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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.
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.
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.
Exciting opportunity to become part of the senior leadership team of a dynamic and flexible charity, where we are committed to making a difference to unpaid carers in Bradford, Craven, Harrogate and Selby districts.
Carers’ Resource exists to support unpaid carers – people who are looking after a family member, friend or neighbour who may have a disability, physical or mental health condition, illness, frailty, or addiction. We provide practical and emotional help, information and advice to enable carers to cope.
The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm, drive and a strong desire to provide the best possible service at all times. They will have significant management experience in a number of settings, detailed knowledge of managing contracts and wide experience of managing dispersed staff teams. An understanding of how the voluntary sector operates and its interface with statutory bodies is essential, as is the ability to successfully manage projects and engage the users of our services.
For informal discussion contact Chris Whiley
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Permanent Head of Finance- Accounting Opportunity
- Not for Profit Organisation based in Leeds
About Our Client
St. Anne's Community Services (St Anne's) is a charity that is committed to enabling people to live their best life. They believe that the people they support should live a life without limits.
Founded as a daytime shelter for homeless men in Leeds in 1971, they have expanded over the years to become the charity we see today. Their very first service was established to support some of society's most vulnerable people, and they have maintained this ethos, with the people they support at the centre of everything they do.
They are proud to support over 1,600 adults across the North of England, and as a 'not for profit' organisation, they are proud to reinvest every pound we earn back into the charity and the services they provide.
They have extensive experience and specialist skills in supporting individuals with complex needs. Their services are high quality, with over 95% of our CQC regulated services rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding', with other services with awards/ accreditations.
They are committed to supporting people to live their best life, as they believe that the people they support should have "a life without limits".
As the Head of Finance - Accounting, you will ensure the effective and efficient running of the finance team; ensuring controls are strong and effective; processes are fit for purpose; and all reporting is sufficiently detailed and insightful to guide optimal financial decisions. You will do this by doing the following:
- Develop the finance team such that they feel valued, have the appropriate skills and are therefore able to deliver on the expectations of their roles.
- Transform current processes and controls, through a series of projects, such they are fit for purpose and future proof.
- Develop systems and other ways of working to further aid the smooth running of the finance department and the wider organisation.
- Lead the year-end audit and production of statutory accounts, ensuring the accounts are robust, accurate and compliant with organisational policies, accounting standards and any other regulatory requirements.
- Ensure the month end is completed in a robust and accurate way within agreed timescales.
- Review and ensure the timely and accurate production of management accounts and other regular monthly reporting. Such that they give a full financial understanding of performance and enable appropriate decisions to be made.
- Ensure the balance sheet is reviewed periodically and there are a robust set of reconciliations and registers such that the position is understood and appropriately managed.
- Responsible for proactive and periodic cashflow monitoring and management, considering any cash investment decisions or other cash management strategies St Anne's may want to consider. Specifically ensuring that any loan funding covenants, and other requirements are delivered.
- Through the relevant manager ensure processes for sales invoicing, rent setting and debtor management are effective and timely. Ensure all billing is accurate.
- Through the relevant manager ensure processes for purchase invoicing and supplier payments are effective and timely.
- Through the relevant manager ensure processes for monthly and weekly payroll, as well as the appropriate returns, and reporting are effective and timely. Including any HMRC or pension requirements.
- Through the relevant manager ensure processes for purchasing and contract management are effective and timely.
- Ensure all purchase tenders are effectively supported on a timely basis in conjunction with our outsourced partner and business cases follow an appropriate and robust framework, considering value for money and any appropriate procurement rules.
- Maintain and develop the necessary finance internal controls and policies, as appropriate.
- Lead on finance focused internal audits and ensuring all recommendations and actions are followed up on and implemented.
- Lead on all taxation matters, from VAT returns through to optimising our tax position, supported by the appropriate manager and our advisors, as needed.
- Support with the production of reporting for SMT meetings, Committee meetings and Board meetings, as appropriate.
- Deputise for the CFO, including supporting delivering key priorities and attending key meetings as required.
This role is a key leadership role within finance, as well as across the organisation, and will be crucial in transforming financial processes and systems and developing the team, all in support of delivering our 5-year strategy.
The purpose of this role is to lead the finance accounting team, this includes responsibility for: reporting and management accounts, income management, procurement, accounts payable and payroll.
The role holder will develop the team, as well as the key controls and processes within the team, such that what the team produces is timely, accurate and fit for purpose, enabling the organisation to operate effectively.
The role holder will focus on process improvement and implement systems and procedures necessary for the efficient running of the finance department and the organisation generally.
