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We're hiring for a Programme Support Officer (International Development) based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.
As our Programme Support Officer (International Development), your starting salary will be £37418.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £41159.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.
Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £52966.00 annually, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.
Your package includes:
- Outstanding Civil Service Pension
- Flexible hours and homeworking
- Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
- Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
- Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories
Who we are
We are the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Our services are delivered through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. We have a team of excellent people, working to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.
Our values - it's who we are:
- We're a force for good
- We're experts by nature
- We live and breathe it
- We're better together
- We keep evolving
The WISER Programme Team works in partnership with FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), the global meteorological community, national governments, development agencies and NGOs, to promote sustainable development through the delivery of enhanced worldwide weather and climate services. We act as a strategic partner to deliver FCDO objectives and support countries to develop their own weather and climate capability, policies and services that protect life and property and contribute to sustainable socioeconomic growth. This is done through a programming approach that develops a network of partner projects, and offers a blend of grant with capacity development, scientific consultancy and technical assistance.
The role of the Programme Support Officer covers a diverse range of activities to support the delivery of the WISER programme. The Programme Support Officer will enable the smooth running of the programme by supporting the Programme Manager and Senior Project Management & Regional Coordination team through the operation of programme management processes, and the co-ordination of programme management actions and activities on their behalf.
As our Programme Support Officer (International Development) , the key duties are:
- Planning and scheduling - Ensure systems are in place to enable effective planning, scheduling, identification of critical dependencies and good practice.
- Risks and Issues - Manage programme risk registry and lead action on potential risk areas, working with programme/ risk manager and escalating as appropriate.
- Monitoring and reporting - Manage programme controls, reporting to the Programme Manager about the programme status and change controls. Develop and review programme performance reports in liaison with finance, project management and impact management colleagues. Contribute to and support cross-project and programme learning dissemination to stakeholders (including Funders, Partners receiving programme funds or technical assistance, Contractors, Service End Users).
- Admin - Ensure organisational tasks are carried out efficiently. Manage compliance of the programme and its partners e.g. with regard to GDPR, Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion, Safeguarding, Fiduciary diligence.
- Resources - Manage workforce, funding flows planning and resource monitoring, providing information for effective decision making to the Programme Manager. Procurement of supplies and services related to programme support within Delegated Financial Authority limits. Support Project Management coordination of Technical Assistance offer.
- Stakeholder support & coordination - Support programme provision of capacity development, guidance and supply of funding to international partners. Manage and engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with a broad set of duties, ranging from co-ordinating events and brokering relationships to drafting and signing-off correspondence.
- Financial control - Manage programme spend and contribute to the compilation of budgets. Contribute to the programme business case if required.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
- Project / programme skills and evidence of supporting projects/ programmes, including planning, resources, finances, risks and benefits.
- Strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills including the ability to understand and gather evidence on customer, organisation, stakeholder and user needs.
- Ability to capture and build on lessons learned adapting the approach, service or offer to meet customer or delivery needs.
- Strong analytical skills, underpinned with sound judgement under pressure, and the ability to identify solutions to address project delivery risks and issues.
- Willingness to travel to developing countries, with a strong understanding of working overseas and in different cultural settings.
How to apply
To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.
Closing date 06/02/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 16/02/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.
About Groundwater Relief
Groundwater Relief is a UK registered charity (No. 1167458) that provides technical help to organisations developing and managing groundwater resources for people with insecure or low water access.
We work with a growing team of international groundwater professionals and currently have over 400 registered members. Within the last 5 years Groundwater Relief has undertaken over 100 projects in 23 countries.
We are currently growing a small team of energetic, innovative, technical staff to increase our capacity as an organisation and to better utilize and engage our global membership of groundwater experts with humanitarian and development sectors.
We are seeking to recruit a Fundraising Manager to explore and develop interesting funding opportunities for the charity, working from our office on the Dartington Estate near Totnes. This is a new position within Groundwater Relief (GWR) that requires someone to coordinate all respective fundraising opportunities, and to develop and manage a GWR fundraising strategy that generates funds to further meet our charity objects.
The role will commence in February 2022 with an initial fixed term contract of 12 months. Working hours are between 20-30 hours per week. To be discussed with successful candidates.
