Help Musicians UK is Britain’s leading independent music charity and has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives. HMUK's mission is to create a sustainable future for all musicians and the industry by supporting those who work in the music industry through grants, health and welfare services, campaigning, creative programmes and targeted investment initiatives. It exists to advocate, educate and provide information around issues which affect musicians and the industry that surrounds them.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our London team in a Health and Welfare Officer role, in which you will be providing person-centered support and assistance to musicians based around the U.K. You will conduct home visits throughout the U.K. to musicians requesting support. This will involve assessing initial applications for assistance and making executive decisions about what support Help Musicians UK can offer.
You will be responsible for making grant decisions of up to £1,000 in line with the Health and Welfare team policy.
To be successful you will need experience of:
- Working in the health and social care sector
- Conducting home visits and/or assessments for individuals requesting support
- Managing a large caseload
- Assessing financial need and offering grants to support individuals
- Assessing initial applications and making decisions about support packages
Skills and Knowledge:
- Knowledge of the health and welfare systems
- A full U.K Driver’s license is desirable due to a large portion of the role involving travel across the U.K.
- A good knowledge and understanding of the music industry
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing organisation and to work to achieve the charity’s ambitions to support career and creative opportunities for music makers and the industry.
Job title: Community Neutering Officer
Salary: £28,269.18 per annum (plus a home workers allowance and branded company van)
Location: Homebased covering Scotland
Job type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Closing date: 25 September 2019
Interview date: Mid October 2019
We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our successful Neutering team as a Community Neutering Officer.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2018 we helped around 184,000 cats and kittens, an average of 500 per day.
Community Neutering makes a real difference to the cats and kittens helping them to lead happier and healthier lives. Our subsidised neutering campaigns provide financial assistance to much loved pets as well as strays and ferals who are not lucky enough to have an owner to care for them. All of our projects have human behaviour change principles embedded within them and this is an important measurement of our work.
As a Community Neutering Officer, you will be involved in helping to deliver the regional neutering projects and initiatives to local communities. This will include working with community and social groups, attending regular community meetings and delivering talks and presentations. You will be recruiting volunteers and supporting them with projects in their communities whilst managing the progress of both individual areas and whole projects. The main focus is raising awareness of the importance of neutering, which is key as part of responsible pet ownership.
You will need to have excellent organisational skills, initiative and the ability to engage with people and communities at all levels. You will be a strong self-starter with a passion for helping cats in need with a positive attitude. You will have experience with working within communities or social enterprises and developing relationships with different types of community groups. An animal science or welfare background is also desirable but not essential. You will need a full UK driving licence.
To apply for this position please click the APPLY ONLINE button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and answer screening questions – including explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Full time, Permanent
Grade EL, Salary £34,545 per annum
Close date: 4 October 2019
Interview date: TBC
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the ‘voice’ of general practice. As the professional membership body for family doctors we represent GPs on the issues that matter most to them – and their patients. We have an exceptionally high media profile and, over the last two years, have secured a record number of mentions in Parliament.
We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated colleague to join our PR and Corporate Communications Team to help us build on our success and take the College’s reputation to the next level, right across the UK.
As Press and PR Officer you will be a part of the RCGP’s small but incredibly busy 24/7 Press Office, dealing with multiple queries from national and local journalists daily. You will use high levels of judgement to balance risk, raise the profile of the College across the UK and protect the reputation of both the College and the GP profession.
You will develop proactive media and social media strategies at both a local and national level – sourcing stories, pitching them to journalists and providing strategic advice to College spokespeople ahead of interviews. You will also source, write and produce articles for the College’s membership magazine GP Frontline and its supplements, which both go out to the RCGP’s 52,000 members.
The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.
