3rd November 2014

Director of Education Quality and Standards, Kent County Council

£91,800 – £109,109 Free to Lead, Promote, Improve Do you have a passion for school improvement? Raising attainment in education and improving the life chances of our children and young people are of paramount importance to Kent County Council. As Director of Education Quality and Standards, you will have the opportunity to work in partnership with early years settings, schools, academies, FE colleges and other providers to ensure that every child and young person in Kent receives their educational entitlement. You will also be responsible for championing the needs of vulnerable learners and your drive for promoting high standards in 0 -19 settings will be vital to your success in the role. Additionally, you will have the responsibility to deliver real improvements in education and skills provision for 0 – 24 year olds around their needs and those of the Kent economy. Reporting directly to the Corporate Director of Education and Young People’s Services, you will be part of the Directorate’s senior management team that includes the Director of Education Planning and Access, Director of Early Help and Preventative Services, the Director of School Resources and other senior officers. If you would like to be part of the team that […]
3rd November 2014

Director of Skills Development, Relate

£70K, flexible location Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, helping over a million people a year. Good quality relationships are good for us and evidence shows that we live happier, longer and more prosperous lives when we have people to share them with. From a solid foundation Relate is in the process of transformation to ensure it can be responsive, inclusive, accessible, viable and sustainable into the future through keeping pace with, and ahead of, changing needs and operating contexts.  In addition to face to face counselling, therapy and mediation, there are huge opportunities to develop new services and to change the way in which we deliver our services through the development of digital services and channels.  The new role of Director of Skills Development will play a key part in supporting our transformation with a particular focus on the growth and development of the relationship support workforce (to deliver existing and new services in traditional and new ways) and developing the income generation prospects of learning and development across our organisation. To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience of developing workforce strategy and leading culture change, ideally in a related field (further/higher […]
3rd November 2014

Chief Executive, Services for Independent Living

C£45,000 Leominster, Herefordshire Established in 1996, Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a service user and family carer led charity, with a strong reputation for providing high quality personalised support services that enable disabled and older people to live independent lives in their own homes. Our main focus is on providing services in Herefordshire and South East Wales, and we support people with learning difficulties, physical impairments, dementia, mental health issues, as well as older people and family carers. Our strength is in creating carefully structured services with people to meet their individual needs, and maximising service users’ independence by developing their skills, knowledge and confidence. We believe that everyone has the ability to exercise choice and control over their own lives, and our vision, that ‘Disabled people, older people and family carers are equally valued members of our society’ informs the design and delivery of all our services. We are at a pivotal stage: with an ageing population the size of SIL’s market is growing, but we are in an increasingly complex and competitive market. We are now looking for our next Chief Executive who has the ability to take the organisation forward in the challenging times ahead.  We […]
27th October 2014

Trustee roles, Children’s Food Trust

Un-remunerated / Sheffield The Children’s Food Trust is the national charity protecting every child’s right to eat better and, so, to do better; at school, at home and beyond. Our vision is that all children should have the balanced diet, cooking skills and food education they need for good health and to reach their potential. We are tenacious and passionate in the pursuit of our vision. We always base our policy and programmes on the best scientific evidence. We listen carefully before we speak, and take pride in building our reputation as the experts in children’s food. We are a national organisation, which operates locally through a team of regionally based staff and this means we can both influence national agendas and deliver programmes well at a local level. Building a firm position as the experts in children’s food and nutrition, and operating in a complex and changing environment we are about to launch our new strategy. This will see us extend our reach (alone and in partnership), broaden into new markets,  secure new income streams through our newly established trading company and other sources, and to influence and inform this policy agenda. To enable us to do this we […]
15th October 2014

Chief Executive, Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Salary: up £90,000 total package + contribution to relocation costs Location: Isle of Wight   The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is a highly regarded independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Isle of Wight community. Building on the foundations of more than 30 years, we support and care for people with life-shortening illnesses and their families and carers. Our core services include a 14 bed in patient facility, Hospice at Home and the recently opened John Cheverton Centre which provides a range of day services, therapies, support and information for patients and their families.   We are currently looking to recruit a Chief Executive who embodies the values of the hospice movement, understands the future challenges ahead and is passionate about people. They will want to work closely with the Board of Trustees and executive directors to develop and deliver services which ensure we reach more people; effectively meet the needs of people effected by death and bereavement and ensure we are sustainable for future generations.  We want to remain the Island’s lead provider of palliative care and the Chief Executive will ensure we stay true to our values and strategic aims. It is important to us that the Chief Executive […]
13th October 2014

Development Director, The Ireland Fund of Great Britain

Salary:  Competitive The Ireland Fund of Great Britain is seeking a new Development Director to spearhead fundraising efforts in the UK. It is an exciting time for the IFGB as we embark on a period of expansion and rejuvenation. The end of the Forgotten Irish campaign has brought about a re-launch of our identity, mission and values. We aim to expand our awareness and focus on our core objective of fundraising. With c. 10% of the UK population claiming an Irish Grandparent and one quarter claiming Irish ancestry or some other form of Irish ancestry or connection, the IFGB can relate to a massive potential donor-base. We retain a lot of goodwill in the Irish community in the UK which can be cultivated and harvested. It is an exciting time to be Irish in the UK with a vast number of Irish excelling across various industries and sectors. We recently launched the UK chapter of the Young Leaders Programme to drive and build our donor-base of tomorrow and were greeted by a great response with over 100 at our first event. Our 12th annual Winter Ball continues to be a great draw, with over 300 guests and the last three […]
30th September 2014

Chief Executive, ACROSS

Salary – £60-70K London based ACROSS is a charity providing transport and support to enable those with special care needs to go on pilgrimages to Lourdes. Our travellers whom are sick and disabled (whom we call VIPs) are taken to Lourdes, accompanied by a doctor, nurses, a priest and helpers by Jumbulance:  a unique vehicle adapted to provide specialist transport with care and comfort.  Priority is given to those in terminal illness, those with progressive diseases and those whose medical conditions make it impossible or impractical to use conventional means of transport. Our aim is to enable people to participate in a spiritual experience, while also enjoying holiday activities in the company of others. Our transport is unique and so is our service; our pilgrimage’s are open to anyone and the special shared experience people enjoy sets us apart. Looking ahead to the next stage of our development and having recently relocated our head office to East London we are now seeking our first Chief Executive who can help us professionalise our operations and  realise our future aims. We want to deliver an ambitious five year plan where we intend to double the number of people travelling with us, build […]
29th September 2014

Deputy Head of Data and Business Intelligence, University of Birmingham

Salary: £38,511 – £45,954 Are you a leading and recognised research professional with the ability to influence strategy? We’re looking for someone with a strong track record of managing prospect pipelines, corporate relationship portfolio management or similar to join our team.  With evidence of tailoring research procedures, knowledge of the political and business environment of the UK and overseas and an ability to work with senior management, you’ll be passionate about the role philanthropy and business engagement can play within Higher Education. The University is entering the final year of its £160m Circles of Influence Campaign and thanks to incredible support from alumni and friends, philanthropy has once again changed the face of our University. From the newly built Bramall Music Building which completed our Founder’s vision for our redbrick University campus, to life-changing Prostate Cancer trials, our Campaign has been diverse and impacted on all elements of University life. With just one year to go this is your chance to join us, make your mark on our University and help us garner support for more amazing projects. Alongside raising philanthropic funds, in 2012 we merged with the Business Engagement team who bring together academic and corporate partners to support […]