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If you are a qualified accountant looking to give something back, this is a brilliant opportunity to support the success of a charity that connects communities and creates local greenspaces.
The Finance Manager will provide financial administrative, accounting and bookkeeping support to ensure the smooth financial running of The Orchard Project. They will produce regular management accounts, coordinate the preparation of the statutory accounts, lead on charity budgeting and forecasting, produce financial documents for funders, and report to the Finance & Compliance Committee (a sub-committee of the Board).
The Orchard Project is the national charity for community orchards. Our vision is that everyone, in cities across the UK, is within easy reach of a thriving community orchard. Our mission is to bring orchards into the heart of urban communities.
Orchards were once a significant part of the UK’s natural environment, but many have been lost to urban development. We want to remedy this, and bring the magic of orchards into cities and areas of urban deprivation, where the environmental and social benefits of greenspace and community growing can make such a big difference.
We inspire and train communities across England, Scotland and Wales to create, restore and maintain community orchards for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. We have been around since 2009, supporting about 600 community orchards in our time.
We provide ongoing support for groups as well as running accredited training programmes in orchard management and forest gardening. Our project work is varied and we work in a range of settings including prisons, schools and in the diverse communities that we serve.
Our total annual income is around £600k, and we have a staff team of 18 people.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A world where all young people flourish, regardless of their background.
Who We Are
LTSB is a social mobility charity that works with bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring they find meaningful, skilled careers – and that firms get positive, effective employees who can make a difference from their first day.
Our four key responsibilities are:
- Promoting opportunities to those from backgrounds that are not normally reached
- Preparing young people for the workplace, and the workplace for young people
- Providing context for their application, and stewarding the hiring process
- Pastoral care – an additional support network for the first phase of their career
We don’t just get young people jobs. We launch careers. When diverse talent is given preparation and support, they don’t just get by, they thrive – and that means more representative management which can better train and retain a more representative workforce. For historic information, please see our Impact Report on our website: www.ltsb.charity
The Finance team consists of a Finance Director and a Finance Administrator role.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the LTSB, and provides commercial focus, leading on financial compliance and governance and overseeing strong and effective financial administrative functions and reporting. With overall responsibility for the charity’s finance function, you will play a significant role as a senior member of the leadership team to ensure the charity can achieve its mission in the most effective and efficient way possible. The FD manages the Finance Administrator who undertakes the day-to-day financial administration.
Day-to-day financial management
- Ensure relevant and accurate records are kept, filings made, and taxes paid as required by HMRC (in respect of Payroll, corporation tax and VAT), pension agencies, Companies’ House and the Charity Commission.
- Develop and enhance the financial and management reporting systems to meet the strategic and operational needs of the Trust including the identification and implementation of suitable software, and upgrades to existing software and office systems to improve processes and systems to bring about efficiencies.
- Ensure compliance with statutory accounting and regulatory requirements of financial and charity governance matters.
- Prepare the annual accounts in accordance with relevant statutory and accounting reporting standards and auditing requirements.
- Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit and any management recommendations raised by the auditors.
- Oversee the management and reporting of all funds received from external funders. Ensure that accurate restricted fund accounts are maintained and that the financial records comply with funder reporting requirements.
- Supervise the Finance Administrator.
- Keep the CEO and Finance Committee informed of material developments on a regular and ad-hoc basis as required.
Strategic financial planning and management
- Prepare quarterly and annual management accounts, including income and expenditure accounts, balance sheet, cash flows, financial performance indicators and supporting notes for the Finance Committee and Trustee Board quarterly meetings.
- Be responsible for the budgeting and forecasting process for the organisation and provide appropriate reporting, variance analysis and support for decision making to the CEO, SLT and Board.
- Developing and leading LTSB’s finance strategy, optimising the charity’s financial performance and strategic position.
- Providing strategic leadership in relation to LTSB’s finances, advising on matters of compliance, risk, and contract performance.
- Accountable to the Finance Committee of the Board for all financial, risk and audit matters working closely with the CEO and Board to achieve a high quality of governance for LTSB.
- Ensure LTSB’s legal and governance responsibilities are undertaken and executed in a robust and transparent way, with trustees updated on any relevant legal and/or governance changes.
- Maintain up-to-date corporate documents and ensuring that all required documents are filed at Companies House and Charities Commission within the requisite deadlines.
