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Maternity Cover position from January to October 2024
Homebased working in the UK
The Director of Development and Engagement is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works in partnership with the CEO to lead the development, delivery and co-ordination of the organisation’s strategy.
In this role, you will have oversight across several areas including fundraising, membership engagement, finance and governance and will take the lead in generating income and ensuring the sustainability of the organisation.
The post also holds line management responsibility for three members of staff delivering across multiple areas of work including fundraising, finance, and communications.
For more information, please download the job description below or visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
To apply, please download and complete our application form below. CVs will not be accepted.
This is an ongoing recruitment and interviews will be held as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.
STOPAIDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive positive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, HIV status, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. We are open to considering applications for a part-time role that would require a job share.
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.
We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Human Resources Manager to join our team, on a permanent basis.
This will be a, primarily, remote working role, which requires the willingness and ability to travel to meet the needs of the team and the wider organisation when appropriate. There may be occasional travel for meetings with the wider team several times a year.
What we offer:
- A starting salary of £33,024 - £40,221 depending on experience.
- 28 days’ leave + 8 public bank holidays (25 days annual leave and 3 closure days)
- Ethical pension scheme (5-7% employer contribution)
- Flexible working hours
- Employee Assistance Programme and health cash-back scheme
- A fun and supportive team
- A solution-focused atmosphere and hard-working environment
- Cycle to work scheme
- Animal companion compassionate leave
- Death in service benefit
If you are a CIPD qualified HR professional looking to join a forward-thinking organisation that champions a healthy working culture, then we have the perfect opportunity for you.
In this highly rewarding role, you will have the chance to make an enormous impact on the culture of our progressive organisation. We will provide you with ample professional support and opportunities for career growth as you join us on our mission.
Key responsibilities of the role:
As an HR Manager, you will be responsible for providing The Vegan Society with clear HR advice and guidance as we carry out our operations.
Providing expert advice to our senior leadership, you will manage a range of HR functions, ensuring all company procedures and policies are compliant with all relevant legislation. You will support a range of complex employee relation cases including change management.
Playing a crucial role in our organisational development, you will also produce an annual HR plan and will lead on HR activities such as the development and delivery of staff training programmes. Alongside these activities, you will lead on the employee lifecycle and support the delivery of our EDI strategy and build the strategies and processes required.
What are we looking for?
- Extensive experience in HR
- Experience of supporting senior management and/or trustees
- Experience of supporting the management of organisational change processes
- The ability to answer complex queries
- Experience of implementing and planning organisation-wide training
- A high level of knowledge and understanding of employment law, HR policy and legislation
- Experience of recruitment and EDI
- CIPD qualified
The Vegan Society as an organisation values equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that tackles any structural discrimination or prejudice. We are actively trying to increase diversity in our organisation and encourage applications from all sections of the community.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.
Salary and Hours:
This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) role with a salary of £33,024 - £40,221 depending on experience.
It is a condition of your employment that, as far as is possible and practicable, you adhere to a vegan diet and lifestyle.
Other organisations may call this role: HR Manager, Senior HR Advisor, Senior Human Resources Advisor, Employee Relations Manager, HR Generalist, HR Support Manager, or HR Services Manager.
How to Apply:
Please fill out the job application form
The application deadline is 9am Monday 18 December 2023.
Interview dates TBC
CVs cannot be accepted. No agencies.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our Director of Finance and People is a key part of the Leadership Team, and is responsible for the overall company-wide management of the organisation's finances, including financial reporting to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees.
The role is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the Finance and People (HR) teams, and for ensuring the provision of robust and efficient processes, controls, and systems, to deliver the highest standards of service at Storyhouse. The Director is also responsible for the day-to-day financial planning and provision of timely and accurate financial information both within Storyhouse and externally, as well as providing key input into financial decision-making, particularly with regards to the annual budget and business plan.
You will be responsible directly for our Finance, Legal, Governance, People, and volunteering strategies.
To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter. For more details, you can find the link to our job pack on the website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This new role of People & Operations Lead is designed to ensure that our team continue to be connected, informed and supported as we grow and change.
We need someone who is confident communicating to the organisation as a whole, and one-on-one when people need support. Who is adaptable, both strategic and detail orientated and who is excited to turn their hands to a variety of things. As this is a wide ranging role we don’t expect any candidate to have experience of every point on the person spec, but we would want you to show us how you’d grow your skills to fulfil the role.
