Health And Safety Officer Jobs in Belfast
You will be responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective running of our three respite homes providing our wrap-round services:
- Stress busting Residential Respite Breaks, giving young carers the opportunity to make happy memories.
- Three- week SEAL education booster program including a four-day residential stay at Honeypot, to help young carers who struggle to progress in school due to poor confidence and self- belief that they can learn, to find the confidence that they can succeed in education.
- Wellbeing grants, for essential items no child should lack, such as a clean bed, or new school clothes.
- Face to face outreach including memory making days out at the beach, countryside, or fun park for young carers who never get this experience.
- Pastoral Care promoting the welfare of children and ensuring their needs are being met.
- Healthy Eating and Nutrition, for children who receive free school meals during term time but resort to sugary drinks and snacks during school holidays. Honeypot helps children to perfect a healthy signature dish and provides funds for the ingredients.
- Urgent Pastoral Care, for young carers and their families, who are struggling to cope.
As Operations Director you will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team with the responsibility of developing and embedding the new 3-year plan and the Charity’s values, ensuring service delivery supports the overall business strategy and plans of Honeypot, whilst meeting budget guidelines.
Please see the JD for full details.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Can you make sure that kinship carers in England receive high quality, user centred training online and in person?
About the role
We have been awarded the Department for Education contract to deliver high quality training to kinship carers across England. You will be responsible for delivering high quality online and face-to-face training and managing a team of inhouse facilitators and external partners.
This is a new team so you will need to be someone who is comfortable with a high level of ambiguity and who is able to build outcome and target driven services from a user centred approach. We have a lot to do over the next 18 months.
From April 2024 to March 2025, your team will need to deliver exceptional training to 4,000 kinship carers in England through in person and online sessions. These are divided into introductory and advanced training. We will be delivering at least 16 roadshows across England so travel will be required in this role. In person training will also involve experiential learning in peer support groups and community venues. Introductory training will be delivered in-house.
You will also work with external expert facilitators and partners to develop new advanced training sessions and modules. Subject experts within Kinship, will also deliver training and you will need to ensure content and delivery meets a consistent standard.
The right person will need to work collaboratively with colleagues across Kinship and be used to working in cross-functional teams. You’ll need to be curious, detail orientated with an improvement mindset.
What we’ll offer you
Kinship offers 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This fixed-term role is open to flexible working (school hours would be considered). We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.
Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams. We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.
This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity!
Please apply for this role through BeApplied. You will be asked to answer five questions and attach your CV. You will have max 250 words per answer.
- Describe how your experience and your values are a good fit for this role
- This service needs to deliver 4,000 training experiences for kinship carers over 1 year, please clearly describe your experience of delivering high quality training at this scale and pace.
- If you were offered the role, what would you prioritise in the first two months and why? Tell us about what you’d need to find out and what would be your approach to the role.
- Please describe how you would ensure that training is meeting the needs of kinship carers (think about outcomes, evaluation and participation).
- How would ensure your team are motivated, high performing and delivering exceptional training – both in person and online?
Application deadline: 9:00am on Wednesday 13 December 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 19 December 2023 – in-person (Vauxhall). It is anticipated that this will be a one stage in-person interview process, but this may change depending on the volume and calibre of applications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Closing date: 30th November
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
The Health and Safety of our employees, volunteers and service users underpins everything we do at the Alzheimer’s Society. The Senior Health and Safety Officer will support the Society’s efforts to create environments don’t just keep our people safe, but allow them to thrive.
As one of the Society’s competent person, you will be a key contact for Health and Safety matters across the Society. They will ensure we meet our statutory requirements, help develop and implement our policy, procedures and training and ensure that these are rolled out across the whole organisation.
They will work closely with the Health and Safety Manager to ensure issues are raised and resolved, that management information is shared and that a culture of continuous improvement is established and embedded in everything we do.
You will be an experienced Health and Safety practitioner, passionate about keeping people safe and ensuring the organisation meets its legal obligations. You will enjoy working with stakeholders across the organisation, helping them to understand the health and safety challenges they face and designing solutions that meet their needs.
You will thrive on variety. From conducting or co-ordinating advanced DSE assessments to visiting and inspecting our offices to working with events teams to ensure that fundraising activities are conducted in a safe manner, every day will be different.
You will want to share your enthusiasm for health and safety by providing training, and you will be comfortable acting up to cover the work of the Health and Safety Manager when they are absent. You will have strong communication skills and you will be a self-starter, able to initiate and drive change, but you’ll also understand when to escalate matters and how to engage senior management.
Above all, you will have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude that helps take the Society forward.
About Alzheimer's Society
At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.
We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.
Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.
Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.
We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.
We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.
Winston's Wish is a national charity providing support to children and young people who are bereaved. Our vision is of a society in which children and young people don’t have to face grief alone.
We’re looking for a creative professional with a genuine excitement for digital and the powerful role it can play in improving the experiences of bereaved children and young people.
As an integral part of our Marketing & Communications team, you will be responsible for the day to day running and effective performance of our websites, social media channels and support on email engagement and paid acquisition. You will work with colleagues to identify, plan and schedule content across our digital channels and use data and analytics to consistently optimise performance, drive engagement, identify opportunities and grow our channels.
The role will be busy
; in the most positive sense as you’ll be at the forefront of exploring new and exciting ways to reach bereaved young people digitally. Our Marketing & Communications team is small but mighty, driven by the challenge of our strategy and powered by the inspirational people and stories that remind us to ensure no child or young person grieves alone.
Please note: This is a maternity cover role for 13 months commencing 12th February 2024 and finishing Friday 7th March 2025. This may only be a temporary role, but you’ll have the opportunity to make a permanent and lasting impact for bereaved children and young people for years to come.
• Manage, monitor and maintain website Content Management Systems.
• Manage the website agency relationship and the on-going development and improvement of the organisation's websites.
Digital Marketing & Communications:
• Take the lead on planning, developing and delivering digital marketing campaigns utilising social media advertising, Google Ads and external platforms to increase traffic and conversions to the Winston’s Wish websites.
• Manage and optimise SEO/SEM/SMO performance.
• Manage email marketing including data preparation, content creation and performance tracking.
• Measure and report on all digital marketing activities to identify trends and emerging insight to identify opportunities to improve the user experience.