- Undertaking any other duties and projects as may be assigned by the CEO or the Board of Trustees.
- Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with strong financial systems and experience working as a finance director.
- Outstanding and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
- Demonstrable commitment to LTSB’s vision and values.
- Experience of financial statement preparation and audit process management.
- Experience of preparing board papers and presenting to boards.
- Experience of managing grant finances and contract compliance.
- Commercially aware.
- Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns under the partial exemption method.
- Experience of working in the charity sector with good knowledge of charity accounting.
- Experience of overseeing the development of organisational policies, procedures and systems.
- We have recently moved from Quickbooks to Oracle Netsuite accounting software so candidates with a good working knowledge of at least one of these systems would be ideal, although experience of using any similar cloud accounting system would be advantageous for the role
Skills and Abilities
- Strong technical financial and management accounting skills.
- Strong IT skills with advanced Excel skills.
- Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills.
- Proven financial analysis, cashflow management and forecasting ability.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and written).
- Proven ability to produce and interpret management accounts
- Proven ability to provide support, and guidance to non-financial managers and colleagues.
- The ability to manage a varied and pressured workload.
- Highly motivated and autonomous.
This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All LTSB staff members are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
This role is ideal for an experienced Finance Director who is seeking flexible hours and home working. Although the FD would need to attend meetings in London they could be based anywhere in the UK. This is a home-based role, and our team works independently with no central office.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word format, when prompted to attach documents, explaining how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work at LTSB in this role.
Please note, all candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022. Applications received after this point will not be considered.
First stage interviews will be held by Zoom during w/c 6th June. Second stage interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 15th June.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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
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Are you an experienced and dynamic finance professional looking for a broad, hands-on exciting position in a growing charity? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for an agile and experienced Head of Finance to lead Brake’s operational finance function and also maintain and develop our financial systems and operating processes. We are looking for someone who has previous hands-on experience; ideally in a similar-sized or larger organisation. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, this role is a very hands-on finance role leading on all aspects of financial accounting across the charity, providing clear financial insight at all times. The Head of Finance will work closely with our leadership team and undertakes the most senior finance role within the organisation.
Currently the finance team consists of the Head of Finance and a Finance and Admin Officer (who reports into the Head of Finance). While nothing is guaranteed, there is potential for growth across the charity and therefore we are looking for a Head of Finance who can demonstrate experience and capability to step up into a more senior finance role, overseeing a more complex finance function with additional line management responsibility.
Who we are
Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively.
We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families.
- management and administration of book-keeping using Xero;
- operation of Sage Payroll and pensions for c.45 staff;
- preparation of management accounts and financial reporting information for the charity’s finance committees monthly. Attendance at monthly finance committee meetings;
- preparation of the annual budget and monthly forecasts;
- processing of invoices, arranging supplier payments, resolving queries and debtors;
- managing bank accounts holding the charities’ working funds and its reserves, both online and offline;
- working alongside the auditors (managing the audit process end to end) and the Treasurer, generating year end accounts documents and submitting returns (including VAT returns, GiftAid claims etc) to the relevant authorities (including Charity Commission and Companies House) ensuring they are compliant with charity legislation;
- leading the identification and implementation of improvements to finance processes, as agreed with the Chief Operating Officer;
- working closely with all budget holders, supporting colleagues with financial matters, notably in preparing and checking a) budgets and b) financial expenditure reports required by sponsors and statutory funders; and
- line management of one member of staff.
- experience of working in a similar hands-on role in a finance management capacity in the not for profit sector;
- a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA);
- excellent knowledge of financial processes;
- experience of using Xero and Sage software and adept at Microsoft Office;
- the ability to produce high quality financial reports;
- an analytical mindset, able to work as a financial adviser for non-finance functions, providing insightful analysis and guidance;
- the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple responsibilities;
- proactive, problem solving ability and strong interpersonal skills; and
- a values-driven approach to life; you want to work for a charity.
About the team and how we work
- You will be joining a skilled, dedicated and friendly team.
- Our team works remotely and encourages use of sustainable transport.
- Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
- Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you have experience of managing and coaching teams to deliver consistently high performance within a complex multi-site operation? Are you a fantastic communicator who can lead you team to achieve great results?
