We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled,passionate, proactive and dynamic Director of Operations to deliver our front facing services at both an operational and strategic level. This is a critical and exciting new role for the right person, with lots of scope to and play a key role in supporting the Chief Exec and Board to drive the organisation forward. Working within a small organisation means that you will have the unique opportunity to understand, and shape, the business inside out and make a real difference to the organisation and our residents.
We are looking for an experienced senior manager, with housing sector experience, with a positive approach and strong strategic leadership skills. We need a great communicator who will act as an ambassador for PCHA, forging and sustaining strong relationships with board members, lenders, regulators, and other key stakeholders. As well as experience of tenancy and property services and a passion for customer service, the successful candidate will embody the vision, values and ambitions of PCHA and motivate the team accordingly.
The successful candidate will:
· Drive a strong customer service ethos across the organisation
· Provide leadership on all tenancy and resident support services
· Lead on delivery of excellent property services, including the delivery of PCHA’s asset management strategy
· Ensure compliance on health and safety matters
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.
Eikon is a nationally award-winning Surrey based charity providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their families. The organisation, which was founded more than two decades ago, has grown significantly in recent years and has a proven background in improving the lives of young people through providing transformational services.
We are looking for a part time Head of Finance to take responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all the financial related activities of the organisation and assist in developing financial strategies with the CEO and the rest of the Senior Leadership Team.
Your key responsibilities for this Head of Finance role will include
- Day to day financial management and timely preparation of monthly management accounts
- Build and maintain systems for setting and managing annual budgets and forecasts
- Oversee and manage expenses, invoicing, payments, payroll and VAT
- Monitor cash flows and manage banking relationships
- Develop and maintain management information systems and internal controls
- Liaise with auditors and lead on the preparation of the Annual Report & Accounts
- Ensure all Charity SORP and Charity Commission regulations are met
Key skills required for this Head of Finance role will include
- Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA / CIPFA or equivalent) or qualified by experience
- Proven experience within an SME commercial environment
- A clear communicator both written and verbal
- Have a flexible approach and be results-driven with a pro-active approach
- Previous knowledge and experience of Sage and preferably Xero as well
- Previous experience of working within a Senior Leadership Team
- Understanding of the Charities SORP and The Charities Act is desirable
The organisation is happy to be flexible on the exact number of hours worked but any less than the equivalent of three days per week is unlikely to be sufficient to fulfil the requirements of the job. This position offers a great opportunity to take on a leading role in a dynamic and professional team dedicated to improving the lives of young people.
Who are we?
Recently named Third Sector Charity of the Year 2018, we are a rapidly growing charity seeking to accelerate change for those affected by brain tumours, which kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer. Our five-year strategy is ambitious and sets out plans to double survival from brain tumours and halve the harm they cause to quality of life.
Our exciting job role!
The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering audience-centric content with a focus on enhancing the user journey and experience, ensuring that all content is on-brand and supports The Charity’s key objectives.
This role is full time - 37.5 hours and will be based in our Farnborough office, with some out‑of‑hours working.
What we'd like from you:
It's simple - all you need to succeed in this role is talent, ambition and energy. You must completely embrace our values, offer a great cultural fit, inspire us every day and deliver amazing results in a fast paced environment.
According to the job description you should also have proven experience within digital content, print and production, communication and creative, including a track record of managing communication campaigns. If this is for you, we’d love to hear from you!
What we'd like to give you:
- Salary c.£50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays – pro rata for part-time contracts (we also close at Christmas as a ‘thank you’ for volunteering your time at some of our events throughout the year*)
- Generous pension contribution*
- Life assurance cover*
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Loads of other great benefits, plus an amazing culture to work in, a great team and lots of fun (and cake!)
How to apply to join our amazing team:
Please apply online attaching your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you want the role, what you would bring to the team and how your skillset and experience will enable us to make a real impact for those affected by brain tumours.
