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Welfare Benefits Development Manager
Fixed Term Contract/Secondment (24 months)
Full time [34.5 hours] we are open to a conversation about how you work these hours
Salary Range - 44-49k – plus car allowance if applicable
The cost of a cancer diagnosis adds an additional £1000 (on average) a month on top of a person living with cancer's (PLWC) outgoings. We at Macmillan Cancer Support are in partnership with 88 and growing community partners who deliver specialist support to PLWC. We are looking for an experienced person, who knows the complexities of the Welfare Benefits system and is able to spread great practice across the UK.
We are striving to do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is representative of the people we support, and those who support us. We advocate for being an inclusive organisation, where everyone can feel that they belong and where there are no barriers to success.
We want every individual to feel empowered to bring their best to work, and that’s why we offer flexibility in our working locations, working hours and benefits so we can support you in your life and your career, and we welcome a conversation about how these options can best support you.
We offer a range of flexible working patterns, such as compressed hours, e.g. 34.5 hours in 4 days instead of 5, flexibility to work earlier or later around our core working hours of 10am-4pm and more options.
About the role
You will be supporting a network of well established partnership teams across the UK who will be your key relationship, you will be the beacon of knowledge on welfare benefits support and structure.
This is a hybrid role that will be well resourced to provide support on the phone, teams and face to face.
Experience of the Welfare Benefits system is a must, and we are also looking for a person who can coach others to understand the system and referral pathways. Knowledge is key, but relationship building experience is also a must.
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer; with heart, with strength and with ambition.
The application deadline is 10th July 2022.
In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Hybrid working part London Office (Islington, London) part home work
Salary: £41,150-£44,150 per annum inclusive
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing date: Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 10.00am
Interview date: 27 July 2022
This is a permanent position.
We are looking for a Head of Research Partnerships to join our award winning and ambitious type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, as part of the Research Partnerships Team.
JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder of type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We fund and drive medical research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes; we provide information for children, adults and parents living with the condition at all stages, from diagnosis and beyond; and we give a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and work to achieve increased focus on, and funding for, research to find the cure.
As our Head of Research Partnerships, you will work closely with the Director of Research Partnerships to leverage funds from organisations with similar strategic interests, including those outside the diabetes field. You will also support the Director of Research Partnerships in working with colleagues across the JDRF International network to maximise opportunities for international collaboration and coordination.
This role will also work with the UK type 1 diabetes research community to identify new opportunities, and provide support and encouragement in making best use of funding opportunities relevant to type 1 diabetes.
Key requirements to be successful in this role include:
- an ability to spot strategic opportunities and influence key stakeholders
- superb networking skills
- experience of negotiation and creative problems solving
- excellent communication skills across multiple formats
- a willingness to travel both within the UK and internationally
You will find a vibrant atmosphere and spirited team at JDRF, always striving to make a difference to people living with type 1.
As an employer we offer:
- Flexible working and will consider compressed hours
- Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days and bank holidays
- Health cash plan
- Season ticket and cycle loan
- Pension scheme
JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder into type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We are dedicated to our 400,000 strong type 1 community in the UK and work closely with our international affiliates across the world, including the US, Canada and Australia.
‘JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.’
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
FULL TIME PREFERRED, BUT WE WILL CONSIDER CANDIDATES LOOKING FOR A PART TIME ROLE.
About the Stonegrove Community Trust
We are a vibrant young charity, started in October 2014 and led by local residents. We share the OneStonegrove centre with St Peter’s Church. OneStonegrove was opened to the community in July 2016, and since then has grown into a thriving community asset.
OneStonegrove has over 70,000 attendances/visits a year, for a diverse range of activities and events. We deliver and run activities mostly through partnerships with individuals and organisations. Our aim is to make OneStonegrove into the most inclusive and environmentally sustainable building possible – a beacon and example of what is possible. We need an Operational Lead who is passionate about working with us to make that a reality.
Purpose of the job
You will be the operational lead for all activities of the charity. This is a newly created role, which will be hugely diverse in terms of the workload, adaptable to the skills of the successful candidate, and which will evolve over time as we continue to grow the charity financial and increase our activities in the community. We have grown substantially in our short history, and have tripled in size in the last three years.
A large portion of this role, and most of your time when you initially start will be taken up by the management and running of the OneStonegrove centre. Until June 2021 this was contracted out to another charity. When we took on the management of OneStonegrove we ported across various policies, procedures and ways of working, and we need you to improve and develop every part of how the centre is managed. We run our own activities from OneStonegrove, plus there is the Church usage, a private nursery and rented offices on the first floor, and then the regular and one-off hires. Over the next two years we want to substantially increase the income created by OneStonegrove, further develop what we offer to hirers and the community, and also to launch several new projects ourselves.
