9th August 2016

Development Director, The Ulysses Trust

Salary: £50,000 – £60,000 Location: London or Home Based The Ulysses Trust was established in 1992 and supports individual and organisational development by providing financial assistance and advice to adventurous expeditions carried out by members of the United Kingdom’s Volunteer Reserve and Cadet Forces. Our work invests in the development of young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and we are the only charity dedicated to supporting the development of reservists and cadets through both challenge and adventure. We are keen to reach more young people at crucial stages of their lives. To achieve this aim, we are seeking to appoint a new full time Development Director to increase our level of voluntary income and therefore broaden our reach. Be challenged We are seeking to recruit an experienced professional fundraiser with a track record of securing donations from trusts, major donors and, if possible, corporate partnerships. We are not a military charity, but we will need someone comfortable with stakeholder engagement, including working closely with high profile figures who may have served in various armed forces. You will lead and deliver our ambitious strategy to increase engagement with our supporters, and will have the full support of an engaged and […]
1st August 2016

Chief Operating Officer, Orchid Project

Vauxhall, London £44,000 – £48,000 Reports to: Chief Executive Officer & Founder Line reports: 4 direct Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting – something we believe is entirely possible. To achieve this we advocate to ensure stakeholders resource and prioritise an end to FGC, communicate the potential to end FGC within a generation and partner with organisations that deliver a sustainable, proven end to FGC. Our funding comes from a range of different sources including trusts & foundations, major donors and international supporter groups. We are looking to increase this income, as well as our impact Be inspired To continue our growth, we need to recruit a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to take responsibility for delivering our strategic plan. Reporting to our Chief Executive Officer, the role leads our fundraising, finance and HR functions, and has an overview of our programmes and communications. This role is a fantastic opportunity for an existing COO, or indeed someone looking to step up into a role of this nature for the first time. To perform this role you will need experience of finance and income generation. This is a broad role, and we’re aware that there […]
1st August 2016

Head of Major Gifts, UnLtd

Location: Clerkenwell, London Reports to: CEO Salary: £46,591 – £55,260 + pension contribution We are UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. We identify and support driven, talented and passionate individuals who are addressing key issues facing our society. These issues range from creating livelihoods for people with autism to health and wellbeing classes for residents of care homes. Since its inception in 2002, UnLtd has made over 13,000 awards providing our social entrepreneurs with funding, advice, training and networks. Be challenged We develop and maintain excellent relationships with our donors, and already benefit from a number of very successful income streams.  However, we do not currently have a major gifts function and are now looking for an experienced and driven fundraising leader to set this up with the CEO, building on excellent foundations with a message that is compelling for a high net worth audience. Our connections in this space are very strong, and this is a fantastic opportunity to build another highly successful income stream for UnLtd. The role This high profile role has responsibility for creating and implementing our major gifts strategy, focusing on securing gifts at five and six figure level. Reporting to the CEO, and working […]
18th July 2016

Chair of Board of Trustees, Vista

Un-remunerated Leicester Established over 150 years ago Vista is a progressive and award winning charity providing a range of services to support blind and partially sighted adults and children in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. As well as rehabilitation, residential homes, social groups & befriending services, Vista provides specialist services for people with learning disabilities, dementia and dual sensory impairment. We have grown considerably over the past few years and are now the largest and fastest growing sight loss charity in the UK. With 250 staff and 300 volunteers we are all highly committed to continue to improve and extend the reach of our services, with the ultimate aim of enabling people to regain their independence and live fulfilling lives. Our aim is to continue to develop and we have ambitious plans for the future. To enable us to realise these plans we’re now looking for a capable successor to our outgoing Chair, Sue Disley whose term is coming to an end. You will be joining us at an exciting time where there is opportunity to contribute your considerable expertise and skills to a number of new strategic initiatives which will help us deliver more and better support to our beneficiaries. […]
11th July 2016

