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Position: Community Fundraiser
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Home-based, based in the South West/West Midlands, England
Salary: £30,310 - £34,923 per annum and car/broadband allowance plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E1
Department: Community and Events team
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
The MS Society is delivering some of the most exciting fundraising in the UK and we’re seeking a talented and enthusiastic Community Fundraiser to look after South West England and the West Midlands to join our dedicated Community and Events team.
Our Community Fundraising Team are focused on raising £2m+ working across the UK in 2022. After a successful 2021 fundraising year, this role offers the opportunity to grow community fundraising with the enthusiastic support of people affected by MS, their friends and families, including members of our local groups.
Our team works within a lively and creative fundraising department, where we break down barriers and collaborate to ensure supporters at all levels get the very best service. You’ll be given free rein to develop your skills and experience, while building relationships with grassroots supporters to maximise income.
- You’re likely to be in a similar role for another charity, confident, enthusiastic and with great customer care and communication skills.
- You'll know how work closely with supporters, volunteers, local groups and our wider fundraising team.
- You’ll be able to demonstrate a good understanding of community and events fundraising and a collaborative approach to teamwork.
- Most importantly, you’ll be supporter-focused and willing to go the extra mile to support our amazing fundraisers and help them reach their fundraising goals.
- You’ll be home based in SW England/the West Midlands.
- You must have a driving licence.
If you’re enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated by helping others achieve something amazing in support of a cause that means the world to them, we’d love to hear from you.
We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 31 January 2022
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The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.
The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.
We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the attached equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application.
As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.
No agencies please.
St Giles Hospice is looking for an experienced Regional Fundraiser to join its busy fundraising team. The applicant will need to be a proactive individual with regional fundraising and volunteer management experience to join the fundraising team at a hugely important time following the launch of our three year care strategy and ahead of our 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2023. The Regional Fundraiser will manage, drive and promote all regional fundraising activities within a defined geographical area of the St Giles footprint.
With the intention of building new relationships to provide growth in voluntary income and support, the post holder will be responsible for all regional fundraising activities across their defined geographical area. You will provide the best donor management and supporter journey and to ensure the longevity and retention of our community with a proactive approach to securing new donors and ensure that St Giles Hospice is the charity of choice for the communities in which we work. The post holder will work with the Regional Fundraising Manager to develop and implement a successful and profitable, regional fundraising strategy that puts the donor at the centre of all we do that aligns with the objectives for growth in voluntary income across the fundraising team.
With experience securing and managing new community, in memory and commercial relationships, the post holder will have account management experience, understand the needs of our supporters and adapting asks and the management of supporter care journeys accordingly. You will also be a passionate advocate across the region for Hospice care with empathy towards the Hospice movement. An understanding of the services provided by St Giles is implicit, in line with our vision, purpose, values and behaviours.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Community and Events Fundraiser
We are looking for a Community and Events Fundraiser to support the delivery of the charity’s work by securing income.
Position: Community and Events Fundraiser
Location: Home based (throughout England and Wales, with possibility to work in Walton-on-Thames or Cardiff offices)
Hours: Part-time, 22.5 hours
Salary: £23,000 – £25,000 pro rata (depending on experience)
Contract: One year fixed term with possible extension
Benefits: Excellent benefits package including 35 days per year pro rata (inclusive of bank holidays), Employer Pension contribution of 5%, Death in Service benefits, access to an Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity for flexible working.
Closing Date: Thursday 27 January
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, so please apply early.
As Community and Events Fundraiser, you will support the delivery of securing income through providing excellent donor stewardship which inspires individuals, groups and local corporates to maximise their giving and organising, marketing and delivering a mass participation and third party events programme.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
- Grow the individual supporter base of the charity by identifying, researching and implementing new ways to approach potential supporters
- Work with the fundraising team to implement and facilitate stewardship of donors
- Research, identify and implement new fundraising income streams
- Make links with schools, organisations and community groups in order to develop support
- Identify, propose and develop corporate partnerships
- Give talks to community/supporter groups where it is deemed of benefit to do so
- Develop and manage development committees
- Recruit and manage volunteers
- Manage the charity’s challenge event income for England and Wales
- Work within the guidelines of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising best practice
- Ensure all fundraising activities collect and manage donor data in accordance with relevant legislation
- Deliver work projects against agreed targets
- Raise the profile and awareness of the charity through marketing and communication channels
As Community and Events Fundraiser you will have an understanding of general fundraising methodologies and approaches.
