Senior Information Governance Officer Jobs in Belfast
You will be responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective running of our three respite homes providing our wrap-round services:
- Stress busting Residential Respite Breaks, giving young carers the opportunity to make happy memories.
- Three- week SEAL education booster program including a four-day residential stay at Honeypot, to help young carers who struggle to progress in school due to poor confidence and self- belief that they can learn, to find the confidence that they can succeed in education.
- Wellbeing grants, for essential items no child should lack, such as a clean bed, or new school clothes.
- Face to face outreach including memory making days out at the beach, countryside, or fun park for young carers who never get this experience.
- Pastoral Care promoting the welfare of children and ensuring their needs are being met.
- Healthy Eating and Nutrition, for children who receive free school meals during term time but resort to sugary drinks and snacks during school holidays. Honeypot helps children to perfect a healthy signature dish and provides funds for the ingredients.
- Urgent Pastoral Care, for young carers and their families, who are struggling to cope.
As Operations Director you will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team with the responsibility of developing and embedding the new 3-year plan and the Charity’s values, ensuring service delivery supports the overall business strategy and plans of Honeypot, whilst meeting budget guidelines.
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Maternity Cover position from January to October 2024
Homebased working in the UK
The Director of Development and Engagement is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works in partnership with the CEO to lead the development, delivery and co-ordination of the organisation’s strategy.
In this role, you will have oversight across several areas including fundraising, membership engagement, finance and governance and will take the lead in generating income and ensuring the sustainability of the organisation.
The post also holds line management responsibility for three members of staff delivering across multiple areas of work including fundraising, finance, and communications.
For more information, please download the job description below or visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
To apply, please download and complete our application form below. CVs will not be accepted.
This is an ongoing recruitment and interviews will be held as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.
STOPAIDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive positive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, HIV status, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. We are open to considering applications for a part-time role that would require a job share.
The Senior Program Development Specialist, working under the supervision of the Director of Global Development for IEU, and the Vice President for Global Development, and working closely with the current Senior Business Development Associate for IEU, the Chief Programs Officer, and the Sr. Vice President for Technical Leadership, will identify and pursue new business development opportunities among government donors, with a particular focus on the international development sectors of democracy, rights and governance (DRG), health, humanitarian, environment, economic empowerment, gender and inclusion, and monitoring, learning and evaluation - and their intersection with the media and information landscape in developing countries. The position is a senior role and may be responsible for representation with partners and donors working in these sectors, as required, overseeing the development of concept notes and proposals, as well as carrying out field assessments and program design work as required. The position is also responsible for strategizing for the refunding of existing programming in these sectors. The Senior Business Development Specialist will track and review donor solicitations and determine strategy for application and design and write proposals. They will contribute as a member of a team to a strategic approach to business development at Internews to ensure the organization raises over $22,000,000 annually from public sector donors in Europe, including the EC, FCDO, the Dutch, Norway, and SIDA, among others.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
- Working in collaboration with others, represent Internews with donors and partners
- As requested and needed, carry out field assessments in anticipation of upcoming business development opportunities (note, COVID-19 has limited in person field assessments significantly)
- Review and analyze donor solicitations and help determine potential strategy for application in consultation with Internews program staff
- Provide writing guides, outlines for proposals and concept notes within the portfolio
- Working with technical leads, lead/facilitate proposal design processes using Internews tools to support strong program design, including logical frameworks, worksheets and other tools as appropriate.
- Lead proposal design teams in selecting win themes, identifying best practices and making key partnering decisions
- Write sections of, and edit proposals and concept notes following donor guidelines and in line with Internews’ internal processes and standards
- Build partnerships with implementers in Europe and elsewhere, establishing Internews as a project implementer in these sectors.
- Working with the current Sr. Specialist Global Development in Internews Europe, position Internews as a possible sub-grantee in proposal applications; member of relevant consortia.
- Review and analyze Requests for Application/Proposals/NOFOs and help determine potential strategy for application in consultation with Internews program staff. Leading and supervising proposal drafting teams, including review of proposals and concept notes at various stages of development.
- Serve as lead writer and proposal manager for larger and more strategic proposals working with relevant Business Managers, Regional Directors, or Country Directors on strategy and budgeting.
- Develop programming in collaboration with field missions and the Sr. Specialist for Global Development in Europe to secure funding from Framework Agreements and other centrally funded mechanisms that Internews is a part of.
- Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.
- As requested, serve as lead proposal writer, editor and/or proposal manager for areas outside of DRG, including in health, environment and humanitarian.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- 12+ years of experience in international development, health, media, and/or nonprofit fields or related fields.(Note that up to two years of graduate degree experience and/or a 4 year college degree may be substituted for up to 6 years of work experience.)
- At least 7 +years of solid business development and/or fundraising experience within the non-profit sector; Strong proposal writing experience – including in response to EC, FCDO, SIDA, Dutch, Norway, UN and other European donor solicitations.
- Relevant university degree is required.
- Strong preference for candidates with experience living or working in the field, either through on-site work or via short term technical assistance
- Proven track record of successful business development efforts, including leading / serving as lead proposal writer/manager for multi-million proposals
- Excellent critical thinking, writing, communications skills
- Ability to work with different teams and in different cultures
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to maintain calm and productive working relationships during stressful proposal processes.
- Ability to manage multiple, ongoing obligations and assignments
- Native level written fluency in English required
- Skilled in MS Office, Teams, and Excel
- Knowledge of the media and information sector within international development preferred
- Advanced degree in a relevant field strongly preferred.
- Prior proposal work with USAID and US State Department (DRL) preferred but not required.
- French, Arabic or Spanish language skills a plus.
- Salesforce experience
Deadline for applications: 01 January 2024
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for use of computer terminal and reading printed and electronic materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold and heat and regularly exposed to the risk of radiation from regular exposure to computer VDTs. Many cities where some of the duties of this job are performed have less than adequate heating and/or electric facilities, lack hot water, heat, and gas. Work hours are moderately flexible, but generally Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Flexibility in working schedule is expected during busy US government proposal season of March – September.
Expected office hours are generally Monday through Friday from 09:00am to 5:30pm.
This position will be in London, United Kingdom and therefore a successful applicant must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.
the3million is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organisation and make sure it stays at the forefront of protecting the rights of the EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. As CEO, you will be responsible for driving our mission, strategy, and operations. You will lead a passionate team, work with stakeholders, and be a key advocate for our cause. We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record in nonprofit management and advocacy, along with a deep understanding of immigration and human rights issues.
We are the leading organisation representing EU citizens and their family members in the UK. Our vision is a world where EU citizens can thrive, reach their potential and have an equal voice in UK society. Our work ranges from monitoring the implementation of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, advocating for the inclusion of EU citizens throughout all sections of society, informing people of their rights, and giving EU citizens a voice in British society to build powerful allyships in order to change the narrative on migration as a whole.
We are a grassroots and non-partisan organisation, working with a variety of stakeholders, from MPs to NGOs, legal advisors and the media on specific issues affecting EU citizens’ rights. We regularly engage with the Home Office and its monitoring bodies to advocate for change.
We were formed through the efforts of volunteers from many different backgrounds who came together in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016. We hold on to that can-do, nimble spirit and informal, friendly and non-hierarchical collegiality.
the3million was incorporated as a limited by guarantee not-for-profit company with Companies House in November 2017. As such, the role of members of the Board of Directors is similar, though not identical, to that of Charity Trustees.
What does the role involve?
This role offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate to work with the Board, staff, and the wider grassroots network and make sure the vision, strategy and direction of the organisation are up to date and relevant to the needs of those we work with.
The purpose of the job is to lead the3million on a day-to-day basis within the parameters required by law, in conjunction with the organisation’s Board of Directors.
The post-holder will have particular regard to the obligations of the3million as a limited liability company to ensure that the organisation remains financially viable, as well as identify, manage and mitigate risks in a timely manner working with the Board.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Leading and managing the organisation
To provide vision, leadership and direction on all work at the3million.
To help define the organisation’s strategy, in consultation with the Board, staff and our grassroots communities. This will include vision and mission, and how to operationalise and resource them, keeping the values of the organisation at the core of the activities.
To implement, deliver and review the organisational strategy.
To ensure that the organisation has the appropriate policies, procedures, systems and processes in place and that they are being implemented.
To oversee the work of all employees of the3million and persons sub-contracted to provide services to, or on behalf of, the3million, whilst ensuring that all such work of employees and sub-contractors is carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions of funding which has been procured for the purpose of each aspect of the3million’s work and taking full account of the3million’s aims and values.
To review projects and activities and provide guidance to staff members individually and collectively on actions to advance the3million’s goals.
