As we enter a major expansion phase to develop more services that Deaf people want and need, we are looking to appoint our first ever Policy Officer to help us do this. This successful candidate will educate national and local governments, education and health bodies about Deaf people’s needs for accessible services and influence policy to meet those needs. This is a part time role 25 - 30 hours per week. This is a home based position but we are ideally looking for a candidate based in London, Essex or the South East who is prepared to travel across the UK.
You must have experience of working within a government body or major charity in a policy or similar role and also of planning, collating, evaluating and presenting research. You will need highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, be an accomplished presenter and have the ability to engage authoritatively and persuasively. You will be flexible, a creative thinker and quick to identify and respond to opportunities.
We offer flexible working and generous pension contributions. Your work will make a positive difference to the lives of Deaf people across Britain.
- Proven ability to build, manage and develop key Stakeholder relationships
- Experience in performance monitoring and evaluation
- Experience of prioritising workload when working on and managing multiple tasks
- Highly motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions
- Energy, enthusiasm and flair to work hard and achieve ambitious targets
- Flexible and positive approach to change
- Ability to prepare briefings and other papers to a very high standard and present complex material in an engaging manner
This post is subject to two references. Both have to be satisfactory to RAD.
Closing date for applications: Friday 11th October 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 30th October 2019 (Interviews will be held in London and reasonable travel expenses can be reclaimed)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a Fundraising Lead to build and develop Dog A.I.D.’s income generation in accordance with the current organisational strategy. This support will include creating and managing sustainable unrestricted long-term funding from individuals, companies, community groups and other organisations, engaging with all supporters through a comprehensive programme of fundraising activities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Openstorytellers uses story and narrative to help people who have learning disabilities or autism to develop their communication skills and find their voice; to be heard, understood, valued and included, and to have choices in life. Our aim is to empower and enrich lives. We are seeking a Director with the skills and aptitude to lead this creative arts based organisation through the next exciting period in its development.
Recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, Openstorytellers is a maturing organisation that has proven its resilience and the sustainability of its unique offer. We enjoy the continuing support of a range of funders including arts foundations, local authorities, commercial and community groups, and recent successful funding awards have offered further assurance to our trustees of our continued success.
So that our flourishing activities can continue to grow and thrive we have made changes to our management and team structure, our governance arrangements, and our programme. These changes will also enable us to extend our offer through new initiatives.
The Director will ensure that our Board Members and workers share a clear understanding of and commitment to Openstorytellers’ values, mission and direction, and work effectively in pursuit of the agreed strategy.
The Director will work closely with the Chair of Trustees, advising on strategic direction and providing regular reports on performance, on compliance matters, and on any other material factors necessary for their effective governance of the organisation, which is a limited company and registered charity.
The Director will be an effective ambassador, promoting OpenStoryTellers positive reputation and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders and other local and national organisations whose support is important to our success.
The Director will work to agreed goals, maintaining a clear focus on increasing and sustaining income, increasing impact, building effective partnerships, promoting community engagement.
The Director will drive income generation through grant funding, commissioned services, social enterprise development and by fostering positive relations with potential donors.
Application deadline: Monday 7th October
Interview: Wednesday 23rd October
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for an outstanding, values driven and passionate Chief Executive to help realise our vision of a world where everybody with a spinal cord injury can reach their full potential.
In May 2020, we’ll embark on a new five-year strategy so we’re looking for an exceptional leader to play a role in its development and delivery. This is an exciting time to join a growing charity, with ambitious plans to evolve our services to reach more people affected by spinal cord injury.
About Back Up
Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, proactive telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education.
What does the role involve?
As Back Up’s CEO, you’ll provide clear and mission-driven strategic leadership to the charity, ensuring financial sustainability and growth. You’ll be responsible for the operational delivery of the strategic plan, as well as staff leadership, management and administration of the organisation. You’ll also act an ambassador for the charity and champion for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our staff team, volunteers and trustees are incredibly passionate about Back Up’s work and leading our organisation will be an exciting, challenging and very rewarding experience.
Who should apply?
