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Welfare Benefits Development Manager
Fixed Term Contract/Secondment (24 months)
Full time [34.5 hours] we are open to a conversation about how you work these hours
Salary Range - 44-49k – plus car allowance if applicable
The cost of a cancer diagnosis adds an additional £1000 (on average) a month on top of a person living with cancer's (PLWC) outgoings. We at Macmillan Cancer Support are in partnership with 88 and growing community partners who deliver specialist support to PLWC. We are looking for an experienced person, who knows the complexities of the Welfare Benefits system and is able to spread great practice across the UK.
We are striving to do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is representative of the people we support, and those who support us. We advocate for being an inclusive organisation, where everyone can feel that they belong and where there are no barriers to success.
We want every individual to feel empowered to bring their best to work, and that’s why we offer flexibility in our working locations, working hours and benefits so we can support you in your life and your career, and we welcome a conversation about how these options can best support you.
We offer a range of flexible working patterns, such as compressed hours, e.g. 34.5 hours in 4 days instead of 5, flexibility to work earlier or later around our core working hours of 10am-4pm and more options.
About the role
You will be supporting a network of well established partnership teams across the UK who will be your key relationship, you will be the beacon of knowledge on welfare benefits support and structure.
This is a hybrid role that will be well resourced to provide support on the phone, teams and face to face.
Experience of the Welfare Benefits system is a must, and we are also looking for a person who can coach others to understand the system and referral pathways. Knowledge is key, but relationship building experience is also a must.
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer; with heart, with strength and with ambition.
The application deadline is 10th July 2022.
In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. It drives us. And it motivates our Strategy, Policy and Evidence team to maintain our position as an influential, informed and forceful voice at every level. Join us as a Business Support Assistant and lead progress that means more.
The Strategy and Knowledge Directorate is responsible for developing and monitoring the NSPCC strategy, influencing public policy, championing an evidenced-based approach in all our work, designing impactful services and developing and managing our knowledge and information services.
The Business Support Assistant will work closely with the Head of Strategy Delivery to oversee S&K operations and to ensure that our processes run smoothly, on time and to quality standards. These include health and safety, queries and complaints, risk management and reporting. This would suit someone with some experience in an administrative and business support functions such as invoicing, forward planning, action logs and dashboards, although training will be provided where needed. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and we’ll consider flexible working options.
As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving national charity, as part of our high-performing Central Region Business Development team. You will use a wide range of commercial and interpersonal skills to develop the way our services support children, young people and families.
As a Business Development Manager, the core area of your work will be working with teams of Barnardo's colleagues to produce compelling proposals to commissioners and partners. As such, you'll be able to demonstrate:
- Strong organisational skills
- Meticulous attention to detail
- The ability to elicit and articulate great ideas
- Strong written and spoken communication
You will need to be a good writer, communicating ideas effectively on paper with an ability to analyse large volumes of information to develop clear and compelling responses to tenders. It is critical that you can build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the development of proposals and service design.
You will manage all aspects of proposals and tenders, leading the development and delivery of bids, working to deadlines, ensuring that we present strong business cases and bids that underpin successful outcomes. In addition, there will be the opportunity to help us develop new services and innovations in priority growth areas, monitor market intelligence, assess commercial and contract risks and work alongside operational colleagues in Children's Services across the Central region.
Your project management skills may have been developed in any sector, and may need further development, but your commitment to the work we do will be demonstrated by your enthusiasm and ability to learn. In Business Development we are a supportive team, with stimulating and challenging work and extensive opportunities to learn and to help Barnardo's transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children.
When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
This full time role (36.25 hours) will operate on a 'Work from Anywhere' basis, meaning that you can work both from home and/or from our Halesowen office or another 'hub' that's nearest to where you live. Some travel may be required.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact the service directly.
Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About New Local
“An ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE bunch of change-makers.
New Local puts me and my team at the heart of an exciting movement
that’s genuinely transforming our relationships with our communities”
Sandra Farquharson, Assistant Director, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
“It’s rare to work for an organisation as committed and positive as this one.
There’s an energy, focus and enthusiasm that runs through everything – from
the core mission of community power down to their innovative events”
Simon Kaye, former team member, New Local
“We recruit nice people and encourage them to be friendly, caring colleagues and the senior management model this. Does this make us soft under performers?
Absolutely not. Our membership, revenues and impact grow every year. That's because what drives performance is not whip-cracking managers but clarity of vision, a sense of shared mission and skilled, motivated people.”
Adam Lent, Chief Executive, New Local (view the Twitter thread)
New Local is the proud host of Stronger Things, an annual event that’s become known as the place for equipping and inspiring those that believe the future of public services is community-powered (watch the videos from 2020 and 2022).
The profile of this event has grown massively in recent years and we now want to take it to the next level. Our vision for Stronger Things 2023 is an international festival of community power, a must-attend for professionals and activists from across the globe.
We’re also eager to launch a second event under the Stronger Things banner, as well as work with our network of local authorities and other organisations to increase the income-generating events that help resource our work.
