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Do you have experience of managing and coaching teams to deliver consistently high performance within a complex multi-site operation? Are you a fantastic communicator who can lead you team to achieve great results?
Dogs Trust are recruiting for a Head of Operations to lead our rehoming centres in the North to achieve high standards of dog welfare, customer service and operational procedures to maximise rehoming possibilities for dogs in our care.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust will never put a healthy dog to sleep, and believe ‘A Dog is for Life’.
Accounting for 62% of the Dogs Trust workforce, the Operations Directorate is responsible for achieving the mission of Dogs Trust through the intake, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs. The Directorate is split between four functions; rehoming centres, the Contact Centre, a field-based team and a team in the London office.
This is an exciting role with huge scope, as you will need to get to grips with all aspects of the rehoming centre operation (previous animal welfare experience isn’t essential) to contribute to the achievement of continuous improvement in logistical and rehoming processes as well as our (already high) canine welfare and customer experience standards. You will contribute to the development of the operational strategy and its implementation in support of the wider Dogs Trust strategic aims, ensuring continuous improvement in performance across all Operational areas to support more dogs being cared for and rehomed.
As an inspiring and experienced leader, you will manage, motivate and develop a group of Centre Managers, focussing on building management capacity throughout Operations and enabling managers, through the development of a coaching culture, to effectively handle all management issues, encouraging innovation and new initiatives, as well as identifying and dealing with underperformance where necessary.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with significant experience of managing and coaching a team of staff to deliver consistently high performance, ideally having managed staff remotely in previous roles. This experience will include recruitment, performance management and supporting managers with complex HR issues. You will be highly numerate with experience of managing budgets and will have the ability to analyse complex data to make management decisions and make recommendations for future action.
The role will be home-based, within the north and there will be significant travel, including some evenings and weekends.
To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you complete an application form and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.
Interviews will take place on 6th and 7th June in Manchester (first stage) and 13th June in Darlington (second stage).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Veganuary is the non-profit that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January - and beyond. We focus on changing consumer behaviours and attitudes, while providing lots of information and practical support - to make the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible.
We also work with businesses to drive up vegan food provisions in shops and restaurants and have made veganism more visible and accessible through our work with national and international media.
What we do
- Our Aim: A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate climate change and drive wild animal populations to extinction.
- Our Mission: To inspire and support people to try vegan, drive corporate change, and create a global mass movement, championing compassionate food choices with the aim of ending animal farming, protecting the planet, and improving human health.
We work toward our lofty ambitions by following a simple, 3-step plan:
- Encouraging and supporting millions of people to try veganism.
- Creating the necessary media and social media buzz to raise awareness of the topic and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
- Encouraging companies to promote and launch more delicious vegan options to increase the quality, availability and visibility of vegan food.
How we do it
You’ll have no doubt seen our public campaigns for Veganuary, you may even have tried it yourself. We’re incredibly proud of the global movement we’ve built, and it continues to grow year-on-year.
The part of work you might be a little less familiar with is our work in influencing businesses. The more businesses speak positively about veganism and launch new vegan products, the better the availability, visibility and quality of vegan products becomes, making it easier and tastier to try vegan. This is inspiring more people to choose plant-based options and stick with it long term.
Amongst many others, we are incredibly proud to have worked with the following companies to increase their vegan offering:
What we’re looking for
As we head into the next phase of our strategy, we are looking for a talented Head of Operations and Finance who can help us build a robust, sustainable organisation. You will help us to shore up our gains to date and capitalise on the increasing number of growth opportunities coming our way.
This is a reimagining of an existing role and represents an investment in the charity’s future. We are looking for someone who can work closely with the board and executive to devise and implement business plans that are robust enough to accommodate our rapid growth and flexible enough to take advantage of new opportunities.
You will lead on financial management, supervise and optimise the organisation’s operations in the UK, and support our growing international team in operational matters.
Playing a pivotal part in the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Veganuary’s day-to-day operations - including governance, administration, HR, finance, legal and IT remain compliant, responsive and efficient.
We don’t believe in prescriptive person specifications, as they limit the diversity of experience on our teams. We have just three questions of you, before you apply:
- Are you a qualified finance professional with significant experience of overseeing finance functions in UK charities?
- Are you a skilled strategic thinker with a proactive approach to solving problems?
- Do you enjoy building efficient structures and processes that limit bureaucracy and drive growth?
If you like what you’ve read, and your answer to all three questions above is “yes”, I recommend that you read the application pack by following the link below and consider getting in touch to discuss the role in more detail.