To otherwise ensure that the3million fulfils all its obligations to be a good employer and to meet the necessary standards of employment law and health and safety regulations, and be a leading example with regard to equal opportunities in terms of staff relations and relations with the general public.
To have responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of the organisation, including preparation of budgets for agreement by the Directors and ensuring that income is maintained and expenditure is controlled in line with budgets and that potential risks are identified and managed.
To be the3million’s lead person in relation to external partners and stakeholders, representing the3million’s interests in activities that are carried out in partnership with such external bodies.
To maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation.
To ensure that the3million is an anti-oppressive organisation and remains an ally to individuals, groups and communities experiencing oppression and discrimination.
Delivery and Promotion of the organisation
To represent the3million in public forums such as speaking at conferences, attending sector policy forums, producing written material for the organisation’s own publications/promotional material as well as any appropriate external channels (such as policy briefings, newsletters, and social media).
To build and maintain effective relationships with all principal supporters and other stakeholders in order to advance the organisation’s aims.
To establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the3million’s performance, as part of the project management function.
To work with the the3million team to identify and develop key policy and campaign areas.
To seek opportunities to expand and promote the role of the organisation.
To represent the organisation in the press and public appearances when required.
In all other matters to assume responsibility for the work and reputation of the3million which is consistent with its standing as a well-run, dynamic organisation working to advance the interests of migrants.
Working with the Board
To provide advice and guidance to Board members as required, in order to contribute to the effective governance of the organisation.
To provide in a timely and appropriate manner information that will assist the Board in carrying out its responsibilities.
To advise the Board on, and to bring forward responses to, any new organisational or policy developments or challenges for the3million as an organisation and with particular regard to the current economic circumstances.
To ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities.
Support the Chair in ensuring the continued engagement/involvement of all members of the Board.
The postholder may be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business as requested by the Board.
The post-holder will have:
Previous experience of working in a Director/ Chief Executive or Senior Management role of over 3 years.
Comprehensive knowledge of local, regional, and national issues concerning EU citizen migrants' situations.
A comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the UK political environment, including the issue of the influence of public opinion.
Experience or understanding of campaigning, influencing and strategies to achieve policy change.
A comprehensive understanding of the NGO environment in the UK and a grasp of the role that other stakeholders play in influencing public opinion and the direction of immigration policy.
Experience and understanding of organisation operations and governance structures.
Understanding and experience of fundraising, with particular reference to the current strained conditions, especially within the not-for-profit sector, including grants, community fundraising and income generation.
Experience of partnership and relationship building within the NGO sectors, and with relevant external organisations and companies.
Proven track record in financial management.
Outstanding communication skills in English.
Ability to deliver projects to the highest standard.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish credibility quickly with the3million stakeholders.
The ability to supervise the work of staff and volunteers in an appropriate manner.
Firm commitment to supporting the rights of all migrants, irrespective of nationality, immigration status, or other matters.
The applicant must be currently based in the UK.
Who should apply?
Applications are welcome from everyone with the relevant passion and experience in one or more of the areas listed above. Previous experience in the migration sector or campaigning is desirable but not mandatory, as we value transferable skills gained in diverse settings.
We hold core values of inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Our organisation is people-led, and we embrace diversity, recognising the enrichment it brings. We are committed to listening to, engaging with, and representing a wide spectrum of individuals.
We are particularly eager to hear from candidates with lived experience of migration. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the migration sector we also strongly encourage you to apply. This could include coming from a community that experiences racism, living with a disability, not having been to University or having been in receipt of free school meals as a child.
We recognise our team is not currently representative of communities that experience racism and that our own ways of working may replicate wider societal oppression and injustices. We are actively working towards becoming an anti-oppressive organisation, including taking steps to create a more inclusive recruitment process.
We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity. the3million welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do.
Salary and Working Conditions
Staff team: The CEO will be line-managed by the Board of Directors.
Duration of Contract: This post is a permanent position, with an initial six months probation period.
Gross salary: £46,214
Place of work: Remote with travel across the UK.
Holiday entitlement: 29 days per annum, in addition to public holidays.
To apply, send us your CV including any gaps and reasons in your employment history and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages to recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk demonstrating your capabilities in relation to each of the points of the person specification marked. Where relevant, use your answers to illustrate how your competencies have helped you to achieve positive results. This will give you the best possible chance to be shortlisted. If you are on LinkedIn, please share with us the URL of your profile. Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter.
