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Job title: Opportunities Partnership Officer
Location: Remote working, London office available for successful candidate
Responsible to: Director of Opportunities
Salary: £26,000 to £32,500 (including London weighting)
Contract: Full time, 37 hours a week (Immediate Start)
Closing Date: Monday 24th January 2022 at 12:00 PM
Interview Date: Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th January 2022
Please apply as soon as possible submitting your CV and a one-page covering letter which outlines your specific interest and ability to successfully fill this role, as well as your salary expectations and current notice period.
Speakers for Schools is a dynamic, swift-moving and fast-growing charity. We are on a mission to support a million young people across the UK annually by 2023. Having taken the first steps on the road to achieving this, our team has grown tenfold in the past two years. This has supported growth in our employer network from 70 to 700 leading employers and 3800% growth in the number of work experience places offered during the same period.
We want to level the playing field, making sure that all young people can access inspirational opportunities and experiences to fuel their ambition.
We are united and unique in our mission to transform lives by raising the aspirations of millions of young people every year. Each year, 1,500 senior leaders, celebrities and industry experts deliver a difference by sharing their story with students in schools and colleges in every corner of the UK. We connect employers such as Disney, The Bank of England, Spotify, PwC and almost seven hundred others to communities to provide access to the top opportunities for all across the UK. With us, you will be part of inspiring a generation to reach higher, broaden horizons and get equal access to the top.
To keep growing our charity and our impact, we need top talent and we are committed to treasuring, developing and supporting them to thrive within their roles.
Launched by leading youth charities, Speakers for Schools, UK Youth and Young Enterprise, in July 2021. Youth Card aims to deliver high-quality, high-impact discounts, programmes and opportunities directly to the hands of young people. Youth Card is a free mobile app that will enable young people in the UK – particularly those with the highest need – to take charge of their futures. Following a successful launch, we are in the process of growing the Youth Card team with the addition of six new roles.
As part of the Youth Card team within Speakers for Schools, you will report to the Director of Opportunities. You will work with some of the UK’s leading brands, and lesser-known ones, to broker meaningful discounts and life preparing opportunities, for young people across the UK. Although these roles are not income targeted, we are seeking results-driven business development professionals to help us win a flow of exciting discounts and opportunities in order to help young people get a positive start in their lives.
The main purpose of the role is to identify and engage retailers, service providers and other organisations up and down the country to provide opportunities for the Youth Card. Brands, which have already joined include Misguided, Fatface, LookFantastic, National Express, Cotswold, Snow+Rock, Holland and Barrett, and Bicester Outlet Village. As members of the European Youth Card Association, Youth Card holders can also access 60,000 discounts across 36 other European nations.
Key Duties / Responsibilities
- Pitching products and services for the Youth Card Programme
- Developing and maintaining a portfolio of discount and opportunity providers
- Cultivate new leads and work towards KPI’s
- Manage multiple accounts simultaneously
- Maintain records of all sales leads and/or partner accounts in our CRM system
- Represent the brand during all partner and prospect interactions
- Educate businesses and opportunity providers on how products or services can benefit them
- Work closely with the Charity
General duties and responsibilities
- From time to time, the post holder may be required to work at any of the Charity’s sites in line with organisational needs
- All staff must ensure confidentiality and security of information dealt with in performing their duties. They must comply with and keep up to date with Charity policies and legislation on confidentiality, data protection, freedom of information and computer misuse.
- All staff are required to adhere to and act consistently with all relevant health and safety legislation and Charity policies and procedures in order to ensure that their own and the health, safety and security of others is maintained
- Staff will actively promote the Charity’s commitment to equality and diversity by treating everyone with dignity and respect
- All employees should take a proactive approach to personal development in order to ensure that skill sets are aligned to the demands of the role as it evolves and develops to meet the organisation’s changing needs
- All employees are responsible for protecting, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults
- It is the responsibility of all employees to conduct all business honestly and ethically
- Staff should uphold and demonstrate the Charity’s values
- All staff should be aware of their responsibilities to protect the reputation of the charity, e.g. social media and behaviour
- Staff should be willing to undertake any activity deemed appropriate by the charity that aligns with skills, experience and knowledge
- High energy communicator with consistency, character and care, ensuring all you reach feel motivated to work with you
- Comfortable managing end to end sales cycles
- Passionate about making a positive difference
- An open and likeable personality, with honesty and integrity
- Autonomous approach with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
Key skills and experience:
- 3+ years full-time sales, business development and/or partnerships experience, including lead generation
- Proven track record in new business development
- Passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential
- High degree of ethics and professional standards
- Highly motivated with a drive to achieve success
- Strong organisational skills and a collaborative approach
- A natural leadership style, able to gain respect and work as a team player with a range of people
- Able to communicate and respect diverse teams
- Track record of delivering results and working towards sales targets
- Proven negotiation and presentation skills
Benefits offered at Speakers for Schools:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Morning of your birthday off
- Pension scheme
- CharlieHR perks
- £500 a year training allowance
Diversity at our core
At Speakers for Schools, we are committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
We welcome applications from all, including those whose employment has been affected by Covid-19 and those seeking to change careers. Diversity is at our core, join us.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV and a one-page covering letter that outlines your specific interest and ability to successfully fill this role, as well as your salary expectations and current notice period. Please note, if you do not provide a covering letter your application will not be considered.