You will have experience of:
- Delivering successful community fundraising activities.
- Marketing and managing events.
- Developing relationships across a wide range of external customers including individuals, groups and companies.
- Managing projects ensuring completion within budget and deadline.
When applying for this role you will be asked to submit a CV and Covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4.
About the Organisation
The charity improves the health and wellbeing of children and adults through the healing power of live music. Every year, professional musicians share live music with over 100,000 people from across the UK, who may not otherwise get to experience it. This includes those living with dementia, mental health problems, or who are seriously ill.
The charity is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes enquiries from everyone and values diversity in the workforce and is committed to safeguarding. This role will require a basic DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent check
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National Community Fundraiser
Flexible working: This is a hybrid role with regular travel across the UK and flexibility to attend Head Office in Cannock, Staffordshire, as requested.
At Newlife we believe that disabled children should get the better future they deserve. For 30 years we have provided disabled children and their families with specialist protective equipment, growing to become the biggest charitable provider of essential specialist equipment for disabled children in the UK and the only one offering an emergency response, delivering items directly to family homes within just 72 hours. We also run a free, national nurse-staffed helpline.
As well as providing specialist equipment we campaign and advocate strongly for better rights for disabled children and their families. Our Nurse-run Helpline provides brilliant support and understanding for parents. We also fund research to improve the health and care of disabled children. We are a pan-disability charity, working across the UK.
Working as part of the Fundraising Department this role has responsibility for developing and growing income from our local community including schools, organisations, families, Newlife staff and customers. You will also support the development and implementation of digital fundraising campaigns, new fundraising products, third party events programme as well growing our fundraising volunteer network. This is an important and exciting time to add your talents to the Fundraising team as we look to grow income over the next three years.
Role responsibilities to include:
- To plan for and deliver income for Newlife and manage the growth of fundraising income to target and in line with the organisations fundraising strategy.
- Responsible for a variety of income streams with a strong focus on recruiting community relationships and developing supporter-led activity nationally.
- To plan for and deliver income to target and agreed Key Performance Indicators.
- To acquire and develop new supporters in a planned way to achieve income targets and drive growth.
- To work collaboratively with fundraising colleagues across the department to help deliver national income streams (Corporate, Trusts and Major Gifts).Supporter care:
- To champion and facilitate a consistent and exceptional supporter care experience.
- To ensure that all touch points have been recorded accurately and consistently on the database, in a timely manner, to facilitate integrated supporter care.
- Provide fundraising guidance and support including health & safety issues relating to public events and fundraising activities.
- To provide a welcoming and efficient service for all supporters.Managing relationships:
- To effectively manage, acquire and develop supporter relationships nationally to meet objectives.
- Develop good relationships with staff across Newlife and proactively support and champion staff fundraising activities.
- To maintain donor trust and confidentiality at all times.Additional Responsibilities / Expectations:
- Undertake any duties commensurate with the post as requested and in accordance with all Newlife internal policies and procedures.
- Bring a positive, flexible, responsive and self-aware approach to work, working effectively both individually and as a member of the Newlife team.
- Show commitment to the Newlife culture, values and ethos.
- Demonstrable experience of preparing activities to recruit, engage, inspire and retain supporters.
- Demonstrable experience of identifying and securing new support.
- Experience of working with fundraising volunteers.
- Understanding and commitment to delivering excellent donor stewardship.
- A good understanding of digital fundraising platforms.
- Experience of forming, nurturing and maintaining relationships within local communities including individuals, groups and associations to deliver growth in income.
- An excellent networker, capable of developing relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.
- Ability to contribute to a pro-active team culture.
- Driven and motivated towards the achievement of targets.
- Good communication skills – written, verbal and visual with the ability to produce proposals, letters and deliver engaging presentations.
