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The successful candidate will need to have excellent IT skills and relevant experience working with various accountancy software packages, the ability to effectively present and explain financial information to non-financial colleagues, work proactively with minimum supervision, and have the ability to juggle conflicting priorities. In addition to this, they must share and display the Church’s core values which are: Inclusive, Approachable, Supportive and Transparent.
We are seeking a Financial Accountant to join us on a full-time basis, working 35 hours per week. We are a national charity based in Atherstone, Warwickshire, but are happy for you to work from home, though occasional working from the base office will be required.
You will be responsible for analysing and managing the growing income and expenditure, ensuring we are financially sustainable and that we have robust, effective and efficient systems and financial practices in place, which meet our needs and the requirements of our regulators. We are interested in finding the right person and in particular are seeking the following skills and experience:
- Strong practical experience in financial reporting, forecasting, cash flow management, budgeting and controls
- An understanding of charitable organisations and the regulations and law associated with charity finance
- Excellent maths and computer skills, particularly with Excel and SAGE accounting software
- A good understanding of business and charity accounts
- Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
- Quick learner, organised and flexible, able to meet tight deadlines
- 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role for an organisation of similar or larger size and turnover
- Preparation and presentation of accounts for regular reporting, including at AGM
- Administration and accounting for a charity's financial investments
30 days Holiday + 8 Bank Holiday
Working from home allowance
Death in Service policy
Leicestershire Cares is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate Project Development Officer to deliver and develop a new Youth Homelessness Project. This role will use our Power to Change approach to develop and provide direct support to young people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who are homeless or in insecure, temporary or unsafe accommodation.
If you enjoy working with young people, are creative, entrepreneurial, ambitious, resilient, committed to making a change and want to lead and develop young person-centred projects, we would like to hear from you.
Your enthusiasm will be matched by your organisational and planning abilities and your ability to work in partnership with a wide range of organisations and business partners.
The project will give you opportunities to network locally and feed into policy and practice debates.
Given the nature of this post an enhanced DBS check will be carried out.
Salary: £23-25k pro rata'd per annum depending on experience.
Job type: Part-time (28 hours per week) fixed term contract until the end of March 2024
Closing date: 12pm on Friday 4th February
Interview date: Friday 11th February face-to-face at our offices in Leicester, subject to Covid restrictions
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Neetu Squire, Head of Community Development.
Leicestershire Cares is a creative, vibrant and supportive organisation with a friendly working environment. We offer lots of opportunities for development and progression, and have a staff social committee that organises regular team socials and wellbeing initiatives.
Other employee benefits include:
- Employer pension scheme (Leicestershire Cares matches employee contributions by 5%)
- Free parking on site
- Employee assistance programme
- Life insurance scheme
- Generous leave allowance
- Flexible/agile working
- Cycle to work allowance
- Employer-supported volunteering opportunities
Leicestershire Cares is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to inclusivity. A core part of our work focusses on ensuring that we support the full and diverse range of local communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and our team brings together staff from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity.
We would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A commitment across c.10 days per annum
Do you believe in the power of sport to offer life lessons, develop life skills and affect young people’s life chances? Are you passionate about building a brighter future for the next generation? If so, then this Trustee role with the Youth Sport Trust is the role for you.
We are the UK’s leading charity improving every young person’s education and development through play and sport. Our vision is a future where every child enjoys the life changing benefits of play and sport and we work tirelessly to increase equality.
Sport gives young people a platform to have their voice heard and a place where they feel they belong, and we are on a mission to harness this extraordinary power to change young lives today and help them build a brighter tomorrow.
Over 25 years we have developed a unique way of maximising the power of sport to grow young people, schools and communities through the development of physical and mental health, fostering inclusion and building character and leadership skills. We have been fortunate enough to work closely with government to influence policy and deliver national strategy, as well as in delivering and co-creating projects for a range of Trusts, Foundations, Lottery distributors and Corporates. We are now seeking a Trustee to join our Board of Directors to influence key strategic and governance issues and ensure we meet performance objectives.
