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Head of People Support. Home working with occasional office attendance in the Midlands & London.Salary up to £51,147.93 (£53,794.00 London Weighting)
Are you someone who drives and embeds a customer focused ethos within the people function, putting people at the heart of everything you do?
Do you spot new ways of working and make recommendations for change (which will better position the charity as an Employer of choice)?
We are seeking a talented Head of People Support (reporting directly into the Associate Director for People and Organisational Development) who is an experienced & qualified HR professional with core HR and operational capabilities, to lead our People Support team.
As the Head of People Support, you will play a pivotal role in managing all aspects of the employee life cycle and ensuring the People Support function is a true partner to the organisation. You will drive a customer focused team delivering expert HR support and advice to enable to the organisation to achieve its aims and objectives. In addition, you will be critical in ensuring that our employee, bank and volunteering offering is sound and well-co-ordinated, so that the experience of core-staff and non-core workers is a positive one.
Collectively with the other Heads of within the People team, you will support the Executive Team to embed a culture of care and importantly, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring continuous improvement is embedded within the team. You will oversee our current HR systems and the implementation of a new integrated HR system, with the aim to improve efficiencies/processes, data / reporting, and the end user experience.
You will use our people data, surveys and HR KPIs to inform stakeholders of key issues affecting the achievement of business objectives and you will work with them, alongside the wider People team, to develop robust solutions and inform the HR strategy.
If you are an experienced HR Manager that’s led and delivered a first-class HR Support function and this sounds like a role that interests you, then take a look at the Job Description on our website. This will provide more information about the role, us as a Charity and the great work we do.
Caring for our people.
We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include:
- Wellbeing support: our Wellbeing hub gives physical, emotional, and mental health support. We also have a BUPA Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments.
- Taking time for you: we work flexibly –you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off.
- Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme.
- Structured Corporate Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity supporting your wellbeing along the way.
- £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member
Who are we?
We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”
It is an exciting time to join our growing charity. We are on a transformation journey, one that supports the delivery of the organisation strategy – delivering Communities that Care. Supporting employees, managers and leaders through this change is a key priority for the People function. Just like its key that we attract diverse people to come and work for us.
We need diverse people who bring different perspectives and represent the communities that we serve. So, we welcome applications from everyone. Applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ ), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles, in helping us to achieve this.
Closing date 5th June 2022.
First stage interviews will take place Friday 10th & Monday 13th June 2022 and will consist of a Competency/Behavioural interview. Second stage will be on Monday 20th June and will be a presentation/brief, which will be provided closer to the date if successful.
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.
Location: Remote working in the UK. You will either work from home all the time, or if you are near Devon can spend 1-2 days per week in Totnes. Depending on your circumstances we would also be keen on a secondment to Ghana in your first year. The postholder will expected to undertake frequent travel to Ghana and Uganda.
Our mission is to get preschool children in rural Africa school-ready. At present over 250 million children worldwide fail to receive the education and care they need in their early years which means they are less likely to do well in school, find gainful employment, and are at greater risk of early marriage, early parenthood and even criminality. Current approaches to solving this crisis are not proving effective or scalable in lower middle income countries.
That’s where Lively Minds comes in. We have developed an award-winning Early Childhood Development programme that has been proven to get pre-schoolers in hard-to-reach communities school-ready, so they have a greater chance of succeeding in school and in life. The programme provides marginalised Mothers with a parenting course that empowers them to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources. The programme is delivered through government partners, is cheap and highly scalable. It genuinely has the potential to play a transformative role in ending the global ECD crisis.
Over the past few years the Lively Minds programme, currently operating in over 1000 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda is reaching over 120,000 children, with this figure set to triple over the next few years. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents and this is now reaching over 2 million households each week. We are extremely proud that the Government of Ghana have now adopted the programme and we have a ground-breaking partnership with them to support them to institutionalise it, fund it and to scale it to 60 education districts, reaching over 4000 communities and 1 million children. We see this partnership as the test case that will provide the blueprint to take the programme to scale in Uganda and elsewhere within the next 5 years.
