Oxfam Books Muswell Hill
Internship (3 months)
An internship at the Oxfam Bookshop in Muswell Hill is a fantastic way to gain valuable experience as a stepping-stone to your first job or to brush up your existing skills if you are thinking of returning to work - perhaps after a career break. The position is also useful as a way of gaining new skills in the world of retail and volunteer management if you are thinking of making a career change. Past interns have gone on to find full or part –time roles both within Oxfam and elsewhere.
All you need is an enthusiasm for retail or books, the willingness to work as part of a busy team and a desire to work with people – all other training will be provided. By the time you have completed your internship you will have been trained to Assistant Manager level and also have made a real contribution to Oxfam's work to end poverty.
We are looking for candidates who are ideally able to offer a minimum of three days a week, which may include one day at the weekend. The internship will run for 3 months. The role is on a voluntary basis and will therefore be unpaid - however lunch and reasonable local travel costs can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policies.
During the Internship, you will:
- Manage donations of Books, DVDs and Music
- Process new stock
- Operate the till and provide excellent customer service
- Learn how to maximize the income from donations/new products/Gift Aid
- Manage a small team and train new volunteers
- Assist the manager in running shop operations
- Deputise for the manager in their absence, and solve routine problems
- Learn the main management systems for a retail / charity shop business
- Complete daily/weekly reports, implement accounting & banking procedures
- Ensure that shop activities reflect Oxfam’s values and beliefs
- Keep up to date with Oxfam's internal communications & share any news with the shop team
The skills and competencies we require: (please note: no direct experience is needed, as all training will be provided)
- An ability to work within the shop guidelines and manage a busy workload in partnership with the shop managers and shop team
- Reliability and attention to detail
- A willingness to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative
- An interest in retail and books
- Good communication skills & the ability to follow instructions
What this role can offer you
- The opportunity to enhance your CV with new skills and experience
- The chance to gain specific retail/supervisory/managerial skills
- The ability to demonstrate experience of working within a complex charity shop environment
- The opportunity to develop personal capabilities and skills
- Be trained in shop management to the level of assistant manager
- The chance to work and develop within a friendly and diverse shop team
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Thursday and/or Friday, 10am – 4pm
Base at Clapham Junction but normally out and about in the local area
Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable experience in supporting people with disabilities? Would you like to do something really rewarding with your time? We are looking for volunteers to work with our staff to help adults with learning disabilities and autism to increase their confidence to live and travel independently.
My Community and Me is an exciting new project that’s launching in April, and we’d love for you to be involved. The project will help people improve their travel, monetary, social and digital skills. We are expecting people to be happier and will have had their lives improved by the project. They’ll feel more linked in with their friends and community outside of Share hours.
You'll support people to access different community activities such as going to the local leisure centres to explore how to keep fit, visiting local community centres to see what they could do during their weekends, shops to practice using money, kitchens to learn how to cook and volunteer centres to see what volunteer opportunities may be available. Our students are a friendly bunch and welcome new volunteers with warmth. We can guarantee you’ll get a real buzz from doing such a rewarding thing with your free time.
Our ideal volunteer would be:
- Committed to the inclusion of disabled people in all aspects of life
- Reliable, punctual and patient
- Friendly, warm and supportive of people
- A good listener
- Helpful and able to use initiative
In return for you giving up your time for us, you can expect:
- A comprehensive induction and regular training, with on-going support from staff
- An opportunity to develop new skills and make new connections
- Reimbursement of travel expenses
- Free lunch and refreshments if you volunteer for the whole day
- Invites to all our events, including Christmas parties and garden parties
- The opportunity to have your say by taking part in the annual volunteer survey
- A genuine opportunity to make a difference
To apply now, please download and fill in our short application form.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Research and recommend opportunities for new events
- Plan and coordinate events to raise awareness, raise funds, and recruit volunteers/supporters/followers
- Produce post-event evaluation to inform future events
- Knowledge of events organizing logistics and best practises
- Any relevant qualifications and experience
- Available to volunteer at least 7 hours a week
What we offer you:
- Free professional learning and development opportunities
- An opportunity to build your work experience within the field of events organizing
- An opportunity to be part of a team that is changing lives in Africa
- We will provide work reference for you
We look forward to receiving your application.
ADC Recruitment Team
A vacancy has arisen for an important and challenging managerial role in the Anglia Region. The successful applicant needs to be a good general manager, used to managing geographically spread teams and a range of issues simultaneously.