Appointees are subject to a successful DBS check, as contact with young people is likely.
You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.
The Journey to joining Speakers for Schools:
The closing date for this role is Monday 24th January 2022 at 12:00 PM.
Successful candidates will be invited for a formal interview on Tuesday 25th January or Wednesday 26th January 2022. Please keep these dates free as alternative dates may not be possible.
Our new team member will start ASAP (as early as 31st January 2022).
If you have not heard from us two weeks after the interview date, please presume your application has been unsuccessful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to become the Finance Director of an established and impactful International Development organisation with operations in the UK and Nigeria. As the most senior member of the finance team at SDN you will have significant influence in leading and shaping the future of our organisation.
Job Location: Flexible, home and/or our London office. We are currently asking everyone to attend the office on a designated day once a month, so we have the opportunity to meet and collaborate in-person. Outside of this one day a month – plus any other tasks where it is necessary to be in the office to fulfil the duties of your role – it will be up to you whether you want to work fully from home or to attend the office more regularly. We are more interested in the quality and content of your work, and your ability to work with others and to deadlines, than where you work.
Reporting To: Executive Director
Hours: Part-time 3 days per week, but we would consider other part-time hours for the right candidate (we are open to considering flexible arrangements, such as a job share, flexible working hours etc.)
Travel: Approximately 2 trips per year to the SDN office in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Role Overview: The Finance Director is the number one finance position in the organisation which has overall responsibility for the finance function and administrative operations, including HR, legal, risk, facilities and IT. It is a widely scoped role and therefore requires somebody that relishes taking on a broad range of responsibilities - the role is an exciting mix of financial strategy, financial management, accounting, systems improvements, compliance and administration. You will have a solid track record of team and line management, be equally interested in the financial and non-financial aspects of the role (such as HR and IT), and enjoy working with purpose towards driving change, solving problems, communicating effectively, and prioritising workload across the organisation. The role currently leads a team of 14 finance and administrative staff across the UK and Nigeria, so it is therefore essential that the Finance Director can manage priorities and workload across this team in order to deliver work.
Job Purpose and Duties: The purpose of the role is to ensure the smooth running of the finance function and other support services so that they enable the organisation to keep fully informed of all relevant financial matters, effectively allocate resources across the organisation, meet its contractual obligations and manage risk.
Governance and Strategy:
- Ensure that the Board is regularly updated on financial performance, financial outlook and risks to the organisation
- Support the ED in the management of Board meetings, wider Board engagement, and with Company Secretary duties
- Ensure that governance structures established by the Board are implemented through effective policies, procedures and controls
- Contribute towards the setting and implementation of the organisation’s strategy to deliver upon medium and long term goals that meet SDN’s charitable objectives
- Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements in the UK and Nigeria
- Ensure that all stakeholders within the organisation have access to timely and insightful financial information in order to drive effective decision making across SDN
- Be responsible for all aspects of financial planning, financial operations, banking, accounting, donor financial reporting and statutory reporting in the UK and Nigeria in line with Charity SORP, IFRS and UK GAAP
- Oversee and ensure timely budget development for funding proposals in line with donor requirements, which also adequately capture and cover SDN’s costs to run the organisation
- Oversee and ensure accurate and effective financial reporting in line with donor requirements and timelines
- Manage cash flow, assets and staff across the organisation to ensure the optimal use of company resources
- Oversight and management of all financial operations across the UK, Nigeria and project locations
- Lead the end-to-end audit processes for the consolidated group accounts and the UK and Nigerian legal entities
- Continually improve our accounting software, and other internal systems, to make sure they are accurate, reliable, efficient and meet the evolving requirements of the organisation
- Ensure bookkeeping, accounting and banking practices are compliant and fully controlled
- Ensure that there is a strong compliance and control culture imbedded across the organisation through functions such as Internal Audit, Procurement and Risk Management
- Ensure adherence to SDN company policies and to our donor’s grant terms and conditions
- Take responsibility for the HR function to make sure that staff are recruited, motivated and retained
- Ensure that SDN’s administrative operations run smoothly and add value to the organisation
- Make sure that SDN has appropriate IT infrastructure and capabilities
- Periodically review and renew the organisation’s insurance policies to make sure that adequate cover is in place
- Willingness to lead on other support services to make sure the organisation functions effectively
The work we do here at SDN varies day to day so we need someone who is dynamic and reliable, who can work under pressure and deliver efficiently and effectively. As the most senior finance position in the organisation it is imperative that you drive sustainability, transparency and development into all that we do and maintain a commitment to high ethical standards. The successful candidate will have:
- 6+ years of professional finance experience
- Fully qualified Chartered Accountant (e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
- Experience in preparing company accounts and / or auditing them
- Accounting software experience
- Experience of preparing and managing budgets and financial reports
- Experience of cost management and control
- People management experience
- Experience of working with teams across different countries
- Understanding and experience of managing cultural and value driven diversity within the working environment
- Demonstrated the ability to drive change within an organisation
- Excellent communication and team working skills
- A proactive, energetic and positive attitude towards setting and completing work
- A desire to lead on other support services, for example HR, IT and Legal
- Excellent computer skills, and being especially proficient in Microsoft Excel
- Experience of working at Board level
- Experience of setting strategy and implementing this
- Financial management experience in the not-for-profit sector
- Experience and understanding of International Development matters, concepts and funding
- Experience of contract management and financial reporting to external donors and / or investors
- Experience of working with institutional donors in international development (e.g. UK FCDO, the UN, USAID, EU etc.)