Cochrane aims to put evidence at the heart of health decision-making globally. They collaborate to produce trusted synthesized evidence, make it accessible to all, and advocate for its use. Cochrane is seeking a Director of Development to work with their global community to grow fundraising income and ensure Cochrane has a sustainable and successful future.
Cochrane is a charity and a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. They do this by synthesising research findings to produce the best available evidence on what works. Their work has been recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this new role will lead the Development Directorate (which includes fundraising, advocacy, communications, partnerships, member and supporter engagement) and will establish a fundraising operation that works collaboratively to deliver significant global income growth. The Director of Development will play a key part in the transformation of the organisation as part of the 2021-2023 Strategy to ensure that Cochrane maintains its relevance and pre-eminence into the future.
Cochrane is seeking an ambitious individual who relishes a challenge, loves collaborative working, delivers results and has extensive experience of successfully delivering strategy. The ideal candidates will possess an understanding and experience of international fundraising, strong relationship management skills, and experience of working at director-level. Finally, you will be enterprising and a strategic thinker with the ability to seek and find creative solutions and foster innovation in your teams.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Under the direction of the Senior Partnerships Manager (Education):
- Ensure that youth work connects into Sport Birmingham’s strategic outcomes, supporting complementary activity within and outside the organisation and contributing to the continuous improvement and development of business (including the annual delivery plan, performance management framework, business planning, marketing and communications, equity, and safeguarding).
- Line manage the ‘youth’ team, ensuring operational delivery is achieved, and that volunteers and sessional workers are effectively recruited and equipped to support projects; implement Performance Development Plans for your team members.
- Take responsibility for project business plans managing resources, including the administrative, financial, monitoring and reporting systems; ensure risks to the projects are identified, managed, and mitigated against.
- Ensure delivery is in accordance with funding guidance, financial procedures, and policies, taking responsibility for setting budgets, monitoring income and expenditure, plus the submission of progress reports, case studies and evaluation processes designed to evidence the impact of interventions and performance against targets.
- Ensure adherence to the requirements of the Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport Standards, also relevant good practise guidelines, quality assurance and minimum standards.
- Lead on the development of stakeholder and partnership engagement, promoting collaboration across the education, sports and wider voluntary, youth and community sectors and raising awareness of funding opportunities available to increase participation in sport, wellbeing, and diversionary activity.
- Support the growing network of sports organisations and clubs to become sustainable by providing practical advice on recruiting and retaining young people and volunteers in clubs and organisations.
- Support the development of local events and competitions for youth-focused projects and programmes.
Closing for this role is 3 June. We are encouraging interested candidates to get in touch asap.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A world where all young people flourish, regardless of their background.
Who We Are
LTSB is a social mobility charity that works with bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring they find meaningful, skilled careers – and that firms get positive, effective employees who can make a difference from their first day.
Our four key responsibilities are:
- Promoting opportunities to those from backgrounds that are not normally reached
- Preparing young people for the workplace, and the workplace for young people
- Providing context for their application, and stewarding the hiring process
- Pastoral care – an additional support network for the first phase of their career
We don’t just get young people jobs. We launch careers. When diverse talent is given preparation and support, they don’t just get by, they thrive – and that means more representative management which can better train and retain a more representative workforce. For historic information, please see our Impact Report on our website: www.ltsb.charity
The Finance team consists of a Finance Director and a Finance Administrator role.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the LTSB, and provides commercial focus, leading on financial compliance and governance and overseeing strong and effective financial administrative functions and reporting. With overall responsibility for the charity’s finance function, you will play a significant role as a senior member of the leadership team to ensure the charity can achieve its mission in the most effective and efficient way possible. The FD manages the Finance Administrator who undertakes the day-to-day financial administration.
Day-to-day financial management
- Ensure relevant and accurate records are kept, filings made, and taxes paid as required by HMRC (in respect of Payroll, corporation tax and VAT), pension agencies, Companies’ House and the Charity Commission.
- Develop and enhance the financial and management reporting systems to meet the strategic and operational needs of the Trust including the identification and implementation of suitable software, and upgrades to existing software and office systems to improve processes and systems to bring about efficiencies.
- Ensure compliance with statutory accounting and regulatory requirements of financial and charity governance matters.
- Prepare the annual accounts in accordance with relevant statutory and accounting reporting standards and auditing requirements.
- Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit and any management recommendations raised by the auditors.
- Oversee the management and reporting of all funds received from external funders. Ensure that accurate restricted fund accounts are maintained and that the financial records comply with funder reporting requirements.
- Supervise the Finance Administrator.
- Keep the CEO and Finance Committee informed of material developments on a regular and ad-hoc basis as required.
