Director of Programmes & Partnerships: Leadership role at an innovative NGO to tackle the causes of global deforestation.
Global Canopy is an innovative environmental organisation that targets the market forces driving two thirds of tropical deforestation worldwide. Our mission is to accelerate progress towards a deforestation-free global economy - through improved transparency, innovative finance and strategic communications. Since 2001, we have catalysed new thinking and action by leading governments, companies and investors worldwide.
We are recruiting a Programmes and Partnerships Director to help lead in the areas of Programme Strategy and planning, Development of new programme areas, and external relationships and fundraising – as well as playing a central role in the management of the organisation.
Full details are in our recruitment pack.
The Programmes and Partnerships Director is the lead accountable person for the strategic focus, sustainability and impact of Global Canopy’s Programmes.
Your role will be to effectively operationalise the Global Canopy’s strategy into programmes which are well resourced, well managed, and that deliver their expected outcomes. This will require an outward-facing orientation, maximising our ability as an organisation to enable, influence and increase accountability for the private and public sector organisations that we target.
You will have an exciting combination of responsibilities, building out the structures to ensure high quality delivery in line with agreed objectives, coaching and mentoring staff, and supporting the organisation’s ongoing development. You will add value to discussions around organisational structure, helping Global Canopy to improve collaboration between programmatic teams to effectively and efficiently deliver high quality work.
You will be someone who naturally builds positive relationships across the organisation, able to work collaboratively and create buy-in through influence and persuasion. You will be adaptable – flexing your approach to different situations and people. Some programmes need close support to develop, while established programmes need both space to deliver, and supportive challenge and help to learn and improve.
As a member of the management team, you will play a leading role in setting the culture of the organisation and living Global Canopy’s values. You will have shared responsibility for our organisational capability and ensuring that Global Canopy continues to evolve according to the strategy that you will help to set. You will attend quarterly board meeting – with accountability for programme implementation and impact.
Partnerships are at the heart of how Global Canopy works and key to maximising our impact. This includes both funding partnerships – taking a lead role on working with large institutional funders – as well as the key institutional partnerships that are central to delivering our programmes and achieving change.
>>>> Responsibilities :
1) Programme strategy and planning – 20%
- Programmatic strategy, planning and impact - responsible for ensuring each programme has effective programme design, planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Ensuring risks to delivery, impact and financial performance are understood and well managed, reporting back to SMT and Board as appropriate.
2) Development of new programme areas – 25%
- Development of new programme areas in line with Global Canopy’s strategic goals. Collaborative programme design from concept to implementation.
3) External Representation & fundraising – 25%
- Programmatic funding – building and maintaining strong relationships with donors, setting targets and overseeing the funding pipeline.
- External representation for Global Canopy as an institution, and for its major programmes.
- Creating and maintaining strong networks with relevant stakeholders, funders, and other organisations to help achieve our goals.
4) Management – 30%
- Resourcing, capability and structure of the programmes team including line management of relevant programme staff.
- Developing a culture of impact and learning and embedding this across the programmes team.
- Member of GC’s Management team, with shared responsibility for overall organisational success.
Essential Skills & Experience:
- Able to think strategically, and operationalise strategic plans
- Able to manage and oversee diverse programmes of activities, including creation of appropriate planning, reporting and monitoring processes.
- Experience of building relationships, and working in close partnerships with other organisations to leverage impact, increase delivery and raise funds.
- Experience of communications, outreach and advocacy, achieving impact by influencing and enabling other organisations.
- Able to build, develop and manage diverse & high performing teams. Management within a matrix organisation; able to inspire teams to collaborate on complex projects.
- Communication skills, across the organisation and with donors and stakeholders at the highest level.
- Knowledge of project management frameworks, and best practice in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Experience in developing, managing and leading programmes within an NGO setting
- Experience working on global projects and with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Experience in several of the following areas: forests and climate change, sustainability, international development, and achieving change in the private sector.
- Prepared to travel overseas.
Essential Behavioural Competencies:
- Coaching and mentoring approach.
- Builds positive relationships.
- Works collaboratively, creating buy-in through influence and persuasion.
- Able to challenge in a supportive way, helping others to learn
- Solutions/Action oriented; able to focus on results, not get distracted and to see work through to completion.
