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External Affairs Officer (Stakeholder Relations)
£40,157 per annum plus excellent benefits
Permanent contract, Full-time role
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
The External Affairs Officer (Stakeholder Relations) will play a key role in helping us build strong and productive relationships with external stakeholders including central government and national bodies in the health and care system, parliamentarians and civil servants. You will also develop close internal relationships with the wider communications directorate and across the organisation, including the chief executive and directors’ team. You will support the delivery of the organisation’s political monitoring, helping to ensure that our engagement with stakeholders is relevant, well-informed, and aligned with developments in the external environment.
The successful candidate will help deliver a range of high-profile stakeholder engagement and influencing activity, including within Parliament, using demonstrable political awareness to advise colleagues and to build the reputation of the Foundation amongst key stakeholders. You will support the delivery of integrated communications plans and contribute to the achievement of our overarching influencing and communications strategies.
Experienced in implementing impactful reactive and proactive public affairs activity that has contributed towards successfully achieving policy-influencing objectives, you will support the delivery of integrated communications plans that blend a broad range of communications disciplines. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, being capable of writing high quality briefings, reports, and other written materials.
To find out more about the role and what we are looking for, please read the job description.
To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement which addresses all the person specification criteria flagged as CV/SS (Essential). Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.
Application deadline: Wednesday 24 August 2022, 23.59
Interview dates:scheduled to take place remotely early September 2022
The Health Foundation values diversity and champions inclusion and strongly encourages applications from all sections of the community.
Established in 1876, a Christian Charity, we are a federation of independent Mothers’ Unions’ with four million members, in 84 countries, all of whom are affiliated to our UK based Charity. In 2026, we will celebrate our 150th anniversary.
This is a critical role that offers the chance to help shape and drive Mothers’ Union’s voice across a range of digital, social and print channels. Working closely with colleagues and members across the UK and at times around the world you will be confident in researching and creating brilliant content that fully brings the impact of our work to life.
Whilst you will be the primary web editor and responsible for SEO and Analytics you will understand digital and print content strategies. You will be similarly confident in producing e-newsletters and using social media to manage campaigns whilst measuring reach and effectiveness. You will also bring excellent video production and editing skills.
You will need to be able to forge strong working relationships within the Fundraising, Communications & Retail team, across the organisation and with members. You will have a creative approach and self-starting ability to be creative with limited resources, whilst regularly evaluating your own performance to build on strengths and identify areas to improve.
This is a 10 months Fixed Term Contract (FTC).
- Manage the website including writing content, regular updates to content and functionality, ensuring search engine marketing is optimised to achieve full potential.
- Collate and disseminate a monthly national newsletter, encouraging contributions from staff and other key stakeholders.
- Manage the social media presence of Mothers’ Union, with the aim of reaching an increasingly broad audience and engaging members and stakeholders through social media.
- Develop and manage the Charity’s social media content calendar.
- Draft press releases for all of the Charity’s activities
- Support the Communications and Campaigns Manager to disseminate press releases and manage media requests.
- Develop printed media to promote campaigns, training events and workshops.
- Measuring and reporting on the performance of all digital marketing campaigns.
- Undertake basic video production and interactive presentations, which may include working with members, staff and external stakeholders.
- Proactively approach members and beneficiaries to collect case studies on the impact of our work, use our internal monitoring systems to identify leads and build a database of case studies that can be used throughout the year.
Skills and Experience
- Managing engaging websites, with a working knowledge of Drupal to effectively manage developers for basic changes and good working knowledge of SEO principles;
- Growing engaged, opted-in audiences on social media channels (especially Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn).
- Excellent written communication and presentation skills and an ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of people.
- Good data analysis skills, with the ability to interpret data and statistics to develop stories and content.
- Computer literate, especially in the use of Microsoft. Technical design skills, from the design features in Word and PowerPoint through to Photoshop, video-editing and design programmes.
- Knowledge of, or a willingness to quickly build, competency in Dotdigital and social media management tools.
- An eye for good design and experience developing and applying a strong brand across a range of channels.
- Experience or knowledge of paid-for digital and social media campaigns.
- Strong belief and enthusiasm for the approach Mother Union has to social justice around the world.
- Exceptional relationship building skills, with the ability to build strong relationships internally and externally.
- A creative approach and self-starting ability to create effective solutions with limited resources.
- Methodical, organised and able to work with attention to detail.
- Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload in a small but busy team.
- A team player, who is willing to deliver practically on the ground and be hands-on.
- Regularly evaluates own performance to build on strengths and identify areas to improve.
- The responsibilities in this post may be adapted or changed in line with the needs of Mothers’ Union. Other duties may be developed as a result.
- The responsibilities in this post will require the post holder to work within a team and cross functionally with other teams to achieve the objectives.
- Willingness to work very occasionally at the weekend/overnight stays away from home.
This role will be based at our Head Office in Central London. Mothers’ Union operates a hybrid working model. Staff are required to work an aggregate minimum of 90 days per calendar year (Pro rata for part timers) at our Head Office, Mary Sumner House in Central London. Tuesdays are our anchor days where every staff member is expected to be at the office. The 90 days includes anchor Tuesdays.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending your CV and a Cover Letter via Charity Jobs, The Cover Letter should clearly outline how your skills match the main responsibilities of the role.
The closing date for applications is 23 August 2022. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to individually respond to each applicant. If we do not get in touch with you within 4 weeks from the application deadline, then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this position.
