Who we are:
Muslim Aid is a UK faith-based international development organisation that provides support to communities around the world affected by disasters, conflict, or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background.
Established in 1985, Muslim Aid has facilitated the engagement of the British Muslim and non-Muslim community in support of its work in a variety of ways. Over the years, its humanitarian work has included responses to major crises around the world including, famine in East Africa, earthquakes and flooding in Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
We place strong emphasis on long-term development projects that build the capacity of local people helping themselves. In addition to the 5 country offices worldwide we also work with multiple partner offices focusing on sustainable Development Programmes and providing humanitarian relief during times of crisis.
Summary of Role
We are currently recruiting for five new Trustees to join our Board, particularly position of Media & Communication, Fundraising & Income Generation, Finance & Audit, Strategy & Organisational Transformation and UK Grassroots Activism.
You will serve as a Trustee of Muslim Aid and as a Committee Member where required and agreed with you.
You will support the organisation in ensuring its work is aligned to its values and strategic priorities, assessing risks and developing a culture of ownership, delivery and accountability.
You will be a part of a Board, ensuring the organisation is financially viable, sustainable and can deliver its vision for the betterment of the beneficiaries we serve.
About the Role
- To ensure that we pursue our objectives as defined in our governing documents.
- To ensure that we use our resources exclusively and efficiently in the pursuance of our objectives.
- To ensure that we comply with our governing documents, charity and company law, other relevant legislation and regulations, guidance issued by the Charity Commission and relevant regulators, and thereby protect our charitable status.
- To ensure that our financial compliance commitments are met within set standards and timescales.
- To give strategic direction to the charity, developing and setting overall strategy and policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- Work collaboratively with all trustees and the executive, supporting the delivery of our strategic priorities.
- To act as an ambassador for Muslim Aid, representing the charity at meetings and facilitating network and funding opportunities as these arise.
To be successful in this role:
- Knowledge and experience of international humanitarian/emergency relief and development work.
- Strategic planning experience at senior level .
- Finance & Audit Trustee: Developing and managing financial controls and audit mechanisms, along with reporting systems. Presenting financial issues and solutions to the Board for informed decision-making.
- Strategy & Organisational Transformation Trustee: Transforming and growing a multinational charity, transitioning from a predominantly delivery-focused organisation to a primarily enabling organisation.
- UK Grassroots Activism Trustee: Developing and delivering initiatives through UK grassroots organisations, such as mosques, Muslim community organisations, and agencies serving societal needs.
- Media & Communications Trustee: Media, public relations, and communications expertise with insights into mainstream media operations and effectively engaging target audiences.
- Fundraising & Income Generation Trustee: proven track record of successful fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations to secure necessary resources for growth. Familiarity with leveraging new technologies in the fundraising process.
Why you should Apply
As a Trustee at Muslim Aid, you have the chance to turn your passion for charitable work into real action. This role empowers you to apply your skills, effect meaningful change, and actively contribute to the causes you hold dear. By joining us, you become part of an impactful organisation, where you will collaborate with like-minded professionals, gaining valuable experience in nonprofit governance and leadership. Make a difference in the lives of those we serve while shaping the future of our organisation and the causes we support.
How to Apply
Muslim Aid welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds, without regard to age, gender, race/ethnicity, or religion. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women and men from diaspora communities that are currently underrepresented on our Board of Trustees – e.g., Bangladeshi, Arab and Black African communities.
If you are interested in the roles we are seeking to fill, please review the Muslim Aid Trustee Information Pack, Role Description and Person Specification. To apply, send your completed Trustee Application Form and CV with the subject line indicating the role you are interested in – e.g., 'Media & Communication', 'Fundraising & Income Generation', ‘Finance & Audit’, ‘Strategy & Organisational Transformation’ and UK Grassroots Activism. If you prefer to apply through the Muslim Aid website, please use our online application portal.
Somewhere to shelter, feel safe, leave your possessions and put down roots is one of the most fundamental requirements for human beings, here at Threshold Housing Link we are supporting over 80 service users to do just that.
To end homelessness. To help vulnerable people create a better life and independence.
1. To prevent homelessness in Swindon
2. To alleviate the associated social exclusion of homelessness and actively assist recovery from its effects
3. Influence policy that affects homeless and socially excluded people
Job title: Chief Executive Officer
Reporting to: Chair of the Board of Trustees
Salary: Between £65,000 - £75,000 per annum, dependent on experience.