Dogs Trust are recruiting for a Head of Operations to lead our rehoming centres in the North to achieve high standards of dog welfare, customer service and operational procedures to maximise rehoming possibilities for dogs in our care.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust will never put a healthy dog to sleep, and believe ‘A Dog is for Life’.
Accounting for 62% of the Dogs Trust workforce, the Operations Directorate is responsible for achieving the mission of Dogs Trust through the intake, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs. The Directorate is split between four functions; rehoming centres, the Contact Centre, a field-based team and a team in the London office.
This is an exciting role with huge scope, as you will need to get to grips with all aspects of the rehoming centre operation (previous animal welfare experience isn’t essential) to contribute to the achievement of continuous improvement in logistical and rehoming processes as well as our (already high) canine welfare and customer experience standards. You will contribute to the development of the operational strategy and its implementation in support of the wider Dogs Trust strategic aims, ensuring continuous improvement in performance across all Operational areas to support more dogs being cared for and rehomed.
As an inspiring and experienced leader, you will manage, motivate and develop a group of Centre Managers, focussing on building management capacity throughout Operations and enabling managers, through the development of a coaching culture, to effectively handle all management issues, encouraging innovation and new initiatives, as well as identifying and dealing with underperformance where necessary.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with significant experience of managing and coaching a team of staff to deliver consistently high performance, ideally having managed staff remotely in previous roles. This experience will include recruitment, performance management and supporting managers with complex HR issues. You will be highly numerate with experience of managing budgets and will have the ability to analyse complex data to make management decisions and make recommendations for future action.
The role will be home-based, within the north and there will be significant travel, including some evenings and weekends.
To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you complete an application form and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.
Interviews will take place on 6th and 7th June in Manchester (first stage) and 13th June in Darlington (second stage).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking an experienced finance professional who can help our organsation to reach new heights through strong financial planning, communication, leadership, and ambition. We are part-way through our first year of our 2021-24 strategic plan which aims to transform the organisation into a central part of student life at the University of Northampton. As an organisation which is proud of its diverse membership, we would also like to encourage applications from people of colour and people with disabilitiesto help senior leadership team better reflect our membership.
The duties of the post holder are:
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
- Lead the development, management and delivery of NSU’s finance, commercial, and insights activity.
- Responsible for driving income generation across the Union, including but not limited to; partnerships, services, sponsorship, and fundraising.
- As part of the Senior Leadership Team, lead UNSU strategic and operational planning; enabling the delivery of NSU’s priorities and projects.
- Oversee, via delegated budget holders, budgets for the Membership Services and other NSU functions, including production of annual budgets and reporting on cashflow, and I&E variances monthly as required.
- Manage the relationship between NSU and the University’s Director of Finance, ensuring there is open, transparent, and regular dialogue between the two organisations, and that there is confidence and assurance in NSU’s activity.
- Deputise for the Chief Executive Officer by representing them and NSU at NSU, University or External meetings, events and other engagements.
- As the senior manager responsible for the finance, commercial, and insights functions, oversee recruitment, selection, induction and ongoing leadership of relevant staff.
- Support the Trustee’s Finance and Risk Committee and Chief Executive Officer by taking operational responsibility for managing the financial sustainability and statutory compliance of the Students’ Union.
- Accountable for the maintenance of financial, legal and risk controls across all services including compliance with all financial processes and procedures including ensuring submission of relevant information requested in a timely fashion.
- Oversee the year end statutory accounts preparation and audit, ensuring clear and timely communication of outcomes with relevant stakeholders
- Lead on the annual internal audit process, ensuring that actions are followed up and reported to the University’s audit committee.
- Lead on the development and maintenance of NSU’s Risk Register, working with the board and NSU staff to ensure progress against agreed actions and the identification of new risks.
- Ensure the department’s operations are compliant with national and local legal requirements including Health & Safety and NSU’s internal policy and procedures.
- Take overall responsibility for all health and safety matters within the organisation by chairing the internal Health, Safety and Risk Committee.
- Lead the finance team to ensure the accurate and timely production of monthly management accounts.
- Ensure a strong internal control framework and effective financial policies and procedures are in place and actioned.
- Be responsible for the SU’s payroll system and ensuring that PAYE regulations are adhered to at all times.
