked in a busy call centre environment and are now looking for your next career progression opportunity…
- You must
- Have experience of managing a large department.
- Have effective leadership and management experience.
- Be able to successfully manage the development and performance of a team, including Employee Relations issues.
- Have experience of Customer service focus.
- Be able to meet milestone targets and goals to achieve outcomes.
- Be able to listen and communicate to a high standard at all levels.
- Be able to improve systems and processes.
- Be able to work well under pressure.
- Have proven planning, time management and organisational skills.
- Be committed to the inclusion of disabled people.
- Employee Benefits:
- 25 days of annual leave, plus 3 Gifted days off between Christmas and New Year and Bank Holidays.
- Company Pension Scheme
- Private Health Insurance*
- Free Parking
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in historically low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls as they build skills to succeed in secondary school and negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read collaborates with local communities, partner organizations and governments to test and implement innovative models that can be integrated into the education system to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. To date, Room to Read has benefited more than 32 million children and has worked in 21 countries and in more than 49,000 communities, with additional support through remote solutions that facilitate learning beyond the classroom. Room to Read aims to reach 40 million children by 2025.
The Project Manager will work across departments to oversee a portfolio of projects, events, or activities, ranging from establishing school libraries to book publishing and video production. The primary role of the Project Manager is to ensure that a given project is achieving its goals, both programmatically and financially with the highest degree of quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. The Project Manager is responsible for projects being on track and on budget. They preempt problems, develop solutions to existing problems and identify opportunities for organizational growth and impact.
The Project Manager also manages relationships with local partner organizations to ensure the quality assurance, accountability and regular reporting on projects meet Room to Read standards. In the process, they grow Room to Read’s reputation for project excellence.
The Project Manager reports to the Director of Program Operations and is part of the Room to Read’s Global Office (GO) Program Operations Team. This is a two-year, fixed-term role, renewable contingent on funding. The position is available for remote work from the United States (California, Florida, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Maryland, Colorado or Oregon), Hong Kong, Japan, the U.K., Singapore or Switzerland, and involves approximately 15%-20% travel annually, as required.
The duties and responsibilities outlined below applies to all Room to Read projects; however, certain responsibilities may be modified depending on the individual project.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Project Coordination and Monitoring (40%)
- Negotiate project-related agreements, hire and on-board/orient key contractors, and identify, select, and engage potential partner organizations.
- Develop project work plans (with inputs from other departments and partners) and/ modify them as needed to ensure that projects are executed on time and on budget.
- Coordinate with the Room to Read Program Design & Technical Assistance (PDTA) Team on technical/programmatic matters related to planning, budgeting, implementation and evaluation of program activities.
- Liaise with the Finance, Accounting and Legal Team on project agreements, budgets, procurement, and other matters related to expense management.
- Work with the People Operations department to recruit project staff and consultants, including developing and reviewing job descriptions, determining the qualifications necessary for a position, coordinating and interviewing candidates, and facilitating onboarding for new contractors and staff.
- Maintain a comprehensive overview of project activities – among both staff and contractors.
- Serve as the operational liaison for project staff and consultants. Where project staff may report day-to-day actions to the Program’s team technical lead, provide operational support to the project staff, consultants and their supervisor.
- Maintain alignment between project activities and Room to Read’s overall vision and strategic plan. Guide projects toward outcomes that position the project, and Room to Read, as providing strategic value to stakeholders, partners, and investors.
Compliance, Budget, and Risk Management (30%)
- Ensure compliance with Room to Read and investors’ contractual policies and procedures.
- Develop and manage project budgets: track and monitor spending against the budget, ensure the timely and appropriate use of funds, manage forecasts, and recommend steps to mitigate overspending or underspending, as necessary.
- Create and review project documents such as agreements and contracts, working in partnership with Legal, Development, and other departments as needed.
- Ensure that the compliance requirements of investors and internal Room to Read policies are met. Communicate rules and policies to project staff and consultants, and ensure they are being adhered to, addressing gaps or escalating concern as necessary.
