You will work to the Individual Placement and Support Model of employment support and will be embedded within the relevant secondary care team. You will also spend time working in community based settings as required by the Model.
Direct employer engagement is an important part of the role.
Employment specialists are trained to provide people with support, coaching, CV development, interview training, and on-the-job support. IPS puts the service user's preferences at the centre of attention, as the service user decides whether or not employers and potential employers know about their mental illness and whether or not their employment advisor contacts the employer on his or her behalf. The service user also decides which jobs to apply for and how many hours he or she wants to work. The decision about how much to work is often influenced by a desire to transition to a working life while minimising the risk of being both out of work and without benefits.
Individual Placement Support is based on 8 key principles:
1.Primary goal is to achieve competitive employment with central focus to support job seekers gaining paid employment
2.Everyone is eligible with free service user decision of when to start return to work process
3.Job search is consistent with individual preferences
4.Job search is rapid
5.Co-location of employment specialists and clinical
6.Information about benefits is provided to help
7.Support is time unlimited and customised, to both the employee and the employer.
8. Employment specialists develop relationships with employers based upon a person’s work preferences.
We currently have two vacancies of which one is a slightly more senior role requiring enhanced experience of IPS fidelity and data management systems. Please indicate which vacancy you are interested in. Full job descriptions can be downloaded.
To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter. Your covering letter should be a supporting statement covering the following points:
Why you are interested in the position?
What is your strongest personal quality that will enable you to succeed in the role?
What are your relevant skills and experience? Please align to the person specification
Communications and PR Officer
Salary: Up to £32,000
Octavia believe that good homes make for better lives.
Inspired by our founder, the social reformer Octavia Hill, we are a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality affordable homes, support, care and community services in London. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed housing to make a difference. We also believe in building happier lives and resilient communities by focusing on people as individuals, providing them with a range of services, and the opportunity to support themselves.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Communications and PR Officer to join us. The main purpose of this role is to support the Senior Communications and PR Advisor and the Assistant Director, Communications in all aspects of our Communications Strategy, including both internal and external communications. Within this role your main responsibilities will include writing well-researched copy for a variety of channels, including our resident newsletters, websites, staff intranet, stakeholder publications, marketing materials and press releases. You will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to research and write positive stories and media releases and work proactively with journalists to get them published and broadcast.
The successful candidate will have worked in a communications role previously, will be exceptionally organised and will have excellent copywriting skills. You will have experience of social media management and be a confident user of website and intranet software. You will also have first-rate IT skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word).
If you have a passion for Communications and PR and believe you could flourish being part of a busy, creative communications team, then this opportunity could be the one for you.
Location: Emily House
Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 11.30pm Sunday 14th July
Interview Dates: Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th July 2019.
Award-winning social innovation charity would love to meet…
An experienced and highly organised Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper with a keen eye for detail and great communication skills.
Shift’s new Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper will provide the day-to-day bookkeeping function across three companies and work to support our Finance Manager.
Part time basis, 2-3 days a week (or equivelent hours over 3-5 days).
- Processing supplier invoices and payments, including overseas payments
- Customer invoicing and credit control
- Setting up weekly payment run
- Managing and reconciling petty cash and credit card
- Reconciliation of all bank accounts
- Filing and maintaining all financial records in an organised system
- Supporting the Finance Manager in the preparation of periodic company accounts
- Supporting the Finance Manager with HR admin by managing leave and sickness records as well as relevant HR files
- Supporting the Finance Manager with other ad hoc tasks when required, such as collating information for budgets and project overviews
- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to set deadlines
- A friendly attitude, with excellent communication skills and the ability to efficiently communicate with colleagues at all levels
- The ability to take charge of and manage the bookkeeping workload and deadlines without needing close supervision
- Flexibility, with a willingness to perform routine tasks as well as supporting ad-hoc projects
Your experience and knowledge
- Accurate data entry skills with excellent attention to detail
- Experience of providing bookkeeping support, as a Bookkeeper or in an assistant/junior role
- Bookkeeping or junior accountancy training (AAT Bookkeeping certificate/Level 2 Diploma, IAB) or work-experience to an equivalent level
- Working knowledge of Sage financial software
- Good Microsoft Excel skills, ideally to intermediate level
- Working understanding of the basic finance function of a company
- Understanding of basic VAT rules
- Understanding of the importance of confidentiality when handling financial and HR data
- Understanding of cost accounting
- Experience of charity accounts
- Experience with intra-group bookkeeping and charging
- Experience of collating data for reports to funders
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Closing date: 26th September 2019 at 11.30pm. Interviews: 9th October 2019.
