85 Independent living advisor jobs near Westminster, Greater London
£22,630, rising to £23,582 upon successful completion of probationary period and mandatory training
Grant to study Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
40 hours per week shift work, including weekends and bank holidays
Locations: Islington (N7), Kilburn (NW2), Ealing (W5) and Balham (SW12)
If you are looking for a fulfilling and rewarding Career where no two days are the same, this could be the job for you!
You will have the opportunity to support children and young people, who from adversity are developing their resilience, to develop key life skills, build trusting relationships, create environments where they can flourish and experience success, while participating in fun activities with them.
The only thing you need is a passion for making a difference. We don't require previous care experience as we provide all the training and support you need to excel in your role, even professional care qualifications, through our St Christopher's Academy Entry Pathway.
What you need to bring to this role
- resilience to cope with challenging behaviour and circumstances.
- ability to build genuine and trusting relationships with young people.
- ability to work as part of a team.
- empathy but also ablility to understand the importance of professional boundaries.
- flexibility to undertake shift work including weekends, bank holidays and with notice, occasional sleep-ins.
- ability and willingness to commute to any of the following locations: Islington, Kilburn, Ealing and Balham.
What you should expect from us
- Comprehensive induction and training program including Social Pedagogy, Safeguarding, Children’s Right and Participation, Mental Health, Child Sexual Exploitation, Level 3 and 5 Qualifications.
- Competitive pay and reward structure offering salary progression based on performance.
- Tailored career development plan through our “St Christopher’s Academy”.
- 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
If you wish to know more about this opportunity, please visit our website.
Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.
St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people and we are proud of our history for providing fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man. We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do. We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.
We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong. We hope to attract applications from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.
About Future Frontiers
In the UK, family income is the strongest predictor of how well a young person will do at school and the future opportunities they will have. Future Frontiers exists to change this.
We are an award-winning education charity with an innovative approach to tackling educational inequality in the UK. By partnering with schools and forward-thinking businesses, we provide young people with an intensive programme of face-to-face career coaching and opportunities to engage with relevant sector role models in the lead up to the major crossroads in their education aged 16. We work in pursuit of life-changing impact for the young people we serve. You can read more about our impact to date in our Annual Impact Reports on our website.
We have recently established an ambitious 5-year strategy which sets how we will achieve our strategic vision statement - between 2021 and 2026, Future Frontiers will design, develop and rigorously evaluate an enhanced two-year programme that achieves meaningful long-term impact at the post-16 transition, transforming the lifechances of disadvantaged young people. During this period we will support over 16,000 disadvantaged young people.
Why we need you
Future Frontiers is an innovative, dynamic and ambitious organisation that has developed a high impact coaching programme for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
As part of our commitment to achieving transformational impact for young people we are currently piloting new provision which includes one-to-one guidance and results day support, in addition to the coaching sessions. We are looking to strengthen our team with individuals who have experience in providing personalised support to help young people achieve their career goals.
Candidates who have lived experiences relatable to our young people are strongly encouraged to apply.
You will lead a portfolio of programmes across the UK (predominantly in London) and deliver all stages of the programme for young people. This will include onboarding pupils, delivering assemblies, preparing coaches, conducting DBS checks, leading coaching sessions and monitoring programme feedback. We currently deliver some programmes online while we are transitioning back to full face to face delivery over the next academic year.
You will be trained to deliver high quality training sessions for each cohort of volunteer coaches in your portfolio of programmes. You will be supported to develop your skills in group training and public speaking.
Managing school and business relationships
You will build and maintain long standing relationships with the designated lead at each school and business partner in your cohort. You will work with them at the planning, delivery and feedback stages of each programme.
You will be working with young people in years 10 and 11 to enable them to make positive post-16 transitions. This will include leading group sessions, providing one-to-one transition support, building positive partnerships with parents and other relevant stakeholders, and leading GCSE results day and enrollment support.
You will be responsible for collecting feedback and key data from your coaches, students and schools. You will work with the programmes team to identify trends in programmatic success and develop interventions that continually improve each programme.
This experience is essential:
● Experience of working with young people from a wide range of backgrounds, including the educational and career barriers faced by those who have experienced disadvantage.
● Experience in delivering one-to-one and group work to young people; supporting and motivating them to successfully achieve positive outcomes.
You will thrive in this role if you can demonstrate these skills and competencies:
● Passionate about education and improving opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
● Adept at quickly establishing supportive, relationships with young people as well as their parents and teachers.
● Highly organised with excellent project management skills; you can manage a varied workload and prioritise effectively whilst maintaining accuracy.
● Outstanding written and verbal communication; you inspire those around you by articulating with passion and conviction the impact of the Future Frontiers programme.