You and your role
This new role is an exciting opportunity for an events professional who wants to build on the work we’ve already done and make Stronger Things their own.
We’re looking for someone who already has extensive experience of events planning, management and delivery. We need a doer as well as a thinker, not afraid to embrace both direction-setting strategic thinking as well as hands-on tasks.
As we move to make Stronger Things financially self-supporting you’ll also need a strong track-record of growing income – a natural at starting and sustaining positive relationships with the fantastic organisations that support community power.
Our brilliant network and events team will support your work and, as the Stronger Things approaches, you’ll be expected to lead staff from across the organisation as everyone pitches in.
Just as important as all the above is someone with the imagination and rigour to keep our events standing out. ‘Keeping the quirky’ might sound cheesy, but for us, it’s a fundamental part of creating the warm, safe and fun space that enables people to share and learn with vulnerability.
Location: New Local operates a highly flexible approach to work location and welcomes applications from across the UK. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Key tasks and responsibilities
- Envision and innovate - Lead the conversation across our members, stakeholders and team about what they need from our flagship event. Use this to develop its theme and format, combining virtual and real-life aspects.
- Plan & Deliver - Do the legwork that’s needed to deliver this event, including, managing budgets, attendee registration mechanics and supplier liaison.
- Grow the audience - Bring in new people from different sectors and communities as well as make our digital audience a global one.
- Develop our income - Bring in new sponsors and partners (and increase their opportunities for engagement) to help pay to the costs of this event.
- Secure speakers with something to say – Find us rock star speakers who will inspire our audience.
- Keep the quirky – Don't lose sight of the little things that make our events special. This year we ditched our registration desks, had a big pink sofa centre stage and hosted an after-hours jazz band. You’ll beat that.
- Establish and deliver new events - Use the Stronger Things banner to introduce an events programme from scratch.
- Develop our business - Work with our organisation partners to develop new, income-generating, events that help fund our work.
- Protect our data - Use processes, software and systems in a way that protects our event registration data.
- Collaborate with colleagues - Work closely with our research, practice and communications teams, ensuring our events are an asset to their work.
- Muck in - Work alongside the rest of your team (and the rest of the organisation!), sharing in event and member admin, never afraid of getting involved in even the most basic jobs.
Knowledge, skills and experience needed
- Experienced events professional, with a deep understanding and demonstrable background in delivering amazing high-profile events for large audiences.
- Broad-ranging and adaptable, equally comfortable in front of a potential sponsor, attendee spreadsheet and strategy planning session.
- Great communicator, with an ability to write compelling emails and pitch persuasively in-person.
- Relationship-builder, a natural friend-maker for an organisation that relies on strong professional connections
- Data-lover, who is not just an excellent record keeper, but someone who pushes data to spot gaps and opportunities for our organisation.
- Innovative and entrepreneurial, committed to evolving the experience of our members and event participants
- A champion for our mission, bringing an understanding of community power and a commitment to its principles.
Above all, a friendly and supportive colleague able to work in a highly creative and collaborative environment that encourages autonomy and excellence from all members of the team.
In addition to the advertised salary, we offer:
- A minimum of 27 days’ holiday a year and ten days holiday over Christmas/New Year
- Highly flexible working and work location arrangements
- Regular training opportunities
- A number of other benefits listed in the job description.
For further details of the role and benefits on offer, and how to apply please refer to the attachment. Full information about the role including the Head of Events Job Description / Person Specification can also be found on the jobs page of the New Local website.
If you wish to discuss this role, please get in touch to arrange a discussion to take place before Thursday 16 June. After this date we will be happy to explore your questions at the interview stage.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Education and Training
Dated: June 2022
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: £48,000-50,000 per annum
Start date: Immediate
Location: Home based with potential access to desk space in central London, if required; travel across the UK may be required from time to time as part of role (subject to covid guidance)
Reporting to: Director of Strategy and Learning
Direct reports: None at this time
Annual leave: 25 days per year plus bank holidays
About the role
The Head of Education and Training is a new and critical role, created as part of our merger with YMCA George Williams College. By bringing together the College’s teaching legacy (including extensive course materials and associated learning platform) with the Centre’s research and insight, we hope to re-establish an education and training function that supports quality relational practice within the YMCA movement and beyond. As such, we have created a dedicated post to lead, design and develop our education and training offer and approach, including the partnerships and relationships that will support it.
Training and capacity building has long been part of the Centre for Youth Impact’s work, but this has historically focused more on skills for evaluation and learning rather than quality practice in informal and non-formal learning. Our merger with the College creates an exciting opportunity to broaden our education and training activity in response to our learning about quality and impact over the past eight years. It also creates new potential for international learning partnerships to advance and extend our collective understanding.
The Head of Education and Training will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing a new education strategy, working closely with the Director of Strategy and Learning. This strategy will include the education and training ‘offer’, the partnerships and relationships that support it, a solid understanding of the context/need/demand, and a robust approach to quality assurance.
