Senior Philanthropy Advisor Jobs in Bristol
Application Closing Date: December 31, 2023 at 23:00 GMT
Location: Flexible within the UK (with the right to work in the UK a must).
Term: full time - 35 hours a week
Organisation: Global Greengrants Fund UK
Salary: Salaries at Global Greengrants Fund UK (GGF UK) are dependent on applicable salary scales, internal pay policies including equity considerations and budget. Due to the ways in which salary negotiations perpetuate existing structural inequities, GGF UK has moved away from salary negotiation processes for any candidate. Our best offer for this position is £37,000 per annum for an 18-month fixed term contract.
Benefits: We have improved our benefits package and we now offer 10% employer’s pension contribution, remote and flexible remote working, generous family and sick leave, employee assistance programme, health and life insurances, 28 days annual leave plus all UK bank holidays.
About Global Greengrants Fund:
Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) supports grassroots activists and civil society organisations around the world working to address environmental and social justice in over 160 countries. GGF applies a participatory and decentralised model in making grants to grassroots groups through regional and thematic boards of advisors, global partner networks and independent funds, to support grassroots environmental and social justice action.
Global Greengrants Fund comprises two organisations located in the USA, Global Greengrants Fund Inc (established in 1993), and Global Greengrants Fund UK (established in 2012). The two organisations work closely together with a shared grantmaking programme and strategic collaboration at the senior leadership level. GGF UK consists of nine staff members working on fundraising and influencing philanthropy; finance; communications; and operations, with all of these functions operating autonomously but in close collaboration with their US counterpart functions.
In 2023, Global Greengrants Fund is amid a strategic journey in which we collectively centre our values, including diversity, equity and inclusion, and organisational care in our work, and to rediscover our identity and potential after 30 years of work. We have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and we are thoughtfully, yet rapidly, growing our annual grantmaking, our philanthropic advocacy, and our global partnerships and collaborations to new levels. This includes creating a globally networked learning organisation and transforming our organisational culture to be more collaborative and self-steering – we call this our transformational journey. The Finance and Operations Administrator needs to understand the challenges and opportunities that come with these transformations and is able to remain flexible, steady, and adaptable.
Global Greengrants Fund UK is looking to hire an energetic and passionate individual who will play a key role in collaborating across teams to support finance and operations. They work to ensure that all financial transactions are entered and recorded correctly, that all payment related queries are followed up to completion and that all financial records are maintained appropriately. They will support the grant making processes by working with the grants management team to track and monitor payment processes to completion, including through liaising with payment service providers. They will undertake general operations and administration duties, including supporting recruitments, being the first point of contact for suppliers and vendors, purchasing and maintaining equipment and scheduling meetings and events.
As part of the finance and operations team, they will join a growing team currently staffed by four members in the UK. In the present accountability structures the Finance and Operations Administrator, GGF UK is line managed by the Director of Finance and Operations, GGF UK while building and working in more self-organised and collaborative ways.
The candidate profile.
The successful applicant will have significant relevant experience in a similar role in a charitable, environmental, development, and/or grant-making organisation. They demonstrate knowledge and experience in charity/nonprofit grant accounting/financial issues and dealing with financial information and processes, and understand accounting principles, and have knowledge of accounting and budgeting processes. They demonstrate excellent administrative and organisational skills, and the ability to ensure accuracy of work and demonstrate precise attention to detail. They have experience dealing with administrative processes and office administration, especially in a non-profit, remote organisation. They will have skills to give, receive and work with feedback constructively. They also thrive in a virtual environment, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions. English fluency is a must.
The right candidate will understand GGF’s core values and be committed to the guiding principles and mission of GGF and ensure they uphold them in the way they take up the responsibilities of the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the incurable blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future.
Our ultimate goal is to find a cure and make myeloma history. Until then, our mission is to help every patient live well with myeloma for as long as possible. We are committed to diagnosing myeloma earlier, discovering and sharing knowledge, transforming the patient experience and influencing positive change in care.
About the role
This is a new role within the Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships team responsible for developing and leading our major donor programme. Myeloma UK is embarking on an ambitious five-year income generation strategy, which aims to increase income from £5m to £10m by 2028. This position will play a critical role, working alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships to double the income we raise from major donors and family trusts by securing 5-6 figure grants for a range of innovative and life changing programmes – including patient and family support, research and advocacy. The Philanthropy Manager is also responsible for managing and supporting the Philanthropy Officer in securing mid to high level donations from individuals.