To apply please upload your CV and cover letter via the RCGP Vacancies page on our website.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
~ Great doctors great care ~
- To further raise the profile of the RCGP and increase national and regional media coverage across print, broadcast, online and social channels, in line with College campaign and policy priorities, to influence decision-makers and opinion-formers
- To pro-actively promote the work of the RCGP and respond quickly and sensitively to negative or critical news stories, using astute judgement to manage risk and limit potential damage to the reputation of the College at both a national and local level
- To draft high-quality media statements and press releases across a wide variety of complex clinical and policy issues
- To identify potential storylines about the work the College does regionally that can be developed into positive, pro-active media stories or articles for College publications in order to raise the RCGP’s profile at a local level
- To write and edit material for internal and external audiences, including the RCGP Chair’s weekly e-bulletin to members and the College’s quarterly membership magazine GP Frontline
- To provide strategic advice and briefings to senior spokespeople identifying and promoting key College policies, highlighting risks and ensuring that the RCGP communicates consistent messages
- To work with the Digital Team to further develop the RCGP’s social media strategy ensure that traditional and social media activities are joined up
- To provide a 24/7 out of hours media rota, including weekends and public holidays, with other colleagues in the team
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
A Level English
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Knowledge and Experience
Previous experience in journalism, press office or media environment
Demonstrable track record in writing and editing newspapers or magazines (portfolio required)
Proven experience of running proactive public relations campaigns and crisis management
Experience of working in a national membership organisation, charity or similar organisation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (evidence of published work - articles, speeches, reports and other material aimed at a wide range of target audiences)
Ability to work authoritatively, knowledgeably and confidently with journalists and senior College spokespeople and College members
Excellent news sense and ability to identify pro-active stories
Demonstrable experience of crisis management
Resilience and ability to use own initiative, manage competing demands, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
Creativity and ability to manage projects from ideas stage to implementation
Good team player
Excellent attention to detail
Thorough understanding of current affairs and health agenda
Pleasant and approachable manner and ability to deal with people at all levels
Conscientious and reliable
The South Asia Project Lead is responsible for Reprieve’s anti-death penalty work in the South Asia region. You are an activist, campaigner and/or lawyer with an interest in and passion for challenging the use of the death penalty in the South Asia region. You will focus on the death penalty in Pakistan and will explore opportunities to support local lawyers and activists challenging the use of the death penalty in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. The death penalty is one of Reprieve’s three areas of focus, alongside secret prisons and assassinations.
You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to achieve Reprieve’s strategic goals in relation to abolishing or limiting the scope of the death penalty in the South Asia region, which include: the abolition of the death penalty for drug offences; a reduction in the number of wrongful convictions and death sentences imposed in breach of international law; challenging the use of vaguely defined “anti-terror” laws under which people are sentenced to death for non-lethal offences; greater transparency around the death row population; better consular assistance for South Asian nationals facing the death penalty overseas; and ensuring accountability for security and justice assistance from abolitionist countries provided to retentionist countries.
In support of this work and Reprieve’s broader strategic goals, you will work closely with:
Reprieve’s Policy and Media teams, to uncover and challenge how abolitionist states’ security assistance to states in the region may be contributingtodeath sentences and executions, alongside other related human rights abuses
the Digital Team, to further the objectives of your work and to motivate members of the public to take action where it is of benefit to the cases and the issues; and
the Development and Outreach Team, to represent your work to a range of external stakeholders.
You will help Reprieve’s Directors and Deputy Directors explore and understand changes and opportunities to achieve change in the death penalty landscape in the region.
You will be someone whom caseworkers and fellows feel confident to approach for guidance and direction. Even if you don’t always know the answer, you will be capable of proactively obtaining it from the Directors and Deputy Directors.
You are a person with experience working in the region, with a high level of cultural competency. You are able to recognise nuance and guide the organisation on an appropriate strategy that reflects local, regional and international trends in the application of the death penalty. In addition to being conversant in the legal systems of the region, you are abreast of local and geopolitical developments that impact on the use of the death penalty. You will have experience working with partners on the ground and with remote management.
You are a positive person with a can-do attitude, at least five years of casework and management experience, a great ability to multitask, a sensitivity to the risks faced by those whom we work with and assist, a willingness to muck in on all tasks big and small, and a passion for Reprieve’s work.
This is a London, office-based role and your presence is necessary during our core office hours. You will also be available outside of office hours in the event of an emergency, for example case developments that require urgent action. This is a role that may require significant travel and work outside of core office hours from time to time.