About the role
This is a unique opportunity for a Finance expert to join a fun, high impact, mission driven organisation. This could be an ideal opportunity for a Finance expert who’s gained experience in another sector and is looking to transition to a not for profit. Lively Minds is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation. You will have the opportunity to work on varied and cutting-edge topics and contexts. You’ll be part of a lively ambitious organisation, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard, at a fast pace, in a challenging environment. Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunity for innovation, responsibility, growth, collaboration, creativity and fun. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work. . You will be offered the opportunity to develop through targeted learning support which will include external learning opportunities or Coaching.
We are looking for a Head of Finance to manage all aspects of the organisation’s finances. Our current annual budget is approximately £3m and we plan to grow this to £5m by 2025. Your role includes, setting and managing budgets, supporting fundraising strategy and proposals, overseeing spend and financial controls and processes. You will lead the finance teams in Ghana and Uganda made up of a Finance Manager in Ghana, four Finance Officers, and a Procurement and Logistics Officer.
To succeed in this role you will need….
- to be comfortable delivering a complex programme to the highest standards, working at pace with a high degree of autotomy
- to be innovative & results-oriented. We operate in resource-poor settings, with challenging stakeholders and with limited financial resources and capabilities.
- to be willing to go the extra mile. We need you to be proactive and constantly seeking ways to do things better.
- to be business-minded. In order to spread our impact, we need you to help us secure sustainable income, gaining the support of government, funders and key stakeholders
- to be a leader. You will need to role model professionalism, determination & resilience, a growth mindset, and passion for the work and our organisational values.
- to be actively involved in delivering growth; as a small charity, we need you to be adaptable, with the ability to advise on strategic finance matters, as well as being hands-on when necessary
- Professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
- 5 years post qualification experience delivering full range of financial and accounting services required by a charity or small business
- Wide experience of managing grants and donor reporting
- Experience in maintaining strong financial controls
- High proficiency in financial modelling and advanced Microsoft Excel with the ability to present complex information effectively to a non finance audience (including experience in VBA automation and using Excel’s data model to directly interact with other systems)
- Experience of managing and developing people
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Experience working with remote teams
- Experience working in Africa
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
What is the Parent-Infant Foundation?
We are a national charity that works to ensure the healthy social and emotional development of every baby, through focusing on the relationship between parents and their babies from pregnancy and into the first years of life.
Our mission is to support the growth, quality and sustainability of specialised parent-infant relationship teams and to contribute to the evidence base supporting them. We also campaign for infant mental health and its importance in the health of our nation, to local and national governments. We care about infant mental health because babies cannot wait.
This is an exciting time to join the Parent-Infant Foundation; we are seeing increased investment in and development of parent-infant teams across the UK and this role provides the opportunity to play an influential role in that momentum.
We are keen to attract applicants from all ages, cultures, ethnicities, sexualities, religions and genders. We are very parent-friendly, as you would expect.
As Head of Clinical Strategy and Development, you will use your leadership skills, clinical experience and service development expertise to lead our development and implementation work. This includes leadership of our comprehensive support offer to parent-infant relationship team commissioners, service developers and practitioners. You will ensure we are providing detailed and expert consultancy on all aspects of service development such as business cases, service design, care pathway development, recruitment, intervention selection and measuring outcomes. We do not deliver, manage or inspect clinical services but we do provide comprehensive development and implementation support to them. We have a small development team which you will lead and manage in order to achieve our strategic goals.
You will oversee our UK-wide programme of virtual and face to face learning events, ensuring they are high quality and impactful. The role also requires regular dissemination of contemporary research and clinical literature and learning. You will provide clinical leadership to all aspects of the Parent Infant Foundation, including working closely with Policy and Communications colleagues to create compelling evidence-based reports and presentations. You will collaborate on press, media and publication activities, and contribute to fundraising applications and income generation activities.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly experienced clinician with leadership experience and clinical supervision skills. You will have extensive experience of working clinically with very young children and their carers. We are looking for someone with exceptional relationship skills and extensive multi-disciplinary team working. This role requires you to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior managers, funders, commissioners, research and evaluation partners, and national policy makers. You will also need an understanding of infant mental health competencies and workforce training requirements.