• Work with the Head of Data to ensure all data capture activity across Winston’s Wish digital channels comply with GDPR regulations.
• Support and work with colleagues to develop, deliver and manage an annual digital content plan across our website and social media channels with the aim to drive traffic, increase engagement and extend online reach.
• Support colleagues to ensure the effective management of the charity’s social media channels.
• Continuously review and evaluate the performance of the charity’s digital platforms, tools, and software.
• Keep abreast of new social media sites, web technologies, and digital marketing trends; implement these new technologies in developing campaigns.
• Work with marketing and communication colleagues to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach across all marketing channels
• Support other members of the team at times of absence.
• Work to objectives, targets and work plans agreed with your line manager.
• Undertake ad hoc tasks and projects, as deemed appropriate by the Associate Director of Marketing & Communications, fulfilling any deadlines, reviews and reporting procedures required.
• Contribute to the vision and mission of Winston's Wish; working with colleagues in all teams to meet the objectives of Winston’s Wish.
• Work to objectives, targets and work plans agreed with your line manager.
• Undertake specific projects and other ad hoc duties agreed with your line manager, fulfilling any deadlines, reviews and reporting procedures required.
• Take an active part in the one-to-one process and participate in training agreed with your line manager.
• Ensure the health and safety of all colleagues, volunteers and visitors in accordance with Winston’s Wish policy.
• Promote equality of opportunity and diversity in accordance with Winston’s Wish policy
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is the membership organisation and professional voice for environmental health. We set and raise standards to improve public health, supporting out members and influencing policy.
Our goal is simple: to enable safer, cleaner, and healthier environments for the benefits of people, business and local communities. To do this we offer professional support to our members, a range of corporate training solutions, topical events and workshops and provide information and policy advice. In addition, we promote 15Hatfields - one of London’s most sustainable venues.
We're looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive to join our impactful Policy and Campaigns Team.
Representing our members across the UK, CIEH campaigns on an exciting array of policy areas, from environmental protection and food safety, to housing standards and better public health.
The role is varied, encompassing member engagement, policy development and reports, and government consultation responses. However, it will also focus primarily on external affairs, taking responsibility for driving forward CIEH’s public affairs, campaigning, and PR, activities, including engagement with the devolved administrations as well as the UK Government.
The role is remote/hybrid, with travel to CIEH’s offices in central London expected around once a month for team meetings alongside any additional wider organisational events.
This is your chance to work on a varied portfolio of issues to represent the key concerns of environmental health professionals, who work to protect and enhance the health of the public. Previous experience of working with political influencers is key to success.
Sound like the challenge you are looking for? To apply for this role, please submit your covering letter and CV via our website
- Hours- Permanent, Full Time, 35 hours per week
- Salary- £34,569 per annum
- Based- Hybrid/Remote with some travel to our offices in London
- Closing date- 03 December 2023, interviews to be held shortly after.
Please see the full job description and person specification for further details.
the3million is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organisation and make sure it stays at the forefront of protecting the rights of the EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. As CEO, you will be responsible for driving our mission, strategy, and operations. You will lead a passionate team, work with stakeholders, and be a key advocate for our cause. We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record in nonprofit management and advocacy, along with a deep understanding of immigration and human rights issues.
We are the leading organisation representing EU citizens and their family members in the UK. Our vision is a world where EU citizens can thrive, reach their potential and have an equal voice in UK society. Our work ranges from monitoring the implementation of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, advocating for the inclusion of EU citizens throughout all sections of society, informing people of their rights, and giving EU citizens a voice in British society to build powerful allyships in order to change the narrative on migration as a whole.
We are a grassroots and non-partisan organisation, working with a variety of stakeholders, from MPs to NGOs, legal advisors and the media on specific issues affecting EU citizens’ rights. We regularly engage with the Home Office and its monitoring bodies to advocate for change.
We were formed through the efforts of volunteers from many different backgrounds who came together in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016. We hold on to that can-do, nimble spirit and informal, friendly and non-hierarchical collegiality.
the3million was incorporated as a limited by guarantee not-for-profit company with Companies House in November 2017. As such, the role of members of the Board of Directors is similar, though not identical, to that of Charity Trustees.
What does the role involve?
This role offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate to work with the Board, staff, and the wider grassroots network and make sure the vision, strategy and direction of the organisation are up to date and relevant to the needs of those we work with.
The purpose of the job is to lead the3million on a day-to-day basis within the parameters required by law, in conjunction with the organisation’s Board of Directors.
The post-holder will have particular regard to the obligations of the3million as a limited liability company to ensure that the organisation remains financially viable, as well as identify, manage and mitigate risks in a timely manner working with the Board.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Leading and managing the organisation
To provide vision, leadership and direction on all work at the3million.
To help define the organisation’s strategy, in consultation with the Board, staff and our grassroots communities. This will include vision and mission, and how to operationalise and resource them, keeping the values of the organisation at the core of the activities.
To implement, deliver and review the organisational strategy.
To ensure that the organisation has the appropriate policies, procedures, systems and processes in place and that they are being implemented.
To oversee the work of all employees of the3million and persons sub-contracted to provide services to, or on behalf of, the3million, whilst ensuring that all such work of employees and sub-contractors is carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions of funding which has been procured for the purpose of each aspect of the3million’s work and taking full account of the3million’s aims and values.
To review projects and activities and provide guidance to staff members individually and collectively on actions to advance the3million’s goals.
To otherwise ensure that the3million fulfils all its obligations to be a good employer and to meet the necessary standards of employment law and health and safety regulations, and be a leading example with regard to equal opportunities in terms of staff relations and relations with the general public.
To have responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of the organisation, including preparation of budgets for agreement by the Directors and ensuring that income is maintained and expenditure is controlled in line with budgets and that potential risks are identified and managed.
To be the3million’s lead person in relation to external partners and stakeholders, representing the3million’s interests in activities that are carried out in partnership with such external bodies.
To maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation.
To ensure that the3million is an anti-oppressive organisation and remains an ally to individuals, groups and communities experiencing oppression and discrimination.
Delivery and Promotion of the organisation
To represent the3million in public forums such as speaking at conferences, attending sector policy forums, producing written material for the organisation’s own publications/promotional material as well as any appropriate external channels (such as policy briefings, newsletters, and social media).
