22nd January 2018

Prospect Development Manager, Imperial College London

Prospect Development Manager Imperial College London Salary: £45,400 – £54,880 per annum Campus: South Kensington Imperial has more than 185,000 alumni forming an international community of outstanding scientists, engineers, medical professionals and business leaders. A key objective of Advancement is to build a more vibrant, engaged alumni community which is motivated to contribute to and participate in Imperial’s continuing success. As a team, Advancement raises funds for scholarships, academic positions, research centres and capital projects, securing private financial support from those who are committed to our academic mission and building Imperial’s global reputation. The Division has expanded significantly during the past few years, and is now moving towards a capital campaign. We are seeking an outstanding Prospect Development Manager, Principal Gifts to work closely with fundraising colleagues to strengthen and expand, track, and report upon this key pool of individuals and organisations capable of making gifts to the College in excess of £1 million. This career opportunity promises to be varied and will utilise to the maximum your experience gained in roles such as a Prospect Development Manager, Prospect Research Manager, Fundraising Researcher, Head of Prospect Research or similar. You will be a creative thinker, discovering prospects from outside our […]
22nd January 2018

Board Member / Governor, Birmingham Metropolitan College

Board Member / Governor Birmingham Metropolitan College Remuneration: Unpaid, voluntary role with reasonable expenses Term of office: Four years BMet is one of the UK’s largest colleges and delivers education and training to almost 25,000 students each year.  , The Corporation is focussed on ensuring the rapid improvement of teaching and learning so that it is recognised as a ‘good’ provider across all areas of delivery. To this end, the College Corporation intends to appoint an education/skills expert to its Board to support the improvement of quality teaching, learning and assessment. You will have been, or continue to be, employed as a senior post holder in a Further Education College, Sixth Form College, Multi-Academy Trust or Independent Training Provider and have risen through the ranks, having led significant improvements in student experience and outcomes for, and progress of, students.  If you have experience of being an Ofsted Inspector, that would be ideal, though we would be happy for you to have had direct experience of leading an inspection within your own organisation. With a keen-eye for data and management information reports, you will be skilled at analysing information at a strategic level and have the natural ability to constructively challenge […]
22nd January 2018

Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

Job title: Chief Executive Reports to: Chair of the Board of Directors Status: Full time and permanent Salary: Circa £100k + Pension Location: Flexible, though based in London office regularly There’s never been a better time to become Chief Executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB). With record membership levels and exceptional membership satisfaction rates, FAB is strengthening its role as the legitimate voice of awarding in the UK, and the Board are ambitious about its strategy for future membership engagement, income generation and sector-based impact. The Challenge FAB needs someone to raise the profile of the organisation at a time of key policy changes in areas of post-16 skills, apprenticeships and functional skills reform. The membership, their customers and learners need a voice, clarity and certainty, and the Chief Executive will play a key part in delivering this for the awarding sector through enhancing relationships with UK Government, Institutes, regulators and other key stakeholders.  As major reforms take shape, the Chief Executive will, through FAB, support our members to be aware of the risks ahead and to take the opportunities presented by change. For FAB you will ensure our growth and enhance our impact. The Role The Chief […]
19th January 2018

Chair of the Corporation, Richmond upon Thames College

Chair of the Corporation A maximum of two terms of four years Unpaid with reasonable expenses Approximately four days per month Our current high-calibre, Corporation has improved significantly over the past three years involving the appointment of 12 new Members.  As Chair, you will quickly foster positive relations with governors and executive colleagues and develop your understanding of the strategic direction of our organisation.  We have a fantastic diversity of governors on the Corporation, with a wide range of skills and knowledge from various sectors, communities and career backgrounds .  The CEO/Principal and Corporation plan to commence strategic planning for the 2020-2025 period soon, and you will play an integral part in this process. Your experience of business planning and stakeholder engagement in large and complex companies will be of great value.  As Chair of a progressive FE college, it’s important that you have an affinity for and understanding of further education, skills and work based training.  Whilst it is not essential that the Chair has direct experience of the sector, it’s important that you believe in education and skills standards for all of our students; regardless of their backgrounds, ethnicity or culture, and have a deep belief in the power […]
19th January 2018

