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It’s a great time to join MapAction. We have a new strategy, and our work is more relevant, impactful and needed than ever. The foundations on which to grow strong income streams are in place. MapAction’s reputation in the humanitarian and geospatial sectors is excellent and will open doors if we knock on them, giving us the ability to make an even bigger difference to the ways in which humanitarian crises are managed, now and into the future.
Partnerships with all kinds of supporters have enabled MapAction to achieve what it has so far and we can see enormous potential to build many more great donor partnerships, across trusts, foundations, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and business.
If you are a skilled, proactive and experienced fundraising professional with a passion for helping the world’s most vulnerable people you can play a big role in making that happen.
With your help we aim to take the above areas to the next level. Your success will be vital to MapAction’s new strategy, which aims to deliver reduced loss of life, livelihoods and suffering for people at risk from emergencies. It's motivating.
You will work closely with the Fundraising & Marketing Director, Chief Executive, Head of MEAL and a range of operational staff and volunteers, to maintain and strengthen relationships with existing donors and to build new ones. You will be passionate about providing outstanding donor care.
You’ll need to be entrepreneurial in your approach, searching for and recognising likely partnerships and converting the best opportunities into enjoyable and mutually satisfying relationships. With a turnover of around £1.5m MapAction needs to be agile, creative and resilient. We don’t have a big fundraising team, so it will often be down to you to do whatever needs to be done. However you will always have the backing of a highly talented and committed team of both staff and volunteers who are truly passionate about what we do and willing to help where they can.
MapAction is a leading humanitarian mapping charity delivering information services and products to enhance decision making in disasters and conflicts. In collaboration with our partners, this mapped information helps responders understand vulnerabilities and target their response effectively, contributing to saving lives and minimising suffering. We work through a team of skilled volunteer professionals and a small paid staff team.
The charity has attracted funding from a range of governments and donors of all kinds. We have built a strong reputation in the humanitarian sector and are a technical partner of the United Nations, Non-Government Organisations, the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, regional entities and national authorities.
At MapAction, training and team building are at the heart of our organisational culture. We have frequent meet-ups where paid staff and volunteers get together for training opportunities and skill-sharing, in areas such as fieldwork, emergency preparedness and GIS technical development.
The humanitarian sector is evolving, and technical expertise such as GIS, mapping, data processing and visualisation is becoming increasingly sought after in order to ensure continuous improvement in humanitarian response. MapAction and our partners are uniquely positioned to provide this technical expertise, to ensure the most effective coordination of relief efforts.
Who are you?
You are someone who really cares about what you do and what MapAction doses. You will have proven experience in creating and delivering a philanthropy fundraising strategy to achieve income growth. You are a self-motivated and passionate person with a flair to design and implement philanthropy programmes. You want to have autonomy on building this newly formed role from the ground up and you are comfortable working with other senior heads of, donors, and Trustees to ensure income generation targets are met. Ultimately you relish a challenge!
Proactively identify, research, and cultivate relationships with prospective trusts & foundations, corporate partners and individuals with the potential to make four, five and six-figure contributions.
Prioritise activity by assessing and deciding on appropriate follow up of all partners and prospects, including introductions that come in through colleagues, volunteers and other supporters.
Provide and structure a level of care and stewardship that makes our supporters feel valued and excited as the mission critical partners they are.
Drive outreach to potential new partners and work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the delivery of effective donor cultivation.
Work with colleagues to develop communications and marketing products that support your areas of income responsibility.
Work with technical, operational and finance colleagues to develop bespoke funding pitches including budgets.
Work with technical, operational and finance colleagues to generate and deliver corporate partnership opportunities, ensuring full compliance, brand alignment, corporate engagement.
Ensure that MapAction’s donor commitments are not only met but communicated back to donors well, including timely provision agreed reports as well as ad hoc updates.
Work closely with relevant colleagues to explore and develop opportunities to make best use of our partner, MapAction USA, a fully recognised 501c3 and MapAction’s Netherlands based Stichting.
Work with the Director of Fundraising & Marketing to develop and implement a targeted fundraising plan for your areas of income responsibility.
Manage, monitor and report on income within set areas of responsibility, and ensure all legal and fundraising regulatory compliance through excellent record keeping.
Maintain the operational systems required to manage high quality donor cultivation, stewardship and research.
Keep abreast of news and trends within the fundraising, geospatial, data and humanitarian sectors and share knowledge across a wider team as appropriate.
