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Maternity Cover position from January to October 2024
Homebased working in the UK
The Director of Development and Engagement is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works in partnership with the CEO to lead the development, delivery and co-ordination of the organisation’s strategy.
In this role, you will have oversight across several areas including fundraising, membership engagement, finance and governance and will take the lead in generating income and ensuring the sustainability of the organisation.
The post also holds line management responsibility for three members of staff delivering across multiple areas of work including fundraising, finance, and communications.
For more information, please download the job description below or visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
To apply, please download and complete our application form below. CVs will not be accepted.
This is an ongoing recruitment and interviews will be held as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.
STOPAIDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive positive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, HIV status, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. We are open to considering applications for a part-time role that would require a job share.
Job Title: Camper & Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator - Scotland
Location: Home based in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth) with extensive travel in the region (Scotland and the Northeast of England) and UK. There will be a requirement of evening and weekend work, including extended working hours as the business needs dictate as well as overnight stays. There is also a requirement to work at our residential camps which means being away from home multiple times anywhere between 3 and 12 nights all around the UK, again with extended working hours.
Salary: £24K per annum
Hours per week: 35
Closing Date: Friday 8th December - Virtual Interviews Monday 18th December
Responsible for raising the profile of Over The Wall in the UK to recruit campers and volunteers from Scotland and the North East of England for all services. To develop and manage relationships with referrers, contacts, partners, families and individuals to identify and generate ongoing engagement and recruitment opportunities. Recruitment, selection and training of adult volunteers for the region, to support young people with health challenges and their families who access our services. To work operationally as part of our staff team and with our campers and volunteers at both our residential and virtual activity camps.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Actively identify potential referrers or sources of recruitment and develop and nurture relationships, acting as the consistent point of contact, support and liaison.
· Undertake focused recruitment to support growth of partnership camps.
· Building and maintaining connections with communities in hard-to-reach areas, areas of high deprivation and ethnic minority communities.
· Advise and support families and build their trust in OTW through your camp experience and knowledge to encourage them to apply for our services and assist them with the application process as required.
· Contribute to OTW’s strategic camper and volunteer recruitment plans and take responsibility for delivering outcomes and meeting agreed camper and volunteer recruitment targets in a timely and appropriate manner, producing progress reports as necessary.
· Identify and maximise opportunities throughout the UK to positively promote and showcase Over The Wall’s services within a range of settings through face to face and virtual engagement, presentations and by other mediums.
· Identify and build strong, long-term relationships with organisations, universities, communities and other potential volunteer recruitment partners and stakeholders to increase volunteer applications.
· Building a network of connections, both at an individual and organisational level.
· Maintain an awareness of safeguarding policy and practice, to ensure the safety of service users.
· Assess and process volunteer applications, references, background checks and interviews in line with the principles of Safer Recruitment.
· Work with the Nursing and Wellbeing Teams to develop a recruitment plan for specialist roles.
· Maintain Over The Wall’s recording and data systems to ensure these are accurate and up to date at all times.
· Regular and extensive travel is required within your designated region and across the UK for face to face meetings, clinical area visits / family liaison, volunteer fairs, facilitate volunteer recruitment selection events across the UK and attendance at events for both professionals and families to increase OTW profile. This will include some overnight stays.
· Attend meetings at OTW Office or other locations in the UK as required.
· Regularly attend OTW residential camps around the UK and virtual camps as part of the operational staff team, working with children and volunteers attending our camps. This would involve long working hours including day / evening and weekends and being away from home for up to 12 nights at a time.
· Manage conflict and volunteer issues including complaints, health, behaviour and safeguarding in the absence of the Head of Volunteer Recruitment.
· Hosting visitor sessions or other events at our residential camps.
· Determine and report on resource and collateral needs to support effective recruitment.
· Undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Head of Camper Recruitment, Head of Volunteering and/or CEO that may be required in accordance with the overall purpose of the job.
· Abide by and comply with all OTW policies and procedures, especially relating to individual areas of responsibility.
· Based within Scotland, and with established connections to diverse communities.
· Experience in developing contacts and building successful relationships with organisations and individuals.
· Excellent communicator; both verbally and in writing
· Excellent organisational skills, prioritising and workload management skills
· Experience of working with a diverse range of people
· Flexible with a creative approach
· Flexible in working across other geographical regions as required.
· Experience of working independently and effective time management
· Experience of delivering training to and working with adults in complex environments.
· Experience of working in a goal orientated environment
· Proficient use of email and Microsoft Office suite
· Excellent presentation and public speaking skills both in person and virtually
· Good customer service ethos
· Enthusiastic with a sense of fun
· Ability to work effectively from home.