- Experience of working with teams in developing markets
Please review the job description carefully. Applications should be made by end of day 27/01/2022. Please provide:
1. Your CV
2. A two-page cover letter
Successful applicants will be notified of their invitation to a first stage interview by midday 28th January. The first stage interviews will be held online across 2nd/3rd February. Second stage interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 7th February.
Your application will be reviewed but only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Communications & Events Officer
At the Jon Egging Trust (JET), we support vulnerable young people to get back on track and realise their potential. Working with schools, military units and corporate partners, we deliver STEM inspired programmes that develop young people’s work and life skills, raise their aspirations and help them to re-engage with education.
JET has supported more than 30,000 young people right across the UK to date, and there’s so much more we can do. As we emerge from the pandemic, young people have never needed our support and our confidence-building programmes more. It’s a fantastic time to join a team that’s deeply passionate about giving young people the best chances in life, and to help us in raising awareness and vital funds to reach as many young people as we can.
We are looking for an individual who’s got ideas and tenacity and ready to join a small communications team with big ambitions. It’s a new role with ample potential to grow. You’ll work with our Director of Communications and Events Marketing Manager to ensure that all our external communications and events are carried out to the highest possible standard and embody JET’s core values of teamwork, leadership, communication and resilience.
As our Communications and Events Officer, you will:
Research and write excellent quality news copy and press releases, contributing to in-house newsletters and publications.
Liaise with and answer questions from the media and other organisations.
Create and respond to social media activity, in liaison with colleagues.
Measure the impact of media and digital communications activity, producing reports as required.
Assist with logistical and administrative support of JET’s high-profile fundraising events.
Update and manage JET’s comms and events calendar, and database.
As the ideal candidate, you will have extremely strong copywriting skills and hold a degree in communications and/or marketing (or closely related field) and will be looking to further develop your communications and events-management portfolio. This role would ideally suit someone seeking their second role after graduation, but if you can convince us you’re the perfect candidate, then we will happily consider applicants who are new graduates, or those returning to the workforce, or even seeking a change of pace.
We’re an organisation that really values its people and we’re immensely proud that our team culture is based on caring and raising each other up.We thrive from working together and relish our regular brainstorming workshops; you’ll be encouraged to bring your ideas to the table and given lots of opportunities – and support - to express your creativity. You’ll fit right in if you’re driven by making a difference to vulnerable young people, content with working autonomously from home, and great at juggling priorities and getting stuck in!
Our benefits package include:
Enhanced annual leave
Occupational pension scheme
Occupational sickness scheme
Special paid leave provision
If you would like to apply, please follow the link to find our Candidate Information Pack and provide your up-to-date CV and a covering letter describing how your knowledge, skills, and experience make you an ideal candidate for this role. Please note CVs without a covering letter, as detailed above, will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 20th February 2022
Interviews: w/c 28th February
The role - closing Friday 18 February 2022.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Services, Advocacy & Evidence team as a Campaigns Officer. In this role you will contribute to the development and delivery of UK wide campaigns that reach a wide range of audiences – raising awareness and increasing understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis, and the impact of living with these lifelong conditions.
Your main responsibilities will be to support the Campaigns Manager, and the Head of Policy and Campaigns, to ensure our campaigns drive and influence change that improves the lives of people with Crohn’s and Colitis. You’ll work effectively with external agencies, partners and in-house teams to create compelling campaigns like our Award-winning ‘Not Every Disability is Visible’ campaign, support their monitoring, evaluation and suggest improvements.
You’ll be an experienced campaigner, skilled in supporting the development and delivery of effective campaigns UK wide. You’ll be passionate about empowering and mobilising people to effect change. You’ll also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, being able to build good relationships with all our stakeholders, as well as being enthusiastic, highly motivated, and target focussed.
Interested? Then don't delay in submitting your application. See our Recruitment Pack attached or visit our Jobs page on the Crohn's & Colitis UK website for more information.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the role
We are seeking a digital expert to take our website to the next level and help us achieve our ambitious marketing and fundraising strategy.
Leading on Practical Action’s global website development roadmap, you will keep data, insight and user experience at the heart of decision making and strategic recommendations. Working closely with the digital team and colleagues across Practical Action, you will ensure our websites offer a consistent and high-quality experience for all of our key audiences.
As well as finding ways to wow our supporters through engaging content presentation and seamless journeys, you will be responsible for maintaining key standards for branding, compliance, accessibility and core vitals.
You will be an experienced website manager, having worked with WordPress or similar content management systems, and have a solid understanding of CSS and HTML basics. You will be equally comfortable in briefing technical development projects in with agency partners, as you are running user journey mapping sessions with less technically minded colleagues. Well versed in the use of analytical tools such as Google Analytics, Hotjar and MOZ, you will be able to make objective recommendations for user journey and conversion rate optimisations.
You will have the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels and across multiple geographies. You will have a proven track record of adding value and can demonstrate analytical problem-solving skills and commitment to the highest quality outputs.
Why join us?
The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.
- Our open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station.
- In addition, we offer the following benefits:
- Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
- It is our practice normally that we operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (between 2-3 days per week depending on the role).
- 26 days holiday in addition to public holidays.