Are you commercially aware and customer focused, with significant people management experience gained in a range of sectors or settings – specifically social welfare and housing/homelessness? Then join Shelter as Deputy Head of Operations – South and you could soon be responsible for the leadership and management of the flexible portfolio services provided by our hubs in the south region.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
With more than 500 staff and an annual budget of over £20 million, our Operations division provides expert advice and support over the phone and face-to-face from a national network of Shelter Hubs - flagship services located in core cities. Our vision? To deliver a personalised housing service developed with the local community, which brings together all of our resources and expertise to maximise our impact on local housing issues and needs. You’ll help make sure we do this in our South region.
About the role
A key member of our Operations Leadership team, you’ll bring leadership to our hubs in an area that includes London, Thames Valley, Dorset and Plymouth. Indeed, we’ll rely on you to lead and inspire a team of Hub Managers to deliver high-quality, integrated services that meet the holistic needs of those in housing need and ensure volunteers are a key part of all services. Developing internal and external networks and partnerships that support the development of our services in all targeted southern locations will be important too, as will working with business development colleagues to grow our service offering. And, when it comes to influencing local Strategic Boards, commissioners, stakeholders and other key partners in terms of best practice and continual improvement, again we’ll count on you.
An experienced and highly skilled people manager, you have a proven track record gained managing large and complex services, budgets and contract requirements over a large geographical area. What’s more, you’re comfortable operating at a senior level with an external audience and engaging and influencing a variety of stakeholders. Driving efficiency and improving service effectiveness comes naturally to you too, as does financial planning and contract management. What’s more, you respond quickly and positively to change and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas, methods and process when appropriate. In short, you have the creativity and innovation it takes to ensure our services continue to flourish and grow.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to join our Operations team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Are you an experienced manager? Do you have good communications skills?
Prospectus is delighted to be working with a leading national mental health charity as they look for a Deputy Manager on a 6 month contract to help them with the final stages of their new CRM implementation.
The role will be to help lead and support the team whilst the CRM Manager completes the final phase. This will include ensuring capacity is created to ensure tasks can be complete, as well as driving and facilitating the sign off of new operational processes that will support current and future deliverables.
The successful candidate will have strong leadership and managerial skills with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels. You will be adaptable and pragmatic to ensure that tasks are completed with efficiency and effectiveness.
Although this is in the CRM team, experience with CRM databases is only desirable, not essential.
To apply, please submit a Word Document version of your CV. Cover letters are not required at this stage.
Do you have extensive experience as a Legacy Fundraising Manager, or a Regional Fundraising Manager, looking to specialise in Legacy Fundraising?
Regional Legacy Development Manager (South), an opportunity to join a National Health Charity, leading a regional team of Legacy Advisors across the South region.
This role can be based in London or various locations across the South, due to the regional nature of the role.
As the Regional Legacy Development Manager - South you will lead a team of Legacy Advisors, responsible for the growth of engagement and stewardship opportunities, prompting awareness of legacies, whilst ensuring supporters continue to feel valued and engaged with the cause.
With your team, you will develop and manage innovative face to face awareness and stewardship activities that support and add value to wider marketing campaigns. Ensure all staff and volunteers have the level of knowledge and confidence to talk about Gifts in Wills when appropriate, creating a culture of Legacy Giving. You will also lead on specific projects such as implementing a comprehensive Free Will-writing offer.