- Ensure that insurance cover is adequate for all areas of the SU, whilst maintaining value for money.
- Manage relationships with University finance staff, NSU auditors, tax advisors, insurance providers and banks.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
With gene therapy now available on the NHS as treatment for some forms of sight loss and therapies for other forms now at phase 3 clinical trials, we have never been closer to relegating sight loss to the history books. Now is the time to ramp up investment and build stronger partnerships, not rest on our laurels.
As the leading UK charity dedicated to stopping sight loss through pioneering research, Fight for Sight is at the forefront of making the above aim a reality. With a visually-impaired CEO joining us, who will soon be launching our new 5-year strategy, we are putting the lived experience of those with sight loss at the heart of what we do. Off the back of incredible success across our 2017 – 2022 strategy and a near 100% increase in income, we’ve never been better placed for success.
We currently invest over £8 million into 159 research projects across 44 leading universities and hospitals around the UK, funding some of the brightest minds in science. We are determined to create a world that everyone can see, and we have the resources and networks needed to make it happen.
You will be taking over an established trusts portfolio of c.£1.5m, made up of around 400 trust mailing respondents, 100 small donors. 50 medium donors, and 4 donors providing large strategic gifts. Whilst the programme doesn’t run itself, it is built on solid foundations and has a framework of extremely strong relationships; the programme is primed for growth and we’re excited to meet the person whose passion will help us achieve this.
The last few years has seen us become the first medical research partner of a number of large foundations, and those relationships continue to develop and flourish. We’re able to clearly explain our work and demonstrate the impact it will have on people’s lives. Our ability to engage with these non-traditional donors is a clear sign of the strength of our message.
We are routinely commended for being able to demonstrate our impact and the through-line from cutting-edge research to real-world application, above and beyond that seen from some of the country’s largest medical research charities. We know what we’re doing and we do it well.
Why you should apply
If the 10% non-contributory pension, inclusive and supportive culture, and exciting plans for the future don’t cinch it for you… Then you should join because this is an incredible role for someone who is looking to take the next step in their career; our trust fundraising programme has fantastic foundations and fundamentals, the investment and organisation is in place to facilitate growth and our appetite for change and new ideas is large. In short, if you want to take everything you’ve learned to date and sculpt a trust fundraising programme that is your version of perfect, with the full support of our board and SLT, then this is the place to do it.
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.
Head of Customer Experience
- Home Based with some travel to Head Office / partner sites (as required)
- Circa £50k
- 35 hours over 5 days per week
The Head of Customer Experience is responsible for leading and managing Ben’s Customer Experience department. The role is focused on Ben’s Health & Wellbeing customers (service users, supporters, partners, etc) owning end-to-end customer journeys alongside all physical, digital, print, and social media touchpoints. This role is also responsible for continuously reviewing and improving all aspects of customer satisfaction and user experience across Ben’s wider Health & Wellbeing services.
The Head of Customer Experience will oversee Ben’s brand and marketing campaigns to promote brand awareness and engagement with individuals (who work in, or who have worked in the automotive industry), automotive partners and stakeholders as well as manage the core functions that sit under the Customer Experience department, namely Digital Marketing & Engagement as well as Communication & Impact.
The Head of Customer Experience forms part of Ben’s Health & Wellbeing Senior Management Team working both operationally and strategically to meet organisation aims and objectives and will:
- Lead, manage and inspire the Customer Experience department and functions
- Work closely with the Digital Marketing & Engagement Manager to develop and drive Ben’s digital marketing strategy to increase awareness and engagement
- Work closely with the Communications, Content & Impact Manager to develop and deliver Ben’s Health & Wellbeing internal and external communications plan
- Ensure all marketing and external communication activities grow Ben’s brand, reputation, and reach
- Plan launches of new services and products working with relevant Health & Wellbeing departments and functions (as applicable)
- Oversee Ben’s PR activity for all Health & Wellbeing departments and functions, seeking and maximising PR opportunities in terms of awareness, reach and demonstrating impact
- Uses feedback and insights to help shape and influence the future of Ben’s Health & Wellbeing services
- Play an active role in defining and packaging products and services, developing appropriate value propositions which is reflected in all communications and collateral
- Uses management information and data (including feedback, audit, and evaluations) to support and inform service improvement, development, and demonstration of impact
- A minimum of 33 days, inclusive of Bank Holidays and subject to increase with the length of service.