The Community Fundraising team at Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) is responsible for securing income from individuals, regional businesses and groups fundraising in the community, effectively managing relationships to maximise income.
The Regional Fundraising Officer role will play a significant part in contributing to a high-performing fundraising team. This role is a home-based role which will require someone to live within the East Midlands. The role will cover the East Midlands region including but not limited to, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire.
You will report to the Community Fundraising Manager and support the Head of Regional Fundraising to drive the continued growth of the charity’s community fundraising income in your area. You will also be required to show excellent relationship-building skills to support community partnerships and volunteer groups, driving towards agreed targets.
This is a 12-month fixed term contract, or on return of the substantive post holder, to cover a period of maternity leave.
Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
- Responsibility for 3 income streams within the East Midlands region
- Identify and apply for ‘Charity of the Year’ partnerships with corporates in the region, account manage these relationships up to a value of £16,000 per annum and support with partnerships with a value of up to £100,000
- Support existing volunteer fundraisers to encourage continued loyalty to the charity and to maximise funds raised, in accordance with fundraising legislation and good practice.
- Recruit new fundraising supporters in line with strategy.
- Support and extend volunteer networks within geographical area in line with strategy.
- To ensure that fundraising activity is implemented and managed locally to deliver budgets, targets and income in line with strategy. To achieve this by supporting and facilitating the development of groups and volunteers across geographical area.
- Supporter Management; Provide excellent customer service to community fundraising supporters (including maintaining a polite, enthusiastic manner with prompt responses to enquiries), to acknowledge support and increase long-term loyalty.
- Provide high-quality account management to volunteer groups in geographical area.
- Support, motivate and develop local fundraising volunteers, ensuring they have a clear understanding of ARUK to enable them to represent the charity’s work effectively.
- Increasing Community Support within geographical area; run volunteer events with both a recruitment and cultivation function, liaising closely with the Stewardship and Events team to ensure a seamless supporter journey, and with the Press team to include media volunteers.
- Liaise with local community organisations (e.g., golf clubs, educational institutions etc.) – both previous and new potential supporters – to extend income and activity in line with strategy.
- Initiate and roll out community fundraising events in geographical area with evidence of effective ROI and achievement of strategic goals.
- Monitoring and reporting.
- Undertake any other relevant duties and projects delegated by the CFM / HORF in line with the responsibilities of the post.
What we are looking for:
- Experience in partnership fundraising and/or relationship building
- Experience in public-speaking, such as giving presentations and talking at events
- Knowledge of recruiting key volunteers and fundraising supporters
- Experience and a keen interest in building long term relationships with supporters
- Proven ability of providing excellent stewardship
- An ability to manage a busy and varied workload
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Excellent organisational skills
- Full driver’s license with access to own vehicle.
- Flexibility to work some unsocial hours and willingness to travel independently
Ways of working: As part of our Remote ways of working you will be home based. You will only need to attend the office for specific requirements of the role and the business needs.
Roles that are classed as part of the Remote ways of working are able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals. This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.
Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.
Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum, plus benefits, car allowance and associated expenses (if applicable).
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.
The closing date for applications is the 29th August 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 12th September 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us via the channels on our website.
How to apply:
Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.
About Alzheimer’s Research UK:
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.
To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
You will work with colleagues across the organisation to strengthen CPAG’s evidence base so that it is better able to influence decision makers and secure lasting improvements for children in low income families.
You will be working in a fast moving, high profile and complex policy environment and will need to balance short-term priorities with long-term objectives.
As well as developing policy positions and supporting CPAG’s influencing activities, you will have particular responsibility for setting up processes for collecting evidence, case studies and claimant advocates
Please download the application pack and complete. CV's will not be accepted.
Fixed Term –12 Months – Full Time – 35 Hours
We have big goals over the next few years.
We’re going to be fighting for mental health in a way we never have before.
Together we’ll be working to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.
Will you join us?
We’re looking for a Senior Media Officer (PR & Media Volunteers) to develop media strategies that support Mind’s fundraising activities.
The candidate will join Mind’s media team on a fixed term contract to lead on media support for public fundraising campaigns, events and Mind-owned products, and work with corporate partners to devise joint media strategies that publicise these relationships.
The successful candidate will also support Mind’s media volunteer strategy, working with people with lived experience of mental health problems and involving them in Mind’s media work.
Closing date: 2nd August 2022
Mind reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier, should we receive a high volume of strong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.
Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Please refer to the Job Description while completing your application as candidates will be shortlisted based on how closely they match the criteria.
At The Bike Project we provide an innovative solution to one of the most pressing problems facing asylum seekers and refugees on arrival to the UK: access to transport when living on a limited income.
Our mission is simple: each year we match refugees and asylum seekers with the many thousands of bikes that go abandoned or unloved around the country. We then go on to support these new bike owners to realise the emotional, practical and physical benefits of cycling. 9 years since that first bike donation, we are about to donate our 10,000th bike and have expanded the project to include multiple programs, from refugee befriending services to women-only cycling classes.
We have supported tens of thousands of refugees to get access to bikes, learn to cycle and created a community of colleagues, refugees, volunteers and supporters. And we’ve grown rapidly in the last few years, from £720k turnover in 2018, to £2.3m turnover in 2021 and employing almost 40 staff. Despite our success, this is just the start and we are looking for a CEO who will continue to lead The Bike Project on to even greater things!