Threshold Housing Link is the leading homeless charity in Swindon, committed for over 50 years to providing shelter, support and advocacy for individuals experiencing homelessness. We believe in creating a society where everyone has a safe place to call home. Our mission is to address the root causes of homelessness and empower those in need to rebuild their lives with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to making a significant and lasting impact in the fight against homelessness.
About the role
You will be a dynamic and visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and your key focus will be to lead the organisation during an ambitious expansion programme.
You will possess a blend of strong financial competency, an open and transparent management style, and a deep understanding of or experience with the homeless or other charitable causes. You will play a key role in strengthening the workforce, creating a high-quality senior management team and a strong team of motivated employees. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, you will develop the organisation’s long-term strategy, budget and business plan and ensure excellent governance. You will act as an ambassador for the Organisation, provide the public face for campaigns and build relationships with stakeholders in local government and other associated charities, the media and businesses.
To apply, please send a current CV and cover letter of no more than 2 pages outlining why you are interested in the role.
Closing date for applications:
31 December 2023.
• Telephone screening w/c 1 January 2024
• First interview w/c 8 January 2024
• Final interview w/c 15 January 2024
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Right to work in the UK essential.
This is an opportunity to play a key leadership role in an established and well-respected organisation. Rainbow Haven's mission is to provide a place of welcome, support and opportunity for refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. We are seeking a Joint CEO (Operations) who is passionate about working with people living on the margins of, or excluded from, mainstream society, who shares our vision and ethos. As Joint CEO, you will be working with Joint CEO (Strategy and Finance). Your role will be to support a friendly, hard working and committed staff team in delivering a range of information, advice and wellbeing services. You will be responsible for ensuring our services are of high quality and that Rainbow Haven provides a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
The key elements of the Joint CEO (Operations) role are:
- Service delivery and development Staff team management and development Organisational and operational oversight
Oversee the delivery and development of the Rainbow Haven programme to ensure the delivery of high-quality responsive services.
- Develop and support awareness and understanding of the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants within the organisation and with the TEMCA Trustee Board, partners and the wider community. Build on feedback from service users, volunteers, staff, trustees, the local community and partners to develop and maintain standards and a range of services and activities that meet service users’ needs, supporting their well-being and progression. Explore and oversee the development of new areas of service delivery in line with the strategic plan, funding opportunities and staff capacity. Working with the appropriate staff members, liaise with operational partners providing services at or for Rainbow Haven, to ensure effective working relationships that benefit service users. Provide written reports to the TEMCA Board that promote understanding of Rainbow Haven’s work and development, the staff and volunteer teams and service user needs; report on changing needs, new trends and issues arising from the work and the wider context in which the work takes place.
Manage, supervise and support the staff team and individual staff members.
- Ensure Rainbow Haven provides a supportive working environment in which staff and volunteer well-being is prioritised, for individuals and the whole team. Provide regular formal and informal support to individual staff members, ensuring they feel supported to do their work well, achieve their potential and are able to develop their skills and areas of responsibility through appropriate support, work reviews and training. Provide leadership and managerial support to the whole staff team through team meetings, development days, whole team training, and team building activities. Support those staff with responsibilities for overseeing work placements, volunteers and students to provide high quality supervision; promote and support further opportunities and experience for these team members. Take the lead on recruitment for paid placement roles and support the TEMCA Board with the recruitment and selection of new staff members. Ensure appropriate employment contracts are in place and that these and other HR policies reflect current good practice.
Monitoring and evaluation
- Oversee accessible monitoring and evaluation systems and develop these to ensure data and additional information can be collected and provided in various formats as required. Review monitoring information to evaluate service delivery, service user trends and areas for development and build this into longer-term planning. Ensure monitoring and evaluation information is collated and made available to staff, trustees, funders and partners as required.
Oversee the organisational infrastructure to ensure Rainbow Haven maintains high standards of work practice and safety.
- Ensure compliance with Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Data Protection and all other operational and workplace policies, ensuring that all staff and volunteers receive appropriate training, are aware of, understand and follow the policies. Review Rainbow Haven policies, reporting to the TEMCA Board, to ensure operational policies are kept up to date and revised within the correct timeframe. Ensure all other legal and operational requirements are adhered to, including external and internal registrations, agreements and assessments. Maintain a good working relationship with the United Reform Church in its role as landlord, reporting maintenance issues, responding to their requests and addressing any concerns raised by them.
Other areas of work as required
- Work flexibly with the Joint CEO (Strategy and Finance) to provide necessary cover, as required. Occasional other activities as required by the TEMCA Board.