- Contributory pension scheme – matched at 4%.
- Life assurance 3 x basic annual salary.
- Access to Perkbox, employee benefits platforms, offering free perks and discounts with hundreds of companies and deals available.
- Enhance Maternity/ paternity Pay
- Employee Assistance Programmes.
- Wellbeing support including access to mental health digital platforms.
- Long Service Recognition.
- Personal Development.
- Rewards and Incentives.
- Free car parking
Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life for them and their family dependents.
Ben supports individuals to navigate through life’s challenges, empowering them to make positive, lasting change. Ben works with people to improve their lives by enhancing their health and wellbeing through its free and confidential online self-help, helpline, and support services.
Ben also operates continuing care and support for those in later life, which isn’t dependent on an automotive industry connection, via its residential care centres, day centre and retirement village.
If this describes you, and you are ambitious and motivated and want to make a positive difference to people’s lives, get in touch with us.
We are looking for a Finance Executive with a professional bookkeeping or accountancy qualification. This is a central role in the organisation with the postholder having responsibility for delivering highly effective financial management, internal systems and controls, as well as producing financial reports and budgets for the Directors, Senior Management Team and CIC members, the Trustees of the Foundation, as well as for a range of institutional donors, sponsors and other funders.
This is a fast paced, demanding role so it is important that you can manage your own workload, use your own initiative and have strong, accurate skills. You will be working across the entire team to provide financial support and may liaise with our Global Network teams too.
The role would suit someone that has experience of financial and administrative systems, is a highly organised problem-solver and great with people. You must also be competent with IT systems although we will provide you with training on the software you will use in your role.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Financial Management, Statutory and Internal Reporting
Deliver effective financial management, internal systems and controls, financial processing and reporting, including preparation of monthly management accounts for review by the Directors team and SMT, working with different currencies to present accounts in GBP where relevant.
Support the Managing Director in the preparation and submission of budgets and financial statements to CIC Members and the Board of Trustees.
Lead on multi-year and annual budget setting, with regular revision and re-forecasting process with budget holders;
Ensure that internal controls are in place and operating properly, including month-end and year-end control procedures;
Oversee all finances relating to the procurement of goods and services at Fashion Revolution: Maintain a log of accounts payable invoices and liaise on relevant queries; Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Quickbooks; Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures; Ensure that invoices are approved in line with the authorisation limits; Ensure that invoices are processed accurately and on a timely basis; Ensure that invoices and relevant documentation are filed in the correct places and attached to the relevant transactions; staff expenditure processing; Bank reconciliation of GBP and currency accounts.
Ensure filing, record updating, routine returns take place on a regular basis
Oversee the T-sheets timesheet system, including flexitime, holiday and reporting to Managing Director, line managers and team.
Oversee the management of the monthly payroll process, liaising with PAYE processing and Head of Operations and Governance
Oversee annual stocktake of fanzines and any other relevant stock, assets etc for annual accounts.
Ensure all regular payments are maintained without interruption, updating card details as required.
Ad Hoc finance and book-keeping tasks and troubleshooting to ensure the smooth running of financial operations.
Communicate effectively with all other staff and contractors as necessary, assisting with general finance queries.
Fundraising and Donor Reporting
Work with the Managing Director, Board of Directors and Fashion Revolution Team to compile budgets, in different currencies, for restricted income grant proposals or for sponsorship purposes.
Accurately record both unrestricted and restricted income from donors;
Monitor expenditure and staff/contractor hours on programmes funded from any restricted income;
Maintain electronic files of funding agreements and contracts;
Prepare timely financial grant reports to donors and other funders, including collating financial information and pipeline funds, conversion to relevant currencies and adapting reporting in accordance with donor requirements.
Process and send donation receipts and donor invoices when required.
Attend up to 3 in person meetings per year, travel expenses are covered.
Fashion Revolution is reviewing its five year strategy in 2022, ahead of preparing a new strategy for 2023-2027. As part of this, we will be reviewing the structure of the team which may result in some small changes to the responsibilities of this and other roles.
Experience and capabilities required
5 years experience in working in a finance role.