Advert close date: Monday, 30th September 2019
First interview date and location: tbc at our Farnborough Office
Second interview date and location: tbc at our Farnborough Office
More about us:
Don’t forget to check out our short video (you can find it on our You Tube channel) to find out more about our culture and what it is like to work at The Brain Tumour Charity.
Did you know we have won a variety of awards for our HeadSmart campaign including the NHS Innovation Award, Third Sector Excellence Awards and Charity Times Awards and have been ranked a top global organisation by renowned management consultants McKinsey?
For more information, please visit our website.
We reserve the right to close the advert early in the event of receiving a sufficient number of applications and may extend the advert if we don't find our perfect team mate!
*subject to qualifying criteria
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Create positive change in communities across the UK by developing major gifts and trusts, maximising opportunities for income generation.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust feels like one of the charity sector’s best kept secrets, but there is a high chance you will know, or be connected to, someone who has been part of their Fellowship Programme.
The Trust was founded with the proceeds of a national fundraising campaign, launched following Sir Winston Churchill’s death in 1965, to recognise his contribution to the nation. £2.8m was raised from the general public – equivalent to £48m today.
These donations formed an endowment that funds Churchill Fellowships, a unique programme of practical research grants. These fund ordinary people to travel the world seeking innovative solutions for today’s most pressing problems.
In-keeping with their commitment to diversify voluntary income, the Trust is looking to appoint their first Development Director, increasing income from c. £250,000 p/a to £1 million p/a, allowing them to maintain 150 Fellowships each year.
Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director will work very closely with senior leadership and trustees, who recognise their involvement in supporting fundraising. This position plays a significant role in the overall leadership and management of the organisation and will support the development and implementation of organisational strategic plans.
The Trust also has budget planned for a part-time development resource. The Development Director will have the opportunity to define and recruit this resource.
Key areas of responsibility
- Develop and implement strategic fundraising plans – prioritising major gifts, Trusts and individual giving (including legacies)
- Overall responsibility for fundraising – building and managing relationships with major donors and Trusts and managing these in a systematic manner to secure support
- Work in partnership with the Communications Director to source, create and deliver fundraising and stewardship communications
- Define the Trust’s use of Senior Volunteers by working closely with the Board and Partnerships & Communications Sub-Committee – ensuring they are inspired and motivated to help deliver income
- To act as a public face of the Trust – communicating their mission, impact and fundraising requirements at public events/conferences
- Create systems, processes and policies for an effective fundraising operation
- Senior level fundraising experience, securing six-figure gifts and multi-year philanthropic gifts
- Experience of major donor and Trust fundraising, especially partnership working
- Knowledge of individual giving and legacy programmes e.g. supporter recruitment/alumni relations
- Gravitas and charisma – able to command respect and action from a range of senior stakeholders while having the adaptability to communicate with a variety of audiences
- Experience of working in a small team/being a sole fundraiser with the confidence to work in that manner
- Candidate selection – w/c 14 October
- CEO Interviews – w/c 21 October
- Board Interviews – w/c 28 October
- Appointment – w/c 4 November
- Estimated start date – February 2020
For more information and to apply for this role, please click Apply on website and submit your CV to Naomi Carruthers at QuarterFive Fundraising Recruitment. If your experience is a good fit, we will send you a job description and arrange a briefing call or meeting that will provide you with all the information required to formally apply. QuarterFive aims to proactively support your job search, so we may also consider your details for other job vacancies to enable us to find a position that is most suitable for you.
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.
Economic Change Unit
Head of Strategic Communications
The world is threatened by unprecedented and interrelated environmental, economic and social crises. These crises result from the failure of our economic system and the economic theories, policies, narratives and power structures that underpin it. In response, a growing number of campaigners, academics, policy-makers, business leaders and commentators recognise that these crises can only be overcome by building a new economic system that achieves the goals of environmental sustainability, economic justice and systemic resilience.