- Knowledge/Experience of working with the finance sector, especially on sustainability
>>>> How to apply
To apply for the position, please send an up-to date CV and covering letter
The covering letter should explain your motivation for the role, and how your skills and experience fit the person specification. (Please no more than 2 sides A4, mentioning where you first saw the role advertised).
The closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd October at 9am.
Interviews are provisionally planned for Thursday 10th October 2019 in Oxford.
If you have any questions about the position, then please contact Zuzka Majcova at Global Canopy. Contact details are availble in the recruitment pack, and on our website.
Applicant data will be managed in accordance with the policy which can be found on Global Canopy’s website
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MyBnk is a national charity, successfully empowering young people to take charge of their future, by bringing money to life.
Young people remain at the heart of everything we do. Their needs, ideas, curiosities and aspirations inform our work from programme development and delivery, to brand and policy.
Good financial capability breeds better financial outcomes, opportunities and wellbeing. Money worries and debts cause hardship and stress, potentially leading to family and health issues for the individual and a cost to society.
Founded in 2007, with a vision to help create a financially capable and enterprising generation, together with young people, we have created innovative, high-impact and high-energy financial education workshops, delivered by our expert trainers. We have continued to grow in scale and reach and build MyBnk into the thriving charity it is today.
With the impending departure of our Chair, who founded MyBnk and served as our former CEO, and led and worked with the team to successfully create a shared vision and achieve positive systemic change and outcomes, working with extraordinary partners and supporters, we are at a particular seminal and exciting stage in our development
MyBnk has ambitious plans to double income over the next three years, to £3 million per annum, and to reach so many more young people. With the role of Chair offering a unique opportunity for you to help drive this growth.
You will play a key role in shaping the long-term sustainable future of MyBnk, be able to horizon scan, broker new introductions and effectively mobilise new opportunities. You will act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the CEO, the trustees and the patrons. You will support the CEO and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of MyBnk to achieve our strategic objectives.
Closing date: Monday 30 September
Preliminary conversation with Harris Hill: week commencing 7 October
If you are potentially interested and would welcome an informal and confidential conversation please contact our advising consultant Philip Nelson, Director at Harris Hill.
No Limits are seeking an exceptional Chief Executive who shares our passion and drive to make a difference to children and young people in our area. We work to a model of good practice supported by Youth Access. Our core services offer information, advice, counselling and support to enable young people to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to help themselves achieve positive outcomes.
Keeping our core principles at the heart of what we do drives our structure and approach to our interventions. This is delivered through our core staff team and our wider group of volunteers.
No Limits has circa 120 staff and 100 volunteers. We also have a wide network of voluntary, statutory and private sector partners who work with us in various ways. This can include; fund raising, collaborative relationships which can also mean co-delivering services, working relationships with key stakeholders which include, but are not limited to, local authorities, health and education, commissioners and other voluntary sector organisations.
No Limits’ Trustees are seeking applications from candidates from any sector who can demonstrate motivation and understanding of youth work and its associated challenges.
Experience required includes the ability to lead, motivate and develop strong team culture along with the ability to nurture and maintain collaborative relationships. This is an exciting time for a new CEO to be joining No Limits and we are looking for an extraordinary leader who can bring strategic influence and who can truly inspire both inside and outside the organisation.
For more information about this role and for detaisl on how to apply, please download our information pack.
Applications to be received by 9am Wednesday 25th September 2019.
Initial interviews will be held on Tuesday 1st October 2019.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an exciting and critical time of growth and organisational development for Oxford Research Group. As we have recently developed our new 3-year strategy into action, we are looking to put it into action and scale-up our organisation to ensure we can deliver on our planned impact.
We are looking for an inspirational Chief Executive to build on our current successes, drive our strategy and accelerate progress towards our vision.
The role requires a focus to income generation to support the strategy and credibility to be a compelling spokesperson and advocate for the organisation to build its reputation.
You will be an experienced people leader with the strategic vision and drive to ensure a forward looking and ambitious agenda, bringing significant experience of leading a team and an ability to deliver organisational change.
You will be entrepreneurial, authentic, adaptable and action orientated. You will have excellent communication and ambassadorial skills as well as the ability to build strong relationships across a complex range of stakeholders. Most importantly, you will demonstrate a passion for the cause, personal integrity, a commitment to diversity and positive leadership.