Strategic financial planning and management
- Prepare quarterly and annual management accounts, including income and expenditure accounts, balance sheet, cash flows, financial performance indicators and supporting notes for the Finance Committee and Trustee Board quarterly meetings.
- Be responsible for the budgeting and forecasting process for the organisation and provide appropriate reporting, variance analysis and support for decision making to the CEO, SLT and Board.
- Developing and leading LTSB’s finance strategy, optimising the charity’s financial performance and strategic position.
- Providing strategic leadership in relation to LTSB’s finances, advising on matters of compliance, risk, and contract performance.
- Accountable to the Finance Committee of the Board for all financial, risk and audit matters working closely with the CEO and Board to achieve a high quality of governance for LTSB.
- Ensure LTSB’s legal and governance responsibilities are undertaken and executed in a robust and transparent way, with trustees updated on any relevant legal and/or governance changes.
- Maintain up-to-date corporate documents and ensuring that all required documents are filed at Companies House and Charities Commission within the requisite deadlines.
- Undertaking any other duties and projects as may be assigned by the CEO or the Board of Trustees.
- Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with strong financial systems and experience working as a finance director.
- Outstanding and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
- Demonstrable commitment to LTSB’s vision and values.
- Experience of financial statement preparation and audit process management.
- Experience of preparing board papers and presenting to boards.
- Experience of managing grant finances and contract compliance.
- Commercially aware.
- Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns under the partial exemption method.
- Experience of working in the charity sector with good knowledge of charity accounting.
- Experience of overseeing the development of organisational policies, procedures and systems.
- We have recently moved from Quickbooks to Oracle Netsuite accounting software so candidates with a good working knowledge of at least one of these systems would be ideal, although experience of using any similar cloud accounting system would be advantageous for the role
Skills and Abilities
- Strong technical financial and management accounting skills.
- Strong IT skills with advanced Excel skills.
- Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills.
- Proven financial analysis, cashflow management and forecasting ability.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and written).
- Proven ability to produce and interpret management accounts
- Proven ability to provide support, and guidance to non-financial managers and colleagues.
- The ability to manage a varied and pressured workload.
- Highly motivated and autonomous.
This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All LTSB staff members are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
This role is ideal for an experienced Finance Director who is seeking flexible hours and home working. Although the FD would need to attend meetings in London they could be based anywhere in the UK. This is a home-based role, and our team works independently with no central office.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word format, when prompted to attach documents, explaining how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work at LTSB in this role.
Please note, all candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022. Applications received after this point will not be considered.
First stage interviews will be held by Zoom during w/c 6th June. Second stage interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 15th June.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Sales Operations Manager, School Partnerships
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Birmingham, London or Manchester
£30,000 per annum (plus £3,000 London Weighting if applicable)
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a motivated and talented professional to join our School Partnerships team as a Sales Operations Manager. You will be responsible for increasing sales productivity by simplifying processes and implementing automation tools.
You’ll achieve this by effectively and efficiently business partnering with a few of our teams to proactively identify bottlenecks in our sales processes and find ways to reduce them which will make the sales machine go faster. In addition to this, some projects that you’ll be involved in include developing operational strategy, leading complex operations and you’ll work to align varied, often competing, interests.
Working in a hybrid way, you’ll be attached to either our Birmingham, London or Manchester office and will report to the Operations Director of School Partnerships. In line with our current ways of working, you’ll be expected to be in the office at least 1 day a month, in addition to team days. This is subject to review.
Some of the skills that’ll really help you in this role are, strong analytical and numerical skills with excellent attention to detail, strong people and influencing skill with the ability to build trust and effective relationships and also be competent with handling data to help monitor and evaluate performance outcomes.
If you’ve experience in creating reports, optimising processes, training new hires and managing dashboards and have a customer focused approach, this could be the role for you.
Who are Ambition Institute?
At Ambition Institute we help schools tackling educational disadvantage to keep getting better, and help their teachers and school leaders to become more expert over time. That’s how we’ll make sure every child gets a great education and the best possible start in life.
- We train teachers and leaders at all levels to get better at the things that make the biggest difference: what you teach, how you teach it, and how you create the conditions for schools to thrive.
- We share what works. Everyone can benefit from evidence of how great teaching and leadership can improve schools and change lives, so we connect people to the latest research and best practice.
- We champion every teacher and school leader’s potential to develop, as the driving force for sustainable school improvement.
We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:
- Agile working culture, so you can control how you work.
- Staff affinity networks that help keep equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
- Enhanced maternity pay after a year’s service.
- Shared parental leave package.
- Access to free, confidential 24/7 wellbeing and support line.
- Professional development offer for all staff.
- 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays.
- Employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% national insurance rebate).