To build and maintain effective relationships with all principal supporters and other stakeholders in order to advance the organisation’s aims.
To establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the3million’s performance, as part of the project management function.
To work with the the3million team to identify and develop key policy and campaign areas.
To seek opportunities to expand and promote the role of the organisation.
To represent the organisation in the press and public appearances when required.
In all other matters to assume responsibility for the work and reputation of the3million which is consistent with its standing as a well-run, dynamic organisation working to advance the interests of migrants.
Working with the Board
To provide advice and guidance to Board members as required, in order to contribute to the effective governance of the organisation.
To provide in a timely and appropriate manner information that will assist the Board in carrying out its responsibilities.
To advise the Board on, and to bring forward responses to, any new organisational or policy developments or challenges for the3million as an organisation and with particular regard to the current economic circumstances.
To ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities.
Support the Chair in ensuring the continued engagement/involvement of all members of the Board.
The postholder may be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business as requested by the Board.
The post-holder will have:
Previous experience of working in a Director/ Chief Executive or Senior Management role of over 3 years.
Comprehensive knowledge of local, regional, and national issues concerning EU citizen migrants' situations.
A comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the UK political environment, including the issue of the influence of public opinion.
Experience or understanding of campaigning, influencing and strategies to achieve policy change.
A comprehensive understanding of the NGO environment in the UK and a grasp of the role that other stakeholders play in influencing public opinion and the direction of immigration policy.
Experience and understanding of organisation operations and governance structures.
Understanding and experience of fundraising, with particular reference to the current strained conditions, especially within the not-for-profit sector, including grants, community fundraising and income generation.
Experience of partnership and relationship building within the NGO sectors, and with relevant external organisations and companies.
Proven track record in financial management.
Outstanding communication skills in English.
Ability to deliver projects to the highest standard.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish credibility quickly with the3million stakeholders.
The ability to supervise the work of staff and volunteers in an appropriate manner.
Firm commitment to supporting the rights of all migrants, irrespective of nationality, immigration status, or other matters.
The applicant must be currently based in the UK.
Who should apply?
Applications are welcome from everyone with the relevant passion and experience in one or more of the areas listed above. Previous experience in the migration sector or campaigning is desirable but not mandatory, as we value transferable skills gained in diverse settings.
We hold core values of inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Our organisation is people-led, and we embrace diversity, recognising the enrichment it brings. We are committed to listening to, engaging with, and representing a wide spectrum of individuals.
We are particularly eager to hear from candidates with lived experience of migration. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the migration sector we also strongly encourage you to apply. This could include coming from a community that experiences racism, living with a disability, not having been to University or having been in receipt of free school meals as a child.
We recognise our team is not currently representative of communities that experience racism and that our own ways of working may replicate wider societal oppression and injustices. We are actively working towards becoming an anti-oppressive organisation, including taking steps to create a more inclusive recruitment process.
We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity. the3million welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do.
Salary and Working Conditions
Staff team: The CEO will be line-managed by the Board of Directors.
Duration of Contract: This post is a permanent position, with an initial six months probation period.
Gross salary: £46,214
Place of work: Remote with travel across the UK.
Holiday entitlement: 29 days per annum, in addition to public holidays.
To apply, send us your CV including any gaps and reasons in your employment history and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages to recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk demonstrating your capabilities in relation to each of the points of the person specification marked. Where relevant, use your answers to illustrate how your competencies have helped you to achieve positive results. This will give you the best possible chance to be shortlisted. If you are on LinkedIn, please share with us the URL of your profile. Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter.
We welcome job share proposals for this role.
Please also download and fill in the equality and diversity monitoring form. We only use this information to understand the demographics of people we are reaching and to guide us in making the3million equitable. This process is separate and confidential; this information is not reviewed or taken into account in the recruitment process.
Please email all the above to us at recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk.
Deadline for applications: 10th December 2023, 23:59
An invitation to interview will be sent w/c 18th December and interviews will take place early January 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
JOB TITLE: CEO
HOURS: 2 days/week (16 hours delivered flexibly across the week as needed)
REPORTING TO: Chair of the Trustee Board
LOCATION: Remote (with some travel to meetings and events in London)
DIRECT REPORTS: Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager
This post offers an exceptional opportunity to develop, manage and lead Lightyear Foundation at an exciting time in our journey. Our new CEO, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, will implement the strategic and operational direction of the charity. Key activities will include: providing leadership; managing all aspects of our programmes, staff, volunteers and fundraising; and being an effective advocate for the charity and its beneficiaries. You will manage a new core team of three (Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager), and will be responsible for ensuring financial control and leading on good governance across all aspects of the charity.
About Lightyear Foundation
Lightyear Foundation is a small but mighty national charity committed to breaking barriers to disabled children participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Disabled children face multiple disadvantages in education, careers and life skills and are all too often excluded from STEM. We exist to ensure that no disabled child is denied the opportunity to love and learn from these subjects or to go on to contribute to society in these fields.
We work directly with disabled children in special schools, inclusion pods and community groups, designing and delivering immersive sensory science experiences, deep learning labs and work inspiration visits to exciting STEM venues. We also work directly with STEM organisations through our SEN in STEM Network, a unique national network bringing the sector together to break down barriers to inclusion by sharing best practice and practical solutions, and through training and special projects which help STEM organisations improve access to their materials, venues, processes and activities for disabled children.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lightyear Foundation is a small but fast-growing charity. We are now at a pivotal point in our growth and have ambitions to increase our reach and to diversify our income, enabling us to play an even more significant role in dismantling barriers to inclusion. We have been awarded a grant to secure our core team roles for three years, which has enabled us to sustainably appoint a small team for the first time. We are looking for an experienced small charity CEO to lead this new freelance team, building on the excellent work of their predecessor and the many exciting opportunities ahead of us.
- Be the face and voice of the charity – our principal ambassador.
- Lead, support, engage and motivate all staff: we are a small team of part-time freelancers across the new core team and the wider specialist delivery team, so creating a sense of community and collaboration is fundamental to our success.
- Seek out, develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant organisations and individuals to promote the work of the charity and facilitate the implementation of its strategic objectives.
- Leverage networks with other charity leaders to share and gain best practices to achieve our mission.