We are influential in developing new approaches to sustaining peace and security. We use our research and peacebuilding projects to connect, educate and inspire others to work together to break the cycle of violence.
Our work is more important than ever with 33 countries currently experiencing armed conflict, 70.8 million people being forcibly displaced globally and almost half of all post-civil war countries relapsing into conflict within 5 years.
We work with those affected by conflict and engage with policymakers around the world because we believe that together we can make a change.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is the professional body for music therapy in the UK, providing both practitioners and non-practitioners with professional support, information and training opportunities. We provide a voice for the profession, as well as for some of the most vulnerable children and adults in our society. As a charity, we are committed to promoting and raising awareness of music therapy, developing understanding through providing information to the general public, and supporting the advancement of education, research and professional practice.
We now have a vacancy for a Chief Executive, which will be a new role for the Charity. We therefore need someone who will be motivated by this challenge; someone to help shape the future of music therapy in the UK, further raise BAMT’s profile and to enable us to develop, grow and thrive.
The successful candidate will be a strategic leader with outstanding communication skills, the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, plus the experience of building and leading a team. They will have significant previous experience of generating income and the interpersonal and networking skills to be an ambassador for BAMT.
If you are someone who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults and have the vision and drive to lead a small but growing charity, we would welcome your application.
For further information about this role and how to apply, please download the Recruitment Pack from our website.
This is a part-time role (3 days a week) and is based in a vibrant part of London. The salary is up to £55,000 pa (pro rata)
Please send your CV along with a supporting statement (of not more than 3 sides of A4) referring to the application pack - Knowledge and Experience section.
Deadline for applications is noon on Friday 27th September 2019 and interviews will take place on Thursday 10th October 2019
Birthrights, the human rights in childbirth charity, is looking for an interim Chief Executive to cover our current CEO's maternity leave. This is a brilliant opportunity to lead our small, impactful team, at an exciting time for Birthrights.
The role is part-time (three days a week) for a 9-month contract. There may be scope for a future senior role at Birthrights, subject to new funding. Please read the interim CEO appointment brief for full details of the role, benefits, job description, person specification and how to apply. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Monday 16th September 2019. Please provide your CV and a covering letter no longer than 3 pages outlining how you meet the person specification.
We are the UK's only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. We provide advice and legal information to women, train healthcare professionals to deliver rights-respecting care and campaign to change maternity policy and systems.
In the past year, we’ve supported more women and trained more healthcare professionals than ever before. We’ve launched new research on the experiences of women facing multiple disadvantage during pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. We’ve influenced maternity policy, guidance and practice nationally and locally.
We have funding in place for our five-strong staff team, to deliver our core activities and to deepen our focus on women most at risk of human rights violations during pregnancy and birth, including through increasing the reach and accessibility of our advice and online resources for women. We have ambitious plans to grow our training and measure our impact across all areas of our work. We want to secure new, diverse and long-term sources of funding to achieve our mission into the future.
About the role
We are looking for someone with a track record of growing an organisation’s influence, operations and impact; leading and managing cohesive and high-performing teams; and successful fundraising and financial management. You will be an inspiring and credible leader, with top-notch communications and stakeholder engagement skills, and a passion for Birthrights’ mission and values. You might be a senior leader in a small or large charity looking for a step up, an experienced interim CEO, or someone with transferable skills and experience from another sector. You will have an excellent team and proactive Board on hand to support you!
Birthrights highly values flexibility, with all our staff working part-time and from home. We come together once a month in London and the Chief Executive travels elsewhere in the UK to meet staff and stakeholders.
Birthrights values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination in line with our human rights mission. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage applications from women with lived experience of the issues we tackle, particularly those groups most at risk of human rights violations during pregnancy and childbirth – disabled women, women living with severe and complex disadvantage, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Hours: 35 hours per week.
Salary: £40,306 Scale PO6-Point 49
Contract: 2 year fixed term
Location: Rochdale and District Mind has a main base in Rochdale and outreach in Heywood and Middleton. The post holder will initially be based in Rochdale. They will be required to travel within and outside of the Borough as required.
Holidays: 25 days per annum plus statutory Bank Holidays.
Pension: Available with Now Pensions.