As a Trustee you will work to guarantee the highest standards of integrity and governance, and help ensure statutory requirements are met. We will look to you to make sure financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible as well as provide expert advice on all matters of Board business. You will also monitor and review the executive teams’ activity and provide challenge and feedback as needed to enhance their performance. Important will be the ability to help the Board maximise impact for the young people we support as well as ensuring sustainability of the charity without compromising our moral position and brand.
The Youth Sport Trust was established in 1995 by our benefactor and President, Sir John Beckwith supported by our Vice President Duncan Goodhew. The organisation is now the leading national charity working within education on youth sport and is looking for a Trustee who thrives on accountability and is unfazed by the responsibility of being the guardian of our reputation. We are looking for someone who will champion all we stand for and will promote our work through external relations and stakeholder engagement.
Naturally, you will have knowledge and a genuine interest in the sporting and education landscapes, and the use of sport to drive social outcomes. Commercially astute, you will have sound business judgement and the ability to challenge and constructively criticise. You will have good diplomatic, communication and interpersonal skills too. A background in the charity sector, primary education, public health, and/or sport would be highly valued.
Youth Sport Trust positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including candidates from an ethnically diverse background and candidates with a range of lived experience.
If you share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people and have the skills and energy to take a successful charity onto the next stage of its development, please send in a comprehensive CV and covering letter to us via the link. For more information on this role please go to jobs youthsporttrust org.
Closing date: 10am on 14 February 2022
Interview date: 23 February 2022 via videocall
Registered charity number: 1086915
About the role
We are looking for a dynamic individual to support our global Agriculture programme to drive Practical Action’s strategy in the use of participatory market systems development (PMSD) across the organisation and support our teams across the world to make it a reality. You will be responsible for building capacity among regional and country office staff to lead the development of market systems that are inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
You will provide leadership and technical advice to strengthen our use of market systems development across the organisation by developing and updating relevant tools and guidance, and facilitating learning and training for teams across our regional and country offices (RCOs). In addition you will coordinate a ‘Markets Community of Practice’, an internal platform designed to build capability across the organisation, facilitate networking and embed learning.
This role would be the ideal opportunity for an experienced professional with commensurate experience, e.g. assignment overseas, or a post with a private-sector organisation that is relevant to this post.
Why join us?
The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.
Our new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station.
In addition, we offer the following benefits:
Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
It is our practice normally that we operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (between 2-3 days per week depending on the role).
26 days holiday in addition to public holidays.
A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment – (rules apply) employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
Bike to Work scheme.
We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.
Practical Action believe that having a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture based on respect will enable us to be an effective organisation. We seek to create an inclusive workplace in which people are accepted as individuals, regardless of their differences and where they feel their contribution is valued. We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.
Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 6th February 2022
First round of interviews to be conducted in the week commencing 14th February 2022.
If needed, second round of interviews to be conducted in the week of 21st February 2022
Assessment task TBC.
CV's will only be accepted with a supporting statement
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
At Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, a division of our charity provides support to individuals who require an advocate covering the city and counties of Leicester.
You will provide advocacy, in line with the Care Act 2014 to, but not limited to, adults
over the age of eighteen, who have mental health problems or learning disabilities
and physical disabilities; The service will work alongside individuals who are going
through assessments, support planning, review or safeguarding processes and have
a substantial difficulty in understanding or engaging with Social Care processes and
have no appropriate person to support them. This is such a rewarding job role,
being able to help individuals be heard and listened too.
You will require or hold a relevant Advocacy Qualification or be willing to study for and obtain within 12 months of commencing employment.
A full clean driving licence and vehicle owner with business insurance is required with the occasional weekend or evening work.
If you are interested, or require any further information please contact Tara Goacher – . or visit our website for a full job description, personal specification & terms & condtions and application form
You will require :
Excellent communication skills
- The ability to develop good working relationships.
- Excellent communication skills with a range of people.
- The ability to research information and people's rights.
- Ability to stand up and challenge decisions.
- Excellent English skills to understand complex policies and procedures.