Please note that although the position is predominatly remote, with no requirement to work from the office, the nature of the role involves attending regular face to face activities and site visits around London. These vary in frequency but can be several times per week.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
People with albinism are being marginalised, mutilated and murdered across Africa simply for the colour of their skin. Join Standing Voice and raise life-saving funds and awareness to defend people with albinism against this horrific discrimination and violence.
About Standing Voice
Albinism is a recessive genetic condition that impairs the body’s production of melanin, reducing or eliminating pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair. This melanin deficiency causes people with albinism to be visually impaired and, in hot climates, uniquely vulnerable to UV radiation and skin cancer. Markedly paler than their dark-skinned peers and families, people with albinism are a highly visible minority in many African countries, where their condition remains poorly understood and highly stigmatised due to erroneous beliefs and myths. Many people with albinism are shut out of civil participation and unable to access the most basic opportunities and services, including healthcare, education, justice, housing and employment. Some have even been targeted for their body parts, used in witchcraft charms thought to bring wealth and fortune: 231 people with albinism have been killed, and 806 in total attacked, across 30 African countries since 2006. These are just the reported figures.
Standing Voice is the leading international organisation dedicated to defending the rights of people with albinism in Africa. Working across Tanzania and Malawi, where the violence and discrmination has been most extreme, Standing Voice delivers programmes in health, education, welfare, advocacy and economic empowerment. Our charity has established clinical networks to treat visual impairment and prevent skin cancer; relocated children with albinism from segregated camps to inclusive schools and universities; and supported hundreds of adults to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives through therapy, apprenticeships and training. Above all, we have worked to amplify the voices of people with albinism from grassroots community contexts through to the halls of the United Nations.
About the Role
Standing Voice is seeking an ambitious and capable individual to join our growing team and provide essential support across a range of fundraising and communications functions. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual with fundraising and communications experience to take the next step in their career with an exciting and dynamic international development charity.
The Fundraising and Communications Officer will be responsible for raising essential funds and awareness to ensure the continued delivery of Standing Voice’s life-changing programmes on the ground in Tanzania and Malawi. The main responsibilities of this role are to manage and develop new and existing relationships with a diverse portfolio of donors (including trust, statutory and multilateral sources, as well as individual givers), while supporting the production of a range of communications materials spanning our website, social media platforms, newsletters and campaigns.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Fundraising and Communications, and will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across the UK, Tanzania and Malawi. Although international travel is not essential for this role, there are likely to be opportunities to visit Standing Voice’s country offices in Tanzania and Malawi, and to represent the charity at external events across the globe.
Fundraising and Communications Officer
£25,000-28,000 depending on experience
35 hours per week (7 hours x 5 days). Flexible working around core hours 10am-4pm
London Fields, London, UK
Remote and hybrid working arrangements will also be considered
Head of Fundraising and Communications
Wednesday 31st August 2022 (at 23:30)
Secure restricted and unrestricted funding from a diverse portfolio of new and existing donors, including trusts and foundations, statutory and multilateral sources, high-net-worth individuals, individual giving and the private sector
Support the development of concept notes, proposals, pitches and capability statements
Provide timely and effective stewardship of donor gifts, including through the production of impact reports and case studies
Work closely with colleagues in the Programmes Team to monitor project pipelines and ensure compliance with donor targets and budgets
Provide input and support across a range of fundraising activities including event design and delivery and project visits by donors, partners and volunteers
Cultivate and steward individual-giving income through direct email marketing campaigns
Identify and explore innovative funding mechanisms to diversify and strengthen Standing Voice’s income base
Support the ongoing development and review of Standing Voice’s fundraising strategy
Support the maintenance and development of the Standing Voice website, including through copywriting and design and production of visual assets
Lead the operation of Standing Voice’s social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
Support the production of newsletters, annual reports and tailored fundraising or programme resources (including leaflets, banners, posters, prints, etc.)
Support the design and delivery of social media and direct marketing awareness campaigns
Work closely with colleagues in the Data Team to extract and disseminate relevant insights demonstrating the evidence base for Standing Voice’s interventions
Support the ongoing development and review of Standing Voice’s communications strategy
Your Skills and Experience
- At least two years’ experience working in a fundraising or communications role for a charity
- Experience of writing and stewarding five or six-figure grants and above – particularly from trust, statutory and multilateral sources – through production of proposals and donor reports
- Experience of copywriting, especially web copy, newsletters, press releases
- Experience of relationship-building with funders, partners, volunteers and supporters
- Undergraduate degree
- Fluency in English
- Demonstrably outstanding written communication skills with the ability to write compelling copy tailored to range of audiences and platforms
- Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to present and repackage complex information in succinct and digestible formats
- Excellent comprehension skills with the ability to quickly assimilate and evaluate large quantities of text and explain it to others
- Outstanding planning and time-management skills with the ability to set priorities and navigate competing demands
- Excellent interpersonal, networking and relationship-building skills with the ability to engage and encourage a range of internal and external stakeholders
- Excellent teamwork skills but with the ability to work independently
- Knowledge of the fundraising landscape for UK international development charities, particularly with respect to multilateral and statutory donors
- Good IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Empower and inspire; be passionate and dedicated; treat others with respect, dignity and compassion
- Be dynamic and motivated to develop professionally
- Act at all times with a high degree of integrity and transparency
- Experience of representing an organisation externally, e.g. presentations, events, conferences
- Experience in the planning, execution and evaluation of awareness-raising and fundraising campaigns, including direct email marketing
- Experience in the management of social media channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- Familiarity with project budgets and expenditure reporting
- Experience of planning and delivering fundraising events (e.g. galas, challenge events, film screenings, etc.)