This role will work closely with the CEO and the Trustee Lead for HR on implementing the strategic direction we jointly set to support our team to thrive. We are keen that the post holder acts as an advisor to us and proactively identifies problems and suggests solutions.
We want to be THE best workplace for PDA people and their loved ones as well as the most impactful charity in our work. This role is key in getting us there.
PDA Society understands the positive contribution a team from differing backgrounds and experiences bring to an organisation. We actively encourage applications from people with experiences not currently represented in our team. We want the recruitment process for this job to be a positive one. If there are things you need to make the process accessible to you, please let us know - we’ll do our very best to accommodate you.
- Home-based with monthly travel to Oxford and occasional travel within Europe.
- Full-time post – 37.5 hours per week
- Salary: £39,500 per annum
- Fixed term position until 31 December 2027
- Job reference code: EU Horizon Project Manager WP6
- Apply by: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
- Interviews: 19th – 20th December 2023.
- Start: 1 March 2024 or as soon as possible.
About The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare provides research, training and strategic input to national and local health programmes. The Clinical Transformation Programme mainstreams environmental sustainability within clinical areas so that it is integral to the planning of health systems and the practice of healthcare professionals. The programme is supported by our sustainability metrics team who evaluate the environmental, social and financial impact of clinical pathways and services, healthcare products and healthcare organisations. The Education Programme provides training and continuing professional development in sustainable healthcare and planetary health for healthcare professionals in the NHS, higher education institutions and medical schools, professional bodies and other healthcare organisations. The Green Space for Health Programme works to realise the value of the NHS green estate for physical and mental health, supporting NHS sites to develop their green space for the benefit of patients, staff and communities, while improving biodiversity and combatting climate change.
About the Horizon Europe Project: ‘KitNewCare’
The Horizon Europe initiative is the EU’s key funding programme for innovation and research to tackle climate change and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. CSH is part of a consortium of organisations across the UK and EU that has been funded by Horizon Europe to develop and disseminate a model for sustainable healthcare. The ‘KitNewCare’ project will focus on the medical specialty of kidney care, due to its large disease burden (e.g. 10% of Europeans have impaired kidney function severe enough to impact their health status) and its significant resource footprint, particularly in the use of dialysis in clinical settings. The main pilot sites are in Poland, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
The project comprises several inter-related work packages, with different organisations leading or contributing to each package. These include: developing the knowledge base of sustainability trends, costs, hotspots and solutions across the EU; piloting organisational and workflow optimisations and technological innovations to improve sustainability in kidney care; and upscaling, disseminating and implementing solutions identified through the development of guidance, toolkits and training resources.
About the role
The Project Manager for Workforce Training in Sustainable Kidney Care will be responsible for the successful delivery of Work Package 6 (Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation), which focuses on workforce training and local capacity building in sustainable kidney care. This will involve monitoring and managing the relevant milestones, deliverables and risk registers.
The Project Manager will link with part-time local project coordinators in 4 pilot clinical sites (in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland), to support them with setting up local implementation teams to implement and evaluate changes. The role will involve coordinating with other Work Packages including the development of best practice guidance and benchmarking tools (WP5), metrics for evaluating the impact of changes (WP2) and organisational and workflow optimisations (WP3).
- Project management of Work Package 6 (Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation) of the Horizon Europe project on sustainable kidney care (KitNewCare).
- Coordination with other Work Packages as required.
- Oversee a review of existing workforce training resources for kidney care specialists in the UK and EU.
- Work with part-time local project coordinators in 4 pilot European kidney centres (Utrecht, Modena, Madrid, Warsaw), to:
- Oversee the design, delivery and evaluation of training packages.
- Manage the training of local ‘implementation teams’, including clinicians, managers, patients and industry representatives.
- Provide management and support for events and conferences to disseminate project findings; co-author papers for publication; lead internal and external presentations of outcomes delivered by CSH.
- Support the establishment and cultivation of EU-wide professional networks focused on sustainable kidney care.
- Oversee the translation of training packages into other EU languages, working with local clinical specialists and educators.
- To participate in consortium meetings and liaise and coordinate activities with the KitNewCare project manager and consortium members.
Please see the full job description attached.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We’re really proud of the impact we’ve already had on behalf of people affected by blood cancer, and our fundraising strategy seeks to grow our income to help us achieving our mission of beating blood cancer within a generation. The Regional Relationship Team plays a pivotal role in this income growth and the Lead Regional Relationship Manager will be responsible for significantly growing income across their region.