For more information, full job description and application information, please open the attached job description.
Title: NTDs Programme Officer
Location: Guinea Bissau
Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (with a view to extend this)
Sightsavers is supporting the Ministry of Health of Guinea Bissau to attain its disease elimination and/or control agenda for neglected tropical diseases and is setting up a team based in Bissau to work closely with the Ministry of Health and stakeholders in order to ensure effective implementation and management of the Sightsavers supported NTD projects.
The primary purpose of this post is to ensure that the activities in the workplans of the NTD projects in Guinea Bissau are implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health
As the NTDs Programme Officer you will work with the Ministry of Health and other project partners to develop annual plans based on approved projects and targets. You will ensure effective implementation of projects within budget, provide timely and high quality reporting of both narrative and financial reports and participate in the preparation of financial forecasts and activity based budgets for the NTD projects in Guinea Bissau. This role will work with the Senior Programme Manager and the Finance team to develop and implement a coherent plan of partner capacity building in line with an existing cross-cutting plan.
As the successful candidate you will have a postgraduate degree (or equivalent). in public health, biology or parasitology. You will have extensive experience in programme and/or project management, preferably within an INGO environment, have a background of preparing project reports and programme monitoring and evaluation and possess the ability to understand and work with budgets and financial provisions. Furthermore, you will have technical knowledge of Onchocerciasis, LF, STH, Schistosomiasis and/or Trachoma, have good knowledge of the Guinea Bissau health system and policy making process and be fluent in both English and Portuguese.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
Senior HR Advisor (Projects)
Contract: Fixed Term for 6 months
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Finsbury Park, London
Salary: £40,550 per annum (pro rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
We are looking for an experienced Senior HR Advisor to become part of our small but busy HR Team for a period of six months, reporting through to the Head of HR. We are separately recruiting for a permanent Senior HR Advisor, with whom the successful candidate will work closely with. The purpose of this temporary role is to support a brand new HR Team to deliver against some key projects including pay structures, organisational change and HR ways of working to ensure adoption of best practise.
The HR team also includes a HR Advisor, HR Assistant and HR Volunteer and Intern who together ensure a consistent, accurate and professional service to Freedom from Torture.
The post holder will act as a Business Partner for senior managers throughout the whole employee lifecycle (employees and volunteers). This includes providing close advice and support on recruitment, employee relations, employee engagement and team development. The Senior HR Advisor will need to ensure that our senior managers work within organisational policies and procedures, employment law and other legislative requirement such as GDPR and criminal records checks. An understanding and compliance with current HR best practice is also a requirement.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record in employee relations procedures and experience of managing case load. This role involves supervising the HR team on behalf of the Head of HR therefore line management experience would be desirable. This is a collaborative role where you will also travel and work with Freedom from Torture National Centres by delivering advice and guidance within your own knowledge base. If you believe you have the expertise required to succeed in this important role, please get in touch.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the Job Description and Person Specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.
Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.
Our team of dedicated professionals provide direct support to survivors including psychological therapy, physical health services, legal and welfare support, and expert medical reports for use in survivors' asylum claims. We also support other providers to deliver high quality rehabilitation services to survivors.
We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.
None of this can happen without our vibrant community of supporters who help to create this change.
Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.
Closing date: 29 September 2019
Expected date of interviews: week commencing 7 October 2019
As an organisation working with a vulnerable client group, Freedom From Torture has a legal duty to ensure that those under its care are protected from abuse, and that where is abuse is suspected or has occurred, has a clear framework of response. Therefore the successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS application and the result will need to be reviewed before the candidate is confirmed in post.
Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer
No agencies please
This is a unique opportunity to have an incredible impact, by joining our ambitious team at this exciting stage in the charity’s growth.
Yes Futures was recently named one of the Escape 100: Best Companies to Escape to 2019. We achieved one of the top 100 scores out of over 1500+ organisations, based on our workplace culture and employee satisfaction.
Some testimonials from our current employees:
- "Yes Futures is an extremely positive and supportive working environment. All employees are valued and encouraged to contribute across all areas of the charity. My team are so enthusiastic and passionate about the fundamental ethos - helping to build a positive future for young people."