The successful candidate will have proven experience of strategic leadership, empowering staff and volunteers, and growing programmes or services to deliver at scale. Critical to your success will be your outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to develop a high performing senior leadership team, ambitious and entrepreneurial approach and fit with our core values and culture. Although not essential, a lived experience of disability or spinal cord injury would be desirable.
What is the timetable for the recruitment process?
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019
1st stage interviews with Back Up: w/c 28 October 2019
2nd stage interviews: w/c 11 November 2019
Target to appoint: w/c 29 November 2019
This exciting role is a key fundraising position for SignHealth and will have responsibility for raising significant levels of income from grant making trusts, statutory, schools and community sources. The postholder will provide support for developing and diversifying our income as led by the Director of Communications & Fundraising.
POSITION IN ORGANISATION Reports to the Director of Communications & Fundraising.
DIMENSIONS & LIMITS OF AUTHORITY
1. Based at the main office in Balham, London, SW12
2. Prepared to travel to meet potential funders throughout the UK as required
3. Responsible for meeting agreed income targets
4. Responsible for managing volunteers and supporters within the fundraising function
5. Responsible for establishing and developing relationships with key stakeholders and fundraisers
SCOPE OF JOB
1. Represent and increase the profile of SignHealth and our work.
2. Develop initiatives with schools and the community to meet fundraising targets.
DUTIES & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Contribute to the development and implementation of SignHealth’s long term fundraising strategy to enable us to diversify our income and managing key accounts.
Trusts & Statutory
1. Work with the T & S Manager, managing allocated Trust and Statutory prospects including research, submitting applications, corporate proposals, reporting and related processes.
2. Respond to inquiries from trusts, corporates and members of the public.
3. Write reports for trusts and foundations on the use of existing grants.
1. Plan and launch a new schools’ fundraising appeal, working with agencies/design teams to develop an innovative substitute to our previous campaigns.
2. To actively account manage launched campaigns.
3. To develop the relationships with schools and be key point of contact for schools.
4. Manage the project and process associated.
Individuals and community
1. Help to deliver the FR strategy.
2. Arrange fundraising events and tours of the charity’s projects for potential donors.
3. Work with Director of FR with prospective donors, corporates and other stakeholders to support our work including our Ambassadors.
4. Review SignHealth’s Ambassadors work to date and make recommendations for future plans on how they will support our work and communications strategy.
5. Update donors and commissioners on how their money is being spent.
6. Research and write case studies on the impact of our work.
7. Maintain and update donor records on the CRM.
8. Support people who are planning and entering sponsored events including Marathons.
1. Contribute to the writing and publication of fundraising materials including web content.
2. Work with the Communications Team to contribute to the PR and Marketing of SignHealth in support of its fundraising activities including digital fundraising.
3. Write internal reports and analysing fundraising progress on a monthly basis.
4. Take part in strategy and planning meetings with other members of the fundraising team as well as across the organisation.
5. Help develop and launch digital fundraising and new fundraising products, campaigns and events and working with the communications team to market them.
6. Where necessary, liaise with external agencies to lead future fundraising campaigns.
7. Build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders including representatives of trusts and other funding bodies, volunteers, supporters, fundraisers and donors.
1. Contribute to the creation of and support any fundraising events by SignHealth
2. Represent SignHealth externally when required
3. Contribute to the annual and quarterly budgetary process and management accounting for SignHealth from an income perspective
4. Undertake any further duties as reasonably required by the Chief Executive or Director of Communications & Fundraising.
Experience and mandatory criteria:
· Educated to degree level or equivalent (e.g. minimum of 3 years relevant work experience)
· Experience of winning significant funding from trusts, statutory sources and foundations
· Experience of delivering fundraising strategies in line with organisational plans
· Experience of cultivating and managing a portfolio of funding bodies and individuals
· Experience of delivering against targets
· Experience of producing powerful and compelling fundraising proposals, reports, presentations and undertaking detailed prospect research
· IT literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and CRM systems
· Proven ability to manage a project through to completion
· Proven ability in building good working relationships with colleagues and confidence to build external relationship through networking
· Proven ability to work to deadlines and manage workload effectively
· Adaptable and flexible approach
· Methodological approach with exceptional attention to detail
· Digital fundraising and digital communications through social media and email
The successful candidate should also be willing to complete BSL training/ qualification up to Level 2
· BSL Level 1 (British Sign Language)
· Understanding of Deaf culture and community
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We are looking for self-motivated, confident and inspirational individual to join our community services team based in Essex
You will be working closely and engaging with social services teams and agencies to highlight the importance of Deafblind UK's work, whilst identifying new referrals and home-visiting people with combined sight and hearing loss.