The role holder will ensure the timely production of financial information, of sufficient quality, to enable the organisation, including the CFO, senior management team and Board of Trustees to understand the financial position and make optimal decisions for both the short and long term.
The role holder with operate as the financial gate keeper and ensure all relevant financial statutory and regulatory requirements are met.
The role holder will support and deputise for the CFO as appropriate, such that the overall key priorities of the team are delivered.
The Successful Applicant
- Professionally qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) with substantial post-qualified experience.
- A strong focus and background in financial control and process improvement, with a good understanding of technical accounting.
- Attention to detail, but with the ability to think strategically as needed.
- Excellent communication, team building and project management skills.
- A proactive and adaptable approach.
- Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external.
- Experience of leading similar teams and/or a working knowledge of how to successfully run each of these types of teams.
- A good appreciation of what constitutes best practice in terms of systems and processes and the ability to identify and implement necessary changes.
- Experience of working in the health care, social care, housing or charity sector.
- A good working knowledge of any financial regulatory and taxation requirements.
- Experience of working in a fast-paced organisation.
- Degree educated.
- Full UK driving licence.
- Experience of Sage 200.
What's on Offer
- Salary up to £62,860 + £3,000 car allowance
- 37.5 Hours per week
- Leeds Central office- Morley
- 32 days holiday + bank holidays
- Free parking
- 5% employee + 8% employer pension contribution
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
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We are currently seeking a Head of Finance for an 18-month fixed term contract, to provide strategic management of the Finance department and the finances of the charity, oversee financial systems and maximize the use of technology for effective financial management. This role can either be based at home, or the National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, on the edge of Ashdown Forest. This is a remote location and public transport is limited. You will join us on a full-time basis and in return, you will receive up to £71,152.00 plus excellent benefits.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021 we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!
The existing Head of Finance will be undertaking a new temporary role within the directorate with the focus on change, so this post will be relied upon to ensure that the business as usual work such as budgeting and year end is not unduly affected by the change.
As our Head of Finance, you will lead a highly skilled team of 20 employees, covering financial accounting and transaction processing, management accounting and reporting and Payroll. The Charity has an annual revenue budget of £75m and operates a trading subsidiary with income in excess of £2m per annum. The team processes around 5,000 supplier payments and 150,000 neutering vouchers per year. Running a payroll for over 1,000 staff and supporting over 220 branches and their volunteer treasurers, they also provide financial advice and support to the 36 Centres and a chain of over 100 shops.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Strategy, this is a senior position within Cats Protection. As a Leadership Group member, this role contributes to the leadership of the charity and works closely with the Executive Management Team on corporate financial issues. The job is varied, ranging from advising Trustees, supporting the Audit and Investment Committees, coordinating the Charity risk register, working with internal and external auditors and contributing to the long-term financial planning of the Charity in line with its strategic objectives.
Responsibilities of our Head of Finance:
As well as providing accurate and timely financial reporting including financial and management accounts, cashflow reporting, forecasting, budgeting and all statutory reporting, you will assist the Director of Finance and Strategy to ensure that Trustees are able to discharge their governance function and add value to Cats Protection’s performance. You will lead on managing the tax affairs of the charity and coordinating the risk management processes and have a key role to support, develop and empower employees and volunteers, particularly Branch Treasurer volunteers, to reach their full potential in delivering the best possible services in support of strong financial management.
What we’re looking for in our Head of Finance:
- a CCAB qualified accountant with several years’ experience leading a multi-functional Finance Team.
- a good understanding of the charity SORP will be required to produce the statutory accounts
- the ability to present complex financial information to a variety of audiences in oral and written reports and in webinars and face to face meetings
- a supportive leader, who develops the team and colleagues
- a team player and able to work independently on high level financial information
What we can offer you:
- Up to £71,152.00pa plus excellent benefits
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Contribution pension scheme
- Life assurance scheme
- A range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme… and more!
Join us as our Head of Finance and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Closing date: 20 May 2022
Virtual interview date: TBC
Should we receive a large amount of applications, we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.
Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A newly founded social enterprise who focuses on delivering arts based Black history programmes for young people are now recruiting a Head of Programmes to join their team in July or August 2022.
The organisation was founded to facilitate social change and equip young people with a better sense of identity through the UK national curriculum. Their programmes are for all young school aged people and they also provide teacher training and campaigns around the education of Black history.
The role is permanent and remote with staff working across the country. They envisage opportunities for some office work, travel and teams days as the role evolves.