As well as the management of the OneStonegrove centre you will take on responsibilities across a range of other projects, both current and yet to be launched. You will work with our CEO and the wider team to ensure that everything that we do is inspiring, efficient and safe.
We want to ensure that we build a team here that reflects our local diverse community. If you believe that you can succeed in this role working with our local community, then we look forward to receiving your application, explaining how you will meet the requirements of the role.
We believe in hiring for aptitude over experience, and understand that you may have transferable skills from paid and voluntary work, and other parts of your life. For this reason we have kept our Essential requirements list fairly short.
- Fantastic people skills – able to work with a diverse group of committed, passionate and compassionate people, to create impact in our local community.
- Organised, with experience leading projects, or an organisation.
- Previous experience of managing either paid staff or volunteers.
- Able to use IT, such as email and Microsoft software packages.
- Willing and able to work flexibly, according to the needs of the charity and our community.
- Able to work to agreed budgets, and keep accurate records.
- Able to write risk assessments, to update policies and procedures, and to ensure that they are followed.
- Willing and able to learn and develop into the role, attending training and development opportunities where provided.
This “shopping list” of desirable requirements contains everything we can think of that would either help you in this role, or would be useful to our team generally.
- Substantive project or organisational management experience.
- Coaching knowledge or qualifications.
- Any qualifications relevant to our charity programmes or operations.
- Knowledge and/or experience of Community Organising and/or Asset Based Community Development.
- Knowledge of the local area, local people and local organisations.
- Fundraising knowledge or experience.
- Communications or marketing knowledge or experience.
- Experience of procurement or purchasing.
- Any financial management and reporting experience.
- Experience of residents/community-led projects.
- Experience of working with diverse communities.
- Experience of project monitoring and evaluation.
- Previous experience of working within a charity or social enterprise.
- Excellent computer skills, including social media, and any other program knowledge that could be applied to this role.
- Experience in any of our current or future/potential programme areas such as Early years, Children & Families, Play work, Youth work, Older people, Community events.
- Able to start ASAP.
Location: OneStonegrove, 5 Hayling Way, Edgware HA8 8BN, plus some home/remote working as agreed/requested.
Deadline for applications 9am Thursday 14th July
Interviews to be held Wednesday 20th July at OneStonegrove.
To apply please upload a Cover Letter and a CV.
You will find some additional details on the downloadable job pack, which Charity Job would not allow us to include.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Prospectus is delighted to be working with the inspirational children's charity, Rays of Sunshine - in the recruitment of their new Head of Operations. This role is offered on a full-time basis, and will report to the CEO.
This is an exciting time to be joining Rays of Sunshine as the charity enters a period of transformation in a financially strong position.
Rays of Sunshine brightens the lives of children who are living with life-threatening, life-limiting and life-changing illnesses across the UK. Their work creates a positive distraction for children away from the stresses of significant illness and in so doing, reduces isolation, improves self-esteem and creates joyful experiences for the child and their family. Rays of Sunshine does this by granting unique and magical wishes which, by including the whole family, creates precious memories which can never be taken away. They have granted more than 8000 wishes to seriously ill children across the UK, and reach thousands of children each year, working closely with hospitals and hospices across all four home nations to support unwell children and their families wherever they are - actively staying in touch with our extended wish family through activities and events which bring excitement, good news, warmth and joy.
As the Head of Operations, you will be working closely with the CEO and SMT colleagues, leading on all operational aspects of the business, and taking responsibility for governance, compliance, complaint/incident management, site and office management, HR and risk. You will also occupy the Designated Safeguarding Lead role, with specific responsibility for the continuing development, implementation and monitoring of all processes, policies and training, arising from the charity's commitment to robust safeguarding. You will have accumulated demonstrable experience from holding similar senior operational roles, be passionate about Rays of Sunshine, and be ready to apply excellent organisational, strategic, and people skills to the development of robust policies and procedures, which will maximise the charity's operational effectiveness, and enable the fulfillment of its strategic aims and objectives.
The successful applicant will have a strong background of relevant operations experience, and be an excellent leader and strong team player, who is attentive to staff wellbeing. You will have solid experience of establishing systems, processes, and approaches to improve the quality and safety of the charity's activities, and experience of achieving good governance and compliance, with a thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks. You should have strong financial management skills, with experience in budget management, interrogating data and generating accurate financial performance reports. You will possess excellent strategic and critical thinking skills, with a track record of taking ideas and turning them into achievable plans.
Rays of Sunshine is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect our team to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we carry out basic disclosure checks on all staff and volunteers and require all roles working directly with children and young people to have an enhanced disclosure check.
As a specialist Recruitment Practice, we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application.
In order to apply, simply submit your CV. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and arrange for a call to assess your suitability and discuss the role further. Please note that the role may close earlier than the date advertised.