You will need to be credible at a senior level with a track record of successful influencing. This role requires an understanding of research and evaluation work as it relates to parent-infant relationship teams and interventions. We need someone who can lead and provide service development and quality improvement consultation, manage and deliver internal and external projects, and write clear, concise and compelling reports.
We are looking for a self-starter who is comfortable working from home but who prioritises team-working and relationship building to progress our strategic aims.
The role is for 3 days per week (22.5 hours). Core days are Tues & either Weds or Thurs. The rest of the hours can be worked flexibly across the week but must be worked between 9am and 5pm.
Please see the job description for further details.
Interviews are scheduled to take place via Zoom on Wed 29th or Thurs 30th June 2022.
To apply for this role, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria listed.
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.
Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.
Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our roles then we would welcome your application regardless of your background.
Hope for Justice has an exciting fixed term opportunity for an experienced, highly organised and solution focused HR leader to join our global HR team. The Head of HR works to set and implement the strategic direction and ensure efficiency of the global HR function across Hope for Justice, as well as being a key role on the Operational Steering Board. This is a maternity cover role, for someone with a strategic and operational HR background to lead on delivering the departmental strategy is implemented as well as delivering high quality HR support.
Our HR Team delivers a range of HR services globally, covering the full employee life cycle. We are looking for an experienced HR professional who has had exposure to the full generalist remit, with extensive experience of working at a leadership level and setting strategic direction. Although not essential, having experience of working in an international setting would be advantageous.
For more information, please download the Role profile at the bottom of the advert.
- As part of the Senior Leadership Team, working to help set and implement the strategic direction globally for the global HR function
- Delivering high quality HR advice to staff and managers in relation to all aspects of the employee lifecycle ensuring compliance with policies, employment law and regulations
- Provide HR support on all aspects of operational HR including recruitment across Head Office and wider group.
- Responsibility for management of all complex ER cases (incl sickness, performance management, grievance and disciplinary processes)
- Champion the development of people management skills within the group
- Identify and drive the continuous improvement of HR systems and practices
- Develop, lead and drive forward key HR initiatives globally – wellbeing, D&I, Reward, Recruitment
- Line management of UK/US HR and Talent Development team, with dotted line support to Global HR
- Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.
Benefits of working at Hope for Justice
Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff. This includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme contributions, company sick pay, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and access to the Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their family. As well as operating both Flexible and Hybrid working policies for our UK employees.
Salary: Up to £55,000 per year
Closing date: 5th June 2022, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Proposed start date: 15th August 2022, fixed term until 27th October 2023
Location: Flexible, UK (Head office is located in Manchester)
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Human Resources
Framework is a registered charity with over 1,000 employees across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. We deliver housing, health, employment and support services to more than 18,000 homeless and vulnerable people each year.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative Head of Human Resources to join our organisational leadership group and lead us on our journey of transformation for the workforce.
Steering the HR function and reporting directly to the Corporate Services Director, this influential role will form strong, professional and credible working relationships with other leaders and skilled HR professionals to engender a culture of high performance, engagement, wellbeing and inclusivity.
CIPD qualified, you will have sound knowledge of employment law and HR best practice, as well as being flexible and innovative in finding solutions to organisational challenges. Strategic yet pragmatic you will lead and be supported by a team that ensures legal and ethical compliance for a broad suite of HR services including payroll, employee relations, recruitment, learning and development and organisational development.
In return, you will be part of a socially conscious and values driven organisation which will support your professional development and growth and provide you with the autonomy to make a real difference at this stage in your career.
Framework staff are known for their commitment, dedication and passion. Come and join a team that cares about making a difference.
The closing date for applications is Friday 27 May (midnight).
Interviews and assessments will be held on Wednesday 15 June.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE.
Framework is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Registered charity No: 1060941.