- "As well as every day being different, and the work we do being so rewarding, we have a fantastic team of dedicated, intelligent, interesting, passionate people! It's wonderful to be part of it all!"
- "I work with a supportive team with great passion and energy. We are all so different but share a passion for supporting young people. Our CEO is an inspiration and leads the way with her positivity, drive and enthusiasm."
Yes Futures is a multi-award winning charity, established in 2012. Our successful programmes have made a proven difference to the lives of over 1300 young people, and we are rapidly expanding to more schools.
Thanks to this growth, we are now looking for an enthusiastic Programmes and Marketing Officer to join our Head Office Team in October 2019. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating our marketing strategy as well as supporting programme delivery across our regions.
You will have significant ownership over your work, enabling you to thrive and grow your talents in a supportive, collaborative environment.
Why should you apply for this role?
Yes Futures is a small, rapidly growing charity. By joining us at this critical stage in our development you will have a significant impact on our growth and future success.
Furthermore, the Programmes and Marketing Officer role involves an exciting variety of responsibilities, allowing you to develop a range of key skills and knowledge areas.
Yes Futures is one of the Escape 100: Best Companies to Escape to 2019. We achieved one of the top 100 scores out of over 1500+ organisations, based on our workplace culture and employee satisfaction.
By joining our team of committed, hard-working, fun and friendly colleagues, you will:
- Help us to make a life-changing difference to young people;
- Thrive in a role with a high degree of responsibility and flexibility;
- Enjoy working with other like-minded people, who care about doing an excellent job;
- Have ownership over many aspects of the charity’s operations, with tangible results;
- Enhance your skills through professional development opportunities, with our generous CPD allowance;
- Benefit from dedicated time and support given to your personal development.
Reporting to the Impact Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating aspects of our programme delivery and marketing strategy. Your main responsibilities will be:
- Engaging our community of supporters through leading an ongoing communications strategy, including planning and creating content for our supporter newsletter and regular updates on our website, blog and social media channels;
- Supporting the design and printing of all marketing materials, including school-focused marketing materials such as Programme Brochures and Impact Overviews;
- Day-to-day management and review of general charity marketing.
- Supporting the Impact Manager with school-specific marketing materials and strategy, including conducting research on schools to develop a unique approach to school contact and meetings;
- Ongoing management of the Salesforce database and associated mailing lists, including producing marketing lists, mail merges and reports to support the development of new school relationships;
- Producing and collating impact reports, including analysing data and proof-reading.
Communications and Advocacy
- Management of all incoming communications, including post, telephone calls and general emails;
- Event management of advocacy events, including planning, setup and evaluation;
- Development and management of a patronage strategy;
- Supporting the Impact Manager with fundraising research, events and bid-writing.
Programme Delivery Support
- Supporting the Programme Team with preparing and delivering school sessions and trips, including attending sessions/trips and assisting with delivering the programme to students;
- Supporting the setup and delivery of the Into the Wild residential trips;
- Producing programme-related documents for schools;
- Managing the annual cycle of issuing partnership certificates and letters;
- Supporting the Head of Programmes with various aspects of the Coach recruitment and onboarding process, including event management, DBS checks, reference checks, and maintaining accurate and secure records of Coach information;
- Supporting the Programme Team with programme-related admin, including storing and collating important programme data, student information and impact data.
- Organising social events for our employees and volunteers;
- Supporting office-based volunteers, interns and work experience students;
- Being a key point of contact for the young people we are currently working with;
- Assisting the Chief Executive with strategic planning and research to develop the next phase of Yes Futures’ expansion.
For more information on the role, including the skills and experience we are looking for, please download and read the more detailed Role Description. You can download this at the top of this page, or on the 'Join Our Team' page of the Yes Futures website.
How to apply
So, are you interested in applying to be our Programmes and Marketing Officer?
We’d love to hear from you!
If you would like to apply, please download and complete the application form, available at the top of this page or on the 'Join Our Team' page of the Yes Futures website via the button below.
Dates and recruitment timeline
Deadline for applications: Sunday 22nd September 2019 at midnight.