- A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment – (rules apply) employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
- Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
- Bike to Work scheme.
We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.
Practical Action believe that having a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture based on respect will enable us to be an effective organisation. We seek to create an inclusive workplace in which people are accepted as individuals, regardless of their differences and where they feel their contribution is valued. We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.
Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.
Closing date for applications: 13th February 2022
Interview Dates: February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This fundraising opportunity covers the whole of Scotland and is fundamental in developing, supporting and championing new and existing trusts and foundations to increase income generation in the region.
As the Trusts Officer for Scotland you will work with the Fundraising team within Scotland as well as the volunteer branch network to identify and apply for trusts and grants to support our charitable work. Although home-based, you will have the opportunity of visiting branches meeting our committed and passionate volunteers whilst gaining valuable knowledge and insights into the ongoing work and projects of the charity.
There will be an occasional need to travel across the UK and to work evenings and weekends at key events.
About the team
Our small and dedicated team, based in Scotland, includes a Corporate and Events Officer and a Community and Challenge Events Officer who are managed by our Fundraising Development Manager. As well as working with your team members, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with over 20 Branches and 5 Service committees to implement fundraising initiatives.
Through regular team meetings and a variety of communication mediums you will be provided with ongoing support, training and mentoring. We are a remote team and ensure that we stay well connected to all colleagues with a combined passion that fuels our determination and success.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who thrives on challenge. A determined, highly motivated individual, with a track record of success in trust fundraising. A natural communicator with proven success in working with and developing volunteers to support this growth. A confident networker, able to represent the charity to external stakeholders, build relationships and reputation, communicate effectively across the region whilst working from home.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.
SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.
Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA
SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.
SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.
In March 2018, the Archbishop of Canterbury published Reimagining Britain: Foundations for Hope. Building on key chapters in the book, these two Archbishops’ Commissions were established in 2021 to look at how the Church responds to issues of national and civic concern and explore how it can generate fresh thinking and action.
This new post sits within the Commissions team that supports both the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in their work in the public square on these priority areas. Currently, these are the Reimagining Care Commission and the Families and Households Commission.
The work is set in the context of the priority areas of the Archbishops’ ministries, the three Quinquennium goals of the Church of England, and the five marks of mission in the Anglican Communion. Policy and research on these areas are carried out by the Mission and Public Affairs team (MPA) in Church House, so a crucial part of this role is coordination with colleagues in MPA.
As Commissions' Project Officer, you will provide administrative support to the Families and Households Commission and the Reimagining Care Commission, delivering a high quality and efficient service and experience.
Key duties will include:
- Providing project administrative support to new and on-going development initiatives including but not restricted to the Families and Households Commission and the Reimagining Care Commission.
- Assisting the Commissions with logistical support in planning their activities. Attending, in person and on-line to manage the logistics during meetings and events, liaising with Commission participants through group communications as well as one-to-one advice.
The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.
A comprehensive and supportive induction programme will be put in place to ensure that you have all the information, access and contacts you require to learn quickly and excel in this role.
This post is offered on a fixed term/secondment basis for 1 year.
We are taking a flexible approach to work, with many colleagues opting for a hybrid approach to their working week, with a mixture of home and office-based working. Further details will be discussed at interview.
Interviews are expected to be held w/c 7th February 2022.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Founded in 2009, IHRB is the leading international think tank on business and human rights. IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice, and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business.
The IHRB Deputy CEO plays a key role in shaping the direction and leadership of the organisation, collaborating closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer and other team members. This position contributes to the strategic development of IHRB and its subsidiaries (currently IHRB Trading Ltd and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business Ltd), and associated entities (currently CREER, IHRB USA and IHRB Nordic).
The Deputy CEO also provides oversight of monitoring and evaluation of programmes, contributes to good governance procedures, and manages certain day-to-day aspects of the organisation. The Deputy CEO will deliver on IHRB’s vision, mission and goals, motivating and supporting colleagues to do the same.
The Deputy CEO will also play a key role in representing IHRB externally, speaking on platforms, building strong relationships with funders and strategic partners, and deputising for the CEO when required. This will involve participation in some meetings outside of normal working hours to accommodate multiple time-zones. IHRB has always worked remotely (pre-pandemic) with a geographically dispersed team, and welcome applications regardless of location; candidates must however have easy access to international travel and be willing and able to represent IHRB in person across multiple continents when required.
For full details and to download an application pack please visit the IHRB website. Deadline for applications 9am GMT, 7th February 2022.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Development Media International (DMI) creates evidence-based behaviour change campaigns to improve health and save lives. We deliver at scale to maximise impact and cost-effectiveness. We are the first organisation to scientifically demonstrate that mass media can increase life-saving behaviours. In 2018 DMI published the results of its 5-year, £7m randomised controlled trial (RCT) in West Africa which showed that 56% more children were taken for treatment for malaria, 73% more for diarrhoea and 39% more for pneumonia following exposure to our campaign. Modelling indicates that over 3000 lives were saved during the campaign and that our approach is one of the most cost-effective ways of saving children’s lives. We have subsequently undertaken a second RCT which showed that the modern contraceptive prevalence rate was 20% higher in areas exposed to DMI’s messaging compared to areas that were not.