- Understanding of regulatory environment and relevant compliance issues, e.g. GDPR, fundraising regulations and best practices
- Understanding of global advocacy landscape and mechanisms for NGO engagement, e.g. United Nations Human Rights Council
- Proficiency in French
- Proficiency in use of popular web CMS platforms such as Squarespace
- Proficiency in use of image and video-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and PremierePro
- Proficiency in use of email marketing services such as Mailchimp
- Proficiency in use of publishing and design software such as InDesign and Pages
- Proficiency in use of data visualisation software such as Tableau
Standing Voice considers gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religious belief, disability (or former disability) and age to be irrelevant to our recruitment processes and we do not take those factors into account when selecting candidates.
Please submit the following by 23:30 on Wednesday August 31:
2. Contact details for two referees (your referees must have known you for more than six months and either be a current or former employer, or lecturer)
3. Cover letter (one page maximum) demonstrating A) why you are interested in this position, and B) why you consider yourself to be a suitable candidate, with reference to previous experience
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore please submit your application as early as possible.
Interviews to be held virtually WC September 19, with successful candidate starting in October.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and passionate team working to ensure that no child in the UK starts the day too hungry to learn.
Following our new CEO, Lindsey MacDonald joining us in November 2021 we undertook a review of our organisational structure which led to the creation of Policy and Engagement Team, combining our policy, communications, campaigning and research functions in one team. Following this and the recent appointment of Jacquie Bance de Vasquez, Director of Policy and Engagement we have developed a new strategy and restructuring and expanding the team to meet the challenge of ending morning hunger for now, and for good, enable us to better leverage and build on our social impact, engagement, and influencing.
Purpose of the role
The Policy & Public Affairs team work to influence the devolved legislatures and Westminster to address the underlying systemic causes of child poverty & hunger and drive change through policy.
We are seeking a talented individual with an in depth understanding of UK political context, parliamentary processes and structures within the Westminster and the devolved legislatures including experience of building relationships with politicians.
This post offers the exciting opportunity to manage relationships and communications with our target political audiences in England, influencing and advocating to enable to Magic Breakfast to secure policy changes to eliminate child morning hunger.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Shiva Foundation envisions a world that operates on the basis of value-based leadership, where individuals are equipped with the knowledge, frameworks and tools to act in service of equity, freedom and justice. We believe it is our collective responsibility to put people before profit, centre people’s lived realities of oppression and step back to make space for marginalised voices to be heard. We recognise the need to understand where power inequalities exist in order to build a more just world. Our goal is to design sustainable models to tackle the systemic inequity impacting marginalised individuals and communities across the U.K. and India. Our role is two-fold.
- We act as a support and anchor for those working on the frontline - this includes community groups, grassroots organisations, local councils, civil society, local leaders and businesses etc.
- We also leverage networks and influence to enact meaningful change at the policy level, in government and across business.
We do this in four ways, by providing:
- Knowledge, frameworks and tools to facilitate concrete action;
- Resources and capacity for collaborative working;
- Expertise for impactful policy advocacy; and
- Immediate support and relief.
Our focus is across two key issue areas:
- Tackling modern slavery and promoting labour rights; and
- Tackling gender based violence (GBV), especially against racially minoritised women.
Please note, our website is in the process of being updated so while it captures a lot of our past work, it is not completely up-to-date with more current projects. We are happy to share more about these during the interview stage.
About our Priorities
Our work is wide-ranging and collaborative. In particular we are currently prioritising:
- Embedding labour rights and modern slavery provisions into policy. We ensure that local and national government policies meaningfully address modern slavery and labour rights violations and support survivors fully. This includes but also goes beyond the Modern Slavery Act. We work with policy-makers, local councils, government and regulatory bodies to make this happen.
- Shifting corporate practices towards more equitable power distribution. We provide expertise to ensure that business policies and practices meaningfully incorporate activities that address modern slavery and uphold labour rights. We work with small and medium businesses to make this happen.
- Improving statutory agency response to GBV against racially minoritised women. We advocate an improvement in statutory agency policy and practice when it comes to supporting racially minoritised survivors of GBV. This includes more consistent, integrated and tailored support for survivors who live at the intersections of multiple oppressions. We work with statutory local agencies, policy-makers and civil society to make this happen.
- Better resourcing racially minoritised communities. We work to equip racially minoritised communities with more and better resources to be able to respond to GBV and access support services in ways that work for them when violence does happen. We work with leaders or community-led organisations in racially minoritised communities as well as civil society to make this happen.
About the Role
The Managing Director is responsible for the management and direction of Shiva Foundation’s projects and day-to-day activities, as well as providing leadership to the team. You are also responsible for the organisation’s administration and financial management and will work closely with the Founder/Director and board of trustees to review and implement strategy, budget and business plan. You will manage the implementation of the strategic plan and will ensure this, as well as operational plans, are the central drivers of Shiva Foundation’s work.
While some projects are well established, new areas will emerge and therefore you should have experience with strategic development and program design as well as a familiarity with project implementation.
It is preferable that you have some knowledge of both modern slavery and labour rights as well as gender-based violence but we welcome applications from candidates that have only worked in one of these areas before. You will work with a range of stakeholders especially public sector bodies and small to medium sized businesses. It is preferable that you have experience working with both but we will also welcome applications from candidates with more experience in one than the other. The small team environment means that this role involves significant responsibility as well as the opportunity to collaborate and interact with a diverse set of senior external stakeholders. You must be comfortable with significant responsibility from the outset.
