Strategic Development Officer Jobs in Belfast
Are you already established as a senior leader in mission with a demonstrable passion and vision for polycentric mission?
Can you facilitate and influence intercultural learning and collaboration?
Have you successfully acted as a catalyst and entrepreneur in finding new and innovative approaches?
Are you a proven strategic networker, able to develop and strengthen relationships across multiple contexts?
Do you have a track record of casting vision, developing strategy and delivering on ambitious goals?
We want to hear from you if you can demonstrate an ability to:
INSPIRE – a person of integrity who is deeply passionate about enabling people to know Jesus and experience the abundant life that only he can provide and who can inspire others to collaborate to facilitate intercultural learning for the sending and receiving of mission workers among the Majority World.
COMMUNICATE WELL – someone who can communicate sensitively and effectively with a range of organisations, who can communicate clearly across different cultures, and who is able to connect with our supporters.
THINK STRATEGICALLY, ACT ENTREPRENEURIALLY – someone who can work with us to strategically shape and transform the way we organise ourselves and work, to become more polycentric, agile, and catalytic.
As the Director for Intercultural Learning and Collaboration, you will be responsible for:
- Sharing in the overall leadership of BMS as part of the Executive Director Team
- Providing strategic leadership to facilitate intercultural learning and collaboration among the Majority World church
- Developing a team with diverse, key skills to strengthen collaboration and learning across established and emerging hubs, networks and partnerships
This role has a Specific Occupational Requirement for a practising Christian. The successful applicant will be fully in agreement with the BMS vision. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues.
Location: Based in a city in the Global South, with remote working and visits to the UK
Type: Full-time, permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary range: The salary will be set at the national equivalent of a UK salary of between £54K and £60K and based on relative national salary levels of the relevant Global South country
Closing date: 9 am on Monday 22 January 2024 (GMT)
Interview date: Initial interviews will be conducted online on Friday, 2 February 2024, Final interviews to take place in person in the UK on Friday, 16 February 2024.
Further information about the role is set out in this pack. If you would like an exploratory conversation regarding the role, please contact Sujit Varpe at BMS World Mission.
Please download the recruitment pack which includes more information on the role and a job specification. Applications should be made using our online form.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
JOB TITLE: Marketing Lead
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Leadership Team
REPORTS TO: Director of Organisational Development.
LOCATION: Dorset with home working
SALARY: FTE £40,175 per annum (£24,430 pro-rata for working 22.5 hours per week)
HOURS: 22.5 hours per week
Help & Care is passionate about making a difference and enabling people and communities to live the lives they choose.
We do this by delivering a number of high-profile services across South Central England and have been doing this for over 30 years.
We are particularly focused on providing support to people living with a long-term health condition, carers and those who are isolated or housebound. What makes us different is our person-centred approach. We understand that each individual has different needs, so we work closely with people to understand what really matters for them and to help them lead independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.
We are eager to play a leading role in improving the delivery of health services for the community and we work closely with 3 individual Healthwatch organisations across South England. This partnership ensures that health services are held accountable and the views of the people who use and need these services most are given a platform to have their voices heard.
We support people by providing information, advice and support that enables them to take control of their lives, make decisions and find support that is right for them.
Help & Care have a strategic priority to improve their marketing and communications activity in order to raise our profile and support more people. As part of this we have created a senior role of Marketing Lead, responsible for creating and executing strategic marketing and communications activities and steadily increasing awareness and engagement with Help & Care across all channels.
We encourage applications from people who have most but not necessarily all of our essential criteria. We are committed to supporting and developing our staff.
Help & Care have an excellent reputation as a service provider and therefore the purpose of this role is to help shape Help & Care’s identity and to further build reputation through branding, awareness and reach.
The Marketing Lead will work to drive cross-channel visibility for Help & Care, to demonstrably support the values of the organisation and to work in a self-driven, inter-departmental way at all levels from strategy to detailed execution of plans.
The postholder will take responsibility for reviewing our ambitious marketing strategy, completing and implementing this in order to significantly grow our impact, reach and brand awareness.
Strategy & Oversight
1. To review our marketing strategy in conjunction with key internal stakeholders an ambitious and effective marketing strategy and to oversee the implementation of this plan.
2. Communications – crafting a consistent narrative across all of Help & Care’s external messaging.
Campaigns & Content
1. Planning and developing campaigns and content in order to raise awareness, understanding, interest, engagement, and growth amongst key audiences for Help & Care.
2. Working in a collaborative way to design and deliver campaigns and content across digital and traditional channels ensuring all communications are engaging, accessible and consistent.
1. Develop and implement a multi-channel, year round digital marketing growth strategy that ensures Help & Care are consistently reaching more people for their service delivery, campaigning, profile raising and fundraising activities.
2. Design, implement and evaluate successful digital marketing campaigns on full range of channels – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook - ensuring they are engaging, accessible and consistent.
Website and E-Marketing
1. Refreshing content on website to greater support visitor journeys and enable collection of visitor data.
2. Improve and develop the user experience on the website, linking robustly to other channels.
3. Manage the delivery of e-marketing campaigns, ensuring Help & Care improve retention and outcomes.
Press and PR
1. Acting as Help & Care’s point of contact for all media inquiries, including preparing press releases, and cultivating Help & Care’s relationship with journalists.
2. Develop and nurture relationships with media, influencers and stakeholder partners.
- Provide line management to Help & Care’s Marketing Assistant, ensuring high quality and encouraging support and guidance.
- Manage the workload of the Marketing Assistant, ensuring delegation of appropriate tasks.
1. Act as key point of contact and expert advisor in all things marketing and external communications.
2. To develop an effective process for managing Help & Care print and digital requirements and requests from all teams, maintaining excellent customer service and ensuring consistency of branding at all times.
3. To ensure a cross-organisational approach to marketing and communications.
4. To undertake research using appropriate tools, analytics and data sources to create reports and recommendations which drive continuous improvement
5. To develop a consistent narrative, language and brand consistency for Help & Care across all channels.
6. To ensure that legal notices, disclaimers and copyright information is used as appropriate and all Help & Care content is fully compliant.
