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Remote homebased in the UK
This role is classified as requiring standard pre-employment checks
Note you must have the right to work in the UK.
About Relief International
Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
About our Programs
RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.
- RI employs 7,000+ staff and auxiliary workers
- 97% of staff are local nationals
- We only have some 90 ex-pat staff out of 7,000+
- RI spent $125 million in 2021 on our programs
About the opportunity
You will be part of a small and very busy HR Team; supporting the Head of Talent Acquisition, to deliver an inclusive and high-quality recruitment cycle from job design, advertising to onboarding and orientation experience to internal managers and candidates.
This will include
· developing roles and advertising
· supporting the shortlisting process
· setting up interviews across sometimes numerous time zones
· verifying due diligence in the hiring
· contracting process
· ensuring fully completed documents are chased from panel members and files are audit ready
In addition, supporting a variety of talent acquisition projects, including but not limited to internships and volunteers, surge/ emergency response rosters, orientation and onboarding and succession planning.
You will be highly organized and bring excellent organizational and administrative skills to manage the recruitment and selection process, keep HR records, use HR systems and producing reports. You must be detail focused and customer service oriented.
You will have previously worked in a talent acquisition/ recruitment role in a global organization. Your ability to work effectively with cross departmental teams and build relationships across cultures and time zones will be essential. Together with your flexible approach and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
You will bring formal HR qualification or working towards HR qualification together with some HR experience and some knowledge of either US or UK employment law.
How to apply
To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.
You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages long and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.
Closing date. Note the closing date as per the job board listing, however, please apply immediately as we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis and may withdraw the position before the job board closing date.
Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Relief International has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment.
All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are accepting CV's with a covering letter for this job role as way of application.
The job of Media Manager at With You is fast paced and fulfilling. Reporting directly to the Head of Media and Policy, the Media Manager plays a key role in using the media to increase With You’s profile, promote the services that we provide and amplify our influencing and campaigning work.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for someone with:
- Experience working at manager (or equivalent) level in a PR agency or busy in house press office
- Proven ability to generate excellent media coverage across different types of national and local media
- Proven ability to develop successful media strategies and lead the delivery of high profile media campaigns
- Experience working with celebrities and high profile influencers
- Excellent copy writing skills and experience drafting press materials, blogs and opinion pieces
- Experience of managing high profile PR campaigns
- Demonstrable experience in effectively managing reputational risk
- Experience in working closely with lived experience experts to ensure their stories are managed sensitively and in accordance with GDPR
This is a 12 month maternity cover role and is full time for 37.5 hours per week.
You may also receive an Inner London Weighting allowance of £2,759.00 per annum (pro-rata if part-time) if London or head office based.
Interviews are planned to be held the week commencing 30th May 2022.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Rewards Programme Manager
12 month FTC
Home based with some office presence in either London, Cardiff, Manchester, Belfast or Edinburgh
The Reward Programme manager will provide specialist reward expertise and manage a global programme of reward activities that enables development of a commercial reward proposition for the organisations English and Exams businesses.
Responsibilities will include reward benchmarking; reward policy and process review; overseeing reward design (working with internal specialists and external consultants); implementation planning and change management.
The programme manager will lead on delivery of the above in conjunction with internal reward specialists in global and regional teams, the HR team and SLT.
The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) is one of two strategic business units in the organisation and delivers on its commercial objectives whilst enabling people across the world to access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable UK qualifications
The markets within which E&E operates are becoming increasingly competitive, with new entrants causing disruption through new channels. To enable the businesses to grow and complete, it is vital that they can also compete for talent and that we have a total reward proposition that is competitive in the external market.
The reward programme manager role will provide dedicated expertise to enable them to quickly assess our current proposition and make recommendations for where changes are required. The role will operate at a global level but will need to work very closely with regional colleagues.