- Work under pressure with challenging cases
- Work within professional boundaries
- Good IT Skills
- Administrative tasks, compile and produce reports, assessments, deliver presentations
- Team player
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent listening skills with a non-judgemental approach
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Region of £25,000 per annum
Base: Lansdowne House 113 Princess Road East Leicester LE2 7LA
Closing date: 03/02/2021
Interview date: 8th & 10th February 2022
Reference No. RC 13012022
For full job details to visit the Website
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Senior Development Worker – Mental Health Crisis Alternatives
This is an exciting new role and the successful candidate will be instrumental in supporting communities to provide an alternative to crisis support. This is a role that requires an understanding of mental health challenges and would be an opportunity to work at a senior level to develop new services across Derby and Derbyshire. We require someone with excellent interpersonal skills, a track record in community development and some knowledge of the mental health voluntary sector would be desirable.
37 hours, including some weekend and evening working
Salary: £31.746.00 - 12 month contract (possible extension subject to external funding and review)
We need a new senior development worker who will support the development of pathways for supporting delivery of Crisis alternatives across a wide range of stakeholders.
You will need excellent communication skills, and an aptitude for learning. You must be self motivated and able to work independently within an agreed framework. You will be self-supporting so must be fully computer literate. You will need to be able to work flexible hours and to travel across Derby and Derbyshire. Posts will be based at our office in Long Eaton.
The post is initially for a one-year contract (possible extension subject to external funding and review)
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 9th February 2022 4PM.
INTERVIEW DATE: 16th February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Regional Manager – East Midlands Gateway
Remote based; with frequent travel across region.
£32,000 to £35,000 DOE, plus 25 days holiday & pension
Monday – Friday 35 hours per week
Career Ready is an award-winning agent for change. Over the last 18 Years, Career Ready has been transforming the lives of more than 150,000 Children and Young People across the UK. We believe that every young person, regardless of background, deserves the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding and successful future and to progress to a sustained, positive post-school destination.
We are working in partnership with SEGRO to recruit a Regional Manager to support the launch of a new partnership to deliver the transformational Career Ready 16-18 programme within local schools/colleges across the East Midlands Gateway. This new partnership will inspire the next generation of employees across the East Midlands Gateway and will help young people, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds - to meet their full potential.
Across the Midlands we are currently engaged in working with schools and colleges in Staffordshire, East and the West Midlands. This role will expand our reach in the region, into the East Midlands Gateway (Leicester and Leicestershire) an area of huge opportunity and need for young people. Our Career Ready programme is based on our Skills for Career Success learning outcomes, delivered by employer volunteers. The core pillars of our programmes are a series of structured masterclasses, mentoring, workplace visits and four-week internship. Last year 98% of students aged 16-18 leaving our Career Ready programme went on to positive destinations.
You will be joining Career Ready at an exciting time following the launch of our most recent strategy 2021-2024. We are on a drive towards growing our work across the U.K with employers to support and invest in young talent. This role will support us over the next three years, as we grow our work and solidify our position as a sustainable charity that boosts social mobility for more young people across the UK.
About the role
This is a significant opportunity for a new Regional Manager to lead on a landmark employer partnership and be at the centre of innovating to create partnerships locally. Identifying the schools/colleges and students who will benefit most from the programme, to ensure we are having the greatest impact possible on the lives of the young people. There will also be opportunities to collaborate and be creative, as well as being autonomous in how you run and develop programmes with your schools/colleges and employer accounts.
The Regional Manager will be responsible for launching the Career Ready programme across the East Midlands Gateway and will help to :
- Raise awareness and aspirations of career opportunities for young people across the East Midlands Gateway;
- Promote local industries and social mobility within local communities;
- Support participating students with practical and ‘real life’ learning opportunities
- Provide a sound medium to long term pool of young people entering the local workforce;
- Develop a pipeline to entry level roles with our students;
- Provide a significant volunteering programme to support local employer volunteering and skills opportunities.
- Deliver a robustly evaluated community investment for programme, with impact data for social value reporting.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Stakeholder mapping and outreach to onboard new employers to support schools within the region.
- Recruit new schools/colleges to enrol on the programme for September 2022 in agreement with targets.
- Strategic account management and reporting for the Career Ready and SEGRO Partnerships.