The Economic Change Unit (ECU) was founded in 2019 to accelerate the impact of new economic ideas, policies and practice, working with a range of groups and individuals seeking to shift the dominant political and economic paradigm. ECU does this through programmes of convening and communication. We seek to support those seeking ‘post-neoliberal’ economic systems change by identifying and promoting action on strategic opportunities and challenges, enhancing communications around new economic ideas in mainstream and social media, and connecting those with similar goals in the UK and internationally.
ECU was founded by Michael Jacobs (Executive Chair) and Laurie Laybourn-Langton (Director). Its Steering Group comprises leading figures working on economic systems change in the UK. It is funded by the Friends Provident Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation.
The role – Head of Strategic Communications
ECU is seeking an experienced strategic communications professional to develop and run its strategic communications programme, aimed at improving the spread and impact of new economic ideas, policies and practices. This will be achieved through a range of proactive and reactive methods, promoting and informing high quality news and comment across mainstream and digital media.
The Head of Strategic Communications will be supported by and will line manage a Strategic Communications Officer. Priorities for our strategic communications activities will be determined by ECU’s overall programmes of work, and the Head of Strategic Communications will work closely with other members of the ECU team, comprising the Director, two Programme Leads, and the Executive Chair, Steering Group and Advisory Group to identify and deliver programmes.
Specific responsibilities include:
Developing an overall communications strategy for new economic ideas and practice in the UK, aimed at improving awareness and impact within mainstream decision-making and media communities, and working with stakeholders to do so
Collaborating with ECU’s strategic partners to deliver materials, stories, voices and messaging to support this strategy
Monitoring the news cycle and the state of play in economic and political debates to ensure that ECU remains alert to opportunities for proactive and reactive intervention
Identifying and planning specific communications campaigns and activities that advance narratives and ensure a greater level of impact for new economic ideas, policies and practice
Building and maintaining trusted relationships with key journalists and editors and broadcast producers across mainstream and specialist media in the UK, and working proactively with them to shape media coverage of ECU priority issues
Identifying and writing news stories and placing them in mainstream and digital media
Identifying, training and mobilising key academics, opinion formers and communicators to act as experts and commentators in the media
Working closely with existing communicators and media staff in organisations promoting new economic ideas and practice, both within and out of the UK, and acting as a source of expertise on communications for them
Working closely with the ECU Programme Leads to craft and deliver communications strategies for specific projects
Recruiting and line managing the Strategic Communications Officer
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the impact of the strategic communications programme
Any other duties as may be reasonably expected and requested by the ECU Director, including day-to-day administration of ECU
The Head of Strategic Communications will be managed and supported by the ECU Director and will work closely with all other members of the team.
The Head of Strategic Communications will be passionate about rapidly scaling the impact of new economic ideas, policies and practice. The role requires a dynamic and motivated professional with a deep understanding of economic and political debates (particularly in the UK but also globally) and extensive media and communications experience. We expect the successful candidate to have pre-existing contacts with UK mainstream journalists. ECU is a young organisation with a small team, so the Head of Strategic Communications must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be able to help develop the culture and structures of the organisation overall. Desirable characteristics include:
At least five years of professional strategic communications experience related to political and/or economic debates
Strong understanding of economics, economic issues and political debates
Excellent strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the dynamics and structures that determine political debates and policy-making in the UK
Effective networker and influencer, with a track record of developing, managing and delivering successful influencing campaigns
Excellent writer of news stories and other communications materials
Experience of managing political and media monitoring systems to build intelligence
Proven research skills and ability to translate complex economic and political arguments for audiences with different levels of understanding
Experience of managing senior and complex stakeholder relations, as well as diverse coalitions of individuals and groups.