Communications and Donor Engagement (10%)
- Work in collaboration with the Room to Read Development and Communications (DevCom) team to share relevant information about the project and progress made.
- Provide support to the Global Office DevCom Team in the development of concept notes, proposals, and marketing materials to support fundraising for key elements of the project.
- At the request of DevCom, meet with donors to support fundraising efforts
Program Operations Team Engagement and Support (20%)
- Work in collaboration with the Program Operations team to complete internal reporting requirements and annual planning and budgeting cycles.
- As needed, lead or actively participate in internal projects that support the growth and development of Program Operations for Room to Read, including support to additional development projects.
- A master’s degree in a related field of study, such as Education, Business Development or Nonprofit Management, or equivalent experience
- A minimum of 7 years of professional experience with at least 5 years of experience in project management that includes significant hands-on work in multi-faceted planning
- Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people, including stakeholders, staff, partners, and investors
- Prior experience developing and managing budgets
- Proven ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and multi-task, with an acknowledged track record of achieving results
- Demonstrated ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once and manage time accordingly
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally on an as-needed basis
- Experience working across departments to build and manage effective teams
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including public speaking and the ability to persuade others
- Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided
- The ability to speak Urdu, French and/or Portuguese
- Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization
- Ability to toggle between working on a broad strategic level and a detailed programmatic level
- Prior experience working within international education development
To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:
- Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
- Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
- Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
- Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
- Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read offers a competitive pay with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, commuter benefits and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply at www.roomtoread/about-us/careers.You will be asked to complete an online application and upload your resume and cover letter. You will receive an email confirmation when your application has been received. Due to high applicant volume, we regret that we are not able to send personalized responses to all applicants. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing
the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Child’s i Foundation is a Ugandan based social impact organisation with an international reputation for advocating child rights and creating community based alternatives to orphanages. A small non-profit with a big impact, we work with governments, national partners and our worldwide network of supporters to highlight the harm and cost of orphanages in Uganda and globally. We’re helping to reimagine the whole child protection and care system, repurpose orphanages and rebuild services at the heart of communities that are designed to strengthen and support birth, foster and adoptive families. Because every child needs a loving family, we are Child's i.
We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with experience/knowledge of international development accounting. This role will provide effective financial management to our teams in Uganda and the UK.
This is a home-based role in in the UK, with occasional meetings with the UK team, and potentially an annual trip to Uganda, to strengthen the accounting & financial management systems and ongoing monitoring.
You will have overall responsibility for the financial management and financial stability in the UK. You will also provide support to, and work closely with, the finance team in Uganda, to ensure effective financial management at the group level.
You will ensure there is strong financial management accounting and budgeting systems in the UK and Uganda, ensuring effective management of our cash and reserves, and ensuring the organisation is running in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Role and responsibilities
Management Accounting & Budgeting
Manage month-end processes in the UK, including posting journals, P&L review, balance sheet reconciliations, and producing UK Management Accounts
Review and interrogate Ugandan monthly management accounts and provide feedback & support to the Uganda finance team.
Produce consolidated monthly management accounts, including variance reports, rolling cash-flows and reserves forecasts.
Prepare quarterly board packs including key UK, Uganda and group financial information, including forecasts and scenario planning as appropriate.
Supervise and oversee the UK Payroll and ensure HMRC compliance.
Prepare the UK budget, oversee preparation of the Ugandan annual budget, and prepare annual consolidated budgets.
Prepare the annual accounts, including consolidated accounts.
Prepare for the annual audit, including liaising with auditors and overseeing the implementation of audit recommendations.
Ensure accounts and relevant returns are filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission each year.
Work with the Programmes & Fundraising teams in the UK and Uganda on preparing budgets for grant proposals and costing activities.
Support the organisation to ensure full cost recovery.
Review financial reports for donors prepared by the Uganda Team, ensuring accuracy & completeness of submitted financial reports.
