Are you an energetic and natural people person who is excited about developing strong relationships in communities? Do you think climate change and biodiversity loss are the most important issues we face? Join The Commitment as our first Community Engagement Lead and encourage people to speed up political action to ensure a thriving world.
About The Commitment
The Commitment is a new initiative which aims to speed up political action to address climate change and biodiversity loss. We believe that rapidly rising public concern about this issue has not been matched by political action and our intention is to encourage UK politicians to take bold and courageous action. The Commitment is not about behaviour change of individuals; there are plenty of great organisations doing this. This is about people harnessing their democratic power to instigate political change. We will focus on MPs in their constituencies and on local councillors, showing them that they have a mandate to take bold and radical action. Citizens will make a powerful and personal online statement of commitment to government-led change; they’ll commit to voting in elections for candidates who are most credible in delivering our targets for nature and the climate. Commitments will be gathered online by constituency and presented to local politicians to show the number and social breadth of citizens supporting radical action and committing to vote for it.
We are currently in the Research and Development phase, having conducted a robust survey to understand peoples’ appetite for having their lives changed through government-led action to address climate change and biodiversity loss. Next is the opportunity to test this out in a couple of different constituencies. We’re looking for a keen Community Engagement Lead who is excited about connecting with local people to support, inspire and mobilise them into action!
About the role
As our very first Community Engagement Lead you will embed yourself within one or two constituencies for our first trial. The trial will be within an hour’s travel of a major London train station and you will lead the process of deciding exactly where. Your role will be to understand what it takes to encourage a substantial number of people to make The Commitment, and how we might scale so that the idea takes off nationally. Learning what doesn’t work will be just as important as what works. We are a small team. Your job description will be continuously evolving, and you’ll thrive off the excitement of starting something with big ambition. Initially your main objectives will be to:
● Identify and meet with potential Commitment Champions from all sections of society. It could be the local imam; leader of the local Women's Institute; student leader; the community garden volunteer.
● Work in a human centred way to understand what people want and respond effectively
● Listen and support Champions to introduce The Commitment to their networks in the most resonant way. Support could include setting up and running training events, creating toolkits and resources, modifying key messages
● Forge successful partnerships with local branches of national organisations
● Write a toolkit for people to adapt for their own constituencies
● Collect Commitments online
● Gather feedback on how we can improve
● You are a natural people person who enjoys making connections with people from all walks of life. You’re a persuasive communicator who can rally people to a cause you’re passionate about but perhaps more importantly, you’re also a fantastic listener.
● You are already well connected in a potential constituency, or you know how to create a network quickly. Perhaps you have experience in community organising.
● You believe in what The Commitment is doing and you like to contribute your ideas in order to make us a stronger organisation.
● The fact that you’ll be working in largely uncharted territory will be exciting to you and you thrive on the fast paced and ever-changing nature of an early stage initiative
● Happy to work in a very flexible and changing environment; you’ll be the third full time member of the team, which also has three part time members. We also have over 20 freelancers and part time volunteers. We don’t currently have a permanent base; you’ll be fine working from a mixture of home or different spots around London
● A three month role initially, with strong likelihood of extension if everything goes well.
● Full time, with the flexibility to work (within reason) where and when you like
● £28-32k pro rata
● Please send a covering letter and CV by Sunday 29th September
● First round interviews will take place week commencing 30th September, second round interviews will take place 7th - 9th October.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Ben Kinsella Trust is one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK. We exist to campaign against knife crime and to educate young people about its dangers and help them make positive choices to stay safe.
We are embarking on a major five-year strategy to grow the charity’s reach and influence. The Operations Manager is a new role and will support the Chief Executive Officer, playing a vital role in shaping and implementing our strategic plan as well as delivering the wide range of operational functions to maintain our message to ensure our mission is fulfilled.
This is an exciting, hands-on role where you will direct and manage service and business operations across the business and have a remit to develop the Trust’s highly regarded exhibition and workshop programmes and assist in the expansion of our operations to new locations within the UK.
The post offers significant opportunities for innovation, development and growth both personal and organisational and will enable you to play a key part in our mission.