1. About Us
We are Disability Positive.
- We provide services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families.
- We know it matters, because we live with disability and long-term health conditions too.
2. About the role
- We have a brand new and exciting opportunity to work as part of the expanding Company’s Senior Management Team. You will be leading on delivery within a major function aligned to the Company’s strategic policy framework, to ensure that designated areas of responsibility are well managed. You will oversee our positioning in appropriate markets to enhance the operation of the Company, position or reputation in some way.
3. You must:
- Have experience of Senior Management, including budgetary control and staffing responsibilities.
- Be experienced in strategic planning and implementation of substantial programmes of activity.
- Have excellent networking skills.
- Be able to demonstrate success of business development and tendering.
- Have sound financial management skills.
- Be a persuasive, diplomatic and good negotiator.
- Be able to lead, motivate, develop, delegate, and give direction to others.
- Have a commitment to equality and diversity and commitment to achieving positive outcomes for disabled people.
4. Employee Benefits:
- 25 Days per year + Bank Holidays and gifted days between Christmas and New Year Shutdown
- Company Pension Scheme
- Private Health Insurance*
- Free Parking
5. Does this sound like you?
- Visit our website and download our Candidate Pack and Application Form
6. Closing date for applications: 17 July 2022, 23:59pm
7. Shortlisting w/c 18 July 2022
8. Interviews: 29 July 2022
Disability Positive are an equal opportunities employer. Applications from disabled people/people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions are particularly welcome.
*Private health insurance an option following completion of probation.
Registered charity no 1091744
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Operations & Building Projects – 24 Months Fixed Term Contract
Whitechapel Gallery is looking for a Head of Operations & Building Projects to play an essential role in the day to day running of the building and its facilities and manage the delivery of building projects, as well as supporting the delivery of our artistic programme.
The gallery contains eight unique exhibition spaces and an auditorium, historic archives, education resources, event spaces, a restaurant and bookshop, and is open 7 days a week all year round.
The Head of Operations & Building Projects is responsible for managing the Operations team and liaising with the external suppliers to deliver building projects.
This is an opportunity for an individual with experience of working in a public building, who possesses a range of technical, practical and problem-solving skills, who can communicate and thrive amongst a diverse workforce, and who is willing to learn and develop their skillset within an essential role.
Conditions of work
- Contract: 24 months Fixed Term
- Salary: Circa £40,000 gross per annum, depending on experience.
- Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am to 5.45pm or equivalent on a flexible basis according to the rota requirements (including 07:30-15:45 and 11:15-19:30 shifts), plus occasional weekend and evening work which will be compensated with time off in lieu.
For further information, please download the Job Description.
Please complete the application form and equality & diversity monitoring forms, available to download from the Gallery's wesbite and return to recruitment email by midnight on 26 June 2022.
Interviews: Week Commencing 27th June 2022
The Whitechapel Gallery strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, ethnic minority, and/or disabled applicants as these groups are currently underrepresented in the Arts sector.
Charity number: 312162 Company number: 4093862
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About MHFA England
MHFA England is a social enterprise and the leading provider of mental health skills and awareness training courses in England. Our vision is to improve the health of the nation, through normalising society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, by developing the skills we need to look after our own and others’ wellbeing. Learn about our social mission and our history by reading our ‘what we do’ section on our website.
A certified Great Place to Work, we are a friendly, inclusive, dynamic, fast-paced organisation and we strive to be an exemplary health and wellbeing employer. Currently we are undertaking an ambitious Digital Transformation Programme so that we can achieve our digital vision to seamlessly connect and engage Customers, Clients, Members and Staff and support our mission to train 1:10 people in mental health knowledge and skills.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with expert knowledge, experience and an innovative approach. You will lead the IT and Data Team in its support of the organisation through the introduction and maintenance of best practice provision of IT infrastructure, business systems and strategic planning of future requirements.
You will be able to:
- Build strategic collaborative partnerships across areas of responsibility
- Take a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to decision-making
- Establish and maintain the confidence, trust and support of IT staff and users through periods of significant organisational change
- Identify and resolve problems to team working
You will have:
- Experience in managing third party supplier relationships
- Experience of strategic planning and implementation
- Knowledge of change/project management processes, tools and techniques
- Knowledge of GDPR
- Experience in complex IT management/development
- Knowledge of Microsoft IT products – Dynamics 365, Azure and Productivity Suite
- Knowledge of Mental Health
- Budget management including development of business cases
- Knowledge of Power BI
- Ability to prioritise team workload
Looking after you
Wellbeing is at the heart of all that we do and say - we are a friendly and supportive organisation. We are committed to rewarding our employees with competitive pay, a flexible and supportive workplace, opportunities to grow and develop, and our promise that we will put your wellbeing first.