● A confident and independent problem solver; you can remain calm under pressure whilst maintaining a positive and professional attitude.
● Resilient attitude; you are used to taking it in your stride when things go wrong, and remain optimistic.
● Knowledge of safeguarding practices and policies
Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Inclusion
Here at Future Frontiers we are dedicated to the practice of equal opportunities. The principles of it underpin our mission and we treat all employees, volunteers, clients and students as individuals. We believe in having an open and inclusive culture that champions diversity in all its forms, including disability, culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, life experiences, socio-economic background, and religion.
We encourage everyone to apply for our roles. If you would like to talk to us about working at Future Frontiers in advance of your application, particularly in regards to diversity, we strongly encourage you to contact us via email and we will arrange a call. We’d love to hear from you.
To improve the diversity of the programmes team we are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have not been to university or who have lived experiences relatable to our young people.
How to Apply
● To apply, please fill out our application form by answering these questions and attaching your CV.
1. Tell us why you want to work at Future Frontiers. What is it about us that excites you? (Max. 1,500 characters)
2. With direct reference to the competencies in the job description, please tell us the three main reasons why you would make an excellent Transition Manager. (Max. 2,500 characters)
3. Factually and succinctly, please describe your experience of working with young people.
You should include detail on:
1. The backgrounds of the young people, including any disadvantage they had.
2. When you have delivered one-to-one sessions. (Max. 500 characters)
● Deadline: 21st February 2022 at 9am
● Initial interviews will be held 22nd and 23rd February. Final, in-person interviews are expected to be held on 1 st March.
● Start date is expected to be 4 th April 2022. We will have additional start dates later in the year. Please apply now regardless of your preferred start date.
We reserve the right to interview applicants on a rolling basis and to close the job before the deadline. Early applications are encouraged.
London / Flexible Working
Many in our communities are in crisis, facing eviction, disconnection and food-poverty.
So, we need an exceptional fundraiser to support our mission.
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare Britain’s fault lines. An estimated 4.6 million people already affected by debt have accumulated £6.1 million in new arrears, leading to depression, illness and family breakdown. We’re here to help them control their money and rebuild their lives via professional advice on debt management, budgeting and education – doing whatever it takes to remove the fear of bankruptcy and homelessness. That’s because we believe that nobody should have to choose between heating and eating. If you feel the same way, you can make an enormous difference with a unique and exceptionally worthwhile charity.
Taking charge of our fundraising, you will ensure we have the funds we need to transform lives. Closely partnering the Chief Executive, you will be one of our most visible advocates as you engage with trusts, foundations, individuals and corporations. But that’s not all: you will guide the fundraising activities of our partner charities as you champion joined-up thinking whilst taking the lead in our supporter engagement activities.
Chances are you will already have experience of trusts and a strong footprint in community or corporate fundraising, and you’ll be excited about stepping into senior management. You will certainly be passionate about supporting vulnerable people, adept at influencing diverse audiences and capable of building productive, lasting relationships. Above all, you will be a true self-starter who can make things happen, develop strategies that deliver, and think creatively to boost our bottom line – allowing us to do the same for our clients.
If people experiencing hardship can rely on you, we need to talk.
Please see the attached Job Pack for more information and details of how to apply, or click the apply button to visit our website.
Closing date: 4 February 2022.
We are looking for a Canine Behaviourist & Training Advisor to work with our operational teams in the assessment and welfare of the dogs in our care and in the provision of behavioural training and advice for staff, volunteers, customers, and external organisations.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 160 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Operations Team
This role sits within the Operations Directorate, which is responsible for delivering the highest standards of animal welfare and care for every dog and cat in their journey through Battersea, from reception, to intake, to assessment and then to rehoming.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
- 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
- Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
- Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£100), optical (£100), physiotherapy, chiropody, and acupuncture (£325) every year
- Annual interest-free season ticket loans
- Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
- Life insurance
At the moment, due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, our animal-facing staff are working on site and our office-based staff are working from home. From the Autumn, we’ll be piloting a hybrid working model for our office-based staff to split their time between site based and home working. We believe this will support office-based staff to maintain the benefits of home working, while allowing for collaboration and interaction with our animal-facing staff and maintaining a connection to our cause.
As this role works directly with our animals on site, you’ll need to spend the whole of your working time on site with occasional opportunities for home working.
So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers, and Trustees. We aim to ensure that this commitment, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented at Battersea.
Closing date: Sunday 30 January 2022
Interview date(s): Monday 07 February 2022
For full details, please download our recruitment pack. To apply, click the button below. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised; we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications is received.