Shared/joint responsibilities Joint CEO (Strategy and Funding) and Joint CEO (Operations)
- Values and vision In collaboration with the TEMCA Board of Trustees the two Joint CEOs are together responsible for the effective management of Rainbow Haven and the development and delivery of all its activities and functions. Specifically, the Joint CEOs are together responsible for ensuring that Rainbow Haven: Offers a place of welcome, support, opportunity and inclusion for refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants Is a place where all staff, volunteers, partners and supporters feel included, supported and valued.
Strategy and Governance
- Together with the TEMCA Board of Trustees, develop and implement Rainbow Haven’s long-term strategic plans. Work with staff and volunteers to respond to changing needs and priorities, and plan and deliver new activities and services as appropriate. Provide regular reports to the TEMCA Board on all areas of Rainbow Haven’s work and development, ensuring the Board has accurate and timely information necessary for effective decision-making Act as accessible and knowledgeable link between the Board and the staff team.
Location: Based in Rainbow Haven, 113 Abbey Hey Lane, Manchester M18 8TJ, with flexibility for some home working as agreed with the Trustee Board and subject to the needs of the organisation.
Responsible to: TEMCA Trustee Board
Salary: Salary £42,840 per annum FTE; this equates to £30,000 pro rata for a 3.5 day/24.5 hours per week appointment. We aim to review and increase salaries annually in line with inflation, subject to available resources.
Contract length: Permanent
Hours of work: 24.5 hours per week, including paid break time. These hours are to be worked over 4 days each week (usually Monday – Thursday), with exact days and hours determined by the preference of the appointed candidate and subject to the needs of the organisation, other staff and service delivery being met. Some home working is possible but, given the nature of the role, it is expected that the CEO (Operations) will work at Rainbow Haven for the majority of their time. Occasional off-site meetings may be required; occasional evening and weekend work may also be required, with time off in lieu for any excess hours worked.
Colchester Foodbank is recruiting a new Director to lead it through an exciting period of challenge and opportunity. Demand for foodparcels is rising incessantly while donations (both financial and in-kind) are not keeping up. Successful fundraising will be critical for a viable future. A major challenge will be our likely need to move out of our current (rent-free) premises, find new suitable accommodation and adjust our operating model and finances accordingly. We are ramping up our community organisation and advocacy work to address the underlying causes of food poverty. Inspiring and collaborating with staff, volunteers, partner agencies and others to create the most effective team we can be will be a big part of the role.
So, we need someone with the skills, experience and commitment to:
- Provide strategic leadership for the food bank.
- Develop new sources of funding from grant, corporate and public donations.
- Maintain a high profile for the food bank with influential local figures and organisations and others, including on social media.
- Lead staff and volunteers to forge an effective, happy and collaborative team.
- Ensure smooth running of daily operations and tight financial management, in compliance with statutory, charitable and Trussell Trust requirements.
- Liaise effectively with partners, other stakeholders and in particular the Trussell Trust.
- Guide and support the volunteers.
- Report regularly to the Chair of Trustees, and more broadly to all trustees.
To deliver this demanding and exciting agenda we are looking for some or all of the following:
- Someone with previous experience, preferably in the charity sector, who can demonstrate a proven commitment to tackling poverty, deprivation and social exclusion, putting those in food-poverty at the heart of everything the food bank does.
- Someone with a proven track history of successful fundraising.
- A strategic thinker who can set the vision and translate it into deliverables on the ground.
- An experienced campaigner.
- A team leader who can create an effective, happy team which delivers for the people we serve.
- A skilled communicator and networker, able to develop and deliver an effective communications strategy, at ease with clients, staff, volunteers, partners, senior stakeholders and an effective advocate in the media.
- Someone with formal qualifications or proven experience in relevant areas such as financial management, human resources, safeguarding, health and safety, food hygiene and charitable legislation.
The position is currently full-time (37 hours) but we are open to consideration of part-time, flexible or job-share configurations. Some flexibility (e.g. occasional weekend or evening working) may be required. Salary is £40k, negotiable.
Colchester Foodbank is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from those of all faiths and of none.
Please set out in your covering letter why you think you are the right person for this role. Please include in your CV the names of 2 references (which will only be taken up in the event of an offer).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Contract: Part time, Casual
Opera North is England's national opera company in the north and a leading European arts organisation. Based in Leeds, the company is committed to producing work of the highest quality that excites, challenges and entertains. We tour throughout the north of England, and also nationally and internationally. Acclaimed for its imaginative programming and innovative productions on the main stage, Opera North also programmes its own venue, the Howard Assembly Room with an enormous diversity of activity.
Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, Opera North is looking for experienced and well-motivated individuals to join our board of trustees.
We are especially keen to hear from potential trustees who have experience in IT, Marketing and Communications, Sustainability best practice and/or knowledge in the artform.
This is a voluntary position.
Opera North is committed to the Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity in all aspects of our recruitment and employment practices. We actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds – including members of the Global Majority – who are currently underrepresented in the workforce.
Registered Charity No. 511726
You may have experience in the following: Trustee, Board Trustee, Non-Executive Director, Board Member, Charity Trustee, Non-Profit Trustee, Governance Trustee, Volunteer Trustee, Committee Trustee, etc
This is an exciting time to join our community. In the past year we have rapidly grown our staff team and our programme of activities and support, providing essential support to hundreds of people.
West London Welcome (WLW) is a community centre and registered charity run for and with refugees, migrants and people seeking asylum, working together with local people to provide a safe, positive experience of community to reduce isolation, build inclusion and confidence, and challenge injustice.
Each week at WLW brings unique joys and challenges. We support hundreds of people from 52 different countries with a range of immigration statuses, providing community support, English classes, advice, hot food, a foodbank, clothing, childcare, and social and creative activities. We take a holistic approach to support the needs of our members, from the practical and social to the emotional and playful.
We are looking to recruit a trustee who has the skills and experience to:
- Chair the Finance and Audit sub-committee of the Board.
- On behalf of the Board, work with the executive team to oversee the production of the WLW’s annual budget, management accounts and annual financial statements.
- Provide advice, scrutiny and support to WLW's executive team on financial matters.
- Act as the Board lead on scrutiny of financial strategy and risk.
- Have some knowledge of the refugee/migrant sector - for example, experience of volunteering or working within the refugee and migrant NGO sector in the UK or abroad. This could include either volunteering or working directly for an NGO, or in another related capacity such as with a campaign.
- Be someone who is passionate about the work of WLW and supporting people in our community.
Trustee General Duties
In addition, we are looking for someone who has the skills and experience to:
- Ensure that WLW complies with its governing document (its constitution), charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- Ensure WLW pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
- Ensure WLW applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e. it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they appear to be.
- Contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to WLW, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- Safeguard the good name and values of WLW.
- Ensure the financial stability of WLW.
- Protect and manage the property of WLW and to ensure that proper investment of WLW’s funds.
- Support WLW’s Executive Director and monitor her performance.
- In addition to the above general duties, a trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, evaluation or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
Minimum Time Commitment
- The Board generally holds meetings at least four times per year. These normally take place in the early evening and last approximately two hours. There may also be additional occasional training sessions.
- Trustees should also support WLW at informal fundraising and other events as part of their ambassadorial role as well as making make regular visits to our centre.
- This is a voluntary position, but trustees can claim out of pocket expenses such as those incurred in travelling to meetings.
- Occasionally quick decisions on urgent matters need to be made. Trustees should be available via WhatsApp as well as at regular board meetings to provide needed input/advice.
Trustee candidates must have:
- Finance experience;
- A commitment to the mission of WLW;
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort;
- Strategic vision;
- Good, independent judgement;
- An ability to think creatively;
- A willingness to speak their mind;
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship;
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of WLW;
- A satisfactory DBS disclosure;
- Satisfactory references.
Interested applicants should review the duties and person specification detailed above, and send their CV and a covering letter via CharityJob to Joanne MacInnes, Director, by 7 December 2023.
Interested applicants should review the duties and person specification detailed in the advert, and send their CV and a covering letter via CharityJob to Joanne MacInnes, Director, by midnight on 7 December 2023.
As Clerk to the Trustees you will be well organised, have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be comfortable and familiar with Word, Microsoft 365, Excel.
Experience in a similar role and an understanding of the Charity Commission clerical and compliance requirements, as laid down in the regulations, is required plus a working knowledge of GDPR.
The role of the Clerk is to also prepare a small number of documents and to advise Trustees about Charity Commission regulations to ensure compliance is maintained. The ideal candidate will have experience in servicing meetings for a town or higher tier council, or a significant voluntary organisation or company.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
An opportunity for a Treasurer/Trustee to join Vibrance, and help us make a real difference.