- Interest free season ticket / bike loans
How to apply
All applications must be received by the closing date, 9am on 07 June 2022. Interviews are expected to take place on 13 June 2022.
To apply for this role, or any of our other vacancies or for any questions or queries please visit our website.
Equality and diversity matter to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our Financial Planning & Analysis team are looking to recruit a Head of Finance working with the Operations and Commercial departments of the Trust, this is a key senior role in a fast pace environment. You will have strong commercial and communication skills to lead a national team of 4 finance managers ,you will be working with Operational teams assisting Directors with financial and commercial decision making. This is an exciting and rewarding role for the right candidate working for a highly regarded national charity.
The Financial Planning & Analysis function is responsible for strategic, commercial financial advice and financial performance management for the Trust including performance reporting, financial bid support, business cases, budgeting and forecasting activities. The team provide essential analysis and insights for budget holders and senior leaders to drive effective, sustainable, and commercial planning.
This role has responsibility for the Commercial advice to Management Teams, Business Planning & Budgeting, monitoring of monthly expenditure, challenging senior teams driving value for money within our operations and commercial departments. Review of expenditure accruals / deferrals. Training budget holders to improve financial management & accuracy of monthly management accounts.
You will initially be working on a hybrid basis and then based at one of our key centres with the opportunity to work flexibly. There will also be opportunities for you to work with Young People and witness the fantastic work of the Trust.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Operations Manager (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk)
Salary: £34,650 - £38,352 pa depending on experience
Who are we?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives young people the chance to develop skills for work and life.
Our structured programmes of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide, and encourage young people to widen their experiences and learn new skills.
Through a licensing process, we partner with youth organisations and support them in their delivery of our programmes to their young people. These organisations range from schools and colleges to local authorities, charities, secure units, and community organisations.
We have recently launched our new strategy for the next five years, Youth Without Limits, which will ensure the DofE is open to all young people aged 14-24 across the UK, and that our participants reflect the most diverse generation of young people ever.
What is the role?
Working within our values and behavioural framework, this role will see you remotely managing, developing, and empowering a team of Operations Officers. By creating a positive working environment in which they can flourish, you will support them to achieve our strategic ambitions and their individual Key Performance Indicators.
Operations Officers are responsible for managing the relationships with our partner organisations (known as Licensed Organisations – LOs), ensuring they offer quality and inclusive DofE programmes to their young people. You will support your team through engaging with stakeholders, managing, and resolving any issues or concerns Operations Officers raise around delivery or quality within their LOs.
As part of the regional management team, which comprises of the Regional Director, Business Support Manager, Senior Operations Manager and other Operations Managers, you will actively contribute to developing and delivering ways to achieve objectives outlined within the regional business plan which supports our national strategic goals.
You will undertake meetings, in person and virtually, across the region engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders at different levels within different organisations. When not out at meetings, you will be working from home.
Whilst you won’t be working directly with young people, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are having a positive impact on their future opportunities.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a strong team leader who has experience of directly managing a team of staff, either in person or remotely.
You will need to have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to engage with internal and external stakeholders and be an enthusiastic influencer and authentic ambassador for the DofE.
To undertake the role you’ll need to be exceptionally organised, have the ability to prioritise your workload, meet deadlines and have excellent administrative skills, being both computer literate and competent in MS Office applications.
Our work is increasingly data driven, so you will need to have experience of managing and analysing simple data from which to make informed decisions.
Project management experience will be required to enable you to contribute to regional and national projects, that will drive our strategic objectives forward over the next five years.
We are looking for someone who is decisive and flexible in their approach, has a positive outlook and who will actively manage the wellbeing of their team.
What will you get in return?
The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart.
A starting salary of between £34,650 - £38,352 per annum dependent on experience.
From day one you’ll have access to a generous pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Through our Flexible Working policy the DofE provides an opportunity to work flexibly to meet yours and our business needs.
How to apply
If you feel excited by this role and believe you have the necessary skills and experience to become a valued team member, please go to our website and apply.
The deadline for applying for this role is 10 June 2022
There will be two interviews for this role with successful applicants being invited to attend on the following dates:
First interview: Week commencing 20th June 2022 which will be held virtually over Teams.
Second interview: Week commencing 27th June 2022 which will be held virtually over Teams.
An enhanced criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar) will be undertaken when a job offer is accepted.
If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if you would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email.
Since its launch in 1956, the DofE has empowered millions of young people to become the very best they can be. It was established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, our Patron, and is still guided by the same set of principles he laid down.
The flexibility and adaptability of DofE have allowed the DofE to spread around the world. We operate through a social franchise model in the UK, licensing and supporting a wide range of organisations to deliver DofE programmes to hundreds of thousands of young people every year.
Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak our ambition to grow the number of young people who can access a DofE programme remains unchanged and we continue to engage new partners and develop innovative ways of working with businesses, the voluntary sector, and policymakers across the UK to ensure that any young person who wants to do their DofE can do so.
Diversity, equality & inclusion
The DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We recruit, develop, promote and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.
While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour, disabled people, and people under 25 are not as well represented as we would like. As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) Manager: Home based or Agile working. Pay circa £40,000 depending on experience. Permanent role. 35 hours per week.
Is diversity, equity and inclusion your thing? Do you have strong experience of designing and implementing measurable DE&I strategies?
If so, come and join our friendly organisation on our journey to becoming more diverse and inclusive.
At Rethink Mental Illness we believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity – and that’s why equity is one of our core values. We understand the importance of drawing on the expertise, unique perspectives and lived experience of our people – regardless of who they are or their background – to help us become an inclusive and anti-racist employer, campaigning organisation and service provider that reflects the diverse communities we support as a leading mental health charity.
As our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager you will be report to the Associate Director for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Race Equality and you will be integral to the development and delivery of a comprehensive and integrated strategic plan that builds a diverse, equity and inclusive culture across Rethink Mental Illness. Through an evidence-led and thematic approach, the strategy will need to ensure that DE&I is the ‘hygiene factor’ into what and how we do things.
You will have responsibility for leading and directing projects and working groups to deliver the culture change, covering all aspects of the employee life cycle, and ensuring all HR touch points are diverse and inclusive. You will personally support our managers through coaching and mentoring.
If you have strong experience of developing, launching, and implementing a DE&I strategies; preferably experience of training, coaching or mentoring; knowledge of external good practice (particularly in relation to Equality Impact Assessments) and an ability to generate ideas, proposals and initiatives, to deliver measurable change and gain buy-in at all levels, this role is for you.
For more information on the role see the attached Job Description.
We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include:
- Wellbeing support: our Wellbeing hub gives physical, emotional, and mental health support. We also have a BUPA Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments.
- Taking time for you: we work flexibly –you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off.
- Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme.
- Structured Corporate Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity supporting your wellbeing along the way.
- £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member
Who are we?
We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”
We welcome applications from everyone. Applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles to help us achieve this.
Closing date 1st June 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 27th June 2022 and will consist of Competency/Behavioural interview and a presentation, which will be provided closer to the date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. We run the Stop It Now! helpline and campaign. Our mission is to prevent sexual abuse from happening by working with those perpetrating it, those affected by it and with protective adults who can keep children safe.
We are an influential charity and we’re growing. Our work is vital and has real impact – every day we protect children from harm.
About the role
We are looking for a dynamic and talented senior leader to join our management team as Director of Policy and Advocacy. This is a new role.
The successful candidate will advocate and influence policy, deliver effective engagement with a range of audiences and key stakeholders, and increase awareness of our work and our services. They will head up our communications team of five.
This role will contribute to organisational development, influence our direction of travel and create new possibilities for the prevention of child sexual abuse. This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior leader to have a big impact.
You will have experience of effective delivery at a senior management level in policy, advocacy, engagement or communications. A background in child protection is essential and there is scope to develop your existing areas of expertise.
We are seeking someone with an instinct for creative communications, authentic engagement and strong leadership skills. You need to be able to represent the Foundation with gravitas and credibility to the highest levels of external audiences (e.g. governments, law enforcement agencies, funders and charities), while at the same time being prepared to lead through example in a medium sized and growing organisation, with a hands-on approach to our day-to-day activities.
You will need:
- Experience of working in a child safeguarding role within statutory or non-statutory sector, or a thorough understanding of child protection and child sexual abuse.
- Experience of working at a senior management level in either a policy, advocacy, engagement or communications role.
- A demonstrable track record of engaging with decision makers and key influencers.
You will have:
- Demonstrable interpersonal, negotiating and collaboration skills, with the ability to influence both internal and external partners at a senior level.
- Highly developed verbal communication skills including the skill to speak engagingly to a range of audiences, including the public.
- Highly developed written communication skills to produce guidance and policy documents, reports, and articles that are engaging, clear and practical.
You will be:
- Passionate about the delivery of our vision of a world free from child sexual abuse.
- An inspiring role model for others, capable of building trust and promoting our vision / mission and values.
- Happy to pitch in and support colleagues on organisational priorities with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
At The Lucy Faithfull Foundation we believe in creating a positive environment where our differences are respected and each of us feels valued for our contribution. Treating people fairly is part of our values and at the core of our culture. As an inclusive employer, all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, socioeconomic background, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and caring responsibilities, marital status, nationality and disability including invisible disabilities and neurodiversity.