Our client is looking for an experienced Legacy Fundraising Manager or Regional Manager to lead a high-performing and well-respected regional team, further developing a Legacy Fundraising Programme. You will have proven experience of:
- Legacy fundraising, as a Legacy Fundraising Manager or/and experience of Managing Regional Fundraising teams.
- Strong Knowledge and experience of networking, relations building and negations.
- Demonstratable track record in legacy Fundraising/Marketing
- Basic knowledge of probation law.
- Ideally an understanding of the Charity Commissions guides on legacy promotion
Are you a strategic Communications Manager looking for your next career move?
Prospectus is delighted to be working with an international welfare charity supporting men and women who work at sea. The organisation supports seafarers with any number of problems ranging from money concerns, to mental health and loneliness. Line managing the Digital Communications Officer, the overall purpose of this role is to formulate the marketing and communications strategy supporting the overall growth and development of the organisation. You will ensure the marketing needs of the organisation are met at the highest of standard, whilst promoting the mission of the charity and the services they provide.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the post-holder will develop and implement the marketing and communications strategy both internally and externally to reach identified key stakeholder audiences, developing key relationships with relevant news and media outlets as well as supplying briefs, photo calls and interviews including features and contributions. You will be responsible for the website such as editing content and sourcing stories alongside maintaining brand and key messaging with the brand guidelines. You will play a pivotal role supporting the Digital Communications Officer who is responsible for managing social media. With overall responsibility of publications and marketing materials, the successful candidate will liaise with external agencies, write marketing materials as well as sourcing relevant material for liaising with an external agency on the production of supporter and corporate newsletters and e-newsletters.
To be considered for this role it is essential to have proven experience within a communications and marketing role with experience of setting up and maintaining websites, blogs and social media. The placed candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communications skills and have experience of Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop and InDesign . Line management skills are required for this role and you must be able to produce analytical reports. An interest in maritime is desirable and ideally you will work well both independently and as part of a team.
A full job description will be provided to candidates shortlisted by Prospectus.
Please apply with a Word Document copy of your CV. Cover letters are not required at this stage.
Fixed-term contract until 31st July 2019
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Salary: £18,700 per annum
After 6 months’ probation: £22,063 per annum
Closing Date: 20h September 2019
Migrant Help is a leading charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to become successful members of their communities.
We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and organised Submissions Officer within our Dover Office. This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Migrant Help Submissions Team to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, policies and procedures. The primary focus of this role is to upload/check and submit documents received by Migrant Help to ensure they meet the standards expected by the Authority. The post-holder will upload, and filter documents received by post/fax/email/self-serve to the correct department or submit directly to the authority. They will check that applications that are received are in order and no mistakes are in the application or any required supporting documents are missing. They will contact clients and third-party agencies to confirm any outstanding documentation prior to submission.
The successful candidate will need to have experience of working in a pressured environment where meeting targets is essential. You will need to ensure that any documents that do not meet the required standards are identified and processed in accordance with policy. The post holder will need to proactively keep up to date with any changes to policy, procedure and law affecting the service delivery. They will have good, clear written and oral communication skills and will make sure that their work is accurate and succinct.
It is essential for the post holder to have an understanding and observance of impartiality and confidentiality
This post requires OISC Level 1 competence (or a willingness to achieve it) and is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a Counter Terrorism check.
- a relevant CV,
- a detailed personal statement showing how you meet the specific requirements, skills and experience as outlined in the job description and job specification with a special attention to the added value you could bring.
Applicant that fail to provide both documents will not be considered for the post.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, successful candidates will be contacted within 5 working days after the closing date.
Closing date: 20th September 2019
As part of your role, it is important you operate within Migrant Help’s values:
Protection, Diversity, Equality, Partnership, Innovation and Excellence.
Migrant Help is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.
ROLE: Financial Accountant
The Financial Accounts team lead on the production of DIT’s financial accounts, DIT’s relationship with the National Audit Office (NAO) and advise DIT’s Financial Controller on the department’s delivery within its Control Totals. The team are also critical in embedding high quality financial accounting controls practices and processes in DIT, within and beyond the Finance team.