Healthy Streets Officer, Behaviour Change
(Ref: SUS3450, SUS3476)
£28,933 per annum
(Inclusive of a London Weighting Allowance of £3,995 per annum)
37.5 hours per week– Contract to 31st August 2022
Position 1: London Boroughs of Islington and Barking & Dagenham
Position 2: London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets & Newham
About the Role
We have two fantastic opportunities for enthusiastic people to join Sustrans working across their local boroughs, as Healthy Streets Officers; supporting our vision to make sure all Londoners live in a city where our streets and public spaces serve everyone. A London where our streets are welcome places for all people to spend time, a London with reduced road danger and improved air quality.
As a Healthy Streets Officer, you will work as a delivery partner within the London Boroughs of either Tower Hamlets and Newham or Islington and Barking & Dagenham, to promote active and sustainable travel, identifying local initiatives to make it easier for people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport instead of a car.
Initially working from home, once Covid restrictions are relaxed, your week will be made up of 2 days at each local authority office (per borough) and 1 in the Sustrans office (Bethnal Green).
You will join our team of 18 Healthy Streets officers, supporting 31 London local authorities, working on behaviour change initiatives across areas such as schools, workplaces, cycle training and infrastructure.
The Healthy Streets Officers are working hard to help boroughs reach the Mayor of London’s goals for 80% of journeys in London to be made by walking, cycling or public transport and for all Londoners to achieve 20 minutes of daily active travel by 2041.
The Healthy Streets Officers focus on sharing best practice between boroughs and supporting local initiatives to help people walk and cycle more.
We are looking for driven, passionate individuals with the ability to own and influence projects, as well as plan and organise events and community activities.
You will have great people skills and experience of delivering multiple projects, partnership working with schools, community groups or local organisations and working for or with a local authority.
So if you are a confident advocate for the benefits of sustainable transport and understand the role it plays in making better places to live & work, apply today!
We would especially love to hear from applicants with local knowledge and experience of living or working in either Tower Hamlets and Newham or Islington and Barking & Dagenham.
We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.
What we offer
In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
- 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
- Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
- Staff volunteer days
- 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
- We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
- Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
- Bike, computer and season ticket loans
- Discount benefits
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
- Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, Sunday 30th January
- Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 1st and 2nd February 2022
To apply, please complete our online application form.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.
We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.
We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.
Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!
Langdon have an exciting opportunity for a Work and Learning Coach to join the team.
Location: North West London
Salary: £28,000 per annum
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31st January 2022
Langdon has an exciting opportunity for two Work & Learning Coaches to join their growing team in North London.
Langdon are an ambitious forward thinking Learning Disability charity working with the Jewish Community. Langdon was founded 30 years ago and we now help over 100 young Jewish people with learning disabilities by providing education, supported living and employment services. Whilst we support the Jewish community, we celebrate and benefit from the diversity of the communities in which we are based and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
Working as a Work and Learning Coach at Langdon you will feel enormously rewarded. You can use your skills and passion to make a real difference to Jewish adults with a Learning Disability and Autism.
Work and Learning Coach – The Role:
The purpose of the job is to provide coaching, support and guidance to adults with learning disabilities looking at moving into employment. You will support member’s to identify their strengths, skills and interests ensuring job matching and coaching plans which will enable the member to thrive in employment. You will work closely with the employer to ensure they are supported and can confidently manage and train their employee once your support has been withdrawn.
Work and Learning Coach – Key Responsibilities:
- Manage a caseload of member’s with learning disabilities with the specific objective of supporting and enabling them to move into sustainable learning and employment opportunities
- To conduct regular reviews to ensure members are progressing within their roles and to identify and meet new support needs
- To build up natural support within employers and taper off one 1:1 job coaching over time
Work and Learning Coach – You:
You are passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to become independent. Ideally you have some experience in supported employment, training or similar role. You have an outgoing, positive, empathetic, assertive personality and a clear and straightforward communication style.
If this sounds like you, we are keen to hear from you.
The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and the successful applicant will be registered, as required, with the relevant body.
To join the Langdon team, you need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless you are medically exempt and can provide evidence of your exemption during the interview process.
To submit your CV for this exciting Work and Learning Coach opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now!
Please note; depending on the volume of applications received we may shortlist and interview prior to the vacancy closing.
Shortlist Interview: w/c: 7th February 2022
Permanent - Homebased - UK wide - Working Remotely
Full time - 35 Hours per week
£50,250 p.a. (£49,500 p.a. Salary + £750 p.a. Homeworking Allowance)
Candidates living in a London Borough will also get a London Weighting Allowance of £3,613 p.a.