The normal working location will be in our offices in Dartington, Devon, UK. Some scope for occasional work from home arrangements could be made for the right candidate.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coordination, preparation, monitoring and timely compilation of fundraising proposals. to trust and grant making bodies
- Development of a fundraising strategy through understanding GWR’s work.
- Research & Identify funding opportunities among institutional donors, trusts and foundations.
- Identify alignment with GWR’s fundraising strategy and support the assessment and decision-making processes.
- Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals.
- Contribute to the development of fundraising documents (be it expression of Interests/ Concept Notes/ Proposals) in line with GWR strategy.
- Ensure that contractual obligations (including visibility requirements) and reporting deadlines are known and met.
- Liaise and work with GWR team to write high quality reports, reflecting the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner,
- Coordinate local fundraising activities to build Groundwater Relief’s profile in the South West of England.
- At least one, preferably over three years’ experience of fundraising (preferably associated with WASH or the Environment)
- Experience in developing, writing, and submitting grant applications and proposals.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentations).
- Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills, proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships.
- Highly self-motivated and able to drive initiatives forwards in collaborating with others.
- Enjoys working in a dynamic team environment.
- Committed to understanding and supporting the vision, values and ethos of Groundwater Relief
- Passion for bringing about change, specifically: to improve water supply for those lacking safe access; and sustainable environmental management of water resources.
- Fluency in English.
- International development experience and knowledge
- Corporate partnership fundraising experience
- Digital fundraising experience
- Salary of £26,000 to £34,000 per annum (depending on experience and adjusted pro-rata)
- 23 days holiday plus public holidays (adjusted pro-rata for non-FTE)
- 4.5% Employer Pension Contribution
How to apply
Please send a covering letter, CV and two references by the 21st January 2022. Interviews will be held shortly after this.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Exciting opportunity to be a Non-Executive (Voluntary) Director – reasonable expenses paid
**Please note applications will only be accepted by emailing a CV and covering letter **
South West is a non-profit organisation supporting adults with a learning disability in Devon, Torbay, Dorset and Wiltshire. It is a subsidiary of Thera Trust which is a registered charity. Thera’s vision is that people with a learning disability can be leaders and should have control over how they live their lives.
We are looking for someone local to our areas of work with the skills and dedication to support our executive team to run the company. You will help us to continue our work in supporting people with a learning disability, and to develop our strategy for the future.
- Believe in our vision and be keen to support our company to achieve it, providing constructive challenge where needed
- Have experience of working in the public/third sector in social care for adults preferably for those with a learning disability
- Be able to commit to a minimum of 8 days a year for board meetings and annual events (AGM, staff awards, fun days) as well as time for communications /advice in between board meetings.
- Be willing to commit to chair a Health & Safety sub-committee for 4 meetings a year as well as time for communications /advice in between meetings.
- Have board level or committee experience
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We're recruiting for a Volunteering Officer in Reading and another in Exeter.
The Operations Volunteering Officer helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by coordinating our volunteers working in operational service delivery. This role will ensure all our dogs and customers receive the care and support required from our operational volunteer roles - without whom none of our services would be possible.
This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.
We recognise that the world looks a little bit different since the pandemic. Therefore, we’re committed to enabling our staff to work where best suits the needs of the individual, their team and the organisation. For this role, there may be opportunities to work from home as well as the office. We want our staff to flourish and work in environments which maximises their potential and best serves our stakeholders.
We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.
More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.
We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;
· Previous experience of working with and co-ordinating volunteers.
· Experience of coordinating/delivering training programmes.
· Competent computer skills, word, excel, outlook.
· Competent in using database
· Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully both verbally and in writing.
· Proven ability to plan and organises own workload
· Demonstrates understanding and ability to manage self, and work with others at all levels
· Previous recruitment experience of volunteers
· Evidence of involvement/interest in animals, particularly dogs.
· Knowledge of the charity sector and Guide Dogs as a charity
· Knowledge of safeguarding practices including safer recruitment.
For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description attached. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.
If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
School governors are the largest group of volunteers across England and Wales. They shape the educational experiences of hundreds of thousands of children and you can be part of that.
About Governors for Schools
We’re a national education charity with the ambition of making sure every school has excellent governance which drives improved outcomes for all children and young people. By finding and supporting a diverse and talented network of volunteers, we ensure schools have the board-level skills and variety of perspective they need. By developing the services we offer, and expanding our work with corporate supporters, key partners and within local communities, we are supporting schools to achieve excellent governance. It is an exciting time to be part of our organisation and make a real difference in education.