- Co-ordinate and participate in benchmarking activity, commissioning research as required and providing a summary of conclusions from the review
Policy and process review
- Lead review of current policy and process and provide evaluation of current effectiveness
- Lead design process with internal and external specialists ensuring solution meets with design principles and business requirements
Business case development
- Lead the development of the business case for change, including financial impacts and costing of design proposals
Relationship and Stakeholder management
- Actively plan for and manage stakeholder relationships across global E&E HR, Regional HR, global reward and regional reward teams, and E&E SLT, ensuring full involvement of all colleagues in the process of review and change
- Set up and manage the programme of reward activities, including milestones, risks and issues and dependencies
- Set up and manage governance processes
- Develop and oversee budget
Implementation and change management
- Lead and evaluate pilots as required
- Manage implementation plan, including training and communications activities
Role specific knowledge and experience:
- Experience of working within a Reward team or as a reward specialist within a generalist HR function or consultancy
- Experience of managing delivery a programme plan with multiple stakeholders
- Experience of working in a matrix environment and delivering outcomes without direct line management responsibility
- CIPD accreditation or equivalent experience or qualification
- Relevant programme management accreditation or equivalent experience or qualification
Excellent benefits are on offer including a very generous pension scheme
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.
We have an incredible opportunity for an experienced Digital Communications Manager to work for a rapidly growing pioneering, European Science, Environmental and Animal Welfare organisation.
Working with the Communications Manager, you will engage scientists, policymakers and food industry leaders across Europe through the use of digital platforms including website, e-newsletters and social media. You will also:
- Develop and deliver a digital engagement strategy to increase advocacy and support
- Manage and drive engagement with social media channels, website, newsletter, etc to develop impactful and engaging content
- Use analytics tool to monitor and report on the effectiveness of digital engagement strategies
- Manage paid social medial and other digital advertising campaigns
Our client is looking for a Digital Communications Manager who has digital communications experience including producing content for social media. You will also have:
- Exceptional written communication skills
- Creativity, resourcefulness, and problem-solving ability
- An eye for good design
- Ability to spot and act on communication opportunities and risk
Cambridge City Foodbank wants to recruit a CEO to make a reality of our vision to end poverty in our City. This is an exciting opportunity to lead this work at a time of major change and development, and to utilise your skills and experience in a challenging yet hugely worthwhile environment.
CCFb was established in 2010 by a group of local churches, as an independent charity in its own right, to provide three days’ worth of food, packed according to family unit size, to people who found themselves in crisis need and unable to buy food. It now supports, on an annual basis, around 10,000 people, of whom 39% are children. In the past six months, 67 metric tonnes of non-perishable food was collected from 150 churches, 150 schools and colleges, 170 companies and organisations, 87 community groups and collections in 21 supermarkets. This food was given to those referred to CCFb by one of over 70 active voucher distributing agencies. In addition, those in fuel poverty are supported with top-up payments on their pre-payment meters from a budget of £100k this year. In the six months to the end of March 2022, CCFB’s income was £217,500, and its expenditure £164,400. We have substantial unrestricted reserves, built up as a result of the generosity of our supporters over the pandemic period, which we want to use to fund our strategic vision.
CCFb relies very heavily on a team of 180 highly motivated and dedicated volunteers who work in the distribution centres, the warehouses, the Fairbite shops and at head office. The previous two CEOs have also been volunteers. The Foodbank employs a full time Warehouse Manager and three part time operations staff.
We work in collaboration with the local Councils, the Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance, the Cambridge Financial Capabilities Network and the Cambridge Charities Forum.
We have recognised that growing numbers of individuals and families are suffering long-term poverty for which this established, short-term crisis relief is insufficient. We are starting to meet this need in a manner that is complementary to the core crisis provision, not a replacement of it. It will feature an expansion of our ‘Fairbite’ (community supermarket) provision whereby individuals become members, pay a small weekly subscription in return for which they are offered a choice of food staples either in a normalising shop setting or in a suitably designed church setting. This expansion will include additional opening hours and an increase in available membership at our existing Fairbite shops; and the eventual establishment of a chain of such shops in geographical areas of need.
We also have the intention to provide additional services to help people out of long-term poverty associated with one or more Fairbite shops to be termed ‘Fairbite Plus’, that may include more specialised signposting, debt and financial management advice, digital access, cooking classes, mental health advice, pre-employment training and legal advice, etc.Some of these services are likely to be run and managed by partner organisations.
The main purpose of CCFb is the relief of poverty within a 25-mile radius of Cambridge. It is run as an incorporated registered charity with seven committed and experienced trustees, keen to make speedy progress to implement their strategic vision. We now want to recruit a CEO to help make a reality of that vision. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute towards the work of the foodbank in Cambridge at a time of change and development, and to utilise your skills and experience in a challenging and worthwhile environment.