The District contributes significantly to the Region's performance, especially in the provision of first aid services to events as they include many events of national significance as well as large heritage of small community events we have traditionally covered and seek to continue to do so. It would be fair to say that challenges exist in the District, and there is work to do to help mould these and embed them fully into all units and activities.
There is a requirement that the individual attend RLT meetings and monthly District Managers evening meetings 7-8.30 pm (in person usually in Cambridgeshire or via Skype) and any personal development days both national and regional , including team days and undertake training to enable them to deliver their role. The District Manager will be required to undertake a PDR and VDRs for their team.
Oxfam Muswell Hill
233 Muswell Hill Broadway
We are a small Oxfam shop in buzzy Muswell Hill, North London.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop or enhance your Retail and supervisory skills. The opportunity to make a real contribution to Oxfam's work to end poverty.
This role requires a higher level of commitment & responsibility as you will be trained to management level.
Ideally you will be able to offer a minimum of three days a week, possibly to include one day at the weekend. Our Voluntary Internships run for a minimum of 3 months but 6 months are available too. This is a Voluntary role hence unpaid.
You will be trained in the following:
• Managing donations (clothing, accessories and Home ware) and stock processing.
• Operating the till, credit card machine and providing excellent customer service.
• Maximizing the income from donations, new products and Gift Aid.
• Assisting in the recruiting, managing a small team and training new volunteers.
• Assisting the manager in running the shop operations.
• Ensuring the smooth running of the shop in the absence of the manager (when fully trained) & take actions to solve routine problems.
• Learning the main management systems in a retail / charity shop business.
• Completing daily and weekly reports as well as implementing Trading Division's accounting policies and banking procedures.
• Ensuring that shop activities reflect Oxfam values and beliefs.
• Keeping up to date with Oxfam's internal communications and share any news with the shop team.
Skills and competencies:
• Ability to work within the shop guidelines and to manage a busy workload in partnership with the shop manager and shop team.
• Reliability and willingness to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative
• An interest in Retail and fashion
• Good communication skills & ability to follow instructions. Some IT and supervisory skills helpful
• No experience required as training will be given but must be committed , reliable & willing to learn in order to help the manager in the smooth running of the shop & to maximise the shop potential
• Honesty and integrity
• Ability to maintain an environment that is safe from hazards and complies with health and safety legislation and Oxfam procedures.
What this role can offer the volunteer:
• You will help Oxfam in its mission to achieve a just world without poverty.
• The opportunity to gain or enhance your retail/supervisory/managerial skills
• Gain experience in a complex charity shop environment.
• The opportunity to develop personal capabilities and skills for working in Retail.
• Be trained in shop management to the level of assistant manager.
• The chance to work and develop within a friendly and diverse shop Team
• Enhanced CV.
• Lunch and reasonable local travel costs can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.
Just pop in for a chat and to collect a Voluntary Internship application form or email the shop.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Role: Community Manager (Voluntary Position)
Hours: Min 8 Hours Per Week
Location: Home Based (with occassional visits to London)
Scotia Charity is a new community organisation that will aim to provide a range of community activities, programmes and services free to those who need it.
We will be a grassroots community led charity with an aim to bring people together in unity and under one community, bring people together in community spirit, while forging a family environment with an aim to bring back the collective society so that no one is isolated or lonely.
We need a Volunteer for approx. 8 hours per week to join our new organisation as Community Manager, where you will lead our community organisation, organise and oversee community activities, programmes and events in London, that have an aim of uniting people bringing people together under one community, in community spirit.
This role would suit someone who is very organised, has lots of passion for community initiatives and bringing people together to build community and community spirit.
For an application, please email your CV and we will be in touch with you regarding the Volunteer Opportunity.
Job title: International Programme Coordinator (IPC)
Reporting to PENHA Board of Trustees
Place of work PENHA office in London
Contract Duration One year (with the possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance)
Salary Unpaid volunteer/pro-bono (two days per week).
Application Deadline 15.10.2019
Start date 01.11.2019
PENHA, the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa, is an African inspired and African led organisation working among nomadic pastoralists. Its main mission is to promote sustainable development among pastoral and agro-pastoral communities through gender equality, resilience, enterprise and innovation, and regional cooperation across the Horn of Africa.
PENHA works include programme and project implementation; policy and advocacy; and research and networking within the Horn Region and internationally.