Chair of the Corporation Board, New City College

Chair of the Corporation Board A maximum of two, four-year periods Unpaid with reasonable expenses A minimum of four days per month (equivalent) New City College is on a strategic journey, and making good progress with a strong leadership team in place and a skilful and experienced Corporation.  Under a relatively new group structure, a focus for us is to ensure that we provide consistency in the planning and delivery of an excellent curriculum which meets the needs of students and employers, quality assurance and data management, the improvement of finances and outcomes for students across our three Colleges. Our next Chair will appreciate the difference between executive and non-executive leadership around decision making and planning.  You will work closely with the Board, the Group CEO and Principal, together with the senior post-holders of the College, to quickly understand our strategy and plans, and bring about further cohesion of our Board; having gone from 26 to 18 Members since the merger of our three colleges. As an experienced senior leader/executive from a sector which adds value to our current Board’s profile, we do not require someone with an in-depth understanding of the FE and skills sector. What is important to us is proven experience […]
17th January 2018

Science Director, Animal Free Research UK

Science Director, Flexible Location Salary up to £55k + Benefits Animal Free Research UK (AFR UK) is the UK’s leading medical research charity that funds and promotes the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research and testing.  We work collaboratively with the scientific community to achieve our aims of reducing animal testing and increasing the scientific validity of research. There are huge opportunities ahead for AFR UK with a wealth of research now questioning the validity of animal research, as well as positive research indicating that alternative methods to animal testing can be more accurate and effective than using animals. We are ambitious to grow and broaden our profile and influence, so this role will work alongside our new Chief Executive to network, develop external relationships, and further promote the work of the scientists we fund. The successful candidate will be able to develop and deliver a strategy for the scientists that we support in the future to ensure that we maximise our impact. Your career experience will give you credibility within the scientific community, and regardless of your background, we are looking for somebody with excellent networking skills and a natural curiosity who […]
15th January 2018

Director of Finance and Operations, Early Intervention Foundation

Location: London Salary: £70-78,000 Contract: Permanent Hours: This is a full-time role although flexible working will be considered on a case by case basis  The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is the go-to organisation for evidence and advice on early intervention – identifying children from conception to early adulthood who are at risk of poor outcomes and providing effective early support. Our robust research and policy work aims to improve the development of children and young people and we want to increase the amount of early intervention that exists to improve outcomes for children and their families. We are a charity and also one of the government’s What Works Centres, generating and then disseminating the best evidence of ‘what works’ to policy makers, commissioners and practitioners in our field. EIF was set up in 2013, and now has around 20 staff and c£1.5m t/o. Over the past 12 months we have appointed a new chief executive and we are in the process of reviewing our strategy for the next five years to ensure that the case for early intervention is reiterated and strengthened, and that we move from start-up to a more sustainable organisation.  We need to be even more effective […]
9th January 2018

Three Trustees, Young Epilepsy

Three Trustees Unremunerated (expenses paid) Young Epilepsy is the leading charity helping young people with epilepsy and associated conditions in the UK. We deliver services that make a significant, and positive impact, for young people with epilepsy and associated conditions. This includes directly educating and caring for over 200 children and young people up to the age of 25 severely affected by epilepsy, as well as a growing proportion with other associated conditions, including autism, in our school and college. A truly national charity with a far-reaching profile for research and influence, we support people from all over England from our beautiful 64 acre site in Lingfield, Surrey. Young Epilepsy has moved through a transitional phase and the organisation is moving towards achieving ‘Outstanding’ status for our schools and ‘Good’ in our residential services. Our Board is on a similar journey following a recent governance review, and we are committed to increasing our efficiency and effectiveness. To help us in this regard we are seeking three new Trustees, people with the potential to become Committee Chairs. We are looking to appoint people with the following expertise: Fundraising: to help critique and support the work of the fundraising team, and bring new thinking to the Young Epilepsy with […]