Blenheim, part of Humankind, is an established national charity that supports people with complex health and social needs, helping them to build healthier lives that have meaning and value for themselves, their families and their communities.
Our services in London and the South have been established for 55 years and provide support to people that use drugs and alcohol, their families and loved ones. Area Managers work closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT) to plan, develop and deliver organisational priorities, and provide a key leadership function across the wider organisation.
We are looking for an Area Manager with a proven track record of leadership and service development to join our leadership team based in London and the South.
You will be a skilled problem solver, able to work through complex and unexpected operational challenges and find win-win solutions. Experienced at managing conflicting priorities, you will also be committed to providing excellent services to our beneficiaries and other stakeholders. You will be responsible for overseeing a number and range of services across London, ensuring strong partnership relationships are formed and maintained and working with managers and teams to provide excellent evidence-based services which meet the needs of service users, commissioners, partners and funding bodies.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community and candidates with transferrable skills and experience.
Help us to shape health and social care policy
The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England.
To increase its impact and reach, The King’s Fund raises additional income and support from a variety of sources. As such, fostering effective corporate relationships is an important area for the Fund. The strategy combines a corporate partnership and corporate supporter programme with event sponsorship and exhibition sales. All income generation is carried out in line with our Ethical Collaboration Policy.
Sitting in the Events and Partnerships team, the post holder will carry out income generation activity, primarily through new business. Adopting a consultative sales approach, the post holder will build relationships with potential Corporate Partners and Supporters and secure sponsorship and exhibition income for our conferences and online events.
Key responsibilities include:
- Generates funds from the private sector, by developing a pipeline for both the Fund’s Corporate Partnerships programmes and event sponsorship and exhibition for the Fund’s conferences and online events, while protecting the Fund’s reputation for independence and quality.
- Secures meetings with potential partners, supporters, or sponsors.
- Builds and maintains strong external relationships with commercial organisations through face-to-face meetings and extensive telephone work.
You’ll have a record of success in new business development/sales roles and experience of maximising opportunities from researching prospects to generating meetings and securing income to achieve targets.
The role will include working at occasional early morning and evening events.
In addition to a competitive salary, The King’s Fund offers generous holiday entitlements, a £3 daily discount in our café and an on-site gym.
To apply please visit our website and read our supplementary guidance documents, then download and fill in our Application Form. This needs to be returned by email by Monday 14 October 2019. Please do not send CVs.
For further information and an application form, please visit our website.
No agencies please.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 14 October 2019 at noon. Late applications will not be considered.
We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
Interviews will be held the week commencing 28 October 2019.
The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities, and appointments will be determined solely on merit. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking a passionate and results driven fundraiser to help us generate income in order to deliver our new strategy.
If you are an enthusiastic professional with experience of sourcing and managing substantial corporate partnerships there couldn’t be a better time to join Compton Care. We are going through a period of growth and have some very exciting future plans to help us reach our goals.
Our Corporate Fundraiser will play a big part in ensuring the success of our new strategy by helping to develop a range of activities and engagement tools aimed at our corporate supporters to achieve income targets as well as offering excellent supporter care.
- To work with the Corporate and Trusts Partnerships Manager to develop and implement the Corporate Fundraising Strategy in order to significantly grow corporate income through a range of work streams such as partnerships, payroll giving, sponsorship and cause related marketing.
- Achieve an agreed income target and work with the Corporate and Trusts Partnerships Manager to seek out new opportunities developing new initiatives and toolkits to exceed those targets where possible.
- Organise a range of specific corporate events to increase acquisition of contacts and increase brand profile
- To develop and maintain an excellent corporate volunteering programme, offering volunteering opportunities that meet the needs of Compton and Corporate partners.
- Act as a key ambassador for Compton Care. Develop relationships within the business community, establishing links and raising awareness of Compton’s vision and mission. This will involve being a member of business networks where appropriate and in agreement with line manager.
We are looking for a passionate corporate fundraiser with at least 2 years’ experience who can evidence their ability to achieve income targets through successful acquiring and managing partnerships with businesses. You will be used to reporting on financial performance and evaluating the success of projects and campaigns. You will need to provide our supporters with gold standard care and have excellent communication skills. You should have strong IT (including database) skills and a good eye for detail. The successful candidate will be highly organised and able to handle a busy and varied workload.