What we offer:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Two wellbeing breaks, in summer and winter
- Free Mental Health First Aid training
- Employee Assistance Programme with a 24-hour helpline from Health Assured, occupational health and counselling
- Free flu jab to protect your health in winter
Employee benefits after probation period:
- Investing in your professional development, including qualifications and mentoring
- Death-in-service and critical illness cover
- Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
- Free eye test and £55 towards glasses
- Cycle to work scheme with an interest free loan to buy a bicycle
- Matched pension scheme (up to 5%)
- Flexible working hours and access to flexible ways of working
- Commitment to volunteering
- Fun Club, festive events and celebration
- Team lunches and events
- 'Bonusly' employee recognition and reward scheme
Interested? How to apply
For the full job description and person specification please see the attached documents. Go to our website for further information. To apply please submit a covering letter and CV demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role. Closing date will be 8th July.
Mental Health First Aid England is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from candidates regardless of sex, race or ethnicity, nationality, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, parental or carer status, education, socioeconomic background, pregnancy or maternity, or any other characteristic protected under equality legislation.
We are especially keen to encourage and welcome applications from people currently under-represented within the organisation, these include but are not limited to those from the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, and candidates who are Black or People of Colour.
By applying for this job you are confirming that you have read the MHFA England Privacy Notice and accept the conditions under which your details will be processed.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Working hours: Full time 36.5 hours Mon - Fri (plus some evening and weekend working)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: The Active Wellbeing Society Head Office - Hay Hall Manor House, Hay Hall Business Park, Redfern Road, Tyseley B11 2BE with travel around Birmingham and other locations as and when required. Note this is a hybrid working post to include some homeworking.
The Active Wellbeing Society are a community benefit society and cooperative working to tackle inequality and promote community wellbeing. Our work with communities cuts across a wide range of policy agendas – from health and social care to transport and planning, community cohesion to climate action, jobs and skills to physical activity – and is increasingly recognised nationally as demonstrating best practice in reaching and supporting those from our most disadvantaged communities and achieving significant system and behaviour change.
As Head of Funding, you will join the organisation at an exciting time as we develop our national profile and delivery. You will lead a team of Development Officers working across a wide range of programme areas, building on the work of the organisation over the last 4 years.
You will be an active member of our Senior Management Team and help shape ideas and thinking as the organisation embarks on the next phase of its future development and growth, including contributions to emerging shifts in our fundraising strategy.
1.Manage the funding & development team, oversee and strengthen our current funding operations
2.Build on our existing portfolio of funding, which includes statutory and commercial tenders, as well as grant funding
3.Ensure funding streams are consistent with TAWS’ core values and strategic goals
4.Ensure existing funding relationships are positively maintained, and relationships with commissioners are effectively managed, undertaking high-level representation when required
5.Lead on the preparation of major funding proposals
6.Track and report on external fundraising trends and help teams match opportunities with strategic priorities
7.Proactively manage the organisational funding pipeline of opportunities and rolling submissions, as a tool for planning and decision-making
8.Ensure funding perspectives are integrated into programme-level strategic plans
9.Support the organisation to realise its income targets
10.Inspire and manage the funding & development team so that they are motivated, flexible and collaborative in their approach, and are developing professionally
11.Cultivate relationships with programme leads and support them in:
12. Developing new projects and services with appropriate funding strategies
13.Achieving quality proposal submissions, including sign-off responsibility
14. Ensuring effective grant management
15. Work closely with colleagues in finance and HR to ensure funding proposals and submissions are fully costed and resource implications are understood.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge and Experience
·Extensive experience as a leader in a fundraising environment with strong managerial and leadership skills
·Track record of raising both unrestricted and restricted funds, and achieving high value contracts and grants
·Track record of successfully support, motivating, mentoring and managing colleagues
·Experience of developing and delivering on fundraising strategies
·A record in confidently developing networks, building alliances, nurturing ideas and relationships with individuals, new collaborators and funders – including avenues for income generation
·Involvement in at least one of the following: public sector commissioning, institutional/statutory grants, trusts and foundations or commercial bids.
·Experience of project design and development
·Experience of planning and managing budgets
Skills & Attributes
·Good interpersonal skills with an ability to lead a team, build effective working relationships and deal with senior level contacts, both internally and externally
·A collaborative team player who builds on colleagues’ knowledge and expertise to develop innovative ideas and positive learning
·A strategic thinker with the ability to spot opportunities, grasp ideas, generate solutions and operate with initiative, confidence and drive
·Good understanding of communications and an ability to convey the organisation’s mission and added value
·Proven ability in programme and project design, and the translation of complex ideas into fundable proposals
·Good writing skills with attention to detail
·An ability to prioritise and manage a diverse and demanding workload, meet deadlines, and deal with unexpected changes (including occasional evening and weekend work)
. Excellent written and spoken English
We offer our team members a comprehensive staff benefits offering to include:
- Nest Pension – 8% employer contribution - 3 % employee contribution.