You will work closely with the Founder/Director and will be relied upon to give well researched and thoughtful recommendations to the board in order to drive key strategic decisions. You will report into the Founder/Director and be supported in your role on a day-to-day basis by a Senior Advisor. To begin with, you will have two direct reports - the Senior Program Manager and Communications Coordinator. This will expand over time as you build your team.
You will be expected to act as the public face of the organisation, building relationships with stakeholders from across a range of sectors including government and public sector, business and civil society. Over time, you will also be expected to develop expertise in modern slavery, labour rights and gender-based violence in order to draft briefs, present at events, feed onto national strategies etc.
- Providing strategic and tactical direction to the organisation, setting key goals and KPIs for both short and long term.
- Maintaining an understanding of current key insights and changes in our two thematic areas as well as how those can feed into our work and how we can add out expertise to relevant national and international conversations.
- Maintaining key relationships with experts in our two thematic areas (across business, government and civil society) to scope out future projects and identify opportunities for cross-promotion and/or collaboration.
- Setting out how the strategic plan of the organisation will be translated into activities at the project level.
- Ensuring effective tracking of strategy implementation and regular reporting to the Founder/Director and to the board.
- Designing programmes that align with the strategic goals of the organisation and overseeing their implementation.
- Ensuring that the activities implemented are of a high quality and relevant to the mission and vision of the organisation.
- Developing project-specific goals, monitoring and evaluation methods with any relevant team members.
- Overseeing the design and day-to-day implementation of all project work.
- Managing the outreach and uptake of the organisation’s existing tools and resources, such as the Blueprint and SME toolkit.
- Overseeing any mapping and research for new work, such as interviews, focus groups, roundtables, desk-based research, etc.
- Leading team management, such as setting the team culture and practices, overseeing all work and creating worker-centric management practices that inspire and support individual team members.
- Personnel management, including performance reviews and 1-1s and day-to-day HR.
- Hiring, training, developing and managing staff and/or consultants.
- Acting as a key point of contact to the board for reporting and strategic purposes.
- Oversight of the communications plan (internal and external) together with the Communications Coordinator.
- Working with the Communications Coordinator to scope, develop and implement policy advocacy campaigns emerging on the basis of our long-term work.
- Ensuring and facilitating regular reporting, communication and information exchange between team members.
- Engaging and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to strengthen partnerships/collaboration for a comprehensive and inclusive approach.
- Developing and maintaining effective constituencies of contacts and partners to optimise information gathering and development and implementation of effective strategies.
- Writing or contributing to the drafting of timely and effective reports, briefings, position papers, correspondence, action materials, press releases and other internal and external documents.
- Representing the organisation at key working groups, partnership meetings, national forums, operational units, panels, conferences etc.
- Liaising with the Founder/Director where she can, in her wider political role, provide a platform to amplify or support Shiva Foundation’s work. This may involve drafting notes, briefings, speeches, press releases etc.
- Forecasting and managing Shiva Foundation’s organisational and programme-specific budgets.
- Ensuring any expenditure not pre-approved is run past the Founder/Director.
- Sourcing external funding, if relevant, and managing the relationship with donors, including timely reporting.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
The below is a list of preferred knowledge, skills and experience for this role. We
encourage you to apply even if you only meet some of these criteria if you can show an
ability and willingness to learn new skills and grow in the role. We particularly
encourage you to apply if you are a person of colour or part of another minoritised
- An undergraduate or graduate degree in human rights, gender, development, law or other relevant discipline (or relevant professional experience).
- A minimum of 7-9 years of progressive experience in a senior management role or 3-4 years in an executive director/managing director role for a similar organisation.
- Management and leadership skills demonstrated by evidence of leading high performing teams and working with individuals at all levels.
- Sound financial awareness, including experience of managing and controlling budgets and resources.
- Experience of staff management, including performance management and personal development.
- Experience with reporting to a board of trustees/senior management.
- Experience representing an organisation externally at a senior level.
- Experience working with public sector bodies, such as local councils, the Home Office, the London Mayor’s Office etc..
- Experience working with senior level business representatives.
- Experience working with civil society organisations.
- Ability to think strategically and identify new opportunities and initiatives.
- Proven experience planning, prioritising and juggling multiple demands, and openness and flexibility to take on different administrative and support tasks.
- Ability to manage a heavy and varied workload effectively, to maintain high levels of both accuracy and output.
- Effective presentation and public speaking skills.
- Ability to work self-directed.
- Excellent IT skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Ability to relate well within a diverse context and with various stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the modern slavery and labour rights in the U.K.
- Knowledge of gender-based violence (or violence against women and girls) in the U.K.
- Understanding of how to scope, plan and implement policy advocacy campaigns.
- Knowledge of charity management or administration.
- Demonstrated commitment to Shiva Foundation’s mission, vision and values.
Please apply for this role by completing the form on our website by 23.59 on 21 August 2022. Please note you must have permission to live and work in the U.K. to be eligible for this role. If your application is successful you will hear back from us the week of 29 August 2022.
You will be given an exercise to complete. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview between 5-9 September 2022. If you are not available during this time, please let us know in your application so we can arrange an alternative.
If you are offered the role, depending on your availability, you will be invited to attend paid induction days at week beginning 12 September 2022.