You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with our current network of regional fundraising volunteers as well growing our volunteer and community group network alongside the line management of a Regional Relationship Manager who will be responsible for their own region.
This is a homebased role and you will be expected to travel across your region, therefore you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle insured for business use.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
In2scienceUK’s aim is to promote social mobility and diversity in science, technology, engineering and maths. We do this by leveraging the skills and passion of researchers and STEM professionals to support young people from low socio-economic backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress careers in STEM.
We are in a pivotal moment of our development. With a new CEO joining in 2021, six new Trustees on our Board and a new five-year strategy launching in 2022, we are set to grow in size and profile. The team is dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic about empowering young people.
What we are looking for:
In2scienceUk are looking for an Operations Assistant with a background in finance and administration to support our Operations Manager due to our continued growth.
The Operations Assistant will support In2scienceUK by ensuring the smooth running of financial and operational procedures and assist in implementing new policies as the organisation continues to adapt and innovate to meet the demands of our team.
You will be someone who thrives on being highly organised with strong attention to detail. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with staff across the organisation as well as external stakeholders and suppliers.
You will be confident in providing communication of new processes clearly and effectively to all staff and ensuring that adherence is maintained with the support of the Operations Manager.
As the Operations Assistant you must be comfortable working independently in a remote environment with experience of working to deadlines and organisational objectives.
We want to hear from people who can passionately represent the interests of the diverse young people that we serve. We are not asking for particular qualifications. We don’t care what school you went to or what your parents do for work. We care about your character, your skills and potential. If you can see yourself making an impact in our organisation, we want to hear from you.
Duties and responsibilities:
As Operations Assistant you will work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure the continued effective administration and operations of a fast paced charity. You will play a key part in the growth and development of the organisation assisting in the effective roll out of new procedures and processes by offering support and ensuring compliance.
Your specific duties will include:
Basic bookkeeping, e.g. monthly reconciliation, tracking receipts and expenses, recording invoices.
Creating invoices for funders and ensuring funds are paid in a timely manner.
Assisting in creating reports for cross departmental budgets, external audits and Trustee Board review
Support the payroll process
Updating Xero and submitting accurate information liaising with suppliers, funders and external bookkeepers.
Assist in coordinating the recruitment process in line with the organisation's commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.
Assist in coordinating the onboarding process of new employees, e.g. carry out DBS checks, setup of work from home provisions and coordinating access to charity software such as Google Workspace and Breathe HR.
Maintaining staff records and ensuring that all training is up to date and recorded.
Supporting the Operations Manager in updating operational documentation, e.g. staff handbook and company policies.
Assisting the Operations Manager with implementing new processes and ways of working to streamline operations.
Provide day to day support for all departments through managing shared accounts and be point of contact for enquiries.
Track office equipment across the organisation and maintain an up to date asset register.
Obtain quotes from suppliers for equipment and services. Working with the Operations Manager to negotiate the best deals for the organisation.
Assist in scheduling and organising the logistics of team co-working days, virtual meetings and Trustee Board meetings.
Provide support to ensure that all organisational compliance documents are kept up to date, including creating and managing an organisational calendar for renewals and reviews.
Provide support for the organisations IT functions, including acting as a point of contact for hardware support and triaging issues to external IT support services.
As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the post holder. The postholder will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager.
Experience of working in a similar role, ideally in a remote working environment.
Experience of financial accounting incl. reconciliation, processing payments, invoices and expenses.
Experience of file and record management
Excellent organisational, time management skills and the ability to adapt and prioritise to changing work loads.
A team player with a desire to support across the organisation and the ability to work flexibly and efficiently.
Committed to safeguarding our young people.
Experience of implementing new systems and processes to improve administration and operations.
Experience with HR processes including recruitment and onboarding.
Awareness of best data protection practices and GDPR compliance.
Excellent IT skills- preferably with prior experience of using the following tools: Google Workspace, Xero, Breathe HR
Experience of working in a rapidly growing charity
Experience of building relationships with external suppliers and partners
Knowledge of legislation around employment, equality and diversity, data protection.
At In2scienceUK we practise what we preach by giving all staff opportunities to progress in their careers. You will have the opportunity to develop your own bespoke training and career development plan with guidance from your line manager to get you to the next level from day one.
