9th January 2017

Chief Executive, The Hackney Pirates

London £45-50,000 dependent on experience The Hackney Pirates is a dynamic, passionate, and ambitious charity dedicated to supporting children who face disadvantages and who are under-attaining at school.  Established in 2010 we have developed a unique learning programme and pioneered a distinctive approach to working with young people to develop their literacy, confidence, and perseverance. To date we have already supported over 1000 young people. We are a strong and stable organisation with a team of skilled, experienced, and passionate trustees, staff members and volunteers. As our founding Chief Executive moves on to pursue new adventures we are now looking for an inspirational, ambitious and creative leader who can build on our achievements to date and spearhead our next stage of development which will see us expand our work with more children, both in Hackney and in new locations. You must share our values and ambition to support more children in their learning and bring a real passion for working alongside young people to help achieve their full potential. Our ideal candidate will bring senior experience within an innovative/dynamic education organisation, social enterprise, or charity but we are open-minded about background as long as an individual can be immediately credible […]
6th January 2017

External Trustee, Northumbria Students’ Union

Un-remunerated   Northumbria Students’ Union (NSU) is an ambitious, multi-award winning, and high performing organisation. It was named Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year by NUS in 2011 and was ranked 12th out of 121 in the Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey 2016. We are completely focussed on our mission to “have a positive impact on the lives of all our students” and our organisational values are Democratic: Inclusive: Ethical: Innovation: Quality: Partnership. As a registered charity the Board of Trustees of the Students’ Union has a crucial role to play to ensure that the organisation’s strategic goals are relevant to the needs of our members and that all our resources are used efficiently to achieve those aims. As we look ahead to developing our new strategy, we seek a strategic, progressive and commercially oriented Finance professional who is financially qualified and  can assist us in continuing to optimise our current income generating opportunities and help us explore other areas, drive efficiencies and ensure continuing financial sustainability. We are open to your background but you must combine strategic nous with an approach which is looking for continuous improvement, to contribute to our high performing organisation and support our […]
19th December 2016

Professional Development Manager, IEMA

Salary: Up to £35k per annum, for an exceptional candidate Location: Lincoln, LN6 7AS (with flexible working, including the ability to travel and work from home) As the largest environment and sustainability professional body in the world, IEMA’s 14,000+ members from over 100 countries together use their skills, knowledge and experience to transform their organisations and resolve the conflicting challenges that society now faces: people, planet and profit. In doing so they are making their specific contribution to the climate change and sustainability objectives set by world leaders. The environment and sustainability profession will be one of the most important of the 21st century. As Professional Development Manager you will be getting to grips with the professional development needs of our members and the organisations for whom they work, and translating them into an engaging programme of training and development that enables them to succeed in the face of the challenges that the environment and sustainability agenda present. You will build a business case for, and manage the development of high quality new training products and also devise and build robust support mechanisms for members to help them upgrade towards full membership. You will work with our full range of […]
12th December 2016

Chief Executive, St Clare Hospice

£85-95k + benefits Hastingwood, Essex St Clare Hospice is a highly regarded independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the West Essex and East Hertfordshire community. Building on the foundations of more than 25 years’ work, we support and care for people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses, as well as for their families and carers. Our core services include an 8 bed in-patient facility, Hospice at Home, and a range of day services, therapies, support and information for patients and their families. We are also planning to launch a children’s bereavement service in 2017. St Clare Hospice is a registered charity receiving around 40% of its funding from the NHS. We rely on the generosity of our local community to fund the remaining 60% of our costs. This comes from many individuals, events, local businesses, trusts, schools, community groups, our shops, our lottery and gifts in Wills. Our highly committed and successful current Chief Executive is leaving to pursue new opportunities and so we now seek an experienced and credible leader to pick up the baton and help shape our next stage of development. We are poised to shape and deliver a new strategy and so you will be arriving at […]
6th December 2016