We are seeking an extraordinary communications specialist to take a leading role in one of the most exposed departments of this ambitious and fast-growing ocean conservation charity. You must thrive in a busy and demanding department juggling the needs of multiple projects, campaigns and partnership projects.
The position requires competency and confidence in dealing with the press, exquisite writing skills and an extraordinary eye for detail. You will understand how to communicate complicated environmental issues to broad and eco-fatigued audiences. As a consummate professional you will deal with our many important ambassadors confidentially and be a reliable and passionate team member who can get stuck in as the situation demands.
Salary: £35,000 - £37,000 per annum, dependent on experience, plus a living in London supplement (if based in London)
Hours: Full- time, Monday – Friday, 9am - 6pm
Location: Somerset House, London, and/or working remotely
Reporting to: Director of Communications
Application deadline: Friday 9 September 2022
For more information on how to apply please visit the 'contact us' page on our website. We ask all applicants to please send a CV and a letter explaining their skills and suitability for the role along with information on salary expectations.
If you would like to know more or have any questions, then we’d be happy to help.
We are committed to an inclusive workplace, where there is equality of opportunity. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Role & responsibilities:
- Supporting the Director of Communications to deliver the marketing and communications strategy for Blue Marine.
- Develop relationships with national and global press/agencies.
- Support the Director of Communications with creating press releases and respond to requests from the media for comment.
- Establish a communication strategy incorporating media and public relations, press, celebrity/ambassador engagement, internal communications, brand marketing, advertising, events, digital and social media and the production of materials.
- Manage Blue Marine’s ambassadors and spokespeople; ensuring high engagement levels and that relevant opportunities are taken advantage of.
- Create and maintain all marketing collateral including fundraising and ambassador packs, leaflets, reports, brochures and invitations.
- Take responsibility for the development, management and maintenance of Blue Marine’s website – including the development of a next generation website.
- Lead on the production of all marketing materials and communications, including newsletters and updates to supporters, as well as key publications such as the annual review.
- Analyse all aspects of communications on a quarterly basis and provide relevant updates for Blue Marine’s quarterly board meetings.
- Increase the organisation’s profile at important marine conservation events and conferences.
- Edit and proofread reports and proposals, ensuring they adhere to Blue Marine’s style guide, as needed.
- Create and circulate a monthly internal newsletter with relevant updates to the team.
Skills and experience required:
- Relevant qualification/s
- Strong understanding of effective conservation communication and marketing
- Relevant experience within a similar position
- Personable and confident personality
- Ability to manage many moving elements of a project
- An excellent communicator (written and verbal), with experience of engaging, managing, and building stakeholder relationships.
- Highly self-motivated and determination to succeed.
- Able to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and meet key deadlines.
- Excellent team working and inter-personal skills.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Finance Team Daily/ Weekly
- Process supplier invoices and expenses claims and prepare payment run weekly for review by Director of Finance and authorisation by Museum Director.
- Reconcile supplier statements.
- Petty Cash processing and reconcile weekly
- Process the cash and cheque banking weekly.
- Download invoices from booking system to update the accounting system.
- Ensure that the Sales Ledger is up to date: and carry out all credit control duties and flag overdue payments to the Director of Finance and institute debt collections services if necessary.
- Process donations, legacies and other receipts, liaising with the Fundraising Manager, Learning and Collections Team to ensure correct allocation within the general ledger.
Finance Team Monthly
- Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for review by the Director of Finance, investigating and resolving outstanding items before the close of the monthly period.
- Reconcile control accounts monthly.
- Process Prepayments and Accruals journals.
- Prepare weekly/monthly bank reconciliations for sign of by the Director of Finance.
- Processing and reconciling Credit Card transactions.
- Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis.
- Ensure systems interfaces are reconciled monthly by working closely with staff across the Museum.
- Process donations, legacies and Friends membership payments in Raisers Edge and prepare reconciliation to Xero for Fundraising Manager and Director of Finance.
- Liaise with Operations Team on sending out new membership cards.
- Maintain Gift Aid records and process monthly claims
- Monitor the Finance email on a daily basis.
- Ensure staff, are appropriately informed, advised and any queries investigated in a timely manner.
- Ensure all filling is up to date.
- Undertake other relevant duties as reasonably required.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
With our new CEO, Daisy Srblin, recently in post, a strong and established board chaired by Fiona Millar, and our new strategy launched, this is an exciting time to join Young Camden Foundation.
Young Camden Foundation was established in 2017, a proud member of the national Young People’s Foundations Trust, and are supported by a number of important stakeholders, including the John Lyons’ Charity and Camden Council. We work on behalf of our 100+ Camden members, who serve thousands of young people across our borough.
We know that Camden is a very special place to grow up, a unique community, that draws strength from its diverse cultural heritage, and as a hub of creativity. Our incredible network of grassroots community members work tirelessly to make the lives of Camden’s children and young people better.
YCF exists to back our members, supporting them to access funding and opportunities they might struggle to access alone, and provide partners in our thriving community a way of investing back into our borough. Our members change young lives every day, and we are here for them, whatever they need.
About the role
As a membership organization, the role of Membership Engagement & Communications Officer is crucial to the running of our charity. Working closely with the CEO, you will work to be our members’ first point of contact, networking them and working with them to ensure they get the support they need from YCF.
As of 2022, we have 130+ members, 80+ of which are ‘full’ members, i.e. Camden-based, working directly with young people and eligible to apply for our grants programmes. Our members include established community centres, local youth clubs, cultural centres and supplementary schools, and more, working across Camden’s wards.