About the role:
Vibrance is a registered charity, established for over 30 years, supporting adults with a disability in London and Essex. We are looking for an exceptional person to take on the role of Treasurer/Trustee. The successful candidate will have a background in finance, strategy, governance and risk management overseeing a charity with an annual turnover in excess of £15m.
As well the skills and experience listed below applicants must be able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards disability and the principle of people with a disability being on control of their lives.
This is a voluntary post, with expenses paid.
Skills and experience:
- Practising or retired from senior finance professional (i.e. Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance Director)
- AAT qualified
- Highly numerate and financially aware
- Ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board
- Experience of business planning
- Proficient IT skills, including Microsoft Excel
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Willingness to commit sufficient time to the Treasurer role
- Eligible to be a Trustee
- Experience working in the charity sector
- Previous member of an executive board
Who we are
PACE is a grassroots play charity based in the London Borough of Camden, originally founded in 2011 by a group of parents and play work professionals who created a mission to create and sustain high-quality, inclusive and responsive services that improve the well being of children, young people and their families. They wanted to ensure that children and young people (from 2 – 18 years) have positive play and learning experiences in a safe, fun and stimulating environment; and to help to improve their well being by developing their emotional, educational, physical and social skills.
PACE also offers other family services by providing early intervention measures to increase the life chances, and support families who are at risk of social exclusion; and provide quality, affordable childcare and other holistic family services, giving parents and carers support, respite, and opportunity to access work and training.
The opportunities we’re offering
PACE is seeking up to 4 new Trustees to join the Board of Trustees and contribute their skills and experience.
The trustees are responsible for the administration of the charity, and in contributing to strategies that will future-proof the organisation and help to maintain, or improve its CQC and Ofsted ratings.
The skills and experience we’re looking for
We are open to candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds, however we are particularly interested in candidates with a leadership background in children’s services or health and social care, or demonstrable skills and experience in one or more of the below areas:
· Enterprise / business development
· Strategic planning
· Impact reporting / monitoring & evaluating performance
· Property and tenure
We particularly welcome applicants from an ethnic minority and those who are disabled or the parent of a disabled child or parents of our service users, as we aim for our Board to be as representative as possible of our beneficiaries.
How to apply
If you share our vision that all children and young people should have a healthy, happy childhood and a resilient, supportive family, please apply via the link with:
- Your current comprehensive CV with details of two referees (who will not of course, be contacted without your prior knowledge and consent;
- A supporting statement highlighting your ‘fit’ for the role and affinity for our cause
Deadline for applications is: 30th September 2023
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are a charity organisation, put together under Trussell Trust to provide a service to our local Hackney community. We are looking for a trustee with a strong academic legal background. Previous experience as a trustee is desirable, but not essential. We are a small organisation growing rapidly and require a trustee with a clear understanding of social welfare, with the ability to think strategically and support other trustee members.
Hackney Foodbank is aiming to achieve no less than a hunger-free Hackney, where everyone can afford to eat. We support people in crisis or trapped in poverty with compassion and dignity. We do this by providing emergency food parcels, which offer practical, immediate relief in moments of need, and by connecting people with local organisations who can help them address the root causes and wider effects of poverty in their lives. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
As a Trustee, you will have a strategic role in evaluating how we conduct ourselves as a charity as we move towards the vision and plans of Hackney Foodbank.
You will be responsible for strategic matters with the team of trustees along with the chairperson and maintaining the high governance standards. As a trustee you will have a pivotal role in contributing to the effectiveness of the Board and individual directors, both inside and outside the board room.
You will be responsible for ensuring that there is effective communication with the Management Team and with other members of the board.
Becoming a Trustee for Hackney Foodbank can be an exciting and fulfilling role. The role is to ensure that Hackney food bank fulfils its duty to visitors and delivers on its vision, mission and values. The board of trustees are both jointly and individually responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
The statutory duties of all trustees include:
- Ensuring the organisation complies with its governing document (pursuing the objects as defined in it), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- Ensuring services are provided in line with Hackney Foodbank policies and procedures and contractual requirements.
- To ensure sound governance of Hackney Foodbank.
- Maintaining financial control and ensuring the organisation does not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
- Contributing actively to the board of trustees in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- Ensuring financial stability of the organisation, protecting and managing any charity property and ensuring the proper investment of the charity's funds.
- Drawing up and monitoring the implementation of internal policies which must include equality and diversity, safeguarding, as well as health and safety policies and key human resources policies, including grievance and disciplinary policies.
- Be an active trustee, making your skills, experience and knowledge available to Hackney Foodbank and seeking to do additional work outside trustee meetings, including sitting on sub committees.
- Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation and helping maintain effective board performance.
- Ensuring the organisation complies with relevant legislation.
- Jointly with other trustees, holding the charity "in trust" for current and future visitors.
- Activities must be undertaken in compliance with the organisation’s Memorandums and Articles of Association, Charity Commission regulations and Hackney Foodbank Trustee code of conduct.
There are over 900,000 people with dementia in the UK. This will increase to over one million by 2025 and 1.6 million by 2040.
Dementia UK is the specialist dementia nurse charity. Our nurses, called Admiral Nurses – who we continually develop – provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Over the last three years we have increased what we can deliver for families living with the effects of dementia by significantly expanding our clinical services, increasing our income and our national awareness.
We are now looking for a Clinical Trustee to join our highly skilled Board.
Location: Hybrid – with physical attendance at London based Board meetings and online attendance at subcommittee meetings
Hours: Ability to give on average 1 day per month commitment
This is an unremunerated position, with reasonable expenses paid
This is an exciting time to join Dementia UK. Over the past ten years, Dementia UK has grown from 24 to 240 staff, from £1million to a near £20 million charity, and from 84 to 442 Admiral Nurses. Firmly rooted in our values, this sustainable growth has meant making a real difference to families living with the effects of dementia and the complexities it can bring. Continuing to increase the number of Admiral Nurses is a central part of our current five-year strategy, with our next strategy set to launch in 2025.
The role of clinical Trustee will be to support Dementia UK’s continued growth of our clinical presence and the support we offer to people affected by dementia across the UK. The clinical Trustee will have the clinical skills, knowledge and expertise to help drive the charity forward, shaping our strategy for the future.
We are seeking:
- Clinical experience of health care at a senior level, including those outside of dementia and no longer practising
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
- A commitment to Dementia UK, its vision and values
Dementia UK is committed to achieve greater diversity in its Executive Team and Board and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.
Further information and details on how to apply please click on the “Apply via Website” Button.
To arrange a discussion about the opportunity, please contact our retained advisors Anna Gardet or Hayley Sheldon at Prospectus
Closing date: Sunday 14th January 2024
Interviews with Prospectus: 22nd-25th January 2024
Panel interviews with Dementia UK: w/c 29th January 2024
The successful candidate will be invited to attend the 27th February Board Clinical and Professional subcommittee meeting, with a view to being co-opted onto the Board during the Board meeting of 20th March 2024.
Creative Support is a national organisation with charitable status providing person-centred care and support to people across England with a wide range of needs. We are also a Registered Social Landlord managing around 1,000 units of supported housing.
Our work is overseen and governed by our Board of Trustees. We are seeking a PA to the Board to provide the Chair and the trustees with all necessary administrative and secretarial assistance. This is a responsible position which will offer great job satisfaction to someone with a conscientious and proactive approach. The role will involve:
· Liaising with the Chair and trustees to forward plan and schedule meetings.
· Managing communications and correspondence for the Chair and trustees.
· Organising meetings and sending out invites and virtual log-ins.
· Managing room bookings, refreshments, travel arrangements and payment of expenses.
· Arranging meetings between the Chair, trustees, the CEO and other officers as required.
· Agreeing the agenda for Board Meetings with the Chair.
· Making arrangements for presentations and internal/external speakers.
· Liaising with the Executive Team regarding preparation for meetings and any follow up.
· Taking accurate and professional minutes of Board meetings.
· Collating, uploading and sending out minutes, reports and other papers for Board meetings.
· Keeping records of attendance and apologies and any possible conflicts of interest.
· Maintaining all records in good order and managing the online Board portal.
· Organising the Annual General Meeting and any other General Meetings and events.
· Co-ordinating the recruitment and induction of new trustees.
· Being a point of contact for trustees and shareholding members.
· Supporting the Company Secretary in undertaking their role and duties
· Any other duties reasonably requested by the Chair, CEO and Company Secretary.
Applicants for this role will have significant prior experience gained in a responsible secretarial or administrative role. Experience of working for a charity or in a social care or public service organisation would be helpful. You will be proactive, professional and able to maintain confidentiality. You will be well-organised, able to prioritise work and to achieve deadlines.
You must have good communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively and coordinate the work of others. You must be helpful and responsive to requests for assistance from the Chair and trustees. You will be willing to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the organisation and trustees, including attending evening meetings.
A good standard of literacy is required and you must be competent in the use of IT and online applications including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You will be conscientious and diligent in managing data and information and keeping records on behalf of the Company Secretary. You will be willing to work flexibly, including attending evening meetings.