Would you like to be part of an amazing opportunity to develop an entirely new Health Service within the UK’s largest dedicated charitable fostering agency, improving outcomes for those young people currently in TACT’s care as well as those who have left care and are TACT Connect members?
Do you have a degree and or qualification in Nursing, Clinical Psychology and relevant post-graduate qualification in Children and Adolescent’s Mental Health?
Have you worked in Child Health and specifically Young People’s Mental Health services within NHS, Local Authority or multi-disciplinary settings?
If you would like to use this experience to deliver quality interventions, advise, signpost and work with a wide range of social care and health professionals in supporting staff and carers make a positive difference with regards to our young people’s health needs…….THEN THIS COULD BE THE ROLE FOR YOU!!!!
Core Responsibilities include:
- Project managing the introduction of the TACT Health Care Service which will provide health care interventions, support and awareness to TACT’s carers and the young people we care for.
- Use research and insight into analysed data and trends in the wider area of child health.
- Integrate and adapt internal processes and systems so that matters of children’s health can be supported and enhanced by this service provision and working closely with our managers in reviewing psychology services to support carers and young people. Moderate and evaluate direct therapy that is commissioned by TACT to ensure it is equitable economically, ethically and in quality.
- Work to advocate for young people’s needs in professional meetings and ensure all our children and young people receive the health services they require and are entitled to, working to reduce delays, securing funding and negotiating to find ways around long waiting lists.
- Build safe, positive, impactful relationships with children and carers in need of direct and referred health care support and help others to manage productive outcomes regarding health.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with other stakeholders in relation to children and carers health needs.
- Raise awareness of the new Health Service with carers, young people, TACT teams and other social care organisations.
- A degree and or qualification and professional registration in Nursing, Clinical Psychology and relevant post-graduate qualification in Child and Adolescent’s Mental Health.
- Previous experience of working in child health (including mental health) and working in multi-disciplinary team such as CAMHS.
- A broad range of clinical skills and knowledge around Trauma Informed practice, PACE, CBT, Solution Focused and Group work.
- Ability to assess reports and interpret clinical information in order to provide clear and concise information tailored for different audiences.
- Ability to work as part of a team, manage power, resistance, conflict and difference across services and think creatively in order to meet the health needs of our young people.
This list is not exhaustive, please see Job Description and Person Specification for more details.
TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:
- 31 days paid holiday plus Bank holidays and extra leave for long service
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Group income protection scheme.
- Death in service scheme.
- Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice).
- Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
Please see Applicant Information Pack for more information.
Closing: Monday, 31st January 2022
Interviews: Wednesday, 9th February 2022 (pm) & Thursday, 10th February 2022 (pm) via Microsoft Teams
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work. As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children. We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people. All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.
TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.
This is an exciting position for an exceptional person with a policy, campaigning and/or legal background to work for one of the UK’s leading rights NGOs. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to lobby UK Parliament to further privacy, free expression and data protection rights, and to lead public advocacy campaigns to further civil liberties. You’ll also be a key Big Brother Watch spokesperson in the media.
You’ll be responsible for managing our Legal and Policy Officers, as well as leading our work on key policy issues such as facial recognition and algorithmic decision making in the welfare system.
You’ll oversee policy work across all areas of our organisational strategy: data, rights and justice; freedom of expression online; surveillance and power; and rights and democracy post-covid - as well as explore new organisational priorities, over time.
Policy Manager Webinar
Our Director Silkie Carlo will host a webinar to talk more about Big Brother Watch and the role, and to invite any potential applicants to ask any questions about the role or application process (attendees are welcome to join anonymously if they wish - attendance will not advantage or disadvantage applicants).
The webinar will be held on Tuesday 1st February at 6.30-7.30pm - the link is available in the Job Information Pack.
If you’re unable to join but would like to watch a recording of the webinar, please email us (details in the Job Information Pack)
We’re looking for highly skilled professional with a track record of delivering impactful change and a demonstrable passion for protecting civil liberties, especially privacy and freedom of expression. Ideally, you’ll have a high level of experience of or interest in working on new and emerging technologies.
You’ll have a minimum of 2+ years experience working in a policy capacity, and 1+ year experience managing people and/or projects, in a comparable environment that relied on your expertise on civil liberties, surveillance or technology issues. You’ll be familiar with key litigation and policy issues in the area.
You’ll also have excellent knowledge of British politics and UK parliamentary procedures, a strong network of contacts in Westminster and significant experience lobbying parliament.
You’ll be a brilliant communicator, able to simplify complex technology issues and convey powerful messages whether in expert policy briefings or in live news interviews as a Big Brother Watch spokesperson. You’ll have an entrepreneurial approach to your work, always identifying opportunities to boost the progress of your campaigns. The ideal candidate will appreciate the importance of winning in the court of public opinion in order to win in parliament, and have the skills to do both.