If you are eager to make a positive difference in your next role, this is a superb opportunity to join a charity tackling an issue that affects 1 in 6 children across the UK. In joining us, you will be instrumental in helping us protect children from harm.
The closing date for completed applications is 24th May 2022 but we reserve the right to close the vacancy early as we will be interviewing candidates shortlisted as applications are received, therefore we advise that you submit your completed application form as quickly as possible. Candidates not shortlisted will not be contacted after the closing date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Director of Partnerships, Research, and Influence
Full Time 37 hours per week
Salary: £58, 634
Location: East Dorset with Home based working. Requires travel for meetings.
Are you passionate about leading a diverse and enthusiastic workforce to improve the lives of people?
Help & Care is an established charity and Social Enterprise with 37 years’ experience of providing services to support people in local communities. As an organisation we are enthusiastic about Social Justice to ensure that people and communities have access to the right services. We currently operate across Southern England, collaborating with communities and providers to help shape services across Health and Social Care.
We are looking for a Director of Partnerships, Research, and Influence to be part of our Leadership Team, taking responsibility for a cluster of services and acting as the lead on our developing work to influence, promote change and service development across our area of operation.
We are proud of our values, championing social justice and innovation, working in partnership with others, to make changes for people in their communities. We want our Leadership Team to reflect these values alongside energy, enthusiasm, and a positive outlook to take on the challenges we face.
Driving licence and use of own vehicle is essential for this role – work related travel expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile.
To find out more about the role, please visit our website to view the recruitment pack, job description and person specificaiton along with details on how you can set up an informal conversation with our CEO.
For more information on Help & Care please visit our website.
We will not consider CVs.
The closing date for completed application forms to be received is by Wednesday 8th June 2022.
The interviews will consist of interviews and an executive assessment
- First stage interviews are planned for week beginning 27th June (TBC)
- Second interviews will take place week beginning 4th July 2022 (TBC)
- The executive assessment will be undertaken in between
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Barnardo’s is the largest national children’s charity in the UK. We protect, support, and nurture the UK's vulnerable children. We help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents, and carers via our 800+ diverse services across the UK. The scale of what we do may be big and complex, but our aim is simple – to provide better outcomes for more children, no matter who they are or what they have been through. We are committed to working in partnership to reach more Children, Young People, and families.
Our current Director of Commercial & Business Development – Children’s Services will be leaving having developed a very successful directorate, and we are now seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to build on our sector-leading commercial activity. Reporting to our Corporate Director of Development & Innovation, your key responsibilities will include:
- Aligning all areas of the business development and commercial strategy to support Barnardo’s vision, purpose, objectives, identifying opportunities and robust solutions.
- Providing strategic leadership and oversight of our commercial business lines operations, including our Family Placement, Gap Homes, and Employer Training Services businesses, with a combined 600 staff and turnover of £42m
- Developing and identifying new opportunities, markets, and solutions to achieve our organisation strategy and achieve better outcomes for Children and Young People
- Delivering commercial expertise and advice into high value and pan-regional bids and their implementation in partnership with regional and national Children Services operational teams, frontline services, and corporate teams
- Leading improvements to the quality of all tendering activity across Barnardo’s, which will continually increase the positive outcomes achieved through competitive bids
- As a senior leader, working with key stakeholders to develop and innovate our approach to strategic partnerships, system change and operational services to address the needs of Children and young people, commissioners, and funders
This is not a traditional business development role. The focus of your work will be strategic, proactive, market development, working closely with our partners and commissioners to co-design and co-produce interventions that change the system and deliver better outcomes for more children.
The successful candidate will have strong commercial acumen and be adept at identifying opportunities, creating partnerships, and assessing risk/reward. You will ideally have experience of working with children’s services or another setting where services work with high risk, vulnerable groups. You’ll need a good understanding of tendering and contracts in the public sector, and a breadth of operational leadership experience to provide oversight and support to the managers of our commercial businesses.
If you’re driven by a passion to make a difference to young people’s lives, we want to hear from you. Your ability to succeed in this role will have a tangible impact on children and young people both by directly raising income that funds our vital services, and by creating new approaches that can reach more children and young people.
For further a recruitment pack with further information including how to apply, please contact James Stephens at Morgan Law Executive Recruitment. The Closing Date for applications will be 11pm on Wednesday 25th May. We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Strategy and Change Director - Professional Oversight
London (4 days a fortnight in the office)
£121,200 plus excellent benefits
- Are you a fully qualified auditor with experience within professional services at Director/Associate Partner level?