We want our education and training offer to encompass a range of modalities, including training courses, programmes of study, modules (that could stand alone or be incorporated into partners’ training offers), workshops, webinars and self-study resources. We would like to explore the role of and potential for accreditation, and for our offer to reflect our range of expertise. This includes:
- The ‘impact to improvement journey’: the design, delivery, and improvement of informal and non-formal provision to ensure that evaluation informs organisational learning;
- A ‘leading for impact’ programme: leadership, team development, collaborative working and shared learning across organisations to facilitate impact;
- A continuous quality improvement offer focused on the core ‘mechanisms of change’ that evidence suggest support positive outcomes for young people; and
- Our socio-emotional learning framework that supports practitioners and volunteers to create safe and supportive environments, role model socio-emotional skills, and offer engaging opportunities for young people.
The Head of Education and Training will play a strong role in supporting income generation, and will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to embed insights from our research and evaluation activity into our education and training offer, alongside communicating with and reaching out to our networks.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a deep understanding of relational practice, and how adults and young people learn and develop, social and emotionally. You will need to be imaginative and proactive, with strong interest and high-level skills in building alliances and collaborations. You will need well-developed skills in designing learning content and associated resources, alongside being an exceptional facilitator, trainer and coach. You will need to understand the world of further and higher education, and continuing professional development for youth workers in particular. You will also need to be comfortable bringing those skills into a fast-paced charity setting. An interest in and solid understanding of evaluation would be a distinct plus, as would an awareness of youth-focused public policy and system dynamics.
You will have the ability to engage with humility and authenticity with a wide range of people and organisations working to support young people and their communities. You will be able to spot and make connections between relationships and areas of work and be alive to changes and patterns in the external policy and practice context and the opportunities they present for our charity.
Finally, you will also need to be a strong and confident project manager and a compelling and confident writer and presenter who can communicate the breadth of our work. You will be comfortable representing us externally, and acting as a ‘thought leader’: openly reflecting the evolution of your ideas and thinking, and generously sharing your learning with others.
Please follow the link to our website for the full job description and person spec.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Save the Children has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative, target-driven, engaging and influential individual to join our Gulf Initiative Team as Head of Gulf Partnerships & Philanthropy.
This role can be based internationally outside the UK, provided it is in a country with a Save the Children office from which you would be able to work - the salary will be based on local pay structures if not based in the UK.
- Do you have experience in leading a team & developing a strategy for growth in a new market?
- Do you have experience leading a team and developing a growth market strategy for private-sector activities across the Gulf & Levant markets?
- Do you have experience working with a major donor, driving new sales business, and looking after high-value relationships?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive but thrives and can go on to change the world?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and worldwide, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protect themselves from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met, and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
Reporting directly to the Director of Gulf Partnerships, as Head of Gulf Partnerships & Philanthropy, you will be responsible for setting the direction & strategy for future growth, maximising significant transformational gift (£1m+) potential, driving new business/portfolios and stewarding relationships at the highest level. You will proactively drive new business, manage, and engage with our most valued supporters, securing support and building sustainable, highly strategic relationships. Sourcing significant income for Save the Children's key priorities is essential for this role.
The Head of Gulf Partnerships & Philanthropy will be responsible for advancing our philanthropy in the Gulf. Additionally, you will:
- Be accountable for the team's performance and direction and oversee the portfolio that account leads are working on. You will inspire, motivate and lead a team across multiple geographies and countries
- Be integral to the setting & delivery of our strategy to build long-lasting, highly engaged relationships with philanthropists and private sector partners through skillful cultivation & stewardship, with on focus on 7 figure gifts & relationships
- Generate new links through peer-to-peer approaches & actively network to generate a pipeline worth a minimum of $10m annually
- Provide excellent stewardship to transformational donors, understanding donor motivations, philanthropy and private sector trends across the Middle East region & delivering a bespoke donor journey to ensure ever more significant engagement with Save the Children and our work with children
- Work collaboratively and effectively within the organisation, develop positive, solution-focused relationships, take an agile approach and work with other departments and teams.
We are looking for a candidate with experience within the Gulf markets and demonstrable experience in high-level stewardship and sales. Excellent communication and relationship-building skills are vital to being successful in this role and having experience developing, networking, & enhancing philanthropic relationships, preferably at £1m+ giving levels. In addition, you will have:
- A demonstrable track record of successfully leading teams in a target-driven environment
- Excellent written skills, including the development of compelling communications for donors
- The ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied and demanding workload to meet deadlines
- The ability to collaborate & work across teams on complex programmes and donor relationships, building both solid internal and external networks
- Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
- An Arabic speaking candidate is highly desirable
- Ability to communicate, collaborate and build relationships effectively across all levels of the organisation and externally
- Ability to collaborate & work across teams on complex programmes and donor relationships, building both solid internal and external networks
- Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied and demanding workload to meet deadlines
- A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
- A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity
Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity that inspires people of all ages and backgrounds around the world to experience the wonder of science and technology. Best known for their annual Science Festival and learning programmes (bringing science to life in schools throughout the year and promoting STEM careers to young adults), we share our content, passion and expertise with the wider world through an extensive portfolio of projects worldwide.