Should your application be successful, you will be invited to an Interview at the Yes Futures head office in Bermondsey (London) on Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th September 2019. Please keep these dates free. You will be informed by the end of the day on Monday 23rd September if you have been shortlisted.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
For over 50 years the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has been building a better childhood for all.
We are now seeking a Principal Officer to manage and support a range of programmes within our Early Childhood Unit. Bringing strong Early Childhood Education knowledge and experience within the field, the post holder will support the work of the ECU, feeding into NCB’s practice and programmes, and supporting our policy development work.
We want every child to get the best start in life, because we know that the early years are the foundation on which a person’s future life chances are built. The role of the Principal Officer will support NCB towards achieving this goal.
Position Title: Principal Officer (Early Years)
Job Reference: 1924
Position: Permanent, Full Time
Hours: 35 per week
The successful candidate will have a passion for early education, be a highly motivated and experienced project manager, with significant experience of working within Early Years, and specifically within the field of Early Childhood Education.
Excellent project management and communication skills are essential for this role as are strong IT, presentation and writing skills, along with experience of running projects, managing budgets and organising events. You need to be passionate about what you do, enjoy working in a fast paced environment and be comfortable working both independently, with team members and with others in our partner organisations.
A commitment to addressing the impact of disadvantage for vulnerable groups of young children is essential.
Applications must be received by 11:59pm on Thursday 3 October 2019.
Assessment and interviews to be conducted on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019.
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website to download the information pack and application form.
Please quote job title and reference number. CV’s will not be accepted.
Committed to equal opportunities.
No agencies please.
AFRICA PROGRAMME OFFICER
This is an exciting newly created position to support the Africa Programme team in the administration of a range of anti-slavery projects across Africa. This role is likely to support the delivery of new projects in Mali and Mauritania initially, but this may change over time.
This exciting role will be responsible for supporting the Africa Programme team in ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of project activities (including advocacy, research, publications, training, country visits, meetings and conferences), as well as contributing to donor reports and applications for new projects. The role will also involve monitoring slavery-related developments in Africa, attending meetings on behalf of the Africa Programme and responding to external enquiries. The role would be 3 days per week for 12 months, initially with the possibility of increasing in hours and or contract length at a later stage, funding permitting.
We are looking for someone who can embody our values and who shares our passion for fighting slavery. The successful candidate will be someone who is proactive and can use their own initiative, someone skilled in project administration and planning and can be flexible to meet the demands of this growing programme.
The Programme Officer role would suit someone who is extremely well-organized, who pays attention to detail and who enjoys record-keeping. Furthermore, the work will require communications with partners in French and the translation of reports and written correspondence. Fluency in both French and English is therefore essential, while fluency in Arabic would be an added advantage
If you think this role fits with your expertise and ambition, we would love to hear from you.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Able Child Africa is a UK registered charity that works to secure equal rights for children and young people with disabilities living in Africa. This is achieved by working in partnership with local organisations in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania to provide direct services as well as by building local capacity.
With over 30 years of experience, AbleChildAfrica is the leading NGO working exclusively with, and on behalf of, disabled children in Africa, some of the most marginalised children in the world. AbleChildAfrica is at an important stage of its organisational development and our strategic plan sets out ambitious aspirations for growth and increased impact. We are seeking a driven and passionate individual to support the delivery of existing programmes and support future programmatic growth.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual with a passion for international development and child rights to join an ambitious and growing team. Working closely with our small team and the Head of Programmes, you will support a portfolio of existing partners in delivering a range of project across East Africa and support the development of new projects. The right candidate will have the knowledge, motivation and skills to support multiple grants for a range of donors, support, monitor and learn from project delivery in Africa, draft grant applications and foster collaborative partnerships. You will have excellent project and grant management experience. Results oriented, you will have strong interpersonal skills together with a flexible and proactive approach and thrive in a busy dynamic environment.