You’ll be at ease working on a strictly non-partisan, cross-party basis and grounding policy analysis in human rights and liberal principles.
You’ll be proactive in building policy, campaign and potentially litigation plans for the organisation to pursue within our work streams. You’ll also be proactive and in building relationships with partner organisations, experts and stakeholders. We’re looking for someone who is a motivating and compassionate manager, highly skilled, flexible, diligent and able to work under pressure with an often competing workload.
If you’re committed to Big Brother Watch’s mission, we’d like to hear from you.
Big Brother Watch
Big Brother Watch is a UK civil liberties campaign group fighting for a free future. We’re determined to reclaim our privacy and defend freedoms at this time of enormous technological change. And we fight to win.
We’re a fiercely independent, diverse, non-partisan and non-profit group of campaigners and researchers who work to roll back the surveillance state and protect rights in parliament, the media or the courts if we have to. We publish unique investigations and pursue powerful public campaigns to pursue real change. We work relentlessly to inform and empower the public to collectively reclaim privacy, defend our civil liberties and protect freedoms for the future.
We’re a small, dedicated and highly effective team, now growing to of seven full-time staff and five volunteers.
Produce expert policy analysis, research, briefings and reports for dissemination
Develop strategic policy recommendations informed by expertise
Identify and explore new and emerging policy issues in our key work areas
Communicate complex policy issues to varied audiences, whether parliament, the press or the public
Build strong relationships with parliamentarians and advisors across all parties
Identify opportunities to further our strategic aims in parliament, through committees, parliamentary questions and other activities; as well as regional assemblies and on occasion local government
Work with stakeholders and pursue collaborative campaigns/coalitions on key issues
Develop and advance Big Brother Watch’s relationships with allies across Government, legislative bodies, international organisations, and NGOs
Produce formal correspondence, blog posts, presentations, and other documents articulating Big Brother Watch’s policy positions
Work with the team to develop campaigns plans to manage and schedule relevant legal, policy and advocacy work to further strategic aims
Identify campaigns and advocacy opportunities
Feed into development of campaign materials
Write articles and give quotes to press
Give pre-recorded and live interviews for TV and radio
Uphold Big Brother Watch’s reputational excellence in public fora
Oversee the organisation’s production of policy analysis, briefings and reports in pursuit of our strategic aims, ensuring appropriate delegation
Ensuring the highest level of quality of all briefings, reports and related media
Manage staff performance and development, and ensure wellbeing, providing monthly supervisions and six-monthly appraisals
Help foster a positive, supportive work environment
Min. 2+ years experience in a similar role
Min. 1+ year management experience
Expertise and experience on domestic policy development relating to data protection, civil liberties, privacy, surveillance and/or free expression
Ability to analyse and interpret a range of data sources to support policy analysis and development
Strong legal and policy research skills
Strong media/spokesperson experience
Excellent and persuasive communications skills
Strong relationships with parliamentarians and relevant NGOs
A strong understanding of the external policy and political environment, including levers for policy change and knowledge of what changes the minds of decision-makers
Aptitude for managing and building relationships with stakeholders
Proven ability to produce high quality work under pressure
Creativity and energy in managing a workload consisting of large long-term projects
Willingness to work in non-partisan environment, and proven ability to recruit support of MPs across all parties
A degree in a relevant field (e.g. politics, law)
Experience managing litigation, either in a legal or campaigns capacity
Project management experience
Familiarity with relevant UK surveillance and data protection laws
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Pan London - Various Sites across Greater London.
Salary: £29,000-£31,000 Per anum
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week – will consider 30+ hours)
Vacancy Reference: S062
Closing date: 22nd February 2022 at noon
Interview date: 2nd & 3rd March 2022
Solace is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, particularly women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
About the Service
Our Peripatetic Team provide front-line support to Solace’s Advice, Community and Accommodation-based Services across London. Crisis Intervention Workers enable our services to deliver a consistent, high standard of service.
The team was created in order to have trained, skilled staff ready to cover gaps in service and facilitate the continued smooth running of services, proactively supporting women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
If you thrive on fast paced work settings, are able to adapt easily and quickly to new environments, and are willing to be deployed across our sites on a regular basis, then this is the opportunity for you.
About the Role
As a member of the Peripatetic Team, you will
-cover vacancies in a variety of roles, providing a high quality support service to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. This role is an excellent development opportunity which will allow you to gain experience in a wide range of services.
- Attend case review and team meetings and contribute towards effective team communications
Champion Solace’s Equality and Diversity and ensuring human rights and equality is the centre of your work
Be a voice for service user feedback, delivery and shape future development.