We welcome job share proposals for this role.
Please also download and fill in the equality and diversity monitoring form. We only use this information to understand the demographics of people we are reaching and to guide us in making the3million equitable. This process is separate and confidential; this information is not reviewed or taken into account in the recruitment process.
Please email all the above to us at recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk.
Deadline for applications: 10th December 2023, 23:59
An invitation to interview will be sent w/c 18th December and interviews will take place early January 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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Access Social Care is a charity which support the rights of individuals and families who are not getting the social care provision that they have a right to. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of passionate people. We are dedicated to the people who need our help, but we also care deeply about our team and we think that work should an exciting and enjoyable place to be. Our mission is to improve the lives of disabled and older people by ensuring that they get the social care that they are entitled to. We provide rights awareness training to front line managers and legal advice and support to families and individuals. As well as providing access to justice, our aim is to create change through what we learn by using the data and information that we collect to help influence and affect systems change.
We are looking for a highly professional, motivated and experienced individual to undertake Executive, Board and business support. This role requires an experienced and confident candidate who is able to work with senior stakeholders including exec and board, forward thinking and flexible with the ability to manage numerous projects and people. You will be a confident and clear communicator possessing excellent organisational, verbal and written skills with extensive experience in a senior administration role. You will have detailed knowledge of administrative procedures and be able to prioritise and plan your own work efficiently.
The ability to research and identify key areas of the business that require executive and administrative support with a developed understanding of project and strategic planning led by the Board and Exec team. You will have experience of working in environments that are fast paced, changing and dynamic, engaging and liaising with a multiple executives and other stakeholders on a regular basis.
Its a really exciting time to be joining a young successful Charity and be able to help shape the future of our newly created Business Support Team.
How to apply
We hope that, having read this far, you still want to apply! For full details on how to apply please read the Job Pack.
At Access Social care, we aren’t interested in tokenism. We know that if we are to make the biggest difference for the people that need us the most, we need to get Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and anti-racism right. Part of this is recruiting greater diversity in all our teams.
With this in mind, we particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience of the communities we serve, including people with direct experience of the social care system, and from marginalised groups, particularly people of colour, trans and non-binary people, older and disabled people.
To apply, please provide a CV, a completed diversity monitoring form found within the job pack attached, and cover letter/statement setting out how you meet the requirements, and your motivation to apply for this role. Please ensure that you address all the essential requirements in the person specification as this will be used for shortlisting.
For full details on how to apply and meet our shortlisting criteria, please read the attached Job Pack
To note we use an anonymised recruitment process.
Deadline for applications: 4th December 2023 by 12pm
1st stage: 30 minute values-based panel interview with range of staff: 6th /7th December 2023
2nd stage: Interview with Business Support Manager and Head of Finance. Your interview may include a task we would ask you to prepare on the day. Please allow up to 30 minutes in total for preparation and an hour for the interview.
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JOB TITLE: CEO
HOURS: 2 days/week (16 hours delivered flexibly across the week as needed)
REPORTING TO: Chair of the Trustee Board
LOCATION: Remote (with some travel to meetings and events in London)
DIRECT REPORTS: Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager
This post offers an exceptional opportunity to develop, manage and lead Lightyear Foundation at an exciting time in our journey. Our new CEO, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, will implement the strategic and operational direction of the charity. Key activities will include: providing leadership; managing all aspects of our programmes, staff, volunteers and fundraising; and being an effective advocate for the charity and its beneficiaries. You will manage a new core team of three (Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager), and will be responsible for ensuring financial control and leading on good governance across all aspects of the charity.
About Lightyear Foundation
Lightyear Foundation is a small but mighty national charity committed to breaking barriers to disabled children participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Disabled children face multiple disadvantages in education, careers and life skills and are all too often excluded from STEM. We exist to ensure that no disabled child is denied the opportunity to love and learn from these subjects or to go on to contribute to society in these fields.