Interested applicants should be able to evidence how they meet the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification.
Closing Date: 4 October 2019
Are you an experienced Social Worker who would like to be part of a friendly, energetic and growing team? Would you like to develop a rewarding career with a recognised local charity? If so, this is an amazing opportunity to join our Family Support team, providing care for our patients and their families both within the hospice and in the community.
Prospect Hospice is an ambitious and caring organisation. We are passionate about providing excellent, personalised and compassionate care; and are looking to recruit motivated people who share these values. It’s an exciting time to join us as we are undergoing a significant period of change and are looking for social workers committed to the highest standards who can help us make a real difference to patients, families and to service improvements as we continue to evolve and grow.
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week with flexibility on start and finish times for the right candidate.
What is the role?
You will manage a caseload and work directly with patients, families and carers and actively contribute to the delivery of coordinated family and bereavement support services for patients living with life-limiting illness. A key part of the role will be to provide continuing support to staff, volunteers and students on social care issues, education and acting as a mentor when needed. As such you will be required to develop good relationships with the multi-disciplinary team, statutory services and other partner agencies to support the smooth transition of patients, their families and carers between services.
Feedback from Elizabeth Smith, our current Social Worker
I feel privileged to be part of a patient and family journey at such a life changing time, it enables me to use multiple skills and techniques to provide care, support and advice to those that need it. Each day I am amazed by the resilience, love and dignity of those we are looking after. Working alongside colleagues within the team and in a multi-disciplinary way to improve the experience for those we are supporting. I am continually developing my skills in psycho-social support and interventions and use opportunities to share knowledge with others.
A little bit about us
We are an independent hospice supporting a community of 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and North Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire. It is the only dedicated provider of specialist end of life care services within the area. The Hospice’s multi-professionals teams support people in the community, in care homes, at the Great Western Hospital and at the Hospice in Wroughton. Care is also extended to the families and friends of patients.
- Degree in Social Work or equivalent (eg DipSW, CQSQ, CSS)
- Registration with HCPC
- A minimum of three years’ experience in adult social work, or relevant experience of working with adults and children at risk in similar service areas
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with staff, volunteers, patients, their families and carers
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, processes and procedures
It would also be great if you have:
- Palliative care qualification
- Relevant experience of working in Dementia care
- Relevant experience of working with children at risk or in child protection
- Training qualification or experience in delivering training
- Mentoring skill
It takes a special sort of person to join our team so if you could see yourself as one of our social work team, please apply.
What’s in it for me?
We are changing and growing. It’s an exciting time to join an independent local charity where everyone’s ideas are encouraged and staff participation is really important to us.
We’ll also provide you with a welcoming and supportive working environment, other benefits include:
- 27 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata for part-time)
- Contributory pension scheme (NHS transferrable)
- Occupational health and Employee Assistance Programme
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Family-friendly policies and practice
- Supportive induction, and training and development
- Free parking
Informal visits or calls would be welcomed, please contact Clinical Lead Family Support Team, Jo Hyde or Lizzie Smith, Social Worker for more information.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional HCPC registration
Equality & Diversity
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.
Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications that we received, it is not possible to respond to every one. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, following the closing date of this vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a new, flagship Department of Health funded project working with older people and adults with multiple needs. Imago is a leading charity providing support and opportunities to people across the South East. You will be responsible for a dedicated area, and following training, will independently manage a caseload and new referrals.
Referrals are received from hospitals and GP’s. You will meet with clients in medical settings or in their own homes to carry out holistic assessments; and together design plans with the aim of reducing hospital re-admissions and improving health and wellbeing. The service offers short-term intensive support; building trusted relationships to improve confidence and motivation, encourage personal choices and to support others to access a range of community, health and social care options.
You will respond to challenging and complex situations with a sensitive and measured response, in line with Imago Safeguarding and Lone Working Policies.
In this role you will bridge the gap between primary care professionals and social opportunities, so a knowledge of local services and the ability to build effective networks with cross sector organisations is essential.
Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. A full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as you will be working in different locations.
You can make a difference and be part of the solution.
