Operation manager jobs near Birmingham, West Midlands
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.
National Lottery players raise an incredible £30 million a week for good causes. This money funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture. We are proud to be one of 12 distributors responsible for awarding this funding across the UK.
Thanks to National Lottery players, last year we were able to award over half a billion pounds of life-changing funding to UK communities, supporting thousands of projects making a real difference to people’s lives.
Over eight in ten of our grants were for under £10,000 going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK doing great things to support their communities, during a particularly tough time.
We also distribute non-National Lottery funds, working closely with Government on funding for important issues, such as tackling loneliness, multiple and complex needs, mental health and distributing Dormant Accounts money.
Over the last five years we’ve awarded a total of £3.4 billion, of which £2.7 billion is National Lottery money.
We fund things that matter – whether helping communities respond positively to national, regional or local priorities, or helping the UK achieve its big social ambitions. Our grants range from £500 up to multi-million-pound programmes – supporting people and projects to do extraordinary things and bring great ideas for their community to life.
About the Role
Are you passionate, creative and curious about creating change in communities across the UK?
We’re looking for proactive, energetic people to join our UK Portfolio Team as a Portfolio Manager. Our Portfolio Managers manage the design and delivery of a range of funding programmes that aim to address long-term social issues and improve quality of life across the UK.
The UK Portfolio delivers funding programmes and supports projects that are working across the UK. Uniquely positioned to complement and add value to the work of the Fund’s other four country portfolios: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We’re a relatively small, yet energetic team with a range of expertise and interests, reflected in the range of programmes we deliver. Annually we distribute approximately £80m within the UK Portfolio across a range of programmes supporting projects from Fife to Omagh; Teesside to Bridgend.
You will report to one of our senior team and work closely with them to ensure that the UK Portfolio’s strategy is effectively delivered, with a practical responsibility for overseeing the ‘end to end’ (proposal to decision to grant management) funding lifecycle on one or more of our programmes. You will therefore have experience (either as an applicant or grant maker) of one or more aspects of the funding cycle with the ability to apply critical analysis at each stage.
You will be one of eight Portfolio Managers and will play a management role in the delivery of our projects and priorities, working in a team of approximately 30 people who are dispersed across several different locations. Your management responsibilities will include:
- Overseeing and supporting Portfolio Officers in their work, ensuring they are benefitting from learning and development and continuously improving
- The operations and resourcing across our programmes, managing budgets, risk and reporting.
You’ll liaise with a variety of teams across the Fund in order to do this and will also play a role in our communication and engagement inside and outside the Fund and may also play a role on strategically important areas of work.
This role would suit people who:
- Have project management experience and strong organisational skills
- Will promote a high tolerance for risk and a ‘can do’ approach
- Can regularly use their networks to ensure that the UK Portfolio is responsive to the latest developments in Civil Society
- Understand and can work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, and in a way that is in line with our vision and principles
- Can contribute, add value to and role model a healthy, inclusive and positive team culture
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic and welcoming team, working with hugely important and fascinating projects that are responding to and addressing a wide range of topics from employment to climate, racial justice to safeguarding.
Importantly we need people who are curious about the society we live in and passionate about making a difference through our funding and the vital role of charities and voluntary organisations in helping communities to thrive.
You will need to travel from time to time for this role, supporting colleagues and communities across the UK. We do not expect this to be any more than a couple of occasions per month.
You can be based anywhere in the UK to carry out these roles. We are currently exploring how we’ll work in the longer term, but it is likely that all roles will be of a hybrid nature with options to work from home, an office, out in the community or a mixture of these. Most importantly will be regular connection with others to support you in your role.
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: We are looking to fill this role as a full time post (37 hours per week). However, we’re open to what that looks like and keen to consider flexible working approaches. That could mean two people doing the role as a job share, for example. Please tell us what your desired work pattern is in your application.
Interview Date: TBC but will likely be between 15 – 22 September
Location: UK wide
We are looking for talented people from a wider range of backgrounds, cultures and experience who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through our funding. Whether through lived or gained experience, you will really understand the communities we work with.
Specifically, you’ll need to demonstrate the following Essential Criteria:
- You have experience of either managing projects and / or funding work that fits with the work and programmes of the UK Portfolio
- You have strong project management and organisational skills, including a track record of turning strategic direction and vision into a deliverable, operational reality, including budget and risk management
- You have strong written and verbal skills with an ability to communicate with confidence to a wide range of individuals and audiences
- You have excellent interpersonal and people skills and can build effective working relationships to bring people together to achieve organisational aims and can demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement.
Furthermore, it would be advantageous if you could bring the following desirable criteria to the role:
- Driven and passionate about the Fund’s purpose and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Experience in leading and motivating people and teams, (including remote teams) role modelling a culture of inclusion
- Track record in developing approaches to collecting learning from grant holders or partners and approaches to sharing this learning
We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.
We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:
- Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
- Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
- Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Season ticket and cycle to work loans
- Paid volunteering leave
Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.