DMI has two priorities: first, to continue to generate ground-breaking research, second, to take our proven strategies to scale, saving as many lives as possible and improving health. We work across a range of health issues, including child survival, reproductive health, nutrition, hygiene, and early childhood development. DMI works in close partnership with leading experts in health, including WHO, UNICEF and LSHTM and has been funded by some of the world’s most prestigious organisations including the Wellcome Trust, DFID, Comic Relief, the Global Innovation Fund, Unorthodox Philanthropy and the Mulago Foundation.
We are an innovative and rapidly growing organisation, working at the nexus between science and creativity. DMI has demonstrated that knowledge is not only a human right but is also the key to saving lives in a cost-effective way. Our intellectual rigour, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn from both our successes and mistakes, makes us distinct. Our ethos is non-hierarchical: all our staff are intellectually high-powered, and we have a “best idea wins” culture. By working at DMI you will have a genuine, measurable impact on improving lives in low-income countries.
DMI has a permanent presence in Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Tanzania and has recently expanded to Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda, and Zambia. Our headquarters overlooks the Regents Canal in Hoxton, London and provides the strategic direction for the whole organisation.
DMI is ranked as a ‘Best Charity’ by The Life You Can Save and was the first organisation to receive the maximum rating from charity assessors Impact Matters. It is also endorsed by the Centre for Effective Altruism.
DMI is looking for a Finance Officer to join our small, friendly, and dynamic London team.
Working with the Head of Finance and the finance team in the UK, and liaising with relevant staff in DMI’s international offices, the successful candidate will play an important part in ensuring that DMI’s finances are managed effectively and in line with internal policies and statutory requirements.
This is an ideal position for a finance professional with previous experience in a similar finance role. Working as part of the head office staff for a company that operates internationally you will gain broad experience of how the finance function works in the international development sector.
More specifically, the Finance Officer role will include the following responsibilities:
- Ensuring that complete and accurate accounting records for all DMI’s transactions are maintained, and accounting software is updated and reviewed in a timely manner. This includes accounts payable, receivable, cash, and payroll, with all transactions documented appropriately and relevant accounts reconciled each month.
- Assisting with DMI’s banking operations, including setting up UK and international payments for the weekly payment run, setting up bank accounts, updating mandates/signatories and reconciling accounts.
- Managing DMI’s payroll process, including liaising with the outsourced payroll company in the UK, and ensuring that DMI’s international offices process payroll in a timely and accurate manner.
- Ensuring that DMI complies with all relevant financial legislation in the UK and any relevant legislation in the countries where DMI operates. This includes preparing VAT returns and assisting with other statutory returns such as Companies House reports and HMRC returns.
- Month-End & Year-End:
- Reviewing DMI’s international offices’ monthly finance accounts to ensure transactions are coded correctly and have been generated in line with DMI’s internal controls.
- Uploading local financial accounts into the accounting software.
- Supporting the Head of Finance and the Finance Manager in the consolidation of the yearly accounts and the completion of the audit.
- Preparing Funder/donor financial reports, ensuring compliance with funder requirements.
- Acting as a point of contact for DMI staff in UK and international offices for finance queries and providing financial support to team members, ensuring that the policies and procedures of DMI are upheld.
- Other duties as required by DMI.
Required knowledge, skills and experience
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar finance role, ideally with a recognised accounting qualification. Part-qualified candidates with particularly strong experience will be considered and supported.
- Excellent IT skills with experience of operating financial management systems (DMI uses QuickBooks). Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel.
- Knowledge of UK taxation including payroll taxes, VAT and corporation tax.
- Understanding of standard business procedures around procurement and other financial controls.
- Strong intellectual ability, with the capacity to flexibly manage multiple tasks / priorities.
- Willingness and ability to take the initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
- An eye for detail and a concern for accuracy, together with the ability to keep sight of the broader picture.
- Excellent communication and people skills
Desirable knowledge, skills and experience
- Language ability in French or Portuguese or other major global language, both written and spoken.
- Experience of working with geographically displaced colleagues (ideally overseas).
- Experience of working in the NGO/international development sector and ensuring compliance with International donors’ requirements.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This role will offer you a fantastic opportunity to lead a dynamic team through Diversity Role Models (DRM)'s next phase of growth and innovation.
DRM has experienced dramatic growth since we established the charity in 2011. Today we have delivered 5,000+ student workshops to over 130,000 young people in primary and secondary schools and colleges in the UK and our next CEO will be the catalyst to help us grow towards meeting our ambitious aspirations.
Every one of us involved in the leadership and governance of Diversity Role Models shares a passion for equality and diversity; we are committed to improving life chances for young people across UK schools. We will look to our new CEO to seize the opportunity to review what we can do to improve our delivery and growth, whilst leveraging the high standards, excellent training, strong facilitators and inspirational role models we have in place today.
To act as a key spokesperson, ambassador and figurehead to promote and develop the vision and mission.
To build and strengthen external relationships to build organisational voice, reputation and income.
To build, mentor and develop a robust and effective Senior Leadership Team.
Working with the Board of Trustees, to design and implement the strategic plan for DRM.
To ensure that DRM is able to innovate and respond quickly and effectively to external initiatives and potential partnership opportunities.
To ensure DRM has an ambitious, diversified and sustainable fundraising strategy to secure income.
To represent DRM across all sectors of the economy by proactively networking and advocating, developing links and partnerships that will generate income for the charity and help raise our profile.
To inspire, mentor and lead the team, overseeing all operational activities and monitoring and reporting to the Board on performance against objectives.