- Do you have experience within industry where there is a regulatory component?
- Do you experience in strategy, planning, change management and risk management?
- Are you experienced in management of staff/teams and used to dealing with HR related matters?
A regulator is seeking this key hire as they drive forward their enhancement and development of the Professional Oversight Team (POT) and the wider organisation; as they transform into a new body.
The role -
You will manage the strategy and development of the framework required for effective oversight of the relevant professional bodies. This will include - Leading efforts to increase 'joined up' ways of working within the organisation, developing strong relationships with other leaders in the body. Developing and introducing enhanced working practices into POT and working to set the strategic direction of travel for the department.
Key responsibilities -
- Supporting and developing strategy and responses to ensure strong output from the division
- Participation in Supervision Senior Leadership Team meetings on behalf of the DPO.
- Direct line management of a proportion of team members including the heads of workstreams relevant to the role.
- Active involvement in cross-organisational initiatives, particularly those that impact oversight strategy.
- Leading the more strategic professional oversight projects.
- Drafting position papers for review at the Executive Committee (ExCo) and Board level.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with key external parties, primarily the professional accountancy and audit bodies, relevant to the work of POT and representing the organisation in dealings with them at an operational level.
The person -
- A good understanding of the law relating to audit regulation and the role of a regulator in the sector
- A good understanding of the role of the recognised professional bodies in relation to both audit and accounting regulation and the relevant law governing these activities
- Knowledge of the wider public interest issues that arise from the activities of the recognised professional bodies
- An audit or accounting qualification and experience at either Director or Associate Partner level within a professional services firm
- Experience of managing large teams and HR issues that may arise from such responsibilities
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Experience within industry where there is a regulatory component
- Experience in strategy, planning, change management and risk management
This is a key role within this organisation in an exciting time in their development. You will enjoy working with subject matter experts in a diverse, supportive and "family-feel" culture. Excellent benefits and a very strong work/life balance are also on offer.
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
The Government Property Agency is changing the way the Civil Service works and is at the forefront of Government's transformation agenda; reshaping the relationship civil servants have with their place of work. The Agency is central to the delivery of key Government policies including moving 22,000 Civil Service roles out of London by 2030 and tackling climate change by contributing to the Net Zero agenda. To do this we are delivering a major change programme across the UK and consolidating our portfolio in order to save £1.4 Bn over 10 years.
You will be a key member of the GPA Finance Leadership team, responsible for setting out GPA’s financial strategy working with HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office. You will lead 3 x G6 finance staff in corporate finance activities made up of financial accounting, management reporting, financial control, finance systems and finance operations. You will be able to inspire and support the Finance staff of around 25 people and be able to lead this highly-skilled Finance team in delivering best in class finance services, overseeing the business and financial planning cycle, driving robust financial controls and holding the organisation to account for meeting financial targets.
This strategic leadership role is accountable for the delivery of an efficient and effective corporate finance function delivering a range of professional services to enable the organisation to robustly and confidently manage its financial position in line with government and regulatory expectations for the management of public money. Leading a team of professional experts, this role will ensure that the GPA is supported by a high quality, efficient and effective finance function that assesses, understands and anticipates strategic direction, business need and risks, while being sufficiently dynamic to be able to respond to changes in business and government direction as well as legislative changes. You will lead the GPA central finance teams to focus on high quality service delivery for a rapidly growing organisation with income over £1.1b and assets of over £1.7billion
The responsibilities of the Deputy Director of Corporate Finance will include:
- As part of the Finance Senior Leadership team, provide leadership, energy and direction for the team and supporting financial service providers continuingly improving service levels
- Oversee and deliver the preparation of annual statutory accounts.
- Oversee the provision of reporting and analysis to the Executive Team and the Board.
- Ensure that GPA meets its financial targets by managing its income and costs with effective finance processes and delegations.
- Oversee the development of assurance strategy to ensure that the highest standards are met and are in line with best practice and government strategy.
- Embed an effective internal assurance control framework.
- Strong people leadership, creating a Finance team that is seen as exemplary in delivery of financial management, reporting and control as well as a place where Finance professionals want to be.
- Experience of a senior financial role within an organisation going through a significant period of change.
- Sound experience of financial management, reporting and control with the ability to manage systems, deliver at pace and drive best value for money.
- Strong track record of confidently engaging and working with senior stakeholders.
- Knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting and income generation in Government.
- Experience of Government finance and budgeting.
- processes, such as Treasury funding mechanisms, and spending reviews.
- The successful candidate must be a CCAB Qualified or equivalent (i.e. ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA, ICAS or CAI).