- Strong diplomacy and interpersonal skills, and the ability to deal confidently with people at all levels across an organisation.
- Good organisational skills, attention to detail, effective time management, the ability to prioritise work and be able to respond to tight deadlines, working both on an individual basis and as part of a team.
- Demonstrable experience of using IT software packages with intermediate level skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Ability to work from own initiative and independently with a flexible approach.
- Collaborative team player who is willing to share knowledge and support others.
- The ability and willingness to work within, be empathic with and promote the ethos and values of Newlife.
- The ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Hold a valid UK driving license and access to the vehicle
Title: West Midlands Community Fundraiser
Salary: £26,044 per annum
Hours/Contract: 35 hours/week
Contract Type: Permanent
Based: Marie Curie, West Midlands Hospice
Closing date: 30th January 2022
Interview date: TBC
At Marie Curie we understand that everyone will be affected by dying, death and bereavement and deserves the best possible experience, reflecting what's most important to them. As the leading end of life charity, it is our ambition to make this happen. To help achieve this, we are seeking to recruit a Community Fundraiser to join our dynamic West Midlands fundraising team and be part of shaping the future of fundraising across the region.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and working closely with some of the most talented fundraising people in the charity sector, your role will be to build, develop and maintain fantastic relationships throughout the region.
You will develop and inspire volunteers and supporters to ensure our local and national campaign activity is as effective as possible in delivering the maximum impact and income.
If you thrive on the challenge of setting and achieving ambitious goals, think the only way to approach a target is to tackle it head on, and can bring the energy that adds some drive to how you approach your fundraising, then Marie Curie would love to support you in achieving your goals and helping us create a better end of life experience for everyone.
What we are looking for:
- Recent and relevant experience in a similar role
- Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods and procedures
- Superb customer service skills with the ability to provide excellent stewardship
- A talent for building and nurturing great working relationships
- A flexible approach and positive outlook are essential
- Experience of raising funds in a community setting
- An engaging and inspiring individual
- Well organised with sound office skills
What's in it for you:
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working
For more information or an informal chat please contact our Head of Fundraising, Natalie Garland on 07515 133917 or email .
Click here to view our full job description.
Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.
We are looking for two Community Fundraisers- West Midlands, to build and develop fundraising relationships in the community.
A well known and well loved social welfare charity providing crucial health care and support to sufferers across the UK.
To build and develop fundraising relationships in the community, by providing excellent stewardship and support to our Fundraising Groups and volunteers, in order to increase income and deliver the agreed Community Fundraising strategy.
Provide excellent stewardship and on-going support and motivation to a network of fundraising groups in liaison with the Regions Fundraising Volunteer Development Manager
Identify, research and form new fundraising groups in the community by organising community days and meeting potential volunteers face to face
Create and deliver an annual volunteer recruitment plan to grow numbers of volunteers in dedicated roles
Induct, train and manage volunteers
Support high value event participants to achieve their targets
Provide excellent supporter service to enquirers from members of the public, via phone, mail and in person, and encourage their support
Manage all public collections and the collection tin campaign at a local level
Has experience of recruiting and managing volunteers and fundraising groups
Has raised funds in a community setting on a paid or voluntary basis or has worked in a related discipline (e.g. PR,
marketing, sales, project management etc.)
Has provided fundraising ideas and advice to supporters
Has worked as part of a team
Has built support from local and regional corporates
Experience of setting and working to budgets, targets and plans
Experience of co-ordinating collections
Has engaged different audiences in fundraising activity e.g. schools, clubs, groups and associations
Has worked with local press/media and has done press releases, photo ops etc.
Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.
We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.
Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.
This is a part time post in the Fundraising Team at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (‘UHB Charity’), the official NHS Charity for the four hospitals of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital. UHB Charity is dedicated to improving the experience of patients, their families and the staff who care for them. The Charity raises funds to support patients of the four hospitals by providing new and innovative equipment, funding research and supporting patient and family welfare projects.