- Be a role model for staff and partners in relation to work ethics and culture.
- Liaise with the Board in relation to the development of the charity’s strategic vision and be responsible for leading its implementation.
- Be responsible for the development and delivery of the charity’s agreed business plans.
- Identify and assess strategic risks, issues and opportunities and take responsibility for initiating and leading associated changes.
- Seek out and implement opportunities for innovation and ensure that Lightyear Foundation remains at the forefront of positive change in increasing access to STEM.
- Establish and implement best practice for the management, development and engagement of staff and volunteers.
- Be responsible for the implementation of all the charity’s operational plans.
- Take executive responsibility for all functions including programmes, administration, finance, fundraising, marketing, communications and IT.
- Ensure that Lightyear Foundation’s programmes, contracts and projects are delivered to the highest standard with due regard for timescales, targets and budgets.
- Take overall responsibility for the recruitment, management and effective deployment of freelance staff, applying robust HR processes covering recruitment, performance management, appraisal and remuneration.
- Lead and direct the financial planning, forecasting, control, reporting and management of the organisation's finances and resources, to include support for, and engagement of, Trustees and sub-groups to ensure regulatory compliance and sustainable organisational growth.
- Take executive responsibility for the financial leadership of the charity, including forecasting and strategic budget leadership.
- Ensure that the charity’s financial resources are managed effectively and that Lightyear Foundation remains in good financial health, identifying risks and taking appropriate action.
- Liaise with the Board to develop and lead on the implementation of the charity’s financial plans, including setting budgets, formulating income generation strategies and overseeing all fundraising activities.
- Maintain effective financial management and control systems; ensure delivery within budgets and to performance targets and oversee production of management accounts, statutory accounts, impact reports and annual reports.
- Create, own and deliver Lightyear Foundation’s income generation strategy.
- Diversify income away from a reliance on grants to include greater individual, community and corporate support.
- Manage our key relationships with funders, including providing timely reports and updates.
- Proactively identify new funding opportunities, creating and submitting applications or proposals as needed.
Governance and Compliance
- Liaise with the Board to ensure that the charity’s overall governance structure, policies and procedures are appropriate and effective, taking remedial measures and implementing changes as necessary.
- Attend all Board meetings (held four times a year, usually on a Monday early evening) and prepare a written report in advance of each meeting detailing matters of interest and concern regarding the charity’s activities during the previous period.
- Ensure that the Board is made aware in a timely fashion of any matters requiring its attention.
- Develop and maintain effective operational policies and processes in all the charity’s functions. Review and update scope and content to meet legal, regulatory and best practice needs.
- Ensure that the charity complies with best practice in all areas of operation, including filing annual accounts with the Charity Commission and Companies House on time.
Health and Safety
- Oversee the safeguarding of the children with whom the charity works through rigorous DBS procedures and staff/volunteer training.
- Ensure that collection and protection of personal information complies with current Data Protection regulations.
- Ensure that all of the charity’s activities are conducted safely and that Health and Safety policies are understood and followed by everyone.
- Ensure that all major risks are identified and regularly reviewed and that systems and procedures are in place to mitigate all such risks; be responsible for the development and implementation of the charity’s Risk Register.
- Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably requested.
- Be conversant with all aspects of the operation and willing to cover and provide support across the team should the need arise.
- Genuine passion for Lightyear Foundation’s mission and values.
- Proven experience in leading a charity through growth, including a track record of successful fundraising and programme management.
- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Financial acumen and budget management skills.
- Ethical and transparent leadership style.
You’ll resonate deeply with the way we understand disability and our approach to working with children and the STEM sector. You’ll be excited at the possibilities for growth that are now available to us, and you’ll have the confidence and determination to provide us with decisive leadership and drive us through a significant next step in our evolution as a charity.
Even if you don't possess all the listed experience or skills, we encourage you to apply and showcase your unique strengths and capabilities. At Lightyear Foundation we embrace diversity. We’re therefore encouraging applicants from all backgrounds and especially those from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups as well as those with lived experience of disability.
Practicalities: Possession of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Check at Enhanced level will be required. The successful applicant will be asked for details of two referees. As a freelancer, you agree to take full responsibility for the payment of all income tax, assessments and National Insurance.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us your CV and short cover letter explaining your interest in the role to Elle Wilks, Deputy CEO, by 5pm on Thursday 30th November, using the Quick Apply button. Please provide details of your notice period and/or availability to start the role if successful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the PKD Charity
Founded in 2000, we’re the first and only UK charity solely dedicated to improving the lives of an estimated 70,000 individuals and their families affected by polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in the UK.
PKD is a range of life-threatening inherited conditions that can cause kidney failure and affect other organs in the body such as the liver, brain, heart and bowels. Most people with PKD live with an uncertain prognosis, intermittent pain and infections, and then have to undergo life-saving dialysis or transplant in their 50s. A few babies have a rare form of PKD which results in death during pregnancy or shortly after birth; the surviving children often have to have either a kidney or liver transplant before the age of 10.
We provide reliable, accredited information, advice and personalised support. We raise awareness of the burden of PKD, both clinical and psychosocial. We fund research aimed at understanding more about PKD and the discovery of therapies that will improve quality and longevity of life.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone and encourage applications from all sections of the community.
About the role
The role will be joining the small, committed team at the PKD Charity and presents an exciting opportunity for someone to play a key role in helping make a significant difference to people affected by polycystic kidney disease.
You will be responsible for developing and delivery the fundraising strategy and meeting income targets across various income streams including Community and Events, Corporate, Individual Giving, Legacies and Major Donor fundraising.
We are looking for a committed, highly motivated and creative fundraiser who is confident and excited about working across all areas of fundraising and generating income for a small national charity. As the sole fundraiser at the charity, you will be comfortable working independently.
- Lead on the development and implementation of our fundraising strategy which will maximise income generation from a range of sources including Community and Events, Individual Giving, Legacies, Commemorative Giving, Corporate and Major Donor Fundraising.
- Monitor and evaluate the success of all communications and fundraising activity and to use this learning to inform and shape the future of our activity in this area throughout the organisation.
Community and Events Fundraising
- Market and recruit for a programme of national sports and challenge events including the London Marathon and Great North Run. Supporting our participants to achieve their fundraising targets
- Develop and deliver new and existing fundraising events and activities that will engage with the PKD Charity community.