On behalf of the Trustees and accountable to them, providing strategic direction and day-to-day management of the Foodbank; directing and motivating the paid staff; supervising and engaging with the volunteers; leading on partnership and business development; and communicating and networking with partner organisations and other influential individuals.
Accountable to the Foodbank’s Trustees, via the Chair of Trustees.
- Identifying and assessing issues, opportunities and strategic risks, taking responsibility for initiating and leading associated change.
- Ensuring implementation of the Foodbank’s strategic vision, including the development of effective signposting, the expansion of its Fairbite provision and of ‘Fairbite Plus’. (See attached strategic statement).
- Developing a long-term staffing and resourcing plan to underpin the development strategy.
Financial Oversight and Risk Management
- Proposing an annual budget to the Trustees with sufficient detail for them to be confident to approve it in the context of long-term financial security.
- Ensuring that the Foodbank’s activities are managed within the agreed annual budget and that the Trustees are provided with the necessary information to be able to satisfy themselves of this.
- Ensuring the Foodbank has in place an effective fundraising strategy to enable it to achieve its strategic goals.
- Via the Risk Committee, ensuring the Trustees are provided with the necessary information to enable them to understand and monitor the key risks to the Foodbank; and taking responsibility for the implementation of risk mitigation.
- Ensuring the senior management team operates as effectively as possible: promoting teamwork, setting personal objectives, holding individuals to account, motivating them and ensuring their development.
- Developing best practice for the management, development and engagement of staff and volunteers.
- Applying robust HR processes covering recruitment, retention, performance management, appraisal and remuneration.
- Ensuring the recruitment, retention and motivation of a team of volunteers across the whole range of foodbank activities.
- Building a sense of community amongst the volunteers, engaging with them, listening to them and enabling them to feel proud to be part of the organisation and feel valued.
- Taking executive responsibility for all functions including the Foodbank’s church-based distribution centres; its Fairbite outlets; its warehouses; its administration, finance, fundraising, marketing, communications and IT.
- Ensuring the availability of relevant and effective physical facilities, including office and warehouse space.
- Seeking opportunities for the use of appropriate information technology and of modern retail logistics support to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
Communications and Public Affairs
- Maintaining a positive relationship with the Trussell Trust including participation in the ‘Pathfinder Foodbank Programme’.
- Acting as the main spokesperson for the Foodbank in the media (TV, radio, print media and social media) and speaking at conferences and events to promote the work of the foodbank.
- Engaging proactively with other organisations in the sector, local councils and others individuals with influence
Significant proven record of achievement in a senior position within a charity/not for profit organisation.
Experience of managing staff and working with volunteers.
Experience of business planning and development.
Financial management skills including budgeting and delivery of cost and income targets.
Evidence of having a robust approach to governance with experience of risk management.
Evidence of having fostered senior level relationships with partner organisations.
Necessary Personal Attributes
Entrepreneurial, empathetic, positive, proactive, inclusive, flexible, confident and committed to the Christian ethos of the organisation.
Experience of planning and delivering fundraising strategies.
Experience of handling the media (broadcast, print and social media).
Salary negotiable from £50,000pa plus a contributory pension.
It is anticipated that this will be a full-time (37 hours a week) role but part-time working will be considered for an exceptional candidate. Occasional weekend and evening commitments will be required.
Applicants should supply a CV (maximum two sides of A4) together with a letter (maximum four sides of A4) providing evidence of how they meet the person specifications. Closing date Monday 23 May 2022. Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 28 June 2022. F0r further details see attached file.
Applicants should supply a CV (maximum two sides of A4) together with a letter (maximum four sides of A4) providing evidence of how they meet the person specifications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We’re looking for a creative, innovative, strategic thinker to join our senior management team. The Haven is going through a continued period of growth and we’re looking for someone to join the team who is driven to manage the development and effective implementation of our central services strategy.
Whilst your experience and expertise are important, equally as important is your approach. The postholder will be responsible for areas of work that are underpinned by processes and procedures; IT, HR and Health and Safety and Data Management and Procurement. Nevertheless, we need a disruptive thinker who isn’t confined by the status quo, but can demonstrate capability for thinking creatively, to ensure The Haven is implementing these functions in the way that ensures we keep pushing forward, enhancing the way we work. If you want to tick some boxes and appreciate a business-as-usual approach, this probably isn’t the role for you.
