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Recently featured as an Escape the City Top 100 Places to Work, The Girls’ Network is an award-winning charity with a large and growing network of supporters, mentors and schools across eight regions of England.
We are now looking for a Senior Network Manager to join our London team.
To manage the effective implementation of programme delivery and development in your area. This role will work with staff, schools and corporate partners to ensure that we deliver impact for the girls and young women we serve.
WHERE THE ROLE FITS:
Reporting to: Programme Delivery Lead.
Direct Reports: Network Managers (x3)
£33,600 per annum
Additional £2,500 London weighting after one year in role if applicable
5 days per week, 37.5 hours
LOCATION: Home based with regular travel across Central, North and South of London. Our expectation for the role is for the successful candidate to live in London.
WHAT WE DO
Young people from lower income families are 40% less likely to go to University than wealthier peers (Dept for Education, 2020) which can have a lifelong impact on earning potential. Covid-19 has deepened inequalities (Social Mobility Foundation, 2022) and negatively impacted on young people's wellbeing (GirlGuiding, 2020). We believe that no girls should have their futures limited by their gender, sex, ethnicity, background, or parental income and they should be supported to realise their ambitions, to discover their self-worth, and to develop their capacity to shape their world and their futures.
We work in communities of least advantage across England to deliver two core programmes to achieve this vision. Through our mentoring programme we connect 14-19 year old girls with a mentor and a wider network of role models who are women and deliver opportunities which help them to build life skills and nurture their ambitions. Based on the idea that 'you can't be what you can't see', our mentors often help girls to broaden their horizons and create a more positive vision of their futures. After the programme, the mentees can join a free, lifelong network of support - our Ambassador Community, which offers further opportunities to reach their goals, build their confidence and to share their voices and experiences.
Our programmes help girls and young women to develop the knowledge, skills, self-belief and opportunities to thrive, and to be supported as part of a network that champions them and ensures their voices are heard.
Purpose: To manage the effective implementation of programme delivery and development of the London area. This role will work with staff, schools and corporate partners to ensure that we deliver impact for the girls and young women we serve.
Manage The Girls’ Network mentoring (and other) programmes in your region:
- Develop effective partnerships with new schools, recruiting them into The Girls’ Network’s programme to enable your team to meet regional targets. Maintaining relationships for successful renewals.
- Collaborate with fundraising colleagues during the engagement process of new corporate partners, to ensure regional targets and needs are met e.g. income, mentor numbers, programme content.
- Oversee delivery of mentor opportunities for the region’s corporate partnerships, ensuring MOUs are met, referring any issues of concern to the Fundraising team for support and guidance.
- Provide relevant information to fundraising and MERL colleagues on any Tier 1 partners in the region, to enable production of evaluation reports
- Lead on delivery of the region’s awareness events, acting as the key contact person.
- Collaborate with the Fundraising & Communications team on key campaigns, e.g. International Womens’ Day, to reach key audiences and help build awareness and support income generation.
Mentor Community Development:
- Work with Mentor Community Lead and the fundraising team to identify regional mentoring needs and coordinate the implementation of a mentor recruitment and engagement plan in your region, ensuring your region has an appropriate amount of mentors to run programmes.
- Lead on the implementation and delivery of the region’s events, acting as the key contact person.
Safeguarding support and leadership:
- Provide day-to-day safeguarding support for the Programme team across London – escalating issues to the Safeguarding lead where appropriate.
- Provide feedback on key safeguarding risks or issues, and needs for development or training to the Safeguarding Lead
Monitoring and evaluation:
- Oversee the collection of regional data and ensure that your staff keep Salesforce up to date with mentee, mentor, schools and partners relationships to effectively track the progress, and impact of mentoring relationships.
- Periodically evaluate and report on the progress and impact of The Girls’ Network initiatives in the region.
- Hold overall responsibility for regional targets, reporting to SLT.
- Manage and allocate the budget for the mentoring programme in the region, to cover workshops, celebration events, travel etc
Line Management of region’s Network Managers:
- Manage Network Managers in the region, through regular 1:1s and accountability of reporting.
- Support the wellbeing and professional development of your regional team.
