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Hampton Trust is a leading domestic abuse charity with a focus on tackling the root cause of domestic abuse and criminal behaviour. We pride ourselves on being innovators in our field, highlighting gaps in service and testing new approaches.
In recent years we have grown from being a locally based Hampshire charity to delivering interventions across multiple regions. This is an exciting time for the organisation with potential to expand our reach nationwide.
Job Title: CARA Operations Manager
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Contract: Full time
Base: Remote working /occassional requirements to travel to head office and CARA delivery sites
In anticipation of upscaling CARA across the country, we are seeking an experienced Operations Manager to lead a team currently delivering across nine police forces. In addition, you will be required to lead a small team delivering a female offender intervention called JUNO in Hampshire.
In this role you will be required to bring both your management and practitioner experience together and join a growing team delivering award winning interventions to address domestic abuse. You will work alongside the Senior Management Team and contribute to expansion of the new CARA model, supporting local providers to mobilise and deliver the intervention.
Do you like the idea of leading a dynamic team addressing the root cause of domestic abuse nationally?
If the answer is YES, then this is an exciting opportunity to work with a specialist domestic abuse perpetrator service and influence the national response to policing domestic abuse.
Apply today to join a passionate team tackling domestic abuse in an innovative, award-winning organisation.
We encourage growth and self-awareness within this post.
Should you wish to discuss this role before application contact: Natalie Pearce
Closing: 9am Monday, 18th July 2022
Virtual Interviews:Friday 22nd July 2022
All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references.
Please submit your application by 9am on Monday 18th July 2022. Don’t forget our offer of an informal chat prior to completing your applications is available if you think it would be helpful.
In your application please include:
A cover letter explaining your motivation for applying and outlining how you meet the criteria detailed within the person specification.
A full CV including education, professional qualifications and full employment history showing responsibilities and relevant achievements.
Hampton Trust is committed to improving and finding ways of creating a more diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Salary and benefits:
Salary of up to £24,000 (full time equivalent of £30,000 per annum) for 4 days per week + 3% employer pension contribution.
20 days annual leave (pro rata)
We are happy to discuss flexible working options. Occasional evening working for events is required. This is a one-year fixed term contract, with the scope to extend beyond this if funding allows.
The role will be based remotely and expenses will be paid within reason. There may be a requirement for occasional travel to Manchester for meetings or to other locations in the UK for events.
Peaches Womb Cancer Trust is the leading UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of those with and affected by womb cancer, the 4th most common cancer in women. We aim to support women, raise awareness and fund and promote research.
Peaches Womb Cancer Trust is currently run by a dedicated team of volunteers. We are delighted to have obtained sufficient funding to allow us to hire our first employee - a Fundraising and Operations Manager who will help us to take our organisation to the next level.
The purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage the running of the charity, to organise events, to build upon and expand fundraising activities (including grants and trusts fundraising), to develop our marketing and communications and to build relationships with service users, funders and other organisations. The employee will be required to prepare documents for meetings, to ensure that the accounts are prepared in a timely manner and that good records are kept of our activities. They will also liaise with and provide administrative support to the Trustees and volunteers to facilitate the smooth running of the charity. This post is vital to ensuring that we can support our fantastic community and grow Peaches Womb Cancer Trust.
We are looking for someone with experience in the charity sector who is motivated and tenacious. There is enormous potential for Peaches Womb Cancer Trust to grow and an opportunity for career progression for a proactive and ambitious individual.
- To act as a key point of contact for organisations and individuals contacting the charity
- To support and coordinate the work of the Trustees and volunteers, ensuring good governance and compliance with statutory requirements, supporting the Board in performing its responsibilities, attending and contributing to Trustee meetings and preparing reports as requested
- To ensure financial management and procedures with the support of the Trustees and an accountant
- Organise, coordinate and oversee patient information and support events for the charity
- Organise, coordinate and oversee fundraising activities and events for the charity
- Coordinate fundraising applications for grants, trusts and foundations
- Coordinating with the volunteers who run the charity’s website and social media channels to ensure content is up to date and engaging
- Manage the charity’s volunteer and supporter database
- Ensure that donations are acknowledged in an appropriate and timely manner and are correctly identified within the charity’s records
- Maintain all Charity Commission requirements
- Undertake general administration duties of all kinds
- Evidence of administration experience in the charity sector gained in a paid or voluntary role
- Knowledge and experience of banking and charitable finances
- Knowledge of governance in the voluntary or public sector
- A track record of fundraising successes within community and individual giving
- Ability to communicate with a diverse range of people including healthcare professionals
- Working knowledge of office IT and social media
- Experience in working with and managing volunteers
- Experience of trust and foundation fundraising
- Experience of managing events
- Knowledge of data privacy requirements for personal and sensitive personal information.