- Secure new income from community audiences through referrals and introductions from existing supporters and sourcing of new funders within the community, including businesses, social groups, clubs and societies, religious groups and schools.
- Recruit, manage, and develop a network of volunteers to support fundraising activities in communities around the UK and help raise awareness of polycystic kidney disease and the charity.
- Manage the ongoing development and implementation of a regular giving strategy, to maximise unrestricted income, recruit new regular givers and reduce attrition rates.
- Work with the team to support the recently launched legacy fundraising and commemorative giving strategy, to maximise income.
Corporate and Major Donor
- Lead on the cultivation and stewardship of supporters, including the account management of partnerships with businesses.
- Work closely with the Chief Executive to develop relationships with major donors and support the development of a major donor programme.
- Ensure that the organisational CRM database usage is optimised to facilitate major donor fundraising.
- Work with other organisations to maximise joint fundraising opportunities.
- Develop and manage the fundraising budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources
- Create and maintain income pipelines aligned to income targets, prepare reports and contribute to monthly management information.
- Oversee the development and maintenance of the organisation’s supporter CRM database, ensuring efficient and appropriate data capture and data analysis for the purposes of effective stewardship, fundraising and communications
- Record and acknowledge donations appropriately
- Assist with the organisation of PKD Charity support events when required.
- Lead on the creation and ordering of fundraising materials and resources
- Ensure ethical, best practice and compliant fundraising activities; stay up to speed with best practice within fundraising and the charity sector; identify areas of compliance, new areas of opportunity and innovation within the sector
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP & NETWORK COORDINATOR – LONDON, SOUTHEAST & EAST
Tempo Time Credits is a charity serving communities across the UK by engaging, encouraging and enabling volunteers. We provide the glue which binds local voluntary partnerships and community-based solutions.
Tempo Time Credits galvanises community organisations to drive positive change for themselves and be more resilient through more individuals and more diverse groups of people volunteering. The Time Credits model is based on a fundamental principle that Volunteer’s time is valuable and should be valued.
Tempo Time Credits are the thread that connects volunteers, third sector, services, and businesses together through our projects and Tempo Time Credit networks. We do this through a digital time credit system that recognises and rewards volunteers for the hours they give. Volunteers can then exchange these for activities and experiences – like cinema tickets, entry to visitor attractions or a swim or gym session.
Tempo’s culture is at our core and our staff team operate in line with our workplace values which are: -
• Everyone’s contribution – We encourage self-belief, mutual respect, and recognition.
• Ambition – We have a can-do attitude, are hopeful, resilient, and positive.
• Connection – Passionate people, teamwork and collaboration are key to our success.
• Creativity – We are curious and inventive; we encourage fun and imagination to achieve this.
• Resourcefulness – We learn together, share our expertise, and strive for efficiency.
• Integrity – We are authentic and honest. We take our commitments seriously and take accountability for delivery.
Being a key member of our team is fun, challenging, inspiring, engaging and it matters.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
This is a challenging time for many community organisations, volunteers and recognition partners too – it’s also a time when our model and support is needed more than ever. Tempo has worked with: -
• 40 commissioned programmes.
• 1,500 charities.
• 15,000+ people currently volunteering.
• 1.25 million Tempo Time Credits earned to date.
• 750+ business venues offering reward and recognition opportunities.
• Developed the first national Time Credit network in the world.
Across the UK the recognition of Tempo Time Credits is growing, amongst parliaments, local authorities and corporates and our visibility is increasing through national press and support from key parliamentarians.
ABOUT THE ROLE
You will provide operational support to Tempo’s networks as required working closely with the Contract Manager. This entails close liaison with clients, account management of community organisations and local business partners, dealing efficiently and politely with queries, requests and issues as they arise and triaging to another team member where appropriate.
You are proactive and passionate about communities and about creating positive, lasting change that builds on the skills and assets of all. You will be a natural communicator, able to mobilise and enthuse partners to join our national network of organisations seeking to make a lasting impact for individuals and communities. You will be well organised and comfortable working with a CRM, able to cultivate and manage a range of relationships across different sectors. You will be able to support organisations seeking to use Time Credits to effect organisational and social change.
Working alongside Tempo central support function you will design and run network and training events to ensure that Time Credits provide opportunities for people to both receive them in recognition of their time and encouragement for them to use Time Credits. You will manage relationships with our customers, ensuring that targets are met, and our impact is demonstrated. We are looking for someone who can travel into London regularly.
Provide support to contract managers and programmes, including:
• Community development and mapping support as appropriate
• Administration & reporting
• Quarterly monitoring collection - support reporting as required
• Account management planning and activities for groups and services
• Managing pipelines
• Local social media and newsletters
• Attend key local meetings, events and conferences
• Sign up of local Recognition Partners and opportunities that supports the programme priorities
• Deliver local activities and training directly or through others to support the delivery of the local capability and capacity building plan
• Support organisations face to face providing advice and guidance on developing earn and spend opportunities for Time Credits
• Be creative in your approach to support large networks of groups across different geographical areas to maximise your time and ensure efficiencies
• Manage a team of local volunteers in each locality that provide on the ground support and add capacity in the local community
• Working with groups/organisations to overcome obstacles to implementing Time Credits
• Troubleshoot any concerns or issues identified by recognition partners
• Proactively support the network to develop and become sustainable through local events, trips and networking meetings
• Support innovation, learning & development across the network and within Tempo
• Evaluation coordination
• Locate and provide appropriate resources/assets
• Writing and sending agendas, minutes, etc.
• To carry out health and safety responsibilities in accordance with the Health & Safety Responsibilities document.
• To undertake such other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the band, as may be reasonably required by Tempo, or as a mutually agreed development opportunity.
• Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults is a core responsibility of all staff. Staff are expected to alert their line manager to any concerns they may have regarding the abuse or inappropriate treatment of a Child or Young Person, or Vulnerable adults.
Working at Tempo
We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer and offer pay over the statutory minimum for all our team members. In addition, we offer a wide range of staff benefits including:
- 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
- Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 5% ER contribution)
- Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
- Family friendly policies
- Flexi-time Scheme (offering up to 13 days flexi leave each year)
- Wellbeing Centre offering the latest wellbeing articles, news and advice
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Healthcare Cash Plan – claim back money on essential healthcare costs.