The length of a placement within a service can range from several weeks to a few months. You will receive a local induction to the service at the start of the placement.
For all roles, you will carry out risk and needs assessments, safety planning, and individual support planning with survivors as well as advocating on behalf of service users with external agencies, implementing the empowerment model and a strength based approach. All work should be service user led and trauma informed.
Within Community Services, you will typically fill roles as a Caseworker or IDVA. As a Caseworker you will provide user led one to one support. As an IDVA you will also contribute to the local MARAC process to improve survivor safety.
Within Accommodation Services you will typically fill the role of Refuge Worker. You will ensure the smooth running of the refuge, including the admission of survivors of domestic violence to the refuge. You will work with women to devise a support plan that meets their immediate practical and emotional needs and starts the process of recovery, linking women into more specialist support services where required.
As a member of the Advice Service you will provide an effective and efficient advice and casework service to women affected by VAWG. The responsibilities include working on the advice line on a rota-basis and providing accurate advice, support, advocacy and casework to women and girls affected by all forms of VAWG as well as professionals. The role also includes supporting and supervising our volunteers on the line. Ensuring the duty inbox is checked and the referrals are processed.
If you demonstrate commitment, innovation, passion, non-judgemental and collaboration, you’ll thrive in our diverse feminist team of professional women.
Ideal candidates will have:
- Sound understanding of practical, emotional, social and economic issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
- In-depth knowledge and confidentially advising on a range of options including safe housing, criminal justice, civil remedies
- Demonstratable knowledge of adult and children safeguarding
- Have Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to thrive on working under pressure, prioritising workload and crisis management
- Sensitive and non-judgemental approach when working with vulnerable clients
- Experience in risk assessment, management and safety planning
- CAADA/Safe Lives/Women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualified (Desirable), or willingness to study.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.
This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Share is a registered charity and a centre for training and wellbeing. We provide a range of programmes helping adults with learning disabilities, autism and other support needs become more happy, healthy, and independent. Our vision is a world where disabled people are fully included in society, living the life they choose, and we need talented people to help us make that happen.
We are looking for a tutor to deliver training sessions for three days a week both at our training centre and out in real-life community settings.
• You’ll deliver engaging, creative, and interactive sessions that help people grow in confidence and have more choice and control over their lives.
• You’ll work closely with students to assess individual needs and provide personalised development plans to help them work towards their learning goals.
• You’ll evaluate your sessions, providing regular feedback and reviews on student progress and wellbeing.
• You’ve previously worked in a social care environment providing services that help adults with learning disabilities and autism live fulfilling lives.
• You have experience facilitating interactive sessions that help people better understand how to take control of their own health and wellbeing.
• You’re empathetic, and you really understand how to motivate people so that they engage and learn.
• Most importantly, you share our strong commitment to the inclusion of disabled people in society, and you believe in equality for all.
For a full job description and person specification, please visit our website.
Why work for us?
Share is committed to empowering disabled people. You’ll make a difference every day, helping people to live as independently as possible.
Our values drive us forward. They provide the framework for everything we do, including who we hire. We believe everyone has something to offer others, and we build on people's individual talents, interests, and abilities. We think happy employees are successful employees.
We won employer of the year at the Wandsworth Business Awards in 2019 and we hold gold Investors in People accreditation. This means we truly understand the value of people: we focus on what people can do, not what holds them back. And we have robust policies in place so that every single person working at Share takes ownership for making our programmes come to life.
We’ve been praised for our thorough induction process and supportive working environment where everyone has a voice and is valued. You’ll be surrounded by people who support you, challenge you, and inspire you.
How to apply
We positively welcome applications from all parts of the community and from people with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experience.
To apply, please click 'Apply Now' where you'll be redirected to our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
An exciting opportunity to work in an independent, influential B Corp driven by a mission to make a big impact in the financial services industry, through sustainable and impact investment.
Worthstone provides financial advisers and wealth managers with a gateway into the world of sustainable investment. For the last ten years we have worked tirelessly to promote this approach, which helps channel investment into organisations that meet the greatest needs of society and the environment, changing people’s lives for the better!
The profile of sustainable investment has grown significantly, and Worthstone is set to capture this opportunity with the range of product offerings we have available. We are now looking to recruit an Operations Manager who can help Worthstone meet the challenge of this exciting growth phase. So, if you are looking for a role where you can make a real difference to society, and the planet, read on....
The Operations Manager will be the key support and point of contact for the CEO, managing the smooth running of all the business activities, implementing long term strategies and improvements in effective working across the business.