We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from disabled people and will proactively make reasonable adjustments if needed through the recruitment process and during employment. This can be related to a physical and mental health conditions.
We are also proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, supporting our commitment to being a great place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job title:Senior Relationship Manager
Location: Home/office based assigned to an office in Launceston, Bristol, London, Manchester
Reporting To: Head of Developing Communities
Contract: FTC to 31 March 2025
Date Closes: 4th September 2022
Reporting to the Head of Developing Communities this role plays an important part in the provision of capital grants to our charity and social enterprise customers working in the youth sector as part of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF).
We are looking for someone who has previous experience of funding of property / real estate / asset acquisition or redevelopment (which could be in the form of capital grants or lending) and managing a team of funding managers. This is a great opportunity for someone to be involved in making a difference to young people.
The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) is a £368 million fund created by the UK government to create, expand and improve youth facilities and services in England to drive positive outcomes for young people.
YIF is being delivered by a partnership between Social Investment Business, The Key Fund, National Youth Agency and Resonance.
Together, we aim to deliver grants for up to 300 facilities in selected eligible areas across England by 2025 that represent positive value for money, are environmentally sustainable and enable positive activities for young people aged 11–18 (up to 25 for young people with SEND).
This funding will drive value-for-money facilities that youth organisations can afford to sustain. Using innovative construction techniques, as well as supporting redevelopment projects that expand youth service provision, the YIF will achieve savings on facility running costs, so that resources can focus on activities that enrich young people’s lives.
It will support projects to level up youth provision, assessing and distributing grants so that local youth facilities and services can be the best they can be.
This role will be employed by Resonance Ltd, a leader in social impact investing and a growing company, so you’ll need to enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment with a friendly and supportive team.
Our values are:
- We are a bridge, not an institution
- We believe there is always a solution
- We build trusting and transparent relationships, one investment at a time
- When we strive for mutual profit, all of society benefits
- Responsible for managing a team of up to four Relationship Managers at Resonance who are assessing and managing capital grant investments as part of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) and oversight of the grants under management of the team expected to be c. £90m+
- Support Relationship Managers and make decisions on grant execution that fall outside of the procedures/standardised grant and security documentation, drawing on legal counsel support as required.
- Ensure approval decisions and funding conditions are clearly communicated to the Relationship Managers.
- Ensure that the funding assessments by Relationship Managers are completed to a high quality across the ‘three pillars’ of the YIF: organisational resilience, construction/redevelopment project viability and supported activities for young people. This may include coordinating support from experts and the wider YIF partnership.
- Provide input and proposals to the Director of Investments and the Head of the Youth Investment Fund that help contribute to the ongoing improvement and development of the funding programme.
- Authorise funding drawdowns, reviewing that the Relationship Managers have undertaken all the required checks and that approval conditions have been met.
- Sign off facility letters and security (where applicable).
- Ensure that the Relationship Managers are undertaking robust monitoring of grant and grants are being draw to schedule.
- Discuss potential variations to the terms of funding with the Relationship Managers (including challenging situations where the organisation is not able to bring the capital project in on time and on budget or is otherwise in financial distress) and approve variations in line with delegated authorities or recommend for approval to the grants committee as required.
- Relationship Managers (RMs) will be undertaking grant assessments and due diligence in conjunction with NYA and Construction consultants, and the assessment panels and grant committees will make all grant award decisions. This role oversees the production of assessment reports by RMs and co-ordinates with the senior member of the RM teams across SIB, Key Fund and Resonance, who are managing RMs at their organisations.
- Support and/or lead on relevant YIF projects as and when required.
- Support Head of Developing Communities on other projects as required.
- To work within Resonance’s mission, vision, values, and processes to achieve operational excellence.
- To adopt our continuous improvement and learning ethos.
- To support and embed equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) into day-to-day behaviours and activities within your role as well as contributing more widely across Resonance’s commitment to ED&I.
- To support and contribute to the implementation and delivery of Resonance’s strategy.
Skills and Experience:
- Commitment to quality, equality, diversity & inclusion, and customers.
- Team player with the ability to work independently.
- Experience of construction, real estate or property funding (capital grants or lending).
- Experience of managing a team of funding relationship managers or assessors, and excellent leadership skills.
- Commercial lending or social investment – Significant experience of subjective funding – social investment or commercial funding to include significant experience of transaction management and execution.
- Credit cycle: Experience of working in commercial lending or social investment through at least one previous credit cycle.
- Working at pace: Ability to work to deploy funding at a fast pace, whilst retaining control and oversight.
- Commercial awareness and numeracy skills – experience of talking to and understanding businesses and organisations.
- Strong attention to detail – experience of reviewing detailed information and picking up key details.
- Problem solving – experience of finding problems and assessing why problems occur. Adaptability and flexibility to changing needs and ability to deliver results under pressure.
- Communication – strong interpersonal and influencing skills and the confidence to effectively communicate at all levels.
- Organisation/time management – experience of managing a large amount of data and delivering results within specified timescales to a high standard.
- Strong IT skills.