Your main responsibilities and activities will be;
Development and oversight of staff appraisal and supervision systems, in line with required competencies
Responsible for the effective delivery of all the Trust’s services and projects
Production and implementation of operational work plans and budgets
Further development of the Trust’s monitoring and evaluation processes
Monitoring performance against targets and deliverables for all contracts/services
Developing new income streams, which will include meeting funders, producing budgets, writing bids and identifying funding opportunities
Responsible for ensuring all funding monitoring reports are accurate and submitted in a timely manner to funders and donors
Develop and manage the Trust’s internal policies, procedures and quality standards
Create and manage a ‘beneficiary involvement’ programme to engage young people in the Trust’s operations and strategic planning
Assisting the CEO with media and PR duties, for example giving interviews or representing the Ben Kinsella Trust at external events
Production and presentation of reports and updates to CEO, to support internal strategic and risk review processes (including to Trustees)
Experience of managing grants, donors and other funding awards
Experience of developing monitoring, evaluation, and performance monitoring systems which improve business services
Evidence of successful collaborative working within the third and/ or public sector within similar role
Skills and knowledge
Well organised with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Knowledge of knife crime, youth violence and other key current issues affecting young people
Good understanding of health and safety, GDPR and safeguarding processes
Demonstrable commitment and passion to improving young people’s life chances
Shared Services Connected Ltd are acting as an agency and are advertising this role. The successful individual will be employed by The Ben Kinsella Trust.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.
Active Travel Officer
£24,446 per annum (ref: SUS2757)
37.5 hours per week - maternity cover – working in schools in the South West including Fermanagh, Omagh and Dungannon
An exciting role to support selected schools to increase the number of pupils travelling actively and to deliver a planned programme of activities with the aim of getting more children walking, cycling and scooting as their main mode of transport on their school journeys. Ideal for a teacher who is between permanent roles or currently undertaking sub work
Working in partnership with the Department for Infrastructure and the Public Health Agency continuing delivery of the Active School Travel Programme.
Closing date for the receipt of applications is 9 am on Monday 21 October 2019. Interviews will take place in Enniskillen during week beginning Monday 18 November 2019.
Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.
Home-Start Wandsworth is an active and growing local charity serving children, parents and families in the borough. We are looking for a new team member to connect with individuals and organisations in the wider community, grow our volunteer network, and enhance our service.
14 hours per week
Fixed-term contract: 12 months
Salary: NJC scale 19 plus ILW (£28,412 p.a. pro rata)
- To be responsible for volunteer recruitment and retention with particular emphasis on promoting diversity and inclusivity.
- To work alongside the wider team to ensure a high-quality service is offered to Home-Start Wandsworth families, and volunteers are appropriately selected, trained, and motivated to meet the needs of those families.
- To review, adapt and improve Home-Start Wandsworth volunteering policies and procedures and ensure effective implementation.
Key tasks and objectives
- Devise and implement a recruitment plan to ensure sufficient volunteers are recruited to meet demand on the service.
- Seek out and identify opportunities for volunteer recruitment within the local community, including attending outreach events and giving presentations to local groups.
- Seek to establish links with communities that are not well represented within our volunteer network, with a view to understanding specific needs and identifying ways to support engagement in volunteering with Home-Start Wandsworth.
- Interview and select suitable volunteers for the scheme.
- Promote a nurturing environment where volunteers feel included, valued and appreciated, with an emphasis on the motivation and retention of volunteers.
- Identify and respond to on-going training and development needs.
- Facilitate communication among the volunteers and between staff and volunteers.
- Facilitate opportunities to gather feedback from the volunteer network.
- Finalise the Volunteer Policy and engage in sharing that policy with staff and volunteers.
- Contribute to communications and publicity material promoting volunteering with Home-Start Wandsworth, with a particular focus on engaging with new audiences.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- A positive and creative approach to understanding stakeholder needs, tackling tasks and developing projects.
- Understanding of the voluntary sector and good practice surrounding volunteer involvement.
- Knowledge of and commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion.
- Experience of volunteer engagement, recruitment and/or management.
- Demonstrable experience of building positive relationships with diverse individuals and organisations.
- Confident networking with new contacts and presenting information.
- Confident managing information and compiling reports.
- Good team player and self-starter.
For fuller details of the job description and person specification, please follow the link to our website.
Our mission is to support people to run effective campaigns that challenge injustice. We do this by running campaign training programmes that help people develop the skills, confidence and community to change things that matter to them. In our trainings, we prioritise people from communities directly impacted by injustice. We run two programmes in the UK – a residential campaign training programme outside London and a community-based training programme in Yorkshire.
The Programme Coordinator is a member of the UK Bootcamps team, which is responsible for the successful production of Campaign Bootcamp’s residential training and its related activities, such as the annual community conference and the annual training for trainers. Your role will be to provide operational, outreach and alumni community support. To do this work, you will work alongside our Community Coordinator and report to the Programme Manager.
- To assist with operations and outreach for the residential Bootcamp programme
- To ensure the smooth running of the London office
To thrive in this role you'll need:
- Events coordination and administration experience. A key aspect of this role is organising logistics and operations for several events throughout the year. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience in managing everything from catering and accommodations to supporting the access requirements of participants to collecting evaluation data.
