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Future Trees Trust is a charity committed to research and utilisation of UK forest genetic resources, and wishes to appoint a Chief Executive to lead a programme of expansion and development. The Trust supports the production of home grown timber through the identification of superior trees and establishment of field trials. The Trust designs and plants seed orchards that are genetically diverse and adapted to UK growing conditions, and make our resources available to all. We also work with and support early career foresters.
Improvement for timber - Development of seed orchards which provide a source of genetically improved seed for nurseries, and there fore improved seedlings for planting. Develpoment of progeny trials and demonstration plots to show the difference between improved and unimproved trees.
Improvement for tree health - Breeding of disease tolerant trees using the same methods as for timber improvement.
Climate change resilience - Enhancing species-level and woodland level resilience by quantifying genetic diversity and increasing use of minor species and mixed planting.
Supporting young foresters - Running a scholarship programme for placement of early career foresters and researchers.
The Chief Executive's role embraces the following:
Strategy - Developing the Trust's strategy in conjunction with the Trustees, and promoting the Trust's work to government and policymakers.
Development and fundraising - Responsibility for the financial performance of the Trust,development of an effective programme of income generation, and management of relationships with exisitng supporters. Developing a Future Trees Trust brand and initiating a programme of land management by the Trust.
Management - Running the Trust effectively with systems and structures compliant with current policies and guidelines, leading the Trust's professional staff, preparing budgets and accounts and reporting to Trustees.
Legal - Ensuring that the Trust fulfils its legal, stautory and regulaltory responsibilites
External relations - Developing and expanding the Trust's reputation and influence,representing the Trust within the forestry world, and working with the social media and marketing officer to represent the Trust in the media.
The successful candidate will have:
1. Experience of managing a charity or similar organisation
2. Understanding of and enthusiasm for trees and UK Forestry.
3. Experience of fundraising and engagement with donors.
4. Planning and delivery skills with an ability to lead and motivate teams.
5. Financial management skills.
6. Knowledge of the science of tree breeding, or an interest in it.
7. A willingness to make decisions and take responsibility for them.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Asylum Welcome provides a wide range of advice and support to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants around Oxfordshire. Legal advice is a key part of this and we need a new colleague to organise and deliver this service, including leading our new collaboration with partner agencies around the Thames Valley, and liaising with external law firms where appropriate.
We need a qualified and experienced advisor, adept at collaboration, internally and externally,and interested in promoting learning and advocacy .
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Future Trees Trust Trustees wish to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to lead the Trust in its planned expansion and development. Future Trees Trust is a charity committed to researching and utilising UK forest genetic resources to support the production of home-grown timber through the identification of superior trees and establishment of field trials. The successful candidate will develop and implement the new strategy, lead the team effectively and carry out fundraising.
You will work on:
- Regularly review and develop the Trust’s strategy in conjunction with the Trustees.
- Promote the Trust’s work to government and policymakers, in line with the Trust’s strategy.
Development & Fundraising
- Have responsibility for the financial performance of the Trust including the development of an effective programme of income generation. Ensure robust financial controls and processes are maintained.
- Manage relationships with existing donors, and develop new sources of funding.
- In line with the Trust’s strategy, develop a Future Trees Trust brand renowned for its excellence, and begin the development of land management by the Trust.
- Run the Trust efficiently and effectively with systems and structures that are up to date and compliant with current policies and guidelines.
- Maintain a positive and productive culture in the workplace reflecting good employment practice.
- Lead and manage the Trust’s professional staff and carry out regular performance reviews.
- Maintain an effective relationship with the Chair of Trustees, organise an annual programme of Trustees meetings, and provide Trustees with the information they need to carry out their duties.
- Prepare annual budgets, reports and accounts, and financial projections for Trustee approval. Report regularly to the Trustees on the performance of the Trust.
- Assist the Chair of Trustees in recruiting future Trustees, using open and fair processes and appropriate induction procedures.
- Ensure the Trust fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities.
- Ensure the Trust complies with all governance requirements stipulated by the Charity Commission and is compliant with all applicable legislation.