About the role
Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for conducting efficient volunteer management and recruitment, business development and partnership building, to help the organisation reach its objective of placing governors in schools.
In your role, you’ll be working with a number of different stake holders.
You’ll work with volunteers to:
Support them through the school governor appointment process, from application to placement. This involves corresponding with a large volume of people within your areas of responsibility.
Promote the services of Governors for Schools
Coordinate and be actively involved in recruitment campaigns in your region
Develop innovative and cost effective approaches to volunteer recruitment with your line manager and the Impact Team.
You’ll work with schools to:
Promote the services of Governors for Schools to schools in agreed areas.
Provide them with suitable volunteers, including recruiting volunteers for specific vacancies.
Maintain contact through the recruitment process in order to ensure timely placement of volunteers, tracking their progress on the CRM
You’ll work with Local Authorities & Multi Academy Trusts to:
Maintain and develop relationships with appropriate Local Authority governor services departments and MAT governance professionals within your areas of responsibility in order to:
Place Governors for Schools volunteers
Use communication channels to promote the services of Governors for Schools
Obtain details of governor vacancies
Increase the efficiency of the placement process
You’ll work with partner organisations to:
Provide an excellent service
Develop and nurture relationships with supporting companies, universities and other organisations to recruit school governor volunteers
Encourage businesses to adopt school governance within their learning & development and volunteering/CSR policies
Promote the Paid for Service aspect of our work to corporate organisations in order to diversify our funding
Deliver online presentations to potential governors, sharing information about the role
Ensure CRM records are up to date and maintained
You will ensure volunteer, school and company records are up-to-date with all recent activity and information.
You should apply if:
You are based in the South West of England and have a knowledge of the area
You have experience using a CRM/ATS system
You have excellent communication skills via email, phone, video conferencing and in person
You have excellent organisation skills and ability to juggle a busy role interacting with different stakeholders (volunteers, schools, partners etc)
You are self-motivated and target driven
You pay attention to detail in order to provide excellent service to our partners
You have recruitment experience
You have proven partnership building skills in order to manage accounts successfully
Knowledge of the education system
Knowledge of the role of governance
You have experience as a school governor
You have proven experience of working to targets
Salary and benefits
£24,000 – £27,000 pro rata dependent upon experience
Flexible full time working arrangements at 35 hours per week
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days + bank holidays pro rata, increasing with long-term service
Membership with HEKA, a fitness and wellness benefit
Volunteer hours given to carry out a governor role
Allocated time for personal professional development
We promote equality diversity and inclusion in our workplace because we recognise it is a strength. If you share our values and are motivated to make a difference in education you’ve come to the right place.
We understand that everyone has a life and responsibilities that work has to fit around. So we support our colleagues to manage a healthy work-life balance, to promote better wellbeing and professional effectiveness.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of our organisation. To help us recruit and retain diverse employees, we have reviewed our recruitment process and will:
Advertise on a range of job boards to reach a diverse pool of applicants
Redact identifying information from applications before shortlisting
Have staff at every level in the organisation/across our teams shortlist and interview candidates
Have set criteria which candidates are scored against to minimise bias
Involve all employees in the recruitment process
Commit to training staff on Diversity and Inclusion and hold ourselves accountable to our Diversity Policy
We’ll be reviewing applicants on an ongoing basis so early application is encouraged. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
My client is a highly rated and ambitious NHS organisation who is looking for some support in the finance team for the next 3-6 months to cover a busy period of time and year end
The main purpose of the role will be to provide managerial support to the Financial Accounts Manager and act as a deputy as and when required, for the operation of the Financial Accounts Department. You will take individual responsibility for the delivery of the department’s objectives as well as providing support for the team.
You will also be individually responsibility for managing and delivering complex financial projects, as directed by the Head of Financial Services and Planning and the Financial Accounts Manager and Corporate Accountant.
This is a key role in the finance team and needs someone with varied financial accounting experience as well as a can do attitude and the ability to react and change priorities at short notice
There is the potential for this role to turn in to a permanent opportunity for the right person as there is a lot going on at the Trust at the moment where professional and ambitious candidates would be very much welcomed