- Cover or support with programme delivery when needed.
Grow our network in your region:
- Identify opportunities for growth in the London region and work with SLT to develop regional strategy
- Advocate and promote The Girls’ Network at every opportunity to raise awareness of the charity and encourage community members to become mentors
Programme Leadership within The Girls’ Network Team:
Learning & Development
- Provide shadowing opportunities to Network Managers in other regions.
- As agreed with the Programme Delivery Lead, travel to other regions to provide targeted training to other NWMs.
- Coordinate Network Managers’ induction and recruitment.
Responsibility for an additional workstream:
- Each senior network manager is responsible for progressing aspects of programme workstream to timelines agreed with the accountable member of SLT. These may vary with need over time. Workstream to be agreed with Line Manager, but may include worksteams such as:
- Programme Process and Resource Development
- Prgoramme Development
- Sales Development etc
WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE ROLE
Essential skills, knowledge and attributes:
- You are deeply passionate and driven to achieve equal opportunities for all and will keep the girls we work with at the heart of everything
- You have excellent project management skills, are target oriented and will work towards achieving the KPIs of the role
- You care about the details and have excellent organisational skills, as well as being able to understand and drive towards the bigger picture
- You are excellent at managing a variety of stakeholders both face to face and at distance/online. You have the ability to create and maintain strong relationships with a variety of people from senior leaders in schools, local authorities, corporate organisations, line reports and volunteers
- You are proactive, solution focused and quick to learn
- You are flexible in your approach to working with a small organisation and understand the time and resources it takes to deliver
- You are able to plan and prioritise your own workload, supporting others to do the same
- You have a high standard of computer literacy (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and are able to adapt quickly to new systems as required.
Desirable skills, knowledge and attributes:
- Have experience using a CRM system / Salesforce for tracking communications and income, and to create reports
- You have safeguarding experience
We want to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives and in their wider career, so that they feel proud of the part they play at The Girls' Network. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and to developing working practices and policies that support work-life balance.
- Pension scheme; employer contribution of 3% and employee of 5%
- 27 holiday days per year, plus public holidays (pro-rata)
- Extended and comprehensive sick pay policy
- Enhanced Family Leave pay policy
Learning & Development:
- Annual training budget upon completion of your probation period
- Professional development support and allocated time off for training
- Continual learning and development through team days and whole staff training.
The Way We Work:
- Flexible working policy: we respect that people have commitments and provide flexible working hours through discussion
- A positive and supportive team culture, regular check-ins and optional social events
- Working from home allowance to support you with essential tech needs
- We support you with a Girls’ Network buddy who you can reach out to beyond the induction period.
- We are young-person centered: our work and our decisions are centered around the girls and young women that we serve
- We are curious: we listen, we learn, and we do something about it
- We are unashamedly ourselves: we are authentic and celebrate each other for who we are
- We are ambitious and courageous: we know that might mean doing things differently or taking a risk. We acknowledge our strengths and when we need help
- We believe in the power of connection: that we can achieve more by working together.
YOU CAN'T BE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE
We want to ensure that our team is inclusive and representative of the girls we work with, so we particularly welcome applications from individuals who have experienced of one or more of the following: being from a low-income family; have received free school meal; being the first in your family to go to University; identify as Black, Asian or another ethnic minority background. We have an active and cross organisational Equity, Diversion and Inclusion Strategy in place. We are a proud supporter of Show the Salary and The Halo Code.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a copy of your CV along with a supporting statement (no more than two pages) outlining how you meet the competencies outlined above.
- Final deadline is Monday 4th December 2023.
- Interviews will be held online the week commencing 11th December 2023.
- Please email Lydia with any questions about the role, oraganisation, or to discuss adjustments required for the interview process and beyond.
- This role will be remotely based in not more than 15 minutes drive from either Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth or Salisbury (Unfortunately we won't be considering any applications for people who do not live in the regions listed here).
- Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, a full drivers licence and access to a vehicle
- Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this role - we will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis.