The Hospital Charity runs a weekly lottery raising vital funds to support the work we do. The Lottery Promoter will work closely with other members of the hospital charity to ensure the continued growth of the lottery and therefore additional income. Working as part of a team the post holder will have specific responsibility for securing new supporters on a long term basis whilst also raising awareness and profile of UHB Charity via face to-face sales. The post holder will also be responsible for maximizing opportunities and facilitating relationships with supporters and local organisations.
For more information please view the job description and person specification. Application is by CV and covering letter.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
St Giles Hospice is looking for an experienced Corporate Fundraiser to join its busy fundraising team. The applicant will need to be a proactive individual with corporate fundraising and account management experience, joining St Giles at a hugely important time, following the launch of our three year care strategy and ahead of our 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2023. The Corporate Fundraiser will have the opportunity to further develop and implement a successful and profitable corporate fundraising and new business strategy that puts the donor at the centre of all we do.
With the intention of building new CSR relationships to provide growth in voluntary income and support, the post holder will be responsible for St Giles Hospice’s corporate and major donor portfolio. You will be able to engage and communicate with people at all levels both within the organisation and externally to provide the best donor management, supporter journey and to inform and inspire support. The post holder will ensure the longevity and retention of our existing corporate partnerships and demonstrate a proactive approach to securing new donors while ensuring that St Giles Hospice is the charity of choice for the communities in which we work.
With experience securing and managing new business and commercial business account management, the post holder will be an excellent communicator who understand the needs of our supporters and corporate community with the ability to tailor their care journey accordingly. You will also be a passionate advocate across the region for Hospice care with empathy towards the Hospice movement. An understanding of the services provided by St Giles is implicit, in line with our vision, purpose, values and behaviours.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Senior Fundraiser will work closely with other members of the hospital charity, and will be responsible for developing and delivering the Charity’s in memoriam and legacy giving programme.
The post is suitable for someone with a minimum of 12 months experience in fundraising.
The role will include:
- Create a sustainable legacy pipeline for UHB Charity and to ensure that legacy income increases and continues to be a strong element of our voluntary income.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with those leaving gifts in memory including thank you events for these supporters.
- Be the first point of contact for all enquirers about in memory giving and gifts in wills for all supporters, patients and families.
- Plan, develop and deliver an In-memoriam action plan which will maximise future income
- Organise and execute events to raise awareness about leaving a legacy to the Charity as part of the legacy stewardship plan.
- Act as an ambassador for legacy marketing, ensuring all stakeholders are aware of the importance of legacies to the organisation.
- Develop and implement the ‘Will Month’ campaign and oversee on-going and new relationships with local solicitors and develop materials for them to promote legacy giving to the Charity.
- Devise and manage appropriate donor journeys and accompanying communication plans for legacy pledgers and develop donor profiles to better understand the profile of potential legators.
- Shape, plan and deliver a cross – organisational legacy action plan which will maximise future income.
- Engage in other areas of fundraising where there are opportunities to meet supporters and/or volunteers to help promote legacy giving and build relationships.
- Working alongside the finance team to report on legacy income, pipeline and to liaise with solicitors and executors of estates.
- To work with and deliver clear objectives and key performance indicators.
- To proactively contribute to the achievement of targets and the ongoing fundraising success of the Charity as a whole and to be a supportive, effective and integrated team member.
For full details please download the job description and person specification below.
This is a full time post in the Fundraising Team at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (‘UHB Charity’), the official NHS Charity for the four hospitals of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital.
The post offers the opportunity for office working at any of our four hospital sites with the opportunity for some home working as suits the job holder and line manager.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK is an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with children in hospital.
We are seeking a dynamic individual with excellent experience of community fundraising and impressive interpersonal and leadership skills, committed to making a difference, to join us as our National Community Fundraising Manager.
We are looking for an exceptional leader to drive forward a motivated and engaged team of community fundraisers on their journey of financial growth to achieve a seven figure target and beyond. You are a creative forward thinking, who is able to further the community fundraising strategy and plan to maximise income from new and existing campaigns, community groups and activities.
You will acquire, develop and engage with community groups/supporters to achieve income targets and coordinate regional and national fundraising events and activities whilst ensuring community fundraising plans align with wider fundraising strategy.