8. Events – developing and leading on events both on-line and in communities supporting the work and profile of the organisation
9. To undertake other work that may arise on a day-to-day basis to support the service
10. Working in tandem with the Internal Communications post holder, ensuring consistency in tone and message.
11. To work within the values, ethos and vision of Help & Care.
12. To work in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of Help & Care.
13. To work in accordance with all relevant legislation.
14. To undertake any other duties as required, appropriate to the post.
Carry out other such duties as may be required by the Leadership Team, Chief Executive and Trustee Management Board which are consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the post.
The working week shall be 22.5 hours during standard office hours over 3 days (to be agreed with line manager.) The postholder may be required to work occasional evenings or weekends to attend events and meetings, for which time off in lieu will be granted.
The nature of the job will require the ability to travel. If the post-holder’s own car is used for travel, expenses will be paid as set by the Trustee Management Board.
There will be an assessment of competence to practice during induction and 6-month probation period.
The other conditions of service and current procedural agreements will be enclosed with the post-holders Contract of Employment.
The post holder will be required to have broadband to be able to work from home.
*This role is based in East Dorset which includes BCP and Purbeck areas. The postholder can claim the full cost of business travel within this geographical area and/or to a place outside of the geographical area.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
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.
School Relationships Officer
Salary range: £28,346 to £31,656 depending on experience
About Voice 21
Voice 21 is the national oracy education charity. We exist to empower every child to use their voice for success in school and life. Our work transforms learning and life chances through talk by increasing access to a high-quality oracy education for those that need it most. Follow the links to find out more about why oracy is so vital and the impact Voice 21 has.
Tackle a vital challenge, with great people. Voice 21 exists to transform childrens’ learning and life chances through talk and we are aiming to be working with 2,000 schools a year by 2025. To reach this goal we recruit great people and give them real responsibility, training and support.
Output focused culture, with flexible working opportunities. We have an agile and flexible approach – our team can work when and wherever works best to deliver the requirements of their role. For staff working at home, we support them to create a workspace and provide technology that enables them to work effectively.
Real development opportunities. We believe in supporting people to develop the skills they need to be excellent – whether this means funding external training, finding a mentor to support them or giving them the time to learn from others in the organisations through our regular CPD sessions. We also offer paid study leave for team members taking part in formal studies outside of work.
Great benefits. 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) and additional Christmas closure period. Holiday entitlement increases linked to length of service, 5% employer contribution to pension, interest-free season ticket, cycle and technology loans, employee assistance scheme.
For more information on why we think you should apply for the role, see the “Why work for us” section at the end of this job description.
To deliver a high quality experience to schools in your region through expert relationship management, driving high levels of engagement, retention and renewal and enabling our membership to have the greatest impact in each Voice 21 Oracy School.
Relationship management and network
Build and manage strong relationships with member schools and key stakeholders across your region in order to add value to their membership, driving engagement, long term loyalty and ultimately impact in our schools.
Use your regional budget and your understanding of member schools in your region to create ‘wow moments’ across the membership journey (e.g. dropping in to meet with key stakeholders or sending free tickets to a school for an event).
Manage group projects in your region, including sending communications, project planning and reporting to group commissioners or funders.
Represent Voice 21 effectively to external audiences in meetings and events (e.g. virtual webinars to support schools as they start their membership or progress meetings with group project commissioners).
Develop our school network in your region (e.g. organising and delivering regional network events), using this to enhance school experience and act as a tool for growth, value and retention.
Identify and develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders in your region in order to understand the educational landscape and work with colleagues in the Engagement (Growth) team to strengthen and grow our network.
School journey and experience
Provide an excellent customer experience for member schools and key stakeholders (e.g. Local Authorities and Multi-Academy Trusts) from sign up through to renewal, acting as the first point of contact for your Voice 21 Oracy Schools.
Own the membership journey and school experience for your region, including the underlying processes, activities and comms that support their membership.
Gain frontline insights from listening to member schools in your region - collect, track and analyse data about their patterns of behaviour and use these insights to improve their experience.
Use your understanding of our membership offer to support and guide schools in your region to access member benefits that best meet their needs, are most impactful for their students and steward them towards accreditation (e.g. use diagnostic tools to set action plans for the membership year and signpost to Voice 21 products, resources and events).
Bring together data (from our CRM system, our Programme team and impact and engagement monitoring) to understand and own the ‘complete picture’ of each school’s member journey in your region - use insights to manage and increase engagement; proactively share insights gained, internally (e.g. with the Programme team about attendance or school feedback) and externally (reporting to a group project commissioner or funder).
Own membership renewals in your region, helping the Engagement team to deliver our annual school renewal targets (70%+).
Within 1 month, you’ll have:
Got to know all of the different elements which go into our membership offer through experiencing them first hand.
Gained insight into the impact of our membership offer on children and young people’s learning and life chances, by visiting Voice 21 Oracy Schools.
Begun to get to know the key stakeholders and member schools in your region.
Built relationships with your closest colleagues in our Engagement and Programmes teams.
Within 3 months, you’ll have:
Built relationships with the key stakeholders and member schools in your region.
Supported member schools in your region to get started on their membership journey and to access membership benefits.
Become confident using our CRM (Salesforce) to provide key data you need for success in your role.
Within 6 months, you’ll have:
Begun to monitor experience and engagement of member schools in your region and identify strategies to help schools get the most out of their membership.
Delivered regional network events and reflected on how these went with the team.
Led a cycle of renewal in your region and used this to identify areas of strength/development.
From 6 months onwards, we expect for you to be:
Taking ownership of the member journey and school experience of schools in your region.
Proactively sharing insights from the frontline with the team to improve experience and engagement.
Developing strategic relationships with key stakeholders and identifying opportunities to grow our school network in your region.
This job is for you if...
You take pride in the strength of the relationships you build, you enjoy making connections with a range of stakeholders (both internal and external) and delivering an excellent relationship management experience.
You have experience working with a Customer Relationship Management database and understand the importance of accurate data to inform decision making.
You care about the little details which make all the difference and get satisfaction from seeing things through.
You enjoy working as part of a fast-paced, fast-growing team with big ambitions and are excited to use your initiative to help us achieve these.
You’re passionate about Voice 21’s mission, the education sector and making a change to young people’s learning and life changes.
Who you’ll work with:
Our Experience team: made up of our Head of Member Success , your fellow School Relationships Officers, a School Membership Coordinator, and your line manager - one of our two School Relationships Leads.
Our Growth team who recruit schools to join our membership and raise awareness of and support for the Voice 21 approach.