Other tasks as reasonably required by MapAction.
This is what we think you need to be successful in the role. If there are other skills and competencies that you bring and think are important to this role , please tell us what they are - we are always interested to hear ideas.
A proven track record of successfully soliciting gifts from at least one and ideally more of : HNWIs, trust & foundation donors and/or corporate partners.
A track record of setting, working to and reporting against in-year targets, agreed budgets and KPIs.
Experience of leading on the creation of proposals and ‘asks’.
Experience of judging the correct moment to move the fundraising gift solicitation process on, and of successfully ‘making the ask’ in person, both face-to-face and in writing.
Experience of negotiating partnerships, both with donors and with internal stakeholders, to ensure we are creating partnerships that thrive and projects that will be delivered.
Demonstrable evidence of strong interpersonal skills including excellent tact and diplomacy to ensure that supporter relationships remain positive, constructive, respectful and honest.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to present technical information in engaging ways to a variety of audiences including senior decision makers, to win understanding and support.
Strong personal values of integrity, honesty, diligence and fairness.
An entrepreneurial and proactive approach and proven ability to ‘income opportunity spot’ and seize new opportunities; to see the strategic or tactical opportunity and seize it, with demonstrable evidence of taking the initiative to identify and reach out to potential new funders and partners.
Ability to motivate and influence colleagues internally, at all levels.
The ability to prioritise workload to ensure optimal income results.
A methodical and professional approach which sees agreed quality standards always being applied.
Holding a recognised fundraising qualification, but we recognise that many fundraisers have achieved success by building on transferable skills.
Experience of project management involving multiple internal stakeholders.
Working knowledge of Charity Commission, GDPR and the Fundraising Regulator Fundraising Code requirements for fundraising activity and keep abreast of new guidelines and legislation.
A strong working knowledge of Google Suite or similar and Salesforce/or similar donor database to manage supporter journeys.
Required to work remotely however the position holder must attend team days near the MapAction office in Oxfordshire once a month at own expense.
30 days holiday plus bank holidays with a workplace pension and also paid training opportunities to help further your career.
Must have the right to live and work in the UK. MapAction is unable to consider candidates who do not already hold appropriate permissions
Note: this is a role in a small, highly specialised charity and an appreciation of, and affinity with the humanitarian purpose of the charity is essential, as well as a willingness to take up additional tasks outside of the normal role when needed.
Equal Opportunities Policy
MapAction is an Equal Opportunities employer. All employees have a personal responsibility to promote and support measures designed to create a working environment which is free from harassment or discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, membership of the Travelers community or HIV&AIDS status.
How to apply: Please apply by gohire with a CV and covering letter to be considered for the role. The closing date for applications is 29.7.2022. We will review applications on a rolling basis and will close the process if we secure someone at an early stage so we urge you to apply early so as not to miss out. For further discussion regarding the content of this role..
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Finance
£56,587 - £60,022 + excellent benefits
Cambridge (hybrid / remote working options)
Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Cambridge University Libraries (CUL), who are looking to appoint a Head of Finance to join their team, in a key and pivotal role within their leadership team.
CUL comprises the University Library, 34 faculty and departmental libraries and the Library Storage Facility.
The University Library is a world-leading academic and research library and one of 6 Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK and Ireland. CUL holds collections of national and international importance and operates across a wide range of activities including digital, public engagement, heritage assets, open access and digitisation.
The Head of Finance is a key role which will lead a team of 6 and work closely with the University Librarian & Director of Library Services, the Chief Operating Officer the Deputy University Librarian and 3 Deputy Directors.
You will be deputy to the Chief Operating Officer in the areas of financial strategy, as well as financial governance and management. The role is also responsible for managing the operational financial administration of CUL and for developing financial strategy in line with the Libraries' and University's strategic priorities. You will take the lead on finance business partnering, planning, budgeting and resource management and financial reporting and analysis.
The ideal candidate will be a finance professional and be ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA qualified or equivalent, with previous experience of leading a finance team. You will have gravitas, drive and ambition and above all you will have a strong degree of commercial and financial acumen, with the ability to liaise with high level key stakeholders and create insightful financial information that will direct business planning and performance. You will be a strong team manager and be able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
CUL has a hands-on, pragmatic team culture so it is essential that you can roll up your sleeves and be involved in the day to day operations as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve their financial processes.
This is an exciting time to join CUL, so if you feel you have the drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.