Excellent project management skills and ability to deliver complex projects to deadlines
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to act sensitively, generously and with discretion as part of a high-trust community
Experience of leading a small team, independently developing and delivering programmes of work, and making sound decisions under high pressure conditions
Creative, inventive and flexible approach to work; a passion for excellence
Be capable of operating independently as part of a small, hard-working team and prepared to assist outside of office hours where necessary to meet programme requirements
Commitment to ECU’s values
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary: £52,0000 - £56,000 p.a. dependent on experience
Hours: 5 days a week
Duration: Three-year fixed term contract
Benefits: Up to 7.5% employer matched pension and 25 days holiday per year (exclusive of bank holidays)
Office location: central London, with flexible working
Our values apply throughout our ways of working, office culture, and individual behaviour.
Justice: We believe in social, economic and environmental justice. We work to rectify historical injustices nationally and internationally, as well as to mitigate injustices yet to come. Essential to our conception of justice is a commitment to sustainability.
Inclusivity and generosity: We provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment to everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or disability. We believe this is crucial to ensuring the legitimacy and effectiveness of our work. We recognise that people face systemic oppression based on these characteristics and therefore we have a responsibility to centre anti-oppression in our work.
Collaboration: We don’t have all the answers, and through working with others there is more chance of making change. We stand in solidarity with the new economy movement and those who support its ideas.
The Economic Change Unit is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background.
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.
Year Here is a platform for people who want to build smart responses to social problems.
Over one year our Fellows learn from, and design with, people at the frontline of inequality – in care homes, homeless hostels and youth services across London – and go on to found some of the most promising social impact startups in the country.
Since launching at 10 Downing Street in 2013, we’ve worked with 166 aspiring social entrepreneurs and launched award-winning social ventures like Cracked It, Birdsong and Chatterbox.
We’re a deeply committed team of 10 surrounded by a faculty of 75 social innovation experts – the great and the good of Britain’s social impact world. We care about being first-rate professionals, learning with restless vigour and having fun along the way.
About the role
As our Frontline Coach, you’ll be working one to one with 12 of our Fellows over five months, while they are embedded in frontline services across London – from homeless hostels to youth services and GP surgeries.
You’ll support them to dive deep into their placements, adding value where they can, gaining deep human and systemic insight into social issues, and leading a high-impact innovation project.
You’ll work closely with Kirsty, who runs programme delivery and also coaches Fellows through the frontline phase of the programme.
This is a freelance role. You’ll work 10 days per 5-month frontline phase (Feb-July and Sept-Jan).
Start date: January 2020.
Your role will involve:
Drawing on your frontline experience to coach our Fellows to success
You will work one-to-one with half of the cohort, around 12 Fellows. You will have two scheduled telephone check-ins with each of them during their placement – and be available for an additional chat should they need some extra support.
Your primary goal is to support them to succeed in the frontline phase of the programme – being a useful extra pair of hands in placement, gaining lots of insight into their specific social issue area, and leading an innovation project with real legacy. You’ll also surface any practical or pastoral issues that the Fellow might be grappling with – and ensure these are dealt with appropriately.
Shaping Fellows’ overall learning experience – from development planning to participating in training workshops and sessions
You’ll meet with Kirsty and other team members to check-in on Fellows’ progress and ensure the course is well designed to enable them to achieve their full potential.
You’ll play an active role in two bootcamp training weeks, working with Fellows to prepare for frontline roles, understand the innovation process and develop their ideas.
In order to build up trust, rapport and community with the Fellows, you’ll also attend a handful of evening events through the year.
You have a solid frontline background – with a track record of improving services and innovating new solutions
You’ll have a background in frontline services, having worked closely with vulnerable people throughout your career. Perhaps you’ve been a social worker, teacher, support worker, community organiser or NHS clinician.
You know what it’s like to drive forward changes in delivery – identifying problems in the system, coming up with creative solutions and getting buy in from your colleagues to push your projects through and ensure they are built to last.
You have excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for learning and development
Taking other people’s perspectives, empathising and problem solving all come naturally to you. You readily take on the mentor, expert advisor or critical friend role with your colleagues, family and friends. You may have managed teams or led professional supervision sessions before.
