28th November 2013

Project Co-ordinator, Peridot Partners Ltd Permanent

Full-Time Covent Garden £22,000 About Peridot Partners Since September 2009 we have established an excellent reputation for bespoke high quality services through close working relationships with our clients. These relationships are based on integrity, our ability to really listen to their needs, and to understand their aspirations. Our services include executive search, interim management and board consulting for charity, public sector and educational organisations; our clients include some of the best universities in the world, the largest charities and some of the most innovative local authorities in the UK. We currently have 12 permanent staff and continue to grow organically, due mainly to the demand from our current clients who want our people to do more and more for them.  We also have increasing numbers of new clients who come to us mainly through recommendations. We are confident in our ability to make every client feel like they are our  only client through designing bespoke services and our unerring customer focus. We don’t have a standard service offer or a fixed pricing mechanism; to us it’s more important to be  able to  provide exactly what is required.  We are truly unconstrained by the typical recruitment process –imagine working with that […]
19th November 2013

External Trustee and Independent Directors of UNU Services Ltd

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 currently have around 34,000 members and 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. UNU Services is the trading arm of UoNSU, through which we provide our retail services and social activities. With turnover in […]
18th November 2013

External Trustees – University of Derby Students’ Union

The University of Derby Students’ Union (UDSU) is a registered charity striving to make life better for around 20,000 higher and further education students studying at the University of Derby and Buxton College.   We have a staff team of c40 permanent staff and 20 part-time student staff, and a budget to spend of circa £800,000 from the university Block-Grant, commercial income and external fundraising. We are a wonderfully diverse organisation with the age range of students from 14 to over 70.  Over two-thirds of our student population are from Derby or neighbouring counties and currently 34% students are mature classified as mature.  This presents interesting opportunities and challenges for student engagement. UDSU is a genuinely open and friendly place to work. Relationships between staff, elected officers and volunteers are positive and we are a cohesive and supportive team. We are particularly proud of our excellent relationship with The University of Derby and as a result the student voice and participation in university decision making is exceptional.  We have an approach to co-producing the student experience and influencing everything from facilities to academic quality that is quite outstanding. This is not a standard Trustee role.  Just turning up to meetings and reading […]
13th November 2013

Chief Executive, Action for Blind People

Salary c£100k plus London allowance Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing expert practical help and support to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages. With a turnover of £21m and a staff team of 600, Action works with some 30,000 blind and partially-sighted people every year. We work with these individuals in many aspects of their lives and help them to find the right opportunities they need to live independently. Our services range from technology and employment advice, through to Actionnaires clubs offering a range of activities to blind and partially-sighted children, and our Vision hotels. Blind and partially-sighted people are and will always be at the heart of everything we do, and Action is committed to the principle of co-production – seeking our customers’ views to inform and influence the way we design and deliver our services. Action has been part of the RNIB Group since 2009, and this collaboration with RNIB enables us to provide a unique combination of complementary strengths and complementary expertise to help an ever increasing number of people with sight loss. We also have a strong network of partners with whom we work to provide services beyond our […]
8th November 2013

Director of Fundraising, Mencap

Salary: Excellent Location:  London EC1 We are the largest learning disability charity in the UK and a powerful voice for those with learning disability, their families and carers. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life. To achieve this mission we campaign, lobby and deliver amazing services helping thousands of people with a learning disability, along with their families and carers. The last year has seen significant change throughout our charity. We have restructured our regional services and revised our set of campaigning priorities. We have also devised a clear direction for our service provision so we have never been better placed to develop our fundraising contribution. We realise that we have not always got this right in the past, but learning from that we are ready to develop our fundraising function and leverage the organisational changes to create a new future.  We realise this will be challenging, and we can’t do it without outstanding leadership. That’s where you come in.  We have some fantastic opportunities ahead, backed by an appetite for growth and […]
6th November 2013

Deputy Director of Development (Operations), The Institute of Cancer Research

Salary: Competitive Location: Chelsea Permanent, Full-time The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Scientists and clinicians at the ICR are working every day to make a real impact on cancer patients’ lives. Today, we are ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre, and lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted cancer drugs. The ICR’s unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together the two organisations are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. As a college of the University of London, the ICR also provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction. It has charitable status and relies on support from partner organisations, charities and the general public. We are now seeking a Deputy Director of Development (Operations) to take on a leadership role working to facilitate all office functions, with the gravitas to work closely with academic stakeholders. You will have superb operational management skills to facilitate leading a thriving fundraising team to achieve the next phase […]
6th November 2013

Head of Service- Learning and Achievement, Warwickshire County Council

Salary £79,174 – 87,091 In the Learning and Achievement department we aim to be the ‘champion of the learner’, and are committed to supporting the county’s young people to help them achieve the necessary skills and qualifications to improve their future job prospects, and meet their ambitions. As such we are now  seeking a Head of Service for Learning and Achievement to drive forward our results, and encourage and enable Teachers and Head Teachers to strive for the highest success. ‘Collaborative Working’ is a key focus within Warwickshire County Council and you will lead in setting up a sub-regional arrangement of  partnership working with neighbouring authorities. You will work closely with the other Heads of Service across the organisation and contribute by providing your leadership across all services, where required. You will have a proven record of bringing people together and be able to demonstrate how you successfully engage Head Teachers with your ideas, promote shared best practice and deliver agreed outcomes. This Learning and Achievement post will allow you to see a real difference as you embed new agendas within councils and schools. Warwickshire County Council is keen to work with individuals who can bring new, innovative strategies and […]
6th November 2013

Principal Social Worker, Warwickshire County Council

Salary £79,174 – 87,091 What does good look like?  Warwickshire intends to find out and we are creating a new and exciting opportunity for a qualified social work manager to lead us to professional excellence.  The council aims to keep communities safe and able to be independent for longer, and our part in the People group is to ensure best practice in delivering personalized services across all ages, targeted and early enough to be effective, working with cohesive communities and diverse markets, and integrated wherever it makes sense to do so.  All of which to be supported and facilitated by strong evidence base and professional discipline. We are looking for a confident experienced professional manager to quality assure our best practice, process, guidance and audit.  You will be the voice of the professional and front line service, and lead for us on sector led improvement and accountability. You will be a collaborative leader, skilled in bringing others with you in your quest for achieving excellence and creative and innovative in finding solutions. Warwickshire is keen to work with high achieving individuals who can bring new ideas and constructive change to ensure success For more information and details on how to apply, please go to http://peridotportal.co.uk/warwickshire