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The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is seeking an experienced finance manager to join the Cambridge-based team to manage our financial functions to the highest standards. This is a new role which will play a crucial part in ensuring robust financial management and accountability which will underpin our diverse activity both in the UK and in Antarctica.
The Head of Finance will be responsible for the smooth running of the organisation’s day-to-day finances and financial reporting, working closely with the Chief Executive and the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. As part of a small staff team, the responsibilities are diverse: from financial processing and monitoring cash flow, to business modelling and reporting to Trustees and funders.
This is a key role within our growing and ambitious organisation particularly as we seek to diversify our income streams and grow our activity as we recover from the impact of the pandemic. We are seeking someone with a relevant accounting background, demonstrable financial expertise, excellent communication skills, a sharp eye for detail, able to work both independently and as a key part of our team, and who can deftly manage multiple priorities.
It is also envisaged that in time the post holder will also assume Company Secretary role for Antarctic Heritage Ltd and may be asked to manage retail-focused staff members.
For full details of this position please see attached document.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Civitas Recruitment are partnering with a fantastic non-profit Islamic college based in Cambridge offering leading accredited qualifications and degrees in traditional Islamic subjects and courses aiming to develop Muslim thought leadership. The organisation has been established for over a decade and collaborates effectively with the older University of Cambridge. As the college expands, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join the team. As Finance Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the sound management of the College’s finances. The role will be responsible for the management of accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, cashflow, budget planning and monitoring. The Finance Manager will work closely with the Operations Director to review and reform financial policies and practises where necessary to ensure that they meet industry standards and legal requirements.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be a qualified account (ACA, CIMA or equivalent) who ideally has worked in the charity sector. You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of managing the finance function of an organisation, ideally an established charity. Up to date knowledge of relevant UK legislation and statutory requirements is required for this role. Candidates will have proven ability to provide support, guidance and training to financial and non-financial managers and colleagues. You will have strong IT skills with advanced Excel and a good knowledge of accounting packages e.g., QuickBooks and Sage.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged as we will be reviewing on a rolling basis.
Position: Head of Commercial Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £65,460 - £72,733 plus bonus - circa 20%
The Royal Society of Chemistry offers excellent benefits. The contractual base for this role is Cambridge, however we are embracing hybrid working, and therefore you will have the opportunity to work from a location other than this, as agreed with your line manager. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend our offices as needed for their role.
Closing Date: 30/01/2022
About the Role:
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has a brilliant opportunity for a Head of Commercial Development who will lead the development and execution of our strategic commercial development plans. This is a pivotal role for our organisation as we seek to diversify our sources of revenue to ensure our ongoing financial resilience and future success.
As Head of Commercial Development, your focus will be to work with the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Group to develop and execute the strategic M&A plan, leading corporate acquisitions, due diligence and post-acquisition implementation and integration activities.
In particular, you will be expected to work with the Head of Data Science and Insights to undertake longer term ‘horizon scanning’ and analysis of the external environment, identifying strategic growth themes and business development opportunities that you will then help to deliver.
We are looking for an experienced commercial leader who will work collaboratively across the organisation, leading cross-functional teams to identify new growth opportunities including for innovative products and services. You will work closely with other RSC teams to develop, launch and transfer these opportunities to their long-term business owner.
We are looking for someone with:
• Proven experience and success in M&A transactions i.e., corporate acquisition, joint ventures and strategic partnerships with highly developed skills and expertise in post-acquisition onboarding and integration.
• Strategic business development expertise with a focus on digital product and services growth.
• New market entry and commercial experience in B2B international business working across multiple geographies and channels.
• Multifunctional experience across sales, marketing, product management and finance teams.
• Diverse experience across relevant sectors, such as scientific publishing, data & analytics, e-learning, professional services consultancy and scientific research.
• Demonstrable ability to translate top-level strategies into activities that deliver longer-term organisational priorities.
If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date.
You may have experience of the following: Head of Commercial Development, Head of Commercial, Senior Commercial Manager, Contract Law, Commercial Director, Senior Contract Manager, Commercial Contract Manager, M&A Business Support, Mergers Analyst, Acquisitions Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Analysis, Business Manager, Project Manager, Project Management, etc.