Ensure compliance with donor rules & requirements with respect to finance.
Cash & Reserves Management
Actively manage cash flow to ensure adequate cash levels are maintained throughout the year, including cash flow forecasting.
Ensure strong Restricted & Unrestricted Fund management; track & forecast the movement on funds each month and take any follow up action as needed.
Actively manage exchange rate risk, ensuring the charity minimises exchange rate losses and mitigates against the risks effectively.
Financial planning and operations
Work closely with the CEO, the team in the UK, Uganda, and board of trustees, to support the organisation’s objectives and strategic plans.
Attend, and contribute to discussion at, quarterly meetings of the Board of Trustees and sub committees.
Develop resource strategies that support organisational objectives and that align with current and future needs of Programmes and Fundraising teams.
Review and strengthen the control environment of the UK and Uganda office, ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are robust and that the organisation is meeting is regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements.
Monitor and investigate any financial performance issues in Uganda and recommend appropriate remedial action.
Assist the team in Uganda to develop financial management capacity.
Any other responsibilities as required from time to time by the CEO.
Person specification skills and experience required
Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), desirably with international development knowledge/experience.
Knowledge and experience of using QuickBooks or similar accounting system.
Some experience in grant management and reporting.
Experience of working with Restricted & Unrestricted funds and a good understanding of the challenges this can pose.
UK charity experience, including charity SORP
Some experience of developing and strengthening accounting and financial management systems, policies and processes.
Able to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to build rapport with others from a range of backgrounds.
Excellent written and spoken English, and ability to write concise reports for a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Resilient, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Able to work in a standalone capacity with regard to managing the finance function.
At Child’s i Foundation we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements in the person specification are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
Child’s i Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
This role is open to UK residents only.
We will actively consider flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: 10th July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
How to apply: Applications should include a CV (max 3 pages) and a one page cover letter stating how you meet each requirement and why you are interested in the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a National Head of Commercial Training Delivery to join us to lead through a team of Training Managers, delivering courses daily at St John and customer premises across a wide geographic area. The role will also support the strategic ambition developing our future digital training offering and scoping future opportunities. This is a key leadership role within St John Ambulance; the successful candidate will influence and develop the quality and attractiveness of Workplace Training products and services. The candidate will also ensure a cohesive, consistent, and efficient national operation that meets learner, customer, partner and regulator’s expectations.
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. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, 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)
- Experience of operating at a senior leadership level in a relevant organisation or field, including managing managers
- Strong and impactful operational management with ambitious aims and within a complex working environment
- Workforce and resource planning experience, building capacity, and scaling-up activities
- Experience of leading a large team across a wide geographical area with multiple stakeholders and matrix structures within a profitable commercial, customer-focussed environment
About the Role:
- Lead a team of 400+ people to ensure the professional, profitable, and successful delivery of market-leading commercial training programmes in 190+ locations for 250,000+ learners per year, generating £50m+ income
- Lead and develop national projects and initiatives to ensure high efficiency, technological and process improvement, and highly effective services
- Monitor, measure and evaluate success of training courses and deliverables, to demonstrably meet regulator, partner and internal standards. Leading on quality standards and providing relevant reports, implementing improvements, and providing recommendations and proposals to the senior leadership team
- Provide subject matter expertise in programme delivery, quality, content, and capacity building to the Director of Training & Operations and support the leadership of business change across the directorate
- Guide managers in the effective and compassionate leadership of people and management of customers
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 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.
SICK! Productions is looking for a dynamic and proactive individual who will work with us to build on our successes and support our expanding global and local activity. With a secure foundation in place, and the presentation of our Festival in May 2022, this is an exciting time to join our ambitious and creative organisation.
SICK! enables diverse and marginalised communities locally and globally to experience their lives more positively, using art to navigate the physical, mental and social challenges that individuals face.
We’re looking for a dynamic and inspirational individual to join us, to work closely with me and our fantastic team to help us achieve our potential and grow our impact and reach. We’re looking for someone who brings experience of financial management, business planning, HR and general office management, who is also passionate about, and interested in, the areas in which SICK! operates – arts, health, diversity, community development and international work.