This is your chance to join Edinburgh Science as their Senior Development Manager, to raise funds for Edinburgh Science Festival, its education programme (Careers Hive and Generation Science) and other activities as appropriate, such as community engagement and climate work from corporate sponsors and donors, trusts/foundations, individuals and other funding bodies as necessary.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, creative and experienced individual to lead on the fundraising strategy and planning for Edinburgh Science Festival. You will work closely with the Festival and Creative Director on new creative projects in order to align new projects with potential sources of funding. You will act as an ambassador for the organisation in various situations in order to create new relationships and to build on existing relationships with a wide network of funders. You will line manage the Development team in terms of pastoral care and targets and work closely with the Director of Development on development and stakeholder engagement strategy and planning.
You will have a minimum of three years’ experience of working in a fundraising environment with a demonstrable track record of writing successful grant applications and securing funds from all sectors. You will be able to work to a high standard under pressure and meet deadlines and targets. You will have excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills and experience of managing others. You will have experience of using a CRM system and good writing, editing and presentation skills. You must also be proficient in all Microsoft Office packages and able to prepare PowerPoint presentations. You will have good knowledge of the business world and UK fundraising sectors, in particular the science and technology sectors; knowledge of trusts, research councils, public sector funders and individual giving.
The post will be based in the Edinburgh offices with home working and some travel. On offer is a competitive salary and a generous benefits package comprising 34 days annual leave, workplace pension scheme, Life Assurance policy, flexible working, holiday purchase scheme, sustainable travel perks and access to personal counselling support.
You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 21st July
Interview Date: Wednesday 27th July
This search is being conducted exclusively for Edinburgh Science by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked extensively in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.
Belong’s vision is of hope, rehabilitation and recovery for victims and perpetrators of crime. We inspire change by providing long term, individualised responses to conflict and crime through restorative Justice, psychotherapy, mentoring, and training for criminal justice professionals.
Last year marked our tenth anniversary, and there is much for us to celebrate! Growing steadily from our London based beginnings, we now support over two thousand people who have been victims or perpetrators of crime across England each year. This year we are working from a range of prisons including HMPYOI Isis, HMPYOI Feltham, HMPYOI Brinsford, HMPYOI Aylesbury, HMP Winchester, HMP The Mount, HMP Coldingley, HMP Featherstone, HMP Brixton and HMP Send. In addition, we deliver restorative justice, mentoring and psychotherapy in a range of community settings. Belong fosters a working environment where everyone’s voice is listened to. The culture of the organisation is one that puts people first and the charity enjoys high staff morale and good staff retention. We will provide you with the support and training that you need to do your job, as well as opportunities to develop your skills and progress within your career.
We have recently launched our strategy for 2022 – 2024. This outlines our ambitions to continue to sustainably and ethically grow our reach so that we can offer powerfully unique change opportunities to even more people. Please read more about us and our work on our website, being sure to enjoy our 2020-21 annual report which you can find on our publications page on our website.
We are seeking an inspiring, empathic, driven leader with solid experience of working in the criminal justice sector, preferably including prisons, to play a major role in shaping the services and support we provide. As Head of Programmes, you will lead the development and growth of our restorative justice, mentoring, psychotherapy and training programmes. You will take forward our ethical, person centred and thorough approach to supporting people, championing innovations to improve our work whilst identifying and developing opportunities for growth and expansion. Whilst increasing the number of individuals who can access our support, you will strengthen durability and resilience in our internal systems. You will ensure that the effectiveness of our work is well-evidenced and clearly demonstratable to funders. With line management responsibility for a team of up to five staff members, you will model our values of perseverance, respect, inspiration, restoration and empowerment. We particularly welcome applications for this position from candidates who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, who have had personal experience of the criminal justice system and/or who have current enhanced prison security vetting.
Please apply for this position by emailing via the button below with a detailed covering letter outlining how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge requirements outlined in our Job Description and Person Specification document. Please also send us your CV. Applications for this position close at 11.30pm on Thursday 14th July 2022. Interviews for this position will be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2022.
Applications for this position are particularly welcomed from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with lived experience of the criminal justice system, and/or with current enhanced prison security vetting.
Salary: up to £75,000 per annum plus benefits dependant on experience
Location: Homebased – UK.
Advert Closing date: Monday 4th July 2022
Action for Children supported 600,000 children and families through our services last year, but with 4 million children in the UK living in poverty, we need to be able to do more. By building on what we already do - growing and delivering more services in more communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, we will be able to provide more emotional and practical care and support to children and young people who need it.
What you'll be doing:
Reporting to the Director of Growth and Service Design, this a pivotal new role for Action for Children. You will drive and deliver our ambitious growth plans for Children's Services and build our external reputation as a provider of sustainable, high-quality and impactful services.
In this leadership role, you shape and drive the growth plan delivery with your team of Service Development and Relationship Managers to establish new commissioning relationships and services in our priority service areas.
Our four priority areas for growth are Family Support, Mental Health, Looked After Children and Disability.
You'll do this by:
- Managing the Service Development and Relationship Management team.