There are 3 roles available.
This role is high profile and play an important role in embedding high quality financial accounts and processes in the Department. The post holder will be key in delivering enhanced financial competence and capability across DIT.
- Helping design and implement sound financial controls
- Ensuring regular reconciliation and review takes place
- Proposing improvements to process and controls
- Preparation and review of month end and quarterly review packs
- Preparation and review of lead schedules and annual accounts
- Lead on tax-related matters
- Line management of 1 x HEO
- Proficient in using Microsoft Excel.
Required Technical skills/qualifications:
- It is essential to be at minimum part-qualified by CCAB, CIMA or equivalent – or to have significant relevant experience
Personal Attributes & Skills:
- Successful candidates will have a broad skill base with a focus on producing financial accounts and information through innovative solutions.
- A credible and authentic leader, with the ability to, engage and motivate people to deliver results.
- Able and willing to make difficult decisions and stand by them,
- Able to communicate effectively to inspire your team and stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
- Demonstrate the confidence, composure and credibility needed to challenge the way activities are delivered
- Recognise change as an opportunity to deliver efficiency and innovation acting as an agent for change when you identify the chance to protect, drive and add value.
For more information on this position and other positions with DIT we are recruiting, please visit our dedicated microsite or get in touch with Tim Salmon
The post is based in Wakefield.
-Research and support the planning, development and implementation of projects in various locations.
-Maintain direct contact with partners on the planning, implementation and progress of projects on regular basis.
-Develop and issue requests for partnership using Grant guidelines.
-Ensure effective due diligence is carried out with all documentation from prospective partners, to make certain all are correct and fit for their intended purpose.
-Research and prepare proposals and summaries with recommendations for appropriate action.
-Monitor and evaluate the ongoing projects to ensure that the department is meeting the objectives as required.
-Coordinate meetings between PA partners and stakeholders.
-Work with the Senior Programme Officer to ensure that any current/future projects are sufficiently funded and transactions are on time.
-Verify budgets, invoices and financial liquidation reports to ensure that money is being spent according to the approved operational plan.
-Undertake monitoring and evaluation visits to Country Programmes and Organisational Partners to ensure programmes are implemented as proposed, contracted and per internal guidelines and standards.
Skills and Experience required:
-Understanding of development programmes design, implementation and evaluation.
-Experience of engaging with institutional donors, specifically DFID and UK Aid.
-Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes; using of quantitative and qualitative research data collected in support of programme development.
-Proven experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management.
-Experience of distance management.
-Experience of working on development and/or emergency/recovery programmes in developing countries.
-Knowledge of SPHERE, CHS and DEC Accountability Framework priorities and other humanitarian/development sector initiatives and standards
- Ability and willingness to travel for up to 30% of the year to country offices
Key responsibilities will include:
-Be the first point of contact for supporters, providing engaging communications
-To update the database and supporter information system
-To develop relationships within the team and deliver income for events- helping fundraisers to continue supporting the charity
-Work with Fundraisers and line Manager to identify and implement new opportunities, through research, and present these findings
In order to apply for this position, you should have the following skills and experience:
-Experience of events fundraising
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-A good knowledge of third party challenge events
-Good attention to detail, with the ability to plan, monitor and implement projects
-Ability to negotiate with others, using initiative and creativity
For more information please email a copy of your CV to [email protected] Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted with further information.
Prospectus is pleased to be partnering with Generate, a charity whose mission is to create opportunities for people with learning disabilities, with the overall aim of increasing independence and integration into their local community. Delivering services across Wandsworth, they are now looking to recruit a Youth and Social Opportunities Manager to lead their Youth Projects.
This is a great opportunity to join a committed team of youth workers as the Youth Project continues to grow and develop. The Youth Project offers great scope for ongoing development and creativity, as it meets the changing needs of young people with learning disabilities and autism in Wandsworth. This is currently being done through youth clubs, a 1-2-1 buddy scheme, residentials, and holiday activity programmes in and around London. Much of this is achieved through partnership work with a broad range of local and London-wide organisations. In addition, you will also oversee the Generate's Social Opportunities programme, which provides evening and weekend social opportunities to adults with learning disabilities. This person-centred service sees their members grow in confidence, as they develop strong social connections with their peers, empowering them to access new opportunities and experiences locally and across London.