To apply, please submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY.
Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.
Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.
Diabetes UK is looking to recruit a full time Senior Campaigns Officer. As part of the Policy, Campaigns & Mobilisation team, you will play a vital role in bringing about change to improve the lives of people with diabetes and those at risk of developing Type 2.
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- Early finish Friday and flexible working
- Discounts on gym membership and days out
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual season ticket loan
- Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
- Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
- Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.
Your role will be to centrally oversee and coordinate planning for our influencing campaigns, to bring about change in a range of areas and to ensure diabetes is at the top of the political agenda. This will be a fast-paced and varied role, which involves informing the planning of new campaigns, delivering campaigns in collaboration with a range of other teams, engaging different external audiences in our campaigns, as well as ensuring we evaluate campaigns and monitoring our impact. You will be creative and flexible, passionate about campaigning for change, and able to juggle multiple projects at the same time.
- Significant experience in campaigns, public affairs or policy related fields.
- A record of developing strong relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.
- Using social media, digital platforms like Wordpress and knowledge of, or experience using online campaigning platforms including in engaging and interesting ways.
- Working with politicians or in campaigning/influencing environment.
- Significant experience in managing and evaluating projects.
Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, modern slavery and human trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 6,000 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services, culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, manage a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.
Job title: IGVA (Independent Gender-based Violence Advocate) – Romanian, Lithuanian, Bulgarian or Hungarian speaking
Salary: £27,177 - £29,943 per year
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday)
Location: Hounslow, Brent and Ealing
In this fast paced and well established service for Eastern European women and children, you will provide high quality personal welfare support for survivors of gender based violence, including domestic and sexual violence, modern slavery and prostitution. You will work with survivors from the point of crisis, assisting them through civil and criminal justice systems in Ealing, Brent and Hounslow and offering intensive support to ensure short-term and long-term safety. You will be a Romanian, Lithuanian, Bulgarian or Hungarian speaker.
You will support the service manager in building sustainable referral pathways and joint working protocols with a range of partners working with survivors of gender-based violence, including community housing organisations, BAMER support groups, health, substance misuse, law-enforcement agencies and other voluntary and statutory organisations. You will have proven experience of providing direct emotional and practical support to women as well as up-to-date knowledge of legislation relating to survivors of gender-based violence. You will have excellent casework skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.
Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
Closing date: 15/10/19
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role. The post is co-located part-time in a police station and therefore may be subject to the Metropolitan Police Service vetting procedures.
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Girlguiding is recruiting a Membership Communications Officer to join its Marketing and Audience Engagement department.
The Membership Communications Officer will work with our three current Officers, the Strategic Communications Manager and stakeholders across the charity to plan and deliver effective communications to Girlguiding’s members (girls and volunteers). They will develop an expert knowledge of Girlguiding’s internal audiences, their perceptions of the charity and their communications needs and translate this expertise into creative communications across digital and print that:
- encourage our members and staff to take part in activities and initiatives that support the goals of our strategic plan
- help them to feel well informed and supported
- unite them behind our vision, mission and values
- support them during a period of change for the charity.
We are looking for a creative communications professional with strong digital and editorial expertise and experience of planning, delivering and evaluating communications for a range of audiences. The Membership Communications Officer will support the team to deliver our communications strategy. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team as we improve the way we communicate with our audiences.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is open to all. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
At St Mungo’s, our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,800 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness and rebuild lives.
We have an exciting opportunity for a female project worker to join the team at a semi-independent female only housing project. The aim of the service is to provide a safe, stable and positive environment for 9 single women who need housing management and support along with having a history of enduring mental health issues.
All of our clients are referred from Kensington and Chelsea’s Social Inclusion Team and their length of stay at the project will depend upon the resettlement option available to them. The average length of stay is up to 2 years.
The focus of this role is to provide on-going support as appropriate to this client group with a clear emphasis on life-skills, confidence building, and liaising with mental health services to ensure adequate support. There will be a culture of active engagement and involvement leading to a greater level of independence.
You will primarily be lone working at the project but will sit within a small team whom are all situated locally with some cross over. Service hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with scope to be flexible outside of those dependant on the needs of the service.