- Shopping Discounts – online and in-store at over 850 retailers from groceries to wellness products, travel and more
- SmartTech™ – get the latest tech at the best price and spread the payments over your salary, interest-free.
- Death in Service Grant – 1 year
How to Apply:
Please submit your current C.V. with a detailed cover letter telling us how you meet our competencies and why you want to work for Tempo Time Credits. Please also complete and attach our Equality and Diversity Information Form.
Please send your completed application by no later than Sunday 10th December 2023.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We’re looking for a motivated, driven individual to lead our Engagement team in London. You will be passionate about empowering people affected by stroke and working with NHS colleagues to improving stroke care.
Position: S1104 Engagement Lead
Location: Home-based, London. However, occasional travel will be required as part of this role (May include team meetings or other work-related meetings).
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week (flexible working available)
Salary: Circa £41,800 per annum (inner London weighting £3,299 per annum or outer London weighting £1,755 per annum may be applied in accordance to where you live)
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 5th January 2024
Interview Date: 19th January 2024
Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.
The Engagement Lead will report to the Associate Director for London and is responsible for leading our Engagement Team and function in London. You will play a key role in our London Senior Leadership team alongside a service delivery colleague. You will drive our engagement with colleagues in the London Health and Social Care system and with people affected by stroke.
Key responsibilities will include supporting the London team to:
· Develop and deliver our London Locality plan alongside the rest of our London senior leadership team.
· Lead our relationship mapping and stakeholder engagement approach, supporting the team to act as a system leader.
· Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
· Lead on the development of the London Involvement Network to support stroke survivors in having a voice in local stroke policy to improve our ability to influence for impactful and tangible improvements.
· Build our community engagement function by supporting staff and volunteers to develop the Stroke Group network.
· Develop a London community volunteering approach.
· Scope and lead on engagement projects to achieve outcomes in our London Locality plan.
As Engagement Lead, you will have experience of:
· Leading, managing and developing people
· Working in partnership with other organisations
· Working with groups and networks, including on co-production
· Setting and managing budgets
· Systems leadership and influencing principles and knowledge of health and social care systems
To fulfil the role you must be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK.
This role requires extensive travel across a large geographical locality to visit people at home and in community settings. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they can meet this requirement of the role
When you click to apply, you will be able to see the full responsibilities and person specification for further information on the role.
Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience.
About the Organisation
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.
We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.
We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.
We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.
In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles. If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!
You may also have experience in areas such as Engagement, Impact and Engagement, Engagement Officer, Engagement Lead, Relationship Coordinator, Community Engagement, Community Engagement Coordinator, Community Engagement Officer.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.
Would you like to join our small, dedicated, international team to make a difference to the lives of seafarers and their families worldwide?
ISWAN has recently created this new role, which will be pivotal to achieving a quality service to seafarers.
As ISWAN’s Clinical Supervisor, you will be responsible for the provision of clinical supervision and support to our helpline operators and counsellors. You will lead on the development and implementation of our clinical governance framework and ensure the provision of a high quality and safe service.
We have no preconceptions about where the successful applicant will come from but you will bring experience of working with a range of complex mental health issues, knowledge of clinical governance, safeguarding, confidentiality and risk management. You will need to be capable of working effectively within a complex international context and have sound experience of supervising others. This is a part-time role (14 hours per week) but we are keen to find the right person and therefore happy to discuss flexible working patterns. We are flexible about where the role is based but you will be working with staff across the UK, India and the Philippines so you will need to be a great team player.
Salary circa £35k pro rata
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Victim Support Casework Coordinator
ISVA: Manager of Support Services
Victim Support Casework Team
SALARY & HOURS OF WORK
Salary: £31,000 FTE, £24,800 pro-rata
This is a 0.8 per week post. Specific days to be agreed on appointment. NUM are open to discussions around flexible working patterns to ensure a positive work/life balance. Operational hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Holidays: Annual leave entitlement is 31 days FTE including public and bank holidays. This will be pro-rata for your contracted hours.
LOCATION OF THE POST HOLDER
You will be remote working and will be provided with the equipment and tools required to deliver this work. You will need a secure environment and access to a stable internet connection. You may be occasionally required to travel to the NUM head office at Unit 209, 46-50 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE but all your costs will be covered by NUM. On Occasion, you will be required to travel anywhere within the United Kingdom but shall not be required to work outside the United Kingdom for any continuous period of more than one month.
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is an award-winning charity with a mission to ‘end all forms of violence against sex workers.’ NUM provides a mechanism for sex industry workers to report crimes and harm they experience and share this information within their communities to warn others of potentially dangerous individuals and situations.
We have a dedicated casework team of industry experts who support sex workers to further access criminal justice remedies and other services as determined by victims/survivors to cope and recover from crimes they experience in the ways they choose. We also host a range of other projects in racial justice, mental health, drop-in support (Scotland), and vocational exploration.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The casework team is at the heart of NUM. We provide vital support from assistance through the criminal justice journey to essential emergency financial support. We are looking for a coordinator to lead our casework team. If you are driven, have a keen eye for detail, can effectively motivate others in a demanding and emotive area of work with the ability to support people in an empathetic and trauma informed way then this could be the role for you.
This role will specifically focus on the day-to-day running of the casework team alongside carrying your own caseload. The work involves utilising and monitoring our digital platform and CMS maintaining and monitoring the documentation of cases and coordinating responses to ensure sex workers received the high standard of support they deserve, to prevent and recover from violence as well as seek justice and recourse. The Victim Support Casework Coordinator is responsible for maintaining high standards for all digital, individualised and in-person support provided by the case work team. All responsibilities can be grouped under five umbrella categories. The successful candidate will evidence suitability for the role based on the strength areas below:
1) Management: Manage the operations and administration associated with victim and vocational support case work.
2) Leadership: Lead and motivate the team of national case workers towards service excellence. The best leaders can also be led. The successful candidate will value the lived and learned experiences on the case work team and ensure that everyone works to their strengths, and strives for the best outcomes for sex workers.
3) High Standards: Support good performance and quality outcomes for sex workers.