Our Programmes team who lead and deliver our work with teachers on programmes.
Where you’ll work: Remote, with regular regional and national travel to visit schools and attend Development Days/meetings, including some overnight stays.
Contract: Permanent, subject to successful probation review at 3 months.
Terms: Full Time
Please send your most recent CV and a document answering the questions below via the Voice 21 website with the subject “School Relationships Officer application”:
Tell us why you want to work at Voice 21. What is it about us and our mission that excites you? (Max. 400 words)
Making direct reference to the job description, please tell us the three main reasons why you would make an excellent School Relationships Officer (Max. 600 words).
We are ideally seeking to appoint 2 x School Relationships Officers to be based in the London/South East Region.
Please also click here to fill out our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.
Closing date: 6pm, Sunday 31st December 2023 .
Interview date: Provisional dates for initial phone interviews w/c 8th January with second round interviews on Zoom w/c 15th January TBC
Start date: ASAP
Questions: If you have any questions about the role, or would like to discuss it before submitting an application, please contact Gill Cameron, Head of Member Success
Valuing every voice
Voice 21 believes that every voice should be heard and valued. We are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and do not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Voice 21.
Why work for us?
We hope that we have given you a good sense of what life at Voice 21 is like and what the role entails - please see below for some more reasons to apply!
Holiday: 25 days annual leave plus additional Christmas closure period. Holiday entitlement increases linked to length of service.
Benefits: Employer contribution to pension (5%), interest-free season ticket, cycle and technology loans and work from home allowance.
Wellbeing: We provide an Employee Assistance Programme through Health Assured which provides all Voice 21 employees 24/7/365 support if needed.
The way we work: We have an agile and flexible approach – our team can work when and wherever works best to deliver the requirements of their role. For staff working at home, we support them to create a workspace and provide technology that enables them to work effectively.
You will also have regular opportunities to get together as a whole staff and in your team, including away days, social events and other development events.
Development opportunities: We believe in supporting people to develop the skills they need to be excellent – whether this means funding external training, finding a mentor to support them or giving them the time to learn from others in the organisations through our regular CPD sessions. We also offer paid study leave for team members taking part in formal studies outside of work.
If you want to volunteer as a school governor, trustee or in some other capacity for a mission-aligned organisation. We support our team to take on these commitments without taking annual leave.
Voices of Voice 21
We recently asked our team what they enjoy most about working at Voice 21. Below is a selection of their responses:
“I really enjoy working in an organisation that strives for innovation and is rooted in research of what actually works for teachers in the daily life of a classroom and a school curriculum.”
“At Voice 21, there is a strong culture of sharing expertise and this ensures that your voice is valued and ideas heard, no matter your role. Although a lot of the day-to-day work is virtual, relationships are strong. The very purposefully planned in-person meetings help these relationships to grow and flourish, as does the high level of collaboration in teams.”
“One of the many things I love about working at Voice 21 are the opportunities for professional development. Working in a small, fast-growing organisation has given me the chance to grow professionally and to expand my skill set in a supportive environment.”
“I find it inspiring being part of the Voice 21 team - being surrounded by passionate, mission-driven people makes me want to bring my best every day, because I know that my fab colleagues won't let a good idea gather dust - everything will be snapped up and built into something that helps us make a difference for the students in our schools.”
“Since working at Voice 21, I’ve been invited to take part in multiple projects and tasks outside of my ‘core role’, because we’re encouraged to develop our areas of interest and expertise across the board. It’s incredibly refreshing to work for an organisation that sees every employee as a key asset.”
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Our goals are to promote social prescribing and to help people live the best lives they can. This is set out in our NASP Strategic Plan.
To learn more about our organisation, partners, and social prescribing, please visit our website.
NASP operates through a hybrid model of working, with most work taking place remotely using Microsoft Teams for meetings and planning. We have an office space at London’s Southbank Centre which staff can use to work. Travel to this (and other sites) will be required from time to time for meetings, site visits, events, and away days.
Role Details & Staff Benefits
Salary: Up to £35,000, depending on experience
Duration: Until 31st March 2025
Hours: Full-time Location: Remote – However, NASP has a permanent office space at London’s Southbank Centre, and occasional travel to this site will be required from time to time. Travel may also be required for site visits across the UK.
NASP offer a range of core benefits for staff on payroll, including:
- 30 days paid annual leave per annum, plus Bank Holidays
- An additional day of paid leave per year on your birthday
- Opportunities for Volunteering & CPD days each year
- Opportunity to request flexible working arrangements, including compressed hours
- Contribution to annual eye test, eyeglass purchase, and flu vaccination
Purpose of This Role:
The Senior Communications Officer will lead press, media and webinar activity for NASP. You will work as part of an ambitious communications team to increase awareness about social prescribing, support a range of programmes and position NASP as a ‘go to’ organisation for media.
- Knowledge of the voluntary sector, the health sector and/or social prescribing
- Ability to secure media coverage, and excellent understanding of the media landscape
- Ability to write and edit to a high standard for different audiences (e.g. press releases, web content, briefings, reports, speeches etc)
- Ability to distil complex information and turn it into persuasive and compelling narratives
- Excellent verbal communication skills, including ability to pitch stories and respond to challenging questions
- Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, and to balance competing priorities
- Ability to form supportive relationships with colleagues and a wide range of partners (from local community groups to large international organisations)
- Affinity with NASP’s Values as defined in the NASP Strategic Plan
- Understanding of the benefits of social prescribing
- Experience of organising and delivering major PR opportunities
- Experience of working with or supporting case studies, prioritising their wellbeing
- Experiencing of training spokespeople
- Experience of planning and running events and webinars
- Experience of social media channels
- Experience of using CRM systems, particularly Microsoft Dynamics
Media and PR
- Developing and delivering the NASP media strategy, communicating our messages about social prescribing through national, regional and sector media
- Managing the press office: responding to journalists; developing and managing media lists and monitoring and reporting systems
- Proactively building relationships with journalists and scoping and horizon-scanning trends and opportunities for coverage
- Managing and organising a programme of PR activity, including high-profile partnerships
- Developing and refining key message documents, and ensuring spokespeople are available, well briefed and supported.