To be successful in this role you should have a good understanding of the needs of homeless people and the particular needs of this project’s client group. You will be able to work in an empathic manner within professional boundaries. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills to enable you to effectively advocate on behalf of your clients and will also possess good literacy, numeracy and I.T skills.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
*For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint a female only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)
To view the job description, and guidance on completing your application form, please download the two documents at the top of the page.
Closing date: 10.00am, Wednesday 2 October
Interview and assessments on: to be confirmed
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
At Tearfund we are passionate about following Jesus where the need is greatest. We are looking for a Digital Project Manager to manage a project to re-platform core Tearfund websites.
You will work closely with people across the organisation to help Tearfund deliver it's digital vision, and to deliver key milestones in this specific project.
You will work with external partners and agencies to meet the website project objectives. You will help shape the scope of the project by setting parameters and agreeing resources and budgets. You will take responsibility for implementing the project from the point objectives are set, through process and delivery.
We are looking for a candidate who:
- Is experienced in digital project management and has a good knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Understands the digital development process, including the importance of user-centered design methods
- Is energetic, confident and resilient and prioritises collaboration and team working
Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.
The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our client is a national charity that supports those affected by imprisonment and their children and families.
Position: Catering Worker
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 18.75 hours per week including weekends
Salary: £8,775 (FTE £17,550)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, free advice & counselling service, eye care vouchers, cycle to work scheme plus more.
Closing date: 19 September 2019
Interviews commencing week beginning: 30 September 2019
About the role:
As Catering Worker at HMP Bristol you will be responsible for ensuring high quality refreshments are available to prisoners and their family and friends during visits. You will work as one of the Family team, which provides family based support to prisoners, as well as support to the families of prisoners through advice and guidance, and facilitating prison visits.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience and understanding of customer service and managing stock. You will also have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a busy role.
You will be able to provide warm, human support and to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy.
What they offer:
Our client offers a wide range of employee benefits including free confidential advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers, generous holiday entitlement plus more. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a font line catering worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel you meet the requirements of this post, please complete an application by clicking the `apply now` button.
This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory references from previous employers covering a 3 year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
You may have experience of the following: Catering Assistant, Waiter, Waitress, Hospitality, Bar Staff, Customer Service, Volunteer, Volunteering, Food Technician, Trainee Chef, Food Service Assistant, Café Assistant, Café Worker, etc.
Working hours: 35 hours a week.
Martin House is a well-established, leading regional charity, providing care and support to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, and to their families. We care for children and young people across West, North and East Yorkshire at our hospice, based in Boston Spa, and also through our work in the community.
We are entering an exciting period of growth, which has seen recent investment in the fundraising team. As part of that growth, we have a fantastic opportunity to join a high-performing fundraising team in this new role, where you will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing our major gifts strategy. Supporting the Trusts and Foundations fundraiser, you will also be responsible for the long-term support of all new and existing HNWI supporters.
We are looking for a focussed candidate who can maximise and grow our philanthropy income through exceptional research, cultivating and stewarding. The successful applicant will have experience securing major gifts and will enjoy an externally focussed role. You will be an effective communicator with the ability to build relationships at all levels with philanthropists, their staff and networks in order to directly influence their giving decisions.
If you have excellent donor stewardship skills and are looking to flourish in a high-profile environment, our team is supportive and passionate with substantial fundraising experience, giving you exciting development opportunities. This is a rare opportunity to contribute significantly to the lives of children, young people and their families.
Benefits include 40 days annual leave including statutory holidays, and recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme (alternative stakeholder pension also offered).
If you are interested in this position, please complete an Application Form, referring to the Job Description and Person Specification available on this page.
The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 14th October 2019 with interviews taking place on Monday 28th October 2019.
We try to keep our postage costs down so if you have not heard from us by 18th October 2019, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Registered Charity No. 517919
Company Registration No. 2016332, England
We have opportunities for up to three Non-executive directors (£5-6k pa) for the trading subsidiary company (t/o c£2m pa) of a national Christian charity operating in the hospitality sector.
We are planning to significantly expand our trading company’s activities in order to generate additional support for the parent charity. The non-exec directors would provide strategic advice to the company, and advise the Board of Trustees of the charity.
