Flexible working options will be considered
The Centre for Ageing Better has a unique opportunity for an experienced Communications professional to join our team as a Communications Officer (Campaigns). If you are a hands-on individual with experience of planning and delivering advocacy campaigns and helping to influence change in public policy, we want to hear from you.
We are the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent charitable foundation. We believe that more people living longer represents a huge opportunity for society and we want everyone to enjoy a good later life. But changes are needed so more people are in good health, are financially secure, are socially connected, and have a purpose in later life.
As Communications Officer (Campaigns) you will develop and deliver ambitious integrated campaigns that influence policy and practice around Ageing Better’s key issues across our wide range of communications platforms including digital, events and engagement with the media and policymakers. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of the UK public policy process, including the political and parliamentary system and how to influence it to bring about change.
Working as part of a busy communications team, you will also provide planning and project management support for our overall communications work through a range of communications channels. With hands-on experience of delivering across a range of communications disciplines, you will have fast writing skills and the ability to absorb long and complex policy issues and turn them into compelling and clear content. An interest in Ageing Better’s agenda is essential.
To apply please send a CV and covering letter addressing how you meet the criteria for the role. The closing date for this role is 30 September at 17.00 with interviews to be held on 11 October 2019.
Please complete the attached Equality and Diversity form and return alongside your application.
London E1 (Aldgate)
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum | 35 hours per a week
6 month fixed term contract
What we do at Asthma UK really matters. The better, deeper and longer relationship we have with people with asthma and their long-term condition, the more lives we save. It’s that simple. Through this role, you’ll have a unique opportunity to make a real difference on a massive scale for the one in five households affected by asthma.
We’re looking for someone who:
- Is pro-active, personable, professional and organized
- Likes a role where every day is different
- Enjoys working across teams to achieve outcomes
If that sounds like you and you want to bring your insight, knowledge and passion into an environment where it will make a real difference, namely stopping asthma attacks and curing asthma, this is the role for you.
What the role involves:
- Supporting the COO with diary management, and taking a lead role in co-ordinating reports and data within the directorate, ensuring we meet our deadlines.
- Playing a lead role in managing first line support queries on our office environment and day-to-day health and safety compliance.
- Support with ad hoc admin support to the People and OD team.
You will need to …
- Have experience working in a busy admin role.
- Be able to organize your time effectively and work well with conflicting pressures in order to meet deadlines.
- Have excellent Microsoft office skills.
This is a great place to work
At approximately 80 people, we’re a tight team working together successfully to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma. With substantial benefits, including 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays). Our recent staff survey shows that alongside having a high-performance culture, Asthma UK is probably the friendliest place most people have worked, with great opportunities for development.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Asthma UK website or click on the Apply button now!
Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday 23 September 2019
First interviews: Monday 30th September 2019
Second interviews: Monday 7th October 2019
Please ensure you are available for interview on these dates.
- Head of Humanitarian Programmes
- 3 Years Fixed Term Contract
- Full Time
- Competitive Salary
- Location: London
- Closing Date: 01st October 19
Who we are:
Muslim Aid is a British, faith-based international development organisation that provides support to communities around the world affected by disasters, conflict or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background.
What you’ll be doing:
This crucial role will lead Muslim Aid’s global emergency surge management through the continual development and management of humanitarian capacity and surge resources ensuring high quality programme delivery to communities affected by disasters. This includes responding to slow and rapid onset emergencies and supporting communities to become resilient to future shocks. In all its work, Muslim Aid ensures focus is on the affected population.
The post holder will contribute to the development of the global humanitarian programme strategy whilst providing operational management assistance, funding and programmatic support to the humanitarian team, country offices and working in close coordination with the Regional teams and the International Programmes Directorate. The post also acts as a focal point for World Humanitarian Summit, CHS, and related advocacy issues.
Who we are looking for:
To be successful in this role you will have:
- The right to live and work in the UK with no relevant restrictions (we can not offer sponsorship at this stage)
- Significant experience in Disaster Management at national and international level with an International NGO.
- Knowledge of disaster management and a good understanding of relevant humanitarian and policy issues.