- Growing the charity's income through lead generation and the development of relationships with potential, existing and new commissioners.
- Leading the service development in our four priority growth areas.
- Collaborating with the Head of Business Development to create robust plans to ensure that growth targets are met.
- Developing a three-year plan for proactively prospecting to win and grow business, .
- Ensuring growth strategies and programmes are based on market understanding including policy changes and insights into new markets and opportunities.
What we need from you:
- Relevant professional qualification in Education, Health or Social care or equivalent experience.
- Experience of developing business strategies to secure service delivery contracts.
- Experience of public sector commissioning and problem-solving, particularly from a third sector and/or social care perspective.
- Experience of working at a senior level in children's services or a related social care field.
- Experience of working within a challenging, competitive external environment, and working to clear internal business objectives and targets.
- Ability to identify and convert new business streams into successful new business.
Action for Children is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff, volunteers and the children and young people we support. We value the diversity of our staff and are dedicated to becoming the most inclusive Children's charity where all staff can thrive and be themselves. Therefore, we are actively encouraging applications from underrepresented groups, particularly people with a disability and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within our organisation.
We are committed to our Diversity & Inclusion strategy and to becoming an anti-racist organisation. You can read more on our website here: Equality and diversity | Action For Children
If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact David Simpson, Recruitment Partner.
We'll be happy to give you any support you require.
We’re recruiting for a Test Lead, who will help people with sight loss live the life they choose by leading a team of test analysts and being the gatekeeper of quality configuration, customisation, and data for our Digital platforms.
As a Test Lead working in an Agile environment across a large and complex enterprise architecture, the successful postholder will be a key player in ensuring that all software change is optimised to the very highest quality.
- developing a test strategy and function
- formulating and executing test cases, managing test data, and supporting the team and colleagues in the execution of Business Acceptance Testing
We’re looking for someone who can be hands-on in ensuring the effective utilisation of defect tracking software (Jira), and who’ll work closely with our Technology Delivery Manager and other Heads of Technology verticals to ensure effective communication, coordination and feedback across our testing, development and delivery functions.
This homebased role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.
We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.
More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.
We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;
- ISTQB certification or recognised equivalent certificate in Testing
- Experience in leading and managing test analysts
- Experience in developing testing strategy to support an organisations technology stack
- Experience in creating/Implementing Test Cases, Plans, Scripts etc.
- Experience of Selenium Webdriver
- Good interpersonal skills / friendly and approachable, strong facilitation skills.
- Agile accreditations
- Experience working in the non-profit sector
- Defining Test Strategies for functional and non-functional testing
For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.
If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Job Title: Head of Fundraising and Partnerships
- Charity: Peer Power
- Salary: £45k – £50k
- Contract: Permanent, full time (p/t or job share considered)
- Location: Vauxhall, London. Office based/hybrid or home working
Peer Power is an empathy-led charity that helps to heal trauma and adversity through caring relationships, and transforms youth service systems by supporting the young people we partner with to influence and inspire action.
Our vision is a world where empathy-led services and systems support all children, teenagers and young adults to achieve their dreams and lead their best lives.
Our mission is to be a caring support network for young people, helping to change their lives through trusted, healthy relationships so they can change and inspire the lives of others and increase empathy in the services designed to help them.
You will deliver fundraising and income generation at Peer Power, focusing on increasing unrestricted income through philanthropy, grants and trusts, individual giving, events, legacy, community and major donor streams. You will have an individual track record of exceeding income targets and significant experience of developing partnerships that has resulted in generating new income.
You will build this role in the charity and work closely with the CEO, and the staff team, as well as building a team of junior fundraising positions over time.
You will promote and demonstrate the values of the charity by being positive, open and honest and showing empathy, love, respect and fairness.
Role responsibilities to include:
- Develop and deliver on the Fundraising Strategy, annual fundraising plans and income targets and meet the agreed income target.
- Lead the strategic direction for all philanthropic, fundraising and stewardship aspects of income generation. To lead and manage all fundraising activities related to trusts, corporates, individual giving, events, legacy, community and major donors.
- Cultivate, secure and steward funding and relationships through corporates, high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations with a focus on long- term relationships
- To identify potential corporate partners to approach with written proposals or pitch for new business.
- Work with the Senior Management Team to develop and deliver the annual grants and trust budget, income and expenditure budgets and re-forecasts. Update the overarching bid and reporting plan, and ensure the database is kept up to date
- Develop and manage relationships with existing and new funders in order to maximise fundraising potential and supporter retention.
- Working with our communications team to develop high-quality, engaging email marketing materials and communications that drive donor acquisition and retention.
- Generate income in order to build a Fundraising Team and manage junior staff to assist on all areas of fundraising, setting clear direction and leadership, and delegating tasks for them to deliver on.
- To identify new and innovative opportunities for income-generating activity amongst schools, community groups and youth networks.
Person Specification to include:
- Established track record of meeting income targets and building relationships with supporters at all levels
- Extensive proven experience of producing high quality and compelling proposals, reports and correspondence to inspire generous support.