- A passion to help financially viable charities and social enterprises access funding
Knowledge of the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector, particularly the youth sector.
Please send your CV to Careers4Change
Closing date: 7 September
We have an exciting new role for a skilled relationship manager to join our supportive and rapidly growing team. You will manage and help grow our group of commissioners and delivery partners, communicating the vital importance of improved numeracy for their staff, their business, their customers, or for the adults they support. You will build strong, mutually beneficial relationships, acting as a link with our delivery team, to support partners to implement and manage our programmes to improve number confidence and skills, as well as spotting opportunities to establish innovative new partnerships.
As Relationship Manager, you will play an important role in realising our vision by building long-term partnerships that provide sustainable impact for the organisation.
We are looking for someone who is flexible, a self-starter and able to use their own initiative to both strengthen relationships and establish new links. It’s not imperative that you come from the charity sector, as long as you can show us that you have relevant transferable skills and an understanding of what it takes to be successful in this role. We welcome applications from people who may have struggled with maths and numbers and have a personal understanding of the experiences of our beneficiaries. This is a fantastic opportunity within a small but ambitious and dynamic organisation making a real difference to people’s lives and livelihoods.
As a charity, National Numeracy operates nationally, and for this role, we welcome applications from across the UK. You can work in the office near Brighton, and/or you can work from home. Our expectation is that you will visit the office occasionally during the year when the work requires. While much of the work for this role can be done from home or the office, it will also involve travel to meet with partner organisations across the UK.
Some key responsibilities:
- Reach out to new organisations across multiple sectors to build new relationships with potential commissioners and delivery partners, working to demonstrate to them the benefits of good numeracy for their staff, their customers, or the adults they support.
- Build relationships with key stakeholders and manage existing relationships with commissioners and delivery partners to ensure that organisations working with us help deliver our programmes and campaigns to improve numeracy, keeping them informed about, and closely involved in the work that we do.
- Manage the link between our partner organisations and our internal teams, e.g. the Programmes team and the Operations and Impact team, on matters such as programme delivery, impact and engagement, finance, contracting and compliance.
- Where appropriate, help negotiate contracts for the use of National Numeracy’s systems.
- Help devise the best method for individual organisations to engage their staff
- Work with the rest of the Partnerships team and the Programmes team to deliver our various programmes.
- Working with colleagues, contribute to the programme design and continually improve our offer to commissioners and delivery partner organisations.
- Work with the Operations & Impact team to monitor our engagement and capture our impact.
- Continually work towards the charity’s aims and objectives.
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Every week, 200 people are killed or catastrophically injured in road crashes, and more die from respiratory illnesses due to traffic pollution. Brake is the UK’s leading, national road safety charity working for safe and healthy streets and providing vital support through our National Road Victim Service (NRVS) for families devastated by bereavement and serious injuries in road crashes. Read our vision here.
We are looking for a talented, cause-driven Relationship Manager to join our National Road Victim Service’s Development Team. This passionate team is at the heart of our service helping victims. It is responsible for stewarding and developing the service’s sustainable funding so we can help more road victims, providing care when they need in the most, and developing pathways into the service in collaboration with our partners.
A new and exciting role, we are looking for a Relationship Manager to manage a portfolio of corporate partners who support our National Road Victim Service, planning joint activities with them (such as regular development meetings, training sessions, and community stakeholder panels) in line with contractual agreements, strengthening our future income and development opportunities. You will work alongside colleagues to help our partners to raise funds and awareness of the charity in the media.
You will also provide some support to Brake’s statutory funding programme delivery (we are funded and supported by a variety of statutory partners too). This could involve, for example, writing content for funder impact reports utilising data sets as well as helping prepare new funding applications / agreements.
You will quickly gain a strong understanding of the National Road Victim Service through self-direction and cross team working, enabling you to help our partners understand the invaluable support the service provides to victims. You will act as an ambassador for the service in everything you do and will recognise and maximise opportunities to build upon our already excellent reputation.
The role is home based with some occasional travel to meet colleagues and external stakeholders and attend events.
You will have at least two years’ demonstrable experience within a business development and partnership management role, delivering tangible results and generating new income. You build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
This is a varied role, and we are looking for somebody with a can-do attitude and an ability and willingness to work across a variety of tasks. You are organised, self-motivated, adaptable and confident, with a passion for our cause and engaging with corporates and other funders in order to deliver significant income for our National Road Victim Service. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- A proven, impressive track record of delivering corporate/charity partnerships
- Willingness to engage with Brake’s cause and develop an understanding of how we help victims, and have empathy with their plight
- The ability to manage a complex workload and plan
- Excellent presentation and written communication skills, including attention to detail and a focus on quality development
- A team player who can also work on your own initiative
- Risk identification and management skills, such as managing risk registers and data protection issues
- Excellent IT aptitude and be efficient in the use of Microsoft, for example excel and Power BI.
- Flexible and willing to travel throughout the UK, with occasional overnight stays
The successful candidate will also be required to undertake, or have already, an up-to-date enhanced DBS check in place before starting in role.