- Be responsible for the Trust’s risk management policies, maintain a risk register and review it regularly.
- Be responsible for ensuring all MoUs (memoranda of understanding) and MTAs (material transfer agreements) are in place and compliant with the Nagoya protocol.
- Develop the Trust’s reputation and expand its influence.
- Represent the Trust throughout the forestry industry and promote its work to policymakers and the public.
- Identify and develop collaboration opportunities between the Trust and other organisations.
- Work with the social media & marketing officer to represent the Trust in the media and develop media interest in the work of the Trust.
- Act as secretary for the National Tree Improvement Strategy.
We are looking for a dedicated and experienced individual with:
- Experience of the management of charities or similar organisations.
- A proven track record of effective fundraising and engagement with donors.
- Understanding of and enthusiasm for UK forestry.
- An irrepressible drive to present the Trust and its values effectively and positively within the UK forestry sector, to donors, policymakers and the public.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public presentation.
- Organisational skills, accuracy and an eye for detail.
- Brilliant planning and delivery skills with ability to lead and motivate teams.
- Willingness to make decisions and take responsibility for them.
- Knowledge and experience of the science involved in tree breeding, or an interest, willingness and ability to learn this.
- Budget management.
The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 6th March 2022.
Interviews will be held in person at the Future Trees Trust office, week commencing 21st March 2022.
As a Fundraising Officer, you’ll play a vital role at NAWT’s Berkshire Centre. Your role will be to work with the Centre Manager and NAWT’s central fundraising department, taking responsibility for developing, implementing and managing income generation activities, building local individual and corporate relationships to retain existing supporters and attract new ones, developing and growing a supporter database whilst promoting the centre and its work within the local community.
You will be part of a small friendly team who are all committed to improving the lives of pets in the area.
Your main responsibilities will involve:
- Developing, implementing and promoting fundraising activities.
- Building a network of volunteer fundraising supporters.
- Identifying sources of external funding such as grants and writing appropriate applications.
- Building relationships with donors and local businesses.
- Legacy marketing.
- Managing the sponsorship programme.
- Promoting the centre through local media contacts and social media.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills. You will be able to work cooperatively with a range of colleagues and be able to offer a proactive and creative approach to fundraising opportunities and supporter relations.
You will have an organised approach to your work, with good attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will be able to use your own initiative and work unsupervised and have an empathy for the aims of NAWT.
You will have experience of the following:
- Relationship building with lots of different groups of people.
- Developing and prioritising your own workload and an ability to work to deadlines
- The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team.
- Managing and maintaining supporter databases
- Delivering presentations and talks.
Although not essential, experience or knowledge of fundraising, the local area and media/public relations would be beneficial for this role.
Ideally the role is full time, but a flexible working pattern would be considered for the candidate with relevant experience.
As part of our commitment to making NAWT a great place to work, we offer access to the following employee benefits:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
- Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice.
If you feel you have the right skills to be a successful Fundraising Officer, please apply.
Please note, we will only consider applications from candidates that have provided a cover letter.
Please note we will only accept applications with a cover letter.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement, and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England.
We are looking for a confident and ambitious fundraiser to join our regional community team. The Regional Fundraising Officer role will play a significant part in contributing to a high-performing fundraising team. The role will cover Central Englad including but not limited to, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
This region is full of exciting fundraising events, now all we need is a dedicated fundraiser to seek out further opportunities to engage with and secure income from individuals, groups and corporates across the region.
Main tasks include:
- Provide high-quality account/relationship management to volunteer groups and regional corporate partners.
- Identify and apply for ‘Charity of the Year’ partnerships with corporates in the region, account manage these relationships up to a value of £16,000 per annum and support with partnerships with a value of up to £100,000
- Support existing volunteer fundraisers to encourage continued loyalty to the charity and to maximise funds raised, in accordance with fundraising legislation and good practice.
- Use own initiative to extend volunteer networks, recruit new volunteers, develop new groups and supporters, and respond to fundraising opportunities.
- Ensure that fundraising activity is implemented and managed locally by supporting and facilitating the development of groups and volunteers across the region.
- Liaise with local community organisations to extend income and activity in line with strategy.