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
RTW in the UK essential
Do you want to make a difference and be part of a vibrant and inclusive organisation that has been helping save lives for more than a century? As one of the country’s best-loved charities, St John Ambulance played a pivotal role in responding to the pandemic as well as ‘everyday’ health emergencies, training, supporting communities, and improving young people’s lives.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join St John Ambulance as Head of Education. Reporting to the Director of Youth and Education, this pivotal senior leadership role has ultimate accountability for St John Ambulance’s approach to quality education. The successful candidate will inspire teams, set clear expectations and work collaboratively with other stakeholders to drive forward the organisation’s vision. Also spearheading our move from training towards teaching and learning whilst relaunching our important apprenticeship provision.
We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, flexible working & TOIL, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light and NHS online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days.
Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)
- Degree in Education or member of the PGCE professional body
- Minimum of 2 years teaching and tutoring experience and working with participant groups relevant to the curriculum
- In depth knowledge of innovation and training product research and development, provision of regulated education and continuous improvement and training quality frameworks
- Excellent inter-personal, conflict resolution and negotiating skills with stakeholders and customers
- Authentic leadership style that is transparent and communicative
About the Role:
- Ensuring a culture of excellence, high standards and continuous improvement across all our delivery and embody our behaviours and values
- Lead the development and implementation of our approach to quality education
- Lead on the development and regular review of all education policies and procedures
- Lead on the launch of our employer provider apprenticeship provision, growing into main provider provision
- Working in partnership with the other Heads of Department across the organisation to ensure the organisation goals are executed through a collaborative and cohesive approach
- Lead quality assurance programmes, notably quality of education frameworks and external quality visits
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning. As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.
St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive, we have several networks including Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.
Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.
Operations Manager (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk)
Salary: £34,650 - £38,352 pa depending on experience
Who are we?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives young people the chance to develop skills for work and life.
Our structured programmes of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide, and encourage young people to widen their experiences and learn new skills.
Through a licensing process, we partner with youth organisations and support them in their delivery of our programmes to their young people. These organisations range from schools and colleges to local authorities, charities, secure units, and community organisations.
We have recently launched our new strategy for the next five years, Youth Without Limits, which will ensure the DofE is open to all young people aged 14-24 across the UK, and that our participants reflect the most diverse generation of young people ever.
What is the role?
Working within our values and behavioural framework, this role will see you remotely managing, developing, and empowering a team of Operations Officers. By creating a positive working environment in which they can flourish, you will support them to achieve our strategic ambitions and their individual Key Performance Indicators.
Operations Officers are responsible for managing the relationships with our partner organisations (known as Licensed Organisations – LOs), ensuring they offer quality and inclusive DofE programmes to their young people. You will support your team through engaging with stakeholders, managing, and resolving any issues or concerns Operations Officers raise around delivery or quality within their LOs.
As part of the regional management team, which comprises of the Regional Director, Business Support Manager, Senior Operations Manager and other Operations Managers, you will actively contribute to developing and delivering ways to achieve objectives outlined within the regional business plan which supports our national strategic goals.
You will undertake meetings, in person and virtually, across the region engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders at different levels within different organisations. When not out at meetings, you will be working from home.
Whilst you won’t be working directly with young people, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are having a positive impact on their future opportunities.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a strong team leader who has experience of directly managing a team of staff, either in person or remotely.
You will need to have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to engage with internal and external stakeholders and be an enthusiastic influencer and authentic ambassador for the DofE.
To undertake the role you’ll need to be exceptionally organised, have the ability to prioritise your workload, meet deadlines and have excellent administrative skills, being both computer literate and competent in MS Office applications.
Our work is increasingly data driven, so you will need to have experience of managing and analysing simple data from which to make informed decisions.
Project management experience will be required to enable you to contribute to regional and national projects, that will drive our strategic objectives forward over the next five years.
We are looking for someone who is decisive and flexible in their approach, has a positive outlook and who will actively manage the wellbeing of their team.
What will you get in return?
The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart.