The major donor programme at Myeloma UK is established - we have a strong community of existing high-level supporters and have identified significant potential donors within our community - but these opportunities have not been fully leveraged in the past. Building on this foundation, and a major fundraising Gala planned for Spring 2024, there is a significant opportunity to transform this area of fundraising and this role will be instrumental in delivering a step change in our approach. The role requires outstanding relationship building skills, and the ability to work with high-net-worth individuals, to build credibility and trust and inspire them to support Myeloma UK.
You will be an experienced major donor fundraiser with the ability to secure 5-6 figure gifts and lead others to do the same. You will be a strategic thinker, who is ready to lead and implement our major donor strategy alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships.
We need someone with exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to nurture high value relationships and also work closely with senior colleagues, Trustees and other volunteers to build deep and long-lasting donor relationships. It will be crucial to work closely with colleagues across the charity to identify fundraising priorities, develop fundraising propositions and involve them in the cultivation and stewardship of key relationships.
You will be a skilled communicator and negotiator with the ability to communicate complex scientific information in an engaging way. We need someone who can build relationships from scratch, uncover donor motivations and convey the importance of Myeloma UK’s work to inspire support.
How to apply
If you think you would be a great fit for this role, get in touch and tell us more about yourself by sending us a CV that sets out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements together with a covering letter telling us more about you and what you think makes you a good candidate for this role.
Applications close on Sunday 10 December. Interviews will be held remotely w/c 18 December 2023. You may be asked to do a task prior to your interview.
Myeloma UK is an equal opportunities employer and always welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
Please note, you will be asked to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK prior to interview selection.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th December 2023
Location:Remote (reporting to line manager in GMT+2 with weekly meetings with colleagues in EST)
Reporting to: Operations Director
Annual salary: $70,000 - $110,000 USD
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Candidate level: Management
The Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG) is a regranting collaboration made up of some of the world's largest climate philanthropic funders. With a mission to drive climate action, CECG uses their convening and philanthropic power to facilitate stronger collaboration, coordination, and campaigning from the global climate movement around the UN climate talks and other international summits. CECG is fiscally sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), a 501(c)(3), as a Sponsored Project within its charitable-giving fund.
Purpose of role
As CECG grows with the need for climate action, we are seeking a brand-new Finance Manager to join the developing team. This is a full-time position for a qualified financial professional to establish, organise and run the financial processing, analysis and reporting function of the organisation. As part of this role, the incumbent will manage all aspects of CECG’s revenue streams, grant streams, annual budgeting process, forecasting and cash flow. A seasoned analyst who has experience in streamlining processes, implementing systems and building strong internal controls, they should plan to work in close collaboration with the Director of Operations, Executive Director, Programme Directors, and CECG’s fiscal sponsor Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).
The financial manager should lead and evolve the financial and accounting function as a strategic and responsive team member, ensuring that CECG has effective systems, GAAP compliant policies, procedures and processes to fully support its core operating model. Timely and accurate financial reports should support organisational decision making, comply with donor reporting, internal and external standards and the regulatory environment.
● Interpret and review financial information and analyse monthly financial data.
● Support/prepare financial reports to external funders in accordance with grant agreement deadlines.
● Develop and distribute management reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis with variance analysis.
● Prepare cash flow reports, burn-rate analysis, financial trends and projections.
Budgeting and forecasting:
● Support the development of budgets for funding requests and funding applications.
● Lead the annual budgeting process with development, review and amendments to forecasts for 3-year strategic plans.
● Monitor revenue and expenses for all income streams on a monthly basis and develop updated forecasts.
● Analyse expenditure trends and suggest cost effective ways to reduce or maintain spending.
● Conduct monthly reconciliation of all accounts and ensure compliance with accounting standards and policies.
● Review invoices and expense reports and general ledger reports and identify any misallocations.
● Manage compliance with funder’s terms and conditions, deliverables, monitor spending, request amendments, and plan spend-out.
● Monitor and support the fiscal sponsor, to ensure that grant and vendor records are maintained with required and appropriate documentation, payments are processed on time, and necessary approvals are in place.
● Support grant making with assistance in budget development and monitoring and ensuring compliance with funding awards and agreements.
● Ensure grant compliance by reviewing the grant agreements, accounting practice and proper coding of revenues and expenses to grants.
● Assist with the preparation of schedules, analysis and other documentation for RPA and grant specific audits.
Financial systems, policies and procedures:
● Develop, review and update CECG’s financial policies aligned to fiscal sponsor.