To attend, contribute and participate in Trustee meetings and keep the Board abreast of any matters which are considered to present significant opportunities, risks or on which further guidance is required.
To proactively identify and build opportunities to improve and evolve.
To oversee and enhance the organisation’s brand and reputation, including ensuring an effective marketing and communications strategy is in place.
To identify and build partnerships that will enable Diversity Role Models to tackle bullying and create equal opportunities for young people across the United Kingdom.
- Experience of strategic leadership in an organisation where income generation and profile raising are key features
- Experience of identifying and securing new income streams to enable strategic growth
- Experience of developing/achieving strategic plans whilst overseeing a wide range of shorter term operational demands
- Leadership experience with the ability to inspire, develop and motivate teams
- Experienced public speaker with good presentation and networking skills
- Experience or an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of leading a third sector organisation
- Experience of inspiring, enthusing and developing external relationships that deliver results
- Experience of identifying and building partnerships with external stakeholders, in particular, a history of securing and commercialising corporate relationships
- Evidence of ability to drive and grow organisational performance
- Knowledge of the education sector and an understanding of the unique challenges of working with schools
You will find information about the charity and our work, our structure and the type of leader we're looking for to drive forward our growth and shape our future, in our Recruitment Pack.
We want this to be a two way process and we hope that whilst we are getting to know you that you are also able to learn about DRM. Inclusive Recruiting are supporting us with this important role. Please feel free to reach out to Priya Cinar in the Inclusive Recruiting team with any questions.
There is a director-shaped hole at Southall Black Sisters. Will you be the one to fill it?
Southall Black Sisters is looking for an exceptional woman with that mix of political vision and management & people skills which will ensure that the organisation retains and grows its iconic place in anti-racist, anti-fundamentalist, feminist politics, and provides an exemplary advocacy service to Black and minoritised women.
Originally set up in 1979, Southall Black Sisters has become a household name. Based in West London but with a national reach and reputation for its landmark legal interventions, its contributions to changes in policy through targeted campaigns and its unique approach to casework and advocacy have brought hope and freedom to countless women who have walked through its doors.
In 1983, we set up a not-for-profit advice, campaigning, resource, and advocacy centre for Black and minoritised women, defending women’s rights and freedoms, with a particular focus on challenging all forms of violence against women, especially in relation to South Asian women. We have been in the forefront of the fight to support migrant women whose escape from domestic violence is complicated by harsh immigration rules and the absence of state benefits.
Be prepared to challenge the state, community leaders, and all patriarchal and racist institutions in support of the women who come to our centre. You should bring substantial experience in a management role, including 5 years at a senior level. You should be committed to our values and have the experience and confidence to present our case to a range of external bodies, including the media and government. You should be able to demonstrate evidence of strategic leadership, and an ability to manage change, and inspire staff teams.
Due to the nature of our work the post is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). We particularly welcome applications from Black and minoritised women.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Role: Chief Executive
Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £82,000 - £88,000 per annum
An extraordinary opportunity to become our new Chief Executive is available. We are seeking a strategic leader who shares our values, our genuine obsession with student voice, and our desire to be a more radically inclusive organisation. We have big, ambitious ideas for the future and our next Chief Executive will have a unique chance to lead the development of our long-term plans to keep them student-focused and resilient to changes going on in the world around us. You won’t do this alone, instead finding yourself part of a highly skilled and dedicated team of staff and Officers who continue to be a force for change. In return you will get an incredible array of benefits including a generous company pension scheme, at least 6-weeks’ holiday and a commitment to helping you maintain, or achieve, a healthy balance between your work and home life through our flexible working approach.
At Sheffield Students’ Union, we are driven by a clear purpose to create the very best student experience and we stand by our promise to provide opportunities that will change lives. We are proud of the positive impact we have and the recognition we hold as the best Students’ Union in the country. But we don’t ever rest on our laurels. That is what makes being a part of Sheffield SU so special. We know there are still challenges that lie ahead and we work together to empower and support our students to overcome anything.
Recognising you may have a variety of different experiences to draw upon, we are seeking a visionary leader who possesses excellent communication skills and who can inspire our students and staff to reach their full potential. You will likely have a proven track record of driving high performance but not at the compromise of creating a culture of inclusion and belonging. Inclusion is fundamental to our work. We want to amplify every voice and we do this by valuing each other’s unique experience and celebrating different perspectives. We are committed to creating a diverse community that is inclusive of race, gender, age, religion and identity. Having identified our current areas of underrepresentation, we particularly want to encourage applications from people who identify as disabled or who are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.
Dates for your Diary
Closing Date: Monday 21st February at 10am
First Stage Interviews: Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March
Second Stage Interviews: Tuesday 15th March
Please visit our website to download our Candidate Pack for more information before submitting your application
The new ICS Officer role will help place the public, patient and service user voice at the heart of Gloucestershire’s ICS. This includes seeking the views and experiences of the public, patients and community groups. Engagement with local people takes place in health and care settings, through voluntary sector partners and in local communities. The ICS Officer will liaise with key partners and representatives across the ICS to support the key priorities of Gloucestershire’s Health and Care System. The post will play a key independent role in the delivery of the ICS’s Working with People and Communities Strategy.
You will be required to:
- Collaborate with the Gloucestershire ICS’s Engagement and Involvement teams to support the strategic priorities of the system.