- A day rate of £200 to £300, depending on experience
- Flexible working – around half of your days could be completed from home.
- A gorgeous, open plan studio in Hackney, a stone’s throw from London Fields (and its newly-reopened Lido), Regent’s Canal and Broadway Market.
- Access to tonnes of events and training sessions delivered by some of the leading lights of the social innovation world.
Send your application to Kirsty Turnbull, with the subject line “[Your Name] / Programme Manager Application” and:
- Tell us about yourself and why you want this role.
- Tell us about an innovation that you led in a frontline context, and the principles or tactics you deployed to make a success of it.
- Attach your CV and/or link us to a LinkedIn profile or online portfolio.
The closing date for the role is midnight on Sunday 20th October although we will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis – so get your application in early.
There is a 3-stage selection process:
- Submission of CV and cover letter as detailed above.
- An initial telephone interview (20 mins).
- A final round interview and a test (90 mins).
We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Year Here is an immersive full-time course in social innovation, kicking off in February 2020.
We believe that starting a scalable social business could be your best shot at impact – and that learning on the frontline is where you need to start.
Over 10 months, you’ll gain deep insight into complex social issues and learn to build entrepreneurial solutions to society’s toughest problems – from the housing crisis to knife crime.
If selected to become a Fellow, you will:
- Get frontline insights. You’ll spend the first 5 months working with the people hit hardest by austerity and gaining deep user insight. To deepen your systemic understanding, you’ll also work on briefs set by clients like Crisis, the NHS and the Greater London Authority.
- Meet your co-founders. Our Fellows have an average of 7 years’ career experience in fields ranging from biochemistry to law, and from journalism to engineering. They will become your support network, your collaborators and, ultimately, your co-founders.
- Build scalable ventures. You’ll test and build your own social business, with the potential to progress to our Incubator and launch it into the world. Fellows are guided by expertise from our partners like the Boston Consulting Group, ForwardPMX and BNYMellon.
- Learn from expert faculty. You’ll get a personal mentor and receive tonnes of training from a faculty of more than 80 social innovation leaders – from award-winning social designer Lauren Currie OBE to Nishant Lalwani, Director of Investments at Omidyar Network.
Beyond Year Here
Finish the programme with a venture and you’ll get seed funding, business support, desk-space and client introductions to launch your business.
Our alumni have launched 30 social ventures including:
- Cracked It, the tech repair service staffed by ex-gang members. Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 and 2019.
- Birdsong, the feminist fashion brand selling wardrobe stapes made by women paid a fair wage. Featured in Vogue, Dazed and Vice.
- Appt, a HealthTech business that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions – with multi-year investment from Innovate UK.
- Chatterbox, an online language tuition platform powered by refugee talent, featured in The Economist, Tech Crunch and The Times.
Those that don’t start a venture join fast-growing social startups like The Difference, BeyondMe, Switchback and Matr.
Since launching in 2013 at 10 Downing St, we have worked with 192 Fellows who collectively have contributed 118,000 hours to crucial frontline services.
Our alumni ventures have raised millions in investment, reached over 5,000 service users and received 4x Shackleton awards and 4x Forbes 30 Under 30 listings, among many others.
No course fees
Unlike a Master's degree or MBA, we have no tuition fee. This is a reimagination of higher education. Rather than spending a year in a lecture hall and paying £10,000 for the privilege, we challenge you to learn by doing – working on real social impact projects. Our partners pay us to be involved and that covers your tuition costs.
To widen access to the programme we have a small number of means-tested bursaries available, and offer additional support through TfL discounts and recommendations for flexible paid work and affordable accommodation.
We’re looking for people with a solid professional skillset and an entrepreneurial track record. This doesn’t mean you have to have started your own business before but you will need to demonstrate that you have a bias towards action. Drive, passion for social justice and a strong learning orientation are also essential.
It’s a 3-stage process: a written application, video interview and half-day selection workshop. Typically, 1 in 10 applicants secure a place on the programme.