- Provide face-to-face talks and presentations to community organisations.
- Arrange appropriate volunteer representation at events in the community, spreading the charity’s reach cost-effectively.
We are looking for:
- Experience in working to ambitious targets.
- Experience in regional corporate acquisition and account management.
- Understanding and practice of recruiting and supporting volunteer Fundraising Groups
- Proven ability of providing excellent stewardship of our supporters
- Experience in partnership fundraising and/or relationship building
- Experience in public-speaking, such as giving presentations and talking at events
- Comfortability in working remotely with a high standard of internal communications.
- Knowledge of recruiting key volunteers and fundraising supporters
- Excellent customer service, communication, verbal and written skills
- Excellent organisational skills
- An ability to manage a busy and varied workload
- Knowledge of Institute of Fundraising Codes of Fundraising Practice and legal framework of event management and fundraising ethics.
Ways of working: As part of our Remote ways of working you will be home based within Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, or Hertfordshire. You will only need to attend the office for specific requirements of the role and the business needs.
Roles that are classed as part of the Remote ways of working are able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals. This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.
Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.
Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum, plus benefits, car allowance and associated expenses (if applicable).
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.
The closing date for applications is 30 January 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing 7 February 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date. Telephone interviews may be conducted prior to the interview dates and will be done so via Microsoft Teams or Skype with interviews to follow. These will be arranged based on availability.
Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us.
To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Response Organisation is the largest mental health charity in Oxfordshire that has expanded across the Thames Valley and most recently into Wiltshire.
Area Estate Officer - Oxford- £25,596 - £28,440 per annum
33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays?
Eligible for Blue Light card and other discounted shopping
Employee Assistance Programme with access to free counselling?
Cycle to Work Scheme?(after probation)
Enhanced family friendly leave
Flexible and agile working opportunities (role dependent)?
Professional qualification sponsorship and study leave?
£500 refer a friend bonus scheme?
Optional health cash care plan
Wellbeing hub that includes discounts for gyms and sports activities
Thrive – mental wellbeing support app – approved by NHS
Free flu jabs
Do you have the desire to help change lives and an interest in mental health?
Our mission at Response is to enable people of all ages to live a more fulfilled life by providing excellent mental health services, housing, and supported living. We are looking for an Area Estate Officer to join the Housing team at Response. The Housing team focuses on all aspects of tenancy sustainment. You will work with our Service Delivery Directorate/colleagues to ensure delivery of excellent estate management where occupancy income is maximised, resident focused and within a defined patch of homes.
To learn more about Response and what we do, please visit our website:
Our main priority for all our roles at Response is to find people that can live our values every day. It is essential that you are organised, have specialised knowledge and experience in housing, estate management, housing law and experience of working with young people in supported tenancies. Experience within care or mental health settings is desirable, but not essential.Use of a car and a full driving licence is essential. Our employees and clients come from all over the world, we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture and are registered as a Disability Confident Employer.
Your duties will vary day to day and will have a mixture of planned and reactive work. Some core duties include:
- Meeting voids targets through our voids and lettings process.
- Regular estate and room inspections with residents and key stakeholders, noting and reporting health and safety hazards.
- Enforcing occupancy agreement conditions by managing anti-social behaviour, nuisance and harassment etc., including court action where relevant.
- Ensuring the accurate records are kept and maintained for reporting and legal purposes.
Above all, we are looking for people that share our values, as set out below, and who want to make a real difference to people’s lives:
Caring – Our clients are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables them to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each client’s uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.
Safe – Honest and open relationships help to make all our clients feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as they may require.
Creative – Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a client at their own pace there are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.
Aspirational – Recovery is focused on what a client can do, not what they can’t.
You will be required to work 37 hours per week 9-5 Monday-Thursday, 9-4 Friday– flexible working opportunities are available. Salaries vary depending on the role and experiences.
If this Area Estate Officer position sounds like the role for you then please click ‘Apply’ today! We would love to hear from you! This vacancy may be closed early.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our clients. All our roles require an enhanced DBS check, two references from most recent employers and you must have the right to work in the UK.