- Knowledge and understanding of International Humanitarian System and the WHS.
- Demonstrated understanding in most of the following sectors: Disaster and response management; Community managed disaster preparedness activities; Government (s) led Disaster Management System.
- Knowledge of the dynamics of national partner organisations and role of the Government, INGOs and UN agencies in humanitarian settings.
- Good knowledge of best practices in surge capacity.
- Relevant qualifications in a related field.
Why you should apply:
You will be joining a supportive, highly-skilled, passionate organisation as a specialist in your field. If you are interested in providing high quality programme delivery and developing the Muslim Aid humanitarian capacity and surge resources this role could be a fascinating opportunity to develop your career.
How to apply:
To apply please submit your cover letter (no more than 1 page) and CV to us.
Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check (Basic, Standard or Enhanced depending on the role). In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a unique and dynamic membership organisation which comprises 14 of the UK’s leading humanitarian agencies: ActionAid, Action Against Hunger, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide (UK), Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam, Plan International UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.
Since it was founded in 1963, the DEC has run over 70 fundraising appeals and raised more than £1.4bn to help save lives and protect livelihoods in disaster-affected communities around the world.
The DEC launches appeals when there is a humanitarian emergency of such magnitude to warrant a national UK response. DEC fundraising appeals benefit from unique corporate partnerships through our Rapid Response Network and the combined expertise of our member agencies, resulting in wide reaching appeals across high profile TV, radio and an increasing number of digital channels.
The majority of DEC funds are raised over an intensive two-week period following a disaster. Appeal funds are specifically for overseas humanitarian work and are normally spent over a two or three-year response period. An important part of the DEC’s remit is in learning, accountability and sharing information.
The DEC Secretariat is funded by contributions from its member agencies and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the DEC. There are currently 23 staff members and a small number of dedicated volunteers, working together to promote the values of dynamism, openness, collaboration, empowerment and innovation.
The purpose of this role is to support the efficient functioning of the Programmes and Accountability Team through administrative and logistical support; and to boost team capacity by providing backstop support to the team.
Team admin, logistics and coordination
- Support team members with administration e.g. reconciling invoices/expenses, organising travel logistics, arrangement of team meetings, external meetings and facilitating smooth running of other processes when necessary.
- Understand and manage the use of appropriate technology and tools to support strong team operations, including IT tools and practices.
Knowledge information management and data analysis
- Play a key role in supporting team monitoring, reporting and learning activities through managing systems that facilitate data collection, querying and analysing data and writing short summaries when required.
- Day-to-day management of DEC Knowledge Information Management system, including maintenance of the member plans and reports submissions tracker.
- Liaise with external stakeholders including DEC Member Agencies and consultants to gather and share information.
- Provide team-wide support pre- and during appeals when and where required.
- Perform other duties that are relevant and appropriate to the role when required.
Working hours and travel
The post-holder may on occasions be required to work additional hours in response to an emergency, events held outside office hours or to extra workload. Where possible, notice of this will be given and TOIL (time off in lieu) is available. Occasional UK travel may be required.
The Programmes and Accountability Assistant will be selected against the following criteria:
Education / qualifications
- Educated to degree level qualification or equivalent
- Experience of working with an international NGO
Applied skills, knowledge and expertise
- An understanding of humanitarian issues and principles
- Experience of providing administrative and operational support in a similar role, including proven ability to develop, maintain and improve administrative and operations systems and procedures.
- Experience of working in a high pressured and changeable working environment and working to tight deadlines with multiple and complex priorities.
- Good organisational and time-management skills and the ability to prioritise competing priorities and meet deadlines, without upward referral.
- Working with qualitative and quantitative data and experience in creating and using spreadsheets for managing information, including use of web / intranet-based systems, databases etc.
- Sound knowledge of Office programmes including MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion where appropriate.
- Clear and confident verbal communication.
- Ability to work self-directed, using own initiative to identify and resolve routine problems
- Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation frameworks
- Budget monitoring or financial monitoring
Delivering Quality Results (A)
- Puts in effort required to ensure the delivery of own work and objectives to meet (and exceed) expectations.
- Strong self-management of time and effort.
- Checks own work to ensure quality.