Following the retirement of the current Chief Executive Rochdale and District Mind is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer who will be responsible for the leadership, strategic growth and the development, management and overall financial position of the charity. The Chief Executive will have an Operations Manager and Business Manager in place to oversee the day to day running of the organisation and free them up to grow the organisation through the development of partnerships and the pursuit of additional funding streams. The Chief Executive will represent Rochdale and District Mind, promoting its vision and mission and working with Mind in Greater Manchester partners, key stakeholders, and local communities.
We are proud to have worked for over 3 decades for improvements in local mental health services, challenging stigma and increasing public awareness and celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2017.
Rochdale and District Mind has a proven track record of developing innovative responses to local need and delivering high quality services. We are now a key local provider of mental health and wellbeing services and Advocacy services in Bury. We have a skilled and dedicated staff and volunteer team, a passionate community fundraiser and a diverse Board of Trustees.
Applications are invited from those with significant experience and a proven record of working at a senior manager level and who have a sharp awareness of the challenges within the sector and a track record of organisational growth.
We are seeking a candidate with significant strategic, business and leadership skills who can grow the organisation and ensure that it is strategically well placed for the future.
If you have vision, inspiration, creativity and a proven track record in this field then we look forward to hearing from you.
CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Wednesday 25th September
INTERVIEW DATES:First interviews 7th October
Second interviews if required 14th October
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a strategic financial leader to join our team and play an instrumental role in helping us achieve our mission to improve the health of women and girls across the globe. You will ensure the financial sustainability of the College, bringing both robust day to day management of the College’s finances and contribute to the development of the business to support the delivery of our strategic ambitions in what is a very exciting time for the organisation.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s healthcare across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area and are in our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.
We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.
About the role
Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Executive team, you will provide financial leadership to the College, supporting our strategic direction. You will do this by contributing to the development of our long-term strategy, ensuring financial sustainability of the College and through your abilities as a leader; empowering teams to do deliver against our corporate goals and objectives.
You will lead on the development of teams within the directorate, ensuring high-quality financial services and strategy are delivered; advising the CEO, Board of Trustees, Officers and Executive Director team on financial and resources matters. You will foster a culture of financial responsibility, ensuring value for money and that robust systems of control are in place.
In addition to your financial management duties, you will take responsibility for business development; overseeing the delivery of growth in existing revenue streams and for the people and technology departments ensuring the College is appropriately resourced and continuously delivers excellent user experience. You will have excellent grasps of leading customer facing teams.
With substantial experience of leading at senior level in a finance function, and in managing a multi-disciplinary team, you will be ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA qualified or equivalent with excellent IT skills and in the management of a complex VAT environment.
Along with the knowledge you will be joining an organisation making a positive impact on the lives of women and girls across the globe, we offer a friendly working environment and an excellent benefits package including free staff lunches, a full list of benefits can be found on our careers site. You will be located in our brand new bespoke office in London Bridge.
How to apply:
To apply, please visit our website via the Apply button. You will need to submit a CV, Supporting Statement and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 30 September 2019
At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.
Friends of Windmill Gardens (FoWG) is looking for a business development manager to promote, lead and grow the new Brixton Windmill Centre opening this autumn. The successful candidate will have worked for at least two years in business and have strong marketing skills. A demonstrable understanding of the need to marry a commercial approach with FoWG’s community focus and strong project management experience is required. Experience in the charity or social enterprise sector preferred. This is a unique opportunity to work with a thriving volunteer-led local charity to develop their new education, visitor and community centre at the last working windmill in central London.
Using excellent interpersonal skills the succesful candidate will build close and productive working relationships with colleagues, volunteers, trustees, members, businesses and local community stakeholders in order to methodically implement the charity's business plan. Reporting regularly to our board and working closely with our chair the BDM will develop clear workplans and lead staff and volunteers to achieve them. The BDM will use a creative approach to generate income and will develop FoWG's financial management culture by budget monitoring and contributing to financial forecasting and reporting. A collaborative approach is needed to get the best out of paid employees and enhance the experience of volunteers, who are driven by a passion for heritage and community as much as business requirements.
This 21-hour-a-week part-time post is funded by a Power to Change Business Fund grant for two years.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Role Description for Trustee – Fundraising lead
Join us for an exciting opportunity to make a difference...