Although we take our career development seriously we also value work life balance. You will have the opportunity to work flexibly from home, balancing your caring responsibilities, volunteer commitments, hobbies and anything else that makes you happy.
You will have 28 days of annual leave per annum, plus bank holidays.
Commitment to Safeguarding
In2scienceUK is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment.
The following pre-employment checks will be undertaken as applicable:
• DBS check and/or Overseas criminal records check where applicable
• Identity check
• Right to work in the UK
• Evidence of qualifications applicable to the role
• Confirmation of registration with applicable registered body where applicable
Many of our roles involve working with children and we will therefore take up references prior to your appointment. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Your current or previous employer will be asked about disciplinary offences relating to children, if the role involved working with children, including any in which the penalty is time expired. We will also ask if you have been the subject of any child protection concerns and if so, the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedure.
Please apply to the role through the Charity Jobs platform demonstrating how you meet the competencies outlined above including a CV and cover letter.
Applications close on 8th December 2023. Interviews will be held online on 14th December 2023
We are currently recruiting a Global Security and Humanitarian Access Director to join our Programs team.
This is a remote position, open to candidates based in France, RI country of operation, or globally.
At Relief International, we are committed to building a representative, inclusive and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from minoritized backgrounds those who bring lived experience of the contexts in which we work.
We are proud to be a global recruiter, hiring people from around the world. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages for all staff, that are applied fairly and transparently. This means we are unable to advertise the salary as it is dependent on the local job market of the staff member, we will inform shortlisted candidates of the salary range as part of the selection process.
Note you must have the right to work in your home-based location and that national terms and conditions will apply.
This role is classified as requiring advanced pre-employment checks.
About Relief International.
Relief International (RI) works in 15 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.
About the Opportunity.
In this role, you will be part of the RI Humanitarian Access & Response team, and coordinate closely with the Regional Security and Access Directors, with the aim of building RI’s security management and humanitarian response capacity.
You will lead RI’s efforts in building a culture of safety and security, that embeds risk management and security planning, as a key element of all the work we do across the organization.
Your responsibilities will be
· Develop and steward Relief International’s security strategy, and design, draft and lead the dissemination of overarching safety and security policies and crisis management plans and attendant structures.
· Lead, develop and draft Relief International's Global Safety and Security Policy and minimum operating safety and security standards (MOSS)
· Lead the evaluation and development of RI security documents, templates and procedures to ensure alignment with best practices and donor requirements and ensure that they are ‘fit for purpose’.
· Manage, update, and create systems to streamline security management processes and procedures across the organization.
· Lead mission critical crisis management.
· Assist in the preparation of security reports to articulate agency risk and strategy to the Senior Leadership Team and Boards of Directors.
· Partner with colleagues in other risk management systems including Human Resources, Ethics and Compliance, Legal and cyber security/ IT departments to address sensitive security issues, manage mission-critical incidents, investigate security breaches and assist with disciplinary and legal matters as necessary.
· Build thriving global partnerships with key stakeholders, networks, and analysis platforms to enable critical contextual response planning.
· Represent RI at inter-agency security networks, global humanitarian access and response fora, and actively participate in humanitarian access strategy and advocacy debates.
· Enhance collaboration and cohesion between RI’s security and humanitarian response teams, to steer access and acceptance strategies during RI’s response efforts in the midst of armed conflict, and other crises.
· Lead on the integration of security risk management at strategic level into program planning, emergency preparedness and response, and surge capacity.
· Provide surge support to cover RI security and leadership gaps.
· Lead the coordination of RI emergency responses, including facilitation of internal and external coordination, and donor engagement.
· Serve as Team Lead, overseeing the initial phase of large emergency response programming.
· Mentor RI team members to build the agency’s rapid response capacity.
· Collaborate with HR to build a strong and diverse team of humanitarian response and surge support roster.
You will bring the following experience and skills.
· An energizing personality, proven leadership skills, demonstrated ability to build trust and achieve results in demanding, highly adaptive, and often difficult environments￼
· Demonstrated experience managing risk, safety, and security across the full spectrum of humanitarian assistance to development programming.
· Knowledge of UN, ECHO, MOSS and other standard INGO security frameworks, and a broad network across security, humanitarian and development related sub-sectors.
· Excellent analytical, coordination, and communication skills and a strong ethic of teamwork and collaboration.
· Proven experience at strategic level of leadership and management, which includes policy development, organization-wide roll-out of new policies/ procedures, international organisations, and external representation.