We are located at the Sharp Project, a creative office and production space, just a 10 minutes Tram ride from Manchester Victoria and with plenty on-site free parking.
We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and we actively welcome candidates who are currently underrepresented in the arts including people who face discrimination as a result of racism, those who self-identify as LGBTQIA+, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those who self-identify as disabled.
1. CV - 2 sides A4 max
2. Completed Diversity Monitoring Form (this information will be stored anonymously and separately to your application
3. Covering letter (1500 words max) outlining how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification, with examples from your previous work (you will have the opportunity to expand on these examples during interview)
4. Details of two professional references with current knowledge of your experience and abilities
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Seven voluntary organisations have formed a partnership to create a county-wide Hospital Discharge and Community Navigation Service. This new service will be delivered through locality teams that understand their local populations, and support people to return home from hospital or to access community-based support to improve their wellbeing. The partnership is funded by Hertfordshire County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups to deliver the following outcomes:
• Reduced hospital admissions;
• Reduced GP visits;
• Reduced reliance on home care providers;
• Reduced social isolation;
• Improved health and wellbeing.
It is believed that Hertfordshire have circa 28,000 veterans with over 3,000 of these having known severe disabilities (physical and mental). Locally there is the permanent joint headquarters of the British Armed Forces at the Northwood Headquarters located in Eastbury, Hertfordshire with over 2,000 service personnel and their families. Along with reservist units across Hertfordshire.
Purpose of the Veteran Admin Assistant Position
- This role will provide administrative support to the Armed Forces Community Single Point Of Contact and the Veteran Link Worker across Hertfordshire and West Essex. The post holder will be expected to be highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to provide and coordinate administrative and secretarial services; including for example, the preparation of agendas and minutes, taking appropriate follow-up action as required. Supporting the AFC team with the management of projects, gathering information and undertaking enquires as and when is necessary for the head of department, teams and the department. The job description and person specification are an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The job holder will carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by their line manager. The job description and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the Department and the Organisation.
Starting Salary: £32,019 - £33,526 (£35,703 - £37,210 if based in London)
Contract: 12-month contract, full-time
Location: UK-based/flexible location with potential for remote working
Do you have what it takes to drive proactive and sustained media coverage about our work?
Do you understand the media landscape, particularly regional media?
Are you passionate about using storytelling to bring to life our social justice work and help drive change?
If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and energetic press officer to join the media team of one of the UK’s largest international development agencies.
Part of one of the world’s largest aid networks (Caritas Internationalis) which has a presence in 193 countries, CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We stand alongside some of the most hard-to-reach communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, working through the Catholic and secular organisations to reach people of all faiths and none and places that others can’t.
We’re a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, we inspire huge trust among our supporters – which we don’t take for granted – and we’re well known and respected among UK policymakers.
We’re looking for an experienced press officer to take on a varied Media Officer role with a particular focus on building CAFOD’s public profile through regional media outlets, by spotting strong angles for media stories and by crafting compelling creative pitches that hit the right spot for journalists, editors, and producers.
You’ll be tasked with searching for and developing regional media angles across the full range of our work, including our long-term development programmes, our emergency humanitarian response and our contribution to Disasters Emergency Committee appeals, our campaigning, policy and advocacy work and our major annual fundraising initiatives.
You’ll be responsible for teasing out and building creative media pitches to ensure week in, week out we are pitching stories to the biggest regional outlets that resonate for their audiences. You’ll do this by building relationships with colleagues across the organisation and identifying what we need to bring regional stories to life, whether that’s additional research, a local spokesperson or internal data on how local communities have supported our mission to date, working with the Head of Media where necessary to resource these additional needs.
The ideal candidate will have a strong nose for a story, be proactive about hunting out media opportunities across the full range of our work and will be tenacious about seeing these through until coverage appears.