About Restless Development
Restless Development is a global non profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. We are independently registered and governed in nine countries (India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe) bound together by our vision for youth power. We run youth-led programmes to tackle the issues that young people care about the most – We also run the Youth Collective – a growing network of over 4000 local youth civil society groups and organisations in 185 countries. We are committed to creating an agency that walks the talk on power shifting, using the power shifting checklist, both internally and externally.
Our approach to safeguarding
Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.
About the role
We are looking to a Fundraising Events Coordinators within Restless Development’s UK Fundraising team. The fundraising team’s income has grown year on year and there is huge potential to continue to grow this further and create impact at scale.
The Fundraising Events Coordinator will be remotely based, primarily working on the Schools Triathlon programme but also leading one university student partnerships. The Schools Triathlon is the UK’s largest fundraising and sporting event for children aged 7-13. Its aim is to encourage more children into sport while also teaching them the importance of fundraising. Over the years, the events have raised over £3.4m for Restless Development and local charities and over 9,000 children have taken part. We are aiming to deliver 10 events in 2024 and significantly expand the series. Restless Development is also working with five universities who will be taking on the Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu hikes in 2024. You will be managing one of these accounts, ensuring that the challenge leaders are supported to recruit a team, reach their fundraising targets and ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime!
We are looking for an energetic team-player, proactive individual with great interpersonal skills who is happy to learn and get stuck in.
1. Deliver high-quality supporter care, supporting Triathletes and their families to register, fundraise and to prepare for their big day
- Throughout September to February, present assemblies in schools in your and nearby counties to inspire school-age pupils to sign up and take part in the Schools Triathlon series, and motivate them to fundraise by delivering a fun and engaging presentation.
- Develop strong professional relationships with various important stakeholders from host schools throughout the year, in person and online;as well as with participating schools through the delivery of assemblies and in comms prior to the event day
- Use excellent interpersonal skills, to respond to enquiries from parents and guardians on our dedicated Schools Triathlon inbox and mobile phone.
- Be able to adapt your interpersonal and relationship management skills depending on your audience (for example, pupils, parents, school contacts, corporate sponsors, and suppliers)
- Utilise our database and Excel to track and monitor fundraising activities:
- identify our top fundraisers to celebrate through socials and other planned activities,
- identify our zero-pound fundraisers and with the wider team inspire them to raise funds for youth power,
- Manage offline donations at the Triathlon days and website donations to ensure that fundraising targets are met.
2. Manage the Schools Triathlons communications; including the website, social media channels, email marketing and event day content collection
- Develop a social media plan to engage Triathlon parents and schools and grow our following, including sharing stories from Restless Development’s programmes.
- Manage our Triathlon social media pages throughout the year; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
- Innovate and explore appropriate new content and platforms to engage our audience.
- Lead on the marketing of our Triathlons for future growth by working with our Communications team and external videographers and photographers.
- Manage the design of the triathlete certificates, medals, and merchandise.
- Develop an event day Restless Development stand and materials to engage families and raise the profile of Restless Development.
- Manage our schools triathlon webpage and update regularly throughout the year.
- Develop an email marketing campaign for the parents/ guardians of the Schools Triathlon participants.
- Manage the event day content collection for each Schools Triathlon event and create content for local newspapers, host schools and websites
- Develop a media list and share a press release with each promptly after each event
- Work with our Head of Sponsorship to ensure that our Triathlon sponsors are included in our external communications.
2. Lead on a university challenge partnership
- Manage one university account we have secured for Mount Kilimanjaro or Machu Picchu in 2024. This includes pitching to confirm RAGs, recruitment to get students to join a hike and fundraising support calls to all participants so that they reach their fundraising targets and deadlines.
- Work with our Tanzania Hub to offer extras for those hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and may want to visit our Restless Development office and meet young leaders we work with.
- Support Challenge Leaders through in-person events and calls to ensure that they have a complete team and feel prepared to undertake their challenge.
- Liaise with a third company party who we have a partnership with and will be delivering the hikes.
- Offer other hikes/treks to corporates and individuals if appropriate.
- Must attend the Schools Triathlons on Sundays from 21 April to 19 May, and other occasional evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be given
- Many of the schools we have relationships with are not accessible by public transport, so it is vital you have access to a reliable roadworthy vehicle. All travel will be reimbursed in accordance with Restless Development’s travel policy.