If you can tell us about how you’ll be able to bring a creative and innovative approach to central services and demonstrate and understanding of how central functions are critical to developing effective service delivery models, we’d love to hear from you.
We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate a tangible commitment to the progression and empowerment of women and girls, and to ending VAWG.
Department: Finance & Business Services
Contract type Permanent, Part Time
Salary £40000 Pro rata
Ref : 132886
Why work for us?
CARE International UK is developing its new strategic plan and IT plays a major part in this. The new IT Strategy is being developed with focus on supporting other teams to improve efficiency and performance and ensure cross-team coordination on IT.
At CARE International UK we affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors, partners and staff. Our actions are consistent with our mission. We are honest and transparent in what we do and say and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions. We work together effectively to serve the larger community. We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.
The post holder is expected to have these skills and experience in the following:
- Acting as CARE UK internally/externally hosted database and SharePoint Intranet administrator, meet with business teams to define needs, implementing those needs, and working with the internal IT dept.
- Manage data manipulation by using e.g., stored procedures, transactions, triggers etc. to provide information to help management decision.
- Implement business need by identifying the correct delivery method.
- Take leadership role in Project Managing the upgrade or implementation of all relevant business solutions, be a focal point for delivery across the organization.
- DBA Support - administration, maintenance, and technical support of CIUK’s database systems and BI Tools .
- Technical Application 3rd line support – providing technical expertise to Care’s IT Helpdesk/Support Engineers relating to in-house built applications.
- General administration of CARE databases including but not limited to backups, maintenance, security and necessary upgrades when required or needed.
For more information, please read the Candidate Brief.
About the role
The post holder has responsibility for maintaining the relevant CIUK’s Business Applications and Information Systems and working with different departments in identifying IT issues to support CIUK’s existing business processes and operations. The post holder also needs to be an expert in this field.
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
CARE International UK is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We are committed to dismantling harmful and oppressive structures of power and accordingly centre gender equity in our work to save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice. The post holder agrees to promote and uphold these principles.
CARE International UK operates fair, transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment practices and actively encourages applications from candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from Black and minoritised communities, LGBT+ candidates and disabled candidates.
CARE International UK is a disability confident employer. As part of our commitment to disability inclusion we guarantee interviews to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role. To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the relevant section in the online application form. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require reasonable adjustments, including a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format, please contact hr team.
CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.
To apply, please click on the apply button to be redirected to our website for the application form. Also, download and read the Business Systems Administrator Pack, including the Job Description and Person Specification for more details on the role. Applications are completed online. If you require a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format please contact hrteam. Please note, Curriculum Vitae’s (CVs) will not be accepted..
Closing date for applications: 23:59 Wednesday 25th May 2022
Interview date: w/c Monday 6th June 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Rewilding Britain - Data Engineer
Rewilding Britain wants to see rewilding flourishing across Britain - reconnecting us with the natural world, sustaining communities and tackling the climate emergency and extinction crisis. Established in 2014 as the only national rewilding charity in Britain, we champion rewilding, acting as a catalyst for debate and action and demonstrating the power of nature to address the enormous threats we face. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join a young charity at this pivotal stage of growth and to make an impact on the broader cause.
In 2021 we launched the Rewilding Network – a place for landowners, land managers and project managers who are rewilding land and sea. After only 12 months the network already has 500 projects covering over 120,000 ha of land, and is growing rapidly. We also have an active and growing supporter and donor base. With this growth comes increasing volumes and complexity of data that can be utilised and there is a need to evolve and join-up the technology systems that support our operations. We are looking for somebody to join our small but growing team who will proactively manage both data and systems and lead the charge within these areas.
Data includes both information about individuals and projects as well as a variety of rewilding site monitoring information and mapping data. It is increasingly important that we proactively manage the way that data is processed (collected, stored, extracted, summarised) such that the data is useful to us on an ongoing basis and for decision making. We also need to ensure we continue to remain compliant with data protection regulations.
There are a number of areas where technology systems will enable us to be more effective and efficient as an organisation. We have recently implemented a new customer relationship management tool and there are many opportunities to make full use of this tool and its integration with other systems. This role will span oversight of third parties performing development on our behalf as well as opportunities to be hands-on with some development in house.
If you think you have the skills, drive and determination to join our team, we’d like to hear from you.
What can you bring?