- Experience of leading and overseeing budgets including setting, measuring and performing against KPIs
- Demonstrable evidence of meeting targets and maximising return on investment in a challenging environment
- Significant successful experience in a senior fundraising role, delivering income growth across multiple channels
- Significant experience of leadership with a focus on creating highly engaged and performing teams
- Inspiring and engaging communication skills, with the ability to influence and steward
- Ability to prioritise workloads, organise tasks effectively and involve other members of the team when needed
- Outstanding project management skills
- Skilled in connecting and building strong relationships, with a range of people, including funders, senior leaders and young people
- Enthusiasm and passion for working in partnership with young people and the team to share decision making
- Commitment to delivering high standards of work
- Patient, non-judgemental, compassionate and committed to anti-oppressive working
- Commitment to living the Peer Power values through behaviour, actions and communication
- Commitment to ongoing learning and development professionally and personally
Head of Strategic Planning
Job Ref: V410
Hours/Days per week: 14 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
Salary: £60,000 (FTE) plus attractive employee benefits package
Start date: ASAP
Location: Homebased or office based
Closing date: 10th July 2022
Interview date and Location: week commencing 18th July 2022, online
At Volunteering Matters we use volunteering’s unique power to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence, and opportunity; to ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England. We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside out business.
- To support the ongoing refining and development of strategic planning in the organization.
- Leading on our 90 day planning cycle and implementation approach
- Facilitating a capacity building approach for the organisation to implement 90 day planning and delivery in line with our strategy and KPIs
- Facilitating sessions that allow the organisation to tackle complex problems cross teams, that will then form part of the work programme for the 90 day strategic planning cycle
- The ongoing facilitation of refinement of strategy, achieved through statements and organisational KPIs
About Volunteering Matters
Our volunteering and social action programmes bring people together to overcome adversity, tackle isolation, improve physical and mental health, develop skills, and ensure young people can lead change.
What makes us unique is our approach to developing programmes in local areas. Our volunteering programmes are designed by communities, for communities, as they have the power, local knowledge, and energy to improve themselves from within.
We have nearly 60 years of experience in supporting people facing all sorts of life challenges, from financial wellbeing to loneliness or barriers to education and employment. Our projects range from mentoring schemes to social groups, from community drivers to young people raising awareness of the issues that mean the most to them.
While we share our experience and resources to create opportunities, we’re entirely driven by the ideas on the ground. Each project is built with the specific needs of a community in mind. Since we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, building partnerships dedicated to sustainable societal change across the UK.
As a member of the executive leadership team, you’ll facilitate the organisation to plan in strategic 90 day cycles, ensuring that our work remains relevant to our strategy, addresses real problems and furthers the organisation’s mission.
In addition to directly facilitating this with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the Head of Strategic Planning will also have a role in supporting capacity building across the organisation, running workshops and interventions that support the rest of the organisation to take a similar approach to strategic planning. The part time nature if this role means the capacity building element is vital, and it fits with our decentralised structure to empower teams to manage their priorities directly, in line with the strategic aims of the organisation.
The Head of Strategic Planning will also help support the refresh of our strategy and achieved through statements, at least once every three years with staff, trustees and volunteers.
Key Duties Responsibilities
- Support the Chief Executive and Leadership Team to develop 90 day plans that are relevant and focused on achieving our strategy
- Support the organisation in it’s review and refresh of strategy and achieved through statements as and when required
- Provide capacity building support to the wider organisation in the ongoing development of strategic planning and strategy initiatives across the organisation
Experience / skills & attributes:
- Experience, or transferable relevant experience, in facilitating development of strong strategic planning initiatives in a dispersed and de-centralised model
- Experience working with multiple groups, from trustees and senior leaders to volunteers and communities, to form strategic approaches in a way that they find accessible and engaging
- Belief in the Power of Communities with a desire to platform volunteers and young people always.
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills and the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with a range of stakeholders through a variety of means.
- Ability to engage in the process of strategic planning development, which includes strategy writing, implementing plans and reporting on projects.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective relationships
Relevant experience and values alignment is more important for this role than specific qualifications.
The post will be home based, or office based. The postholder will need internet access to enable remote working. I.T. equipment and infrastructure will be supplied. There is an expectation that occasional travel across UK will be required.
Our Values & Way of Working:
In all that we do, we embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values: Empowering, Inclusive, Compassionate, Positive & Straightforward.
This job description is intended to include the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but while some variations will be expected, these will be at an appropriate level for the role.
Diversity & Inclusion
Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills” section of this advert. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application or contact our HR team for more information.
We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise, Show The Salary, Salary History.
Our employee benefits reflect our culture which is built on an approach of full flexibility with accountability, and designed to let you make your most positive contribution; we offer Flexible Working by Default (re hours & place of work), Unlimited Annual Leave, Employee Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced sick and family leave. We are also open to discuss job share applications.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
Population Matters is a non-profit organisation that empowers women to take charge of family size, campaigns for more controlled human consumption, and seeks to tackle the population boom crisis that has been noted by luminaries such as Sir David Attenborough.
- We work with our global partners, friends, and stakeholders to achieve a better future for people and planet.