In return, they are offering a competitive salary, including excellent benefits such as USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) - a defined benefits pension scheme and competitive annual leave of 41 days inclusive of public holidays
Flexible and agile working arrangements including working from home for the right candidate will also be available. CUL is keen to support a positive work / life balance for their staff.
For more information about the role and organisation please contact Senan Pierce, Senior Business Director at Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Cambridge University Libraries.
Cambridge University Libraries is a diverse, international, and multi-cultural community with a positive and vibrant ethos and atmosphere. We value diversity and we are an equal opportunities employer. All job offers are made subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks which includes satisfactory references.
Closing date for all applications: Sunday 24th July 2022.
Interviews will take place: August 3rd or August 5th. 2022.
All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Senan Pierce at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.
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Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with a growing, innovative charity working with refugees and asylum seekers. Spearheaded by a dynamic and passionate CEO, the charity looks to assist with the cost of transport which often is a barrier to integration and mobility for those on very low income and means. The charity looks to alleviate this issue by matching refugees and asylum seekers with reconditioned, abandoned or donated, old bikes around the country. The charity is in its 10th year and is in the process of donating their 10,000th bike.
An opportunity exists for a talented Head of Finance to join the team. This is a senior management role working closely with the CEO to ensure that the charity has exciting growth plans whilst maintaining great governance. The Head of Finance will oversee reporting and look to ensure robust systems and policies are in place.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be a fully qualified Accountant (ACC, ACA or CIMA) with previous experience of managing a small finance function. You will have experience of developing strategies as well as be comfortable with transactional work. You will be a comfortable communicator with experience of working with a SMT and board level colleagues as well as manage external stakeholders. Good knowledge of charity financial reporting as well as developing systems will be a key requirement. As this is a relatively small charity, we are seeking candidates who can work across all teams and be comfortable communicating with non-finance colleagues. In addition to the technical skills, we are seeking candidates with a passion for the charity sector.
Please apply immediately if you wish to join a great, fast-growing charity focused on a fantastic cause. For further information and full JD, please feel free to contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment. Rolling applications, early applications are encouraged.
Head of Finance (Islamic Charity, home based within the UK)
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with an international Islamic food charity determined to free people from devastating hunger. The charity develops and delivers charity projects so they can have the greatest impact possible on the lives of some of the world’s poorest people and most vulnerable people in regions such as Afghanistan, Malawi, Pakistan and Bangladesh. An exciting opportunity exists for a Head of Finance to join the charity. As Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of existing and new financial systems and will ensure high quality implementation and reporting of all financial aspects of the charity. It is a remote role, working one day a week paying £400 per day or £20,000 per annum PAYE.
Who are we looking for?
Candidates will be fully qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CIPFA) and will possess at least 10 years' experience in a financial leadership position. You will also have experience of financial strategy including financial planning and modelling. You will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and have the ability to communicate complex information. You will be strategic in your approach and be able to adapt to working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong affinity to the charity's mission and cause.
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.
Our partner is an award winning UK based charity, which is promoting different solutions to the issues facing international aid and the WASH sector including standalone social impact businesses and programmes to improve hygiene, sanitation and nutrition for under-fives; designed to increase resilience and self-reliance and improve the lives and life chances of farmers, families, women, girls and young children
We are recruiting a Head of Finance and Governance to support Chief Executive and provide strategic management and operational oversight of finance, HR and business support functions and to ensure that everything is done in the most financially effective manner and in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will be supported by qualified accountants in the UK and overseas and their local teams.
This is a part-time role, which would suit an experienced accountant/company secretary, seeking to work flexibly. The 2/3 days we anticipate this role requiring could be spread over 5 days, if the incumbent found this more convenient and all the requirements of the role can be met
- You will be the ultimate responsible person for all of the charity’s external and statutory financial reporting, including reports to funders, trustees and regulatory bodies, though the bulk of this work will be delivered by the finance teams in the UK and Africa.
- You will provide strategic budgetary and financial management support to the Chief Executive in London and the Managing and Finance Directors overseas, assisting them to develop compelling bids for fundraising and inward social investment and will liaise, if necessary, with the financial managers/reviewers of any potential funders/investors.
- You will provide advice and guidance on HR, contractual, corporate and statutory matters to the senior team in the UK and overseas, consulting/liaising if necessary with our lawyers, auditors, and other service providers in both countries.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1.1. Financial strategy
Supporting the development of financial strategies under a variety of scenarios for internal management, trustee discussion and presentation to potential funders/investors.