This is an exciting opportunity to create something that really makes a difference to a growing movement and builds the technology and data foundation for rewilding in Britain. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for rewilding and the natural world who is:
Experienced in designing data models and has practical experience of working with various data and databases
A systems thinker who can lead the design and implementation of data and systems strategy and can spot opportunities to enable the organisation to become more efficient and effective using technology
An excellent communicator who can demonstrate the importance of data in communicating with stakeholders at all levels and can turn complex data into clear, simple messages and actions
A problem solver who can anticipate problems and act in a practical and level headed manner to solve the problem
Experienced with data governance and understands the importance of compliance and risk mitigation
Extremely organised with strong project management skills
A self-starter who has hands-on experience with coding and an appetite to roll sleeves up and get the job done, whilst also in some cases managing external vendors and working with them cooperatively
Collaborative, adaptable and able to respond quickly to an ever-shifting context.
You will be responsible for:
Defining the organisation’s data strategy and designing data model(s)
Defining the organisation’s technology strategy and operational implementation
Leading the ongoing improvement of the customer relationship management system in order that the organisation gets the best out of the tool and its interaction with other organisational tools, working with an external vendor at times
Designing data collection tools such that rewilding data can be captured ‘in the field’ easily and appropriately
Designing dashboards which extract and display KPI data in ways that help the team to make informed decisions
Putting in place a data management approach that is GDPR compliant and ensuring that data is managed appropriately across the organisation, and managing regular tests to ensure that data breaches are mitigated
Identifying and implementing simple systems and tools to improve organisational effectiveness
Making sure that organisation systems are designed in accordance with the designed data architecture
Skills and experience
At least 10 years’ experience working in technology and with databases in a commercial setting, with accountability for successful operations
Demonstrable practical experience of a range of systems and technologies
Ability to code in a variety of languages
Highly organised with proven ability to be a self-starter
Experience of data manipulation into dashboards using for example Google Studio, Visio or alternatives
Ability to get to grips quickly with new technologies
Ability to work autonomously, showing initiative while building excellent relationships with the wider team
Experience managing work remotely
Experience in or passion for rewilding
Experience of managing external vendors
Terms and conditions
This role will be for at least three days (21 hours) a week initially for 12 months at £48,000 to £50,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience.
We are a virtual team who all work from home, which will require a suitable home office working environment and equipment. Some meetings may be held in other parts of the UK.
There will be some freedom for you to determine your own working arrangements each week, within limitations, providing the work is delivered.
If you have what it takes to help us, please send your CV as well as a one page summary on what you would bring to the role. Closing date is Wednesday 1st June. We aim to hold interviews via Zoom on Friday 24th June.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Rethinking Economics (RE) is an international network working to build a better Economics in society and the classroom. We started as a student movement in 2012 and have since grown to become a registered charity with a staff team. RWe're undertaking an exciting transition process in which we are developing and expanding the future of the organisation.
Over the coming year we are promoting our latest book on the lack of diversity in Economics, redeveloping our website and visual communications and building a spokesperson network of student economists that will promote Rethinking Economics in the UK.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for a dynamic communications professional who can contribute to the ongoing improvements to Rethinking Economics’ output through various channels including newsletters, blogs, social media, website and events. You will help us develop our external messaging and assist in managing internal systems such as a CRM. You will also support the successful delivery of events, including live streaming.
You will have a keen eye for effective communication tools, and you will be passionate about keeping up-to-date with sector trends and have solid knowledge of best practice.
You don’t need an economics degree to apply but you should have an awareness of issues related to economics and the university education sector. You do not need lots of qualifications or years of experience in everything listed below but you should be able to demonstrate your training and experience in the areas of communications, digital marketing, journalism or PR that make you a great candidate for the role.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work. And we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation. We want to bring greater diversity to our team and we’re keen to hear what you think you’ll bring from your own background and experience (beyond your professional skills and knowledge).
Terms & Conditions
Reporting to: Senior Communications Manager
Starting salary: £24,988-£26,022 pro rata per annum on the basis of an offer by the organisation which cannot be negotiated
Start date: As soon as possible / negotiable
Contract type: 12 months part time role (with a view to becoming permanent)
- Statutory pension of 5% matched
- 31 days’ holiday pro-rata (including UK Bank Holidays) in addition to a winter break over two weeks during Christmas and New Year
- Access to bespoke economics education
- Person centred training opportunities
- Yearly review of salary taking account of cost-of-living increases
- Work from Home Allowance
Hours: 14-21 hours per week. Evening and weekend work will sometimes be necessary, for which time off in-lieu can be claimed. We support flexible working across the whole team.