To be successful, you will have demonstrable experience of managing a team of dedicated youth workers, be passionate about working directly with young people and will possess knowledge and understanding of the needs of individuals with learning disabilities. Due to the nature of this position, you will have significant experience of managing key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally, combined with proven practice of managing full project life cycle from planning and budget, through to delivery and evaluation.Finally, a JNC qualification is strongly desirable, however a commitment to youth participation is essential.
This is a rewarding opportunity to join an organisation that enables and inspires those with learning disabilities to discover their passions and connect them with their community.
Please apply with a Word copy of your CV. Further information will be provided to the shortlisted candidates.
Fixed term post until 31 March 2020
Holidays: 28 days plus bank holidays pro rata
Employer Assistance Programme
We have an exciting opportunity for someone with benefits advice experience to join our team providing face to face, telephone and Web chat support for Universal Credit claimants. If you have a good understanding of the benefits system would like to be involved in an innovative new project then we would love to hear from you.
The successful applicant will provide advice and support to people enquiring about entitlement to Universal Credit, assist with helping them make a claim and to get their first payment on time and making sure they’re ready to manage it when it arrives.
Closing date: 27 September 2019
Interview date: Week commencing 30 September
Please apply via our website.
Citizens Advice Salford recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic people, as they are currently under represented in our workforce.
Welfare Benefits Caseworker (Trainee will be considered)
Details of the post: To manage and maintain an active caseload providing a comprehensive advice, advocacy and casework service to residents of St Helens on all matters relating to Welfare Benefits. This will include advising clients on entitlements to Welfare Benefits in order to increase their income, assist and support in the application of relevant claims and to effectively challenge adverse decisions. Advice sessions will take place by way of face to face appointments, telephone and webchat support and attending where necessary outreach venues as well as staffing a ‘late night’ session.
Previous applicants for this post within the last six months will not be considered
Closing date: 12noon 3rd October 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 15th October 2019
For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply button.
We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of CORE Development Officer.
Salary Grade: £10,425 (£26,063 pro rata)
Conditions: Non-contributory pension of 5% (after six consecutive months); 10 days annual leave; 15 hour week. 2 days per week
Terms: Part-Time, 2yrs
Background to CORE
The Coalition for Race Equality brings together many of the UK's leading black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations for the promotion of race equality. The Secretariat for the Coalition for Race Equality will be provided by a partnership between Race on the Agenda (ROTA) and Voice4Change England (V4CE) with ROTA as the lead partner, the employer and the financially accountable body. The two organisations have close ties and significant experience of coordinating and servicing networks of BME organisations to campaign on race equality issues.
V4CE and ROTA support the Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector to enable BME populations to actively shape collective life and to build an inclusive and equal society, free of racism and other forms of discrimination. This partnership will support CORE as a dynamic, coherent and relevant voice for policy development, campaigning and local, regional and national action. V4CE and ROTA are founder members of CORE. Both organisations are charitable companies. ROTA and V4CE both have accessible premises.
Overarching Responsibilities will include:
- Convening and facilitating meetings of CORE members and partner organisations to respond to local, regional or national issues and opportunities in raising issues of importance to BAME organisations and the people they represent.
- Working with organisations across the UK to create campaigns and messages to shift public perceptions around race and racism
- Gather, synthesise, summarise and share intelligence on relevant issues as decided by CORE members
- Develop briefings and responses to consultations in relation to key government policy and relevant development in the sector
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 27th September 2019 (by post or email). Successful candidates will be notified by Tuesday 1st October 2019 to attend an interview, likely to be on 7th October 2019. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
CVs will not be accepted. Applications can be made only through the ROTA application form which must be returned along with the equal opportunities monitoring form.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.