Benefits of working with Creative Support:
· Friendly and supportive work environment
· Career development opportunities
· High level of training and development through our Creative Academy
· Pension with company contribution
· Free life assurance
· 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, plus an additional day off for your birthday
This job could be full time (37.5 hours) or part-time by agreement, subject to a minimum of 22.5 hours. This post is not suitable for home working. Our offices are readily accessible on public transport as we are based in in the centre of Stockport close to the mainline train station and with frequent buses to Manchester. Creative Support is a welcoming and inclusive Equal Opportunities employer.
We are a passionate, inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. As a Disability Confident Employer we welcome applications from people with a disability, and as a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion we actively encourage applications from the LGBT+ community.
We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.
We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed.
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!
This is the most senior administrative position in the organisation and as such provides key operational support to the CEO, Trustees and members of the Senior Leadership Team. Additionally, the role is responsible to ensure that effective communication, business processes and collaboration occurs across the leadership of the organisation. The role has a coordinating function for organisation-wide events, gatherings and communications.
Keychange is a Christian Charity working in elderly social care and homeless communities. Keychange provides care, support, development, and well-being services across eleven sites in England, consisting of nine residential Care Homes for older people and two Housing Communities for young people. Our office in London supports communities with central services to enable them to operate at the most effective level with focussed on delivering quality care.
It is important that all employees understand and sympathise with the Christian vision, ethos and culture of the organisation. This role is hybrid, with 2 days a week in the office located at Keychange’s Central Office in Waterloo, London.
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CAPE a dedicated mental health charity in West London that provides life transforming and lifesaving services to people suffering from complex mental health issues is seeking a new Chief Executive.
Job title: CEO CAPE
Reporting to: Chair of the Board of Trustees
Salary: £60-65,000 per annum. (25 days leave + bank holidays) + pension contribution and EAP membership
Location: West London. W3 Montpelier Avenue, London W52XP
CAPE began more than 25 years ago with a focus to serve the unmet social and support needs presented by those experiencing complex mental ill health. The service has developed, piloting new models of working and has shifted its emphasis by delivering strength based 1:1 psychological support and focused therapeutic services. CAPE helps our clients to articulate their own individual needs and assists in signposting to other specialist and community services. This is a challenging time as the demand for our service is high but an exciting one as we look for a new leader to help us set our future direction and expand our services.
Our income is around £600,000 per annum supported principally by local authority funding, National Lottery and other Trusts and Foundations. Our trading arm Cape Shops London supports the charity through its earned income and Gift Aid donations.
About the role
We are looking for someone who:
Is passionate about mental health
Has experience of working in the voluntary sector
Is an experienced CEO or someone who is ready to take the step into a CEO role
Is an effective ambassador, who can engage, lead and motivate people to deliver our ambitious goals.
For further information about CAPE please visit our website.
To apply, please send a current CV and cover letter no more than 2 pages outlining why you are interested in the role.
1st Interviews: Week Commencing 8th January 2024
Candidates are encouraged to direct any questions to our current CEO Tracey Harrington
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Right to work in the UK essential.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Reports to: Chair of Trustees
Application Deadline: Friday 29 December 2023
Interview: TBC in early January
Start date: Feb 2024
Hours of work: 2 days / 14 hours per week
Salary: £45,000 per year, pro rata
Contract: Permanent with 6-month probation.
Location: Hybrid. We have an office in London, currently the team often work from home with one day a week in the office, preferably together on the same day.
Caspari Foundation is the UK’s only provider of Educational Psychotherapy in schools and is the UK’s leading trainer in this child psychotherapy modality. This approach was pioneered by Irene Caspari in the 1970s and bridges the gap between education and therapy.
It offers a safe way for children to explore and make sense of experiences that may be blocking their development and educational attainment. The aim is to help them to learn about themselves, improve their relationships with peers and staff, gain confidence and, ultimately, to experience the joy of learning.
The Caspari Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender identity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, age, class or culture.
Caspari Foundation is forward thinking, progressive and fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We expect all employees to be engaged with their own learning in this area.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and conscientious individual with strong financial and administrative skills who would like to work with an organisation that is dedicated to improving the lives of children through Educational Psychotherapy.
The role is a wide-ranging senior management role and would suit someone with previous experience of operations and fundraising in the charitable/third sector.
To lead the business management of the Foundation reporting to the
To be responsible for the financial and administrative management of Caspari Foundation in a manner that reflects the Foundation’s core purpose and secures its future.