- Design and deliver a range of engagement activities, using a range of techniques to reach diverse communities throughout the county.
- Use a variety of methods in monitoring and evaluating people’s experiences, including identifying themes and concerns as well as identifying good practice.
- Focus on outcomes and improvement of ICS delivery in health and care services.
- Draft reports, with the support of colleagues, that ICS partners can use to improve public, patient and service user experience.
- Develop close working relationships with key individuals and groups across the ICS, it’s provider members and VCS organisations.
- Attend key ICS meetings on a regular basis.
- Maintain the independence of Healthwatch Gloucestershire in being an authentic voice of the public, patients and service users in dealings with all partners.
- Work with Healthwatch Gloucestershire team members to deliver the best outcomes.
- Work with the Volunteering Officer to engage volunteers in supporting ICS work.
- Work with the EC Communication team to design materials – logos, leaflets and images – to promote the work.
- Provide regular updates and progress reports to the Healthwatch Gloucestershire Manager and Local Board.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Applications Close: 9am Thursday 27th January 2022
- Location: Mansfield, Ashfield, Worksop area of North Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
- Starting Salary: £21,000, rising by £1,000 after six months and £1,000 after 12 months subject to performance
- Working Days: Five days a week. From Monday -Thursday the University Access Officer will be based across two schools in the area. The University Access Officer will be based at home or in our Jewellery Quarter office on Fridays.
- Interview Date: Thursday 3rd February 2022
- Start Date: ASAP
- Contract: Full-Time, Permanent
- Academic Requirements: University degree or significant professional experience
- Benefits: Employee pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, travel card loan, flexible working, Perkbox, Employee Assistance Programme
The Access Project’s mission
We work with high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing in-school support and personalised tuition to help them gain access to selective universities.
The Access Project is an education charity that works with schools in which 30% or more of pupils are on free school meals (50% or more of students receive pupil premium), to pair graduate volunteers with disadvantaged students for weekly one-to-one tutoring and an intensive programme preparing students for university applications.
The programme combats educational inequality and improves social mobility by raising students’ grades and supporting them to understand the pathway to a top university.
The Access Project has a network of over 1200 volunteer tutors and works with more than 1800 students in 35 schools across London and the Midlands.
The Access Project’s values
- Community - We build a community of schools, volunteers and partner organisations that share a common vision.
- Motivation - We harness and reward motivation.
- Development - We promote a culture of excellence, improvement and innovation.
- Academic Excellence - We help students achieve their potential by matching them with tutors who have been given excellent resources and training.
About the role
University Access Officers manage the day-to-day running of the programme in The Access Project’s partner schools. They work closely with students, staff at all levels, tutors, and with the rest of The Access Project’s team to ensure that the delivery of the programme is optimised. The programme has been carefully designed with the intention that all interactions have a positive impact on a student’s chances of getting into a top university. It is the responsibility of the University Access Officer to deliver all the activities which make up our programme. This includes managing tutor and student pairings as well as delivering and recording in-school activities.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on the front line of addressing educational disadvantage, as well as benefiting from opportunities to become involved in the wider work of The Access Project as it continues to expand.
This is a challenging role, which involves a high level of organisation. It is well-suited to resilient individuals looking to pursue a career in education and/or the social enterprise/charity sectors. UAOs are the sole representative of The Access Project in school and therefore must be comfortable working alone (although they will build relationships and work closely with school staff).
All University Access Officers are line managed by a Programme Manager from The Access Project, who will meet the UAO once per week for line management meetings, as well as being available via email and phone. Each school also nominates a Programme Supervisor, who focuses on the performance of their in-school programme.
Duties and responsibilities of our University Access Officers:
University Access Officers are the case managers for all key stakeholders who interact with the programme including students, tutors, teachers and TAP staff.
- Building strong mentoring relationships with students to drive awareness of and enthusiasm for the programme.
- Delivering The Access Project’s programme of university support activities at the school, including one to one meetings, workshops and assemblies
- Assessing student progress towards being able to make successful university applications by uploading all interactions to our CRM system: Salesforce
- Recruiting students onto the programme in line with our student enrolment criteria
- Matching students with volunteer tutors
- Managing difficult conversations
- Monitoring student attendance to tutorials and devising innovative solutions to encourage attendance
- Using the schools’ existing reporting on students’ academic and pastoral progress to monitor the impact of tutorials, and intervene as appropriate
- Collecting and uploading various data sets relating to a student’s eligibility or performance on the programme. This ranges from consent forms to individual UCAS applications.
- Building and managing relationships with tutors to ensure they have a positive experience of the programme, deliver good quality tutorials, and continue volunteering with us year-on-year
- Liaising with tutors and managing any day-to-day requests that they have regarding The Access Project or their tutee
- Managing tutor attendance to tutorials through weekly monitoring systems
- Observing tutorials and giving tutors any necessary feedback
- Working with school staff to ensure their cooperation and timely completion of activities contributing to the smooth running of the programme.
- Chairing and presenting at termly school meetings with Senior Management to report on programme progress.
- University Access Officers are based in our partner schools, but they spend every Friday undertaking training, attending meetings, and feeding into internal projects to improve the quality of delivery of the programme.
- University Access Officers support the volunteering team by helping to deliver tutor training sessions, which take place on Saturdays and weekday evenings.
- University Access Officers will be required to support our Central Provision function including staffing our two annual university trips and our university society events.