- Completes tasks / routine work in a timely manner
- Takes account of team members and others workload when planning.
- Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs.
- Has a good understanding of the sector in which the DEC operates.
Analytical and Innovative Thinking (A)
- Interprets basic written information.
- Pays attention to detail by identifying and correcting errors.
- Recognises problems within their remit.
- Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data.
- Maintains constructive, open and consistent communication with others.
- Resolves minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively.
- Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels as well as external stakeholders (suppliers, partners and member agencies)
- Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences.
Team Working and Collaboration (A)
- Knows their stakeholders and their requirements well.
- Respects and listens to different views/opinions.
- Is proactive in providing and seeking support from others.
- Gives and receives constructive criticism
Leading and Motivating (A)
- Actively manages own development and performance positively.
- Builds capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction ‘buddy’ when asked.
- Open to learning new things.
- Responds positively to feedback from others.
- Learns lessons from successes and failures
- Recognises limitations and take steps to manage any resulting pressure or stress.
- Remains focused on objectives and goal in a rapidly changing environment.
- Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions.
- Shows a flexible approach to taking on mutually agreed additional work / responsibilities when needed to achieve results.
Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed with the line manager as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility. This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviours the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder. You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures of the DEC which may be updated from time to time.
Along with your CV, please submit a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining the ways in which your skills and experience match the job description and person specification for this role by giving answers to the following questions:
- Delivering Quality Results
Please give an example of when you had to manage multiple and competing priorities. How did you manage to ensure timeliness and quality in your work?
- Planning / team working & collaboration
Please describe a time when you have been required to take account of other team members’ workloads and priorities when planning your work. How did you balance everyone’s priorities whilst ensuring that team deliverables were met?
Please tell us of a time when you had to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including external stakeholders.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 24 September.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job Title: Senior Impact Officer
Responsible To: Development Manager
Line Management: VRF Officer and VRF Coordinators
Contract type: Permanent
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Salary: £34K - £37K
Main purpose of job: To manage the day to day running of our funding programmes (VRF and the Ideas Fund), and develop them to ensure that they respond to need as highlighted by frontline workers and people experiencing homelessness.
Main duties and responsibilities
Day to day running of the VRF
One of the main focuses for the role will be managing the day to day activity of the VRF. This will involve:
- Providing line management for the two VRF Coordinators and the VRF Officer, ensuring that all necessary tasks are allocated and that capacity for carrying out assessments is maintained to allow VRF to maintain its opening hours.
- Contributing to the strategic direction of our funding programme on the basis of strong evidence and insight into our beneficiaries
- Improving the collection of data, measurement, monitoring and evaluation of our funding so that we know about the outcomes we are achieving
- Managing the VRF budget
Day to day running of the Ideas Fund
We currently run an Ideas Fund open to frontline workers through the Frontline Network. We are keen to develop this fund and ensure that learning from the ideas which are funded are shared with the wider Network and sector. The main tasks would include:
- Liaising with and supporting frontline workers with their submission to the Ideas Fund, from the point of pre-submission through to sign off. Providing guidance on how to strengthen an idea before submission through to administering all the necessary paperwork once an idea has been agreed for funding.
- Ensuring that a framework for monitoring and evaluation is implemented and adhered to for funded ideas.
- Working with the Policy and Comms Officer to ensure that key outcomes from ideas which are funded, are communicated to the wider Network.
- Identifying external stakeholders who may be able to support or share learning on a particular issue with applicants to the Ideas Fund, to strengthen the design of the idea and its potential impact. Facilitating joined up working on key themes emerging through the Ideas Fund.
Development of funding opportunities through the Frontline Network
Part of the ethos of the Frontline Network is to ensure that we are guided by frontline workers and the needs that they identify. To ensure that we stay true to this, this role will look to:
- Develop ways for frontline workers to feed into the design of the VRF and the Ideas Fund, specifically, to provide guidance on grant categories
- Develop ways to collect feedback from grant recipients and ensure that this feedback is also used to guide how and what we fund
- Develop the criteria and implementation plan for new funding offers, including: personal budgets, home starter packs, and an improved deposit offer
- Monitor and evaluate the impact of the Charity’s funding streams
- Set up and develop a VRF Advisory Group of frontline workers
- To work with the Development Manager, Frontline Network and VRF teams to identify new opportunities for funding and coordinate initial proposals with the Fundraising Coordinator.