Together with the rest of the team, you will also help develop YCF’s engagement with young people, including the establishment of a Young Ambassadors Programme.
Main purpose of the role
- To be the first point of contact for YCF member organisations, and to develop their engagement with YCF, and help to develop YCF’s offer to them
- To maintain strong internal and external engagement and communications regarding YCF’s work and the work of YCF’s members, to demonstrate the real impact of both
- To be an integral team member in the small YCF team
Main duties and responsibilities
- Under the guidance of the CEO, proactively maintain existing membership, using existing rigorous due diligence processes, and proactively promote membership to relevant groups in Camden
- Work closely with the CEO to ensure the integrity of the membership process, from applications, data collection, eligibility reviews and regular contact
- Proactively seek membership engagement, from the annual survey to one to one fundraising / capacity building support, and networking/ signposting opportunities, constantly striving to improve our membership offer
- Working closely with both the CEO and staff members responsible for grants to ensure members are accompanied and supported to apply for YCF grants and other opportunities, and signposting / organizing training where additional support is needed
- To arrange and support the delivery of a programme of events for members and partners throughout the year, under the direction of the CEO
- Identify funding and training opportunities for members, and communicate opportunities via database emails, social media networks and targeted word of mouth
- Deliver an impactful and effective communications strategy for the charity, under the direction and guidance of the CEO
- Write and distribute the weekly membership and supporters email, signposting and sharing local opportunities
- Ensure strong communication channels for members, young people and businesses engaged with YCF work
- To manage website and social media content appropriate to a variety of audiences including members, partners and funders, on a regular / daily basis
- Help to design external facing literature and graphics
- Help identify opportunities for YCF to raise its profile, and the profile of its members, for instance via the local press
- Together with the rest of the team, use Salesforce to keep accurate and up to date records of membership and engagement
- Together with the rest of the team, train up on Salesforce, and maintain records on the database of membership engagement, where possible working to improve the database
- Record accurate data on members engagement, member information, bid support, submission, events, and outcomes. This data will be included in YCF performance reports and annual review. Ensure that all data is gathered, held, and used in-line with relevant data protection regulations.
- Promote YCF and external opportunities (whether external funding, free opportunities for young people, resources, vacancies, and so on) with members and external audiences on social media, on our website, and via our bi-monthly database emails and member newsletters
- Provide communications reports to the CEO on a quarterly basis, to understand members engagement, retention, and retention rates to improve campaign effectiveness
- Lead on the implementation of a marketing strategy for membership, working alongside the Chief Executive Officer and Grants Manager.
- Under the guidance of the CEO, develop ways in which YCF can better engage directly with children and young people, assisting with the relaunch of the Young Ambassadors Programme
- Working closely with the CEO and Grants & Partnerships Officer to help develop ‘consortia’ approaches to member fundraising
- Represent YCF at London Borough of Camden events / member events, and liaise with officers at the London Borough of Camden, at similar levels
- Help to develop content for impact reports on communications and membership for the CEO, under CEO guidance
- Any other duties as required by the CEO and the team from time to time
This post is subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS check
Our ideal candidate will have:
- A personable, positive attitude and manner
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a sharp attention to detail
- Experience dealing with competing demands in a busy atmosphere, in a highly organized manner
- Experience working with diverse stakeholders / individuals
- Experience using social media and / or writing website content
- Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
- A genuine interest in improving the lives of children and young people
- A commitment to the core values of YCF’s work: collaboration, community, equality and sustainability
- Competency using MS Office products, and a willingness to learn about other communication platforms
It would also be desirable, but not essential, if the candidate has:
- Experience working with young people or youth workers
- Experience planning and delivering events
- Experience managing members / stakeholders
- A degree in a humanities subject eg History or English
- Working with voluntary and community groups and/or public sector organisations
- Experience with social media scheduling software, Salesforce and Canva
We know that skills and experiences come in different forms, so if you’ve got a range of our ideal criteria, and a willingness to learn, there are training and education opportunities at YCF to train you up in post.
To submit an application please submit a cover letter (no longer than two A4 sides) detailing how you meet the person specification, and your interest in the role given the description above, and a CV (no longer than 2 sides)
The deadline for applications is Friday 26th August 2022.
Applications without both a cover letter and CV will not be considered.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.
With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.
As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.
We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.
The Programme Delivery Officer will be focussed on providing support at the programme management level to Options’ large and small programmes, to ensure adherence to high quality programme management. The post-holder will be deployed to provide long and short-term guidance and support to programmes across Options’ portfolio. The role will also be responsible for developing and integrating appropriate tools and systems that are aligned with our approach to project cycle management. For smaller strategic projects, the role will also provide direct programme management support.
The role has four areas of responsibilities;
- Support the Programme Delivery Advisor in implementing the Options project cycle management approach. Provide support and guidance to programme management colleagues across a range of programme management areas as required
- Take ownership as the Programme Manager on Options’ small, strategic projects which will be led and managed from the UK, and when needed, be the start-up Programme Manager for larger programmes, handing over to the Programme Team once recruited.
- You will support business development by working closely with our New Business and Partnerships Department; providing programme management inputs to proposal, concept notes, as well as material for external dissemination.
- Provide cross-organisational support by working closely with other departments, management and administrative teams to strengthen operational delivery.
- You will have significant experience of programme management, including in planning, budgeting and programme control, risk management and change management in a relevant project and programme environment.
- Experience managing large, complex, donor funded budgets, contracts and contracting, and experience managing relations between a head office and an internationally based team.