We work directly with disabled children in special schools, inclusion pods and community groups, designing and delivering immersive sensory science experiences, deep learning labs and work inspiration visits to exciting STEM venues. We also work directly with STEM organisations through our SEN in STEM Network, a unique national network bringing the sector together to break down barriers to inclusion by sharing best practice and practical solutions, and through training and special projects which help STEM organisations improve access to their materials, venues, processes and activities for disabled children.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lightyear Foundation is a small but fast-growing charity. We are now at a pivotal point in our growth and have ambitions to increase our reach and to diversify our income, enabling us to play an even more significant role in dismantling barriers to inclusion. We have been awarded a grant to secure our core team roles for three years, which has enabled us to sustainably appoint a small team for the first time. We are looking for an experienced small charity CEO to lead this new freelance team, building on the excellent work of their predecessor and the many exciting opportunities ahead of us.
- Be the face and voice of the charity – our principal ambassador.
- Lead, support, engage and motivate all staff: we are a small team of part-time freelancers across the new core team and the wider specialist delivery team, so creating a sense of community and collaboration is fundamental to our success.
- Seek out, develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant organisations and individuals to promote the work of the charity and facilitate the implementation of its strategic objectives.
- Leverage networks with other charity leaders to share and gain best practices to achieve our mission.
- Be a role model for staff and partners in relation to work ethics and culture.
- Liaise with the Board in relation to the development of the charity’s strategic vision and be responsible for leading its implementation.
- Be responsible for the development and delivery of the charity’s agreed business plans.
- Identify and assess strategic risks, issues and opportunities and take responsibility for initiating and leading associated changes.
- Seek out and implement opportunities for innovation and ensure that Lightyear Foundation remains at the forefront of positive change in increasing access to STEM.
- Establish and implement best practice for the management, development and engagement of staff and volunteers.
- Be responsible for the implementation of all the charity’s operational plans.
- Take executive responsibility for all functions including programmes, administration, finance, fundraising, marketing, communications and IT.
- Ensure that Lightyear Foundation’s programmes, contracts and projects are delivered to the highest standard with due regard for timescales, targets and budgets.
- Take overall responsibility for the recruitment, management and effective deployment of freelance staff, applying robust HR processes covering recruitment, performance management, appraisal and remuneration.
- Lead and direct the financial planning, forecasting, control, reporting and management of the organisation's finances and resources, to include support for, and engagement of, Trustees and sub-groups to ensure regulatory compliance and sustainable organisational growth.
- Take executive responsibility for the financial leadership of the charity, including forecasting and strategic budget leadership.
- Ensure that the charity’s financial resources are managed effectively and that Lightyear Foundation remains in good financial health, identifying risks and taking appropriate action.
- Liaise with the Board to develop and lead on the implementation of the charity’s financial plans, including setting budgets, formulating income generation strategies and overseeing all fundraising activities.
- Maintain effective financial management and control systems; ensure delivery within budgets and to performance targets and oversee production of management accounts, statutory accounts, impact reports and annual reports.
- Create, own and deliver Lightyear Foundation’s income generation strategy.
- Diversify income away from a reliance on grants to include greater individual, community and corporate support.
- Manage our key relationships with funders, including providing timely reports and updates.
- Proactively identify new funding opportunities, creating and submitting applications or proposals as needed.
Governance and Compliance
- Liaise with the Board to ensure that the charity’s overall governance structure, policies and procedures are appropriate and effective, taking remedial measures and implementing changes as necessary.
- Attend all Board meetings (held four times a year, usually on a Monday early evening) and prepare a written report in advance of each meeting detailing matters of interest and concern regarding the charity’s activities during the previous period.
- Ensure that the Board is made aware in a timely fashion of any matters requiring its attention.
- Develop and maintain effective operational policies and processes in all the charity’s functions. Review and update scope and content to meet legal, regulatory and best practice needs.
- Ensure that the charity complies with best practice in all areas of operation, including filing annual accounts with the Charity Commission and Companies House on time.
Health and Safety
- Oversee the safeguarding of the children with whom the charity works through rigorous DBS procedures and staff/volunteer training.
- Ensure that collection and protection of personal information complies with current Data Protection regulations.
- Ensure that all of the charity’s activities are conducted safely and that Health and Safety policies are understood and followed by everyone.
- Ensure that all major risks are identified and regularly reviewed and that systems and procedures are in place to mitigate all such risks; be responsible for the development and implementation of the charity’s Risk Register.
- Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably requested.
- Be conversant with all aspects of the operation and willing to cover and provide support across the team should the need arise.
- Genuine passion for Lightyear Foundation’s mission and values.
- Proven experience in leading a charity through growth, including a track record of successful fundraising and programme management.
- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Financial acumen and budget management skills.