Communications and case studies
- Identifying and supporting case studies across NASP programmes, and ensuring permissions processes are followed
- Commissioning, developing and writing website materials such as news articles and blogs to feed into the content strategy for NASP
- Writing articles, letters, blogs, speeches and presentations for colleagues, and articles for the NASP website
- Taking editorial responsibility for reports
- Supporting the Ambassador programme, including supporting filming opportunities
- Providing support to all teams on communications activities
- Working with all teams to provide support, training and materials to partner organisations
- Part of out of hours social media / media rota
- Acting as main contact for all NASP-produced or co-produced webinars
- Long-term planning of NASP’s webinar series – working closely with NASP staff and external partners to curate and co-ordinate the wider webinar programme
- Planning and delivery for each event including organising BSL/wider access requirements, running rehearsals, managing breakout rooms, supporting tech issues, and working with colleagues to develop content and confirm speakers
- Working with the wider Communications team to ensure all webinars are promoted effectively and cohesively
- Working with NASP’s CRM system to manage data in line with legislation, and to send invites, updates, etc. to relevant lists; developing CRM knowledge to provide support to colleagues
- Work alongside the Communications team to provide detailed reporting and evaluation of engagement, impact and reach of webinars
Reporting To: Head of Communications
How to Apply
Please complete the application form (available on the Careers page of the NASP website) and send to by email to the recruitment team by 12:00 (midday) on 18 December 2023. NASP have the right to bring the application deadline forward as they deem fit.
Ensure you complete all sections, including the Supporting Statement, and the details of 2 referees, including your latest employer or contracting organisation.
Please do not send your CV. We want to assess everyone in the same way, so we will assess your application solely on the information given in the application form.
Interviews will be held the week commencing 8 January 2024. For more information and an informal conversation, please email any questions to NASP recruitment.
Please note that any personal data you share will be treated confidentially and will only be used for recruitment purposes.
All appointments are subject to proof of right to work in the UK, references and a 3 month probationary period.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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.
Are you passionate, creative and curious about creating change in communities across the UK? We’re looking for two people to join our UK Portfolio Team as Portfolio Officers. These roles are 18-month fixed term contracts.
The UK Portfolio delivers funding programmes and supports projects that aim to inform, influence or scale work across the UK providing benefit to communities. With a UK-wide reach, we are uniquely positioned to complement the work of the Fund’s other four country portfolios: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. These roles are 18-month fixed term contracts.
We’re a relatively small team with wide ranging experience and interests, which reflects in the work we deliver. Annually we distribute approximately £80m across different programmes supporting projects from Fife to Omagh, Teesside to Bridgend.
This is an exciting time to join the Fund as we embark on the delivery and implementation of our new strategy – ‘It starts with community’.
Portfolio Officers are at the core of what we do, they work closely with grant seekers to support them through our funding, assess their applications and provide recommendations to our decision makers. They also work closely with grant holders ensuring public money is spent appropriately within communities across the UK and share learning and insights from the work we fund.
You’ll report to one of our Portfolio Managers and work with other Portfolio Officers across different areas of the team. Some of our recent and exciting programmes and activity include:
· The Climate Action Fund, a £100m programme supporting communities across the UK to take action on climate change.
· The UK Fund, our first response to our new strategy, 'It starts with community,' supporting communities to come together and help make a better-connected society.
You will work across the full life cycle of our grant making assessing applications on current, open programmes and managing and closing down grants as they are completed. As we continue to shape our work in response to the new strategy, there may also be opportunities to help the design of new programmes. [LW1] You will also support the effective running of team meetings and be responsible for ensuring our data is accurate and of high quality.
You’ll be joining a dynamic and welcoming team, working with important and fascinating projects that are responding to and addressing a wide range of topics from employment to climate, racial justice to community cohesion.
These roles would suit people who:
· can work flexibly at pace and to tight deadlines
· are adept at building and maintaining relationships with those from a range of backgrounds and job roles
· are comfortable working across a number of funding programmes and workstreams
· can use their initiative and manage their time working comfortably with competing priorities and deadlines and a can-do attitude
· are comfortable working with an online and geographically dispersed team
· are comfortable learning and working with different systems and data
· can apply critical thinking and learn quickly about complex and nuanced issues, think about and create connections and synthesize this information to present it to others in a clear and concise manner.
Importantly we need people who are curious about the society we live in and passionate about making a difference through our funding and the vital role of charities and voluntary organisations in helping communities to thrive.
You will need to travel from time to time for this role, supporting colleagues and communities across the UK. We do not expect this to be any more than one to two occasions per month.
Contract type: 2 x fixed term contracts (18 months)
Hours: We are looking to fill these roles as a full-time post (37 hours per week). However, we’re open to what that looks like and keen to consider flexible working approaches. Please tell us what your desired work pattern is in your application
Interview Date: Week commencing 29 January 2024, taking place online.
Location: UK wide
Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 (We expect to recruit to the lower end of the pay range, but the salary offered will be based on skills and experience)
We have a hybrid approach to working. Work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Newtown and Manchester
We are looking for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through our funding. Whether through lived, learnt or gained experience you will really understand the communities we work with. In your application, you need to demonstrate how you address the following criteria:
· Managing relationships: Ability to build and nurture effective and collaborative relationships between colleagues, community organisations and other external stakeholders, with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion.
· Communication skills: Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills. Capable of producing high quality written reports and presentations to set deadlines, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in an engaging and accessible manner.
· Analytical skills: Ability to assess applications and consider a diverse range of information to make objective, judgement-based decisions with confidence, offering challenge when appropriate and managing risk appropriately throughout the grant making lifecycle.
· Organisational skills: Ability to use your initiative and manage a caseload of assessments and grant management across multiple programmes, dealing with competing priorities and deadlines and demonstrating strong organisation and prioritisation skills.
· Alignment with our work: A good knowledge and understanding of UK communities and the voluntary sector. Ability to spot trends and identify opportunities for work that aligns with the ambitions and programmes of the UK Portfolio.
· IT Skills: Strong IT skills and the ability to learn detailed processes.
· Continuous improvement: Ability to identify opportunities for learning and improvement across the team by taking a proactive approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement.
· Data and finance: The ability to understand and assess data and financial information, including within our Salesforce Grant Management System, and present this in a way that is accessible to others.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.
We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.)
About Urban Saints
Around 96% of young people today do not actively engage with church. The mission of Urban Saints is to make young disciples for Jesus, meeting young people wherever they are and introducing them to Jesus. With more young people engaged with technology than ever in history, the need for digital mission has never been greater.