The overall purpose of hiring a new PENHA International Programme Coordinator (IPC) is to guide and coordinate PENHA international programmes towards the realisation of its mission and goals, including managing PENHA’s staff/volunteers in the London office. He or she will also contribute to: PENHA’s strategic planning, networking, fundraising efforts in the UK, internationally as well as through PENHA country offices as one of his/her primary tasks. The post holder has the opportunity to strengthen the position and enhance PENHA’s UK profile and portfolio.
Roles and Responsibilities
Fundraising and networking
- Develop/contribute to PENHA’s proposal development efforts and networking with relevant partners within UK and internationally.
- Develop a fundraising plan that is consistent with the strategic priorities of the organisation in close collaboration with the PENHA teams in the UK and the Horn of Africa where PENHA operates.
- Seek out new funding opportunities and initiate applications for grants and other funding sources in collaboration with the PENHA teams in the UK and the Horn of Africa.
Project management and liaison with country partners
- Ensure proper execution and monitoring of ongoing PENHA projects in the UK and internationally.
- Ensure production of quality narrative and financial reports for the UK and international projects in a timely manner and present to PENHA trustees.
- Manage the programmes and initiatives within PENHA UK.
Communications and representation
- Ensure regular updating of website and other online platforms.
- Keep smooth and regular flow of communication between PENHA in the UK and PENHA country offices.
- Oversee the writing and commissioning of content for newsletter and ensure its timely distribution.
- Represent the organisation externally in meetings, conferences etc. and with key stakeholders.
Office administration, management and finances
- Supervise and review staff/volunteers/interns performances.
- Manage the PENHA office by ensuring the implementation of policies, guidelines, working procedures and health and safety requirements.
- Chair PENHA office meetings and ensure proper recording of minutes.
- Attend quarterly Board meetings,
- Manage PENHA UK organisational finances and project funds, and ensure the timely completion of the annual audit and other financial requirements, including:
- Produce quarterly progress reports for the Board of Trustees and act as its Secretary.
- Produce annual reports for Company House and the UK Charity Commission.
- Ensure payment of salaries and bills.
- Maintain office financial records.
Skills and Qualifications
Desirable Educational Qualifications and skills
MA in Development Studies, Economics, Business or Public Management or social sciences or related sciences, and a working experience of environment, climate change, peace and security, gender or/and pastoralism, ideally in the Horn of Africa, would be an advantage.
- Good fundraising track record from multiple donors including the public and private sectors.
- Good leadership, networking, analytical and communication skills.
- Commitment to PENHA’s values and ways of working.
- Good understanding of the work and role of international NGOs.
- Full UK residence status.
- Experience of working in Africa including the Horn of Africa or similar experiences from elsewhere.
- Past experience of working for an international or national civil society organisation.
This is an unpaid volunteer position, but the daily food and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Please email an updated CV and a covering letter expressing an interest for the position before the deadline.
PENHA Interim Director
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Overall purpose: To build upon existing relationships between EfS and external partners and organisations; and identify, instigate, nurture and develop new relationships where none currently exist.
EfS currently works with a range of organisations including the Cabinet Office, Royal Society of Arts, Be the Business, Ashridge Hult Executive Education, Bristol Business School, Nottingham Trent University, HM Revenue & Customs, Home Office, Federation of Small Businesses, CBI and a huge range of private sector organisations large and small.
This is a new role as in the current dynamic work environment, people frequently move forward and so organisational links with EfS can easily be lost. The Partner Relationship Manager will keep EfS sighted on activities and developments in external organisations where we can work together, along with keeping EfS’s profile high, so that it retains its position as the ‘go-to’ people for anything employee engagement-related.
Duties of the Partner Relationship Manager:
- Manage relationships with partners to build the EfS movement.
- Champion and manage activities with partners to ensure good relations are maintained.
- Liaise with partners to solve issues, communicate needs and create synergy.
- Identify and source partnership opportunities through inbound lead follow-up.
- Research partners, identify key players and generate interest.
- Collaborate with the Research & Communities Director and other EfS colleagues to align our internal goals with new and existing partner relationships.
- Assist senior colleagues to finalise partnership agreements in accordance with EfS’s policies.
- Analyse and report on partner initiatives and strategic changes.
- Keep a great ongoing relationships with current partners and offer new ways to grow the partnership.
https://bit.ly/2ZgrbcR - for first-hand feedback from former volunteers and secondees, and
https://bit.ly/1C6O4ja - for our video showing why employee engagement matters.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
All of our HELP Coordinator positions are higher-level volunteer positions for more experienced volunteers with strong leadership skills, who are looking to coordinate and manage one of our own Huanchaco Education and Learning Program (HELP) projects. In this position, you would receive supervision from OCN staff and you would be responsible for overseeing and supervising the other volunteers assigned to your HELP project. There is a lot of room for creativity in these positions. You will be expected to have a great deal of initiative in helping to create the structure by planning, organising and facilitating the schedule of meetings, events, and activities for your project.