In a new, vital position for the organisation, as the Head of Programmes you will lead and manage the processes and delivery of face to face and digital programmes across the organisation consisting of a flagship programme for young people as well as resources for teacher training programmes. You will aim to increase the impact of the programmes and resources while ensuring high quality across the education team.
Reporting to the Director of Operations and line managing 5 education and project specialists, you'll be a confident leader and will engage in operational support, relationship management and team development opportunities. You will also identify and implement a commercial strategy for the programmes, so being commercially minded will be important.
You will have experience managing and developing national scale education programmes for young people in a small to mid sized organisation. You may bring experience from the education, charity or children and young people sectors along with a commercial and creative mindset. You will be an excellent communicator, highly motivated to work remotely while balancing multiple workstreams as well as managing a team in various locations across the UK.
This is a great opportunity to significantly and creatively contribute to the impact and development or a new organisation with national and international goals.
To show your interest, please click apply and attach a copy of your CV. Applications are being reviewed as they are submitted and the role may close before the expiry date on the advert.
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.
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.
Post Reference: 2046
Academy: White Rose Academies Trust
Job Title: Head of Governance
Grade: PO6 (£44,624 to £47,665)
Hours: Full time, all year round.
Will consider a hybrid working arrangement (Remote/On-Site)
Accountable to: Trust Board (through the Chair of Board of Directors)
The White Rose Academies Trust is a Leeds-based multi-academy Trust with a reputation for raising ambitions, engaging local communities and rapid school improvement.
The Trust consists of three secondary schools - Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy, and also welcomed its first primary school (Alder Tree Primary Academy) on 1st December 2020.
We believe the Trust is a highly desirable place of work for an ambitious professional, who will be joining one of the most supportive and talented teams in the country.
The Head of Governance is a leadership role within the White Rose Academies Trust central operations and services structure. The post-holder will report independently to the trust board, whilst working collaboratively with the Trust Business Director and Group Director of Governance to support operational delivery of trust strategic objectives.
The Head of Governance is responsible for overseeing all aspects of governance effectiveness and compliance within the Trust, ensuring governance adheres to good practice and meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. This will be achieved by:
• supporting the efficient and effective operation of the trust board, its committees and local accountability boards (LABs)
• leading on the development of the trust’s governance framework and driving improvements to its systems, processes and structures
• managing and co-ordinating the delivery and ongoing improvement of governance support across the trust
The Head of Governance will also act as Company Secretary, including:
• preparing annual company reports, compliant with both financial and legal requirements
• providing advice on constitutional and procedural matters
• communicating with other professionals (e.g., lawyers and auditors) and stakeholders (e.g., DfE, ESFA,RSC)
• keeping up to date with policy, legal and statutory requirements
• notifying relevant authorities of any changes to membership
White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.
The Trust employs over 450 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as World Class within five years.
White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group, other members include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The Group provides expertise, international networks, and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.
Closing date: Monday 6th June 2022 9am
Shortlisting date: Monday 6th June 2022
Interview date: W/C 13th June 2022
Start date: As soon as possible
To apply, please click the apply button.
White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.
Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.
Civitas Recruitment are delighted to be working with a fantastic UK based charity dedicated to providing long-term, consistent support to orphan children and their families in need. The charity supports and cares for over 40,000 orphans and their families in 13 countries including Somalia and Palestine. A fantastic opportunity exists for a Head of Programmes to join the team. As Head of Programmes, you will lead the development of the charity’s core beneficiary programmes. You will provide technical leadership to develop coherent and effective programmatic approaches across contexts, for strategic or priority initiatives. The postholder will support the design and implementation of education strategies in humanitarian contexts, with a focus on increasing capacity, quality and impact. It is a full time, permanent role based in the head office in Bradford with occasional travel to countries where programmes are being delivered.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will have significant experience from an international humanitarian organisation in a senior position, including overseeing programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation and maintaining positive relationships with partner organisations and external agencies. Candidates will possess senior level international experience designing, implementing and reporting on thematic strategies. You will have demonstrative leadership and mentoring skills, including the ability to both lead and be a member of a team, and of delivering significant results. Candidates with excellent communication skills and team leadership skills will be well suited to this post as there will be up to 8 team members to manage and develop.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged as we will be reviewing on a rolling basis.
BTM JOB DESCRIPTION: OPERATIONS MANAGER
Salary: £33,000 per annum
Normal Hours of work are 9am to 4.30pm, with flexibility expected
Responsible to: Chief Officer
This information is provided to lay out the work content, scope and responsibilities of this post. Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties involved in the post, broad descriptions may have been used, which assume all the usual associated routines are included.