- To embed learning from monitoring and evaluation and support the team to understand and apply such learning in reviewing what we do and how we work
The Women’s Equality Party is seeking an experienced and ambitious, senior fundraiser to drive income from individuals and through events. We are at a pivotal point in our growth and need to develop our fundraising strategy to ensure we are maximising on all income generating opportunities. The post is for 4 days a week.
You will have exceptional face to face skills alongside the ability to develop and operationalise our Fundraising Strategy. You will build and strengthen key relationships with existing and potential High Net Worth Individual donors and work to increase income from our regular supporters and members. Through leading our crowdfunding campaigns and stewarding and expanding our vital network of supporters you will help WE continue to grow and deliver our ambitious campaign and election strategies. To achieve all this, you will be keen to develop our systems and processes to support the Fundraising Strategy,
This role presents an exciting and unique opportunity for the post-holder to make it their own. The Party’s central office is a small, dynamic team and as well as three direct reports, you will work closely with our communications and campaigns staff. This will suit someone passionate about equality, self-driven and with an impressive track record of raising funds.
WE are looking for:
- Experience and demonstrable track record in growing income from one or more income streams including experience in mid-level and / or major donor fundraising
- Experience of developing and managing relationships with prospective and existing donors and of developing and stewarding donor journeys
- The ability to maximise on income through bringing together membership and fundraising strategies
- Ability to work within a target driven environment, to work effectively as part of a team and on your own initiative
- Experience of developing and implementing at least one of the following:
- fundraising strategy,
- appeal strategy and / or
- events strategy
- Excellent interpersonal relationship building skills demonstrated through the ability to deliver exceptional donor care and the ability to command respect at all levels, network and communicate the vision of the Women’s Equality Party to a wide variety of stakeholders
- Effective communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to write compelling proposals, pitches and / or appeals for support and donor reports
- Ability to be an inspiring, motivating and effective team leader and play a key leadership role as a member of the Senior Management Team
- Experience of line management and ability to develop a small team, which will include managing those with direct line reports
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, the aims and values of the Women’s Equality Party
- Knowledge of the principles of major donor and individual giving fundraising
- Understanding of the rules and restrictions for political fundraising
- Able and willing to work occasional unsocial hours and outside of normal office hours as required
To apply for this role, please submit to us:
- an up-to-date CV, with examples of fundraising targets you have achieved
- a supporting statement addressing the requirements of the person specification (maximum two sides),
- an equal opportunities monitoring form (optional)
Please submit applications no later than 23.59pm on Monday 30th September. Interviews will be held the week commencing 7th October 2019
The Women’s Equality Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. In relation to this post we particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates as these communities are under-represented within WEP at this level.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for someone that is eager to develop a career in HR. You will be passionate about the positive impact a well-run HR function can have on an organisation, and be willing to take on new challenges as they arise.
The ideal candidate will thrive under pressure, enjoy problem solving and demonstrate excellent judgement in complex situations. This role is varied and will require someone who is proactive and confident developing and learning on the job. A great candidate will maintain a positive, can-do attitude even when the going gets tough and displays outstanding self-awareness.
We are a friendly team with a great sense of humour that enjoys the work that we do. There is lots of potential for development for talented individuals within CFG, and we can provide an excellent platform for career progression within the sector. We also offer a superb range of benefits including a generous pension contribution, flexible working and season ticket loans.
How to apply
Please head over to our website to download the full job description and person specification and for more information on how to submit your CV and cover letter.
Deadline for applications
We will be reviewing candidates as and when we receive CVs and will appoint as soon as we meet the right person. Therefore, to avoid disappointment please apply early. This position is available immediately.
For information on the data we process during recruitment, please see our GDPR compliant Privacy Notice on our website.
Strictly no agencies please.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Whizz-Kidz Headquarters, Victoria, London
Whizz-Kidz are looking for a bright, technically minded and supporter-focused individual with an excellent eye for detail for our new role of Senior Database Executive.
