Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Central Office
Hours: 35 Hours per week
Working pattern: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Interview dates: To be confirmed
Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum + excellent benefits
We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.
We are recruiting a Diversity and Inclusion Manager who will be a focal point for diversity and inclusion activity managing both the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and the Diversity Action Plan at organisation level and ensuring that Guide Dogs complies with its statutory and non-statutory commitments. The successful candidate will work on advising and influencing leaders across the organisation to help embed ED&I in Guide Dogs policies, practices and culture.
In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;
• Experience of working in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
• Ability to engage with a wide range of colleagues at all levels.
• Knowledge and understanding of equality legislation.
For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.
How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.
Working at Guide Dogs
Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.
We believe that well-being at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.
As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximiseachievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Position: Public Affairs and Campaigning Officer
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £25,300 to £27,682 (Depending on skills & experience)
Closing Date: 26 September 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 9th October 2019 in Belfast
About the Role:
This role will play a crucial part in ensuring the delivery of the Society’s objectives by raising the importance of dementia in the political arena, among civil servants and opinion formers working in the health and social care field. This will be achieved in three key ways:
- Providing specialist knowledge of the Northern Ireland Assembly to ensure Alzheimer’s Society maximises its influencing opportunities
- Delivering the Society’s Political and Influencing strategy, which seeks to strengthen commitment among Ministers across all political parties, and by advising on tactics for targeting them in the new Assembly
- By working with the Senior Public Affairs & Campaigning Officer and other members of the Campaigns & Partnerships team to devise integrated campaign strategies to ensure the effective communication to key opinion formers
You will have an excellent knowledge of the Northern Ireland political system, parliamentary structures and the range of mechanisms for accessing Ministers and Assembly members. Significant experience in a campaigns/ policy / parliamentary related role and in a role that seeks to influence and persuade opinion formers, in particular Ministers and Assembly members.
You will have experience in organising well focused events to achieve agreed public affairs objectives, ranging from parliamentary receptions to small-scale stakeholder seminars. Together with strong IT skills, excellent oral and written communication skills in order to communicate the work of the Society to different audiences.
You will have the ability to build positive relationships and engage with staff across the Society. Proven experience of working with members of a network and experience of supporting volunteers and grassroots campaigners together with excellent organisational skills.
You may have experience of the following: Public Affairs Officer, Senior Public Affairs Officer, Campaigns Officer, Policy Officer, Political Assistant, Government Policy, Local Government, Community Engagement, Public Relations Officer, Communications Advisor, Communications Officer, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.
Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD) is one of the leading charities in Hertfordshire for people with disabilities. Our aim is to support our clients maintain their independence. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Fundraiser to join the team based in Welwyn Garden City.
This person will help us generate financial support for our existing mobility services and some exciting new projects, with our aim being to triple our income over the next two years.
This newly created role will secure an agreed target of income from charitable Trusts, Foundations and grant-making bodies as well as identify corporate sponsorship opportunities. The fundraiser will also be responsible for building relationships with the community, to generate vital funds from local and national businesses, groups, associations and individuals.
The successful candidate is likely to have experience in bid writing or writing applications, and a track record of achieving fundraising targets. The role will also involve securing partnerships with businesses and community groups, so you will be used to networking, building long term relationships and maximising opportunities.
You will be the sole fundraiser within our Charity and will be supported by our Board of Trustees and senior management team. This is a new position and hopefully the successful candidate will be able to develop and grow the role.
- Research funding/sponsorship opportunities
- Compile, write and submit applications to grant-making Trusts and Foundations
- Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships
- Collaborate with other organisations and groups within the community to build partnerships and increase fundraising activities
- Report and respond to donor and funder enquiries
- Assist in planning and coordinating fundraising events
- Create marketing materials such as flyers, brochures and social media to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising campaigns
- Regularly meet or surpass agreed fundraising targets, focusing efforts on fundraising activities with highest return on investment
- Provide an excellent supporter journey focusing on donor retention
- Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications (complying with GDPR)
Job Skills & Qualifications
- Experience of writing applications/bids or corporate fundraising
- Empathy and can develop long term relationships with key parties to grow our fund-raising base
- The ability to meet financial targets
- Excellent organisational abilities and attention to detail
- At least one year of fundraising experience
- Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure
- A willingness to carry out a range of administrative tasks.
- Experience of securing four to five figure grants from Trusts and Foundations
- Degree in either, public relations, media, marketing, law, business journalism or related/applicable area.
- Free Parking
- Flexible Working Hours
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.