PRIME OBJECTIVES OF THE POST.
- To oversee and co-ordinate our commissioned contracts, primarily our CBMDC contract with the Department of HWB, CCG contract (soon to be ICS), WYHHCP and Social Enterprise, also any other new contracts secured by the charity. The Operations Manager will ensure quality delivery against all our contracts large or small from producing accessible information to co-ordinating projects, arranging consultations etc
- To work with the Manager/CO on the range of other commissions and social enterprise work that the charity undertakes. Some of the following tasks the Operations Manager will delegate to other members of the staff team. This will include but not necessarily be limited to, raising estimates, organising readers/translators, overseeing completion of worksheets by staff to fulfilling contracts as well as managing work stream priorities in line with the Manager/CEO
- To undertake detailed administrative and development tasks for the organisation to ensure the efficient running and timely delivery of its services
- To allocate and prioritise work tasks and delivery with team members to ensure smooth delivery of a wide range of projects
- Organising delivery of an extensive variety of contracts and liaise with clients at all levels of a project
- Organise the regular maintenance of the building securing appropriate contractors etc
- With the Chief Officer ensure compliance with building and fire safety
- To co-ordinate a weekly meeting to ensure clear routes of travel for projects and division of work between this role and that of the Manager/CO
- To work closely with the Manager/CO and assist with organising their diary and appointments
This is to include:
- ensuring administrative, financial, and development tasks and appointments are kept up to date for the contracts
- assisting with overview of pricing strategy
- producing estimates for the production of accessible information and keeping track of ongoing projects
- keeping or delegating the administrative records for the charity and maintain the filing systems for projects
- support the development of social enterprise work and maximise the income from efficient management of contracts
- liaise with clients to design and develop labels and informational literature that supports accessible media produced by the charity
- assisting in the production of promotional materials
- assist in ensuring relevant publicity is distributed through as many channels as possible
Support the work of the Managing with delivery of management of the staff team and volunteers promoting the accessible information services and networking of our services.
SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE
The post holder will be responsible to the Manager/CO of the charity and the organisation’s voluntary management committee.
This job entails a close working relationship with the Manager/CO of the charity to ensure clarity of work progress and support for the delivery of all projects. Regular reviews of work progress and support meetings will be held. The frequency of these meetings will be determined by the post holders together
Any training needs relevant to the post will be considered as the charity encourages updating of skills and knowledge.
RANGE OF DUTIES
- To co-ordinate the work of our successful social enterprise business and our commissioned work. Including the development and production of work for voluntary organisations, the statutory and public sector as well as individuals. The work will enable service providers to make their information accessible in a broad range of formats from EasyRead to audio and British Sign Language. To ensure the smooth running of these activities you will need to prepare estimates, liaise with clients, organise work schedules for recording, editing etc.
- Report to and liaise with the Manager of BTM on a weekly basis to ensure smooth running of all our services
- To co-ordinate a weekly meeting to ensure clear routes of travel for projects and division of work between this role and that of the Manager/CEO
- Co-ordinate and keep the various organisational diaries up to date.
- Ensure the reception staff are up to date with worksheet administration and ensuring staff complete them
- Keeping the financial records up to date and banking balanced
- Assisting with the continued development and evaluation of the charity services and assist with the production of progress reports and spreadsheets of actual spends against budget targets for the Manager/CO and Management Committee.
- Be responsible for the management and organisation of repairs to the building on Eldon Place, which are the offices of the charity
- BTM is a very busy organisation and co-operation and participation in / with other aspects of work is expected.
- Hours of Work Normally 9am to 4.30 flexibility expected
- Holiday entitlement, after initial probation of 6 months, as a full time member of staff is 33 working days including Bank Holidays
Proven and demonstrable skills as a senior member of a work team, Operations Manager or similar senior managing role
Proven and demonstrable skills in planning and budgeting
Proven ability to manage multiple contracts and delivery
Proven and demonstrable skills in business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)
Strong analytical ability
Excellent communication skills
Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
Good understanding of local networks and relationships between statutory and voluntary sector.
Knowledge of charity and contract compliance and working with the VCS
Flexibility in working hours and some evening work required
Experience of senior role in the voluntary sector
Experience of working with disabled people
Good working knowledge of the social model of disability and the Accessible Information Standard
The contents of this post may change from time to time to meet the needs of the service. The range of duties are therefore subject to change in consultation with the post holder.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Head of Finance, contribute to the achievement of the Charity's objectives
- Established, special charity, engaging culture, good benefits
About Our Client
Michael Page are working exclusively with Doncaster Deaf Trust (DDT) an established Not for Profit organisation. They can trace their history back to 1829 when they set up a school to help young, deaf people receive an education to equip them to become self-supporting adults.