Due to the nature of Brake’s work, we cannot consider applications from traffic offenders.
Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Forming the vision for services or products and engage the team and stakeholders in the development of that vision over time is one of the key priorities for our Product Managers.
We are on a mission to provide information and support to people whenever they need it, as well as carrying our groundbreaking research into treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus for those who want them and campaigning to make life fully inclusive.
We are putting digital front and centre of what we do. It is the best way to reach more of the 1 in 5 adults in the UK who are deaf or have hearing loss and the 1 in 8 with tinnitus. That’s why we are designing a new digital service.
As a Product Manager in the Digital and Innovation capability, you will be joining a team who:
- Design, build and iterate services and products, but are not limited to digital
- Work on discoveries, prototypes and continuous improvements that span the charity
- Translate and join up user and organisational needs into the end-to-end design and delivery of valuable services, no matter the channel
- Whilst we are one team with a shared purpose, you will work iteratively in cross-functional Scrum teams made up of people from across the charity to bring impactful and meaningful work to life.
Product managers need to be passionate about the quality of the services and products we are delivering to help users complete their goal and for the charity to deliver on its strategy. They use their knowledge of user needs and organisational goals to frame problems and set priorities for the delivery team.
As a Product Manager, you will:
- form the vision for services or products and engage the team and stakeholders in the development of that vision over time
- keep people informed about the development of services or products and promote their uptake
- represent users throughout the delivery process and use their feedback to inform continuous improvement
To do this you’ll be deploying your skills and experience in these key areas:
- Agile working, helping the team the manage and visualise outcomes, prioritise work and work to agreed minimal viable product (MVP) scope.
- Lifecycle perspective, recognising when products move from one stage to another and ensuring the team is working towards the appropriate standards for the relevant phase.
- Operational management for services or products, with the ability to redesign processes, amend existing process and plan and operationalise the stages of a new product or service development. You are the escalation point for operational issues.
- Problem ownership by ensuring the right actions are taken to investigate, resolve and anticipate problems and co-ordinating the team to investigate and implement solutions.
- Strategic ownership by getting buy-in from the organisation, working with information to develop a strategy.
- User focus by collaborating with user researchers, understanding the different between user needs and desires of the user, prioritising and defining approaches to understand the user story and guiding others to do so.
We will start interviewing for this position as soon as possible, to be considered please apply with your CV, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.
We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practices that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.
Please note we are working with RNID exclusively for this recruitment, any third party CVs submitted will be redirected to The Talent Set for review.
CRM Project Manager
An exciting new opportunity for a CRM Project Manager to join one an international leading charity, on a fully remote basis.
The CRM Project Manager will lead on the implementation of MS Dynamics, which is a huge charity-wide undertaking!
This brilliant opportunity will allow the skilled CRM Project Manager to act as an integral figure throughout a period of change whilst allowing the organisation to continue to build a better future for those in need.
As a CRM Project Manager you will shape and manage the project workstream as well as ensuring the agreed targets for project delivery are met. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing issues and ensuring supplier dependencies are met.
Skills that are required for CRM Project Manager:
- Knowledge of CRM implementations/transformations
- Experience within the charity/fundraising sector (ideally)
- Previous project experience with MS Dynamics
- Strong Communication and stakeholder skills
CRM Project Management / Dynamics / CRM Systems / Salesforce / Project
Location: Fully remote, office space in London if required
Contract: Starts as an 8 month contract, but likelihood is this will extend to 12 months and beyond
We are excited to be recruiting a Programme Manager to join The Brilliant Tutoring Programme. This role will play an important role in the delivery and management of The Brilliant Tutoring Programme, which is currently being delivered as part of the government’s National Tutoring Programme (NTP). The Brilliant Club is also exploring opportunities for the charity to deliver attainment raising activities beyond the NTP.
The BTP Programme Manager will support the team leadership of the BTP team, ensuring excellent programme delivery to all BTP schools. The BTP Programme Manager will manage at least two Programme Officers, each managing a cluster of school- Tutor relationships. The Programme Manager will oversee all aspects of programme delivery by Programme Officers ensuring key performance indicators are met. They will coach and support Programme Officers to deal with difficult and sensitive issues from schools and Tutors, becoming directly involved as a point of escalation. The Programme Manager will design and coordinate the programme delivery cycle, ensuring that all communication to external stakeholders is high quality. The Programme Manager will deliver aspects of our provision including tutor assessment and training.
The role requires a driven and dynamic team player, with experience of success in programme management. They will be positive and proactive, with a commitment to delivering excellent standards. They will champion the charity’s values and embody them in interactions with colleagues and partners.