The post holder must have a working knowledge of either Raisers Edge or a similar CRM system and an advanced level of computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Excel. The senior database executive will be responsible for leading on all elements of gift importing and supporter administration, ensuring that income is processed in an accurate and timely manner. It is essential for the candidate to have strong familiarity with gift importing, meanwhile a good understanding of the technical aspects of building data imports, such as field mapping, is desirable.
We are looking for someone who has a positive and enthusiastic attitude, with an ability to communicate technical information in a way that anyone can understand and action. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for managing relationships with the finance team and across the fundraising department. It is desirable for the candidate to have experience working in a customer services environment and enjoys working as part of a team.
The post holder will be part of a small Data, Supporter Services and Individual Giving team, managed by the CRM and Individual Fundraising Manager, although will also be part of the wider Public Fundraising team, and will be asked to support the Events and Community team with attendance at fundraising events.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
Closing Date: Monday 23rd September 2019
First Interview Date: From Wednesday 25th September 2019
Second Interview Date: TBC; dependent on volume of applications.
Whizz-Kidz is committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment Whizz-Kidz is the working name of The Movement for Non-Mobile Children (Whizz-Kidz). Registered charity No. 802872. Company registered in England and Wales No. 2444520. Charity registered in Scotland No. SC042607.
Salary: Salary: £28,100
Duration: Full Time 35 hrs per week. Occasional unsociable hours\Permanent contract
Do you have passion for your work, a commitment to excellence and a desire to support some of the most vulnerable and excluded people in our communities? Could you support us to make positive lasting changes in people’s lives?
Providence Row works with more than 1800 homeless and vulnerably housed people a year in East London, offering an integrated service of crisis support, advice, recovery and learning and training programmes. Our aim is to ensure that people who are so often excluded from mainstream services gain the support and opportunities they need to create a safe, healthy and sustainable life away from the streets. Central to our work are our core values of Compassion, Respect, Inclusiveness, Empowerment and Justice. These inform the content, style and delivery of all our services.
RESET Outreach and Referral Service
Providence Row has been successful in winning the new Reset Outreach & Referral Service contract. Having successfully delivered the contract for 3 years Providence Row is now building on its success with engagement and minimising harms through outreach work in the vibrant yet complex Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The Service is based at the central hub delivered by Providence Row and is commissioned by Tower Hamlets Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT). The service works seamlessly with Reset Treatment and Reset Recovery Support Services providing residents of Tower Hamlets with the drug and alcohol support they need.
The Outreach team includes a needle exchange provision and onsite support at the hub. The team works alongside other Outreach provisions within the Borough and partnership work is key.
The service is delivered through a “strengths based” approach. This means that all staff involved in the delivery of the service must work with, rather than for clients to address their situation. This approach taken by Providence Row recognises that clients are people with problems, not problem people. The service will engage clients in the development, delivery and evaluation of the work, working with a team of peer mentors with lived experience of substance misuse.
The ideal candidate
You will be passionate and have experience providing a quality Outreach Service. You will have experience working with people actively using drugs and alcohol and be understanding of their circumstance. You will have the drive to work with some of the most vulnerable and excluded women and men across communities in Tower Hamlets.
You will be an excellent communicator, have the ability to lead a small team, able to coordinate partnership working and create positive working relationships with a wide range of people. You are creative, innovative and well organised.
You will have experience managing a small team and an understanding of outreach work.
For an application pack, please visit our website.
The deadline for applications is midnight 29th September 2019.
Providence Row is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from women and men from all communities.
Providence Row is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales; company number 07452798 registered charity number 1140192.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Communications and Health Information Coordinator
12-month fixed-term contract
Salary: c.£22,000 - £24,000 per annum
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 23rd September 2019
Interviews: 3rd October 2019
An exciting opportunity for a Communications and Health Information Coordinator has arisen at World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).
WCRF champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can empower people to make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.
We are seeking a Communications and Health Information Coordinator who will be responsible for running WCRF’s social media channels as well as supporting the development of WCRF’s Communications and Health Information teams. This is a very varied role that offers a great opportunity to work across two teams and develop a range of different skills.