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Use your finance skills to support nature conservation in the UK and around the world!
Senior Reporting Accountant
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire / Flexible Remote
Salary: £35,944.00 - £43,031.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
You will provide the RSPB and other entities with financial management information for the Management Board and Trustees to support financial governance, resource allocation and decision making, with particular emphasis on future strategies, budget setting and monitoring, income and expenditure monitoring and financial reporting. You will work closely with finance business partners to understand our incredibly exciting projects and build an overview of all our work to present valuable insight and analysis to leaders in the conservation world.
This role can be performed remotely, but as regular travel to the Lodge is required you should be within an hour and a half's travel to Sandy.
Key Results areas
Be responsible for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data for regular financial reports containing strategic, financial and business information, with the relevant key performance indicators, to support decision making and to enable the relevant body to discharge their governance and financial responsibilities to strict deadlines for meetings and reporting requirements.
Be responsible for the checking and accuracy of financial data to ensure that financial management reporting materially reflects the financial performance of the Society and its subsidiary companies, to aid decision making, control and financial probity.
Be responsible for collating, preparing and presenting financial budgetary planning (i.e. short term planning, current year) and future (medium to long term,2-5 years) by collating, analysing and reviewing the budget strategy, in close collaboration with the Financial Planning and Reporting Team; Senior Managers; Management Board and Trustees.
Be responsible for the processes and control of the data warehouse system and the allocation of the budget and budget strategy to the cost centres and budget holders, to ensure the data is effective for financial monitoring. This requires the checking and verification of all entries with appropriate analysis and reporting.
Recognises, reviews and reports financial risks and opportunities, to ensure the Management Board and Trustees are aware of their impact and the potential mitigation strategies, to minimise the risk to the RSPB its budget and financial forecasts.
Be responsible for the maintenance and reconciliation of control accounts to ensure the integrity of the reported financial information.
Be responsible in the preparation of internal reporting to support the annual accounts and its timetable, to satisfy legislative reporting requirements and provide the summary of the financial results and year end position for all stakeholders and entities.
Be responsible for the preparation of regular returns providing financial statistics in accordance with external statutory reporting requirements to ensure compliance and maintain the RSPB’s financial credibility and reputation.
- Mgt' Board and Trustees: to ensure effective understanding of financial information and to ensure reporting requirements are being met.
- Finance Planning and Reporting Team: to understand financial trends, review and explain variances with budget and strategy, and to recognise and report on financial opportunities and risks.
- Finance Department: support and interact with the wider finance team, with query resolution and specialist advice as required e.g. VAT advice.
- Department HoDs and staff: to ensure understanding of financial information and correct adherence to financial procedures
- Fundraising & Communications to provide information for lottery returns to the Gambling Commission
- UK Government, to provide financial statistics.
- Gambling Commission, in relation to lottery returns and related compliance.
- Auditors, statutory accounts audit
Essential qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience
- Recognised accounting qualification, ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified or part qualified (nearing completion).
- Educated to degree level and/or have sufficient relevant financial experience to be able to carry out duties to a high standard.
- Knowledge of financial reporting structures and financial interdependencies.
- Advanced spreadsheet skills.
- Excellent numeric skills.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Excellent analytical abilities
- Highly proficient in the use if Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
- Proven relationship skills, with the ability to gather information from multiple sources.
- Ability to work well unsupervised.
- Ability to work to strict deadlines.
- Financial reporting to senior management.
- Experience of handling financial data, spreadsheets and databases.
Proven ability to support decision makers with clear business and management reports to aid decisions would be desirable.
- This role will require some travel within the UK.
- This role will require some overnight stays away from home.
- The RSPB works for a healthy environment for all and we therefore expect you to take action in accordance with our Environmental Policy and objectives. Together we can make a positive difference for our world.
- In the RSPB, volunteers are a major resource and make a vital contribution to the RSPB’s aim to take action for the conservation of wild birds and the environment. Employees are responsible for encouraging, developing and supporting volunteers in their work for the RSPB.
This is a Permanent Full Time role for 37.5 hours per week.
Closing date: 23:58, 06 February 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 14th /15th February.
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like find out more, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application for this position.
No agencies please.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.