Excellent attention to detail: highly organised, thorough, accurate and able to meet deadlines
A qualification in bookkeeping or accountancy such as AAT, ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CIPFA;
Proficiency in managing accounts payable effectively and expeditiously;
Experience of maintaining accurate records and developing budgets of income and expenditure in multiple currencies;
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
Able to prioritise and manage concurrent deadlines;
Previous experience of Quickbooks accounting software;
Self-motivated, resourceful and able to work under pressure and react quickly and calmly during difficult situations;
Diplomatic telephone and interpersonal skills;
Good written & verbal skills to aid communication of financial information to lay people.
Comfortable working autonomously and independently, using self-initiative
Desired knowledge/skills and personal attributes
Understanding of remote working tools such as T-Sheets (Quickbooks) Zoom, Slack, Trello and Google Drive
Dependable, reliable, discreet, trustworthy
Team player, enthusiastic and approachable;
Flexible and proactively supportive to the wider team and stakeholders
You will work with:
You will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the Head of Operations and Governance and Board of Directors.
You will support and be in contact with the rest of the UK based central team
You will liaise with customers, global network and external project partners and current and potential funders.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The role of Finance Team leader sits within the Operations department of a growing Charity. Supported by the Head of Operations this role is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking to develop their career within the finance industry.
The ideal candidate will be keen, hard working with an eye for detail and an ability to analyse financial data and to present findings. You will have line management responsibility for a Finance and Operations Assistant and together you will oversee and deliver effective financial operations including (and not exclusive) payroll, credit control, monthly reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes and monitoring cash flow.
Terms: Full Time (40 Hours)
Salary: £27,816.00 per annum pro rata
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Insurance, Employee Discount App
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Advantage Africa supports people affected by poverty, disability and HIV to improve their education, health and incomes. Our work helps people to help themselves and build a better future for their families and communities. More information is available from our website, Facebook page and Annual Report and Accounts.
We are seeking a Finance Manager to enable Advantage Africa and its partners to deliver cost-effective development among some of Africa’s most vulnerable people and meet its statutory requirements as a UK registered charity.
This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director, for which 18 - 21 hours per week will be required at times to be agreed. The job can either be located at Advantage Africa’s office in Olney or from home, with occasional visits to the office by mutual agreement.
Summary Job Details
Advantage Africa is an equal opportunities employer. The salary will be in the range £26-£30k (pro-rata) according to skills and experience. You will be eligible to join our workplace pension scheme with an employer contribution of 5%, subject to a minimum personal contribution of 3%. There will be a probation period of three months with regular reviews. The starting annual leave allowance is 25 days pro-rata, plus statutory holidays.
The position involves taking full responsibility for Advantage Africa’s day-to-day financial management and statutory reporting. The post-holder will ensure that Advantage Africa’s financial records and systems are maintained and improved through the work summarised below. The role may involve managing volunteers to undertake some of these tasks.
Book-keeping and data management: Ensure the effective recording of all financial transactions, with appropriate coding, approval, data entry and filing using Advantage Africa’s CRM (Salesforce) and accounting software (Xero).
Bank transactions, payments, transfers and deposits: Ensure that all required bank transactions are completed, with the required paperwork filed and the accounts system correspondingly updated.
Payroll: Manage the payroll to ensure that staff and HMRC are paid on time, and any schemes, supplementary payments or deductions are administered correctly.
Financial accounting: Ensure that the accounts are accurate, complete and give a true picture of the financial activity and status of the organisation.
Financial management, planning and reporting: Produce all financial management reports as required by the Director, Programme Managers, Trustees and other stakeholders, to effectively manage the organisation, including the annual budget and monthly management reports.
Other accounting tasks including Gift Aid records and claims, maintaining bank and charity accounts, ensuring restricted funds are ring-fenced and expenditure against them monitored. Support other UK staff and partners in East Africa in their financial management and review and improve Advantage Africa’s financial policy, procedures and systems.
Produce the annual report and accounts and annual returns in the correct format to comply with company and charity law and the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and manage the Independent Examination.
Other tasks will include evaluating and comparing suppliers, preparing for Trustees’ meetings and presenting the financial reports, managing the implementation of various policies, staff holidays and IT systems. As part of a close-knit team working in a small organisation, you will need to be flexible to fulfil Advantage Africa’s strategic goal of better lives for vulnerable people. You may be asked to analyse data used to measure the charity’s impact or appropriately target our communications. Furthermore, there is potential for the role to develop according to your specific skills, capacity and interests. This might for example include supporting the growth of our partners’ financial skills, taking on the role of Company Secretary, managing our IT or harnessing the potential of Salesforce to improve our fundraising activities.