A starting salary of between £34,650 - £38,352 per annum dependent on experience.
From day one you’ll have access to a generous pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Through our Flexible Working policy the DofE provides an opportunity to work flexibly to meet yours and our business needs.
How to apply
If you feel excited by this role and believe you have the necessary skills and experience to become a valued team member, please go to our website and apply.
The deadline for applying for this role is 10 June 2022
There will be two interviews for this role with successful applicants being invited to attend on the following dates:
First interview: Week commencing 20th June 2022 which will be held virtually over Teams.
Second interview: Week commencing 27th June 2022 which will be held virtually over Teams.
An enhanced criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar) will be undertaken when a job offer is accepted.
If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if you would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email.
Since its launch in 1956, the DofE has empowered millions of young people to become the very best they can be. It was established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, our Patron, and is still guided by the same set of principles he laid down.
The flexibility and adaptability of DofE have allowed the DofE to spread around the world. We operate through a social franchise model in the UK, licensing and supporting a wide range of organisations to deliver DofE programmes to hundreds of thousands of young people every year.
Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak our ambition to grow the number of young people who can access a DofE programme remains unchanged and we continue to engage new partners and develop innovative ways of working with businesses, the voluntary sector, and policymakers across the UK to ensure that any young person who wants to do their DofE can do so.
Diversity, equality & inclusion
The DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We recruit, develop, promote and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.
While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour, disabled people, and people under 25 are not as well represented as we would like. As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.
OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGER, SHEQ TEAM, NOTTINGHAM, PERMANENT, 37 HPW, FRWK20 £35,880- £39,382
Framework is pleased to be advertising for the role of Operational Risk Manager, working within the SHEQ Team (Safety, Health, Environment & Quality).
The Operational Risk Manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating operational risk management strategies across all service delivery areas. This includes the identification, evaluation and mitigation of service user, staff and organisational exposure to risk.
The Risk Manager is required to identify, analyse and act upon actual and potential risks to the organisation with the goal of improved service user experience & safety, staff learning and service improvement.
The Operational Risk Manager will seek to embed a culture and understanding of risk management at all levels of the organisation, ensuring that incidents are drawn together and any lessons learned are communicated effectively and associated learning is rolled out organisation wide.
Framework’s response to operational SUI’s, business continuity events and serious safeguarding cases is constantly evolving. This post will help drive that evolution whilst analysing and adhering to relevant legislation, national strategies and developments.
Key aspects of the role will be to embed learning key learning from adverse events across the organisation, leading to improved service delivery. The successful applicant will also be expected to co-ordinate and guide the organisations serious safeguarding practice.
Framework are looking to recruit a highly motivated self-starting individual whom is dedicated service improvement and providing high quality services to marginalised and vulnerable people.
What we offer: Life Assurance, Pension (up to 4% matched by FHA), Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Benefits, Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, learning programmes tailored to suit different roles and services, Health Cash Plan.
Framework supports all employees to achieve a better work/life balance. Should you wish us to consider flexible working or job share as part of your application please state this on your application in the supporting statement section.
98% of the workforce in a recent staff survey said they were proud to work for Framework.
Framework is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Registered charity No: 1060941.
As a Disability Confident employer, we warmly encourage job applications from people with disabilities. Framework is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is a fantastic flexible role that is hugely rewarding and you'll be making a difference and be inspired every day by supporting people to change their diets and their lives.
We're looking for someone who is based locally in Sheffield.
You’ll have a keen interest in food poverty, health and supporting local people to improve their diets. Bags of Taste is an innovative, award winning, behaviour change intervention with a vision that everyone should be able to afford, buy and cook good food. We work with vulnerable people in food poverty to change the way they cook, shop and eat, for ever. We specifically focus on low-income, vulnerable participants who experience significant health inequalities, like disability (mental and/or physical), and long-term health conditions.