Overall Purpose of the Role
We are looking for a Digital Transformation Lead to join the team, who will pioneer and develop the digital capability of Urban Saints to be more effective at reaching young people digitally, as well as laying the groundwork to ensure that Urban Saints can engage more meaningfully in its existing ministry areas through digital solutions. The role will involve bridging the gap between Urban Saints' digital strategy and digital reality, by transforming mission ideas into real-life workable solutions. The role will also work alongside and train those who will be creating digital content and engaging young people online.
- To be a digital pioneer, leading Urban Saints as we develop and deliver our new digital strategy.
- To develop Urban Saints’ use of various platforms to implement key digital initiatives from the Urban Saints digital strategy. The digital strategy focuses on four areas:
- Digital Resources (including our website and Energize product)
- Digital Marketing and Comms (across social media channels)
- Digital Communities
- Innovative Digital Engagement
- To build, and then lead, and coach team members in the use of digital solutions within ministry.
- As part of the delivery of the Digital Strategy, to research, scope, and implement new digital capabilities, including digital youth groups, gaming, online evangelism, virtual reality etc., in partnership with other like-minded organisations.
- Reporting directly to the CEO, to lead on the digital capability, contributing to the development and achievement of the Urban Saints' vision, mission, and strategic plan.
- To be an advocate for all Urban Saints’ ministries, including Energize, Additional Needs, and Westbrook, ensuring our digital strategy both promotes and integrates with the wider organisation.
- Research, measure, and evidence the impact of the digital strategy against the strategic Key Performance Indicators for Urban Saints.
- To deliver regular reports on progress of the digital strategy including development and delivery of digital assets and impact across the Urban Saints movement.
(The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and level of the post.)
Please download the information pack below for a full job description and person specification.
*This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the post holder is a committed Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010. All applicants must be committed to the aims, ethos and values of Urban Saints.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job Title: Education Officer
Reports to: Early Intervention Project Manager
Hours: 21 hours (over three or four days a week, days to be confirmed)
Location: Home-based, with travel across England and occasionally Wales and Northern Ireland
Salary: £29,870 (pro rata)
Purpose of the role
To lead on Shine’s exciting and innovative Education Project supporting our young members to have the best opportunity to achieve their potential within education. Whilst raising also awareness within schools and education settings of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Shine delivers support, information and advice to individuals and families whose lives have been affected by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, or associated conditions, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Shine’s Corporate Plan (2022 to 2027) sets out seven ambitious strategic goals. This role will focus primarily on supporting the delivery of:
Goal 1: Enabling babies and children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus to achieve their potential
Goal 2: Empowering young people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus through knowledge, confidence and skills to manage their conditions and thrive
Both goals drive Shine’s ambitions to provide the foundations for improved health, equal access to educational opportunities, social and emotional outcomes for babies, children and young people living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, and associated conditions and they grow and develop, and journey through key stages of life.
Shine is uniquely placed to listen to the needs expressed by children/young people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, and their families, to offer early intervention strategies for these specific educational needs.
Shine has a clear vision for the Education Project and a framework in place to take the project to the next phase.
We are looking for an exceptional team member who will be able to continue with the progress we have made over the last year and ensure delivery of Shine’s education project: supporting children and young people aged 2 to 25 years.
The project activities will include:
● Lead on the development and delivery of Shine’s education service for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
● Provide condition-specific information and advice relating to education to our members, parents and support groups
● Be the ‘knowledge expert’ for Shine staff for complex education referrals
● Maintain knowledge of changes in education legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and how these relate to children/young people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
● Organise and facilitate Shine education-related member events (online and face to face)
● Develop and deliver presentations and training, raising greater awareness of Shine and Spina bifida/Hydrocephalus across the education sector
● Provide training to Shine’s Services and Health teams to upskill them around issues affecting our members in educational settings i.e. access to EHCPs, managing personal care in school, school transport etc
● Review existing and develop new education resources for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in partnership with others where appropriate
● Working with other national charities, expand Shine’s educational offer to include co-morbidities affecting our members such as epilepsy, ASD and ADHD, learning disability etc, and how these conditions may impact on hydrocephalus and learning
● Actively promote Shine membership to prospective new members, parents, education professionals and education settings, whilst developing a clear understanding of parents’ increasing expectations of their child’s education, addressing learning, equal access, rights and inequality issues
● Review and further develop the recording of education information, statistics and records on Shine’s membership database
● Develop and maintain an education service evaluation process that captures the positive impact that Shine’s interventions have
● To support any funding application highlight case studies, maintain data and record monitoring and evaluation as required
● Identify fundraising opportunities for Shine across education settings and liaise with appropriate Shine Fundraising team members
● To ensure that Shine’s safeguarding policies and processes are followed and
staff are aware that it’s ‘everyone’s responsibility’
Any other duties in line with the job role.
Experience – essential
● Qualification in relevant discipline - teaching, psychology, special educational needs
● At least 3 years’ experience of working in an education/learning setting
● A clear understanding of current education legislation in England, and awareness of key differences in Wales & Northern Ireland
● Experience of working with neurodiverse children/young people and how living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus might affect learning and behaviour
● Evidence of presenting at regional/national events and facilitating training to professionals and parents
● Clear understanding of the importance of working within safeguarding policies and procedure and GDPR
● Proven ability to work alone, remotely with others and as part of a national team
● Have the vision to review, develop and transform Shine’s education services, maintaining the focus specifically on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Experience – desirable
· Working with children and young people with disabilities, particularly Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus
· Developing and delivering opportunities to enable and empower people with Spina Bifida and / or Hydrocephalus to achieve their developmental goals
· Multi-disciplinary working and advocacy
· Successfully developing a base of local, regional and national contacts/partners who can enhance delivery of Shine’s Strategic Goals
· Evidence of marketing education services to individuals, schools and professionals
· Evidence of CPD within the education sector
Knowledge, skills and abilities – essential
· Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
· Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations and training in a variety of settings
· IT literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft 365 and databases
· A non-judgmental approach to working with people
· Enhanced DBS/Access NI check
· A sound knowledge of both child and adult safeguarding policy, procedures and reporting
· Willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends
To apply, please submit your CV and supporting statement (your statement should be no more than 2 pages A4), which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role criteria.
CVs without a supporting letter will not be considered.
Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023
Interviews (online): Friday 15th December 2023
Shine is a Disability Confident employer and will offer guaranteed interviews if a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the job.