We offer a highly competitive benefits package including:
•A generous Annual Leave allowance of 28 days (Plus UK Bank Holidays) increasing by two days after three years’ service
•Hybrid working option
•Free private health care to staff, their spouse/ civil partner and any dependent children up to the age of 25
•Access to an employee discount scheme for 900+ retailers
•Stakeholder Pension Plan
Location: There are 12 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK. We would expect applications to be living within communiting distance of a Ronald McDonald House, as well as be prepared to travel across the UK as required.
The Candidate Pack will provide you with more information about the role, remuneration and how to apply, and if this sounds like something you will excel in, we’d love to hear from you.
Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 14 February 2022.
The Volunteering Coordinator helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by attracting and onboarding sufficient volunteers to support and grow our services and income. You will support your local team to deliver a positive volunteering experience and to attract and retain experienced volunteers. We currently have 2 roles available - 1x Leamington Spa at the National Centre and 1x in Birmingham.
This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. This role will be office based with a home start.
We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.
To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;
• Proven experience of supporting and advising others on policies and procedures.
• An understanding of good practice in volunteer management.
• Demonstrable and up to date knowledge of good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion. Demonstrable and up to date knowledge of GDPR and use of Customer Relationship Management systems.
• Relevant and up to date knowledge of safeguarding principles.
• Experience of creating an inclusive work environment for people with a disability.
• Facilitation and/or training skills.
• Personal experience of volunteering.
• Relevant qualification in volunteer management or equivalent.
Interviews/Assessments will be held on the 10th & 11th of February 2022.
For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.
How to apply
Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above.
As part of your application ensure you provide evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.
The system has a one-hour time limit. We would advise you to prepare your answers separately and then copy and paste into the online form once finalised.If any mandatory fields are missed, a pop-up box will appear at the top of the page advising which sections require completion.
Please note that you’ll have to upload a CV as this is a mandatory requirement as part of our Safer Recruitment Policy.
Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Salary: £36,720 per annum
Hours: Full time - 36.5hrs per week including an expectation of some evening and weekend working within this role (checking in on events and activities and have a presence at larger event).
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for 6 months (with the possibility of a further extension)
Location: Birmingham based & some office working (+ remote homeworking during the pandemic)
Introduction to this opportunity
This role is responsible for the overall effective management and development of Cycling and the Big Birmingham Bikes project.
Cycling Team Introduction
Creating opportunities for people to cycle and improve their environment, we are embedded in the communities that we serve, as a trusted source to create and engage people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Bringing people together by teaching life skills and building confidence, we connect people and places by using our streets, green spaces and waterways.
We invest in individuals to develop as future leaders and role models from the community, to give back to the community. We are all about fun, wellbeing and freedom.
The Active Wellbeing Society
The Active Wellbeing Society is an independent community benefit society which works with some of the poorest communities in Birmingham to improve people’s health and wellbeing through physical activity. The Active Wellbeing Society's mission is to: Use physical activity, guided by innovation, collaboration and insight, to do the collaborating and development required to create stronger and more resilient communities
The Active Wellbeing Society is a Community Benefit Society, which means that it is controlled by its membership (users, communities, partners and stakeholders) and cannot use surpluses to anything other than community benefit. All assets are “locked” for the benefit of the communities that The Active Welling Society serves. It has charitable purposes and is treated as a charity by HMRC.
The Society was developed out of the successful Wellbeing Service set up by Birmingham City Council in June 2015, it is a public service mutual. It has a track record of innovation, collaboration, citizen engagement and successful delivery, within the Council, and by going independent in 2018, The Active Wellbeing Society was able to build on this foundation and unlock new sources of funding to support its further growth and development.
You may like to watch this introductory video which showcases the positive work of The Active Wellbeing Society: TAWS Launch October 2018 - YouTube
- Effectively manage and develop all projects and programmes associated with Cycling delivery.
- Be responsible for strategic guidance and leadership of cycling programmes across Birmingham & North Solihull.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with a range of audiences including; stakeholders and partners across public, private and social sectors to support the strategy and delivery of the project.
- Support the development of Community Clubs and social cycling groups.