This charity does phenomenal work. Throughout the Trust's history, there has been a consistent belief in the importance of deaf and hearing-impaired children and young people and those with autism, communication or learning difficulties receiving a specialist intervention to help them achieve their full potential.
Responsible directly to the CEO, the Head of Finance & Support Services is a key member of the Senior Executive team. This opportunity will oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of the non-teaching functions of the Trust. Working closely with the CEO and the HR Director, the role involves supporting the short and long-term strategic development and planning for the whole Trust, as well as responsibility for all commercial and administrative matters.
The Head of Finance & Support Services will oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of the non-teaching functions of the Trust. Working closely with the CEO and the HR Director, the role involves supporting the short and long-term strategic development and planning for the whole Trust, as well as responsibility for all commercial and administrative matters.
Duties will be as follows:
- To play a full and active part in the Trust senior executive team
- Specific responsibility for leading and developing finance and other services and ensuring a high standard of support for all the Trust services, the CEO, the Governors and Trustees.
- Full responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the Finance department
- Support the CEO with the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and work collaboratively with the senior executive team, Governors, Trustees and service leaders
- Produce and provide financial information for the individual service leaders
- Produce and provide financial reports for Governance purposes within the Trust and for the Finance and Audit Committee.
- In conjunction with the senior executive team, be responsible for the long-term strategic planning and forecasting for the Trust to support and contribute to the strategic aims detailed in the Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
- Provide strategic management support to the department heads in the following support services: Maintenance & Facilities (including Health & Safety and Cleaning operations), Catering, IT and all Admin functions
The Successful Applicant
The Head of Finance & Support Services will be required to posses the following:
- Hold a relevant accounting qualification and be educated to degree level or equivalent;
- Have an excellent working knowledge of the preparation and review of management accounts, budgets and capital plans
- Be able to demonstrate significant experience of leadership, and a successful track record of both and financial and operational management
- Have the ability to work collaboratively as part of the Senior Management Team and to work under the leadership of the CEO
- Have experience of the successful delivery of services and resources.
- Have a thorough understanding of charitable status and employment legislation.
- Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the regulatory framework for the independent schools/SEND sector.
What's on Offer
Head of Finance & Support Services
£60,000- £65,000 per annum
You will be a part of an established, forward thinking Charitable organisation in Doncaster who have a mission to provide outstanding specialist education and care services for people who are deaf or have other communication difficulties and learning disabilities. DDT vision is to be a national leader achieving outstanding outcomes that improves people's lives both in the present and for the future.
The successful candidate will be an individual who is looking to excel in an inspiring and changing environment, with a natural interest in the education and charitable sector. This is an excellent opportunity for a Head of Finance and Support Services to join a business they can have a real, long term impact on.
- Competitive pension scheme- defined contribution
- Annual pay reviews
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Flexible working policy
- Hybrid working pattern
- 37 hour working week
- CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA annual subscription paid for
- Free car parking on site
- Employee assistance program through Westfield Health and Wellbeing access
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Excellent working environment
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
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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.
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
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: Home Worker - England and Wales
Salary: £26,451 - £28,886 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 26 May 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)
Reference Number: VAC3198
Location: This is a home-based role but you must be flexible and able to attend our offices (in London or Birmingham) when required.
Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12:00pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
About Alzheimer's Society
We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
About the role
We have an exciting new opportunity available within our People Directorate, for an Induction Experience Lead to join us in what is currently an progressive and exciting time within the Alzheimer's Society.
Based within our Talent and Organisational Development team, this role will lead a project to review and develop our Society wide approach to Induction. Working across the organisation the role will ensure that all those who join the Society have an inclusive and welcoming experience.
They will ensure that every new starter, whatever their role, gains the skills and knowledge needed to deliver our work.
This role is a great opportunity for those looking to move into, or explore working within learning and organisational development through leading and owning our induction review.
Ideally, you will have:
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (essential)
- Evaluation and project management
- Ability to create a new approach on Induction for all our staff.
- Good understanding of EDI considerations within the workplace
- Experience in analysing data, systems and processes logically and make improvement recommendations
- Experience in leading successful projects to deliver positive change outcomes.
Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.
You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.
You may have experience of the following: Head of Operations, Operations Manager, Licensed Trade, NEBOSH, Trade Activity etc.
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