Apply by midnight Sunday 20th October.
Procurement and Contracts Business Partner
£50,000 - £54,000 + Benefits
For a Social Housing organisation based in South East London, we're recruiting a Procurement and Contracts Business Partner. This role will support the Head of Procurement in the delivery of the Procurement Strategy and action plan and will partner with Heads of Service and Business Managers to improve procurement and contract management, ensuring legislative requirements are met and that value for money is achieved. Managing a Procurement and Contracts Officer, this role will play a key role in delivering the procurement strategy and fine-tuned procedures throughout the organisation in accordance with the standing orders, UK Law and EU regulations.
What you'll be doing:
- Provide procurement advice, support and challenge to senior leaders, working with Heads of Service to improve procurement and contract management
- Play key role in delivery of procurement strategy
- Apply market research, market analysis, spend analysis and credit checks
- Ensure tender documents are fit for purpose and ensure EU procurement processes and managed using e-tendering
- Ensure corporate contract register and procurement plan is maintained
- Work with senior leaders to ensure processes are streamlined to reduce costs
- Advise on internal approvals and governance arrangements
- Contribute to development and maintenance of guidance notes, tools and templates
- Deputise for the Head of Procurement as and when required
- Provide support, advice and guidance on the development of supplier relationships
- Support the resolution of disputes and contribute to the formulation and review of procurement policies and strategies
- Manage, motivate and coach a Procurement and Contract Support Officer
What you'll offer us:
- MCIPS qualification with significant experience of procurement and contract management in a wide range of categories across supplies, works and services contracts
- Experience of public sector procurement is essential as is OJEU experience
- Social housing experience is preferred
- Experience of developing and implementing procurement strategy and governance
- Experience of leading and managing staff
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Director of Partnerships
£73,000-£78,000 per annum
Living Planet Centre Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL with some flexibility
With the scale of the challenge facing nature there are few roles as important as this. Our mission to halt and reverse nature's decline is a big ask. We know we cannot succeed alone, which is why we will need game-changing, sector-leading, partnerships. This is where your expertise comes in as Director of Partnerships. We want you to work with businesses to deliver amazing partnerships that will deliver change on the ground, shift government policies and engage with the public. This is your chance to join a charity with ambitious growth plans to achieve our mission.
As our Director of Partnerships, you will come with an entrepreneurial mindset and a clear vision to head up the implementation of an overarching partnerships strategy and plan. This will involve leading and inspiring your team to develop our approach to corporate engagement and partnership as well as secure and build partnerships to deliver ambitious income targets. You will develop a high performing team, set direction as well as manage budgets and deliver financial reporting. You will also help establish a strong pipeline and portfolio of partnership and engagement opportunities as well as build relationships at senior level with new and existing partners. You will form strong links across WWF UK and the global WWF network to ensure we maximise all openings to deliver against our mission too.
Of graduate calibre you will have a track record in visionary strategy development, corporate engagement and partnerships. You will have extensive expertise in developing and overseeing corporate sustainability strategies as well as securing and growing partnerships. Critically you will be experienced at achieving six-figure financial targets and delivering wider value for an organisation.
Comfortable managing budgets and building high performing teams, you will be effective at managing relationships at senior level. You will favour a collaborative working style and possess outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills. Of course, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the natural world and WWF’s core mission too.
How to Apply
If you have the skills to develop partnerships to raise our voice, enhance our profile, increase our relevance and grow support for our mission, please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will lead and foster a culture of organisational excellence. They will ensure that our ambitions are delivered, our work is of the highest quality and that the best use is made of our resources. They will develop, manage and embed fit-for-purpose systems, policy and processes and behaviours across human resources, finance, operations and facilities, service delivery and project management.
With an exciting new strategy, a new community facility under construction and a diverse, creative staff and supporter team, we are looking for an experienced organizer and ambitious leader to help us complete this next, critical phase of our development.