External Trustees x2, University of Nottingham Students’ Union

Location: Nottingham Voluntary role: Unremunerated At the University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU), our students lie right at the heart of what we do. The Union not only represents and supports students throughout their time at university, but we help them to enjoy themselves, as well as build skills and experience, by offering a diverse range of events, sports clubs, societies and activities. Our Student Advice Centre helps students with concerns about academic, legal, financial and personal problems and we finance societies, sports, a magazine, a theatre company, and even radio and TV stations. We are one of the largest universities in the country with around 34,000 members and over 150 nationalities. Our student-elected Officers act as figureheads for the diverse areas of student life, from education and welfare to sports and activities. In our retail outlets and across the Union we employ over two hundred staff, around half of which are students. In 2010 we attained charitable status, and as a charitable organisation we have a Board of Trustees who oversee the decisions to ensure that we are organised effectively and efficiently and most importantly accountable for what we do and how we spend our income. The External Trustee has a very […]
1st July 2016

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Quarrying

Location: Nottingham, UK Salary: c£75,000, depending on experience + Bonus, Car and other benefits The Institute of Quarrying is the international professional body for quarrying, construction materials and the related extractive and processing industries, with over 5,000 members in some 50 countries of the world.  Membership is open to individuals, rather than companies, and the Institute’s long-term objective is to promote progressive improvements in all aspects of operational performance through the medium of education and training. This is a very exciting time in the Institute’s development as we head towards a year of celebration, as we reach our 100th anniversary in 2017.  Having emerged from a period of transformational change, we’re now looking for a new Chief Executive Officer to help us shape our future and realise the many opportunities that lie ahead. Our vision is to be the compelling, attractive and relevant professional body at the heart of a vibrant, world class industry and so we’re looking for a key player that can help us bring that to fruition. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the successful leadership and running of the Institute on behalf of the Board of Trustees, ensuring a balance between day-to-day management of […]
27th June 2016

Chief Executive, Oxford University Student Union (OUSU)

Salary: £50-£55K depending on experience  Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) is the representative body for all students at the University of Oxford.  As a student-lead charity we exist to represent, support and enhance the lives of the 22,000 students at the University. We offer advice; we provide training for students leading student representative bodies within Colleges, as well as to those involved in campaigning; we co-ordinate the Freshers’ Fair; and we run student media: the student newspaper – The Oxford Student and Oxford’s only student radio – Oxide.  And, of course, we actively represent our students within the University. We are a developing organisation with huge potential and ambition for further growth.  Over the past two years we have strengthened our relationship with the University, reviewed our democratic structures, and developed greater connectivity between our teams.  While we face challenges around ensuring effective engagement with our students, the building blocks are now in place to expand our reach and engagement, and to increase the scope and range of our services. We are determined to provide the best possible student experience for our members across all Oxford’s Colleges and Halls. We are now seeking a Chief Executive who will support our […]
22nd June 2016

Chair Of Board Of Trustees, Makaton

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire Voluntary role: Unremunerated Every day The Makaton Charity, a national charity that develops and champions ‘Makaton’, the UK’s leading language programme, is transforming lives by breaking down the isolation people feel when they can’t speak. Its purpose is to give everyone a voice and ‘Makaton’ is used as the main way to communicate by over 100,000 children and adults with communication difficulties. The charity has 13 paid staff and revenues of over £1m earning around 95% of its revenue from sales of its training manuals, products and publications and IP licences. Makaton training is currently delivered through a network of 1,100 tutors and trainers (licensed by the charity) as live training. The future is likely to see Makaton products and services also delivered direct to users via digital channels. Like many small charities The Makaton Charity has punched above its weight for many years, but our current resources and capacity are limiting our ability to reach the many more people who could benefit from using Makaton. We are also responding to the reduction in spending from our traditional customers because of cutbacks in budgets within the public sector by transforming our organisation to adapt to a new future. This means finding alternative ways to increase revenue, balancing our costs […]