Leading on financial discussions with trustees and prospective funders/investors.
Developing the financial competence and confidence of PA/BW’s senior teams.
1.2 Financial oversight
Ensuring that monthly management reporting, budgeting and forecasting is accurate and timely and supporting the needs of management, trustees, project managers, funders and donors.
Reviewing the annual budget proposals raising issues, challenging assumptions and, ultimately, agreeing same with the local teams.
Reviewing the monthly financial returns submitted/presented by the finance teams querying anomalies and overspends and agreeing/requiring actions to be taken.
Updating the rolling forecasts of income and expenditure (reflecting actuals to date), monitoring the bank positions and using this to approve or reject requests for ongoing or exceptional expenditure.
1.3 Financial management
Maintaining up to date Financial and HR Policy and Procedures Manuals and responding to requests for variations thereto or divergence therefrom.
Being the principal signatory and authorised administrator for all UK bank accounts and approving changes to the mandate for bank accounts overseas.
Approving and signing off all cash transfers
2. Programme support
2.1 Programme budgeting
Preparing, discussing, reviewing and agreeing the financial budgets for individual projects and/or generic programmes.
Assisting the teams with costing, pricing, taxing and other financial sales related issues.
2.2 Programme reporting
Maintaining cumulative records of expenditure by funder and overseeing the preparation of funder reports and audit completion statements confirming the full dispersal of funds.
Submitting financial claims to statutory funders as and when required.
3. Corporate obligations
3.1 Statutory reporting
Being the principal point of contact between the external auditors the Treasurer and the board.
Agreeing the annual audit timetable and priority audit areas with the external auditors
Reviewing the draft statutory accounts produced by the local finance teams, agreeing the split between restricted and unrestricted programmes, calculating carried forward balances and agreeing same with auditors.
Confirming the appropriate use of restricted income, writing the trustees’ annual review, securing an unqualified audit report, responding to the annual audit letter, convening and managing the AGM.
Reviewing and signing off all statutory filings and ensuring compliance with all regulatory restrictions and statutory obligations.
3.2 HR and legal
Ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements in the UK and all other countries of operations.
3.3 Trustee management
Preparation of board papers and management of board meetings.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Desirable)
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant financial, HR and legal experience and qualifications
Familiarity with complex donor reporting and of managing restricted/unrestricted funding
Experience of working in an international and highly regulated environment
Awareness of investor relations in a social investment and entrepreneurial context
Understanding of managing business support systems, including ICT and procurement
A thorough knowledge of HR systems and processes
An understanding of staff management and a willingness to support staff development
Experience of managing organisational development and systemic change
Excellent written and oral communications skills
RTW in the UK essential
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.
We are looking for an experienced Christian lawyer with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and with an ability to spot obstacles and come up with creative solutions, to galvanise people and translate big picture ideas into practical processes and systems.
Edward Connor Solicitors is a law firm like no other - we provide Christ-centred legal expertise to Christian organisations, combining the skill and specialism of a high-quality law firm with the gospel mission of a Christian charity.
We are at an exciting point of significant growth as we seek to meet the demands of the Christian market we love to serve. This growth demands changes to the way we work to ensure that we continue providing consistently excellent Christ-centred client service. You will be key to driving that change.
You will serve on the senior management team of the firm, assisting with the development of the firm’s strategy, supporting heads of team with change management and leading the practice management team.
This is a full-time position (although part-time could be considered), working from home.
This role has an occupational requirement that the job holder is a Christian in full agreement with our Basis of Faith.
IntoUniversity are looking for a high-calibre candidate to take on the role of Head of Operations (Scotland). You will have responsibility for overseeing the charity’s work in Scotland and will play a key role in leading further expansion of IntoUniversity’s work in Scotland, including the development of new projects. You will be responsible for sustaining and developing the charity’s complex range of partnerships and stakeholder relations, including with our key partners, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and with local and national government.
You will have substantial experience of managing projects and people and will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and ideally three years’ full-time paid experience working with children and young people in a relevant role, for example working as a teacher or youth worker.
The role will be fast-paced and challenging. Each day you will be contributing directly to the success of the charity and the transformation of the lives of some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people. Flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are all necessary for your day-to-day routine. You will be proactive and able to use your initiative at all times. You will have excellent organisational skills and be highly efficient.