This vital and varied role will provide support across many areas including business operations, client relationship management, sales, conference management, marketing and communications. Working within our small, dynamic team you will have a high level of autonomy and a direct impact on the results Worthstone achieves.
Strong candidates will bring senior level experience in business operations and administration, as well as being highly proficient with digital and online platforms and demonstrating excellent communication skills. Alongside a desire to work in the impact investment market and a socially driven business, a proactive, solutions-focused “can do” attitude is essential to flourish in our small team!
- Working alongside the leadership team you will help implement our growth strategy by:
- Proactively managing and improving the smooth running and effectiveness of the business operations, processes, and systems
- Ensuring all operations are up to date in line with current legislation and accreditation requirements, actively seeking out and implementing new, best practice opportunities
- Being the lead contact for key accounts (financial advisers and asset managers), dealing with all enquiries both internally, and externally with our stakeholders at all levels from CEO to interns
- Leading the client onboarding process to include: screening prospective clients; organising online demos; updating the CRM (Pipedrive); monitoring and reporting on KPIs
- Taking responsibility for design, management, and co-ordination of the annual flagship Impact Investment Academy conference (> 250 delegates, in person/ virtual/ hybrid), including post event surveys and analysis
- Updating and publishing communications content including website, e-newsletter and social media platforms (Twitter/LinkedIn)
- Maintaining an up-to-date and fully functioning company website in collaboration with web developer and designer.
Skills and experience - essential
- Senior/manager level or at least 5 years' experience in business operations, administration and support
- Experience in leading projects and knowledge of project management tools
- Proficient with CRM databases, able to analyse data and draw insights from business analytics
- Advanced IT skills including all MS Office applications
- Proficient with social media and updating websites
- Excellent communication skills and confidence in stakeholder relationship building and management
- Excellent written English and grammar and the ability to write engaging content and proof-read reports
Skills and experience – desirable
- Experience of conference or events management
- Experience of working in financial services or a related sector
- Use of the following platforms Pipedrive, Wrike, Survey Monkey, Eventbrite, Mailchimp
- Knowledge of B Corp accreditation requirements
- Experience of recruitment and supervisory responsibilities
- Driven by the prospect of working in a socially focused organisation and making a significant contribution towards an impactful B Corp’s mission
- Passionate about the role financial services can play in contributing to a world that benefits all people and planet, and basic understanding of the sustainable investment market
- Business focused, with an ability to understand, prioritise and balance day-to-day with long-term goals and deliverables
- Comfortable working in a dynamic ‘start-up’ like environment. Flexible, effective and resourceful in a varied role
- Comfortable interacting with a wide range of participants (CEO to interns) and organisations
- Collaborative and able to thrive within a small team, working independently as required demonstrating good initiative and self-motivation
- A highly organised and efficient multi-tasker, able to work to tight deadlines with a keen eye for detail and high standards
- Have the right to work in the UK.
- The opportunity to work in a purpose driven certified B Corporation, where your day-to-day work results in positive outcomes for society
- Support with external training to help you reach your full potential
- A working environment in which there is scope for you to shape the role to your own strengths
- Flexible working within business hours
- Flexible office/remote working time split
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Workplace pension scheme
Working for us
Worthstone is proud to have been awarded the “Best for the World” accolade for Governance in 2021, which means we’re in the top 5% of B Corps for our size globally. B Corps are companies that value purpose as much as profit – promoting a ‘better’ way of doing business and helping build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The successful applicant will enjoy a highly rewarding career working for a progressive company which invests in its staff and values and rewards individual contribution.
Worthstone Limited is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics). A copy of this policy is available on request.
Please submit your CV and a cover letter.
In your cover letter, please tell us why you would like to work for Worthstone and/or in the area of sustainable investment, what you enjoy about working in an operations role and what is your career highlight to date.
Interviews will be scheduled as and when suitable candidates apply. We thank everyone for your applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.
Child Death Family Liaison Coordinator
Hours: Part time 21 hours (3 days) per week
Contract: Fixed Term Contract to December 2022
Salary: £26,000 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting), pro rata
Reporting to: Director of Bereavement Support and Education and daily to the CDR Hub Deputy Manager.
Base: Home based with occasional office-based working in Newham
Would you like bring your expertise, skills and experience to the third sector and contribute to essential work supporting the Child Death Review Hub team? Are you passionate about supporting, parents and families, and the professionals who work with them?
The Child Death Review (CDR) Hub team works across the WEL and C&H (Waltham Forest and East London, Newham, and City & Hackney) 5-area footprint, with Newham being the Lead borough in partnership with Child Bereavement UK are looking to recruit a talented and highly motivated individual to work with the CDR Hub team to ensure that families are supported and engaged with at all stages in the review of their child’s death.