These appointments, initially for one term of three years, would be particularly appropriate for suitably qualified professionals who can demonstrate impressive progress at the start of their career, and are now looking to apply their expertise more widely as a precursor to seeking high-level executive responsibilities. We are especially interested in people with digital marketing, capital finance planning or new business development skills.
The level of commitment required is expected to be in the order of 8-12 hours per month, mainly by email but would include attendance at quarterly board meetings. Additional income on a contractor basis may be available to individuals who take on specific agreed assignments. Those appointed to these roles must be in sympathy with the charity’s Christian ethos and Trinitarian statement of faith.
For further details or to arrange an initial informal conversation with the Chair of Trustees please contact Joanne Wurpillot at Integra HR Ltd. If you would like to apply, please provide your CV with a covering letter to Joanne Wurpillot by 7th October 2019.
Please be aware that your application and the personal details you provide in it will be shared and processed by both First Conference Estate and Integra HR Ltd. (for a copy of Integra HR Ltd.’s privacy notice, please contact Joanne).
Offering high quality financial advice across the orgasisation. Analysis and interpretation of complex financial information.
My public sector and government client is one of the local authorities in Berkshire.
Key responsibilities of the Finance Specialist include delivering high quality financial advice, providing support to budget holders, forecasting, budgeting and management of risks and opportunities across the organisation.
The successful Finance Specialist will be a qualified accountant with previous experience in public sector accounting preferably in Children's Services or Adult and Social Care, a good communicator and presenter with the ability to build relationships across the organisation quickly.
For the successful Finance Specialist there is a daily rate of circa £300 - £350 per day.
Domestic Violence; MARAC; IDVA
Your new company
Hays are recruiting for an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in London. Our purpose is to provide specialist help to support people to cope and recover to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.
Your new role
- Effectively manage and develop a high quality, innovative and pro-active domestic abuse service for victims and their children, including those at highest risk
- To ensure that the services are delivered in accordance with the service level agreement and performance targets set by the services funder's, as well as in line with Safe Lives criteria for delivering domestic abuse services. The services will also be in line with client's policies, business process and plan
- To ensure that the service prioritises the safety, security and dignity of service users and their children
- To assist the Senior Operations Managers in completing funding applications and tenders for domestic abuse services
- To increase access to the service by maintaining and developing relationships and referral pathways with local statutory, voluntary and community organisations
- Responsible for managing, supporting and supervising the staff in delivering the services
- To ensure that all information kept about clients is accurate, appropriate, up-to-date and regularly reviewed
- Responsible for writing and returning monitoring reports to funders in accordance with the service level agreement
- To attend and participate in local MARAC meetings, ensuring that the needs, wishes and priorities of victims are heard and respected
- To ensure that the service meets its responsibilities as set-out in local partnership agreements and protocols, and is accountable to partners and stakeholders
- Responsible for the professional development of staff delivering the service
- To understand and implement Victim Support policy relating to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, and to follow local safeguarding procedures
- To maintain a restricted caseload
- To ensure that the service is represented at all local forums and partnerships as appropriate
- To work as part of a wider team and with other staff and projects within the orgainisation
What you'll need to succeed
* Proven ability in managing and developing innovative domestic abuse services in accordance with SafeLives minimum standards, agreed service levels stipulated by funder's and also in line with policies and procedures stated by the service provider on which you are acting on behalf (S)
* Proven ability in building and maintaining healthy and effective teams that consist of domestic abuse specialists (S)
* Proven ability in keeping accurate records and statistics in a form which is accessible and useful to funders and the local senior management team (S)
* Proven ability in developing and maintaining effective relationships with partners from a across sectors
* Proven ability to advocate effectively on behalf of clients
* Proven ability in managing and developing referral allocation and case management systems that prioritise the safety of clients (S)
* Proving ability in responding to a changing environment and in managing change
* Proven ability in maintaining client confidentiality in all aspects of the service
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce clear and concise written reports
* Proven ability in supporting, supervising and motivating employees and volunteers
* A Safe Lives qualification, formerly known as CAADA is preferable if you do not have the qualification the salary will be slightly less.
What you'll get in return
- Fixed term contract till December but if successful you will be moved into a permanent job.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.