- Good communication skills. This role will involve lots of communication, both internally and externally. You should be able to write a great email, create social media materials, and write an engaging article for our newsletter. As a member of a team that produces our UK programmes, you should also be able to communicate effectively and supportively with other staff.
It would also be great if you had:
- Data management experience. We now have a large alumni community to keep track of and a body of work we want to continuously evaluate. Experience with Salesforce would be helpful.
- Fundraising and budget management experience. You would be supporting the Programme Team with fundraisers and recording how the programme budget is spent.
We expect you to be:
- Aware of how systemic injustice operates in our society (things like economic inequality, racism and heterosexism). We are looking for someone who is excited to be part of team that is exploring how best to confront those issues both in the workplace and in the wider society.
- Detail-oriented and well-organised. In this job, the small details matter. You need to be someone who cares about the small stuff, who can keep track of a lot of important details at once and who sees tasks through to completion without prompting.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team. We expect you both to be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other members of your team and to independently manage your own work, developing and maintaining a work plan for yourself. You should able to work well under pressure, prioritise a varied and fast-paced workload and deliver to deadline.
- Comfortable working in a small and expanding organisation, which means being flexible, adaptable and capable of responding positively to new challenges.
- Assisting the Programme Manager with operations for our three residential training programmes, everything from venue and catering to recruiting presenters to addressing participant access requirements
- Assisting the Programme Manager with operations for our annual community conference
- Assisting the Head of Training with operations for the training for trainers workshops
- Assisting with budget and finance administration, as well as managing the budget for delegated tasks and research costs
- Leading on communications with venues, hotels, etc including venue research and booking
- Leading on monitoring and evaluation Managing Bootcamp supplies and ensuring they are up to date
- Supporting with the online community group and newsletter
- Supporting with fundraising (crowdfunding and sales)
- Supporting the Bootcamp team with creating and updating training materials
- Maintaining all relevant data in Salesforce database
- Managing the selection process with the Programme Manager
- Helping participants prepare for Bootcamp, including booking travel and answering logistical questions
- Maintaining the Facebook job thread and posting other information to Facebook and Twitter as needed
- Managing Bootcamp supplies and ensuring they are up to date
- Developing and maintaining work plans for the role’s administrative responsibilities
- Additional tasks as assigned by manager
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please fill out the form on our website and submit a CV. The deadline to apply is 9am BST on Tuesday 17 September. If you have questions, please contact Sophie Yates Lu, our Programme Manager (contact details on website).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Golden Lane Housing (GLH) is a charity and company limited by guarantee. It is wholly owned by Mencap but has its own Board of Trustees. GLH has the highest rating ‘V1 - G1’ from our regulator and we are proud to have featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best not-for-profit companies in the country (no. 20 in 2017). We have also won a number of national awards for our innovative bond issues and our in-house repair service.
This is your Invitation to become a Trustee of Golden Lane Housing and help transform the lives of people with a learning disability
It’s a unique opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the UK
Golden Lane Housing (GLH) is one of the UK’s leading housing associations specialising in housing for people with a learning disability. We provide bespoke housing to meet the needs of individuals and groups referred to us by families, carers, support providers and local authorities. Established in 1998, we now provide a large range of housing types for over 1,950 tenants with a learning disability across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, working closely with Mencap and other care support providers.
We are looking for new Trustees to join the Board at a critical and exciting time. We have achieved considerable growth in recent years and we are now poised for major further expansion, funded through substantial capital resources, already in place.
We are looking for people who share our values: Inclusive, Trustworthy, Caring, Challenging and Positive. If you have skills and experience in any of the following areas, we would love you to get in touch:
- senior level housing association or local authority
- housing management/development/maintenance
- supported housing and/or tenant involvement
- knowledge or experience of learning disability, social care policy or delivery
If you don’t have experience but have a personal connection with learning disability or could help us diversify our current Board, we would still love to hear from you.
This really is a unique opportunity to use your skills to help transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our country.
Closing date: Thursday 19th September
Interviews to be held in London on Tuesday 15th October
This post is unremunerated but reasonable expenses will be paid.
Programme and Delivery Lead – Project Manager
1 Year Maternity Cover
£43,000 - 50,000pa
As Programme and Delivery Lead you will be responsible for ensuring the overarching planning & delivery of a programme of income generating activity. Working with cross-disciplinary teams to ensure planning processes, project governance and reporting is developed and embedded into all activity.