Director of Corporate Services, Brook

  Location: Old Street, London EC1 or Liverpool city centre (with regular travel to each office) Salary: £66,581 plus £3,947 London Weighting (if applicable) Brook was founded over 50 years ago as a pioneering health service providing unmarried women with access to contraception and support. Today, we are proud to be the leading wellbeing and sexual health charity for young people working with over 250,000 young people each year. We are now looking for an exceptional Director of Corporate Services to join Brook as we enter the next chapter in our story. Working with a national remit, you will ensure the achievement of Brook’s vision, aims and objectives across a complex and evolving organisation. Your key focus will be leading key objectives that strengthen the organisation ensuring strong performance management as we continue to improve our systems and process and develop our people. As part of the Executive Team, you will successfully implement Brook’s financial planning, and will provide direction and leadership on financial strategy, financial management and processes, and on human resource management, CRM systems and IT. We are looking for a financial strategist and manager who is able to juggle competing and time-bound priorities and has demonstrable experience […]
5th December 2016

Head of Social Innovation, Design Council

Salary: £60k, plus benefits Based: Exeter, with regular travel across the South West England region and London Design Council is a charity and is recognised as a leading authority on the use of strategic design.  We use design as a strategic tool to tackle major societal challenges, drive economic growth and innovation, and improve the quality of the built environment. Our approach is people-centred and enables the delivery of positive social, environmental and economic change. We address all aspects of design including product, service, user experience and design in the built environment. We are the UK government’s adviser on design. This role focuses on the development and delivery of one of Design Council’s core programme portfolios, addressing the use of design to tackle issues in Health and Wellbeing. This portfolio of programmes applies design methods to create and develop new systems, products, processes, and services to increase health and wellbeing, reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and help people lead fulfilling lives. The cornerstone of our Health & Wellbeing portfolio is Transform Ageing, a collaborative programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The programme takes a pioneering design-led approach to improving people’s experience of life as they age by bringing together people […]
28th November 2016

Trustees, Nacro

Voluntary Nacro is a successful, progressive, and impactful social justice charity working throughout England and Wales. We help the most vulnerable in our communities to turn their lives around and reach their full potential, addressing social exclusion, and inequality of opportunity. Currently celebrating our 50th anniversary, our values of being courageous, inspiring, and reliable shine through our work which covers both service delivery, policy development and campaigning. We work across four main areas; Education, Housing, Justice and Health and following a period of significant change, we have a new strategy and robust operating model to enable us to maximise our impact in communities. Whilst the financial and social climate in which we work remains challenging, we are un-wavering in our commitment to extend the services we offer to socially excluded and vulnerable people and pioneer approaches that improves life chances. A year into our current strategy, we have already seen some positive developments, including the merger of Totton College into our growing education provision, and reinvigorating our service user involvement through our Nacro Community Voice Council. We continue to develop Innovatory services such as the Aenid Project to support long-term unemployed clients. Following a skills audit and anticipating the departure […]
21st November 2016

Director of Fundraising, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Location:                          London, SW1V 1RB Reports To:                      Chief Executive Salary:                               circa £80,000 + pension (more for an exceptional candidate) The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Our ambition is for every young person aged 14 to 24 to have the opportunity to participate in the Award. Through participating in the Gold, Silver or Bronze Award, young people develop the skills, confidence and life experience needed to face the challenges of adulthood. The Award is accessible to young people from all walks of life, including those with disabilities or from underprivileged backgrounds, and we work closely with schools, colleges, youth groups and young offender institutions, involving a network of over 50,000 volunteers, to deliver The Award. In the last year we have been celebrating our Diamond Anniversary. This has been a hugely successful time for us, and our amazing supporters have helped us deliver the most successful year on record. We are delighted to say that we have an additional 13,000 people engaged with fundraising for the organisation, and our fundraising has never been in such a strong place. Our Director of Fundraising is relocating from London in early 2017, and we are keen to find […]