· Ability to travel regularly throughout the region, stay away from home and attend residential camps throughout the UK.
· Ability to work extended working hours, days, evenings, and weekends to suit the business needs as required.
· Hold a current full driving licence and have use of a car.
· Experience and/ or training in the practice of Safer Recruitment and appropriate safeguarding
· Experience of working in a residential camp environment
· Experience of producing statistics and reports
Residential Camp Requirements:
Over The Wall Camps are busy and active environments, which require extended periods of physical activity, and the lifting of heavy and bulky items, whilst maintaining high energy levels for prolonged periods. When required to attend Camp, there may be instances where assistance is needed to set up activities, support the volunteers and the camp programme.
- 6% Employer pension contribution
- 25 days + public holidays
- Flexible working arrangements
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Statement
We actively encourage applications from the broad spectrum of diversity reflected in our beneficiaries, both in terms of visible and non-visible characteristics. We aim to ensure that regardless of where you are in our community, any difference you have is valued.
We are committed to Safer Recruitment and REQUIRE a minimum of two professional and independent reference checks, with one of the reference checks being the last or current employer.
You will be responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective running of our three respite homes providing our wrap-round services:
- Stress busting Residential Respite Breaks, giving young carers the opportunity to make happy memories.
- Three- week SEAL education booster program including a four-day residential stay at Honeypot, to help young carers who struggle to progress in school due to poor confidence and self- belief that they can learn, to find the confidence that they can succeed in education.
- Wellbeing grants, for essential items no child should lack, such as a clean bed, or new school clothes.
- Face to face outreach including memory making days out at the beach, countryside, or fun park for young carers who never get this experience.
- Pastoral Care promoting the welfare of children and ensuring their needs are being met.
- Healthy Eating and Nutrition, for children who receive free school meals during term time but resort to sugary drinks and snacks during school holidays. Honeypot helps children to perfect a healthy signature dish and provides funds for the ingredients.
- Urgent Pastoral Care, for young carers and their families, who are struggling to cope.
As Operations Director you will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team with the responsibility of developing and embedding the new 3-year plan and the Charity’s values, ensuring service delivery supports the overall business strategy and plans of Honeypot, whilst meeting budget guidelines.
Please see the JD for full details.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is a fixed term position from January 2024 until the end of August 2024.
Please note the closing date for this role is 10pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023.
ImpactEd Evaluation (part of ImpactEd Group) is an award-winning social enterprise that exists to help evaluate, understand and improve impact in education. In our education system, we invest huge amounts of time, money and energy in different programmes and interventions to improve outcomes for pupils. Yet far too often, we don’t know what is working – and what isn’t. We address this evaluation deficit, helping organisations and schools to better understand what is working to make a difference to the lives of young people. We do this through a combination of hands-on partnership, training and consultancy, and our digital platform which makes monitoring and evaluation quicker, easier and more effective.
Since being founded in 2017, we have grown rapidly. In 2018, we won the Teach First Innovation Award; in 2019, our work was profiled by the Department for Education; and in 2020, we published the largest pupil-facing piece of research into the impact of lockdown, winning the Fair Education Alliance Scaling Award in the same year. Since then, we have expanded to reach over 1000 schools, 80 education organisations and more than 250,000 young people annually. We are a skilled team of over 30 people, supported by a Board with a track record of social impact and educational development.
This year we have expanded to create the ImpactEd Group, which supports purpose driven organisations to make better decisions using high quality evidence. Our strategy is currently being updated to this effect. As a social enterprise moving towards employee ownership, our commitment across all parts of the Group is to empower our partners to make better decisions on behalf of their beneficiaries and empower our team to make decisions on behalf of the organisation.
We work with both schools and education organisations such as charities, universities and education technology companies (our ‘impact partners’). Our work with impact partners focuses on helping these organisations to develop their impact evaluation methods and deliver evaluations. We divide this work into four different strands: evaluation design, capacity building workshops, use of our School Impact Platform and external evaluations. This role revolves around the implementation of the School Impact Platform in particular and focuses on some large-scale projects commencing shortly.
We are looking for a candidate who can lead on school onboarding and engagement. This means they have to have knowledge of the school context and how schools work internally as well as be comfortable communicating with different stakeholders in schools. In particular, you would be supporting schools as they are being onboarded onto the platform (meaning setting up their accounts and data collection tools) and follow up with them regularly to ensure good quality data collection is happening. You would work closely with our Impact Partnerships Officer, who will lead on the project, and our platform lead, who will provide support from a technical and product development side. You would need to be strong in written communication and enjoy engaging with schools and answering their queries.