· Experience in fragile settings that have conflict, post-conflict, or transitional state environments, partnering with local stakeholders, such as international NGOs and local authorities, carrying out rapid security assessments, and after-action reviews following a humanitarian emergency.
· Deep knowledge of international humanitarian standards, systems and contexts with a keen sense of political awareness.
· Good knowledge and experience of funding agencies and international organizations (including ECHO, FCDO and USAID) for humanitarian and development/reconstruction programs.
· Skilled in planning, budgeting and financial management.
· Ability to deliver cross functional projects on time and on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, financial management and quality assurance.
· This position requires 40-50% travel, and the willingness and ability to travel at short notice.
Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs, unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align with every criteria described, we encourage you to apply anyway, you could be exactly what we need!
How to apply.
To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.
· You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter.
· The cover letter should be two pages, and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.
Closing date: Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore we may withdraw the position from the jobs board before the closing date.
As a humanitarian organization, Relief International is committed to the safeguarding of all those we come into contact with through our work. We are committed to the core humanitarian principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the values and behaviors outlined in the Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.
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.
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.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
We are looking for an IT & Data Security Officer with a strong IT background and the ability to engage with colleagues remotely across Oak to join our Operations team. We are a team of around a dozen specialists who work together to ensure the organisation is fully compliant with legal and UK government regulations, whilst also setting up our colleagues to do their life's best work. We do things differently at Oak and are always looking to improve our ways of working and challenge the status quo.
Oak is here to improve pupil outcomes and close the disadvantage gap by supporting teachers to teach, and pupils to access a high-quality curriculum. We work with schools, teachers and the wider education system to create and support the use of world-class digital education products built around our rigorous, high-quality curriculum.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE ROLE EARLY IF WE RECEIVE A HIGH RESPONSE
If you have great IT and people skills and looking for an organisation with a fantastic mission, working with talented colleagues, then this might be the right opportunity for you.
Administer all aspects of day-to-day Oak IT (Google Cloud, hardware management, SaaS management).
Introduce, optimise and retire business applications whilst maintaining excellent interoperability and service levels.
Bring your expertise to bear across the whole of Oak, whilst playing a key role as part of the Operations team (which includes finance, human resources, business IT, information security, compliance and procurement).
As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the wider success and culture of the organisation.
Support all work across the Operations team and take on other general responsibilities as required.
Work in cross-functional and product oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required.
Knowledge, skills, and experience
3+ years experience of continuously improving business IT processes/systems.
Good knowledge of collaboration and productivity tooling for a remote business including Google Workspace, Slack, Jamf, MS Office 365, end-point management systems and VPN technology.
Experience using a zero-trust framework to secure remote teams.
Experience of securing and/or maintaining industry cybersecurity accreditations (e.g. CE+ or ISO27001).
Experience of rolling out new processes to remote teams, including skills-building support, including training where appropriate.
Experience in data protection, GDPR, and information security would be desirable.
The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace, with a range of digital systems (including proprietary ones as required) and you will continuously look at ways that the team can keep getting better. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.
We are aiming to start interviews in early December 2023.
We are receiving some excellent applications for our roles. This may lead us to closing the role early and so if you are considering applying then please get your application in early to avoid missing out.
We are an equal opportunities employer
We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
You are an experienced peacebuilder and manager of people and programmes, and have worked previously in Sudan. You have proven ability in designing and adapting programmes, keeping them relevant and accountable in complex local contexts, ideally in Darfur.
Concordis has worked in Sudan and South Sudan since we were formed as an organisation in 2004. The devastation caused by the current war is heart-breaking, but it also reminds us of the vital importance of peacebuilding.
Concordis continues to implement directly in South Darfur, with a team of eight national staff who remain in Darfur and three more working from outside the country. The team consulted over 3,500 people before the war began and identified a network of 103 local peacebuilders across South Darfur. We work alongside national partner Malam Darfur Peace and Development, and support local peacebuilders where conflict is fought and felt. You’ll take on leadership of the team 18 months into the current EU grant.
You also have a track record of engaging effectively and proactively with international donors, sharing analysis, communicating the vision and winning funds. You’ll use those skills as you adapt the current programme to meet entry points for peacebuilding, as you work with the team and local partners in designing the next steps, and as you work collaboratively with donors in keeping them on board.