Location: Brixton, London with travel overseas
Hours: Full time- 37.5 hrs week
Term: Fixed term 6-month contract with possibility of renewal, depending on funding
Reporting to: Head of Programmes
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum
Pension: Matching contribution to your private pension up to 5% of gross salary
- To support and develop partnerships and projects in Africa
- To secure grant-based funding to support new and existing projects in Africa
- To support the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes for the Programmes Team
- To support the implementation of AbleChildAfrica’s advocacy and influencing work
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To support and develop partnerships and projects in Africa- 60%
- Support the management of projects through the project life-cycle including; project design, planning,
implementation, monitoring evaluation and learning.
- Support the management of grant compliance including financial management of budgets, writing regular
donor reports and maintaining strong relationships with donors.
- To maintain detailed records of projects and donors through effective use of our internal systems and
- Assist with ongoing development and capacity building of Able Child Africa’s partners.
- Travel overseas as required (approx. 4-6 weeks per year) to support and advance existing projects or for
the development of new projects or partnerships.
To secure grant-based funding to support new and existing projects in Africa- 30%
- Support the development of projects with partners in Africa designing theories of change and log frames,
using learning and evidence for project design.
- Develop project budgets, reviewing local costs, supporting partners in accurate budgeting for activities
and applying Able Child Africa’s principles of full cost recovery.
- Work independently and alongside the Programmes Team, to write high quality and effective funding
applications to Trusts, Foundations and institutional donors.
- Research donors and maintain up to date database of funding opportunities, requirements and grant
- Assist partners to secure funding directly by identifying local opportunities, supporting the development
of proposals and signposting them to community or public fundraising opportunities.
Support the development and growth of AbleChildAfrica Programmes Team – 10%
- To support the improvement and implementation of MEL processes and tools and foster a culture of
learning within the Programmes Team.
- Assist in the development of project materials, trainings and toolkits.
- Assist Able Child Africa’s public communications and profile raising through blogs, contributions to the
newsletter and other opportunities as they arise.
- Contribute to key working groups, advocacy networks and consortia in which Able Child Africa engages,
representing the organisation at key events, meetings and conferences, as appropriate.
- Provide support to the Programmes Team as agreed, including routine office operations.
If you are interested in applying, then send your CV and a Cover Letter (two sides of A4) by midnight on 3rd October.
Your Cover Letter should cover the 10 key competencies outlined below, explaining your suitability for the role and why you want to work for us.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Student Minds works collaboratively with over a hundred universities, students’ unions and organisations across the UK to develop innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. This year, we have been developing two major sector enhancement programmes: the University Mental Health Charter and the Students’ Union Support Programme.
The University Mental Health Charter is a voluntary award scheme which will recognise and encourage good practice in how universities promote and support the mental health and wellbeing of their university communities. The Students’ Union Support Programme seeks to define and develop the role that SUs play in transforming the state of student mental health on campuses across the UK.
In this exciting role, you will be working as part of a team to deliver these important programmes, and look to develop further opportunities for enhancement initiatives across the sectors that we work.
Download the application pack for the full job description and more about what we would like to see in your application.
Application deadline: Sunday 29th September at 11:59pm
Interview date: Thursday 10th October
We are a dynamic and forward thinking grant making charity that is looking to increase the impact of our work across Northamptonshire through effective and efficient grant making. We have robust systems in place and recently achieved a top ranking in our national quality accreditation from UKCF
The successful applicant will help to ensure that we deliver an effective and efficient grants service by: supporting the delivery of grant programmes, providing comprehensive support to the grant function of the organisation, to maintain and develop the Foundation’s administrative systems, helping assess applications for grants, overseeing the monitoring of programmes, including gathering and analysing grants data; supporting funded organisations to monitor and evaluate the impact of our grant making; helping produce monitoring and impact reports for funders.
- Support the grant-making function
- Provide a general oversight of all grants programmes to ensure targets are met and reports produced for funders and donors.
- Work alongside donors on donor-directed funds
- To support specific grant programmes including the facilitation of grants panels
- Carry out assessments of grants applications (with support for larger and more complex programmes, as appropriate).
- Contribute to the development of grant-making policies.
- Work with other members of the grants team to maximise use of our in house CRM database (Salesforce - Digits2) capacity, including for monitoring and impact reporting.