We are looking for some of the following attributes, though you might be more experienced in some areas than others:
Understanding of the UK education system including understanding of school data, roles and terminology
Experience of working within an administrative and/or customer service role.
High IT literacy (ability to learn how to use new systems quickly)
Track record of effective process and project management.
As an organisation we care deeply about creating a meaningful place to work and supporting people to grow personally and professionally. These are reflected in our organisational values and our associated commitments to:
Agile and flexible working: responsive management, flexible hours, hybrid or fully remote working
Personal excellence: we invest significantly in professional development, including an external mentor for every staff member, an individual CPD budget, and formal and informal training and support
Mental health and wellbeing: access to health and wellbeing advice and free therapist support
Diversity and inclusion at ImpactEd Group
As a growing organisation we are committed to:
Becoming increasingly representative of the sector and geographies that we operate in
Providing a positive experience of work as part of an inclusive culture led by our organisational values
Maintaining an annual EDI action plan - led by the internal team and supported by a Board sponsor
What to expect from the recruitment process:
All applications are anonymised until the point of interview
We use a recruitment system, Applied, which debiases the recruitment process
We implement a standardised interview template and competencies matrix.
To apply, you will be asked to submit your CV and answer 3 work-based scenario questions and 1 motivation question.
Applications close at 10pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023. Interviews will take place on 12th and 13th December.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The role will be focused on leading the organisation's fundraising team in order to achieve income generation targets to match the service delivery aspirations of the organisation.
This post holder will be a fundraising professional with integrity, passion, motivation and ingenuity. The postholder will be innovative and creative in their approach in an organisation that welcomes opportunities to do things a little differently.
The key focus of the post will be:
- Maintaining and expanding the current income generation of AWARE
- Developing our fundraising offer through diversifying our fundraising plans whilst focusing on those which are effective
- Supporting the strategic development of the organisation
- Responsibility for the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the organisation's fundraising strategy
Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 7th December
Interview dates: Interviews will take place on 15th, 18th & 19th December
Please read the Job Information Pack thoroughly and then complete the Application Form for this role, ensuring you have included contact details, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the recruitment timetable.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the incurable blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future.
Our ultimate goal is to find a cure and make myeloma history. Until then, our mission is to help every patient live well with myeloma for as long as possible. We are committed to diagnosing myeloma earlier, discovering and sharing knowledge, transforming the patient experience and influencing positive change in care.
About the role
This is a new role within the Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships team responsible for developing and leading our major donor programme. Myeloma UK is embarking on an ambitious five-year income generation strategy, which aims to increase income from £5m to £10m by 2028. This position will play a critical role, working alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships to double the income we raise from major donors and family trusts by securing 5-6 figure grants for a range of innovative and life changing programmes – including patient and family support, research and advocacy. The Philanthropy Manager is also responsible for managing and supporting the Philanthropy Officer in securing mid to high level donations from individuals.
The major donor programme at Myeloma UK is established - we have a strong community of existing high-level supporters and have identified significant potential donors within our community - but these opportunities have not been fully leveraged in the past. Building on this foundation, and a major fundraising Gala planned for Spring 2024, there is a significant opportunity to transform this area of fundraising and this role will be instrumental in delivering a step change in our approach. The role requires outstanding relationship building skills, and the ability to work with high-net-worth individuals, to build credibility and trust and inspire them to support Myeloma UK.
You will be an experienced major donor fundraiser with the ability to secure 5-6 figure gifts and lead others to do the same. You will be a strategic thinker, who is ready to lead and implement our major donor strategy alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships.
We need someone with exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to nurture high value relationships and also work closely with senior colleagues, Trustees and other volunteers to build deep and long-lasting donor relationships. It will be crucial to work closely with colleagues across the charity to identify fundraising priorities, develop fundraising propositions and involve them in the cultivation and stewardship of key relationships.
You will be a skilled communicator and negotiator with the ability to communicate complex scientific information in an engaging way. We need someone who can build relationships from scratch, uncover donor motivations and convey the importance of Myeloma UK’s work to inspire support.
How to apply
If you think you would be a great fit for this role, get in touch and tell us more about yourself by sending us a CV that sets out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements together with a covering letter telling us more about you and what you think makes you a good candidate for this role.
Applications close on Sunday 10 December. Interviews will be held remotely w/c 18 December 2023. You may be asked to do a task prior to your interview.
Myeloma UK is an equal opportunities employer and always welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
Please note, you will be asked to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK prior to interview selection.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.