We are looking for someone with experience of running social media channels for an organisation, as well as having strong communication skills both written and verbal.
You will have experience of using databases and have excellent knowledge of IT packages such as Microsoft Office, including Excel. The successful candidate will also have experience of being responsible for a range of administrative duties.
If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.
Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF UK and equip you for the role.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Every child needs support to achieve their potential but some children require extra help along the way. Early Intervention is about getting additional, timely and effective support to children and families who need it – enabling them to flourish and preventing costly, long-term and damaging outcomes.
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is the government What Works Centre for early intervention, providing evidence to government departments, local authorities, charities and other agencies about what works, what doesn’t work and what is promising practice in relation to early intervention. This evidence is then disseminated to both sectors and workforces with the aim of changing policy and practice on the ground.
Our work is delivered through an ongoing portfolio of projects. These projects are funded through grants and contracts with a range of organisations, including central government departments, local authorities, non-departmental bodies, research organisations and the voluntary sector.
We are a small charity with around 35 members of staff. To find out more about EIF visit our website.
This role is a great opportunity for an experienced HR Manager or HR Business Partner to take the lead for the People Function in our small organisation as a standalone generalist. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Resources, and managing a full time Office Assistant, this role will involve operational management of Human Resources and strategic development of the People offering; Learning and Development, Reward, Recruitment, People Policy and Process, Organisational culture / development and the charity’s office environment. The post holder will ensure full compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and uphold best practice for a trusted charity brand.
Manage a comprehensive HR service ensuring managers and employees are equipped with best practice to enable a high-performance culture and support the delivery of EIF’s strategic objectives. To manage contracts (e.g. out-sourced IT support) and to be the key point of contract for premises issues and health and safety.
• First contact for day-to-day queries and advice (for employees and managers) and any resolution.
• Create and keep under review the charity’s framework of HR policies, process / administration and manage the Office Assistant in delivery of relevant delegated tasks.
• Manage employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence, right to work in the UK reviews, retirement and redundancy. Write letters / contracts as required.
• Responsible for accurate recording and maintenance of people data and personnel files. Provide key people performance information by interpreting people data and analysing figures on staff turnover, sickness absence, cost per hire etc.
• Monitor absence and ensure that persistent short-term and long-term sickness is managed effectively.
• Work with the Head of Finance and Project Governance to supply monthly payroll exceptions/change data, ensuring alterations to staff rewards are managed through a change control process and properly documented.
• Implement a learning and development framework suitable for EIF including in-house training on our key policies for staff.
• Keep under review the mix of skills present / needed in EIF for the delivery of project work. Develop recruitment selection strategies, retain talent and plan for succession in key roles as appropriate.
• Lead on the sourcing, recruitment and onboarding of new staff and trustees (interviewing senior hires when necessary) and managing relationships with any recruitment agencies. Ensure diversity is front and center of our campaigns.
• Lead and oversee the induction of Staff with practical support from the Office Assistant
• Work with appropriate parties to improve and maintain the charity’s pay and grading and job evaluation system ensuring our offering is competitive and inspiring
• Oversee staff leaving the organisation. Conduct exit interviews and collate other feedback from staff for senior management
• Co-ordinate the appraisal and objective setting process, to ensure objective setting is in line with the strategy. Promote an understanding of the benefits of feedback.
• Lead/participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation. In particular to support the development of Values for the charity (led by the Chief Executive).
• Lead on internal communication / consultation with staff, including the annual staff survey. Communicate and act upon the survey results.
• Attend SMT meetings as required, providing information, data and guidance to support the organisations plans and strategies.
• Support change management processes as applicable.
• Lead on ad hoc HR related projects as required.
• Ensure Health and Safety laws are adhered to and that staff have a pleasant, safe office environment to work in.
• Take an overview of office layout, provision of desking and other facilities. Maintain a good working relationship with the landlord.
• Line manage and motivate the Office Assistant whose duties include; IT, Facilities Management and HR basic admin.