The women’s empowerment coordinator position is one of the most challenging positions we have to offer, although it can also be incredibly rewarding. The women can be inconsistent and it is going to take a while for you to build trust and strong relationships with many of them. The women come from low-income backgrounds and a generation influenced by sexism and abuse; many have migrated from the highlands of Peru, where these issues are even greater. These issues can mean that sometimes the position can be stressful, frustrating and emotionally draining and we are looking for coordinators that are culturally sensitive, strongly motivated and well grounded. Despite the difficulties, many of our coordinators with the above mentioned attributes have discovered incredible moments of achievement and satisfaction with the HELP Women project, especially in the personal relationships and individual successes they have witnessed and shared with the women.’
The Comedor is open Monday-Friday, from about 5am-4pm (although workshops can be scheduled until 6pm), which provides a very flexible schedule. In addition to the activities that you’ll do with them, the women also greatly appreciate support every once in a while with the daily chores of the kitchen, and this is also a great way to build trust and relationships with the group. Depending on how often you choose to meet with the women and their children, this position could be full time (20 hours a week) or it could be part time and split with another volunteer opportunity.
- Liaising with the Comedor social worker
- Supporting other HELP Women volunteers
- Providing the link between OCN and the Comedor
- Meeting individually and in small groups to build relationships with the women
- Supporting, attending and participating in group meetings, events, training and activities
- Offering classes or training in:
- Sewing, knitting and or crocheting
- Handicrafts and things that could be sold for an income
- Marketing, business and IT for beginners
- Literacy classes
- English classes
- Giving workshops on women’s rights/sexual education/domestic violence/hygiene/nutrition etc.
- There is also flexibility for other innovative ideas, workshops or training that would benefit the women, although please bear in mind the sustainability of your ideas after you leave.
- Age 21+
- Advanced Spanish level
- Minimum commitment: 3 months, 6 months+ preferred
- As this is a women’s empowerment programme, we only accept female volunteers.
- Mature, flexible, patient, empathetic, enthusiastic.
- Desirable: skills in sewing/baking/crafts
- Desirable: background in business/marketing, and or psychology, social work, women’s rights, gender studies, social studies, sociology etc.
All of our HELP (Huanchaco Education and Learning Program) Coordinator positions are higher-level volunteer positions for volunteers with strong leadership skills, who are looking to coordinate and manage one of our own Otra Cosa Network (OCN) HELP projects. In this position, you will receive supervision from the assistant manager and you will be responsible for overseeing and supervising all of our HELP English volunteers, and for coordinating with all of our partner schools and projects where our volunteers are teaching English. In this position, you will be expected to plan weekly meetings with all of our HELP English volunteers, to visit all of our partner schools and projects regularly, and to keep all of our HELP English resources including materials, books, curriculums and activities updated and organized. In addition, we do expect that you will continue to create new materials and resources for the project, based on what is needed to support our volunteers and to help this program continue to improve and be as successful as possible.
Volunteer roles/working hours
·Facilitate weekly meetings with the HELP English volunteers and your supervisor
·Conduct school and projects visits on a regular basis and bring volunteers to their projects on their first day
·Improve and add to the HELP English teaching curriculum
·Maintain and update the online database of lesson plans and help the teachers create interactive and engaging lesson plans
·Be creative in coming up with rewards and disciplinary policies especially when volunteers are have difficulties controlling their classroom
·Read the previous coodrinator’s manual and continue adding/editing and updating this manual
·Manage the HELP English Budget
·This role requires 25 hours a week, mostly during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm) we are flexible with you making your schedule
·Spanish level: Higher Intermediate, as you need to be able to help other teachers with issues in their schools
·Native English speaker or very advanced level of English
·Time commitment: min 3 months, 6 months or more preferred
·Patient, responsible, and strong personality
·Some experience working in a school setting or teaching English
·TEFL or TESL training would be preferred but not required
No one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so they can be the difference between life and death, and you can help us do this.
As an Area Manager you will be responsible for the overall management of a group of St John Ambulance units. You will support Unit Managers as they run their units, ensuring Unit Managers have the support they need to create units that fulfill our vision:‘Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.’
This role is ideal for someone who has some management experience and wants to enhance their skills while doing invaluable work. This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations Offenders Act.