- Develop project plans, track and monitor project performance and create reports, specifically to analyse the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
- Ensure effective management of the various funding streams, including annual budget forecasting, budget monitoring on a monthly basis. Assist and input into future funding writing bids.
- Work closely with the Head of Cycling to translate new business into an operational plan.
- Work closely with the Head of Cycling and in partnership with other directorates i.e. Healthy Communities to ensure communities have access to a range of services and programmes.
- Lead on data management, monitoring and reporting working closely with the Data and Insight Team
- Effective staff management: developing a delivery team fit for purpose; supporting team and individual development; ensuring the team have access to development opportunities and support on a one to one and team basis.
- Monitor footfall and demographic information, ensure that data is captured and analysed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the project.
- Ensure that citizens receive a good quality experience. Managing resources to ensure quality delivery, researching delivery experiences and developing aspirations and delivery.
- Ensure that all health and safety requirements are understood by staff and complied with on a consistent basis; lead the development of a risk management culture within the team to ensure that innovation and delivery is balanced with citizen safety.
- Work with communities and organisations to ensure that all work undertaken for the project is co-produced with communities and individuals. Using innovation to encourage the uptake and increase of cycling. Ensure that the outcomes of the project support collaborative outcomes with citizens and other partners.
- Work closely and engage with; volunteers, citizens, partners and staff in joint design and collaborative planning. Ensure that the design and delivery of the project and future initiatives is in line with aspirations of the priority communities.
Duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- Up to date knowledge of key issues and policies relevant to our work, including national, regional and local strategies for active travel
- Experience of cycling interventions/active travel and delivering with communities.
- Experience of project management and project plan development.
- Ability to apply data and insight to community planning, delivery, and development.
- Experience of developing, delivering, and monitoring the impact of delivery plans within a cycling intervention/active travel context.
- Experience of working proactively, working on own initiative and as part of a team.
- Excellent relationship management skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience of community development.
- Experience of line- managing and developing teams to deliver against programme objectives and to achieve their full potential
- Leadership ability, with the confidence and skill to influence and persuade others across multiple disciplines and arenas.
- Experience encouraging diverse communities to come together - building trust and participation.
- Experience of working with a range of stakeholders with the ability to influence others
- Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast paced and challenging environment and able to prioritise work under pressure, be flexible and adapt to new models of working
- Nest Pension – 8% employer contribution - 3 % employee contribution.
- Heath Cash Plan – giving you discounts on everyday healthcare such as dental, optical, physio, prescriptions & more.
- Employee Assistance Programme (counselling and DRs on call 24hrs a day)
- Life Assurance – x4 your salary paid to beneficiary.
- Annual Leave – 25 days FTE (increasing to 29 days with service) plus 5 wellbeing days
- Flexible working
- Bring your own device - £20 towards your phone bill monthly
- Fantastic volunteering opportunities within The Active Wellbeing Society every month
Please submit a Cover Letter and CV addressing the experience you have had relevant to the 'Main Duties' and the 'Knowledge & Skills' sections of the advert, but as a minimum please address how you meet the the following criteria which will be weighted highly in the first sift of shortlisting:
- Experience of project management and project plan development (Essential)
- Experience of cycling interventions and delivering with communities (Essential)
- Ability to prioritise work under pressure, be flexible and adapt to new models of working (Essential)
- Excellent relationship management and communication skills (Essential)
- Experience of working with a range of stakeholders with the ability to influence others (Desirable)
Closing Date: Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Interview Date: 9th or 11th February 2022
Due to the high numbers of applications we received for our job vacancies, we may close application windows early, so we would encourage you to submit your application ASAP
We will provide all applicants with an outcome on your application, this will usually be within 1 week of the application window closing.
Successful applicants will be required to be DBS checked prior to starting.
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we, in recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. The Active Wellbeing Society is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based upon capability and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. At The Active Wellbeing Society we are searching for people who share the passion for what we do with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, collectively making a difference.
If there is anything we can do to assist you in your application or preparations to be interviewed for one of our job vacancies please let us know and we can ensure you have a positive and comfortable experience.
Thank you for your interest in working for The Active Wellbeing Society, we look forward to receiving your application.