Despite the evident challenges, we see opportunities and an urgent need to support local peacebuilders in managing South Darfur’s myriad local conflicts, to prevent them escalating or from becoming instrumentalised in the war. There are also emerging opportunities to expand on this programme elsewhere in Darfur, and with Darfuri herders displaced into South Sudan and beyond.
This will require visionary leadership and the skill and drive to navigate a way forward in the coming months and years. Concordis’ peacebuilding programme in South Darfur is primarily about promoting peaceful coexistence amongst and between pastoralist groups and the settled population. This mirrors our existing work over the border in Central African Republic, where we engage with some of the same pastoralists during the dry season, and complements our ongoing work along the border of Sudan and South Sudan, including in Abyei.
This work can demand a lot from all of us, and we have high expectations for the person in this post, but they’ll be part of a supportive team, leading an exciting programme, helping to make a measurable change for peace.
Please take care to complete the application form in full, as we’ll assess whether you meet the person specification based solely on the answers given in the application form.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Contract: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Hours: 37 hours per week (1fte)
Salary: Grade D, salary range £32,359 to £36,698, depending upon experience, plus 8% employer pension contribution
We are looking to hire a Senior Communications Officer to join our Communications and PR team to assist the development and delivery of the regional communications and PR strategy, ensuring Butterfly Conservation’s messages and campaigns are effective across all regions.
Working closely with regional teams and branches, you will have a passion for delivering engaging content with a good understanding of conservation and fundraising communications and PR. Proven exceptional written and oral communication skills are required, along with the ability to develop effective working relationships with both internal and external contacts.
If you are excited about the prospects of working for a leading wildlife charity, please read through the job description and person specification, to see if you have the right skills to join the team.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 13 December 2023
Interviews will take place on Friday 5 January 2024
We believe our work has never been more important.
Wildlife is in steep decline across the UK and over three-quarters of butterflies and two-thirds of moths are declining. We recognise it needs a great team with a wide variety of skills to tackle the problems facing butterflies, moths, and the environment.
Our staff and volunteers are proud to be part of Butterfly Conservation and are dedicated to making a difference to the environment we live in. We understand the importance of maintaining and expanding our expert and valued team of people and offer a range of roles located all over the UK, from the peat bogs in Scotland to the post room in Dorset.
You may also have experience in the following: Communications Manager, Communications Officer, Digital Officer, Membership Officer, Project Management, Internal Communications, CRM, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Executive, Marketing Officer, Communications Executive, Communications, Marketing Management etc.
As Causeway seeks to strengthen, expand, and implement its new 5-year strategy, financial oversight and financial planning is central to success. As Head of Finance you will work with the Chief Finance Officer and alongside the Head of Operations to lead the charity and ensure Causeway reaches its potential and enhances its impact.
The primary purpose of this role is to provide strategic financial information and analysis to the board and the senior leadership team, enabling delivery of key strategic objectives and securing the financial health of the organisation. You will lead the Finance Managers and assistants to strengthen financial procedures and accounting processes, improve financial strategy while further developing robust mechanisms for internal and external reporting and planning.
Who we are
We’re Causeway, the UK-wide charity who believes in the power of lasting change. We take people from existing to living, and empower our service users, including survivors of modern slavery and exploitation, to find their voice and place in society. Since 2005, we have expanded across multiple regions and now provide accommodation and outreach support to hundreds of survivors of modern slavery every year. In 2018, we collaborated with South Yorkshire Police in an initiative called Plan B. This helped to launch the LifeNavigate department. Using, a trauma-informed approach, we are fully committed to breaking the cycle of crime, alongside other organisations such as South Yorkshire Police and Merseyside Police. Our vision is to ensure a thriving future for marginalised and vulnerable people, and it would not be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
What you can expect from a career at Causeway
As an organisation we are committed to supporting your success and providing you with a wealth of skills, training and opportunities as well as staff benefits to enhance your employment. These will include:
• Regular accredited and in-house training on specialist subjects such as trauma, mental health, safeguarding, working with addictions and much more
• Group Supervision every 6 weeks with qualified therapists
• Commitment to annual salary reviews
• Progression opportunities
• Annual staff survey and focus groups – have your say!
• 30 days holiday per year (plus accrued holiday days for length of service)
• Medicash medical discount scheme
• 3% employer contribution pension scheme
• Support via Staff Networks including an LGBTQ+ staff network
What our staff say about working with us
We pride ourselves on our employee job satisfaction. 100% of people in our 2021 staff survey feel that Causeway positively impacts the lives of our clients and 97% of our staff would recommend working at Causeway to others like them.