The Operations, Risk & Compliance Coordinator is part of the Operations, Risk & Compliance (ORC) team, a key part of Corporate Services. Reporting to the Head of Operations, Risk * Compliance, you’ll deliver a comprehensive and high-quality service across the organisation. This is an exciting multidisciplinary role, keeping the legal and ethical integrity of the charity intact by helping all areas of the charity to comply with the rules and regulations that apply to charities.
You’ll be empowered to lead on exciting and varied projects which shape the way our charity works and supports making research breakthroughs possible.
Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
Operations and Risk
- Engage and support Risk Owners to ensure the operational risk register is up to date
- Own our workflow development platform (LogicGate)
- Maintenance of the policy register
- Be trained to provide First Aider and Fire Warden coverage
- Collaborate with all areas of the charity to promote a culture of compliance
- Own and lead on a range of compliance activities as directed by the HORC
Health & Safety
- Ensure ARUK is compliant with all relevant H&S laws relating to office safety, lone working, agile working, volunteers, events etc. covering a range of topics e.g. DSE, Manual Handling, Fire Safety, Loneworking, Agile Working, Safeguarding etc.
- H&S Risk Assessments
- Face to face bespoke training and awareness campaigns
What we are looking for:
- Health & Safety Qualification and/or relevant experience
- Compliance experience
- Experience of carrying out control assessments
- Excellent organisational and administrative experience
- Up to date industry knowledge in related subjects e.g., health and safety
Ways of Working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.
Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals. This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.
Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.
Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum, plus benefits.
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.
The closing date for applications is 30 January 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing 7 February 2022. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. When applying, please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a certain date.
Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us.
To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting time to join the RSPB with the launch of our new strategy to 2030 and the role of Risk and Resilience Officer will help incorporate best practice and the appropriate standards in our risk and resilience activities to support the new strategy.
Risk and Resilience Officer
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full time
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, with a workforce of over 14,000 employees and volunteers across all 4 countries of the UK and an income of over £140 million.
We work to conserve birds and other wildlife, in the UK, the Crown Dependencies and the UK Overseas Territories. We also work throughout the world in collaboration with BirdLife International, the world’s largest conservation partnership and other organisations.
Nature reserves are vital to our conservation work and provide essential wild spaces for everyone to get close to nature. We manage 222 nature reserves, covering 158,751 hectares and providing a home to over 18,500 species of which more than 3,500 are of conservation concern. We’re committed to helping young people develop a greater sense of connection to nature, supporting hundreds of thousands of young people in experiencing nature every year.
This role forms part of the Corporate Governance and Risk department: it is a new role and we currently expect the postholder to work closely with colleagues in the wider department, including on support for the Data Protection Officer. You will also work with stakeholders across the organisation to support the RSPB’s assurance, risk and organisational resilience activities.
You will be responsible for supporting the RSPB’s internal risk committee (we use the ‘three lines’ model), reviewing the RSPB's resilience plans and collaborating with the future development of the charity’s approach to risk. The role is also responsible for ensuring information on the RSPB's risk registers and dashboards is appropriately managed to enable the risks to be managed effectively.
We are looking for someone who has the necessary skills, enthusiasm and motivation to support the RSPB’s vision for a world richer in nature.
The main responsibilities of the role will be:
- Supporting colleagues in their use of registers for the management of operational and strategic risk
- Identifying and collating relevant information from registers, dashboards and assurance maps to provide information and assurance to senior stakeholders
- Reviewing the RSPB resilience and business continuity plans, incorporating the appropriate standards and best practice
- Ensuring regular reviews of the RSPB’s resilience plans are carried out and are fit for purpose.
- Working with the relevant teams to ensure the regular testing of the RSPB’s resilience plans are carried out.
- To provide support to the Head of Corporate Governance and Risk.
- To assist the Data Protection Officer as required.
What we need from you
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
- Detailed knowledge and experience of Risk Management best practice, methodologies and regulatory frameworks.
- A good understanding of the ‘three lines’ model.
- Strong people skills and the ability to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues.
- Initiative and judgement to resolve problems independently.
- Effective written and communication skills at all levels.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
Desirable skills, knowledge and experience.
- Experience using Risk Management software.
- A good understanding of Data Protection legislation.
- An understanding of project management methodologies.
