17th October 2016

Director of Corporate Services, Carers Trust

Salary: £66,065 per annum (plus London weighting allowance of £3k per annum if a Central London office base is agreed).  Contract: Permanent 35 hours a week Location:  Flexible (Home or one of Carers Trust offices) Reports to: CEO Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. Our vision is that unpaid carers count and can access the help they need to live their lives.  Our mission is to identify, support and involve the UK’s unpaid carers through the provision of action, help and advice. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. We do this with a UK wide network of quality assured independent partners, through our unique online services and through the provision of grants to help carers get the extra help they need to live their own lives. With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in their homes through the provision of replacement care, and in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. The last […]
14th October 2016

Head of Representation & Democracy, Kent Union

Salary £31,000 – £33,344 annum 35 hours per week Generous Pension & Benefits Kent Union is a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11 million turnover, 500 employees and 2,800+ volunteers. We achieved Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first students’ union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 7 years, placed 25th for 2016. The Representation and Democracy Department is fundamental to Kent Union, giving our members a voice in the University, their local community and nationally. We represent their interests and campaign on important issues both with and for them. The department has had significant change over the last two years with the implementation of a new democratic system in 2015 that sits at the base of our policy formation. On the back of a review of our representation structures and academic rep programme in 2015, we negotiated funding to expand the […]
10th October 2016

Governors, Coventry University

Coventry University is a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and with a real focus on research with impact. We were awarded University of the Year at the 2015 Times Higher Education awards and Modern University of the Year for three years running. Building on our considerable success in recent years we have increasingly ambitious and aggressive expansion plans for the future. We are particularly proud of the levels of our student engagement and attainment, and of the rich diversity of our student body. We have multiple campus locations in Coventry, London and Scarborough, which cater for different people, with different educational needs. So no matter where a person may be in life, there are still opportunities for them to make a positive change with Coventry University. The Board of Governors carries responsibility for ensuring the effective management of the University and for planning its future development. It is made up of individuals drawn from outside the University with experience predominantly in the areas of business, industry and commerce. Given our ambition, we are seeking Governors who bring credibility in the Board rooms across their industry sectors. Our Governors are critical in […]
4th October 2016

Chair of the Board, Coventry University Social Enterprise

Coventry University Social Enterprise (CUSE) champions the social enterprise capacity of all students, staff and alumni at Coventry University. Currently CUSE has 6 staff and supports 18 social enterprises that have been set up by staff, students and alumni. These span a range of disciplines from fashion to child protection and each is making a successful contribution to society. Coventry University is striving to create a climate that supports people to get enterprise ideas off the ground, and as such has developed a network of around 50 champions throughout the university who are promoting engagement with social enterprise. CUSE is also working across Coventry, through a new City Forum that it has set up with the aim of Coventry gaining recognition as a social enterprise city. CUSE has moved beyond its initial start-up phase and is now working towards self-sustainability as it builds a suite of services for start-ups. Growth and long-term sustainability are the main focus for CUSE now, as is building the Board and its capacity to support CUSE’s development. In recruiting a Chair we are looking for somebody who can build an effective Board and advocate both for CUSE within the University, and externally across the wider […]
3rd October 2016

Chief Executive, Rose Road Association

Location: Southampton Salary: c£70,000 We are looking for an inspirational leader to take Rose Road onto the next stage of its journey to support and empower disabled children and young people with multiple and complex needs in Hampshire and beyond. We are an established charity (c£3m income) with a reputation for providing compassionate, high quality person-centred care. We work closely with children, young people and their families to provide holistic care, offering services which include respite care; outreach provided in the community and in individual’s homes; playschemes; and advice, support and guidance to parents seeking to navigate the complicated health, social care and special educational needs environment. In an ever more complex and challenging landscape, we need a new Chief Executive who will work with our trustees, staff, children and young people and their families to respond to these challenges and transform Rose Road: to shape our future plans, innovate, optimise our performance, and deliver sustainable growth. We need a strategic leader from a person-centred health or social care environment with a track record in service delivery and development, and a strong performance management focus: able to ensure we have the appropriate systems and procedures to measure and demonstrate the […]
28th September 2016

Head of Membership, Association for Project Management (APM)

Location: Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire Salary: c£60k, depending on experience, plus Bonus potential of up to additional £20k The award-winning Association for Project Management (APM) is a registered educational charity with over 23,000 individual and 600 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. The APM is committed to developing and promoting a professional approach to project management through our broad offering of professional membership, qualifications, publications, resources, research and events. Our 2020 vision for the profession is ambitious, challenging and radical. Above all, it reflects what society expects: A world in which all projects succeed. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, the Head of Membership will bring new thinking and approaches to delivering the required levels of membership growth for both Individuals and Corporates.  The Head of Membership will lead a membership team of 8 to maximise the take up of products and services with both existing and new members in order to exceed current growth plans.  Working with colleagues across the organisation the Head of Membership will ensure that the value proposition is maintained and enhanced in order to attract a broader group of members and a compelling offer to our training partners and […]
26th September 2016

Business Manager, Peridot Partners

Basic salary: £40,000 + generous bonus structure and six-figure earning potential. Based anywhere in the UK although you will be expected to work with the team in London at least 2 days per week. Located alongside Kings Cross Station we spend most of our time recruiting people for leadership roles, both executive and non-executive, and helping boards of trustees to become more effective through our diagnostic reviews and consulting solutions. In our seventh year of trading we have never been in a better position financially and with a platform to grow further. We have close associations to ACEVO, the membership body for Chief Executives in the charity sector, the NUS, and very strong relationships with a range of charitable, social enterprise and educational organisations who continue to use our services and recommend us to others. We have a core team of ten people, with four of us holding a share in the business and our other staff deeply embedded and committed to our culture and values. We are also complemented by trusted associates and advisors. So what does growth mean to us and what are we looking for? Our growth is carefully planned because we are committed to preserving our culture and values. As a […]
16th September 2016

Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee, Kent Union

Kent Union is the representative body for students of the University of Kent and provides wide-ranging services for its members at campuses across Kent and on the Continent. We are a registered Charity, with annual revenues in excess of £11 million, 600 staff, 2,500 volunteers and services including a nightclub and a nursery, employment agency and retail outlets, a welfare advice centre, volunteering opportunities and a wide range of student activities. Included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For on six occasions including in 2015, we believe we are one of the best students’ unions in the UK and one of the best UK charities to work for. We are often referred to as an example of good governance practice in the charity sector and continually seek improvements and efficiencies. We have five Boards, including our main Board of Trustees, five Committees, a trading company, a jointly owned not-for-profit company and a partnership project with another charity; we also have lots of students and young people on our Board, Committees and in leadership roles, including the Chair of our main Board who is elected each year by and from our student members. We are seeking an External […]