• Be co-responsible for EIF Fixed Costs Budget with Head of Finance and Project Governance
• Work flexibly as part of a team and to carry out other duties commensurate with the responsibilities of the post.
Person specification – personal attributes
• Proven ability to play a constructive partnering role as part of a team
• Ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others, winning hearts and minds and promoting a high-performance culture
• Possess and exercise the highest integrity
• Demonstrates personal dynamism, energy and enthusiasm
• The ability to communicate and influence persuasively and clearly
• Flexible and adaptable with an ability to identify key priorities
• Motivated to improve outcomes for children and families
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to present information to a range of senior stakeholders
Person specification – skills/experience
• CIPD L7 qualification/PG DIP HRM/MBA in Human Resource Management (or working towards) with evidence of continuous professional development and/or
• Proven substantial HR management experience
• Generalist knowledge and experience covering all HR disciplines
• Exceptional organisational and communication skills together with proven leadership capabilities
• Excellent knowledge and experience of employment legislation and its application
• Ability to problem solve and demonstrate operational and strategic skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Experience in supporting line managers through change
• Reward, L&D, Culture/Values design and implementation experience
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you available on the interim market for a new opportunity in London? Do you enjoy working for an organisation that enables you to work directly with senior leaders?
Robertson Bell Finance are currently supporting a prestigious organisation in London in the search for an interim Finance Business Partner to join the team on a 3 month contract basis.
Working closely with the Head of Finance, the role will play a key role within the finance department in ensuring insightful financial reports to support quality decision making. Key responsibilities include:
- Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on the organisations preservation projects.
- Providing effective procedures to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered.
- Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams.
- Carry out monthly and quarterly variance analysis for the organisation.
- Carry out analysis of the actuals to spot trends and identify opportunities for income growth and cost savings.
We are looking for an individual with strong business partnering experience in a fast paced environment. Ideally you will be fully qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), although we are welcoming applications from part qualified accountants with extensive experience in a similar role. You will have the ability to build strong relationships at all levels within the organisation and advice on project budgeting techniques.
This is an urgent interim role and applications will therefore be reviewed on an ongoing basis. This is an organisation who would stand out on any CV, so do not delay in applying.
Are you an experienced Financial Controller looking for your next challenge? Would you enjoy working for an established charity going through a period of change? If so, then please read on!
Robertson Bell Finance are working with a charity based in South West London, to recruit an Interim Financial Controller. The role is due to last for a period of 3-4 months to lead on a major financial controls project. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the main responsibilities are as follows:
- Create and implement a new finance manual, standardising practices across the organisation.
- Review current financial controls, introducing new ones and adapting existing rules to ensure much tighter financial governance.
- Transform how the organisation deal with their restricted and unrestricted funds to ensure compliant restricted fund management.
- Upskill the finance team and wider organisation on how the new financial policies and procedures will affect their roles.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a qualified accountant, preferably with 3-4 years post-qualification experience.
- Have previous experience of rolling out new policies and procedures relating to financial controls, policies and procedures.
- Enjoy working in a busy but fun environment where all parties are striving for excellence.
- Be available immediately or with a short notice period.
This is a genuinely excellent opportunity to work in an organisation doing fantastic work in their sector. Please do not delay in applying as it will likely close before the advertised date.
Cost Recovery Project Manager
1 year fixed term contract
At ActionAid International we help people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for women, for communities, for whole societies.
Funding from institutional donors is making up an increasing volume of ActionAid’s income, and with our new Strategy 2028 we have plans and potential to further scale this up. However, with increased access and scale of institutional income around our Federation of 45 country offices, we need to manage our cost recovery practices more effectively and ensure informed decision making is embedded across the federation to enable financial sustainability. This is a critical organisational-wide change project, and we invite you to join us as Cost Recovery Project Manager to provide strategic direction for these important changes as well as operational support.
With experience of project management and familiarity with INGO cost recovery practices plus experience of working with institutional donors such as EU, ECHO, DFID, USAID and UN, you will lead the roll out of a cross organizational cost recovery project. Managing (and refining where necessary) the development and implementation of the cost recovery policies and practices, the supporting training programme and ongoing development of expert trainers, you will ensure informed decision making is embedded across the ActionAid federation to enable financial sustainability from restricted funding sources.