- Heath Cash Plan – giving you discounts on everyday healthcare such as dental, optical, physio, prescriptions & more.
- Employee Assistance Programme (counselling and DRs on call 24hrs a day)
- Life Assurance – x4 your salary paid to beneficiary.
- Annual Leave – 25 days FTE (increasing to 29 days with service) plus 5 wellbeing days
- Flexible working
- Fantastic volunteering opportunities within The Active Wellbeing Society every month
Please submit a Cover Letter and CV addressing the experience you have had relevant to the 'Main Duties' and the 'Knowledge & Skills' sections of the advert, paying attention to the following:
- Extensive experience as a leader in a fundraising environment with strong managerial and leadership skills
- Track record of raising both unrestricted and restricted funds, and achieving high value contracts and grants
- A record in confidently developing networks, building alliances, nurturing ideas and relationships with individuals, new collaborators and funders – including avenues for income generation
- Involvement in at least one of the following: public sector commissioning, institutional/statutory grants, trusts and foundations or commercial bids.
- Track record of successfully support, motivating, mentoring and managing colleagues
Closing Date: Monday 18 July 2022 midnight
Due to the high numbers of applications we received for our job vacancies, we may close application windows early, so we would encourage you to submit your application ASAP
We will provide all applicants with an outcome on your application, this will usually be within 1 week of the application window closing.
Successful applicants will be required to be DBS checked prior to starting.
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we, in recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. The Active Wellbeing Society is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based upon capability and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. At The Active Wellbeing Society we are searching for people who share the passion for what we do with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, collectively making a difference.
If there is anything we can do to assist you in your application or preparations to be interviewed for one of our job vacancies please let us know and we can ensure you have a positive and comfortable experience.
Thank you for your interest in working for The Active Wellbeing Society, we look forward to receiving your application.
Population Matters is a non-profit organisation that empowers women to take charge of family size, campaigns for more controlled human consumption, and seeks to tackle the population boom crisis that has been noted by luminaries such as Sir David Attenborough.
- We work with our global partners, friends, and stakeholders to achieve a better future for people and planet.
- We campaign, inform, undertake research and do all we can to encourage an open, fair-minded and constructive debate about population. We aim to create a wave of public awareness and corresponding policy action on overpopulation and unsustainable consumption.
- We promote positive, practical, ethical and entirely voluntary solutions — encouraging smaller families, inspiring people to consume sustainably, with the aim of enabling everyone to enjoy a decent quality of life whilst respecting and sustaining the natural ecosystems upon which all life on earth depends.
- We empower choice. In a world of finite resources, our reproductive and consumption choices are critical for achieving that vision of humanity in harmony with nature, prospering on a healthy planet. We believe everyone should have the freedom and ability to choose a smaller family.
- We are committed to human rights, women’s empowerment and global justice. We believe action to address population must always be consistent with these principles.
What we’re looking for
Having achieved 265% growth in income since 2017, we are in a strong growth position and are looking for a talented Head of Finance and Operations who can contribute to building a resilient, sustainable organisation. You will help us to consolidate our current position and put us on a sure footing for continued growth, as we take advantage of the opportunities available to us.
This is a new role and contributes to the re-organisation and development of our SMT, and represents confident investment in the charity’s future growth. We are looking for someone who can work in lock-step with the Executive Director and Board to develop and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
You will lead on the development of our financial systems and management, as well as the management and optimisation of our business operations – covering finance, IT, HR, governance, administration, legal, and facilities. Whilst the role has a mixed portfolio, it’s worth noting that the finance element is absolutely at the heart of the position.
Playing a key role on the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Population Matter’s day-to-day finances and operations remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We try to avoid prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our team. Instead, we have just four questions for you:
- Do you have an accountancy qualification and significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities, with demonstrable success in building robust financial systems within high-growth environments?
- Do you have a keen eye for detail and a desire to drive ongoing improvements, building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
- Do you have the team building skills needed to work with a highly-motivated, diverse, remote working and internationally operating staff team? Not to forget building a positive, dynamic relationship with our Board.
- Do you have a commitment to the change we’re trying to create and the way in which we’re trying to create it?
If you like what we do, the role is grabbing your attention, and you answered yes to the questions above, then we’d wholeheartedly recommend you read our detailed application pack, by following the link below, and consider putting an application together.
We look forward to hearing from you.
This exciting interim role of 3 months will lead the Central Finance team of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International , including the financial accounting, payroll, financial governance, finance systems, treasury and accounts payable functions.
Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer the role will be responsible for recruitment, training, development and motivation of the Central Finance Team to deliver on agreed objectives.
The finance department consists of two teams:
- Central Finance - Responsible for financial accounting, payroll, governance, finance systems, treasury, accounts payable, procurement and statutory reporting
- International Finance - Responsible for the consolidated financial information of the Secretariat and its 70 global partners to ensure effective planning, control and monitoring of global income and review of global resource allocation; financial information and analysis of the programmes of work undertaken by the Secretariat
The IS Finance department ensures accountability of funds donated and granted to Amnesty International, from effective resource allocation, to reporting to donors on project spend, to assisting in global income growth. We have a responsibility to maximise the effectiveness of our funding to further the cause of improving human rights globally.
Key responsibilities below and more detail provided in the job description attached.
- Financial Accounting and Control
- Regional and Overseas Offices
- Accounts Payable
Skills and Experience:
- CCAB qualified with supporting professional training
- Team leadership, including planning, delegation, review, coaching, performance improvement and team building
- Strong financial accounting and control experience, including development and implementation of organization-wide financial policies and experience of managing the production of statutory accounts
- Experience in working in an international organisation (preferred)
- Experience of problem solving in a finance context with the ability to identify barriers to success and, alternative approaches
- Treasury experience or detailed understanding, including foreign exchange risk management
- Experience in effective communication to senior management including presentation of financial information to Boards or similar
- Experience in project management including liaison with senior stakeholders
- Fluent in written and spoken English. Competency in other languages advantageous
- Systems experience:
- Excel: intermediate - essential, advanced - desirable
- Dynamics 365 (preferred)
We welcome applicants from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age or whether or not they have a disability.
Amnesty International is a movement of 10 million people which mobilizes the humanity in everyone and campaigns for change so we can all enjoy our human rights. Our vision is of a world where those in power keep their promises, respect international law and are held to account. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and individual donations. We believe that acting in solidarity and compassion with people everywhere can change our societies for the better.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
What we hope you will do next:
If you are passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.
Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.
Variety, the Children’s Charity is seeking to recruit a Head of Finance and Operations on a permanent, part-time (28 hours per week) or full time (35 hours per week) basis.
Head of Finance and Operations
Ref: HFO June 2022
Hours: Part time (28 hours per week), although open to those seeking full time (35 hours per week) employment. This is a permanent post and some flexible working also considered.
Salary: £40k - 44k Actual (FTE 50k - 55k) depending on experience and qualifications
Based: Camden, London
Variety is a grant-giving charity that provides practical, tangible, direct help that makes an immediate difference to children and young people, as well as their parents and families.
We do this through funding wheelchairs, specialist equipment, adapted accessible transport in the form of our Sunshine Coaches and memorable experiences through our Variety Great Days Out programme. We aim to help children have fewer bad days and more great days by facilitating their independence, freedom, dignity, and greater self-esteem, so helping them to make the most of their childhood. Our focus is on supporting children aged eighteen and under.
The key responsibilities will be:
- Confidently lead on all aspects of financial planning, management, reporting and compliance.
- Support the Chief Executive with financial forecasts and business modelling.
- Ensure effective systems and controls are in place that safeguard the management of company finances.
- Supervise the work of our internal finance manager and ensure the timely preparation of reports for the Chief Executive, trustees, and auditors.
- Lead the development of robust financial processes and procedures that prioritise efficiency, profitability, and financial stability.
- Produce accurate quarterly management accounts including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow forecasts for the Chief Executive, Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Variety Board.
- Oversee the smooth completion of the annual audit liaising closely with our auditors and internal finance manager and other staff.
- Maintain Variety’s risk register and contribute to risk management for the organisation.
- Lead the management and operation of our Head Office premises to ensure compliance with legal, health and safety and other requirements.
- Communicate and negotiate with senior stakeholders on finance, property, and business development.
- Supervise the HR and Office Manager and oversee HR processes including recruitment, contracts, staff development etc.
- Supervise the IT Manager and ensure the availability of Variety’s’ cloud-based IT systems and other related resources.
The successful candidate will have:
- Proven experience at a senior level in the not-for-profit sectors.
- Recognised professional accounting qualification e.g., CCAB/CIMA accountancy qualification.
- Excellent financial leadership including setting and managing budgets, preparing management accounts, producing business analyses, and completing audits in line with SORP for a turnover of at least £1 million per annum.
- Experience of operational business planning and strategic financial management.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Experience of drafting financial plans/forecasts for fundraising and business proposals.
This position will be based officially at the head office in Camden, London however, we are willing to consider some flexible working as deemed appropriate.
As per our commitment to safeguarding, an appropriate DBS check will need to be undertaken by any successful applicant.