This position is Home Based within Essex - with regular travel throughout the county
What to expect in the role…
No two days are the same in this role, you may be visiting our members in their homes identifying an effective service based on their needs; or running a local peer support group; or attending a forum / networking meeting to talk about the every day challenges people face with sight and hearing loss. You will have key objectives to meet various administrative duties including recording data, monthly reporting, planning and reviewing of projects and working towards agreed targets.
To find out more about the wonderful work we do to support individual why not watch our film - /deafblind-uk-films-recruitment/
To become a successful Outreach Officer you will need to be a confident communicator with a passion for networking with agencies and dealing with volunteers, ideally have proven experience of working with people who have a disability, sensory impairment or within the older people sector. You will ideally hold a social care qualification or equivalent through experience and be comfortable travelling around the set geographical area, therefore having a full driving licence and own transport to undertake independent travel is essential, but alternative arrangements could be considered for candidates who are disabled as travelling will be part of your weekly role.
You will share our organisation care values whilst being passionate, engaging, empathetic and above all motivated to change peoples life's for the better!
Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits package including, Competitive annual leave allowance, opportunity to take part in bespoke training & gain qualifications relevant to your role, DBS Enhanced Check fully paid for by DBUK, Inclusion in our pension scheme, Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses, discounts at major restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas and Other benefits from the Perkbox employee benefits scheme
Do you love networking and passionate about engaging with the local community and assisting those with disabilities?
Then we want to hear from you…
Simply complete the short application form, attach your CV and tell us why you’re ideal for this role and we’ll be back in touch
A detailed Job Description and Person Specifications can be found above or on our website advert, for any queries or a confidential chat please call the Recruitment Team
We look forward to hearing from you.
Key skills: community outreach, disabilities, 3rd sector, third sector, charity sector, not for profit, charities, disabilities, sight and hearing loss, deafblindness, deaf, blind, engagement, meetings, networking, business development, disability, care sector, care and support, advising, advisor, customer focus, membership
Who we are:
At Certitude we are proud of our history of supporting people with complex mental health needs and learning disabilities. We support more than 1500 people across London through a diverse range of support services and believe in providing the right level of support, to enable individuals to flourish, contribute and live a good life.
As a Gold Level Investor in People, we have high employee engagement and a strong commitment to people development from both our Board and Leadership Team. As a result, we are able to support people with mental health needs and learning disabilities to live the life they want to lead; happy, healthy, respected as equals and valued for their contribution within communities
We aim to be the best social care employer in London and are proud of our reputation as a London employer - employing more than a 1000 staff and volunteers with a turnover of £34m.
As a Business Development Partner you will be a key member of the Business Development team focussing on the successful implementation of Certitude's Growth and Development Strategy.
You will be an experienced tender writer within the public sector with the ability to work with colleagues across the organisation to develop innovative and impactful service offers.
- Effectively project manage, write and produce tender submissions
- Develop and deliver retention plans for existing contracts
- Undertake research and analysis to develop strategic intelligence of emerging priorities
Your application should demonstrate the following:
- Experience in Business Development and tendering
- Experience of Project Management
- Ability to design and develop innovative models of support
- Experience in communication with people at all levels including local government and other external agencies
- Business Development knowledge, particularly with public sector contracts, ideally in health and social care.
- Continuously improving
- Working together
- Inspired by people
- Consistent & dependable
- A competitive salary
- A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop
- An attractive package of 25 days annual leave, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling
- We will pay for your Enhanced DBS
- Eye care vouchers
- Travel season ticket loan
- Cycle to work Scheme
All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a need for full employment history from time of leaving compulsory education and up to date employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.
This is not a sales position.
Closing date - 27 September 2019