To provide leadership in refining and implementing strategy in order to deliver the current objectives of Caspari Foundation. We currently have a 3-year business development plan in place.
To bring vision in devising future plans and setting future objectives for the further strategic development of Caspari Foundation.
To build the reputation and profile of Caspari Foundation and to represent the Foundation publicly.
To support and leverage efforts to enhance the reputation, build awareness and communicate the benefits and value of Caspari Foundation’s work amongst the community of professionals in psychotherapy, education and relevant political spheres important to the future of the foundation.
To identify funding streams from trusts, foundations and government bodies.
To work in partnership with the Course Director focusing on both the strategic development and the day to day running of the Caspari Foundation.
To lead in planning operational activities and the strategic development of the Caspari Foundation within agreed short, medium and long-term time frames.
To oversee the development and periodic review of Caspari Foundation’s policies, procedures and practices.
To ensure the efficient financial, administrative, IT, personnel management and development of the Caspari Foundation.
To manage the bookkeeper and other self-employed contractors engaged from time to time, including the accountant.
To review general progress towards strategic objectives taking into consideration the development of policy and practice.
Prepare and lead together with the Trustees, the UKCP 5 yearly inspection – the UKCP’s Organizational Membership Review in 2025.
To devise, implement and regularly review the fundraising and income generation strategies necessary to deliver the Caspari Foundation’s objectives.
To ensure that all services are delivered within budget and that all personnel comply with financial control procedures.
To devise a marketing programme for the Caspari Foundation which will improve revenue from existing training opportunities, and which will facilitate the geographic spread of the Caspari Foundation’s work and influence.
To identify relevant professional bodies on which Caspari should seek or improve its representation in order to grow the Foundation’s influence in professional and political circles
To represent Caspari on committees, in conferences and to public bodies and the media in a manner consistent with its core purpose.
To oversee queries, contact and contracts with freelance Educational Psychotherapists for the Adoption Support Fund.
To lead on GDPR compliance.
To liaise with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Charity Commission as necessary.
To prepare for and organise with the Board of Trustees the AGM.
To liaise with the Assessment Board and Course Director to maintain standards of training and education.
To prepare the bi-weekly newsletter for members sent out using Mailchimp.
To continue and develop a social media strategy for promoting the Caspari Foundation’s courses.
To receive and respond to enquiries from members, schools and other organisations and members of the public.
To liaise with the Landlord regarding accommodation and facilities.
To work with the Course Director on the expansion of the current Adv Dip programme re premises, timetabling, recruitment of staff, managing Thursday evenings.
To liaise with the Trustee responsible for our member reaccreditations each year.
The post is subject to an enhanced criminal records check by the Disclosure and Barring Service
Training and Qualifications:
· Educated to degree standard or equivalent in a related field or demonstrable experience and knowledge as listed below.
Knowledge and Experience:
· Experience of business administration.
· Experience of project management and working with funders/stakeholders and multi-disciplinary professionals.
· Commitment to and understanding of DEI.
· Ability to work alone or in a small team.
· Knowledge & experience of social media, website development and management of content.
· Experience in the charitable/third sector.
· Experience and knowledge of co-ordinating one-off training, CPD, workshops and evaluating effectiveness.
· Experience of management in an educational environment.
· Experience of receiving and providing supervision / work reflection / appraisal.
· Experience in setting and managing budgets, for example: projects, resources, training.
· Experience of supporting training & delivery of training programmes for use in schools & other settings with children & young people.
• Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, accurate spelling and attention to detail.
• Be able to demonstrate numerical competency.
• Ability to demonstrate creativity and enthusiasm for the work.
• Ability to work on-line communication platforms such as Zoom, Google Share documents, Microsoft Office, Teams;
• Be able to demonstrate advanced IT Skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Google Share, Outlook).
• Able to convey a warm, empathic and calm professional approach working within Caspari's small staff team and communicate well at all levels.
• Ability to work autonomously, but also collaboratively.
• Have a proactive approach to problem solving.
• Ability to work confidentially and non-judgementally.
• Ability to manage own workload and prioritise conflicting deadlines.
• Ability to self-care when working under pressure.
How to apply
Please send the following by 10.00 am Friday 29 December:
· CV, max two sides of A4
· Application letter, one side of A4 outlining your relevant skills and experience and what you feel you can bring to the work of the Foundation
· We will invite shortlisted candidates to an evening Zoom interview in early January (dates TBC)