As a Trustee with a fundraising background, you will take the lead at board level on fundraising, whilst ensuring that the collective responsibility of the Board of Trustees for the fundraising governance is maintained.
The statutory duties of all trustees are:
- To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
- To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
- To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
- To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
- To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
- To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
- To appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor his/her performance
In addition to the above statutory duties, a Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:
- Promoting the interests of the charity at all opportunities
- Providing guidance on new initiatives
- Other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise
Main Responsibilities of Trustee – Fundraising Lead
In relation to the Board - provide insight and confidence to other Trustees on:
- The long-term vision and strategic direction for Shine’s fundraising plans
- Areas for investment in income generation and the return on investment
- A balanced view of diverse income streams and the different levels of risk and reward.
- Managing risks and ensuring compliance with the Code of Fundraising Practice, and with the laws and standards laid down by other bodies such as the ICO and the Fundraising Regulator.
- Progress against the annual fundraising plans in relation to the Director of Fundraising and Marketing
- Consult with Director of Fundraising and Marketing on matters of fundraising strategy and short and long-term direction
- Receive progress reports of performance from the Director of Fundraising and Marketing.
Essential for the Fundraising Lead
- A substantial background as a senior charity fundraiser with proven track record of success at an operational and strategic level.
- An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission, relevant legislations and statutory requirements
- An understanding of the challenges facing small and medium UK charities in maximising income streams and donor cultivation.
- Experience of diverse fundraising practices – individual giving, corporate and philanthropic giving, and trusts and foundations would be valuable.
- Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills.
- Knowledge of digital or social media.
- A thorough understanding of the Code of Fundraising Practice.
- An interest in the work of Shine
Essential for all Trustees
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and adhering to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
- Commitment to the charity’s objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
- Strategic and forward-looking vision in relation to the charity’s objects and aims.
- Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
- Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.
Desirable for all Trustees
- To have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus or direct knowledge of the conditions through personal or professional connections (and/or disability in general) and an understanding of the impact of the conditions on people’s lives
- Prior experience of committee/trustee work.
- Knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the charity.
- A wider involvement with the voluntary sector.
- Experience of chairing meetings, committee work
- Leadership skills exercised through a period change.
- Up to 6 days a year, which include:
- 4 days for Committee meetings. These dates will be planned well in advance. Board meetings usually take place in Shine’s Head Office in Peterborough.
- Phone calls or meetings with the Director of Fundraising and Marketing. Location can be flexible.
For a discussion about the volunteer trustee role:
Please contact Kate Steele, CEO at Shine
Please submit a CV and covering letter to Steve Ellen, Director of Finance
Closing date: 11 October 2019
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Since we were established in 1983, we’ve helped tens of thousands of LGBT+ people to find safe and secure homes. Every day, we continue to do this by delivering a free, confidential housing advice helpline to all ages, providing supported housing to over 40 young people, and holding drop-in housing advice surgeries.
LGBT+ people today continue to face insecure and unsafe housing and we are experiencing a rise in demand. We continue to pioneer new solutions to support more people who are in need. We provide training to hundreds of organisations and housing providers nationwide, using the knowledge we’ve gathered from over 35 years of delivering services to the LGBT+ community. Over the last year, we provided direct service provision for 919 diverse LGBT+ people across our services. As 36% of our service users describe themselves as having a mental health related disability we are continuing to increase our services and projects in this area, and we continually seek to find new ways to support our community.
With this in mind, we are looking to appoint a progressive Chief Executive who will lead Stonewall Housing’s next exciting chapter. You will possess exceptional strategic, entrepreneurial and interpersonal skills, and the ability to drive new income streams and spearhead new ways of working. Our next Chief Executive will be inspiring, commercial and enterprising and will lead our motivated team through a period of change and development. You will be an empowering leader who can get the most from our dedicated, capable and enthusiastic team. Financially astute you will have a collaborative approach to developing and sustaining partnerships and corporate relationships. This will ensure our organisation thrives into the future and is able to support more LGBT+ people to find safe and secure places to live.
This is an exceptional opportunity to act as a catalyst to deliver change and transformation in a well-established and respected organisation which delivers real impact for LGBT+ people.
For more information about this role and to apply, please visit the job page on Peridot's website via the application method on this site.
If you would like a conversation about the role please contact our advising consultants:
The closing date is 9am, Monday 30th September 2019