● Research and explore suitability of new financial software systems that improve accuracy of financial data and enhance analytics.
● Introduce and implement new financial systems that streamline processes and automate reporting.
● Develop and implement strict internal controls.
● Develop, review and update financial and grant making procedures in accordance with donor regulations and RPA policy.
● Keep knowledge levels updated on regulatory, statutory and tax environment as well as financial system improvements and trends.
● Develop and implement strategies that work to minimise financial risk.
● Build effective working relationships internally and externally.
● Provide high-quality financial support for delivery of programme strategy and plans.
● Develop strong working relationships with senior leadership to support data driven decision making.
The following offers an aspirational view of our ideal candidate profile; however, we encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups.
- Minimum 5 years of related experience with similar responsibilities.
- Knowledge and understanding of budget development, financial reporting, US GAAP, cash management, grant management, non-profit finance and accounting regulations, taxation and regulatory legislation.
- Familiarity with grant making, charitable funds, or fiscal sponsorship preferred.
- Ability to effectively communicate accounting and finance concepts to non-finance partners and staff.
· Proficient in Microsoft Excel, including Pivot Table, VLookUp and other advanced functions.
· Working knowledge of Netsuite, Vena SP&A tool, Fluxx is an added advantage.
- Excellent analytical skills - detail and data oriented.
- Negotiation skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines with quality deliverables.
- Ability to adapt to fast-changing environment and remain flexible in a growing organization.
- Strong self-management skills and resilience in dealing with challenges.
- Good judgment, resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot.
- Confidence in decision-making ability and providing suggestions in a constructive manner.
- Work independently while providing guidance and training to others on analyzing data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.
- B.A./B.S. Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related fields.
- CA/CPA/ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification.
The deadline for application is Sunday 17th December 2023.
This is a rolling process, please apply as soon as possible.
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Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Title: Funded Programmes Consultant
Location: global - remote
Type of contract: consultant
Expected duration: two years (max. 448 days)
Contact: Head of Philanthropy
Fees: based on skills and expertise and will be paid at the national rate for the country in which the consultant is based
Changing the world takes passion and dedication
Isn’t it time that your passion and dedication be channelled towards a career and community that genuinely change lives?
- want to transform your own life by transforming the lives of others
- crave a career that creates opportunity for others
- desire to make dreams come true for those who never thought it possible
- know that education is the foundation from which we can change the world
- believe that today’s young people can transform tomorrow
- strive for world peace and global sustainability
- dare to dream
...then an assignment with UWC could be the change you need.
UWC (United World Colleges) is a global family of schools with a powerful difference. With a shared goal of working towards global peace and sustainability, we bring together young people from around the world to study in one of our eighteen schools on four continents. There they don’t just learn how to be great at passing exams. They learn how to communicate across cultural boundaries. They develop the skills to be a changemaker. They design and engage in initiatives that transform their lives and the lives of those around them for the better. And they stay a “UWC-er” for life, becoming part of a global community of 60,000 changemakers transforming the lives of others.
One of the things that makes us the most proud is our network of over 4,000 dedicated volunteers, who make up the UWC national committees in charge of finding and selecting students in more than 150 countries worldwide. Our national committee volunteers - UWC alumni, parents of UWC students or alumni, education professionals and community leaders who believe in UWC’s mission - make it possible to seek out the most promising and diverse students in each country, with over 80% of students selected by UWC national committees receiving a scholarship.
Do you want to support our UWC national committees and make sure many more young people get this life-changing opportunity?
Working with us will inspire and challenge you
Driving a mission to make the UWC experience available to tomorrow’s changemakers, irrespective of their background, beliefs and economic means demands colleagues with passion and dedication, and a talent for transformation. Our students go on to become leaders in politics, NGOs, social enterprises, community movements, charities, and business. For life, they remain dedicated to the UWC mission and many of them remain in close contact with us, their school, and their peers.
This is what fuels us at the UWC International Office (UWCIO). We are based in London and Berlin, and we are the executive arm of UWC International, a registered charity in the United Kingdom and Germany. We collaborate closely with all stakeholders from across the UWC movement, including our volunteers and 60,000 alumni, and we serve UWC International’s governance bodies.
Are you our new Funded Programmes Consultant?
UWC International is seeking a Funded Programmes Consultant to lead the implementation of important scholarship programmes focused on post-conflict reconciliation, refugees and aspiring young students from disadvantaged communities selected to attend a UWC school. The Funded Programmes Consultant will work with the Philanthropy team, a team of seven people raising funds for and managing funded scholarship programmes.