- Excellent knowledge and use of programme management and grant management tools, systems and approaches. Knowledge of international development having worked with a multitude of donors, including FCDO.
- You will have excellent financial management, programme budgeting and management skills with strong Microsoft Excel skills and you will be highly organised, working well under pressure.
- Being fluent in English both spoken and written is essential and fluency in French is desirable, both spoken and written.
Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance.
- Closing date for applications is: Friday 19 August 2022.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.
- Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
- As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
- Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
- We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
- Applicants must have the right to work in the country in which you will be based in either the UK, Kenya or Nigeria.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Salary: £43,500.00 per annum + generous benefits
Initial term: One-year Fixed Term Contract with potential to extend
Reporting to: Senior HR Manager
Location: London, Westminster (Hybrid: we encourage flexible working and therefore do not require you to work from our office full time).
Closing date: noon Monday 22 Aug
Interviews: w/c 5th Sept
NHS Providers has an exciting opportunity for someone with a real passion for ED&I and we are looking for someone who can help us embed best practice into everything we do.
The ED&I Lead will help drive forward NHS Providers’ commitment to be an anti-racist organisation and to support our wider ED&I programme. You will lead and implement our race equality action plan from within the HR team, working collaboratively to support the organisation as each directorate implement their race equality actions.You will be pivotal in supporting ongoing cultural change and creating an inclusive environment, where equality issues are firmly embedded within our policies, processes, procedures, and practices.
We are actively committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse staff team at NHS Providers. We understand that creating and maintaining a work environment in which all social groups are represented and feel safe and respected, is something we must work at. We do not take this for granted. We see anti-racism and anti-discrimination more broadly as a life-long commitment. We are working towards removing all barriers that staff and applicants may experience. Steps taken include having gender-balanced and racially diverse panels and considering all candidates against a clear, realistic and well-defined person specification. We would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people with disabilities and those identifying as male, female, non-binary or trans.
If you feel you have the requisite skills and experience and would like to join our team then please send a CV and cover letter setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification to HR Team.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Responsible to: Senior Grants Officer
Salary range: £29,772 – £33,000
Key relationships: CEO, Legal team, external lawyers, partners and beneficiaries
Location: Media Defence, 5 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LG, UK
Hours: 37.5 hours (flexible), occasional evening and weekend work
Media Defence is a charity that helps journalists defend their rights. We support independent media, journalists and bloggers who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve the regulatory environment for media freedom, make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes, support individual journalists facing legal action by covering their lawyers' fees, and build the capacity of the lawyers and organisations we work with on issues of media law. Media Defence was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field.
The Grants Officer plays a key role at Media Defence, administering the grants that Media Defence makes to partner organizations, helping assess grant applications, and helping with communications via social media and through other channels.
As Grants Officer, you will also manage and administer Media Defence’s financial grants and non-financial support to journalists facing legal action and identify new potential grantees.
You will be flexible and creative, have exceptional communication skills and a good understanding of the realities faced by lawyers and journalists operating in various regions of the world, including under repressive regimes.
- Support the Senior Grants Officer in their work
- Managing Media Defence’s block grant and individual emergency defence grant application processes, including assessment of applications and project proposals, proposal development, preparation of final recommendation for approval by Board and others
- Manage grant award process, including contracting, setting of KPIs and reporting requirements
- Monitoring of awarded grants, including tracking developments in litigation, assessment of partner/grantee reports and grant compliance; financial oversight of grants and grant budgets; provision of additional support as may be required by grantees
- Ensure smooth running of Media Defence's grant making and administration of Media Defence’s grants database
- Act as lead contact in relationships with grantees throughout the process
- Undertake and support Partner/Grant assessment /evaluations and country mapping visits as may be required
- Support the work of the Development cluster by providing material for news stories and accurate information for knowledge management
- Assist Media Defence's team members in ensuring data related to Media Defence's block and individual grants is provided in a timely manner for use in grant/case reporting, communications material, funding applications and reports
- Support the Finance and Operations Director with periodic review and update of grantee terms and conditions
- Monitoring the situation of press freedom with outreach to individuals and organisations where appropriate
- Act as one of the primary conduits between Media Defence and networks of NGOs in the sector
- Represent Media Defence at external events and meetings
- Identify and carry out any other duties which fall within the scope, spirit and purpose of the post as requested
- Good general education to degree level
- At least 2 years’ experience in working for a human rights organisation
- Strong proven project management skills and experience of delivering successful projects
- Proven experience of grant making administration and the process of grant making
- Ability to analyse and synthesise complex information quickly and effectively
- Competent IT user including Microsoft Office Packages, internet and email
- Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a small team, supporting other colleagues, and with a strong commitment to learning and improvement
- Excellent written and spoken English, good editorial skills and the ability to communicate with diverse communities
- Experience of working with, and relating to, a diverse range of people and a pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues at all levels, as well as with Media Defence’s partners
- Proven track record of an organised and methodical approach to work, combining numerical accuracy with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Experience with databases
- Right to work in the UK.
- Good working knowledge (spoken and written) of Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish would be an advantage
- Experience working in the media law sector
- Legal training or experience of working hands on in a legal environment and the management of legal documentation
How to apply
- To apply for this role please email your cover letter and CV referencing - ‘Grants Officer'
- Deadline: 1 September 2022
- Equality and diversity are fundamental to our mission. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals from diverse backgrounds and who reflect the diverse communities in which we operate.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.