- Strongly motivated, self-organised and able to work from own initiative
- Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately work permit applications cannot be supported.
- A professional fundraising qualification
- Experience of growing an organisation
- Knowledge of Wordpress or other website hosting software
- Experience of using social media channels for an organisation
- Experience of managing staff
- Creative, resilient and comfortable with lone working
Through working for Peaches Womb Cancer Trust the successful candidate will have an opportunity to expand our small organisation, work closely with a small, friendly and enthusiastic team of trustees and volunteers and share in the growth and success of the charity. There is scope for creativity, innovation and opportunities for learning and growth. As we are a newly-established charity the employee will gain a varied experience in this role as we build our organisation. The job role will involve working with our growing community of people affected by womb cancer who are enormously supportive of our charity, allowing the successful candidate to be part of something special and genuinely see the impact that their work is making.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
IntoUniversity are looking for a high-calibre candidate to take on the role of Head of Operations (Scotland). You will have responsibility for overseeing the charity’s work in Scotland and will play a key role in leading further expansion of IntoUniversity’s work in Scotland, including the development of new projects. You will be responsible for sustaining and developing the charity’s complex range of partnerships and stakeholder relations, including with our key partners, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and with local and national government.
You will have substantial experience of managing projects and people and will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and ideally three years’ full-time paid experience working with children and young people in a relevant role, for example working as a teacher or youth worker.
The role will be fast-paced and challenging. Each day you will be contributing directly to the success of the charity and the transformation of the lives of some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people. Flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are all necessary for your day-to-day routine. You will be proactive and able to use your initiative at all times. You will have excellent organisational skills and be highly efficient.
As a charity with social mobility as its core objective, IntoUniversity is wholly committed to equality of opportunity. We work with children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we believe that our staff team should be similarly diverse and representative.
The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be, and we recognise that we have much more to do in this regard. We are committed to building a culture where students, staff and volunteers are valued for the unique people they are. We therefore encourage applications from candidates from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. In particular, we actively and warmly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, male candidates and candidates with a disability as they are currently under-represented within IntoUniversity.
Location: Flexible in the Central Belt of Scotland. Travel will be expected to London.
Annual Leave : 33 Days
Interviews: 4th August in Glasgow
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.
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.
Civitas Recruitment are delighted to be working with a great charity focused on developing a thriving Muslim community within the UK. This is an innovative charity which aims to help Muslims calculate and give Zakat to those in need across the UK. An exciting opportunity exists for a talented individual to join the charity and become their new Head of Operations and Growth. As Head of Operations and Growth, you will manage the growth phase of the organisation and work with the wider team to develop the charity’s identity internationally by helping international partners implement the UK charities model. This is a partnership and account management role and will involve travelling to different countries and regions to meet partners and present on the operating model and help with on boarding. The role will require international travel. Can be home based in the UK or even based in the US.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will possess excellent project management skills working to strict deadlines on multifaceted projects/programmes. You will be a confident communicator who will be able to present to external partners and have good budget management skills. You will be able to demonstrate a passion for the third sector with a keen interest in social welfare and in particular Zakat and its power for change. A broad understanding of operations and delivery would be an advantage as well as knowledge of Islamic finance however it is not essential for the role.
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.
About The Role
Hours: 35 per week
Days: Monday - Friday
Location: Remote/Home Based
As a key operational manager, you will lead and manage a team of school-based practitioners deliveringmental health services in schools. You will have a key eye for service delivery; delivering on Place2Be’smission, values and business priorities. This role works across a geographical area reporting directly to aRegional Director.
Your team will span across various counties (spanning from Essex to Sussex) and will be home based.