Please note we reserve the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date, therefore we encourage applications as soon as possible.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
Title: HR Officer
Reports to: Director of Operations
Status: Full-time, initial 1-year contract with possibility of extension depending on funding
Location: Home based in the Netherlands or UK
Salary: EUR 34,700 to EUR 38,000 / GBP 30,100 to GBP 33,000
Overview: This exciting role champions Stichting Capitals Coalition’s people-focused approach to leadership and management. As a small non-governmental organization with team members in multiple countries, we recognize that it is the Coalition’s people and culture that drive success, and we are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills to help us build our team. The responsibilities of this position include fostering staff well-being, overseeing training and development programs, managing the recruitment process, facilitating employee induction, actively organizing and participating in team meetings, and promoting ongoing professional development. The successful candidate will be highly organized with an understanding of human resources good practice, particularly in the areas of recruitment, induction, and well-being. Working within our small, collaborative operations team, they will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, able to work independently and have a strong commitment to the Capitals Coalition's purpose.
Roles & Responsibilities
• Work closely with team members and external stakeholders to establish, monitor, and grow a program of support, learning, and development for the Capitals Coalition team. This includes the following areas:
- Recruitment: administering the role development and recruitment processes for Capitals Coalition including placing adverts, liaising with candidates, arranging interviews, contracting, and ensuring learning from recruitment is acted upon.
- Induction: overseeing induction processes for Capitals Coalition new starters ensuring everyone receives the information, support, and training they need to deliver their roles.
- Staff development: working with the Executive and Leadership Teams to develop and implement an annual training calendar for the Capitals Coalition, balancing individual and team needs identified through twice-yearly reviews and organizational priorities
• Organize an annual program of team meetings and activities designed to grow positive working relationships in line with Coalition operational and strategic priorities. Specific tasks include setting up and coordinating weekly, quarterly, and annual team meetings and working collaboratively to develop appropriate agendas.
• Act as a first point of contact for all queries relating to HR, well-being, and people management within the Coalition. Specific tasks include,
- Maintaining accurate records with respect to length of service, sickness, and contracting details.
- Processing relevant paperwork and contracts including any changes in terms and conditions, new hires, and contract extensions.
- With support from the Operations Director, updating and ensuring adherence to Coalition policies and procedures relating to staffing.
- With support from Operations Director and Operations Manager, providing information to support monthly payroll processes and acting as a liaison for payroll providers as appropriate.
• Use effective interpersonal and communication skills to provide support for the wellbeing of all staff as individuals and as a team through:
- Coordinating and administering the twice-yearly review process
- Coordinating and organizing annual engagement surveys to gather feedback and implement strategies to enhance job satisfaction and team morale
- Administering sick leave processes in the UK and in the Netherlands.
• Take on additional tasks as required to support the delivery of the Coalition’s operational plan.
What we’re looking for (qualities and competencies)
• Relevant experience of working in a role related to people management and/or a relevant HR related qualification.
• Experience of recruiting and/or supporting the development of individuals and teams, with a preference for experience in small, non-profit organizations.
• Understanding of legal context with respect to HR policies and practices in UK and/or the Netherlands.
• Knowledge of good practices relating to recruitment, retention, and development of staff teams.
• Proven experience working in an agile, purpose-driven environment.
• Proven experience in organizing events, meetings, and programs of work.
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with people across cultures and backgrounds.
• Open, inclusive, and respectful way of working.
• Highly adaptable with excellent time management and organizational skills, demonstrating a high level of attention to detail.
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal) in English.
• Active interest in sustainable development (social and environmental issues) and commitment to the purpose and work of Capitals Coalition.
• Competent IT user (MS Office, Slack, Trello, Zoom) with access to own laptop.
• Self-motivated and organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
• Demonstrable adaptability to work efficiently in a remote environment.
• Dutch language skills.
Capitals Coalition is a purpose-driven global collaboration transforming the way decisions are made by including the value provided by nature, people and society, and the economy. Capitals Coalition hosts an open, pre-competitive space for organizations to come together, share best practices, tackle collective challenges, co-create solutions, and champion a systemic approach to addressing nature loss, climate change, sustainable development, and social inequity.
Occasional travel as required
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Group Finance Director
The deadline for applications is Sunday December 10th 2023
Location: Within two hours of UTC (GMT)
Location Type: Remote
Reporting to: Group COO
Manages: Leads the finance unit: composed of a total of 13 staff
Annual salary: To be defined based on experience and location, budgeted salary starts at $100K USD.
Contract type: 2-year contract (renewable)
Working hours: Full-time
Candidate level: Director
ForAfrika is the largest African humanitarian and development organisation working for an Africa that thrives. Partnering closely with communities, ForAfrika brings resources and implements locally led programmes that lead to equitable growth and transformation. We are working to empower 20 million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.
ForAfrika is currently active in seven African countries, providing services and programmes from Emergency Response to Economic Empowerment. ForAfrika’s total global income is expected to be over $80M in 2023 and $150M by 2025. To achieve such exponential growth, ForAfrika wants to retain and recruit the best people and we welcome you to apply.
Purpose of role
The Group Finance Director (GFD) provides overall financial oversight of the organisation, leads the finance unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organisation. The Group Finance Director reports to the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and indirectly to the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee of the Group Board, forming part of the Executive Management team, under the leadership of the Group CEO. This position is responsible for assessing the financial performance of the organisation and its risks, including but not limited to, strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cashflow management, cost benefit analysis, financial forecasting, and overall management of the annual financials.
We are looking for a reliable professional with a broad knowledge of accounting and financial principles, a strategic thinker and an effective leader who can make sound decisions. The ideal candidate will be someone with extensive experience in the NGO sector, specifically with donors and partners such as the UN agencies and USAID.
This position’s goal will be to guide the organisation towards long-term financial success.
The job holder will have the following key responsibilities:
· Develop, guide and implement financial strategy.
· Overall financial management of the ForAfrika Group, including Mauritius, Affiliate Offices, Country Offices, and Global Support Office (GSO).
· Cashflow management.
· Financial performance analysis and reporting to EXCO, Group Board and other stakeholders.
· Budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning process.
· Develop and implement accounting policies.
· Manage the ForAfrika Finance Department, including but not limited to, the structure of the department, the employment and performance management of staff and their individual growth and success.