Your job will be to run Bags of Taste courses in Sheffield, working independently, but supported by colleagues at Head Office. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of our Mentored courses to participants in the borough with considerable autonomy to develop ideas that could help us to increase our impact. As Area Head, your main responsibilities will be to:
- Interview potential course participants
- Organise buying, assembly and delivery of food bags to course participants (or work with local people to do so, if you don’t live locally)
- Monitor and supervise course delivery, following co-ordinator manual guidelines
- Train and supervise volunteer cooking mentors, using resources provided
- Recruit and supervise volunteer food bag couriers
- Identify potential case study candidates for evidence of impact and funders’ reports
- Nurture cooking mentors through continuous training and development as needed
- Be able to work easily with a range of social media platforms
- Develop excellent working relationships with referrers and attend local meetings where necessary
- Actively seek out and develop existing and new referral sources through local charities and community organisations
- Attend relevant networking meetings to meet potential referrers and advertise our courses
- Maintain student monitoring spreadsheets and keep information current, following data protection guidelines
- Update and maintain list of local referrers
- Send out graduation packs to course participants
- Provide reports of course outcomes to Head Office
- You will live locally in Sheffield or know the area well – we require local presence and knowledge
- Someone who is engaged and inspired by Bags of Taste’s mission and values
- Experience of working with vulnerable/disadvantaged people and outreach
- Relationship building skills, particularly with referrers and other organisations
- Someone able to work independently, think on their feet and be adaptable
- Good, practical organisational skills
- Good IT skills, particularly with WhatsApp, and basic social media skills
- Previous experience in project management an advantage but not essential
- Previous experience in sales would also be an advantage but not essential
- People management skills
- Volunteer experience – either as a volunteer or managing volunteers
What you can expect
To become part of a dynamic, forward-thinking organisation changing attitudes and approaches to dietary change in the UK. By helping to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the area, you’ll make a lasting positive impact on your local community.
By working with local networks and developing successful relationships, you’ll be working with a range of public, voluntary, community and private organisations as a trusted partner. You’ll gain insight into the social determinants of health and how they affect peoples’ ability to improve their diets and understand how to implement a successful, pragmatic behaviour change programme. Finally, Bags of Taste is supported by a team of dedicated, talented volunteers, who are critical to the success of our work. One of the most rewarding aspects of the role is managing and motivating them to make a difference in their local community.
For further information about the role, click apply and read the attached job pack.
We are asking all candidates to detail in the covering letter how their skills meet the requirements of the job.
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.
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.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Regional Casework Manager to join the East of England Region at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
You will be part of the regional office team, co-managing a group of casework administrators which will provide specialist administrative and single point of contact support to SSAFA branch based volunteers, to ensure a consistent, timely and quality service is provided to SSAFA beneficiaries. The role will require you to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with volunteer branch based casework managers. At times, the role will require support to the casework administrators with call handling, signposting and the triage of initial enquiries from clients.
To help you establish yourself in this new post you will receive excellent training and induction to SSAFA. You will influence the processes and procedures within the new regional office, working in a close team and line managed by the Regional Operations Support Manager.
The post is home-based, but you may have to travel occasionally around the East of England Region which includes the counties of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.
About the team
The new regional office will be “virtual” and is being created to support the five SSAFA branches in the East of England region, as the branch-based volunteers deliver casework for SSAFA beneficiaries. The successful candidate will work as part of a larger support team which will include two Casework Administrators and a Regional Operational Support Manager. All team members are home based, residing in the region.
To be successful in this role you will have a good standard of education, experience of managing employees, together with managing and reporting on service delivery. You will have a track record of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, together with achieving results through negotiation and influence. Previous experience of working with volunteers would be an asset. You will have used Microsoft Office 365 to a high standard and be capable of quickly learning a computerised case management system. The successful candidate will have experience of planning and managing their own workload, with minimal supervision.
It would be advantageous to have an understanding of the way of life for today’s Armed Forces, veterans and their families. An understanding of the voluntary sector, and preferably the military charity sector landscape across the East of England would be valuable. Commitment to SSAFA’s values including equality, diversity and inclusion is vital.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.
SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person and their family – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.
Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA
SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.
SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.