- Ethical and transparent leadership style.
You’ll resonate deeply with the way we understand disability and our approach to working with children and the STEM sector. You’ll be excited at the possibilities for growth that are now available to us, and you’ll have the confidence and determination to provide us with decisive leadership and drive us through a significant next step in our evolution as a charity.
Even if you don't possess all the listed experience or skills, we encourage you to apply and showcase your unique strengths and capabilities. At Lightyear Foundation we embrace diversity. We’re therefore encouraging applicants from all backgrounds and especially those from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups as well as those with lived experience of disability.
Practicalities: Possession of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Check at Enhanced level will be required. The successful applicant will be asked for details of two referees. As a freelancer, you agree to take full responsibility for the payment of all income tax, assessments and National Insurance.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us your CV and short cover letter explaining your interest in the role to Elle Wilks, Deputy CEO, by 5pm on Thursday 30th November, using the Quick Apply button. Please provide details of your notice period and/or availability to start the role if successful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Board member (x2)
We are looking for someone with a focus on:
· Governance expertise
· Representation from Wales
Volunteer status: No salary, reasonable travel and childcare expenses to all meetings are covered
Duration: Initial 3-year term with the expectation of a 2nd 3-year term
Time commitment: Approx. 1.5 days per month
Location of meetings: Flexible – usually 3 meetings are held in London and 2 outside London, with the option to join remotely.
Closing date: Thursday 7th December
Interview date: 14th & 15th December TBC
As we strive to tackle the ecological and climate emergency and further environmental justice, we are seeking to appoint two Board members to join the Friends of the Earth Board.
About the role
Joining the Friends of the Earth Board is a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to action on the climate and ecological crisis.
The Board is responsible for the governance of Friends of the Earth Limited, which has jurisdiction over Friends of the Earth’s campaigning and activism in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Sharing responsibility with other Board members and under the direction of the Chair, this role will contribute to our campaigning and organisational strategy and guide the organisation in making a long-term impact.
We pride ourselves on a positive, collegiate working culture and on constructively providing support and challenge to our Senior Leadership Team.
In 2023 we were awarded Conservation and Environment Board of the Year at the Board Awards for our impact on diversity and inclusion within environmental conservation. We aim to build on this achievement including through the current recruitment.
This governance role involves the following key areas:
· Supporting and guiding the mission and values of Friends of the Earth
· Providing strategic direction for our campaigns, community activism and the organisation
· Oversight of our people, fundraising, business planning, budgeting, financial management and compliance
· Fulfilling legal responsibilities as a director under company law
· Assessing risks and overseeing mitigating actions
· Supporting and constructively challenging our Senior Leadership Team
Key skills and attributes
All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Friends of the Earth and their ability to fulfil the responsibilities outlined above.
Owing to the recent departure of two board members who reached their term limits, we are specifically looking for candidates matching the following criteria:
· Significant governance experience in a non-executive role (with legal background a bonus);
· Candidates from Wales, or with a strong knowledge and understanding of climate and environmental issues in Wales, to ensure representation on our Board of all our constituent nations.
Additional desirable experience includes some or all of the following:
· Financial experience, in particular oversight/management and risk
· Experience of fundraising or income generation
· Campaigning and activism experience
· Knowledge and understanding of the climate and ecological emergency and environmental justice
· Community/network organising experience and/or membership of a Friends of the Earth local group
· Communications experience, including media, social media, and marketing
· Lived experience of the impacts of the climate and ecological crisis
Please note we will also be running recruitment for a youth member to join our board in the coming months.
In addition to four quarterly Board meetings per year, there is an additional Board meeting held during the annual away days. Meetings usually take place during the working day on a Thursday with at least one held outside of London and the option to join remotely (where required). The annual away days are usually two days outside London, together with the Senior Leadership Team and other senior members of staff.
In addition to attending meetings, you will need to make time to:
· read papers prior to each Board meeting and prepare comments and feedback
· liaise with the Chair, other Board members and staff between meetings
· lead discussions on particular issues from time to time, including becoming involved in particular projects depending on your specialist skills
· attend Fiends of the Earth supporter events and support fundraising initiatives as relevant
We estimate that the total time commitment is approximately 1.5 days per month, although this is not evenly distributed across the year and will be greater for Board Members taking on an officer role (e.g., Vice Chair, Chair of Finance Committee). We acknowledge this is a significant time commitment and are committed to providing flexibility and support to candidates who require this to meet the demands of the role.