- Ability to deliver transformational change and upskill and grow the finance function and associated infrastructure in order to support the growth of GPA.
- Experience of strong financial management controls and processes in a variety of organisations.
- Strong customer service ethos.
- A track record of successfully working with outsourced service providers.
- Experience of financial management gained in the property / real estate sector, preferably in property development or asset management. (Desirable)
- Have strong commercial acumen, with proven ability to add commercial value. (Desirable)
- Experience of introducing new financial systems and digital tools. (Desirable)
- Experience of reporting to, and advising, a Board. (Desirable)
To apply for this opportunity, you will be required to produce a supporting statement (max 750 words) demonstrating how you consider your personal skills, qualities, and experience, providing evidence of your suitability for the role with consideration for the key responsibilities of the role alongside your CV. For more information, please apply using the link, or contact Michael Swinburn or Jack White at our retained search agent, Robertson Bell.
About Migrant Help:
Migrant Help is a leading charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential.
We are currently looking for a Deputy Director for Strategic Programmes to join our team on a Permanent Contract.
We place a high value on employees in relation to the work that they do and the benefits the organisation offers, with an ethos of being a Great Place to Work.
These are some of the benefits we offer:
• Flexibility and work life balance
• Enhanced family friendly provisions
• Additional holiday entitlements
• Perkbox benefits
• Non-contributory pension scheme.
At Migrant Help, we foster a culture in which equality, diversity and inclusion are recognised, valued and encouraged. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we match your skills with the needs of our organisation. As long as you share our values, vision and goals. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of their age, religion or belief, race, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
The Deputy Director of Strategic Programmes will be responsible for managing some of our smaller or short-term direct service contracts and a number of projects outside our core contracts. This role will play a key part in the successful delivery of the Migrant Help Strategy which aims to provide holistic support to our clients, fill gaps in services for the sector and build collaborative partnerships. This is a wide-reaching role with a lot of variety that focuses on delivering real impact to our clients.
This is a new role for Migrant Help with a growing team as we look to increase our client support into new areas and diversify our income. The key aims of this role are to;
- Support and deliver on existing programmes
- Liaise with commissioners
- Mobilise and deliver future projects
- Advise on the development of new projects
The postholder will be responsible for ensuring KPIs and deliverables are achieved, and that our projects reach the most vulnerable people.
The Deputy Director of Strategic Programmes will promote the Migrant Help Strategy internally and externally and contribute to the development of future strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop strong partnerships with organisations and community groups in the sector, identifying opportunities to collaborate and share good practice.
- Develop and maintain relationships with commissioners and ensure KPIs, targets and reporting requirements are met for contracts and grants within your remit.
- Represent Migrant Help at key sector meetings, network events and pitches as required.
- Oversight and strategic management of key initiatives undertaken in line with the strategy, including planning, budgeting, funding, partnership management, evaluation and reporting.
- Develop evaluation and monitoring processes to assess the effectiveness of the programmes.
- Provide senior level capacity and expertise to our Strategy and Engagement function.
- Contribute to the overall success of the organisation in accordance with Migrant Help's Strategic aims and objectives.
- Ensure staff are appropriately managed, supervised with regular objective setting and supportive meetings.
- Effective line management of teams and ensure delivery structures are fit for purpose.
- Attend and provide reports to Board and Management meetings as required to fulfil the governance and leadership responsibilities in line with the role.
- Contribute to senior management team meetings and discussions.
- Work closely with the Communications team to promote outcomes and impact of the programmes internally and externally and elevate the Migrant Help brand.
- Work with the Income Team to develop fundraising strategies for the programmes, project proposals, and to support new funding streams.
- Work with the Operations Teams to map service delivery innovations and improvements, ensure a consistent approach and share learnings.
- Engage with our Lived Experience Advisory Panels to understand, coproduce and implement service improvements
And any other ad hoc duties as deemed reasonable by the Director of Strategy & Engagement, CEO and Board
Migrant Help is committed to safeguarding those we provide a service to, applicants will have to undergo strict vetting procedures throughout different stages of the recruitment process.
Right to Work in the UK
In addition to being able to provide documents to show their right to work in the UK ie passport or other right to work documents such as work visa, settled status document, certificate of registration, naturalization as a British citizen, Biometric Residence Permit etc.
This post is also subject to;
- DBS Check
- Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)
For CTC application applicant must:
- Be able to provide a valid passport eg. 10 year full British passport, EU or non-EU Passport with indefinite leave to remain
- Be able to provide continuous UK address history for the previous 5 years
- Provide full employment history for the previous 3 years and/or suitable documentation to cover any gaps in employment
All ID documents must show current address
We encourage applications from disabled people by offering them an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job
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