- Any other responsibilities reasonably deemed necessary by the Access Project’s Programme Managers or Director
We are seeking applications from individuals who are:
- Able to communicate and influence with impact at all levels. The role involves building relationships with staff, students and tutors on a one-to-one basis and presenting information to/running workshops with groups of students and teachers: The University Access Officer will need to be professional, articulate and credible in a range of situations.
- Able to deliver projects and manage administration. The University Access Officer will need to be able to maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
- Able to effectively time manage. The role has a complex and varied workload, involving autonomous working and teamworking, and managing tasks over different periods of time. The University Access Officer will need to be able to plan their time effectively to complete all tasks to pre-set deadlines.
- Able to lead and manage change. The University Access Officer will be the key representative of the programme in school and will need enthusiasm and vision to make this a success.
- Passionate about educational disadvantage. This is a demanding role which requires University Access Officers to be committed to our mission and values (see below) and motivated by and engaged with the work of The Access Project and our partner schools.
- Resilient and adaptable. The University Access Officer will need to adapt to a fast-moving environment in school, and react to challenges and requests from students, staff and tutors.
- Skilled in stakeholder management. The University Access Officer will need to be able to build and maintain excellent relationships with school staff as well as our volunteer tutors.
- Able to work some Saturdays and evenings. The University Access Officers run training sessions for our volunteer tutors as well as staff our university society events, many of these take place on Saturdays and evenings. The University Access Officers are compensated for their time through an additional holiday allowance. There are some periods of the year where no Saturday or evening work is required.
- Knowledge/experience of working and/or volunteering in schools or the education sector.
- Access to transport.
Please note, as a minimum requirement, applicants will:
- Have a university degree or significant professional experience
- Have the right to work in the UK
Covid 19: Please note: University Access Officers are currently working in schools and at home on Fridays. This is constantly reviewed, and all government guidance is followed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff
Equal Opportunities Statement
The Access Project is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are working towards improvements with equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Disclosure of a Criminal Record
The Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 does not apply to posts where there is access to children. This means that applicants for employment which involves working with children and young people must disclose any criminal record. If you are selected for appointment you will be subject to this procedure. All Disclosures are carried out in the strictest confidence and are made only in connection with your application for employment and for no other purpose. The application for an Enhanced Disclosure will be activated before your first day of work.
Guidance for candidates applying for a job with The Access Project. Please read this carefully before you start to fill in the application form.
- The application form plays a crucial part in the selection process, both in deciding whether you will be invited to an interview and at the interview itself. It is vital that you complete this form as fully and accurately as possible. We will not make any assumptions about your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job.
- Read the full vacancy details carefully before you start. All parts of the application form must be completed.
- Complete this section fully. All successful applicants will be required to produce documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK*. Verification of identity is required before confirmation of appointment.
- Present or most recent employment
- It is important to give full information, including the organisation you work in, or most recent employment if not currently working, full dates, address and explanation of any gaps in employment.
All appointments are subject to verification of employment and suitability of the candidate for the post applied for. We reserve the right to approach any previous employer for a reference and to verify their identity, but will request your permission before doing so. If you have experience of working with children please include this as one of your references.
Ensure that you put in full dates, names, addresses and your job title. Be careful not to leave any unexplained gaps. Details of part time and relevant voluntary work should also be entered. Proof of qualification is required before the appointment is confirmed.
University Access Officers can terminate their employment by giving written notice at least two months before the end of term in the autumn and spring terms, and at least three months before the end of the summer term. We highlight this as it is a standard notice period in schools but more unusual in the charity sector.
TAP is an accredited Living Wage Employer. This is independently calculated each year based on living costs and accredited employers choose to go further by paying all their staff, including subcontracted staff, a real Living Wage which we as a charity adhere to.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Farnham Maltings are looking to recruit an Executive Director to work alongside the CEO on all aspects of the delivery and development of Farnham Maltings as an organisation committed to enriching the cultural lives of the people of the town and region.
Thank you for your enquiry about the post of Executive Director.
A little about us: The Maltings has operated as an arts and community centre for Farnham since the early 70s. There is a core of successful activities – a contemporary theatre programme, film and satellite broadcasts, music and comedy events and a flourishing craft festival programme. We are a well-used and popular set of buildings – over 400,000 people attend each year - we have strong and supportive relationships with Arts Council and our Local Authorities, a hugely capable staff team and a financially resilient business model. Besides our work in Farnham, we have developed a regional role through house, a 180-venue network across the southeast and lead a growing international strand of work through caravan. We are also the driver of Farnham becoming a world city of crafts.
The past 18 months has thrown up uncertainty, challenges and, dare I say, opportunities. We know to be successful we will need to adapt, learn, respond to new possibilities, make the best of our resources, work collaboratively and remain confident in our purpose. Our hope is that this role - which is an evolution of the previous deputy director post - will help us with that ambition.
Hopefully the attached job description will give you a good sense of the main duties of the role. We are looking for somebody who is confident in their own abilities, someone who enjoys the arts, who can draw the best out of the people they work with, is keen to take on new challenges and wants to play a part in shaping the next stage of Farnham Maltings.
If you wish to apply, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form found on our website and return it to our Human Resources Department by the deadline of 4th February 2022.
If you have particular questions feel free to contact me, and if you decide to apply, good luck.
Additional information, job pack, and application available on our website
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.