Collaboration and Partnership work are at the heart of this role. You will ensure that the aspect of this delivery is part of a multi-agency approach with statutory and other voluntary sectors to create multiple pathways to ease access for young people and families to support their wellbeing.
You will bring passion and strong organisational skills to the team during this exciting period of opportunity for the organisation.
What will I be responsible for in my new role?
- Onboard new schools and establishing services where required
- Onboarding and inducting new members of staff
- Ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in all Place2Be schools provide Safeguarding and Child Protection training for staff and volunteers
- establish and maintain positive and active relationships with head teachers and governing bodies in partner schools
- undertake regular line management responsibilities of team members, reviewing on an ongoing basis delivery components in line with agreed outputs and KPIs
- analyse and use service data from your team and schools to inform and improve your team’s performance
- support people development; nurture skills and talent across your team to enable people to grow and develop
The successful candidate will have:
- experience of managing medium/large teams which may be multidisciplinary in nature to deliver locality/service objectives
- knowledge of relevant national policies, best practices, quality frameworks and local approaches to implementation within the specific area of mental health support for children and young people
- experience managing and leading health / social care / education services in either the statutory or voluntary sector
- the ability to influence people at all levels, in a clear, persuasive and tactful way
- strong multi-tasking skills, be flexible and show an ability to manage conflicting priorities
Interview Dates: TBC
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
- Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
- Robust Learning and Development Programme
- Contributory Pension Scheme
- Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mobile Phone Discounts (EE Network)
- Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
- Extended Maternity/Paternity Pay
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, adaptable Operations Manager to support our small, dynamic team as we work to ensure that no one is left behind in the digital world in which we live. The varied role is critical to the effective running of the organisation and covers the areas of IT, HR, finance and administration. If you thrive on using your initiative in a collaborative environment and have a passion to support an organisation that can transform people’s lives please get in touch with us.
Applications close at 9am on Monday 11 July 2022.
Please include a cover letter and CV with your application.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.
Contract, Full-time (but we also welcome candidates seeking 4 days/week)
Location: Remote, with occasional travel to London for team meetings, and to UK school locations required
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 15th July 2022
Planned Interview Dates: short video calls with a longlist of candidates will be w/c 18th July, followed by a first interview w/c 25th July and second interview w/c 1st August.
All interviews will be by video call.
Who we are
Apps for Good exists to ensure ALL young people have the tech innovation skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.
We have over a decade of experience providing free tech innovation courses to almost 240,000 UK young people. Our courses give students the skills and determination to shape their future through technology, while giving teachers the support and confidence to deliver high quality computing content and resources.
More than half of the schools we work with are in challenging circumstances and we’re committed to offering an opportunity for all. We’re proud to partner with leading brands such as Lego, Spotify, and Google to keep our course content 100% free to schools. Students benefit from industry expertise from over 300 industry volunteers
We’re now embarking on an exciting new chapter. Young people, especially those with experience of disadvantage, are not learning the skills they need to create innovative solutions to climate change. We have created a new programme, Innovate for Climate Change, building on our existing methodology, experience and networks, so that young people can thrive in a transformed post-carbon economy.
We are a small, close-knit, ambitious and energetic team who all believe strongly in our mission and values. We’re currently working very effectively remotely and will continue to be a distributed team with regular days together in London.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about education, social impact and Apps for Goods mission in helping provide more young people with the tech and innovation skills that will prepare them for the future of work.
In this role, you will have the chance to work across Apps for Good’s Programmes team and you'll be responsible for day to day line management of our Education Community Manager and Senior Learning Manager, supporting them to deliver their priorities for the year and working with the team to develop plans and strategies for implementation.
As part of a small team, you’ll get to work hands-on to develop and deliver our education recruitment strategy, growing and supporting our community of teachers delivering Apps for Good courses across the UK. You will also manage the day to day responsibilities of our Senior Learning Manager and help them deliver their roadmap and priorities for creating exciting and innovative new content for teachers and students. Working closely with our Fundraising and Partnerships team, in this role you will also help organise partner engagement programmes with schools across the UK and companies including LEGO, Spotify and Bank of New York Mellon.