The Funded Programmes Consultant will be responsible for a wide range of activities, including collaborating with colleagues in project countries, outreach to young people eligible for the scholarships we offer, and coordinating their selection and support once they join UWC. The position is a donor-funded assignment for a fixed term of two years. The work location can be anywhere in the world, with most of the team working in the European time zone.
Scope of Work
Funded Programmes Implementation
- Manage the implementation of important scholarship programmes, including the scholarship programme with RISE, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust
- Build and manage processes to ensure effective delivery and initiate improvements
- Support and coordinate promotion and outreach as well as student selection in project countries remotely
- Coordinate various teams’ contributions to the donors' funded scholarship programmes
- Ensure regular effective communication with external and internal stakeholders
- Ensure timely operational and financial reporting to the donors
- Supervise programme staff in project countries remotely
- Oversee programme budgets
- Ensure effective programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
UWC Refugee Initiative
- Support the expansion of foundational programmes for refugee scholars
- Develop other support mechanisms for refugee students
- Liaise with many stakeholders from the UNHCR to high-level government officials and institutions as well as volunteers and schools/colleges.
Philanthropy and Fundraising
- Facilitate the growth and development of UWC's presence and networks in programme countries and at the regional level
- Support new programme development including fundraising
- Perform any other tasks relevant to the programmes and role
- Report to the Head of Philanthropy and Senior Advisor for International Fund Development.
- Scholarship programmes’ deliverables (oversight of the scholarship reporting roster, the financial management roster, the scholarship statements, the students' letters, the onboard/offboarding materials, the promotion materials and the project guidelines)
- Regular written and oral communications with donors and all project stakeholders (meeting minutes, briefings, presentations)
- Bi-annual and final donor reports including financial and narrative reporting, monitoring and evaluation reports
- Oversight of the project Google Drive folders documenting all relevant documentation related to the programmes (deliverables, contracts, reporting, communication)
- New funded programmes proposal writing including project objectives, activities, deliverables, planning and budgeting.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
- Demonstrated experience in managing programmes at the 6-8 figure level
- Proven ability to deliver and report upon agreed individual and team targets and plans within set deadlines
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), ability to communicate confidently and engagingly at all levels and in different cultural contexts
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with a strong attention to detail
- Experience in managing complex projects, including leading intercultural teams
- Highly numerate with the ability to monitor and manage financial information, setting and reporting on project budgets, multi-year projections
- Knowledge of the global education sector and issues affecting young people, especially from less advantaged groups, in the pursuit of quality educational opportunities
- Experience working in a fast-paced beneficiary-focused/ donor-focused environment while maintaining flexibility and resilience to deal with challenges calmly and constructively.
- Strong interest in UWC’s mission and values, and a willingness to engage with issues of relevance to the UWC movement
- Ability and willingness to travel globally
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Desirable knowledge, skills and experience
- Experience in working with volunteers
- Experience in working with refugee youth
- Fluency in or excellent knowledge of other world languages
Other relevant information
UWC places deliberate diversity at the heart of our educational model because of its critical importance in our mission ‘to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.
At the UWC International Office, we believe this commitment to deliberate diversity must be reflected within our team, organisational practices, policies and culture. We recognise people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and we encourage and leverage these differences to make our work more relevant and approachable.
We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background.
We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment and to act accordingly as we aspire to serve the UWC mission and our global community. It is an ongoing journey and we welcome all those who are ready to travel with us.
It is expected that the consultant will travel to UWC schools and colleges. Therefore, a Basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) or international equivalent will be required. We will also take up references during the selection process. Satisfactory references and criminal record checks are required before any offer is confirmed. Referees will not be contacted without your consent.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under UWC International’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
The selected candidate is solely responsible for ensuring that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.
Application Process and Deadline
Please submit your application including your CV and cover letter in English (each a maximum of 2 pages). Your cover letter should:
- Indicate how you heard about this role.
- Outline your experience and ability to complete the assignment.
- You should also include details of where you are currently based, the proposed
- consultancy fee and your availability to take up the assignment.
- Please provide the name and contact details of two referees; including their job title and the capacity in which you are known to them. We will not contact your referees without first letting you know. Please also indicate how you heard about this role, in your application.
Please note that applications without a cover letter, including the information requested above will not be considered.
Deadline for application: Thursday 7 December 2023 12.00 noon (UK time)
First round interviews will be held 13 and 14 December 2023
Second round interviews will be held 18 and 19 December 2023
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.