As a charity with social mobility as its core objective, IntoUniversity is wholly committed to equality of opportunity. We work with children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we believe that our staff team should be similarly diverse and representative.
The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be, and we recognise that we have much more to do in this regard. We are committed to building a culture where students, staff and volunteers are valued for the unique people they are. We therefore encourage applications from candidates from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. In particular, we actively and warmly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, male candidates and candidates with a disability as they are currently under-represented within IntoUniversity.
Location: Flexible in the Central Belt of Scotland. Travel will be expected to London.
Annual Leave : 33 Days
Interviews: 4th August in Glasgow
The role requires you to bridge the gap between being hands-on and operating at a strategic level. You will line manage, mentor and coach the Policy & Research team, with three team members. At the same time, you will be hands-on securing new partnerships and funding for Fashion Revolution’s policy advocacy and campaigning work.
● Be the organisational lead for policy and campaigning, maintaining intelligence on latest relevant legislation and campaigning strategies and tactics
● Act as team lead on strategy implementation of the 2022-2027 organisational strategy.
● Working closely with the Directors and the Comms & Creative team to drive the voice of Fashion Revolution on specific campaign matters
● Engage with the CIC Members Group and contribute to its meetings
● Provide counsel and advice on all matters related to policy, research, campaigning and the organisation’s reputation and relationships
● Provide advice and guidance on policy and campaigning to the Global Network, working closely with the Global Network Manager
● Be a proactive ambassador and key spokesperson for Fashion Revolution
● Oversee team to deliver the FTI global, Brazil, ECI; COSME, ECF and any incoming projects
● Act as the team lead on various policy engagements including the EU textile strategy. In 2023, this role will also need to develop the Fashion Revolution EU advocacy strategy.
● Oversee and sign off any budget, expenditure and financial activity related to the policy team, including reviewing and signing any contracts, partnership agreements and invoices
● Oversee, with ultimate responsibility, and support / help put together grant bids that include policy team projects or led by policy team work
● Oversee the team's working hours in Tsheets, sign off holiday requests and anything related to their working hours and working environment
● Mentor and provide guidance and supportive, nurturing environment to the team to enable them to do grow and do their best work
● Act as the policy team's voice and champion at leadership- level in decision-making
● Lead reporting on policy teams activities for the Laudes, ECF, ECI and other policy team grants ECI: Good Clothes, Fair Pay campaign Overall project coordination
● Ensure that the ECI project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
● Ensure the project campaign work is communicated to the committees and project donors
● Manage external contractors and contributors including legal support, political outreach support and project intern
● Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation including all documentation for meetings, minutes and actions, and strategy reports Manage the political outreach strategy of the campaign
● Work with our political consultant on the outreach strategy in terms of which MEPs and other stakeholders to approach and our messaging towards them
● Manage key political relationships. Coordinate the ECI committees
● Arrange monthly Citizens’ Committee meetings, send an agenda, facilitate the meeting and lead any follow up actions.
● Ensure the Citizens’ Committee are updated from a campaign and content perspective and equipped to represent the ECI.
● Arrange bi-monthly Steering Committee meetings, send an agenda, facilitate the meeting and lead any follow up actions ● Ensure the Steering Committee are updated from a project governance and content perspective and can guide the project.
● Provide quarterly budget updates to the Steering Committee.
● Respond to all committee member requests in a timely manner. ● Arrange committee members costs and travel where relevant
● Oversee all external and internal project and communications and messaging alongside the committees and relevant partners including messaging towards different campaign audiences, Coordinate Donor Relations
● Lead fortnightly project team meetings with ASN Bank updating them on project progress and highlighting any challenges.
● Lead financial reporting, compiling budgets from Fair Wear, Fashion Revolution and others to report on overall project finances
● Ensure contractual commitments are met with ASN and Laudes
● Respond to Laudes request for updates, reporting and progress on Laudes rubrics reporting Partner Outreach
● Support the campaign team with new partner outreach
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Veganuary is the non-profit that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January - and beyond. We focus on changing consumer behaviours and attitudes, while providing lots of information and practical support - to make the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible.
We also work with businesses to drive up vegan food provisions in shops and restaurants and have made veganism more visible and accessible through our work with national and international media.
What we do
- Our Aim: A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate climate change and drive wild animal populations to extinction.
- Our Mission: To inspire and support people to try vegan, drive corporate change, and create a global mass movement, championing compassionate food choices with the aim of ending animal farming, protecting the planet, and improving human health.