You will be joining Apps for Good at an exciting time as we have ambitious plans to scale the delivery of our new and existing content to schools across the UK, as well as build new and impactful relationships with education providers and partners. If you have experience supporting and growing online communities and have an interest in how tech education can empower young people by providing them with the skills to change their world we want to hear from you.
Line manage Education Community Manager and Senior Learning Manager
Strategy development & delivery: support the development and delivery of our education and content strategies including detailed quarter by quarter planning
Work with Education Community Manager to create and implement a plan to grow our reach of schools across the UK
Lead on building strategic partnerships with organisations and education providers and support in the development of engagement products and volunteering opportunities, including workshops and facilitated engagement days with our corporate partners
Project management: work with the wider team to implement funded projects and products
Oversee and support the Education Community Manager to manage all student & school engagement; workshops, Expert Sessions, Showcase pitch practice, Showcase judging sessions, funder/partner visits, filming/comms visits
Track, analyse and report on key education, platform and content metrics, impact and learnings, developing KPI’s
Develop and implement strategies in line with our organisation impact framework for effective user research and feedback from teachers and, students to inform and develop programmes and content
This is a 1 year fixed-term contract role to support with team capacity whilst our current Director of Programmes moves to an Acting CEO role. You’ll work remotely with regular travel to schools, when safe to do so. It’s full time but could be four days per week and we’ll consider other working patterns. We’ll aim to meet in London as a team every quarter. We offer flexible working, 24 days holiday and extra days off over Christmas, plus you get your birthday off.
We are committed to developing our team and supporting their career aspirations. We are incredibly proud that colleagues have gone on to work for organisations such as Pearson, the Government Digital Service, Tech UK, University of Salford, checkout com and Times Higher Education.
We have a long history of flexible and remote working across our team and believe everyone should have a good work/life balance while contributing to work they care about.
We embrace a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge within Apps for Good. Joining a small collaborative team means you’ll contribute to a variety of projects and everyone across the team has their voice heard and contributes to our strategy and operations.
Enthusiasm for Apps for Good’s mission
At least 3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:
Teaching or leadership within a school
Working in an organisation or charity building relationships with schools and education providers
Programme management within the education sector
Experience managing projects independently, with strong attention to detail and process, and ability to solve problems
Experience line managing individuals and/or teams
Confident networking and engaging with stakeholders at all levels
Great interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to work across the team and with external organisations
Enjoy delivering high quality presentations and pitches to external organisations
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience managing data and presenting metrics
Effective time management
Experience of presenting at events/conferences
How to apply
Please submit a CV and around 500 words describing why you’d like to join the team and how you meet the role requirements.
Please submit a CV and around 500 words describing why you’d like to join the team and how you meet the role requirements
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Belong’s vision is of hope, rehabilitation and recovery for victims and perpetrators of crime. We inspire change by providing long term, individualised responses to conflict and crime through restorative Justice, psychotherapy, mentoring, and training for criminal justice professionals.
Last year marked our tenth anniversary, and there is much for us to celebrate! Growing steadily from our London based beginnings, we now support over two thousand people who have been victims or perpetrators of crime across England each year. This year we are working from a range of prisons including HMPYOI Isis, HMPYOI Feltham, HMPYOI Brinsford, HMPYOI Aylesbury, HMP Winchester, HMP The Mount, HMP Coldingley, HMP Featherstone, HMP Brixton and HMP Send. In addition, we deliver restorative justice, mentoring and psychotherapy in a range of community settings. Belong fosters a working environment where everyone’s voice is listened to. The culture of the organisation is one that puts people first and the charity enjoys high staff morale and good staff retention. We will provide you with the support and training that you need to do your job, as well as opportunities to develop your skills and progress within your career.
We have recently launched our strategy for 2022 – 2024. This outlines our ambitions to continue to sustainably and ethically grow our reach so that we can offer powerfully unique change opportunities to even more people. Please read more about us and our work on our website, being sure to enjoy our 2020-21 annual report which you can find on our publications page on our website.