We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic , Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at The Brilliant Club, and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity
Time and Resource Management
- Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
- Helps others to develop the skills and behaviours to build good time and resource management
- Manages projects, with appropriate levels of time and resource input
External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management
- Knowledge of the school and university sectors
- Coaches the team to identify issues and opportunities to better manage external stakeholder relationships
- Actively shares useful information about stakeholders with internal colleagues at all levels
- Confidence in handling enquiries and conflicts from external stakeholders and adapting approach to meet different needs
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Evaluates the quality of communications within their team, suggesting improvements
- Confidence communicating with, and delivering to, a range of stakeholders
- Confidence presenting and delivering sessions to a range of audiences including school-aged children and adults
- Makes sound, nuanced judgments about how, when and whether to communicate difficult or complex messages
Initiative and Problem Solving
- Proactivity in seeking to enhance processes and identifying emerging risks, solving problems, and suggesting solutions as they arise
- Makes the case for improvements that have a positive impact and effectively shares solutions and improvements within relevant teams
- Encourages a culture of innovation
- Works with their team to respond quickly to solve problems, seeking input from relevant internal stakeholders
- Uses and seeks out the best data available to analyse patterns and arrive at robust solutions or improvements
Developing Self and Others
- Self-reflective and committed to own professional development
- Stretches self, team members and colleagues to develop
- Essential – Proven experience in leading the delivery of a project or programme across a locality
- Essential - Demonstrable experience of working in/with schools or the higher education sector
- Essential – Experience of managing a team
- Desirable – Qualified teacher (QTS or above) or academic research experience (Masters or above)
Role Specific Knowledge and Skills
- Essential – Knowledge of educational interventions, including impact management
- Essential – Knowledge of the school sector
- Essential – Capable of adapting quickly to new systems and interfaces
- Desirable – Teaching skills/delivering training to adults
- Desirable – Effective stakeholder management experience. Experience of engaging with schools, including senior leaders, to develop effective ongoing relationships to support the delivery of a project or programme.
- Desirable – Confident in using digital systems for delivery
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a Celebrity and Ambassador Manager to join RNIB.
This role will support the development of building and maintaining relationships with celebrity supporters i.e. high profile talent, influencers, sporting stars and sight loss ambassadors.
What you'll be doing
To manage and maintain existing warm relationships that RNIB currently hold with celebrity talent and ensure they are regularly communicated with and engaged in upcoming activity
To develop and implement a robust ambassador strategy working closely with other teams to target and recruit suitable ambassadors that can help meet cross-organisational objectives.
You will ensure relationships are credible and authentic and help RNIB achieve its vision of a world without barriers for people with sight loss.
Responsibility for securing high profile performers, entertainment and guests for gala events and other key events in the RNIB calendar
What you'll need to succeed in this role
You will have experience within a similar role where you have planned, delivered and manages campaigns involving celebrity supporters.
Experience of developing and implementing an ambassador strategy for previous organisations.
You will have up to date knowledge of celebrity supporters.
Experience pitching media opportunities to journalists and securing celebrity media coverage
We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:
- 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays - pro rata), which increase with service
- Excellent pension schemes
- RNIB Rewards - Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
- In-house training and development opportunities
- Flexible working arrangements - Each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy
If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity, please review the documents linked below, then select "Apply Online" at the bottom of this page and complete our application form, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification in the Job Description). Guidance for completion can be found on each page of the application form
We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.
RNIB is leading the creation of a world where there are no barriers for people with sight loss. One of our key priorities is to ask people to see sight loss differently, reversing inaccurate perceptions and changing public behaviours so everyone expects equal participation from people with sight loss and the creation of a fully accessible society.
One of our core values is to be led by blind and partially sighted people and we involve our customers in recruitment. Please be advised that your anonymised application may be shared internally with those involved in the recruitment process.
RNIB is committed to equality of opportunity and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of its staff and volunteers. We welcome everyone's contribution and are proud of our status as a Disability Confident Leader. We welcome applications from people with sight loss and talented people from all sections of the community who share our values.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Home-based with occasional attendance in London office for meetings
£34,808 - £36,228 per annum
35 hours per week
Please note that recruitment information in BSL is available on our Careers site, see tab: Recruitment information in BSL.
Are you well-organised, with an eye for detail and excellent interpersonal skills?
The National Deaf Children’s Society’ Governance Planning and Evaluation is a small team at the heart of the organisation focussed on helping our Trustee Board and senior managers to maintain the highest standards of governance, a clear strategic direction, and robust plans to achieve our goals. The team also co-ordinates organisational performance and impact reporting.
As Governance Manager you will be a key part of this team. You will make sure our governance processes and meetings of our Trustee Board run smoothly; help improve our governance and reporting arrangements; support safe and effective practice across the organisation; keep our records in order; and make certain that we never miss a deadline.
You will be highly organised, with an excellent literacy skills and attention to detail in preparing documents; someone who can work independently as well as part of a team; and with the ability to form good working relationships with Trustees and colleagues at all levels in the organisation.
To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website prior to starting your application.
Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.
We welcome applications in BSL. If you would like to apply by BSL video, please contact us as soon as possible but at least five working days before the closing date so we can discuss the process with you.
The closing date for applications is on Sunday, 4 September 2022 at 23.59.
We expect interviews to be held remotely on Thursday, 15 September 2022.