Please see the Application Pack for a more detailed job description, person specification and application form. To apply, please then email us with your CV and completed application form.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the Role
Here at the CIOB, we are looking for a Sales Executive to maximise B2B income through the sale of sponsorship for events, campaigns, CIOB Academy and other collaborative activities.
As Sales Executive, you’ll be responsible for identifying leads, progressing negotiations and securing signed contracts to close the deal, which will then be handed to the relevant person to deliver on the sponsorship commitments.
You will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders including the events, academy, comms & marketing teams, to develop sponsorship propositions that appeal to your customers and you will proactively seek opportunities for generating leads and opportunities through networking, marketing and outreach.
This role would suit a confident, energetic self-starter and someone who has a proven track record of negotiating and closing a B2B sale. Comfortable working in a telephone and face to face B2B sales environment, you’ll have a professional demeanour and experience of identifying prospects and leads.
Experience of sponsorship sales is desirable, as is experience of working within a membership organisation or charity.
Why Work For Us?
We can offer you not only the opportunity to make a real difference with the work you do, but the chance to do that in a really friendly, flexible and welcoming working environment, where we’ll show you that we’re committed to your personal wellbeing and to your development within your role.
We’ll offer you a fantastic range of benefits – from access to a great pension scheme through to a variety of health and wellbeing schemes; and we’ll make sure that you’re constantly learning throughout your time with us. We hold a Silver Investors in People Award – which we really hope will show you our commitment to you as an employer.
Last but not least, we’ll offer you a fantastic range of benefits which we are really pleased to list below:
- Generous Holiday - Your work/life balance is important and time away from work to rest and recharge is vital to your wellbeing and general happiness. We are pleased to offer when you start 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, which will then increase with service years all the way up to 29 days holiday! We also tend to close over the Christmas period so you could look to see an extra 3-4 days off each year as well, which is on top of your basic holiday as mentioned above.
- Birthday Day Off - No need to use your base holiday to book your birthday off, we are pleased to add one extra day for you to take on/near your birthday.
- Length of service anniversary day off - We want to celebrate length of service at the CIOB, so we offer a day off in the year you achieve each subsequent five-year length of service anniversary (for example 15, 20 or 25 years)
- Pension Contribution and Pension Advice - Alongside your health and wellbeing, we believe strongly that it’s important for all of us to plan for the future, so we are really proud to make a contribution on your behalf via our pension scheme. In addition, we also work with and pay for professional pension advisors to help offer you advice on your pension.
- Employee Assistance Programme - Sometimes we need help and don’t know where to look for it. The service gives you confidential telephone helplines available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Private Medical Insurance - In addition to all that the NHS can offer, our comprehensive medical insurance cover offers access to private medical treatment and facilities; often leading to a quicker diagnosis and treatment.
- Health Cash Plan - This scheme allows you to claim cashback for everyday healthcare needs such as dental check-ups, eye tests, physio treatment and much more (annual limits apply). This scheme also offers other retail and leisure discounts.
- Life Assurance - We offer a multiple of your basic annual salary, as per your contract.
- Learning and Development - We’ll make sure you are constantly learning and developing with us, whether it be a qualification/training course or simply learning from others at team CIOB- your development is important and we invest a lot of time and money into this.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
WR Fundraising Recruitment has an amazing opportunity to work with a national charity in a newly created Strategic Corporate Partnerships Manager position.
The charity is going from strength to strength having more than doubled its income in the last year, and with a fundraising team that has been bolstered by a number of new additions, we’re looking for a strategic corporate partnerships fundraising expert to lead in developing and managing high value strategic commercial and non-commercial partnerships.
You will have the opportunity to oversee a portfolio of national and regional corporate partnerships, utilising all fundraising mechanisms and demonstrate high level account management.
This is a home based role, and importantly, we are looking a fundraising professional who can develop the corporate partnerships function to accommodate the change of working to remote and digital to reflect post-pandemic circumstances and in turn, help to grow and shape the future of the partnerships programme.