The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 27th September 2019 with interviews scheduled for Saturday 5th October 2019 in Aylesbury.
1st Ferncroft Rainbows would like an extra pair of hands to help on a Tuesday evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Rainbows are 5 -7 year old members of Girlguiding, they play games, make things, go on adventures, earn badges, help the community and much more.
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun.
Golden Lane Housing (GLH) is a charity and company limited by guarantee. It is wholly owned by Mencap but has its own Board of Trustees. GLH has the highest rating ‘V1 - G1’ from our regulator and we are proud to have featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best not-for-profit companies in the country (no. 20 in 2017). We have also won a number of national awards for our innovative bond issues and our in-house repair service.
This is your Invitation to become a Trustee of Golden Lane Housing and help transform the lives of people with a learning disability
It’s a unique opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the UK
Golden Lane Housing (GLH) is one of the UK’s leading housing associations specialising in housing for people with a learning disability. We provide bespoke housing to meet the needs of individuals and groups referred to us by families, carers, support providers and local authorities. Established in 1998, we now provide a large range of housing types for over 1,950 tenants with a learning disability across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, working closely with Mencap and other care support providers.
We are looking for new Trustees to join the Board at a critical and exciting time. We have achieved considerable growth in recent years and we are now poised for major further expansion, funded through substantial capital resources, already in place.
We are looking for people who share our values: Inclusive, Trustworthy, Caring, Challenging and Positive. If you have skills and experience in any of the following areas, we would love you to get in touch:
- senior level housing association or local authority
- housing management/development/maintenance
- supported housing and/or tenant involvement
- knowledge or experience of learning disability, social care policy or delivery
If you don’t have experience but have a personal connection with learning disability or could help us diversify our current Board, we would still love to hear from you.
This really is a unique opportunity to use your skills to help transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our country.
Closing date: Thursday 19th September
Interviews to be held in London on Tuesday 15th October
This post is unremunerated but reasonable expenses will be paid.
Islington Boat Club - Voluntary Treasurer Trustee Vacancy
Islington Boat Club is a small charity with a 50 year history of providing access to water-based activities for young people, those with disabilities and the wider community.
We are looking for a volunteer to join our board of trustees and take over the role of treasurer.
Committee meetings are held bi-monthly in the evening and it is estimated that the role of treasurer would take up the equivalent of half a day per week.
For further details of the activities on offer at the club and of its impact on the community, please see our website.
Where the Charity is based:
16-35 Graham St, Islington, London N1 8JX
Expectation for the role
We are looking for someone who will:
·Act as Treasurer of our small charity
·Provide advice and guidance to the Chair and trustees over the annual setting of budgets and business plans
·Review monthly management accounts and advise the Chair and trustees on their implications and any necessary actions
·Represent and advise the Chair and trustees on all financial matters including the annual report and accounts
·Liaise with any audit partners
·Work closely with the Chair, office manager and professional fundraiser to ensure the smooth financial running and continued financial health of our charity
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Appeals Advisory Committee Members, BBC Charity Appeals
Voluntary role - term of office is 3 years (plus 3 year extension by mutual agreement).
Interviews will be held in London
Job Reference: BBC/TP/7237/43267
Would you like to join the BBC Appeals Advisory Committee? This committee of experts from the charitable sector was founded by Lord Reith in 1927 to advise the BBC on its work with charities. The AAC continues to advise the Director General and the BBC’s Executive Committee.
We are looking for a finance specialist.
The AAC takes an overview (and provides scrutiny where required) of specific fund-raising projects such as Children in Need, Comic Relief, St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal, emergency appeals and other projects where funds are raised for charities. They have the knowledge and expertise to ask questions and have a thorough understanding of the current charity landscape.
The AAC selects the charities that are given airtime in the weekly Radio 4 and monthly BBC One Lifeline appeal slots. In 2017/18 these appeals raised over £1.3 million. However, these appeals are not just about raising money, they allow charities to raise their profile amongst BBC audiences. Many of these appeals are for small to medium sized charities, so a robust selection process which looks at the governance and finance of such charities is important for the reputation of the BBC.
Are you the right candidate
We need to ensure a mix of expertise on the committee and therefore we are looking to recruit one new member with current experience and specialist knowledge in the charity finance sector.
Candidates should also be or have been a CEO or Senior Executive of a charity. You need to have sufficient time to give to the work of the committee and an interest in or willingness to learn about broadcast appeals. Your contract will be for three years, renewable for a further three years by agreement. The position is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be met.
Closing date: 30 September 2019.