We reserve the right to close the response cut-off date for the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to increasing opportunities for people from under-represented groups. To achieve this, we are taking Positive Action, as is allowed of employers under the steps outlined in sections 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, in particular those that are currently under-represented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to deaf and disabled people, Black, Asian, and other ethnic groups, especially within our management roles.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.
We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.
Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.
We are committed to flexible working in order that colleagues can effectively balance their work and family commitments.
As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to declare and explain their gaps in employment. All our offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks – these checks include but are not limited to references, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).
The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).
Marketing Communications are an essential part of our conservation toolkit and have a critical role to play in tackling the nature and climate emergencies.
The RSPB is looking for a Project Manager to help transform how we deliver marketing communications.
Comms Delivery Transformation Project Manager (Flexible in UK - Work From Home)
Location: Flexible in UK - Work from Home
Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,528.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: 12 months with possibility of extension
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance
Taking direction from a piece of work that has defined where we need to get to, this project will focus on the processes, systems, structures, and tools of our comms operations – delivering change at pace across the business.
What's the role about?
As our Project Manager for Comms Delivery Transformation, you will play a critical role in helping us to realise a vision where;
- Our comms insight is used to drive continuous improvement and optimal collaboration across HQ and country teams (Knowledge);
- We have a clear, holistic, and detailed lean process supported by appropriate tech that joins all channels and teams (Process);
- We have an actionable analysis that drives informed decisions and efficiency (Data);
- Our culture is one of empowered people with defined roles and accountabilities set up for success (People);
- We have a MarTech platform that delivers seamless planning, workflow and automated asset creation and storage (Technology);
- We have a streamlined and efficient operating model that delivers on strategic objectives (Organisation)
This project is one of two key projects that will form the MarComms Transformation Programme. The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Manager for the MarTech Transformation Project as the other side to this programme – giving us an end-to-end view of how changes to our technology and ways of working can deliver more impact for nature.
We are looking for a Project Manager who will:
- Set up and manage a project board; taking direction from the MarComms Transformation Programme Board and the Comms Target Operating Model consultancy report to define a work schedule to implement the changes required to achieve our end goal.
- Have oversight of the full project; identifying and setting up the required working groups to focus on different aspects of the project work schedule.
- Take responsibility for risk and change management within the project, escalating matters where necessary to the Programme Manager.
- Take responsibility for reporting to keep the Programme Board and key stakeholders informed of progress, change and benefits realisation.
- Oversee ongoing work schedule to ensure key milestones are achieved.
- Work with the Programme Manager to define success measures and set up monitoring and evaluation for the project.
- Work with the Programme Manager to transition work into BAU activity to ensure a smooth hand over on completion of the project.
What we need from you
- Developing and leading projects working to a standard project management approach
- Leading and managing multidisciplinary teams
- Internal stakeholder management
- Cost and budget management
- Proven time management, benefits realisation and organisation skills
If this sounds like you and if you like to drive change and the idea of transforming marketing communications to have impact on nature then please do apply.
This role can be performed remotely (from home) however, you must be able to travel to a local RSPB office when required.
The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.
Closing date: 23:59, Friday, 26th August 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position week commencing 5th September 2022.
If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
No agencies please.
We are working with a UK Leading body to recruit for a Relationship Manager (Event Speakers and Committees). Working with a team of enthusiastic colleagues and supported by a committed team of volunteers, you will encourage, measure, manage and develop student and member engagement across the organisation.
This is a full-time, permanent contract working from home that sees you getting out and about 2-3 times a month to events. The salary is £28,600 to £30,000 per annum. The organisation offers great employee benefits which includes pension scheme, private medical insurance, and continuous Professional Development.
As the Relationship Management (Event Speakers and Committees) you will support the delivery of Continuing Professional Development through the Branch Network that is affordable, inclusive, accessible, and excellent at in person and digital events. Support the rehearsal of new speakers. Support the promotion and marketing of Branch Network webinars, in-person and local discussion group events to members, students and the public. Develop relationships with other bodies and providers to facilitate cost sharing and cross promotion and collaboration around education generally. Support committees by attending events and delivering a front-of-house function that is welcoming, professional and on brand.
You will help bring organisation's professionals and community together for the furtherance of the charity's aims.
To be considered for the role you will have the following, skills, knowledge, and experience.
* Exceptional Customer Service Skills, call and email handling
* Highly personable and approachable
* Time management and multitasking capabilities
* Experience engaging with speakers and committees around events
If this sounds like the role for you, then we would love to hear from you. We are reviewing CVs as and when we are receiving them so if you are keen to apply, then please do so today.
TPP are always keen to speak with candidates looking to work in the sector so if this role isn't quite right for you, please do check out our website www.tpp.co.uk and pop your CV over to us!
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.