- To be informed about voluntary sector and relevant policy issues.
- To provide grant-making support to and cover for other funds and programmes, as necessary.
- Grant-related administration, including dealing with general enquiries.
- Collating applications received and checking for completeness, requesting and chasing documentation and maintaining paper and electronic records using Digits2.
- File paperwork and electronic records, as required.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Assist with preparation and writing of impact reports on individual grants programmes and across specific themes (such as older people).
- Send out reminders for monitoring forms to be returned.
- Sign off monitoring forms from small grants applicants.
- Collate and analyse relevant data on a quarterly basis and produce reports.
- Carry out project visits
2. Voluntary Sector Support Activity
- To deliver information workshops and seminars on grant programmes and support for local groups and build capacity
- To represent the Foundation at events to promote programmes and provide funding advice
- To support the development of community groups and local charities
- To report back on issues impacting the local voluntary sector through attending external events
- Use manual and computer systems, ensuring that all process and systems integrate into the quality systems.
- Actively support the values of the Foundation.
- Contribute to the development of the grants team and work constructively with the wider Foundation team
- Participate in training, learning and personal development.
- Undertake any other activities commensurate with the grading of the post, which may reasonably be required from time to time.
Knowledge, skills and experience required (to be demonstrated on application form and at interview):
- Ability to analyse grant applications and make recommendations on them.
- Ability to process information accurately and write succinct reports.
- Good communication and presentation skills
- A professional and confident manner
- Minimum of 2 years’ prior experience of grant-making or similar assessment work.
- Conscientious, reliable and methodical.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to manage workload to deadlines.
- Understanding of the voluntary sector.
- Computer literate and able to be self-administrating.
- Strong commitment to the values of the Community Foundation, including equal opportunities.
- Enthusiasm, flexibility and the ability to cope well under pressure.
- A good team player who is able to support colleagues.
- Willingness to undertake occasional evening/weekend duties and travel outside of the region.
- Understanding of need in Northamptonshire.
- Experience of working on externally funded programmes.
- Familiarity with legal and financial requirements for charities, community groups and social enterprises.
- Graduate-level education or evidence of comparable ability.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
WDP is seeking to appoint a new Director of Operations to lead our operational delivery into the next phase of our organisational development. As an award winning charity with a proven track record of introducing innovative interventions, we welcome interest from individuals who share our passion for being creative and are unashamedly ambitious for our service users.
You will be an inspiring and motivational leader, ensuring WDP services are recognised for delivering innovative and high quality outcomes. You will provide strategic leadership and oversight for all WDP services, harnessing and developing the talent of our operational workforce to deliver long lasting change within the communities we serve.
You will work closely with the Joint CEO’s and senior leadership colleagues to ensure that WDP’s values and operating principles are at the forefront of everything we do, you will be responsible for operationalising our organisational strategy to achieve outstanding quality of delivery and growth.
- Provide strategic leadership oversight to those delivering services to ensure their smooth and efficient functioning;
- Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders so WDP are recognised as the provider of choice.
- Produce and execute business plans in line with the overall business strategy of WDP;
- Ensure that services are delivering to contract, exceed WDP quality standards and operate within designated budgets;
- Develop and facilitate a continuous learning culture which enables our workforce to give of their best
- Unearth, develop or attract new talent to WDP, embedding a motivational succession planning structure
Please apply with an up-to-date CV and covering lettter before Sunday 29th September. This search is being managed by our retained partner, Mark Crowley at MLC Partners. If you would like an informal discussion about the role prior to applying, please contact Mark directly.
All third-party applications will be forwarded to MLC Partners.
We are seeking a Tenancy Engagement Worker to support our service users to successfully manage their new, long-term, secure tenancies.
Working closely with our Resettlement Workers, you will develop a seamless approach to the resettlement of our service users, helping to deliver personalised support which allows them to successfully transition to, and maintain, their new tenancies, and ensure that they receive the specialist help and support they need to maintain independent living.
In this position, your main focus will be to identify and understand the barriers that our service users face, and provide the help and support required to overcome these, whilst building the capacity and resilience of individuals to live independently and sustain their tenancy.