4) Creative and Innovative: Ability to strategise and problem-solve. Sex workers experience forms of violence before and after accessing support. At NUM, our principle of 'Sex Workers First' means that we work with them to achieve the outcomes that they desire. Sex workers are in control of their healing and recovery, and it will be the successful candidate's job to ensure that lives are improved as a result of contact with NUM.
5) Wellbeing Focused: Provide care for the health, safety and welfare of the case work team and the sex workers we serve.
Day-to-day team tasks include, but are not limited to the following.
Managing your own caseload, providing individualised support to sex workers alongside your leadership role ensuring that sex workers are put at the forefront of all services offered. Maintaining our high standard of support.
Continued monitoring and development of the NUM platform backend functions to find efficiencies and boost productivity. Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) based on new policies and service priorities, new platforms/ procedures, and new innovations or services.
Problem-solving to ensure the smooth and efficient operations of the casework team eg, Managing resource and rota’s including leave and absences, Delegation of task where appropriate to the casework team
Audit overview and quarterly reporting to Manager of support services with responsibility for data management and the production of case studies.
External communications with practitioners to ensure best practice of utilising NUM service, promoting NUM membership where possible and attending external meetings as a NUM representative where required.
Host or contribute to the ongoing meetings of the National ISVA/SWISVA forum and continue to foster useful and productive spaces for SWISVAs (specialist sex work ISVA’s) throughout the UK to share experiences, insights towards delivering quality support services to sex workers with maintaining high service standards and prioritising self-care.
Deliver weekly operations meetings, keep them short and concise to discuss operational updates NUM wide/ internal. Discuss any issues of take aways with the Manager of support services
Communicate with other work streams and projects at NUM through coordinators meetings and share changes in process from the CEO and management team.
Leading 1-2-1 check-ins and appraisals with staff, acknowledging individual and team success in appropriate ways, Motivating the team and Resolving conflict and managing team dynamics (with support where needed)
Onboard new members of the team
Cover some duties when the Manager of Support Services is out of office
Essential Skills and Experience
Demonstrable casework skills, with experience in delivering advice, information, emotional and practical support and advocacy in partnership with health, wellbeing and criminal justice outcomes for individuals who may have experienced traumatic events.
Experience managing a team, providing line management support, and managing rotas and team resources.
Experience of dealing with internal and external complaints and having difficult conversations.
An understanding of coordination responsibilities and the requirements of middle management in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
Qualified ISVA or relevant casework support experience.
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with multiple partners on complex cases.
Excellent administrative and organisation skills, able to manage both your own and other peoples workloads effectively.
An understanding of Equal Opportunities, the diversity of sex workers and the impact of criminalisation, stigma, and marginalisation on sex workers and a team comprising those with lived experience.
Effective communication skills and the ability to deliver training, guidance, advice and support to a diverse range of stakeholders to promote best practice in relation to supporting sex workers when they’re victims of crime.
Experience of using online communication tools, CMS, google workspace, MS suite, slack and other digital platforms to maximise efficiency and productivity of your own casework and that of the casework team.
Strong empathic and active listening skills.
Willingness to undertake continued professional development.
Desirable Skills and Experience
Experience of the sex work community.
Experience completing detailed reports on workstream productivity, both statistically and in written form.
The ability to understand local, regional and national policy and evidence-based research in relation to community safety, health and social inclusion.
How to Apply
Please send a CV and cover letter, explaining why you’re interested in the post and how you fit the person specification, to admin[at]nationaluglymugs[dot]org, or apply via Charity Job by 12pm (UK time) on Friday 15th December.
Interviews will take place on December 22nd. The successful candidate will be contacted on or before the 28th of December. Job start date from the 8th of January 2024 .
NUM is a diverse team committed to inclusion and equal opportunities in the workplace, and we actively encourage applicants of all different ages, genders, social and economic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations, and from people with disabilities. If you have any access requirements related to applying, please contact admin[at]nationaluglymugs[dot]org.
We understand that everyone’s experience is different and encourage applications from those who may not meet all of the person specifications. If you’re passionate about equality, economic empowerment, and ending violence against sex workers, we want to hear from you.
Please note due to the high number of applications expected for this role if you do not hear back from NUM by the 18th of December unfortunately your application has not been successful. We are not able to provide feedback on your application at the application stage.
Please send a CV and cover letter, explaining why you’re interested in the post and how you fit the person specification
If you have experience of delivering a successful peer support service or volunteer programme this is a genuinely exciting opportunity to develop a new service for an established patient support charity. Based remotely, but able to travel frequently in and around to London, we are seeking a creative, organised and committed programme manager.
Kidney Care will be working with the London Kidney Network and peer support champions from London NHS Trusts to establish a London-wide kidney peer support service. The ambition is to develop the service to cover the UK.
This is all about connecting people who are living with kidney failure, and applications from people with personal experience of the condition as a patient or carer are encouraged.
This is a new service for Kidney Care UK and the programme manager will be instrumental in scoping and implementing processes and procedures to deliver a compassionate, safe and valued service. The role will also ensure that all volunteers giving their time to Kidney Care UK have a fulfilling experience and will support colleagues across the organisation to confidently engage and support their own volunteers.
Kidney Care UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and Adults at Risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment. An DBS check will be required for this role.
About Kidney Care UK
Around 3.5 million people in the UK live with chronic kidney disease (CKD). 68,000 are treated for end-stage kidney failure, relying on dialysis or a transplant to keep them alive. Treatments are gruelling and relentless and impact the patients’ ability to work, maintain social interaction and live the life they choose.
For over 45 years, Kidney Care UK has been at the forefront of supporting people with kidney disease. From our early days when we campaigned to introduce donor cards in the UK, we have worked hard to support and represent the interests of everyone affected by kidney disease.
Promoting better outcomes for people living with kidney disease we actively seek applications from people who live with CKD or who have experience as a family member or health professional.
About the Peer Support Service
The Peer Support Service connects people affected by CKD with a volunteer who shares a similar lived experience. Alongside partners in the London Kidney Network, we will recruit, train and support volunteers to provide a friendly listening ear and share practical information to build confidence in decision making, explore options and make informed choices about a range of issues from treatment to travel. Patients, their families and caregivers will access the service to request a conversation with someone matched on a range of factors which could include treatment modality, location, age and life experience.