· Assess the benefits and risks of prospective contracts and advise the Financial Committee (FINCO) on financial impact and needs.
· Provide the Executive Committee (EXCO) and Group Board with an annual operating budget for board approval, including monthly budget and cash flow projections.
· Ensure adherence to financial laws, regulations and guidelines. This includes but is not limited to 1) interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines, 2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel, and 3) monitoring compliance.
· Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organisation including organisational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to board/s, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organisational and contract/grant budgets, management and reporting on monthly management accounts with rolling three month forecast and comparison of budget to forecast to actual.
· Over 10 years of non-profit accounting experience in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122, program regulations and compliance requirements, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.
· Strong technical knowledge and skills in IFRS principles and standards.
· Proven experience leading finance departments and working as Director of Finance.
· Extensive knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting.
· Proficient in the use of financial management software (Sage) and MS Office.
· An analytical mind with a strategic ability.
· Develop strong working relationships with colleagues across departments and seniority levels.
· Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
· Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
· Completion of a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
· Certified Public Accountant (CPA) /Chartered Accountant (CA) preferred.
The deadline for application is December 10th 2023
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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.
We’re looking for a new Country Director to provide leadership and direction to the MS Society Northern Ireland.
Director for Northern Ireland
Hours: Full-time (35 hours a week)
Location: Office-based in Belfast, BT7 with flexibility to work remotely.
Salary: £61,404 per annum plus excellent benefits
We make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our strategy is based on what people affected by MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive working environment where you'll be able to make a difference.
About this job
You’ll be responsible for taking forward our corporate and functional strategies in Northern Ireland. As a senior leader in the organisation, you’ll be contributing to the leadership, planning and policy formulation of the MS Society across the UK.
You’ll also act as the principal spokesperson for the MS Society in Northern Ireland and the main advisor to the MS Society Northern Ireland National Council.
You’ll play an important role in developing our strategic approach to supporting people affected by MS. Helping us to ensure that our priorities align with the needs and aspirations of the MS community.
We’re looking for the successful candidate to be able to demonstrate that they understand the challenges that people with MS face.
You’ll be enthusiastic and passionate about the work we do and you’ll be focused on delivering positive outcomes for the MS community in Northern Ireland and UK wide.
We recognise the significant and excellent contributions; experience; and skills our employees bring to the MS Society.
Working with external pay and reward consultants, we’re taking active steps this year to review our employees’ pay and benefits package. Ensuring we’re aligned with the most accurate and up-to-date benchmarks for the UK charity sector.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Thursday 4th January 2024
PLEASE PRESS THE 'HOW TO APPLY' BUTTON FOR MORE INFORMATION.
More about our employee benefits:
We have a wide range of employee benefits including (but not limited to):
Encouraging work life balance
- 38 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays), pro-rata for part-time
- More annual leave entitlement, based on length of employment
- Smart working options (with the opportunity to work remotely and find a smart working pattern that suits both you and us)
- Flexible working options
Caring for you and your family
- Generous sick pay entitlement
- More sick pay entitlement, based on length of employment
- Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave in each calendar year
- Free access to a GP virtually 24 hours a day/7 days a week allowing you unlimited advice, reassurance and where appropriate diagnosis
- Enhanced leave for new parents
- Free access to a confidential 24 hours a day/7 days a week helpline service for both you and your family with a specialist range of support and information
- Special leave options (such as up to 5 days paid leave for domestic or personal emergencies a year)
- 10 days paid disability leave a year, pro-rata for part-time
- 10 days paid carers’ leave a year, pro-rata for part-time
- New family-friendly benefits, including paid leave:
- In the event of miscarriage or still birth
- To support fertility treatments
- For antenatal appointments for both parents
- Cycle to work scheme
- Death in service scheme
- Health cash plans to help offset the cost of health care for you and your family
Thinking about your finances
- Enhanced salary sacrifice pension scheme
- Discounted season ticket loan and interest-free emergency loans
- Give as you earn to support other charities of your choice before tax
- New employee portal including lifestyle savings vouchers and personal wellbeing
Enriching your life at work
- Personalised development plans with a wide range of training courses and opportunities to source additional training options with your line manager
- Yearly internal apprenticeship opportunities
- New, modern offices that embrace working together both in-person and remotely
- Various opportunities to influence how we internally operate (including surveys, and focus and committee groups)
- Active and supportive internal employee networking groups for collaboration and peer support
- 2 days paid leave a year for volunteering for MS Society activities during normal working hours (such as fundraising events, or campaigning in the local community)
- 2 days paid leave a year for volunteering with other charities during normal
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and or from ethnic minority backgrounds.
We’d be grateful if you downloaded and completed the equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application.
Disability Confident Employer
We’re a Disability Confident Employer and we’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.
You can ask for reasonable adjustments as part of both our recruitment and new starter on-boarding processes.
If you need any help or adjustments to apply for this role, please contact us. You can also ask for the application materials to be sent to you in a different format. Such as for them to be sent to you by email or in a larger word format.
We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who uses our services and we come into contact with.
This is regardless of Gender, Race, Disability, Sexual orientation, Religion or belief, Pregnancy, Gender reassignment.
We recognise our particular responsibility to make sure vulnerable adults and children are protected.
We have measures in place to protect everyone we come into contact with from abuse and maltreatment of all kinds.
Your right to work in the UK
You must have the right to work in the UK to work in paid employment with us. You’ll need to share documents showing you’re eligible to work in the UK if we offer you employment.
You can find the UK visas and permits granting you the right to work in the UK on the UK Government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and aren’t able to support you with your visa applications.
No agencies please.
Community and Events Fundrasising Officer
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a can-do attitude to help us deliver our exciting Community and Events Fundraising programme. No previous fundraising experience is required, just an organised individual with a knack for building relationships, a passion for exceptional ‘customer service’ and a drive for uniting communities and raising money for charitable causes.
You’ll work within the charity’s passionate Fundraising and Engagement Team to raise funds to support children and families affected by the childhood cancer neuroblastoma and our vision, for a future where no child dies of neuroblastoma or suffers due to the treatment they receive.
This extremely rewarding role would suit anyone looking to take their first step in their fundraising, marketing or charity career. Don’t think your experience directly aligns? Don’t worry; we’re interested in transferable skills and attitude, so consider and show us how these apply to this role.