Closing Date: Monday 11th July 2022 at 9am
Please make sure to include reference ‘HFO June 2022’ in the subject heading of your application.
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Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to everyone who applies, so only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and chosen candidates interviewed as appropriate, so you are encouraged to apply immediately. We therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than advertised if sufficient applications are received, and we are successful in recruiting from early applications.
No agencies please.
Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is the official NHS charity partner of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In 2021 we spent more than £300,000 on supporting our patients and staff, and our ambition is to grow our charity so that we can do even more to enhance the care we provide and to support the welfare of our dedicated staff. To help us achieve this ambition, we are recruiting a Head of Charity Operations to lead the charity through this important stage in its development. The post holder will provide strategic leadership, enabling the charity to grow by achieving challenging income generation targets. They will develop comprehensive fundraising plans and act as the lead ambassador for the charity to raise our profile with current and potential supporters and stakeholders. The post holder will lead and empower staff (including volunteers) while fully embracing equality, diversity and inclusion. They will be passionate about promoting the charity within the diverse communities of Bradford and the region.
As Head of Charity Operations you will be responsible for developing and delivering the Charity Fundraising Strategy and operational plan and ensuring that the charity achieves its growth ambitions.
Your first priority will to develop the new Strategy and support the charity's fundraising efforts, in particular our ‘BIG Neonatal Appeal’, which aims to raise £3m to create extra accommodation for mums and dads to stay close to their babies. You will need to be able to oversee programme delivery and bring the best out of a small committed team; delivering the strategic aims of the charity in a creative and inspiring way that will engage others.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Job Title: Head of Operations and Finance - Ghana
- Contract: Full Time, 3.5 years
- Salary: $48,000 -$ 54,000 per annum (plus benefits)
- Principal Location: Accra, with regular travel to Northern Region (Tamale)
Street Child is seeking a dedicated professional to lead the operationalisation of Street Child’s new flagship Ghana country programme, specifically the Ghana TransformED Partnership payment by results initiative. The GED Partnership is an ambitious partnership with the Ghana Ministry of Education and Education Outcomes Fund to deliver a payment by results programme targeted at improving access and quality in primary education for Ghanaian children. This role, reporting to the Ghana Country Representative, will lead on the essential operations, finance, compliance and HR required to deliver a ground-breaking, outcomes-oriented consortium programme.
We are a rapidly developing international children’s charity with exceptional programming in 20 of the world’s lowest income and most crisis-affected countries. Our high-impact projects chase gains in education and protection outcomes for the most marginalised children - through signature integrated education, child protection and livelihoods initiatives.
The Head of Operations and Finance will have responsibility for the operational, administrative and financial management of Street Child’s Ghana programme, as a key member of the senior management team. The primary purpose of this role is to support the delivery of the GED Partnership Programme, and the Operations Manager will be responsible for EOF contracting, sub-contracting with partners, HR and compliance, as well as budget and risk management. They will also oversee the set up and management of a new operational office base and team (including finance staff) in Accra.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the management skills and experience in operations and finance to make a difference in the lives of out of school children in Ghana. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in development contexts, used to grant, financial and people management in complex programmes and budgets. You will also have proven coaching, teamwork and communication skills, strong numeracy skills and analytical thinking. Naturally, as a key member of a busy team you will be frequently asked to help with whatever the need of the moment is. We value agility and flexibility.
We are particularly interested in qualified national candidates, interested in a long-term commitment to this role. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please refer to the attachment to see the full role description and person specification. To apply for the role please send your CV and a brief covering letter outlining your suitability and motivations for applying to the email address listed on the attached job description no later than 13th July 2022 (however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Key duties include:
Compliance and contract management
- Street Child compliance with Education Outcomes Fund contracts and financing partners’ terms
- Holding sub-contractors accountable according to the terms of their contracts;
- Compliance with all relevant Ghanaian law, rules and regulations, in particular EOF stakeholders including Ministry of Education and Procurement Unit;
- SC Ghana compliance with Street Child’s global policies and procedures;
- Active monitoring and management of risks relating to compliance.
Finance & Procurement
- Overall responsibility for EOF budget management, establishing strong mechanisms with programme managers, finance managers and partners to devise and re-forecast accurate and up to date budgets;
- Set up of finance systems in country in close liaison with the West Africa Finance Manager, including:
- Supervision of monthly bank reconciliations
- Responsibility for budget vs actual tracking
- Internal and partner field spot checks for monitoring and capacity development purposes;
- Active management of fiduciary risks
- Preparation of accurate and timely financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements and ensure compliance with Street Child policies and donor funding;
- Supervision of procurement, and of partner compliance with Street Child procurement policies
- Proactive engagement with Street Child UK finance and HR teams
Operations & HR
- Set up of Street Child Ghana offices, including head office and field offices as required, and ongoing oversight of office management and administration;
- Pursuit of registration, together with the Country Representative, if not already secured;
- Set up of HR processes in Ghana, including recruitment and induction and localized policies and procedures;
- Responsibility for employment contracting, payroll and oversight of staff training;
- Capacity support to national partners to support operations and finance development, in collaboration with SC global team, and where appropriate, directly provide coaching and training input and support in priority areas.