You’ll have an in-depth knowledge of the regional media landscape across England and Wales and will be comfortable pitching to a range of producers, journalist and editors, have a sense of what makes a good broadcast spokesperson and be comfortable helping colleagues to prepare for media opportunities. International development experience is not essential, but you’ll be able to show a strong interest in our work and be passionate about helping deliver our mission.
CAFOD offers a range of flexible working options and there is the potential for this role to be undertaken on a hybrid basis (working 40% of the time in the office) or to be based at home. At such it is an ideal opportunity for a press officer based outside of London. Interviews to be held on Thursday 21st July online.
- Identifying newsworthy media opportunities, crafting and delivering strong broadcast media pitches, and writing press releases, statements and comment pieces which generate maximum impact; ensuring all media pitches and content is repurposed efficiently for our owned digital channels
- Organising media interviews, briefing materials and supporting the briefing and preparation of spokespeople, including identifying and building the confidence of new spokespeople across the organisation where necessary
- Building media relationships and contacts across all major broadcast, print and online media outlets, predominantly with a regional focus, but providing surge capacity on national media pitching to the wider media team where necessary
- Crafting a range of content for our social media channels and ensuring media stories are being designed and pitched with our digital channels in mind from the outset
- Collaborating cross-organisationally, influencing teams, and achieving good media outcomes in support of our work
- Building strong relationships with teams across the organisation to gain a full understanding of our work and to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the organisation that might be media-worthy
- Spotting potential story ideas and developing these, using additional resources if necessary, into compelling media pitches for regional broadcast, print, specialist and online media
- Helping influence and advise colleagues so information and content is gathered and shared to allow the media team to successfully deliver coverage for the organisation
- Contributing to the successful day to day activity of the media team
- Working alongside the Head of Media and other media officers to ensure resources are appropriately focused on CAFOD’s agreed media priorities and key moments
- Providing surge capacity where required to support other media officers’ briefs and working close with teams across the communications department (including digital and creative content colleagues) to ensure media input into overseas content gathering and to help plan other ongoing communications work
- Engaging with our celebrity Ambassador programme providing creative input and ideas for their involvement in key CAFOD fundraising and campaigning moments
- Providing input into the multi- channel planning work on content
- Playing an essential role in the media team and communications team as a whole, ensuring all media coverage is appropriately logged, media databases are kept up to date and helping to ensure essential media team admin is undertaken
Skills and experience
- A nose for a story and a keen insight into news and current affairs
- Experience writing key messages such as press releases, media briefings and opinion pieces
- Experience of managing multiple media briefs across different outlets and able to meet deadlines and make decisions on what to prioritise when working under pressure on several stories
- Strong communication skills, both written (able to produce polished and compelling copy often to tight deadlines and with a good understanding of what works for CAFOD’s digital channels) and verbal (able to be persuasive with pitching media ideas to producers/journalists/media outlets)
- Able to support cross-organisational initiatives integrating corporate objectives into media work and support, motivate and develop staff in understanding what works best for media
- Able to work on issues that are often complex and sensitive to find the best approach for CAFOD’s media engagement
For more information on this vacancy as well as the application process, please visit the CAFOD jobs page.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) is a members-led charity organisation, managed and governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. We welcome and celebrate diversity and hold the child at the heart of everything we do.
BAPT is the first and foremost professional body for Play Therapists in the UK. We seek to promote out standards for Play Therapy practice and maintain a voluntary register of members who demonstrate that they have met our standards. BAPT aims to relieve the needs of children, young people and adults suffering emotional and behavioural difficulties by promoting the art and science of Play Therapy and promoting high standards in the practice of Play Therapy for the public benefit.
BAPT is looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiatic self employed administrator to maintain the current role and also to help lead the modernisation of BAPT’s current administration systems. This is an exciting opportunity as BAPT is in a period of transition and is very open to innovative, creative and fresh ideas the successful candidate may have. BAPT welcome applicants from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Read more about us here: https://www.bapt.info
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.