This includes parents and carers being informed about the review process, being given the opportunity to contribute to investigations and meetings, and to be informed of the outcomes from the post-mortem examination and/or other investigations (where relevant); and to contribute to the child death review meeting.
Application closing date: Thursday 3rd February
Interviews: Thursday 16th February
Applications will be reviewed, and interviews offered, on an on-going basis.
We reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.
Child Bereavement UK recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented; currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from those from ethnically diverse groups.
No agencies please.
The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust funding a wide variety of organisations that work with people at the margins of society. We are a relational grant maker and tend to fund smaller, under-resourced organisations that offer direct services and address marginalisation as our applicants choose to define it. We have used an open grants application process (rather than specific funding programmes) for many years and encourage groups to apply for what they really want.
The new postholder will be coming into the Trust at an exciting moment in our development. For the year from April 2022 the whole Tudor team is setting aside time to re-think how the Trust operates in the future. One of the main drivers for this is the learning we have done around racial justice and how we embed this, both internally and through our grant making. We’ll also be spending time on practical work such as revisiting who we fund and how we support them.
About the role
As well as contributing to this ‘visioning’ work, the new post holder will take on a varied portfolio of active grants from a Grants Manager who is retiring, and will be involved in the assessment and development of new funding applications. To work in a relational way with applicants and grant holders, you will need to have a high level of emotional intelligence, good listening skills and the ability to provide useful and appropriate support to smaller voluntary organisations.
The role requires excellent communication skills, the ability to think and plan strategically, and the capacity to manage a diverse and demanding workload. Previous grant-making experience could be useful, but it is not essential, as we also want to hear from applicants who have first-hand knowledge of the issues facing smaller voluntary organisations, including their financial management, organisational structures and governance.
Last year we committed £21m in new grants, of which 24% went to organisations with a focus on Black and Ethnic Minority communities. In order to have a team that reflects our grant holders’ diversity, and as part of our journey towards racial justice, we are seeking to increase the number of people from racialised (Black and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds in our Grants Team. We are, therefore, encouraging people from racialised backgrounds, particularly Black people (who are currently under-represented on the team) to apply for this role.
Download the Candidate information pack. You'll also need the Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Instructions and contact details are in the pack.
Case Workers Navigation - Linking Health with Wellbeing
Case Work-Navigators undertake an exciting role providing the link between formal health and social care and wider community forms of support. You will have the opportunity to work with clients aged 16 years of age and above, helping to identify ways to improve health and sustain wellbeing and quality of daily living.
You will get to know what sort of services and activities best suit people’s needs using a personalised approach. Play a proactive and key role within primary and acute care and in multi-disciplinary team settings, to bring these services and activities into play to achieve positive outcomes for people.
You will enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary way, using your initiative and creativity to contribute to the further integration of wellbeing with formal health services.
You will have previous experience of case working in similar or related settings and in working in a personalised way. Have a good understanding of social prescribing and care coordination and able to assess suitability of provision from a strengths based approach to care and support.
You will be ambitious and eager to look at creative ways of supporting people with complex physical or mental health issues to regain confidence and feelings of wellbeing. You will be committed to delivering a high-quality service and to achieving the best outcomes for individuals and for the organisation.
You will have the ability to work with internal and external colleagues and teams in a positive and collaborative way, whilst ensuring safety, confidentiality and professionalism in carrying out service activities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.
The Global Operations Manager is responsible for providing specialist operational leadership and management in support of Saferworld’s values and mission through the following broad areas:
- Strengthen the development, oversight and uptake of Saferworld’s operations’ policies, systems and compliance commitments
- Provide operational guidance, coordination and support for personnel across Saferworld offices and affiliates
- Partner with cross-functional support teams and contribute to effective cross-organisational collaboration and working to help maintain and grow efficiency across organisational processes.
Working alongside other core support functions, the position will lead and engage in a range of assignments such as systems’ development projects; policy updates and uptake tracking. They will also be responsible for overseeing quality and cost-effectiveness in operational procurements, the coordination of teams supporting operational plans for scale ups; opening of new offices or exits and the mentoring of key operational managers and point persons. Finally, they will have oversight of compliance performance around operations systems and the development of new projects to improve the effectiveness of operations.
The post-holder is expected to show good stewardship, coordination and innovation in order to contribute to the achievement of Saferworld’s strategic objectives. S/he will have proven significant experience of operations management and planning, including working with financial, human resources and administrative functions and of working in a programme office in a conflict-affected and/or developmental context, and specifically of the operational requirements of an office in these environments. You will have the ability to communicating sensitively and effectively with a wide range of people, including across cultures and with those at a distance
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.