Location: Remote. The role involves occasional international travel.
Purpose of the Role
To support the external communications for the organisation, ensuring that Rethinking Economics remains relevant and responsive to the needs of the network. To support the organisations delivery of events, with a focus on digital support.
Main Areas of Responsibility (with support from Senior Communications Manager)
Oversee the RE newsletter
Oversee the RE blog
Monitor and respond to general queries and press enquiries
Assist in developing RE’s social media presence
Schedule social posts promoting RE International and monitor post requests from RE groups
Assisting with events and campaigns promotion especially the launch of new RE books – Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations and Economy Studies
Supporting Senior Manager to implement and maintain systems including a CRM, Website CMS
Developing and maintaining external communications
Reviewing website content
Where relevant, recruitment of and liaison with students, writers, designers and video editors for content creation
Promotion and amplification of a diverse range of voices within our network
Key Skills and Experience
An interest in and understanding of Economics.
Ability to craft credible communications about economics and issues in university education.
Experience in digital marketing, communications, journalism, PR or similar role.
Experience writing newsletters, managing blogs, writing for various social media platforms.
Experience of growing an organisation’s media presence and maintaining its reputation.
Proven written English skills with ability to explain ideas in a clear and compelling way.
Experience of a range of digital platforms (E.g. Mailchimp, WordPress, CRMs or equivalent systems)
Ability to proactively spot and exploit relevant comms opportunities
Commitment to RE’s Values of Justice & Fairness, Diversity & Inclusion and Collaboration.
Ability to adapt to a constantly evolving environment and a movement that is growing
Self-reflective, willing to listen and consider other points of view.
Ambitious, dynamic and energetic, constantly reflecting on RE’s effectiveness and seeking ways to improve our impact.
A critical and strategic thinker, able to both see the big picture and have an eye for detail.
Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences. Adapting communication style as necessary and targeting communications to ensure that information is understood and has influence.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different teams on projects or initiatives.
Use initiative and creativity to solve problems.
Ability to work independently under self-direction whilst also knowing when to check back in with others on contentious issues.
Study or previous work experience in economics.
An interest in alternative / pluralist economics.
Knowledge of SEO principles.
Experience of hosting or managing webinars and online events using platforms like Zoom.
Experience cultivating media and journalist relationships.
Languages including Spanish, French, German would be highly desirable.
Experience of working with international volunteer organisers.
Familiarity with graphic design and video editing would be advantageous.
How to Apply
Please apply before the closing deadline of 1st June 2022.
We will anonymise all applications for the recruitment panel.
Interviews will be held over zoom on 8th June so please hold this date.
Please note, we will ask for your CV but we will only use your application form to shortlist, so please give as full an answer as possible.
At interview stage we will review your CV before we interview you.
At interview we may ask you to do a presentation or an activity as well as the interview session.
Interviews will be online via zoom. You’ll need a camera, microphone and stable internet connection. Please let us know if this will be difficult. If you have any queries or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please do not hesitate to contact us via recruitment [at] rethinkeconomics [dot] org
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About Aid Alliance
The Aid Alliance is a collaboration between 25 leading international development NGOs, hosted by the sector trade body Bond. The Campaign aims to defend the UK’s commitment to Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) of 0.7% of GNI, campaign for the return of the Department for International Development as an independent government department and shift the debate to one focused on improving AID quality, rather than questioning aid quantity.
Working with groups of local people in and around small towns across Yorkshire this role will both organise and mobilise members of the public to take actions that are supportive of overseas aid and international development, including the climate crisis. As part of a team of organisers, you will build an active local community presence to support the Campaign’s aims in key locations across England. The ideal candidate will be based in Yorkshire, have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organisation and logistical skills, and a strong commitment to the aims of the Campaign.
Reporting to the Other Regional Field Organisers
To note, this role is being advertised at both assistant and coordinator level, although only one position is required, the decision will be based on candidates previous experience. Differences of roles highlighted below.
Main purpose of the job
The role of the Field Organiser is to provide support and guidance to all local volunteers across all the Yorkshire area and to arrange activities and events in all areas. This is a varied role giving the opportunity to work in a range of work areas, with tasks adapting according to the changing needs of the organisation.