Summary of role responsibilities
- To help deliver the charity’s Community and Events Fundraising Programme, including special events, community fundraising, challenge events, individual giving, and fundraising appeals.
- To ensure excellent supporter and donor care and build long-term valued relationships to optimise income generation.
This is a fixed-term role offered on a one-year contract. We are looking for the successful candidate to ideally start in January 2024, but there is flexibility with this.
For more detailed information about the role, charity and team, take a look at the Recruitment Pack.
We aim to follow the schedule outlined below:
Applications opens: 22 November 2023
Applications closes: 10 December 2023, 11:59pm
Shortlisting: 11 December 2023
Interviews: 15 December 2023 (in person in London)
If there are any adjustments that would help you engage with the recruitment process, please let us know.
We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers. As an equal opportunity employer, we also welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
As a safeguarding charity whose work and practice are underpinned by safeguarding principles to protect children and young people and enhance their welfare, we always work in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance, and best safeguarding practices. All our roles require a basic criminal record check.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Home-based with monthly travel to Oxford and occasional travel within Europe.
- Full-time post – 37.5 hours per week
- Salary: £39,500 per annum
- Fixed term position until 31 December 2027
- Job reference code: EU Horizon Project Manager WP5
- Apply by: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
- Interviews: 19th – 20th December 2023.
- Start: 1 March 2024 or as soon as possible.
About The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare provides research, training and strategic input to national and local health programmes. The Clinical Transformation Programme mainstreams environmental sustainability within clinical areas so that it is integral to the planning of health systems and the practice of healthcare professionals. The programme is supported by our sustainability metrics team who evaluate the environmental, social and financial impact of clinical pathways and services, healthcare products and healthcare organisations. The Education Programme provides training and continuing professional development in sustainable healthcare and planetary health for healthcare professionals in the NHS, higher education institutions and medical schools, professional bodies and other healthcare organisations. The Green Space for Health Programme works to realise the value of the NHS green estate for physical and mental health, supporting NHS sites to develop their green space for the benefit of patients, staff and communities, while improving biodiversity and combatting climate change.
About the Horizon Europe Project: ‘KitNewCare’
The Horizon Europe initiative is the EU’s key funding programme for innovation and research to tackle climate change and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. CSH is part of a consortium of organisations across the UK and EU that has been funded by Horizon Europe to develop and disseminate a model for sustainable healthcare. The ‘KitNewCare’ project will focus on the medical specialty of kidney care, due to its large disease burden (e.g. 10% of Europeans have impaired kidney function severe enough to impact their health status) and its significant resource footprint, particularly in the use of dialysis in clinical settings. The main pilot sites are in Poland, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
The project comprises several inter-related work packages, with different organisations leading or contributing to each package. These include: developing the knowledge base of sustainability trends, costs, hotspots and solutions across the EU; piloting organisational and workflow optimisations and technological innovations to improve sustainability in kidney care; and upscaling, disseminating and implementing solutions identified through the development of guidance, toolkits and training resources.
About the role
The Project Manager for Benchmarking Tool & Best Practice Guidance Development will be responsible for the successful delivery of Work Package 5 (Best Practice Guidance and Tools), which focuses on the design and development of a benchmarking dashboard and converting the results of the project into green kidney care guidelines. This will involve monitoring and managing the relevant milestones, deliverables and risk registers. The Project Manager will link with the software company and part-time local project coordinators in 4 pilot clinical sites (in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland) to design, pilot and evaluate the dashboard. The role will involve coordinating with other Work Packages including on training of local teams (WP6), developing a life cycle assessment model (WP2) and impact evaluation of changes to organisational and workflow optimisations (WP3).
- Project management of Work Package 5 (Best Practice Guidance and Tools) of the Horizon Europe project on sustainable kidney care (KitNewCare).
- Coordination with other Work Packages as required.
- Support of the development of a 4-factor Life Cycle Assessment model and database which captures health outcomes, financial, environmental and social impacts (WP2).
- Support of the application of the model at the four project pilot sites (Utrecht, Modena, Madrid, Warsaw) (WP2 & 3).
- Overseeing of the design, technical development, implementation and validation of a benchmarking dashboard, based on the 4-factor Life Cycle Assessment model and database, including:
- To set up and liaise with a stakeholder group to agree the metrics for a benchmarking tool.
- To liaise with an online software provider to create the benchmarking tool.
- To pilot and evaluate the benchmarking tool with the projects’ immediate and extended pilot sites.
- Exploration of the transferability of the benchmarking dashboard to other specialties.
- Development of best practice guide for sustainable kidney care based on the findings of this project and existing guidance and research.
- Participation in consortium meetings and liaison and coordination of activities with the KitNewCare project manager and consortium members.
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Could you help to support bullied children and their families? Kidscape is an award-winning national charity looking to develop our work in Wales.
As a senior leader within the organisation, the Director Cymru will work closely with our CEO, Director of Operations and Head of Finance to ensure we continue to develop and deliver our high-quality services, build strategic networks and support the fundraising strategy.
Lead on development and delivery in Wales
Contribute to business growth in Wales
Manage Volunteering in Wales
Coordinate Delivery of Training and Workshops in Wales
Direct evaluation and impact in Wales
What you'll get working at Kidscape:
- We support flexible working
- We work remotely
- We are a family-friendly employer
- We promote staff health, wellbeing and personal development
- We are very friendly and approachable
- You'll be contributing to an incredible cause
What we are looking for:
- Ability to develop and deliver project plans, ensuring objectives and timescales are met.
- Ability to manage and motivate both staff and volunteers
- Strong understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when working with associates and volunteers
- Strong awareness of equality and diversity and ability to translate to effective action
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to network effectively
- Good planning and organisational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities to successful conclusions
- Ability to work on own initiative to find creative solutions to problems
- Experience of programme management; ideally within a child or youth setting
- Experience of developing and delivering systems and processes to support programme delivery
- Relevant, recent and substantial experience of coordinating support, advice and training to the children’s workforce
- Experience evaluating and improving services through impact measurement
- Management of Freelance associates and volunteers with a good working knowledge of HR Processes
- Developing partnerships and managing contracts with external providers
- Experience of promoting charity programmes and building networks either at a national or regional level
- Experience of people management and coaching
- Experience of setting up projects in a target driven environment
- Facilitation, training and public speaking
If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you! To apply, please go to our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.