Location: Nairobi, Accra, Cape Town, London, Lusaka, Abidjan, or Freetown, with international travel
Salary: Competitive, localised
Contract: Dependent on programme need (12 months up to permanent); candidates must have the right to work in the location in which they wish to be based
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager
About the Education Partnerships Group (EPG):
Incubated within UK education charity, Ark, the Education Partnerships Group (EPG) is an international not-for-profit consultancy that partners with governments to shape and strengthen their education systems. Our vision is that governments in low and middle-income countries are equipped to ensure that every child goes to school and learns. We believe that supporting government to design and implement contextually relevant and evidence-based public policy is the best way to drive sustainable progress towards achieving quality education for all.
We assist governments across three critical stages of the policy process:
- Generating and using research to inform policy
- Supporting the design and development of policy
- Supporting the piloting and scaling of policy reform initiatives
Today, EPG works in five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, and Zambia.
In our work, we prioritise a genuine understanding of context rather than assuming ideas can simply be transplanted from one country to another. We also focus on the system – the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of all the different actors – rather than working on one policy area in isolation.
COVID has demonstrated more than ever the importance of effective education systems capable of coordinating and targeting limited resources through evidence-based approaches for impactful education service delivery. With growing demand for our services, EPG is currently focused on seizing those opportunities to expand our footprint in current programme countries and new geographies.
About the role:
The Programme Manager is a critical role at EPG, driving the planning, execution and monitoring of our projects in partnership with governments across sub-Saharan Africa. Programme Managers drive the establishment of new projects, in some cases in new geographies for EPG, lead strategic engagement with Ministry officials and other stakeholders and play an important role in the design and delivery of technical assistance to Ministries of Education. These roles may be based within the relevant Ministry of Education or in an office with EPG’s other programme staff. In some instances, these roles may be home-based, depending on location. The role may require significant remote working and thus personal initiative and time management will be critical.
The right candidate will be passionate about the role education plays in transforming lives and see this role as an opportunity to support the expansion of EPG’s system-wide approach to supporting governments to plan for and implement reform to improve learning outcomes globally. They will find EPG an exciting and entrepreneurial environment and see this role as an opportunity to have a positive impact on improving children’s learning in low- and middle-income countries.
- Cultivate and maintain trusted relationships with Ministry officials, maintaining regular contact and check-ins through in-person visits, meetings, workshops, and electronic communication;
- Cultivate and maintain trusted relationships with key stakeholders and development partners, including but not limited to major bilateral and multilateral donors, UN agencies, donor implementing partners and consultancies, national NGOs, advocacy groups;
- Work directly with senior officials in ministries of education and/or related agencies to design and deliver policy-related technical assistance aimed at shaping and strengthening the education system;
- Where required, support the establishment and/or refinement of policy development, delivery and/or monitoring systems within ministries of education, including the creation of coordination structures, decision-making and project monitoring systems and problem-solving interventions;
- Where required, contribute to the design, delivery or commissioning of a range of policy-related work including the revision of existing policies, drafting of new policies, policy guidelines and standard operating procedures, including effective stakeholder management;
- Where required, oversee qualitative research projects and coordinate commissioned quantitative research, support associated analysis, development of policy recommendations and devise strategies to support government partners to ensure such evidence is used to inform policy change and education service delivery;
- Where required, oversee the design and delivery of policy pilots, collaborating with ministry officials and other partners such as evaluation partners who may be commissioned by EPG or by other development partners;
- Work in close partnership with the wider EPG global team to ensure efficient and high-quality delivery of all technical assistance projects and the exchange of insights and learning across projects;
- Participate in regular project and programme team meetings;
- Regularly review and update the project workplans and monitoring frameworks, to ensure projects stay on track and on budget;
- Support the financial management of project delivery and contribute to funder reporting;
- Collaborate with colleagues to nurture new funding partnerships and deepen existing partnerships interested in EPG’s work;
- Participate in the development of EPG through regular team meetings, knowledge exchange, strategic internal projects and professional development;
- Where required, manage a small team up of up to three Associates.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Law, Public Administration, Economics, Education or related field)
- 5+ years of professional experience
- A commitment to improving education quality for all children
- Considerable professional experience in the public policy process in low- and middle-income countries, including policy analysis, review, design and implementation
- A track record of building relationships with leaders in government and non-government institutions
- Attention to detail and considerable professional experience in the design and delivery of policy-related projects
- Strong written communications and presentation skills in English
- Experience with the professional use of the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
- Experience in analysing and interpreting data, including familiarity with research and evaluation methodologies
- Experience with project management tools and approaches
- Strong interpersonal skills with a sense of humility and willingness to work with diverse team members, often remotely
- Commitment to EPG’s core values
- Responsive | we start from a place of “yes”
- Accountable | we accept ownership and healthy conflict
- Rigorous | we create and meet high expectations
- Inclusive | we seek diversity of perspectives and experiences
- Respectful | we are quick to listen and empathize
- Candidates with French language skills are also encouraged to apply, though this is not required of all roles.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit in a single document a cover letter (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 3 pages)
The deadline for applications is Friday 19th August 2022, although we will review applications and interview candidates on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on next steps.