- We campaign, inform, undertake research and do all we can to encourage an open, fair-minded and constructive debate about population. We aim to create a wave of public awareness and corresponding policy action on overpopulation and unsustainable consumption.
- We promote positive, practical, ethical and entirely voluntary solutions — encouraging smaller families, inspiring people to consume sustainably, with the aim of enabling everyone to enjoy a decent quality of life whilst respecting and sustaining the natural ecosystems upon which all life on earth depends.
- We empower choice. In a world of finite resources, our reproductive and consumption choices are critical for achieving that vision of humanity in harmony with nature, prospering on a healthy planet. We believe everyone should have the freedom and ability to choose a smaller family.
- We are committed to human rights, women’s empowerment and global justice. We believe action to address population must always be consistent with these principles.
What we’re looking for
Having achieved 265% growth in income since 2017, we are in a strong growth position and are looking for a talented Head of Finance and Operations who can contribute to building a resilient, sustainable organisation. You will help us to consolidate our current position and put us on a sure footing for continued growth, as we take advantage of the opportunities available to us.
This is a new role and contributes to the re-organisation and development of our SMT, and represents confident investment in the charity’s future growth. We are looking for someone who can work in lock-step with the Executive Director and Board to develop and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
You will lead on the development of our financial systems and management, as well as the management and optimisation of our business operations – covering finance, IT, HR, governance, administration, legal, and facilities. Whilst the role has a mixed portfolio, it’s worth noting that the finance element is absolutely at the heart of the position.
Playing a key role on the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Population Matter’s day-to-day finances and operations remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We try to avoid prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our team. Instead, we have just four questions for you:
- Do you have an accountancy qualification and significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities, with demonstrable success in building robust financial systems within high-growth environments?
- Do you have a keen eye for detail and a desire to drive ongoing improvements, building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
- Do you have the team building skills needed to work with a highly-motivated, diverse, remote working and internationally operating staff team? Not to forget building a positive, dynamic relationship with our Board.
- Do you have a commitment to the change we’re trying to create and the way in which we’re trying to create it?
If you like what we do, the role is grabbing your attention, and you answered yes to the questions above, then we’d wholeheartedly recommend you read our detailed application pack, by following the link below, and consider putting an application together.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Business Development Manager
We have an amazing opportunity for a Business Development Manager to play a vital part in a small fundraising team. The role will contribute significantly towards the £1.5 million income target.
Reporting to the Director of Fundraising and Communications, this is an excellent opportunity for you to take a lead in the development and delivery of a Business Development Strategy.
Position: Business Development Manager
Location: Flexible/homebased - There will be significant travel to London and the networks in the East Midlands and Southwest.
Salary: c £30,000 dependant of experience
Duration: Full time 35hrs per week, permanent – option for flexible working and reduced hours
Benefits: 28 Days annual leave plus Public and Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme, Flexible working hours
About the role:
As Business Development Manager you will be responsible for researching opportunities for new corporates partnerships across four main streams: Charity of the Year, sponsorship, commercial and Corporate Social Responsibility funding (CSR)
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
- Develop and launch a portfolio of corporate products, events, and campaigns
- Support corporate partners through written, telephone and face to face communications
- Arrange volunteering opportunities for corporates when required
- Develop, plan and deliver key events for our corporate partners and major donors to attend
- Build and maintain relationships with a range of internal and external contacts
- Research products provided by other charities, develop insight to improve our offering
We are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager who has a proven track record of corporate fundraising and significant experience in prospect cultivation, engagement, and stewardship.
You will have the following essential skills and experience:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships, negotiate, persuade, and influence
- You will have excellent commercial awareness, strong strategic skills, and the ability to spot an opportunity
- You will thrive on achieving targets and building robust pipelines
It would be desirable if you have:
- Experience of using a fundraising database to store prospect data, information, and communications
- A thorough understanding of data protection legislation
- A strong understanding of the UK charity market, particularly philanthropic partnerships
- Experience in the development of new ideas for Fundraising initiatives
About the charity
The charity gives children and young people across the UK who experience serious challenges in their lives the chance for a break that lasts a lifetime.
Everyone who works for the charity has the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All successful applicants will require a DBS Disclosure.
You may also have experience in areas such as: Prospect Development Manager, Fundraising Business Development Manager, Fundraising Managers, Head of Fundraising, Fundraising Officer, Area Fundraising Manager, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Senior Business Development Manager.
Head of Resource Mobilisation
Producers Direct is an award-winning NGO led by smallholder farmers, with a vision to empower farmers to achieve their OWN vision. We operate globally with offices in Kenya, Peru, London, and the United States. We are seeking a Head of Resource Mobilisation to lead on the delivery of our ambitious multi-year Fundraising, Resource Mobilisation & Partnerships Strategy. This role sits on our senior leadership team, and you will be responsible for leading our Fundraising Teams in Africa and Latin America
This is not a typical fundraising role. It is an exciting opportunity to work with an ambitious international NGO during a period of exponential growth. We have recently developed multi-year partnerships and secured six figure grants from GIZ Innovation for Agriculture Programme, Inter American Development Bank, Dovetail Foundation and WFP Innovation Accelerator. We have an excellent pipeline of fundraising and resource mobilisation opportunities, a strong representation of fundraising skills and contacts on our Board of Trustees and plenty of opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
Job Title: Head of Resource Mobilisation
Reports to: CEO (UK-based)
Contract: Initial 12-month fixed-term employment contract, pending the completion of a successful 3-month probationary review period (with potential for the contract to become permanent beyond the initial 12-months). Contract Terms: Full-time or Part-time (0.8FTE) / flexible working options will be considered.