- Log relevant information onto Restless Development’s database, CiviCRM and use CiviCRM to strategically manage workload and report on KPIs every month.
- Undertake any other duties as requested by the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships to support the Fundraising Teams joint mission.
- Ad hoc - evening and weekend work with partners or for the wider team, including meetings and events (time in lieu will be given).
Job title: Fundraising Events Coordinator
Location: This role will be remotely based in no more than 15 minutes drive from either Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth or Salisbury.
Salary: £30,893 per annum
Preferred start date: as soon as possible ( December).
Length of contract: Permanent
Reports to: Fundraising Event Manager
Expected travel: Frequent travel around your county and other areas in the UK for school assemblies and university/school meetings. Occasional evening and weekend work for Schools Triathlon events in April-May and other stewardship events which time off in lieu will be given. Occasional overseas travel to Restless Development Hubs may be possible if of interest.
Other requirements: Must have a full drivers licence and access to a vehicle. Will be required to complete DBS check.
We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our values.
Our value: HEART - We are who we serve. We are brave.
- Supports managers to embed a values led culture within their team. Uses values to guide decision making and group actions.
- Is driven to generate ideas which continually improve ways of working, involving others in problem solving. Adapts style to cope with and support others through change.
Our value: HEAD - Delivers Quality. We are 100% professional.
- Strives for continual improvement against individual goals, seeking opportunities to maximise their contribution to team priorities. Supports others to deliver quality and improve their work. Takes ownership for ensuring value-for-money in the areas for which they take partial ownership.
- With guidance, takes ownership for programme elements and/or internal processes. Considers underlying issues and Restless Values when making operational decisions.
Our value: VOICE - We generate leaders. We are proud to carry the banner for youth-led development.
- Confidently leads programme elements and/or internal processes. Will typically manage one or more junior staff members and is seen as a leader amongst their peers.
- Regularly seeks feedback and evaluates own performance, creating opportunities for personal development. Develops others through proactive sharing of knowledge, skills and opportunities.
Our value: HANDS - We are in it together. We listen and learn.
- Confidently adapts their communication style to suit their audience. Is able to influence others to build shared understanding.
- Seeks opportunities to collaboratively deliver quality against team goals by building strong relationships with colleagues from across the organisation. Works with external partners to maximise mutual benefits.
Skills and experience
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent planning, organisational and logistical skills
- Public speaking and presentation experience
- Strong IT skills (inc Excel), strong numeracy skills to process financial data
- Ability to work to deadlines and balance multiple priorities
- Strong IT skills (inc Excel), strong numeracy skills to process financial data
- Ability to manage own time and work autonomously
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively
- Full drivers licence and access to a vehicle
- Interest in/ knowledge of international development
- Interest in/ experience planning/delivering events
- Strong written communication skills
- Ability to manage high performing relationships with multiple stakeholders
Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Restless Development will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.
What we do for you
We are proud to commit to a transparent global salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across all global locations. In addition to salary, we offer pension contributions and other benefits in accordance with the local Hub.
Values and Culture
At Restless Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values has been recognised by staff, young people, donors and others who we work with. Beyond this, we have a culture of recognising and celebrating both our Values and our global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual Values Day.
It goes without saying that we work hard at Restless Development. We also recognise the importance of helping staff to maintain a positive work-life balance by offering:
- 24 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and with an extra day of annual leave given for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days).
- Birthday Leave
- Access to flexible working.
- Generous study leave, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, and other leave allowances.
Restless Development is proud to be an employer who recognises potential and invests in the development of its staff. We are committed to the professional development of our staff through:
- Empowering opportunities to work on significant projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them to develop on-the-job.
- Regular performance management.
- Training and development opportunities, including supporting our staff to identify mentors both within and outside of the agency.
- Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff to give and receive agency updates, receive training, and socialise.
Travel and Medical Insurance
When travelling abroad with work, all staff will be covered by Restless Development’s travel and medical insurance.
Please submit your CV and a cover letter that provides tangible examples of how your skills, knowledge and experience will support your ability to perform the key priorities outlined in the above job description (using no more than 750 words)
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