· Oversee the roadmap, project set up, governance and delivery of income generating projects across one or more of Comic Relief’s brands
· Develop high level programme activity plans in collaboration with teams to ensure consistency and alignment to the programme, organisational goals and objectives
· With activity managers effectively manage project costs, timelines and quality
· Develop and embed the process for, and management of the performance tracking and reporting of each project within the programme and communicate results to senior management
· Work with activity project managers to ensure dependencies and risk is actively managed, acting as a arbiter and supporting the resolution of issues. Identify and mange dependencies and risk of varying complexity across the full programme highlighting issues for escalation as required
· Represent project management best practice and facilitate learning, performing as part of a central project management team
· Deliver ad-hoc projects as required as part of the delivery of income generating activity
Essential Skills and Competencies:
· Deep understanding of project management methodologies and experience of working with different approaches to project management
· Experience of monitoring and evaluation of programme performance, including objective setting, developing toolkits, reporting and driving the learning process with stakeholders to achieve ongoing effectiveness
· Good understanding of project budget development and analysis
· Ability to understand risks, issues and dependencies of a programme and synthesise this information to provide accurate and timely advice to drive decision making
· Effective relationship builder with strong stakeholder management and communication skills, and the ability to adapt to different styles and ways of working
· Experience of managing major campaigns or projects both as a project manager in the delivery and as oversight across a programme of individual projects
To apply please visit our website via the link.
Role closes - 12:00pm, 17th Sep 2019 BST (Europe/London)
“For anyone looking to work in the homeless sector, I can’t recommend a better place to do it than Glass Door” Daniel Smith, former Glass Door caseworker
Glass Door Homeless Charity is London’s largest open-access winter night shelter. This award-winning, independent charity provides shelter and support for those with nowhere else to turn.
Our shelters run from a different church venue, every night of the week in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Richmond and Wandsworth.
You will work waking shifts that run from either 7.30pm or 10pm until 7.15am. Working as part of a two-person team, you will be responsible for ensuring the security and safety of all guests in the shelter through the night, and that all project activities meet health and safety requirements. You must remain awake and alert throughout the night and respond appropriately to any situations or emergencies that may occur.
The shelters house around 35 people each night – though more may be accommodated if the weather is exceptionally cold. You will be expected to take part in regular checks throughout the night. The two duty Project Workers are also responsible for preparing and serving breakfast to our guests and ensuring that everyone leaves each venue by 7am.
We are looking for confident and empathetic people to join our overnight team. Come and be part of something special and help us to relieve poverty amongst street homeless people of West London.
The start date will be early November, with a number of training and induction days taking place in October.
Working for Glass Door
We’re a rapidly-growing team who work together to make a positive impact. If you believe in our ethos and want to make a difference, get in touch.
Glass Door provides its employees a full induction as well as learning and development opportunities and access to our employee wellbeing programme.
We operate an equal opportunities policy and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. Although Glass Door services normally take place within churches or church-owned properties, people of different faiths or no faith work, volunteer, or are guests of Glass Door.
The Overnight Project Worker team is responsible for the following:
- The overnight operations of our night shelter project which accommodates around 35 people per night.
- Monitoring guest welfare throughout the night and responding to any situations that arise.
- Maintaining good, positive relationships with shelter guests and volunteers.
- Responding to emergencies appropriately, following the Emergency Procedure if necessary.
- Following best practice procedures for the security and safety of the guests and volunteers.
- Ensuring the security of the venue is maintained to the highest possible standard at all times.
- Following health and safety requirements, including food hygiene standards.
- Preparing simple breakfast for 35 people including clearing away afterwards.
- Ensuring that all guests leave promptly in the morning and that the venue is secure.
- Ensuring the venue is in an acceptable condition for daytime activities.
- Ensuring that the van is loaded correctly with shelter provisions.
- Maintaining good communication with the Shelter Managers and Operations Manager, communicating regularly to report on progress and concerns.
- Ensuring overnight checks are completed every 20 minutes throughout the night.
- Ensuring that all reports are completed accurately, immediately after overnight checks and at the end of the shift.
- Undertaking any other duties to aid the good running of the project, as required by the Shelter Managers, Operations Manager or Chief Operating Officer
- Commitment to providing an excellent service and to interact with shelter guests in a positive and respectful manner
- Ability to work as part of a team and be a supportive team member
- Empathetic approach to people in difficult situations
- Confidence to deal with challenging behaviour
- Excellent communications skills
- Ability to carry out manual handling tasks
- Willingness to work through the night
- Ability to adhere to and implement Health & Safety, personnel and operational policies
- Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities
- Driving licence and willingness to drive a shelter van when required
- Relevant training certificates (First Aid, Health & Safety, Fire Safety)
Please apply by 9am on 16 September 2019.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.