This role could be conducted remotely, with occasional travel to our H/Q at Sandy in Bedfordshire, once or twice a year.
Closing date: 23:59, 04 February 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position late February 2022
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Rowan is a Cambridge-based charity and arts centre for people with learning disabilities. We provide a safe, creative and welcoming environment where we use the arts as a tool to bring people together; break down issues of social exclusion and improve health and wellbeing.
Chief Executive Officer
Responsible to: Chair of the Board of Trustees
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Salary: Up to £55,000 p.a.
Main purpose of the role
- To lead the strategic and operational management of Rowan
- To advise and report to the Trustees on the management of Rowan to ensure that the Board can fulfil its responsibilities in the governance of the charity
- To ensure long-term financial sustainability of Rowan
- To act as an ambassador and to promote the aims and values of Rowan
- To oversee Rowan's focus on the Creative Arts both locally and nationally
Principal tasks and responsibilities
- To develop Rowan’s strategic direction and operational plans, leading their implementation, as agreed with the Board of Trustees
- To manage and foster a productive and effective relationship with the Board of Trustees, promoting active communication and reporting on progress against operational goals
- To lead Rowan, ensuring effective delivery of the services provided and creating a safe and inclusive working environment, strengthening our community and empowering people
- To build an effective workforce in support of Rowan’s activities, through employees and volunteers
- To manage the administration, budgets and resources of the organisation effectively, ensuring financial security and sustainable development
- To supervise building maintenance and keep the charity’s infrastructure in good working order
- To drive the growth of Rowan’s operations in a safe and sustainable way
- To take a key role in building Rowan’s income streams and reserves. This includes oversight of grant applications and funding bids, and feedback, as well as effective communications with funders and private donors
- To ensure compliance with Rowan’s legal responsibilities, such as to fulfil the Company Secretary role, meet the Charities Commission requirements, Health & Safety and safeguarding
- To ensure that Rowan’s corporate policies and practices are up to date and relevant
- To act responsibly and ensure that Rowan maintains and develops its public profile and relationships with key external stakeholders, student artists, parents and carers
The following experience, knowledge and skills are desirable in applicants for this role; it is not expected that candidates will satisfy every area identified below to be successful.
- Experience as a senior executive in a charity, local authority or not for profit setting, ideally with experience of the learning disability and/or arts sector
- Strong financial management experience including budgeting, forecasting, monitoring income and expenditure and financial governance
- Experience of developing and successfully delivering business plans and strategies
- Experience of working closely with Trustee Boards, advising and guiding decision making
- A good understanding of the charitable sector
- A thorough understanding of Charity Governance, policies and statutory requirements
- A broad knowledge of general management disciplines: HR, finance, the regulatory environment and business development.
- Strong leadership and management experience
- Strong financial management skills
- Strong people management skills, empathy and knowledge of HR practice
- Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people
- A strong influencer and negotiator
- Problem-solving ability
Closing Date: 6 February 20221.
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button and attach your CV and covering letter, explaining why you are interested in this role and why we should consider you to lead the next phase of growth at Rowan.
Offers of employment subject to a satisfactory DBS and 2 references.
At Rowan we believe that inclusion in terms of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability and ethnicity is of real value. We actively welcome applications from those whose lived experiences will bring new perspectives and support our desire to diversify our team.
No agencies please.
Over the past few years, Hunts Forum's marketing and communications strategy has been updated, and the development of new newsletters, social media and websites have been applied. This, however, has been done by the staff in addition to their current job role.
Therefore, this new role has been created to build on the work that has already been accomplished and to develop the platforms, channels and communication strategy with new ideas and ways of working.
The post holder will be required to work on the development of the internal and external communications and marketing of Hunts Forum.
The aims and objectives will be around the following themes:
- Increasing the uptake of membership services and the commercial use of the Maple Centre
- Increase awareness of the charity and its members
- Develop and execute our communications strategy, as well as the management and maintenance of our Zoho CRM system
The role will include diverse areas of work, including the development of marketing strategy, the execution of marketing plans, copywriting a multitude of communications materials, the usage of digital marketing channels, the development of traditional communications (such as newspaper articles) and wider marketing guidance and support. There will always be things to be done and ways to improve what has gone before.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.