A natural influencer and communicator, you will work with other key project teams to align and embed cost recovery practices and refine project monitoring and evaluation systems and tools. You will also lead on risk assessment, identifying risks and developing mitigation plans and provide strategic direction and operational co-ordination to this important function.
You are now looking for a position that will utilize your extensive project management talents to the full and where you can make a significant difference. We are a global team working alongside communities to create long-term positive change for poor and excluded people. We are making a real difference to the lives of over 15 million people in 45 countries. Join us and help us deliver our vision.
With a professional qualification in project management and ideally a degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Studies, Auditing, Economics or a related field you will have a good understanding of financial reporting, review and analysis. You will have a proven track record of implementing financial change management projects, including the ability to provide clear guidance on donor policies and procedures and of designing and delivering training and coaching to a wide audience. A team player, you must also be able to prioritise and work with minimal supervision and work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, often at a distance. Most importantly, you must have a passion for social justice, activism and advocacy and working within a culture of excellence that values experimentation and continuous improvement.
If you have the technical expertise and strong management skills to make a significant difference to our organisation we would be delighted to hear from you. To apply, please visit our website via the link and apply online. Please send your CV and motivation cover letter by Midnight, Sunday 29th September 2019. In the subject line please write ‘Cost Recovery Project Manager – Your Name ’.
You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.
Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.
· Flexible working, working from home
· Generous annual leave
· Extra 5-day annual holiday purchase
· Pension contributions
· Employer-paid life assurance
· Interest-free season ticket loans
· Tax-free Bike2Work scheme
· Reimbursement for eye tests and glasses
· Enhanced maternity leave
· Enhanced paternity leave
Reg. Charity No: 274467
Overview of the role
The Operations Team Administrator is a new and critical role in our Operations Team. You will be at the beating heart of our work across both Koreo’s portfolio and the Hub Islington. This key role is responsible for providing outstanding administration support across all areas of our delivery including:
Team Administration support
- You will help support the administration of our programme of work including but not limited to:
- Creating, editing and proofing reports and documents
- Maintaining the operations team diary and arranging team and organisational meetings
- Sending out pre-arranged communications and messages to external stakeholders
- Support the team with room booking and venue enquires for our programme
- Support the team with travel and accommodation bookings
- Prepare materials for training sessions
- Prepare and support team with pulling together information required for reports and bids
- Responsible for the physical and electronic storage of all documents, records and files
- Responsible for the effective coordination of financial administration across the team such as processing and raising of invoices, submitting participants expenses
- To support with the operational delivery of Koreo office and Hubs space bookings and events programme including room set up, delegate welcome and event cleardown
- Responsible for maintaining a high-quality office space including managing of the cleaning of the space through our contracted cleaners
- Managing our supplies, coordinating orders for and organising office supplies
- Organisation, time management and task efficiency – You are reliable and thrive on responsibility. You will be expected to manage competing priorities, delivering at pace to a high standard. Effective planning and strong organisation skills will be key to the success of this role
- Ability to take initiative and effectively solve problems – You are able to work independently and use initiative when needed. You are a natural problem solver, and you are able to quickly spot and manage key risk areas
- Attention to detail – You are an excellent proof-reader and you are able to work confidently with large quantities of complex data
- Customer service – You should understand who our customers are and show a commitment and desire to anticipate, meet and exceed their needs and expectations
- Build positive relationships – You are comfortable in a small, busy and ambitious team. You are be a good team player and able to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with colleagues and our community
- Written and verbal communication – You can communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. You should be confident in conversing with a variety of people and be able to adapt your style to different audiences and through different mediums
- Adaptable – You cope well with competing demands and changing environments. You maintain your effectiveness and productivity throughout. You will be flexible and able to work in different settings and with different people.
- Previous experience in space or office management
- Previous experience of providing administration support
- Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Competent at using Microsoft Office and Google suite
- Comfortable using a variety of online platforms and database systems
- Experience in managing policy compliance and risk
- Previous experience of using CRMs, ideally Nexudus or Salesforce
- Previous experience using financial management platforms
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.