This is a new service that the Peer Support manager will establish and shape, working effectively with stakeholders to build a trusted service that patients and healthcare professionals want to engage with. This is very much a hands-on role covering all aspects of delivering the service; creating resources and processes; recruiting, training and stewarding volunteers; promotion, and building relationships with NHS renal units to attract service users; and of course, matching individuals to encourage patients to feel empowered to make choices and manage their condition with confidence.
Please send your CV and a covering letter demonstrating how you would be perfect for this role.
Applications invited from Monday 27 November to Monday 18 December by 10am.
First interviews by Teams, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 December. A second interview will be held in person at our offices in Alton, Hampshire w/c 11 January 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50,000 per annum + car allowance
Expiry date: 30 Dec 2023 23:59
Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to become a dedicated leader for our Day opportunities, helping individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?
We are looking for a Senior Day Opportunities Manager to lead our teams delivering the range of activity offerings across Hft Day Opportunities including Love 2 Meet U projects to enable adults with a learning disability to access appropriate outcomes-based community-based services that are Safe and Well Led.
Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values. Having a driving licence for this role is essential to travel extensively across all of Hft and where needed to stay away from home, work weekends and evenings.
- Car Allowance: £320 per month
- Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
- Continuous Training: Access to award winning training and development
- Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app.
- Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
- TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.
- Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts: As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
- Care Friends: Employee referral app - earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
- Free life assurance: 3 x your annual salary
- Family friendly policies: term time only contracts, part time, annualised and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave.
What will you be doing?
- be coaching, give direction, guidance and support to your teams.
- have operational line management of a dedicated team which includes Day Opportunity Managers (DOMs) and Deputy Day Opportunity Managers (DDOMs). In locations where size and complexity of the Day Opportunity service does not warrant a Manager a Deputy Manager will be in place within the structure and you will be required to have a more hands on role supporting the Deputy with, for example, verification of audits and with the management of people issues such as disciplinaries.
- support with the development of day opportunity policies and quality standards and be accountable for embedding a quality framework, applying strategy and delivering complex projects.
- network and exchange complex or sensitive information with senior leaders and Chief Officers in a way that shapes outcomes.
- help shape the strategic direction of the Care & Support Portfolio by putting agreed strategies into practice. You will be accountable for developing and communicating their strategy and performance plans which will support the successful delivery of day opportunities.
- help resolve the most complex care & support problems and issues. They will be required to be solutions focused and have a proactive approach to complaint resolution; and to analyse and interpret management information and policy, applying this collaboratively to resolve issues.
- be an accountable performance manager leading their team’s performance delivery against all operational KPIs and metrics and will be accountable for all day opportunity service delivery including referrals and growth including their team’s delivery of care & support which promotes dignity, wellbeing and independence and a person-centred culture.
- be build influential relationships with all colleagues and external contacts (such as Commissioners, Trustees, Donors and Partners). The SDOM will be required to network and share best practice and actively contribute to the wider Care & Support national senior management team and to liaise with Hft’s Partnership Forum, Colleague Inclusion Groups and Voices to be Heard Representatives.
You may be required to
- deputise for the Head of Day & Work Opportunities including cover for their annual leave or unplanned absences and may be required to attend senior leadership team meetings such as Hft’s Senior Leaders performance delivery group.
- take on a lead role as agreed with the Head of Day & Work Opportunities.
You will hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care or hold a level 3 diploma and be willing to undertake the level 5 apprenticeship qualification within an agreed reasonable timescale of 18 months as part of a development plan.
You will have extensive knowledge of
- legislation and guidance relating to adults with learning disabilities
- CQC regulations (desirable not essential)
- Safeguarding regulations
- Health and safety regulations
- Positive Behavioural Support management and techniques
- contracting, tenders and negotiations
- national benefit frameworks
For more information, please refer to the job description and person spec below.
Location: This is a national role working remotely with extensive travel to services.
Salary: £50,000 + car allowance
We are a charity organisation, put together under Trussell Trust to provide a service to our local Hackney community. We are looking for a trustee with a strong academic legal background. Previous experience as a trustee is desirable, but not essential. We are a small organisation growing rapidly and require a trustee with a clear understanding of social welfare, with the ability to think strategically and support other trustee members.
Hackney Foodbank is aiming to achieve no less than a hunger-free Hackney, where everyone can afford to eat. We support people in crisis or trapped in poverty with compassion and dignity. We do this by providing emergency food parcels, which offer practical, immediate relief in moments of need, and by connecting people with local organisations who can help them address the root causes and wider effects of poverty in their lives. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
As a Trustee, you will have a strategic role in evaluating how we conduct ourselves as a charity as we move towards the vision and plans of Hackney Foodbank.
You will be responsible for strategic matters with the team of trustees along with the chairperson and maintaining the high governance standards. As a trustee you will have a pivotal role in contributing to the effectiveness of the Board and individual directors, both inside and outside the board room.
You will be responsible for ensuring that there is effective communication with the Management Team and with other members of the board.
Becoming a Trustee for Hackney Foodbank can be an exciting and fulfilling role. The role is to ensure that Hackney food bank fulfils its duty to visitors and delivers on its vision, mission and values. The board of trustees are both jointly and individually responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
The statutory duties of all trustees include:
- Ensuring the organisation complies with its governing document (pursuing the objects as defined in it), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- Ensuring services are provided in line with Hackney Foodbank policies and procedures and contractual requirements.
- To ensure sound governance of Hackney Foodbank.
- Maintaining financial control and ensuring the organisation does not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
- Contributing actively to the board of trustees in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- Ensuring financial stability of the organisation, protecting and managing any charity property and ensuring the proper investment of the charity's funds.
- Drawing up and monitoring the implementation of internal policies which must include equality and diversity, safeguarding, as well as health and safety policies and key human resources policies, including grievance and disciplinary policies.
- Be an active trustee, making your skills, experience and knowledge available to Hackney Foodbank and seeking to do additional work outside trustee meetings, including sitting on sub committees.
- Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation and helping maintain effective board performance.
- Ensuring the organisation complies with relevant legislation.
- Jointly with other trustees, holding the charity "in trust" for current and future visitors.
- Activities must be undertaken in compliance with the organisation’s Memorandums and Articles of Association, Charity Commission regulations and Hackney Foodbank Trustee code of conduct.