We're delighted to be partnering with The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) to help find a new Regional Volunteer Manager - South East. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established collaborative team and use your excellent relationship building and people skills to help support farming communities across England and Wales.
Job Title: Regional Volunteer Manager (South East)
Reports to: National Volunteering Manager
Location: Home-based in patch Hampshire, IOW, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent (frequent travel to other areas)
Salary: £30,300 per annum plus car allowance (£2,500)
Hours: 35 Hours
For over 160 years, RABI has worked at the heart of the farming community, providing guidance, financial support, and practical care to farming people of all ages across England and Wales. Farming people face an enormous range of challenges, including unprecedented generational changes to farming policy. RABI has a crucial role to play now and into this uncertain future to support the well-being of this vital community. At the heart of this role is people, so you'll need an ability to empathise with and understand the issues facing farming communities, but it isn't essential to have prior personal experience.
As Regional Volunteer Manager, you will be the local ambassador for RABI, promoting awareness of the charity and increasing income and other support across the counties in your patch. You will build relationships with local volunteers, communities, and corporate organisations in the farming industry, and beyond, and identify/establish new opportunities. You'll be joining the team at an exciting time of growth as the charity looks to increase its reach and impact. There's a new strategy in place, which puts people at the heart of everything they do, and fantastic training opportunities and support for all staff, as well as a strong focus on welfare and wellbeing.
This is a brilliant opportunity for a creative and driven community volunteer manager to have a significant positive impact on the farming communities in your local area. We're looking for a natural communicator and people person. You'll be tenacious and resilient, have strong networking skills and the ability to build rapport quickly. You'll be a self-starter, resourceful and comfortable making your own decisions.
In return you'll get all the training and development you need to excel in the role, fantastic opportunities for progression and be part of a dedicated and fun team that work collaboratively and supportively together.
This is a busy role with regular travel (and some over night stays), so you will need to have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle. This role is homebased in patch which includes Hampshire, IOW, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent.
How to Apply
Please send a copy of your CV in the first instance to our Community and Events specialist Tanya White. If your profile fits what we're looking for, we'll be in touch with further details and to arrange a conversation.
Closing date: 9am on the 15th August
Interviews: 22nd or 23rd August (To take place in person)
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.
Assistant Legacy Administration Manager, an opportunity to join a National Charity, covering a 6-month maternity contract, Starting mid-November 2022.
- Open to remote working, with occasional travel to London Head Office.
- Open to Full-Time and Part-Time working patterns.
- Salary: £36,000 to £39,000 + LW £3.500 (up to £42,500 Pro-rata)
It's truly an exciting time to join the team as the charity delivers a new Legacy Strategy, which includes building better relationships with solicitors and personal executors. You will join a specialist Legacy Administration Team, and work in collaboration with the Legacy and In Memory Marketing Team and the Regional Legacies and In Memory Team.
As the Assistant Legacy Administration Manager, you will support the Legacy Administration Manager in all aspects of legacy administration, driving best practice across the team, alongside protecting and optimising legacy income for the charity.
You will manage a specialist caseload of complex and contentious cases that require bespoke management and handling any potential reputational risk to the charity. You will lead and manage a small team of Legacy Officers, ensuring consistent quality of case management, case allocation and provide guidance and mentoring through meetings.
We are looking for previous experience in a Senior Legacy Administration role, with advanced knowledge and expertise of legacy administration, OR have worked in as a Solicitor, specialising in Wills or Probate looking to gain experience in the charity sector.
Title: Senior New Partnerships Manager (Retail & FMCG)
Salary: £42,000 - £45,000 per annum
Hours/Contract: 35 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 24th August 2022
Interview date: W/c 29th August 2022
We are recruiting for a Senior new partnerships manager who specialises in identifying and securing new 6-7 figure transformational partnerships for Marie Curie with top UK retailers, brands, and suppliers.
This is a leadership role, where you will develop and deliver competitive sector strategies and cultivation plans; build, maintain and convert a robust and diverse pipeline, and collaborate with others to achieve results that will deliver income, influence and awareness.
You will have a high level of autonomy and responsibility and will manage a high-value prospect portfolio of your own creation to meet and exceed income targets. You will be a team player and have both a strategic and commercial focus and. We are looking for someone who is skilled in developing and delivering compelling, impactful cases for support, proposals, cultivation plans and stewardship activities, pitches and employee and public vote strategies.
This is an exciting role and ideal for someone who thrives on a challenge.
What we are looking for:
- Proven track record of securing multi-year, 6 and 7 figure partnerships across retailers, brands, and suppliers
- A talent for identifying new commercial and strategic partnerships that drive income, influence and awareness
- A networker and a relationship builder, who loves to collaborate internally and externally
- A strategic thinker, who can help drive forward and deliver our new partnerships strategy to deliver significant corporate partnership income growth
- A real inspiration, a leader who is a self-starter, creative, resilient, and tenacious
- Goal orientated, passionate and results driven
What's in it for you:
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working
Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory criminal record check.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.
Every day of your life matters - from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We're a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Everyone knows our daffodil, but it's our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.