We are seeking an inspiring, empathic, driven leader with solid experience of working in the criminal justice sector, preferably including prisons, to play a major role in shaping the services and support we provide. As Head of Programmes, you will lead the development and growth of our restorative justice, mentoring, psychotherapy and training programmes. You will take forward our ethical, person centred and thorough approach to supporting people, championing innovations to improve our work whilst identifying and developing opportunities for growth and expansion. Whilst increasing the number of individuals who can access our support, you will strengthen durability and resilience in our internal systems. You will ensure that the effectiveness of our work is well-evidenced and clearly demonstratable to funders. With line management responsibility for a team of up to five staff members, you will model our values of perseverance, respect, inspiration, restoration and empowerment. We particularly welcome applications for this position from candidates who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, who have had personal experience of the criminal justice system and/or who have current enhanced prison security vetting.
Please apply for this position by emailing via the button below with a detailed covering letter outlining how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge requirements outlined in our Job Description and Person Specification document. Please also send us your CV. Applications for this position close at 11.30pm on Thursday 14th July 2022. Interviews for this position will be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2022.
Applications for this position are particularly welcomed from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with lived experience of the criminal justice system, and/or with current enhanced prison security vetting.
Do you want to work with a leading advocacy charity organisation supporting those in need?
Do you have experience of working or volunteering in welfare, support or health and social care and are looking for a new challenge?
Are you keen to make a difference to people who want to be heard?
Then come and join us here at VoiceAbility.
- 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution
- Salary sacrifice pension scheme
- Separate Life Assurance Cover
- Staff discount scheme including retail discounts, entertainment, holidays etc
- Discounted Gym Membership; Employee Assistance programme
- Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance
- Support with continuous professional development
VoiceAbility is an independent charity and one of the UK’s largest providers of advocacy and involvement services. We deliver a wide range of service contracts funded by local authorities, health trusts and other voluntary and private sector organisations.
We’ve been supporting people to have their say in decisions about their health, care, and wellbeing for over 40 years. We make sure people are heard when it matters most. For more information on what Advocacy is and the services offered then please visit our website.
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our team to lead us on the delivery and development of existing and new contracts covering London and the Southeast; this currently includes Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. This is a permanent role, working full time, 35 hours a week. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, you will be a passionate supporter of quality driven provision and in coaching others to achieve excellence in advocacy delivery.
How will you make a difference?
- Drive the existing Advocacy contracts to meet our organisations exacting standards
- Lead and directly line manage team leaders and contract manager
- Enhance the experience of clients accessing our services
- Deliver a quality service that is financially sustainable to meet set budgets and efficiencies
- Ensure a culture of continuous performance improvement and staff development within your area of responsibility
- Analyse delivery targets in line with national expectations and appropriately respond to identified under/over performance
- Develop and maintain productive relationships with other organisations and sector leads to support the organisations potential for growth
- Lead the implementation of new Advocacy contracts within your geographical remit
We are looking for a strong influencer and leader to help drive forward high standards of practice within your region meeting outcome frameworks and KPI performance.
You will demonstrate excellent leadership skills in quality assurance standards and financial performance. We are looking for someone who can balance the retention of existing relationships whilst being confident to establish and drive new opportunities for growth.
Equality and Diversity
VoiceAbility believes in fostering an inclusive workplace which welcomes, values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and partners, treats all on a basis of equality and encourages all to meet their maximum potential.
Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 10th July, however, VoiceAbility reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy before this date.
Interviews via Teams: week commencing 18th July
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Head of Strategic Planning
Job Ref: V410
Hours/Days per week: 14 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
Salary: £60,000 (FTE) plus attractive employee benefits package
Start date: ASAP
Location: Homebased or office based
Closing date: 10th July 2022
Interview date and Location: week commencing 18th July 2022, online
At Volunteering Matters we use volunteering’s unique power to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence, and opportunity; to ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England. We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside out business.
- To support the ongoing refining and development of strategic planning in the organization.
- Leading on our 90 day planning cycle and implementation approach
- Facilitating a capacity building approach for the organisation to implement 90 day planning and delivery in line with our strategy and KPIs
- Facilitating sessions that allow the organisation to tackle complex problems cross teams, that will then form part of the work programme for the 90 day strategic planning cycle
- The ongoing facilitation of refinement of strategy, achieved through statements and organisational KPIs
About Volunteering Matters
Our volunteering and social action programmes bring people together to overcome adversity, tackle isolation, improve physical and mental health, develop skills, and ensure young people can lead change.
