Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London or Redbridge, covering South East
Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
Working pattern: 35 Hours per week
Interview dates: 9th October
Salary: £44,365 to £46,973 per annum plus £4,105 pro rata per annum London weighting
We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.
As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.
We’re recruiting for a Head of Skills, Information & Support services, to lead the delivery of regional SIS services to people with sight loss and their families, in line with our strategy and five-year plan, based on regional need and demographics.
The successful candidate will provide inspiring leadership to all regional staff and volunteers to ensure the delivery of effective, safe services to people living with a vision impairment and their families. We’re looking for someone to effectively engage with key partners and stakeholders to find ways to reach more people with sight loss with SIS services, and support national initiatives that have aregional impact and relevance.
In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;
• Ability to lead on internal and external communications with effective public speaking and presentation skills.
• Proven track record of leading and performance managing a multidiciplinary team of staff working with vulnerable adults and children and young people.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire, motivate and collaborate with a range of stakeholders.
• Experience of working in the third sector.
For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.
How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.
Working at Guide Dogs
Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.
We believe that well-being at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.
As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Openstorytellers uses story and narrative to help people who have learning disabilities or autism to develop their communication skills and find their voice; to be heard, understood, valued and included, and to have choices in life. Our aim is to empower and enrich lives. We are seeking a Director with the skills and aptitude to lead this creative arts based organisation through the next exciting period in its development.
Recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, Openstorytellers is a maturing organisation that has proven its resilience and the sustainability of its unique offer. We enjoy the continuing support of a range of funders including arts foundations, local authorities, commercial and community groups, and recent successful funding awards have offered further assurance to our trustees of our continued success.
So that our flourishing activities can continue to grow and thrive we have made changes to our management and team structure, our governance arrangements, and our programme. These changes will also enable us to extend our offer through new initiatives.
The Director will ensure that our Board Members and workers share a clear understanding of and commitment to Openstorytellers’ values, mission and direction, and work effectively in pursuit of the agreed strategy.
The Director will work closely with the Chair of Trustees, advising on strategic direction and providing regular reports on performance, on compliance matters, and on any other material factors necessary for their effective governance of the organisation, which is a limited company and registered charity.
The Director will be an effective ambassador, promoting OpenStoryTellers positive reputation and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders and other local and national organisations whose support is important to our success.
The Director will work to agreed goals, maintaining a clear focus on increasing and sustaining income, increasing impact, building effective partnerships, promoting community engagement.
The Director will drive income generation through grant funding, commissioned services, social enterprise development and by fostering positive relations with potential donors.
Application deadline: Monday 14th October
Interview: Friday 1st November
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for an outstanding, values driven and passionate Chief Executive to help realise our vision of a world where everybody with a spinal cord injury can reach their full potential.
In May 2020, we’ll embark on a new five-year strategy so we’re looking for an exceptional leader to play a role in its development and delivery. This is an exciting time to join a growing charity, with ambitious plans to evolve our services to reach more people affected by spinal cord injury.
About Back Up
Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, proactive telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education.
What does the role involve?
As Back Up’s CEO, you’ll provide clear and mission-driven strategic leadership to the charity, ensuring financial sustainability and growth. You’ll be responsible for the operational delivery of the strategic plan, as well as staff leadership, management and administration of the organisation. You’ll also act an ambassador for the charity and champion for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our staff team, volunteers and trustees are incredibly passionate about Back Up’s work and leading our organisation will be an exciting, challenging and very rewarding experience.
Who should apply?
The successful candidate will have proven experience of strategic leadership, empowering staff and volunteers, and growing programmes or services to deliver at scale. Critical to your success will be your outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to develop a high performing senior leadership team, ambitious and entrepreneurial approach and fit with our core values and culture. Although not essential, a lived experience of disability or spinal cord injury would be desirable.
What is the timetable for the recruitment process?
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019
1st stage interviews with Back Up: w/c 28 October 2019
2nd stage interviews: w/c 11 November 2019
Target to appoint: w/c 29 November 2019
Join us to make a difference!
At Deafblind UK we believe that people who have a combined sight and hearing loss should have the same rights, access and opportunities as others. We are a membership organisation of, and governed by, people who have both a sight and hearing loss. We champion their rights and interests and deliver quality services which give individuals autonomy and control over their lives.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Trusts and Statutory Fundraising to join our team in Peterborough within a crucial management role, where you will be personally responsible for leading and developing our trusts and statutory & major donor fundraising team to maximise revenue to support our work in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will be broadening our fundraising pipeline by delivering successful inspiring and impacting funding bids to increase long term sustainable projects and the growth of our charity services.
You will be the go-to fundraising professional who networks well, identifying key stakeholders whilst promoting and understanding our mission and values of the organisation. You will also be leading a team or fundraisers, motivating and creatively delivering objectives through team work, passion and commitment.
For more information on how our fundraising team positively impacts so many individuals across our service why not watch our fundraising film -deafblind-uk-films-fundraising/
We are looking for that one person who will champion the values that underpin our organisation; a standout individual, with an impressive track record in securing funds, motivating staff, proven exceptional communicator, autonomous and driven. Ideally you will have significant experience of working within the charity sector, in a people management role, committed to delivering business plan objectives & targets and have experience or ability to foster strong relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders with a business partner approach.
Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits package including excellent annual leave, auto enrolment pension, training and discounts
Are you an experienced Fundraising Manager with significant and demonstrable success in motivating teams and fundraising from large trusts, institutional and statutory streams?
To apply for this hugely rewarding opportunity, develop your career and to work within a well established National Charity then please complete our application form, attach your CV and tell us why you’re ideal for this role.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
For any queries about this role or for an application form in an alternative format then please contact the Recruitment Team
Skills : Fundraising, donors, donor journey, promoting, big lottery, trusts, grants, major donors, raisers edge, management, leader, non profit, nfp, charities, charity services, disabilities, sight and hearing loss, blind, deaf, hard of hearing, acquired deafblindness, deafblind, appeal, gifting, community, legacy, legacies, third sector, 3rd sector, giving, individual giving, campaigns, funds, CRM, leadership, management
Want to work for a charity, where you know you will make a difference, where you will help to change the lives of disabled and terminally ill children?
Job Ref: NL500
Full time 37.5 hours or Part time (not less than 25 hours)
Salary: circa £60-65K pro rata
Newlife is seeking an experienced senior HR professional to join our leadership team following a period of substantial growth. Reporting to the CEO you will be responsible for all HR related matters.
We are seeking someone who is empathetic, caring and understanding who can help us to care for the wellbeing of our employees and who can help us to live and communicate Newlife’s Philosophy and values. You will have experience of working with a diverse workforce including those who may have additional needs, take the lead on employee engagement and build and maintain our employer brand.
Closing date for applications: 4th October 2019
Please note: Newlife reserves the right extend the advertising period for this vacancy or close the vacancy early in line with volume of applicants. We would therefore advise interested candidates to apply promptly.
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We are an equal opportunities employer and are proud to be a disability confident employer.
No agencies please.