We work toward our lofty ambitions by following a simple, 3-step plan:
- Encouraging and supporting millions of people to try veganism.
- Creating the necessary media and social media buzz to raise awareness of the topic and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
- Encouraging companies to promote and launch more delicious vegan options to increase the quality, availability and visibility of vegan food.
How we do it
You’ll have no doubt seen our public campaigns for Veganuary, you may even have tried it yourself. We’re incredibly proud of the global movement we’ve built, and it continues to grow year-on-year.
The part of work you might be a little less familiar with is our work in influencing businesses. The more businesses speak positively about veganism and launch new vegan products, the better the availability, visibility and quality of vegan products becomes, making it easier and tastier to try vegan. This is inspiring more people to choose plant-based options and stick with it long term.
Amongst many others, we are incredibly proud to have worked with the following companies to increase their vegan offering:
What we’re looking for
As we head into the next phase of our strategy, we are looking for a talented Head of Operations and Finance who can help us build a robust, sustainable organisation. You will help us to shore up our gains to date and capitalise on the increasing number of growth opportunities coming our way.
This is a reimagining of an existing role and represents an investment in the charity’s future. We are looking for someone who can work closely with the board and executive to devise and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of new opportunities.
You will lead on financial management, supervise and optimise the organisation’s operations in the UK, and support our growing international team in operational matters.
Playing a pivotal part in the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Veganuary’s day-to-day operations - including governance, administration, HR, finance, legal and IT remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We don’t believe in prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our teams. We have just three questions of you, before you apply:
- Are you a qualified finance professional with significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities?
- Are you a skilled strategic thinker with a proactive approach to solving problems?
- Do you enjoy building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
If you like what you’ve read, and your answer to all three questions above is “yes”, I recommend that you read the application pack by following the link below and consider getting in touch to discuss the role in more detail.
Child’s i Foundation is a Ugandan based social impact organisation with an international reputation for advocating child rights and creating community based alternatives to orphanages. A small non-profit with a big impact, we work with governments, national partners and our worldwide network of supporters to highlight the harm and cost of orphanages in Uganda and globally. We’re helping to reimagine the whole child protection and care system, repurpose orphanages and rebuild services at the heart of communities that are designed to strengthen and support birth, foster and adoptive families. Because every child needs a loving family, we are Child's i.
We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with experience/knowledge of international development accounting. This role will provide effective financial management to our teams in Uganda and the UK.
This is a home-based role in in the UK, with occasional meetings with the UK team, and potentially an annual trip to Uganda, to strengthen the accounting & financial management systems and ongoing monitoring.
You will have overall responsibility for the financial management and financial stability in the UK. You will also provide support to, and work closely with, the finance team in Uganda, to ensure effective financial management at the group level.
You will ensure there is strong financial management accounting and budgeting systems in the UK and Uganda, ensuring effective management of our cash and reserves, and ensuring the organisation is running in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Role and responsibilities
Management Accounting & Budgeting
Manage month-end processes in the UK, including posting journals, P&L review, balance sheet reconciliations, and producing UK Management Accounts
Review and interrogate Ugandan monthly management accounts and provide feedback & support to the Uganda finance team.
Produce consolidated monthly management accounts, including variance reports, rolling cash-flows and reserves forecasts.
Prepare quarterly board packs including key UK, Uganda and group financial information, including forecasts and scenario planning as appropriate.
Supervise and oversee the UK Payroll and ensure HMRC compliance.
Prepare the UK budget, oversee preparation of the Ugandan annual budget, and prepare annual consolidated budgets.
Prepare the annual accounts, including consolidated accounts.
Prepare for the annual audit, including liaising with auditors and overseeing the implementation of audit recommendations.
Ensure accounts and relevant returns are filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission each year.
Work with the Programmes & Fundraising teams in the UK and Uganda on preparing budgets for grant proposals and costing activities.
Support the organisation to ensure full cost recovery.
Review financial reports for donors prepared by the Uganda Team, ensuring accuracy & completeness of submitted financial reports.
Ensure compliance with donor rules & requirements with respect to finance.
Cash & Reserves Management
Actively manage cash flow to ensure adequate cash levels are maintained throughout the year, including cash flow forecasting.
Ensure strong Restricted & Unrestricted Fund management; track & forecast the movement on funds each month and take any follow up action as needed.