- Book necessary travel arrangements for volunteers and speakers in locations
- Organising Events within their areas
- Guiding volunteers and community activists to conduct events
- Events logistics and coordination
- Sending invites to participants
- Ordering stationery and materials for the campaign and local groups
- Arranging internal meetings with volunteers, other regional field organisers and groups.
- Providing Support to Local Groups and Volunteers.
- Providing support on any longer-term projects
- Such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time
- Creating new and active community groups in specified locations as well as building and maintaining excellent working relationships with local activists and other community groups.
- Managing and leading volunteer groups and local activists.
- Researching and analysing key locations for possible community engagement.
- Holding meetings and events designed to engage with the local community, leading and chairing meetings as required.
- Supporting the Other Reginal Organisers with sourcing venues and budget management
- Maintaining Facebook channels and groups with the support of other reginal Organisers.
- Monitoring and recording output metrics and measuring impact within an agreed monitoring, evaluation and learning framework and collaborating with working group colleagues as required.
- Maintaining a volunteer database, ensuring GDPR compliancy.
- Administrative and coordination support to the Campaign Director
Campaign Director and other Regional Field Organisers.
- Strong organisational skills, and a methodical approach with a proven ability to prioritise tasks, manage a busy varied workload and work to deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A high level of attention to detail
- Evidence of team working and build strong working relationships
- Proactive approach to problem solving
- Numerate and able to work with comfortably with spreadsheets
- Ability to Travel to and from different locations to organise events, stalls and activities
- A Driver’s Licence
- Right to work in the UK
- An interest and experience in the international development sector
- An undergraduate or master’s degree in a related field
- Programme/ project management – experience of international development programme/ project design, delivery, and measuring their quality and impact.
- Coordination and Event management – Excellent convening and coordination skills, with experience of organising and supporting events and meetings
- Communication – Good verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to communicate with a wide range of people, from the UK and overseas.
- Work planning - Effective workload management skills (defining tasks, prioritisation, self- organisation and working to deadlines) and ability to use initiative to solve problems.
- Team player - Ability to work flexibly as a member of a small team, as well as independently and on own initiative, with some experience of working successfully within a team environment.
- Travel – Willingness to travel within the UK for meetings and events as needed.
- Driver’s Licence – The candidate will have a Driver’s License to ensure that they are able to travel for events and activities.
- Management and Leadership Skills – The candidate will demonstrate leadership skills to manage and coordinate their local groups and volunteers.
- Based in/around Yorkshire – The candidate must be ideally based in or around Yorkshire.
- An Undergraduate or/and master’s degree in a related field – An undergraduate or a master’s degree in a related humanitarian field would be desirable.
- Field Organiser Experience – Experience of engaging and managing local community groups would be desirable.
- Membership organisations - Experience of membership-based organisations such as networks and coalitions, ideally within the charity/NGO sector.
- Sector learning - Experience of how organisations and the international development and humanitarian sector learn from experience, evolve and improve.
- Sector Experience – Experience of working within the non-profit / humanitarian sector would be ideal.
Company + Benefits
Bond offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:
- Generous Holidays (27 days leave as standard for all employees. Additional staff privilege days, normally between Christmas and New Year)
- Staff Development days
- Interest free season ticket loan
- 7% pension contributions (staff pay 3.5%)
- Flexible working hours
- Perkbox benefits
How to apply
To apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter.
In the cover letter we expect you to set out:
- Why you are interested in the role
- How you meet the role requirements
- Your understanding of equity, diversion, inclusion and why it matters in this role
Applications close at 23:30 on Wednesday 22 May 2022, however, please note that we will review applications as they are received, therefore we encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.
Bond and equal opportunities
Bond values diversity and works to advance equality. We encourage and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to assess and ensure the continued effectiveness of Bond’s Equal Opportunities Policy, all applicants are asked to complete a short questionnaire when applying. You are not obliged to answer the questions but the more information you supply the more effectively we can monitor our equal opportunity practices. Completion of all questions is voluntary and failure to answer any question(s) will not affect your application in any way.
The information you supply will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by any member of the selection panel responsible for the appointment. The questionnaire will be detached from your CV and cover letter, stored anonymously and used purely to provide statistics for monitoring purposes.