- Project management of running the Career Ready programme working on a regular basis with schools and colleges e.g. support internships, managing events for students and corporate supporters, etc.
- Account manage relationships with regional and local corporate supporters and regional or local operations of national corporate supporters.
- Promote the contribution of Career Ready and awareness of Career Ready to potential supporters and assist in engaging their commitment to give both practical and financial support.
- Provide regular communication and reporting to the Lead Manager for the Midlands and external funders.
- Set up and Manage the Local Advisory Boards (employer board) – for your region.
- Help support mentor volunteers with their programme support.
- Ensure that all regional management information is submitted to the organisational database (Salesforce) in a timely and accurate way.
- Support schools and colleges in delivery of internships and work placements.
- From time to time there will be need to deliver sessions to skills and careers leads and to groups of young people within the school and college setting.
National and strategic management
- Contribute to the corporate work of Career Ready.
- With the Chief Executive, Director of Programmes and Midlands Lead Manager - monitor the state of Career Ready in the region and seek ways to promote its achievements and improve the service given by the central staff team.
- Attend meetings and training days .
- In conjunction with senior staff and the communications team, work to raise the profile of Career Ready in the Regional Manager’s area, and its key stakeholders in the regional and local media, business and education communities.
- Undertake public speaking and media engagements as required to promote the work of Career Ready in the Regional Manager’s area.
- Assist schools and colleges on our programmes to plan, manage and run events to promote Career Ready to potential corporate supporters, students, parents / carers and the local community, and be prepared to present at such events.
- Attend national Career Ready events such as A Capital Experience.
- Arrange and manage regional events including launch events, mentor icebreakers, work place visits.
- From time to time, Regional Managers may be required to deliver programme materials (e.g., assemblies, masterclasses etc.)
Promote a commitment to high standards of service, and to equality of opportunity through leadership, policy development and good practice. You will be able to build local partnerships with schools, colleges and employers with a view to growth with the Career Ready strategic plan. An entrepreneurial spirit allied with a can-do attitude will go a long way.
- Target driven, but able to balance financial and non-financial objectives.
- Entrepreneurial with the ability to follow through and achieve results.
- Forward planner with excellent time management skills.
- Able to deliver targets and objectives, often alone, but also to rise above the detail and take a strategic perspective.
- Able to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations, including formal speaking engagements to large audiences.
- Able to reach, network with and communicate to a wide range of stakeholders and potential stakeholders including senior business people, principals of schools and colleges and students.
- Able to operate corporately as part of the Career Ready team.
- Consultative and supportive management style.
- Skilled negotiator, internally and externally.
- Ability to use databases, Word, excel, PowerPoint and other ‘Office’ packages.
A flexible approach to working hours is essential as ‘out of hours’ meetings are common within the requirements of this role.
One of the following:
(i) Preferably three years in an education role. Experience could have been gained in schools, FE colleges or not-for-profit organisations, but the successful applicant must be able to gain credibility with senior managers in a variety of educational institutions; or
(ii) Three years experience in a not-for-profit organisation involved with young people; or
(iii) Three years experience in a community development or Corporate Social Responsibility role in a company; and
Evidence of commercial awareness and proven experience of account management.
Appointment will be subject to a 3-month probation period during which time the contract may be terminated with one week’s notice.
An enhanced criminal record (DBS) check will be required for the role.
The role is home based (remote working)
Salary & Benefits
- £32,000-35,000 per annum, depending on experience.
- Plus 6% contribution to personal pension plan, subject to 3% employee contribution
- Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank/public holidays. The Charity is also closed between Christmas and New Year and there are an additional 2 days of leave available in August.
- Interest-free season ticket or bicycle purchase loans.
- Access to both our Reward Gateway Portal and an Employee Assistance Programme
- Annual Work Anniversary Gift Voucher
If you are interested in the role then please submit a CV and a covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable for the role, giving details of your current salary.
If you would like to discuss this role further before applying, you are welcome to request a call back.
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Sunday 30th January 2022 and interviews will take place virtually in week commencing 7th February
Registered Charity Number 1092891
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.