Actively manage exchange rate risk, ensuring the charity minimises exchange rate losses and mitigates against the risks effectively.
Financial planning and operations
Work closely with the CEO, the team in the UK, Uganda, and board of trustees, to support the organisation’s objectives and strategic plans.
Attend, and contribute to discussion at, quarterly meetings of the Board of Trustees and sub committees.
Develop resource strategies that support organisational objectives and that align with current and future needs of Programmes and Fundraising teams.
Review and strengthen the control environment of the UK and Uganda office, ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are robust and that the organisation is meeting is regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements.
Monitor and investigate any financial performance issues in Uganda and recommend appropriate remedial action.
Assist the team in Uganda to develop financial management capacity.
Any other responsibilities as required from time to time by the CEO.
Person specification skills and experience required
Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), desirably with international development knowledge/experience.
Knowledge and experience of using QuickBooks or similar accounting system.
Some experience in grant management and reporting.
Experience of working with Restricted & Unrestricted funds and a good understanding of the challenges this can pose.
UK charity experience, including charity SORP
Some experience of developing and strengthening accounting and financial management systems, policies and processes.
Able to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to build rapport with others from a range of backgrounds.
Excellent written and spoken English, and ability to write concise reports for a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Resilient, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Able to work in a standalone capacity with regard to managing the finance function.
At Child’s i Foundation we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements in the person specification are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
Child’s i Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
This role is open to UK residents only.
We will actively consider flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: 10th July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
How to apply: Applications should include a CV (max 3 pages) and a one page cover letter stating how you meet each requirement and why you are interested in the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Part-time finance role at one of the 'top 100 organisations to escape to' and top 100 social enterprises in the UK.
About the role
This is a part-time role (8 hours per week) to provide management accounting and budgeting support to our COO and team, including day-to-day liaison with external accountants and support to individual budget holders.
We're looking for a qualified or part-qualified accountant, or someone with equivalent experience.
Our core hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. We would prefer you to split the hours across at least three days of the week (within core hours), but are open to alternatives. Ideally you would be able to attend fortnightly team meetings which are held on Tuesday afternoons.
The initial contract is for 12 months only. However, this is a new role and there may be scope to increase the hours or make the role permanent in future depending on the needs of the Lab and availability of funding.
The role can be performed from home (UK only), or from our office in London, or a mixture of the two.
We are recruiting for this via our online platform, where you can also find many more details about the role. Please click 'apply via website' to find out more.
We’re looking for the following skills and experience:
qualified or part-qualified accountant (or equivalent experience), ideally with management accounting experience in charities with income up to £1.5m
able to translate ‘finance speak’ into plain English
able to work flexibly in an environment where the funding position can change rapidly
commitment to the aims and values of the Lab, including to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and an openness to continual reflection, learning and development.
We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on any grounds, including gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work, and we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation.
About the Lab
The Finance Innovation Lab is a UK charity working to transform the financial system for people and planet. This year we were listed in both the the 'Escape 100 best organisations to escape to', and the 'SE100 top 100 social enterprises in the UK'
Dysfunctions in the financial system lie at the root of many of today’s challenges, from climate change and economic crises, to poverty, marginalisation, and inequality. We believe it doesn’t have to be this way.
We work for deep, lasting change to the financial system to make it democratic, sustainable, just and resilient. We create this change by building the power of a community of systems-changemakers and developing ambitious initiatives that transform the financial system for people and planet.
Please click 'apply via website' to find out more.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Home based, UK or Europe
This is a critical support function to the Finance, HR and Administration team. It is a multi-faceted role with responsibilities for accountancy, in particular the management of the annual audits and accounts. Be the point of contact for HR and Administration functions. Working with our accounting firms, payroll firms in the respective countries, this role will lead on all of the audit processes for the UK, EU and Australian arms of the Foundation and will also provide support to the US and Hong Kong as and when necessary.
- Lead on the format and messaging of the global accounts and global annual review and ensure that we provide an accurate and transparent report.
- Lead on the UK, German, Italian, Luxembourg and Australian audits and work with relevant stakeholders to ensure they are completed accurately and on time each year. Point of contact between the finance team and external auditors to ensure queries are resolved throughout the audit process.
- Work with the gift processing teams, third party fulfilment houses and the Finance team to ensure all income and expense records are filed correctly to support annual audit processes and in line with charity/company regulations.
- Ensure accurate coding is in place across all financial systems.