What makes us unique is our approach to developing programmes in local areas. Our volunteering programmes are designed by communities, for communities, as they have the power, local knowledge, and energy to improve themselves from within.
We have nearly 60 years of experience in supporting people facing all sorts of life challenges, from financial wellbeing to loneliness or barriers to education and employment. Our projects range from mentoring schemes to social groups, from community drivers to young people raising awareness of the issues that mean the most to them.
While we share our experience and resources to create opportunities, we’re entirely driven by the ideas on the ground. Each project is built with the specific needs of a community in mind. Since we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, building partnerships dedicated to sustainable societal change across the UK.
As a member of the executive leadership team, you’ll facilitate the organisation to plan in strategic 90 day cycles, ensuring that our work remains relevant to our strategy, addresses real problems and furthers the organisation’s mission.
In addition to directly facilitating this with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the Head of Strategic Planning will also have a role in supporting capacity building across the organisation, running workshops and interventions that support the rest of the organisation to take a similar approach to strategic planning. The part time nature if this role means the capacity building element is vital, and it fits with our decentralised structure to empower teams to manage their priorities directly, in line with the strategic aims of the organisation.
The Head of Strategic Planning will also help support the refresh of our strategy and achieved through statements, at least once every three years with staff, trustees and volunteers.
Key Duties Responsibilities
- Support the Chief Executive and Leadership Team to develop 90 day plans that are relevant and focused on achieving our strategy
- Support the organisation in it’s review and refresh of strategy and achieved through statements as and when required
- Provide capacity building support to the wider organisation in the ongoing development of strategic planning and strategy initiatives across the organisation
Experience / skills & attributes:
- Experience, or transferable relevant experience, in facilitating development of strong strategic planning initiatives in a dispersed and de-centralised model
- Experience working with multiple groups, from trustees and senior leaders to volunteers and communities, to form strategic approaches in a way that they find accessible and engaging
- Belief in the Power of Communities with a desire to platform volunteers and young people always.
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills and the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with a range of stakeholders through a variety of means.
- Ability to engage in the process of strategic planning development, which includes strategy writing, implementing plans and reporting on projects.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective relationships
Relevant experience and values alignment is more important for this role than specific qualifications.
The post will be home based, or office based. The postholder will need internet access to enable remote working. I.T. equipment and infrastructure will be supplied. There is an expectation that occasional travel across UK will be required.
Our Values & Way of Working:
In all that we do, we embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values: Empowering, Inclusive, Compassionate, Positive & Straightforward.
This job description is intended to include the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but while some variations will be expected, these will be at an appropriate level for the role.
Diversity & Inclusion
Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills” section of this advert. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application or contact our HR team for more information.
We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise, Show The Salary, Salary History.
Our employee benefits reflect our culture which is built on an approach of full flexibility with accountability, and designed to let you make your most positive contribution; we offer Flexible Working by Default (re hours & place of work), Unlimited Annual Leave, Employee Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced sick and family leave. We are also open to discuss job share applications.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with a growing, innovative charity working with refugees and asylum seekers. Spearheaded by a dynamic and passionate CEO, the charity looks to assist with the cost of transport which often is a barrier to integration and mobility for those on very low income and means. The charity looks to alleviate this issue by matching refugees and asylum seekers with reconditioned, abandoned or donated, old bikes around the country. The charity is in its 10th year and is in the process of donating their 10,000th bike.
An opportunity exists for a talented Head of Finance to join the team. This is a senior management role working closely with the CEO to ensure that the charity has exciting growth plans whilst maintaining great governance. The Head of Finance will oversee reporting and look to ensure robust systems and policies are in place.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be a fully qualified Accountant (ACC, ACA or CIMA) with previous experience of managing a small finance function. You will have experience of developing strategies as well as be comfortable with transactional work. You will be a comfortable communicator with experience of working with a SMT and board level colleagues as well as manage external stakeholders. Good knowledge of charity financial reporting as well as developing systems will be a key requirement. As this is a relatively small charity, we are seeking candidates who can work across all teams and be comfortable communicating with non-finance colleagues. In addition to the technical skills, we are seeking candidates with a passion for the charity sector.
Please apply immediately if you wish to join a great, fast-growing charity focused on a fantastic cause. For further information and full JD, please feel free to contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment.
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