The Head of Operations is an exciting new role at Women and Girls Network (WGN). This is a unique and invaluable opportunity to contribute to one of London’s key violence against women and girls charities by leading our core operations and working alongside a highly skilled and committed team.
As the senior lead for the Operations & Development team, the post holder will help ensure a high level of efficiency for all of WGN’s operations infrastructure and will:
- Lead and oversee WGN’s core Operational support functions including Facilities, Finance, Governance, Human Resources, IT, procurement and data protection, ensuring that WGN has the appropriate organisational systems in place to deliver its present and evolving objectives
- Ensure that the objectives and standards of WGNs Operations functions are not only understood but owned and supported by management and all other team members
- Act as a member of the Senior Leadership Team with strategic oversight of Operations, Facilities, Finance, Governance, Human Resources, IT risk management and legal processes
- Provide effective and empowering leadership to WGN’s Operations & Development team
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead, manage and support this vital team and function. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working at senior leadership level, have an expertise in at least one area of operations and in managing a multidisciplinary staff team.
This key role requires a highly motivated, organised and skilled individual who is ready to work in a varied, fast paced environment, managing a wide range of competing priorities and tasks which are essential to the core functioning of the charity. This is an opportunity for someone to shape, develop and future proof the operations function within WGN.
This role will initially predominately involve remote working, evolving to involve regular office based working (in Shepherds Bush and London Bridge, as well as travel across London) as determined by organisational requirements.
WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced annual leave entitlement, excellent training and development opportunities and an Employee Assistance Scheme.
If you’re looking to make impact and are committed to challenging inequality and working to eradicate violence against women and girls within a women led, feminist organisation then we would welcome your application.
We welcome and encourage applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic communities.
Interviews will be held in the week beginning 11th July 2022.
This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS Check.
WGN is an equal opportunities employer. The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Part 1
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
OPERATIONS MANAGER - FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS
Salary £34,000 to £40,000 per annum pro rata + benefits
Location: Homebased or high flexibility (1-2 days per week in the office)
Contract type: 6 months fixed-term contract 35 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday 6th July 2022, 23:55
Why we need you
We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager that is responsible for managing the operational delivery of several fundraising products within the team's portfolio such as Stand Up To Cancer, World Cancer Day, Walk all Over Cancer and Dryathlon. This includes day to day management of workstreams and suppliers, delivering robust operational processes that support our products and developing new processes to support innovation.
What I will be doing?
Make an impact every day by…
Delivering operational plans that will support income growth for the Campaigns & Giving Platforms portfolio
Planning and managing the day to day operational delivery of SU2C and other fundraising campaigns and new products
Leading and setting up matrix teams to deliver the product operational plans, and shared goals. Briefing, leading & facilitating group activity (e.g. requirements-gathering, prioritisation and planning sessions, risks/issues, mediation of issues, and evaluations, etc)
Defining and proactively managing projects & plans, identify dependencies. Working with your Senior Manager to flag risks & issues & co-create mitigation plans
On-boarding, building great relationships, managing and reviewing performance of income-processing and fulfilment suppliers in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders including Channel 4
Supporting the Operations Team during the SU2C night of TV to ensure income and supporter interaction mechanics are working appropriately and contingency planning and issue management are in place
Working with key partners and internal teams to ensure operational processes, such as data flows and supporter journeys, are optimised and embedded for new or current activities
What skills are you looking for?
You'll be able to bring to the role…
Relationship building: has gravitas and respectful ways of working with colleagues across the organisation, able to influence internally and externally
A keen understanding of technical issues and constraints but able to communicate with technical and non-technical people
Experience working with suppliers delivering the following: payment processing, fulfilment, procurement, contract management and data management
Negotiation and management: focused on the ability to create outcomes of advantage to the charity (efficiency and ROI) from business dealings with suppliers and partners
Analytical: the ability to evaluate, interpret and draw conclusions from data and insight and then to take appropriate action. Deliver and focus on key areas of operational and strategic importance to deliver targets
Experience in managing multiple projects, deadlines and objectives effectively. Makes time for the important as well as the urgent
Demonstrates flexibility; comfortable with change and able to adapt to changing business needs
What will I gain??
Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible.
Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance and much more.?We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible.?Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles?you'll only be?required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.?You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.???
If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.?
Together, we will beat cancer.