Strategic Corporate Partnerships Manager
Full Time, Permanent
£45,000 - £48,000 on experience
Duties will include:
- Work collaboratively across the organisation to identify funding opportunities and monetise consultancy and training products
- Lead on account management of strategic and large partnerships
- Develop innovative plans and strategies and tactics for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of corporate partners
- Drive forward inspiring new partnerships that will motivate public fundraising and increase brand profile
- Deliver a world class supporter journey for all levels of the business
- Develop relationships with current external stakeholders, and identify and cultivate relationships with new ones
- Work closely with colleagues in the to seize cross-team opportunities to increase income and awareness
Suitable candidates will have:
- Demonstrable experience in cultivating high-level relationships with corporate partners
- Proven track record of developing new, high value relationships across the corporate sector.
- Experience of working on a complex long strategic partnership with multiple objectives (financial/non-financial)
- Significant experience of managing a large 6-figure corporate partnerships portfolio
- Experience of developing, managing and stewarding high value partners of £50,000+.
- Considerable relevant experience of managing corporate partnerships across strategic partnerships, cause-related marketing and employee fundraising
- Aptitude for partnership development, complex negotiation, and excellent business acumen
- Excellent interpersonal skills including proven ability to build and maintain productive relationships with key influencers and stakeholders
To apply or for further information, please email a copy of your up to date CV in the first instance.
The team at WR Fundraising Recruitment are passionate about bringing together talented fundraising professionals with fantastic organisations. We’d love to hear from you if you are looking for a new fundraising opportunity.
Regional Portfolio Manager
Salary: £30,763 – £34,382 per annum + good range of benefits
Based: Hybrid working between the Milton Keynes office and home.
(London based three days a week and 2 in Milton Keynes can be considered)
World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.
Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.
Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.'
This is an exciting role for someone to manage World Vision UK's (WVUK) portfolio across World Vision International (WVI) partner organisations – Field Offices (FO) and Regional Offices (RO). The purpose of this position is to achieve change for the world’s most vulnerable children and support WVUK’s key stakeholders to deliver effective and strategic programme impact, income, and advocacy.
Experience of portfolio and matrix management, cross-cultural and cross-functional working is essential. Proven experience of successful programme management in developing countries and understanding of development theory policy and practice are all key requirements. Ability to use Excel to an intermediate or above level would be an advantage but not essential.
Some of the key responsibilities you will have as Regional Portfolio Manager include:
- Define, establish and manage WVUK relationships with WV Regional Office (RO) and Field Offices (FO)
- Lead WVUK engagement with FO Support Teams in strategic non-fragile states; engage with other World Vision Support Offices (SO) and World Vision International Global Centre (GC) to ensure coordinated support to FO & RO capacity building, strategy implementation and performance
- Provide and coordinate specialist support for programme design, including technical support for non-institutional funding sources
- Conduct field monitoring visits
- Uphold WVUK’s fiduciary responsibilities through the review of all programming and financial progress reports, also ensure budget expenditure and implementation plans are in alignment with design
· Support media colleagues in building organisational credibility
· Develop / support the development of, and subsequent approval, of materials for sponsor communications, WVUK supporter and HMG advocacy, and major donor funding.
· Facilitate strategic country and regional info sharing across WVUK to allow informed decision making on WVUK’s multiple investment opportunities
- Collaborate with Strategic Partnerships team to support donor engagement, project identification and development, and donor visits.
· Review and feedback on FO national strategy and subsets of their development strategy
Dependent on international travel guidelines, international travel up to 25% of the year will be necessary.
Other than the Regional Programme Unit, you will also be operating with other teams within the Policy and Programmes Directorate; Humanitarian and International Programmes Team, Programme Finance and Compliance, Policy, Technical Support and Communications and cross organisationally with the Strategic Partnership Department and the Public Engagement Team.
Externally you will engage with peer NGOs, donor institutions such as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and organisations who are operating within your designated region.
As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
In addition to the salary indicated, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (Milton Keynes only).
Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.
**Please note that you MUST be holding the Right to work in the UK documentation as unfortunately this role is not sponsored**
Closing Date for applications: 23 May 2022.
Interview Dates: TBC
Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the advertised closing date.
Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family. As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.
By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice is available on our website.
No agencies please.