Board members are encouraged to join or participate in the activities of their Local Action Group in order to maintain connections with our grassroots movement. Board members are also ambassadors for Friends of the Earth and are invited to our events. Being a member of the Friends of the Earth Board is a highly rewarding experience and you will play a vitally important and challenging role across the governance of the organisation.
How to apply
To apply for the role of Board Member of Friends of the Earth Limited please email your CV (maximum 2 pages of A4) together with a supporting statement (maximum one page of A4).
For more information and how to apply please visit our website via the link below.
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The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is the national charity for people affected by cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom.
CLAPA is looking for an experienced senior manager to oversee the delivery of our life-changing support services for people affected by cleft lip and palate. The Head of Service Delivery reports directly to the Chief Executive, is a member of the Senior Management Team and works closely with the CLAPA Board of Trustees to ensure that our service delivery is of the highest standard and that the patient voice is always a high priority.
The post holder also has responsibility for the direct line management of the Engagement and Services team, a team of five dedicated staff who deliver services for parents, families, young people and adults and a range of engagement and advocacy programs.
This role is home-based within the United Kingdom, with the option to work at the CLAPA Office in London (E2 9DA). A few days per year are required at the office for all-staff meetings, with travel expenses paid.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
- Lead on the development and delivery of an Engagement and Services Strategy, and work with colleagues on the development and delivery of the organisational strategy and operational plan
- Embed a positive culture of co-production across the organisation
- Play an active role in the Senior Management Team, ensuring good governance and providing support with developing and managing the organisational budget
- Lead on Project Management across the organisation
- Lead the Engagement and Services team, ensuring that staff are supported to achieve individual and organisational KPIs and that quality monitoring and evaluation data is collected
- Maintain excellent relations with the NHS Multidisciplinary Cleft Teams
- Lead on Information provision across the organisation
- Be an active member of CLAPA’s Safeguarding team
For full details, please see the Recruitment Pack.
How to Apply
Please complete the Application Form linked in the Recruitment Pack. For safeguarding reasons, we are not able to accept CVs.
Applications Close: Thursday 7th December at 5pm
First Stage Interviews: Friday 15th December
Second Stage Interviews: Tuesday 19th December
Start Date: ASAP
Please note we reserve the right to close applications early if we receive a high volume of quality applications.
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You are an experienced peacebuilder and manager of people and programmes, and have worked previously in Sudan. You have proven ability in designing and adapting programmes, keeping them relevant and accountable in complex local contexts, ideally in Darfur.
Concordis has worked in Sudan and South Sudan since we were formed as an organisation in 2004. The devastation caused by the current war is heart-breaking, but it also reminds us of the vital importance of peacebuilding.
Concordis continues to implement directly in South Darfur, with a team of eight national staff who remain in Darfur and three more working from outside the country. The team consulted over 3,500 people before the war began and identified a network of 103 local peacebuilders across South Darfur. We work alongside national partner Malam Darfur Peace and Development, and support local peacebuilders where conflict is fought and felt. You’ll take on leadership of the team 18 months into the current EU grant.
You also have a track record of engaging effectively and proactively with international donors, sharing analysis, communicating the vision and winning funds. You’ll use those skills as you adapt the current programme to meet entry points for peacebuilding, as you work with the team and local partners in designing the next steps, and as you work collaboratively with donors in keeping them on board.
Despite the evident challenges, we see opportunities and an urgent need to support local peacebuilders in managing South Darfur’s myriad local conflicts, to prevent them escalating or from becoming instrumentalised in the war. There are also emerging opportunities to expand on this programme elsewhere in Darfur, and with Darfuri herders displaced into South Sudan and beyond.
This will require visionary leadership and the skill and drive to navigate a way forward in the coming months and years. Concordis’ peacebuilding programme in South Darfur is primarily about promoting peaceful coexistence amongst and between pastoralist groups and the settled population. This mirrors our existing work over the border in Central African Republic, where we engage with some of the same pastoralists during the dry season, and complements our ongoing work along the border of Sudan and South Sudan, including in Abyei.
This work can demand a lot from all of us, and we have high expectations for the person in this post, but they’ll be part of a supportive team, leading an exciting programme, helping to make a measurable change for peace.
Please take care to complete the application form in full, as we’ll assess whether you meet the person specification based solely on the answers given in the application form.
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