Pathways is a new and innovative service to support rough sleepers and people with complex needs in Norwich, delivered from hubs around the city. Seven local organisations have joined together to form this collaborative project which uses the combined strength of its members to offer a pioneering model of support. The Pathways principle is that there is ‘no wrong door’ for people to access the help they need. Personalised support is focused around each individual, by qualified and experienced Pathways team members, to encourage a positive outcome for each person. The ultimate aim of the project is to reduce the number of rough sleepers in the city of Norwich.
For further information and to apply, visit our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: Monday 30th September 2019
Interview date: Monday 7th October 2019
To be responsible and accountable for all operational, strategic, financial and HR activities within AgeUKNYD. To provide leadership to the organisation. To be accountable to the Trustee Board and liaise directly with central Age UK England and other AUK Brand Partners as necessary.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To positively promote the values of the organisation with a focus on older people
To liaise with the media and other stakeholders as appropriate
To ensure the Trustee Board receive appropriate and timely advice and information on all relevant matters appertaining to their governance responsibilities
To ensure the financial health of the organisation and to ensure necessary compliance and delegation is in place. To ensure the Board is fully informed and budgets approved
To ensure the effective administration of the organisation in accordance with the Charity Commission and other legal guidance
To ensure that services maintain quality standards and comply with quality requirements, ensuring accreditation where necessary
To represent the organisation within the wider sector and liaise with fund holders as required. Maintaining effective networks with all main supporters and stakeholders
To ensure the organisation achieves and maintains high standards within its provision and within its working practices
To ensure the implementation of the agreed strategic plan and its review
To develop opportunities to expand and promote the profile of the organisation
To ensure compliance with HR policies throughout the organisation. To provide clear management supervision, appraisal and support to the senior staff team
To provide leadership to staff and volunteers maintaining high standards and integrity throughout the organisation
The CEO will:
- Provide the Board with accurate and up to date information as required
- Provide the Board with policy proposals, business case for projects, business opportunities and organisational development as necessary
- Ensure that the legal and administrative requirements for the Board are met
- Attend the Board meetings to provide a report and advise on professional and organisation matters
- Present an annual strategic review, implementation plan and budget for approval
The above list is indicative only and is not exhaustive. The CEO is expected to carry out additional duties that are commensurate with the grade and role.
All roles are subject to funding and reviewed annually. It is essential that the CEO secure the sustainability of the organisation through a mixture of fundraising, seeking new funding opportunities and pursuing income generating activities
We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in the way we deliver services to the community and in our employment arrangements. We expect all employees to understand and promote this principle and policy in their work.
Health and Safety
All employees have a responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others when carrying out their duties and must help us to fulfil our general statement of health and safety policy.
Because of the nature of the organisation’s work the Trustees consider that customers are entitled to demand discretion of the highest standards from all employees. All information about customers, staff and volunteers to which an employee has access must be treated with the strictest confidence and any shortcomings in compliance may invite disciplinary action. The CEO must also be sensitive to issues which may be “commercial in confidence”.
The post holder must be prepared to undertake an appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service check and provide references in accordance with the agreed recruitment procedure.
The CEO is expected to hold a full driving licence and to have access to own transport.
- Commitment to reaching out to, and improving the lives of, older people
- Knowledge and experience of finance and funding within the sector – evidence of successful bid writing and obtaining funding
- Capacity to provide enthusing leadership to motivate staff and volunteers
- To be self-motivated with a flexible attitude to foster teamwork
- Communication skills both written and verbal
- Ability to produce clear concise reports plus presentational skills
- Minimum of 4 years senior management experience
- Sound IT skills and knowledge and ability to use data base systems
- General education to Higher or Further level
- An appreciation of Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities issues
- Business qualification
- Experience of developing and monitoring strategy
- Experience of working with or within the voluntary sector or a charity
- An understanding of the legal constraints within the charity sector legislation
- Experience of working within a quality management system
- Evidence of leading successful projects
- Knowledge of the needs of and services for older people
- Knowledge of HR practice and an understanding of supervision and support systems for staff
- Evidence of having developed a service
- Sense of humour
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