Working for Causeway is working in an environment where you can share your ideas. It’s great when your employer hears and sees you, you feel valued and it encourages you to succeed.
By having an employer who gives you the tools to reach your goals, makes you more driven and focused on your work. Also, at Causeway I feel part of a team that provides an environment in which vulnerable adults feel safe and valued it is the most rewarding job you could have.”
Job Title Head of Finance
Salary £45,000 per annum
Reports toChief Finance Officer
LocationSheffield or Liverpool – hybrid working available, some travel may be required between sites
Direct Reports2 x Finance Managers
Closing Date Rolling basis
Contracted Hours 37.5 hours per week
Interview DateInterviews will be scheduled as suitable candidates apply
Contract DurationFTC to June 2025, with extension dependent on funding contracts
Probationary Period3 months
As outlined above, the Head of Finance is responsible for providing strategic financial information and analysis to the Management Board, enabling delivery of key strategic objectives and securing the financial health of the organisation.
The Finance department has been on a transformative journey in terms of systems and processes, and this role is pivotal to its development and progression. Candidates should see this as an exciting and positive time and not be afraid to make changes to ensure the department works as effectively as possible. There is a great team that is committed and supportive to face the challenges shoulder to shoulder, with a work ethic that is second to none.
Most of Causeway’s income is through delivering public sector contracts to support marginalised and vulnerable people. While we aim to diversify our income through increased trusts and grants, corporate partnerships, and other innovative commercial arrangements, one primary goal is to deliver more contracts that align with our strategic objectives, while working with a variety of commissioners such as local authorities and police and crime commissioners. This expansion of contract-delivery requires proactive and effective pricing and commercial approaches, in line with our values.
The successful candidate will be part of Causeway’s Management Board, playing a critical role in business planning and delivery, helping to drive efficiencies through continuous improvement and collaboration. They will also hold the relationship with external stakeholders such as its bankers, and some regulatory bodies
·Responsibility for the delivery of all finance functions of the group including statutory reporting in line with Charities SORP, budget setting, internal reporting, management accounting, cash flow, cash and asset management (including register), policy, procedures, financial strategy, audit, investment and compliance matters.
· Ensure that financial systems are current and resilient, to enable the provision of up to date, accurate records and reports to all relevant stakeholders. Develop, implement and monitor finance policies and procedures.
· Provide high quality, timely financial information and analysis to the CFO and Management Board, delivering a strategic and proactive approach to financial planning and management, developing and recommending strategies for reserves, risk, full-cost-recovery and investments, capital and borrowing requirements as appropriate.
· Keep up to date with key developments and changes relating to finance and regulatory activity and ensure compliance, and provide sound, proactive financial advice to the CFO to support the long term financial viability of the charity.
· Monitoring against our financial strategy using KPls to enable visibility of performance across the key areas of the business, set and monitor budgets reviewing and reforecasting as appropriate, ensuring budget holder accountability for spend levels through business partnering.
· Work proactively with the CFO and Business Development Lead to ensure financial and commercial viability of contracts, proposed projects and programmes. Identify opportunities for improvements and regular reporting against the contracts and assess an appropriate full cost recovery and charge out model.
· Ensure annual accounts and all other regulatory requirements are delivered on time and to a high standard meeting both charity commission and regulated social housing standards
· Oversee other financial and statutory obligations where necessary (i.e. audit, annual leave)
Management and Leadership
• To be the lead on strategic implementation across your areas of responsibility, in order to ensure that the organisation achieves its desired short and longer-term objectives
• Lead and manage the finance team in accordance with our values and goals, ensuring regular supervision and team meetings, and staff performance effectively managed.
• To work with, line manage and coach the Finance Managers to set goals, develop strategy and create targets and KPIs, ensuring they are met. Supervising the coaching and development of teams through formal training.
• To ensure effective and strategic allocation of resources throughout all departments and areas of function
• To attend regular and collaborative operational meetings across the organisation
• To maintain an effective working relationship with all members of management to ensure alignment and coordination of goals, objectives, strategy and activities across departments
• To demonstrate visionary and inspiring leadership across the organisation
• Remain consistently in touch with the latest industry developments of these areas and the third sector
• To work with and advise the Management Board when required
Any other duties that are commensurate with the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.