- Monthly accountancy - perform or assist with the book-keeping for each market as required.
- Manage staff expenses including reimbursement.
- Point of contact for staff credit cards. Manage allocation and use.
- Manage global bank accounts. Responsibility for keeping signatories, users and authorisers/directors up to date and in line with internal policies and when there are staff changes. Provide financial info to the Finance team as required. Oversee the set up of new accounts as required.
- Ensure day-to-day banking is carried out in line with our Customer Service Charter.
- Manage monthly transfers between bank accounts, supplier accounts and merchant providers for all markets in liaison with Finance team located at headquarters. Obtain required approvals and ensure operational balances are in place.
- Carry out finance related reconciliations such as expenditure reconciliation, bank reconciliation and payment platform reconciliation.
- Point of contact & account manager for payment platforms and merchant accounts, keeping information up to date etc.
HR and Administration:
- Recruitment and retention, including labour engagement for UK, German, Italy, Luxembourg and Australia.
- Work with our Global HR team to ensure Training and Development, performance maintenance, employee relations are well maintain.
- Coordinate / arrange the European staff salaries, and other markets as required.
- Oversee supplier accounts/services & contract management: Keep records up to date, manage payments, maintain online accounts eg, office facilities and insurances. Management of global PO Boxes and international postal services. Ensure they are renewed in time.
- Manage all subscription requirements for the Supporter Engagement team (IT, sector, compliance etc).
- Management of staff mobile phone contracts.
- Control and monitor purchasing costs, including office.
- Manage UK petty cash.
- Manage the global fixed asset registers.
- Create and manage inventory of staff resources incl. IT equipment.
- Assist the budget preparation.
- Assist with the creation of performance reports and other (ad hoc) reports as required.
- Provide support for financial, HR processes as required.
- Design and maintain filing systems.
- Ensure that inter-department and inter-personal relationships are positive, cohesive, and contribute to the overall mission of AAF.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with management in regard to work procedures and employee relations.
Continuous Improvement and Misc.:
- Contribute to the on-going review, development and implementation of changes to improve the productivity and efficiency of AAF.
- Participate in staff training and performance and development appraisal process to assist in the achievement of AAF objectives and mission.
- Ensure procedure manuals are updated in line with changes.
To apply Please send CV’s with covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and why you should be considered for this role.
Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Programme Finance Specialist, Temp. £200 per day (Umbrella). Remote
For an international NGO operating in over 100 countries, we are recruiting an interim Programme Finance Specialist for up to 2 months to support them during a busy period. This role will provide contract, finance, and compliance support for several contracts through end-to-end programme management, funding proposals, donor reporting and project close-out. The Programme Finance Specialist will work on key UK and FCDO donors and deliver finance training to programme managers. This is a fully remote role.
- Provide support on program management and contract set up, budget cost proposal, grant management, compliance, cashflow management and monitoring of the grants and contracts
- Support Program Funding Team in proposal budget development
- Prepare country office agreements (IPIA) and advise on consortium agreements
- Ensure compliance with FCDO donor requirements
- Review contract performance of projects and carry out contract and finance activities including Donor reporting
- Prepare responses to donor audit queries as well as budgeting and reforecasting processes
- Reconcile all active projects and close-out calculations
What will you bring to this role?
- International grant management for EU and UK Donors including FCDO
- Budgeting and financial analysis of international programmes
- Strong MS Excel
- Experience from the charity and NGO sector including Donor contract and reporting
- Strong understanding of UK/European donor financial compliance and contract requirements
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
Finance Manager – Part Time (22 hours), home based role.
Civitas Recruitment are delighted to be working with a fantastic organisation that are one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. The charity offer’s services to various communities including LGBT+ young people and adults. An exciting opportunity exists for a Finance Manager to join the team. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the sound management of the organisation’s finances. The postholder will be responsible for the production of management reports and statutory reporting. The post holder will report directly to the CEO and manager 2 staff members. Home based role, 22 hrs a week flexible over a 4-week block. Option does exist to work from one of the Yorkshire offices.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be suitably qualified and will have had exposure to the charity sector. You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of managing the finance function of an organisation. Up to date knowledge of relevant UK legislation and statutory requirements is required for this role. You will have proven ability to provide support, guidance, and training to financial and non-financial colleagues. You will have strong IT skills with advanced Excel and have good knowledge of accounting packages e.g., QuickBooks or 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.