Location: UK or USA
Goal: Ensure the long-term financial sustainability of Producers Direct by: 1) delivering and further developing our 2022-2025 fundraising strategy to secure ~£3m per year to support programme delivery and operations; and 2) supporting the development of Producers Direct’s business model and leveraging a range of revenue generation opportunities to reduce our income from restricted grants from 90% to 70% by 2025.
The person we are looking for:
Creativity and passion
Committed to our farmer-led model and strategy to identify and scale innovative approaches to empowering smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods.
Innovative and creative when it comes to brainstorming and developing new projects and partnerships, working closely with the global Programmes Team, Digital Team and Senior Leadership Team.
Able to distil and communicate complex concepts and highly innovative approaches, which successfully resonates with a range of audiences.
Organisation, planning and initiative
Able to develop and deliver clear processes for the Fundraising Team to follow in order to replicate our success on an increasingly larger scale.
An excellent time keeper with the ability to work with limited support and hit the ground running.
Confident to manage highly complex bids, work to multiple deadlines and engage a range of different partners and stakeholders.
Leadership and strategic thinking
Capable of leading a diverse team working across multiple geographies.
A confident decision maker with exceptional relationship building skills.
A strategic thinker, able to manage the successful delivery of daily/ weekly objectives alongside consistently working towards achieving our strategic vision.
Accountability and commitment to making things happen
Able to take ownership of all responsibilities and honour commitments, as well as supporting and empowering their team to do the same.
A self starter who thrives working on small, diverse teams and is ready to hit the ground running.
Determined and strives to improve and deliver above and beyond what is expected.
Objective 1: Lead the delivery and further development of Producers Direct’s Multi-year Resource Mobilisation Strategy, to secure ~£3m per year to support programme delivery and operations from Bi/ multilaterals, Corporates, Private Foundations.
Lead the development of successful multi-year fundraising proposals.
Cultivate relationships with new potential donors and strategic partners through networking and attending events (online and in person).
Creating and delivering compelling pitches for in-person presentations and pitches to potential donors / strategic funding partners.
Overall management and growth of the Fundraising Team, including line management for our International fundraising team.
Liaise with the programme, digital and finance teams to compile donor reports.
Drive a clear donor communications strategy, leveraging Producers Direct’s comprehensive impact data and compelling case studies.
Objective 2: Work with SLT to develop our business model. Help leverage a range of revenue generation opportunities such as Impact Investment / Impact bonds, Green Finance/ Carbon credits, Tech innovators e.g. Blockchain Company Foundations, Individual donors (HNIs etc.) to reduce our income from grants from 90% to 70% by 2025.
Help identify and test a range of new innovative approaches to financing our strategic vision to reach 1.7m farmers by 2025.
Develop and deliver pitches and proposals to potential investors.
Secure funding and partnerships to help deliver ‘proof of concept’ revenue generation projects which can be scaled if successful.
Extensive experience in the NGO and/or start-up fundraising or business development sector (10 years).
A track record of securing multi-year 6 and 7 figure proposals from a mix of NGOs, charities, Trusts & Foundations, Bilaterals, Multilaterals and/or governments to include a record of successful fundraising results. We are also looking for someone who has experience, or is open to scoping, funding opportunities from Impact Investors, Tech Innovators, Green Finance.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills (written/verbal) particularly the ability to network and build partnerships effectively.
Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal - particularly the ability to produce written proposals/ letters of interest/ concept notes and create and deliver pitches/presentations to potential donors and strategic partners.
Line management and leadership experience of a global team.
Knowledge and understanding of the sectors Producers Direct operates in and/ or designing and delivering projects which reach rural communities.
What we can offer you:
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 for someone based in the UK; $70,000 - $80,000 for someone based in the USA.
Initial 12-month fixed term contract, pending the completion of a successful 3-month probationary review period, with scope for longer-term contract extension.
Excellent employee benefits package after initial 3 months, including access to a generous pensions scheme with a 9% employer match & 25 days of vacation. *USA applicants, we recently registered in the USA and are unfortunately unable to offer health/dental/vision insurance benefits.
Hands on leadership experience and responsibility from day one and the opportunity to make a real impact in a small, but ambitious organisation.
If this sounds like you:
Please send your CV, and a cover letter (1-page) with email subject title: Application: Head of Resource Mobilisation. In your cover letter, please include one paragraph addressing the following question: What is your most successful fundraising achievement to date, and why?
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, the final deadline is 8 July. Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.